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Mon Nov 12, 2018, 06:51 PM

25. Yes, it will drag out and I will most certainly be angry and confused

and uncertain but will maintain as much balance as I can.

I'm thinking maybe the drag out will come in surprising ways. The other night while at a panel discussion of Rep. John Lewis's graphic novel, "March: Book One," 2 white ladies were duking it out. One was an educator in the audience questioning why community scholarships were awarded to more PoC girls than PoC boys. What? The lady on the panel answered, in a nutshell said, "We get more female applicants" with statistics and other stuff like that. They decided to meet up later with panel members who want to introduce her to other leadership working on that problem.

Surprising to me was the ladies giving each other the business over PoC youth!

But the biggest applause came from a panelist who is an Italian-American gay man, an undocumented immigrant for 15 years, working with LGBTQ youths said, "I cannot do this work and be a racist. We must be everything."

Yes, the diversity sausage factory at work but with clear focus on the next generation. The panel comprised 2 AA men, 1 AA woman, 1 Euro-American woman, 1 brilliant very young Mexican-American male attorney, and a straight off the continent Euro-American man.

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