Quote of the day
"For as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on earth is my story even possible."
Perhaps the words echo because I am a naturalized American, and I came here, like many others, seeking relief from Britain's subtle barriers of religion and class, and possibility broader than in Europe's confines.
Perhaps they resonate because, having South African parents, I spent part of my childhood in the land of apartheid, and so absorbed as an infant the humiliation of racial segregation, the fear and anger that are the harvest of hurt - just as they are in Obama's words, "the brutal legacy of slavery and Jim Crow." Roger Cohen in the New York Times
A year ago at Mining Nuggets: Happy Halloween