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- Publication Date: February 20, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B06VTV1QR6
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I say everyone should read this book and read it with an open mind and an open heart. Not everyone will experience the same reactions. That’s okay. That’s what makes literature great and people different. Some will benefit from this book by gaining better understanding and others will benefit by having someone to relate to.
I personally was most moved by Danielle Allen’s eloquently written pieces, “Do You See Me? Because I See You” and “For Who?” In “For Who?” she breaches the campaign rhetoric and gets to the heart of the matter, exposing the racism, sexism, elitism, xenophobia, and homophobia in one campaign slogan. Every time in 2016 that I passed a campaign sign with that catchphrase and in 2017 every time I've heard it echoed in the context of it being a positive thing, I've shuddered. Shuddered, because I too saw the underlying context. I wish more had thought about those words as Danielle Allen did in her contributions. Maybe now they will after reading this publication.
Other noteworthy pieces include Ella Dominquez’s “Legacy” where she poses the question of what will the US leave behind. “Will it be a legacy of love and acceptance, or of fear and intolerance?” Now there's a question every citizen should be considering. “I thought I lived in a world that was becoming better; in a world that was learning, albeit slowly, to accept everyone and all of their differences. Where has all of that change gone? Yet, I know there is hope,” she laments. I've had that very same reaction, and it's comforting to know I'm not alone.
Robin Lee's reaction to November 8, 2016 was also the same as mine. In “The Decimation of Democracy” and “Clueless” she paints a disturbing but very true portrait of the new POTUS.
Harper Miller ponders the hypocrisy parents must face when espousing one message to their children but voting for a completely different message in her piece, "The Day Reality Set In.”
And in the final piece, Zoe York closes with an important reminder in “My Immigrant Blood” — “We are all refuges waiting to happen.”
There are many more contributions. I've merely touched on the few that spoke the most to me. But other writings may resonate with other readers; hence why I recommend this anthology.
Mostly what we need - those of us who read and appreciate this book - is endurance - to wade through what seems to be an endless barrage of outrage, cruelty, apathy, cynicism, hate, greed, hubris, arrogance, ignorance, mockery, carelessness, and violence. For those seeking that endurance, that hope that things will get better, that reason for adding a small voice to the collective shout for a better future, this book will provide a needed boost. Read it and carry it with you in your mind as you do things, small and large, to fight against the odds for better, more loving times ahead. It will make you a little less tired.
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