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You Have to Be Carefully Taught

When I was a kid in the Bronx in the ’60s, racism was as American as apple pie, at least in my family. They were second-generation Irish, struggling to make ends meet, and they didn’t lose sleep over who got shut out of a job or a neighborhood. How could we look down on Negroes? … Read more

A Gathering of Book Lovers

BooksNJ at Paramus Library What a pleasure it was to meet so many New Jersey writers of all stripes and so many avid readers who attended BooksNJ, a festival celebrating writing, reading, and books.The event was sponsored by the Bergen County Cooperative Library System. I thank them again for the chance to meet and talk … Read more