Thanksgiving Is Ruined

The Personal is Political. The Political is Personal.

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November 04, 2008
it may well be beyond

from Alice Walker's "Lest We Forget: An Open Letter to My Sisters":
Imagine, if he wins the presidency we will have not one but three black women in the White House; one tall, two somewhat shorter; none of them carrying the washing in and out of the back door.

The bottom line for most of us is: With whom do we have a better chance of surviving the madness and fear we are presently enduring, and with whom do we wish to set off on a journey of new possibility? . . .

Even if Obama becomes president, our country is in such ruin it may well be beyond his power to lead us toward rehabilitation. If he is elected however, we must, individually and collectively, as citizens of the planet, insist on helping him do the best job that can be done; more, we must insist that he demand this of us.

The letter appears in the current issue of The Black Scholar,    vol. 38, no. 1, pretty much every page of which we found interesting reading, several weeks back.

The journal is slow to update its website with the newest issue. However, we're happy to discover that Walker's letter appears in its entirety at The,    here, with some terrific comments.