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Al Letson: Race in the River City
« on: September 12, 2015, 10:35:02 AM »
Al Letson: Race in the River City



An enlightening look at race and racism in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Re: Al Letson: Race in the River City
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 10:05:51 AM »
I really appreciated this forum.

Insightful and intelligent discussion.

Thoughtful and poignant statements.

Al, does such a good job facilitating.

Watch/listen to this if you have the chance.


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Re: Al Letson: Race in the River City
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 11:56:43 AM »
I'm surprised there haven't been any comments on this until now.

I have to say I thought it was a little disappointing. Nothing really moved the conversation forward. A good dose of blaming. Very few white people talked, which seems like what Al wanted. He really seemed to try to get white people involved but the ones that did speak didn't really contribute anything valuable in my opinion. Seemed the the white people were scared to talk and be honest, which was the point. The one white lady seemed like she was about to cry while speaking.

Better than not having the conversation I guess. Be interested to see another, a follow up. Al Letson seems like a pretty interesting guy.

Were you there Cat?