Browsing All posts tagged under »civil rights«

The Right to Be White

March 8, 2021

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Throughout the Trump administration, Life in the Boomer Lane couldn’t make sense of what appeared to be groups of polar opposites who both thought that Trump was oh-so-swell-in-every-way. There were the educated, middle and upper middle class professionals who invested in the stock market, dutifully paid taxes, sometimes played golf and belonged to country clubs […]

When the We is More Important Than the Me

July 19, 2020

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A couple years ago, I was at the gate for my flight when I spotted who I believed to be John Lewis, seated at the same gate. I immediately strode over to him, put my hand out and said, “Mr Lewis, it is a true honor to meet you.” The man in question smiled and […]

The Women’s March on Washington 1/21/17

January 16, 2017

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  My parents were Eastern European Jews, who came here in the years between WWI and WWII. When people hear this, most will say, “Well, luckily, they weren’t in Europe during the Nazis’ time.” That is correct. But, while they escaped Nazism, they lived the brutality that preceded it. They lived the massacres of the┬ápogroms, […]