I have a very extended family. When we first got married my husband gave up trying to remember second cousins, cousins once and twice removed, cousins-in-law, etc., etc. and called them all my ‘step-neighbors-in-law.” While most of my relatives are from European ancestry like me, I also have step-neighbors-in-law who are African-American, Japanese, Latino, and…

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In Sunday School most kids learn the song about how Jesus loves all the little children of the world. The lyrics help to teach kids not to be prejudiced against others because of their race. But part of the song, while well meaning, is inaccurate. Humans are not really red, yellow, black and white. Native…

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When I was a kid, way back in the 1940s and ‘50s, Kids could just go out and play. We weren’t allowed to leave our neighborhood without permission from parents, but no adults watched us while we played. We were free to use our imaginations and spent most of our time doing that. The boys…

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I grew up in a semi-rural county in the San Francisco Bay Area, Everyone in our small town was white except for one Chinese family whose daughter was my friend in school. I assumed most other Chinese people lived in the San Francisco Chinatown because they wanted to be with other people like themselves. And…

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I’m having technical problems and can’t access any of my e-mail accounts. None of ny passwords will work. Hope I can get those problems solved and be back on the internet soon.

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I wonder who took the video of that police officer kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck. Whoever it was, he couldn’t have known what a huge difference it would make. Of course he probably intended to share it on the internet and hoped it would get that officer in trouble, but he couldn’t have guessed it…

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