even when you’re wearing a black abaya, or at least that’s what one one young lady found out while traversing the streets of Arab, Alabama. The deep south is my home and even I’m amazed at the changes that have gone on there during my lifetime. The people are generally good, and kind, although easily misled at times. The main stream media realized that a long time ago and joined with the Bush Administration to demonize a segment of the American population so that the rest would never want anything to do with them.
Hailey Woldt found out their plan hasn’t quite worked. You can read about her story here. It echoes the stories of countless others who are different have been maligned by demagogues in our not too distant past, but who are still accorded their rights of citizenship and respect by other law abiding Americans. We’re trying to fight our way through the haze of fear and suspicion of the last eight years and at the moment we seem to be winning the fight. Take a look at the video below to see what I mean.