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Writing Our American Story

pinenee Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 12:21 AM
Who, You are a "white person" right? When I was about 11 years old. I heard a Joan Crawford movie character say this line. "I am free, "white" and 21" though I have black skin, I always been free, "white, and 21. Some 40 years ago American "white women" told the world "I am free, "white , and 21". Man, American white women declared themselves "free, "white" and 21", unthinkable, wow. When Americans allow politicians to define and describe who, great harm is done. Ms. Cushman neither Pres. Obama or Sen, Rubio can define my "Iam free, "white , and 21..

Stories are important not as simple entertainment, but also as education and indoctrination. What we believe happened in the past and the stories we highlight shade our present and influence our future. The best stories not only have a moral, where good triumphs over evil, but engage us intellectually and also emotionally.

This past Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address for his second term on the floor of the House of Representatives. In attendance were Supreme Court justices, military generals, Cabinet officers, senators, congressmen and guests — but Obama was not talking to the...