road running 17:49  1.7 mi (10:29 / mi) +450ft 8:23 / mi
shoes: pegasus 4
Up (10:52) and down (6:57) South Sugarloaf. Better than I thought I would manage when I started.
Quite the last couple of days on the national scene -- court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage, plus what seems like movement to diminish the status of the Stars and Bars.
None of this really affects me directly. Or so I thought. Until I got to the last paragraph of the NY Times article on the service in Charleston and Obama's eulogy --
Andrew Weiner, 59, who is white, said, “White people have got to challenge it when someone says something racist in private. We have to start dealing with all this.”
I don't have to think very hard to remember various times in the past when someone has said something clearly and distinctly racist, and I have kept my mouth shut. Because it wasn't worth making a scene. Because it wouldn't do any good. Because I had to deal with this person in one way or another (the usual circumstances being either town politics or in my tax business.). Because it was easier to just shut up.
None of those reasons are any good.
Time to change my game.
Easy to say, of course. It will be interesting to see if anything really changes. I know I will be tested.