Hi Claysin3--Thank you for being part of this convesation. I am honestly trying to grasp the issue and I do not support racism or White supremacy.

I am glad you posted this:

"To be Black in America is to be CONSTANTLY questioned about our right to exist in mostly white spaces - like a Starbucks or our own apartment building or while driving our own cars. White supremacy is built on the idea that whites have the right to question blacks about anything, anytime, anywhere. While you are reading Marley K., let that thought sink in."

You're right, that is something I cannot understand since I do not experience it, though I do try to envision how mean and cold and heartless and lawless it would feel. As a mother, I think often of the Black mothers who worry about their sons going out wearing a hoodie....

The young man driving on the Garden State Parkway in early June--Maurice Gordon, 28, of Poughkeepsie--stopped for speeding and then fatally shot by a state trooper....that was so horrible. Even though I'm a White person, I took it to heart.

There is so much farther to go for racial equality. But don't you agree that Blacks and Whites have to work together to change the injustices? Books, and Black people, and White people, should not be judged by their covers.

Sincerely, Alice

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