Guest Post: (J.A. O’Connor) Exceptional Choices

Why? I grew up in East Texas around strongly racist attitudes. More important, my father was very racist as was his wife. I grew up five miles away from a very small town known for its involvement with the Ku Klux Klan. I have seen burning crosses lighting up suburban lawns in the middle of the night. The n-word ​was used freely and daily in my middle and high schools. There was a large billboard just outside my father’s small Texas town that read,

“If you’re black, be gone by sundown.” Continue reading Guest Post: (J.A. O’Connor) Exceptional Choices