I would have loved to have been in that room and listened to you own that man.

Btw, having moved from Ohio to Alabama as a child, I can absolutely attest to everything you say about racist attitudes in the Land of Dixie. Not saying Ohio isn’t racist. We all know it is. But the people I met in Alabama were so damn blatant and outspoken about it.

I mean, when it’s just us White folks talking, dayum. The shit you hear is over the fucking top.

I can’t even write about it fairly, because the language I’d have to use would get me checked.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com