Hello, Leslie. The Cut piece was well-written and well-reported, engaging. Detailed. No question there. Thanks for sharing the link in your response. Allison P. Davis did a great job reporting the story about the incident involving Norrinda Brown Hayat and Fareed Hayat. I know Ms. Davis tried to reach Susan but Susan did not reply — I know that only because I read that in the article. (I have not been in touch with Susan for quite a while.) My point was simply to show another side of the person not represented in the piece. I continue to contemplate any racist motivations on my part for posting the piece, but have become much more aware of White privilege in this conversation on this platform. And I believe that is important in 2021. We can’t wait for books to be published. We have to discuss things in the moment. Thanks. Best, Alice

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