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Mon May 31, 2021, 10:21 PM

12. My comment is slightly off-topic . . . but not by much . . .

Today I was watching Lawrence O'Donnell. He was addressing the current recognition being given to the Tulsa Massacre of 1921.

One of his guests was a guy named Tim Miller who . . . as best I can tell . . . is a hard-core Republican, though he is very much anti-Trump. According to Wikipedia he graduated from high school in 2000, which would make him 40, more or less. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Miller_(political_strategist)

Miller made a statement that left me with my mouth hanging open -- he said (as best I recall): "I am well-educated but up until now I never heard of the Tulsa massacre and until a few days ago I had never heard of the Birmingham church bombing."

I damn near fell out of my chair.

Of course, I'm an old guy (76), born and reared in Mississippi, I was a college student in Alabama in the 1960's and I recall clearly:
-- Birmingham church bombing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Baptist_Church_bombing
-- Schwerner-Chaney-Goodman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders_of_Chaney,_Goodman,_and_Schwerner
-- Emmett Till https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmett_Till
-- Burning of freedom rider bus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Riders
-- and dozens of other events that everyone should know.






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