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Reparations

Posted 6/28/2020 6:08pm by David Zemelsky.

Actively, I am hoping to figure out a way for Star Light to be an alternative to food apartheid. Sure, a tall order, but someone famous (can't remember who right now) said that it all doesn't have to be accomplished in one lifetime.  Wish that were really true cause it seems that waiting 400 years for racial justice is a long one.  Share your ideas.  I'd love to hear from you.

I will offer a thought on a very deep, complex subject linked to racial justice-reparations.  The first time that I heard about  this, my initial reaction was skeptical and not convinced.  Now, after reading a long and brilliant article in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine by the  recent Pulitzer Prize Winner and also author of 1619,Nikole Hannahh-Jones, I realize that morally this has to be taken up seriously with the powers that be and a clear course that includes a ton of money and a total turn around in how people of color have been held back in a way that sickens by heart.  I hope that you'll read it yourself and not just dismiss (as I did initially) the possibility of it happening.  Here is the link:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/24/magazine/reparations-slavery.html

The next bit of info is in capitol letters so you won't miss it! BECAUSE OF THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY, THERE WILL ONLY BE PICK UPS AT THE FARM ON WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.  NO CITYSEED MARKET AND THAT ALSO MEANS THAT MUSHROOMS AND OTHER SPECIALITY ITEMS AREN'T AVAILABLE THIS WEEK. NEXT WEEK, BACK TO NORMAL.

Thank you,one and all, those of you have sent words of encouragement about things that I find myself compelled to write about here.  Your letters mean a lot to me.  Others of you that have unsubscribed, I hope that you'll find a way to understand  not just I'm saying, but writers with a greater reach and skill than myself, are attempting to say.  When something is not right, it seems wrong to be quiet.  Audre Lourde said once,"Your silence will not protect you".

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Have a great week.  I hope that the significance of Independence Day has a different, and deeper look for all of you this year.