I‘ve known Susan, the White woman at the heart of a Montclair racial controversy that went viral, for 21 years — and I have some good things to say about her.

Montclair — home of White privilege or ordinary neighbor bristling? Photo from HERE.
An old tulip tree fell through our roof in a freak windstorm one Saturday night in March 2010. We had to move out for eight months while the house was rebuilt. Photo by friend and former next-door neighbor Patsy Manning. Fate put us together as neighbors, but friendship glued our bond. Patsy and her family are still dear to us, even though they moved to Colorado.

Magazine maven, craft coffee lover, legal guardian. Passionate about fashion and lipstick — though it may not look that way when I dash to the supermarket.

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