Is the soap debate deeper than hygiene?
The link between bathing and race: Is that the bigger issue?
“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…