The Elephant on the Road to Racial Reconciliation

“I found myself having dinner with a friend and talking about a book on racial cleansings in America, Buried in the Bitter Waters, by Elliot Jaspin, in which our two separate lives are merged in the last chapter. His great-grandfather had been the victim of a lynching, while my great-aunt’s death after a brutal attack and rape fueled a lynching. My friend is African-American, and I am white…. The two of us had become friends over something most people might think would drive us apart.”

Written by Deborah V. Vermaat

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