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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #31)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 10:37 PM

37. Honestly, I can't think of a better word.

Language so often gets in the way of communication. I understand why the word can be off-putting. But I can't think of a better way to communicate this. I had the luxury of being only peripherally aware of this thing that we're talking about -- allow me to call it privilege for now -- for the greater part of my life. It is the *absence* of this quality in my granddaughter's life that has so poignantly underlined, for me, the pernicious, never-ending, forever-grinding, soul-crushing nature of it. And no part of it has anything to do with who she is or what she does. It is about the skin she's in. I share lumberjack jeff's desire to confront this head on and to achieve something better. Today, though, the best that I hope for is an understanding that it is.

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