I Do See Color
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I Do See Color

Is the soap debate deeper than hygiene?

The link between bathing and race: Is that the bigger issue?

Photo credit: Mrdidg/Pixabay

“I stink so much I make myself gag,” Patsey said. “Five hundred pounds of cotton, day in, day out, more than any man out here. And for that, I will be clean.”

When I saw that scene in “12 Years a Slave,” starring actress Lupita Nyong’o, I never forgot it. The day this…

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