When my father used to put my young sister to bed for the night — she must not have been older than four or five, at the time — she would wail and cry. She just didn’t want the day to be over. My father’s response to this was just to say:…

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Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash In the The Fire Next Time (Baldwin, James, Vintage International, NY, 1962), the African-American writer James Baldwin asks: “how can one respect, let alone adopt, the values of a people who do not, on any level whatever, live the way they say they do, or the way they say…

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