I was taught ages ago (I will NOT be defining the term ages) but as a young person, I grew up in a world that the mere color of your skin determined where you could and could not go. I did not question, it was the world I grew up in. As a teenager I moved from a small rural southern town to Miami. It was a different world, and I was in shock. Desegregation MEANT desegregation! My new school was a 50/50 mix. I met and learned I was not different or better. It was not just skin color but ethnicity, too! The Cuban crisis was still “fresh” and I was introduced to a new culture and language too! All of it was different, scary, and wonderful at the same time.
So when you call me a bleeding heart leftist liberal, I can only respond that it has nothing to do with politics, it is life experience. And I want my life and my legacy to be about amazing life experiences and love…..(never fear and hate) Love…even when it hurts.
"For What it is Worth" Buffalo Springfield