Dear Mr. Police Officer(s)…

100_0483My teen-aged son and I will be traveling by car from PA to NC today, and as fate would have it: we are both Black. We’re O.K. with that. We hope you are too.

There are a lot of things going on in our wonderful, albeit complicated, country right now that I know I do not have to explain. I see and read the news. And I know you do too.
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Selma, Selma, Selma: Three Facts I Betcha Didn’t Know

The film Selma stars David Oyelowo (center) as Martin Luther King, Jr., and focuses on several unsung activists in civil rights history. But critics say it distorts the role of President Lyndon B. Johnson and others. Paramount Pictures

I really don’t care much for movies based on historical events, save perhaps for their entertainment value. And, just so we’re clear, I care even less when the history being presented is preceded by the monikers U.S. or American. Both tend to add just a tad bit of jaundice to many a discerning eye.

I’m not saying I dislike history. Mel Brooks’ History of the World is one of my personal faves and should go down in history as one of the all time best.

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