Past and Present

I live in East Texas.  My father lives three miles away.

To get to his house from my house I turn left on Robert E Lee Drive, left on Jefferson Davis Drive, continue past Jeb Stuart Circle, and take a right on Shiloh; a Confederate general, a Confederate politician, another Confederate general, and a Civil War battle.

He lives about a mile from Robert E. Lee High School, built the year after the Brown vs. The Board of Education decision that integrated schools.

I can understand why a Black person wouldn’t feel particularly welcomed here.

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