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Your grandmother is so old...

Date: 2016-May-13           Author: Barry Shatzman

As of today, there are no Americans who were born in the 19th century. The last remaining one has died.

Sure it brought a tear to my eye because it made me think of my grandparents who were born in the 1890s. But that's hardly a reason for me to be telling you about it.

This is.. one line in the story... "Her grandparents were slaves"

Think about your grandparents. That's how close we still are to the time when people in OUR country were legally slaves. If you're even just a few years older than me, you grew up with Jim Crow Sr.

This is not our distant past. This is yesterday. So why do some people wanna argue we should be over it?

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