Harper Lee dead at age of 89: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author passes away | AL.com

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Sad news, my thoughts are with all those who knew and loved her. My she rest in peace.


Harper Lee dead at age of 89: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author passes away | AL.com:

“Author Nelle Harper Lee, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 for her book, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ passed away in her sleep Friday morning at the age of 89, her family has confirmed.”

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Posted on 02/20/2016, in civil rights, Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. A prolific author ahead of her time. A true American icon. Thank you Kira!

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  2. roderick2012

    Ok I will admit that I have never read this book and probably never will because the theme is basically another white person saves an innocent black person.

    Not only has Hollywood run this theme into the ground but overall its no longer reflective of the current attitude that most white people have about blacks and other minorities.

    It was very timely that someone found the manuscript for ‘Go Set A Watchmen’ when racial dislike towards blacks is again a hot topic in America and that Atticus’ changed attitude is reflective of contemporary whites and it’s only worsen because America’s economic decline manifested itself during the presidency of the first African American president.

    Xena, I appreciate all you do to highlight racial issues, but I believe with the terminal decline of the American Middle class the fear and resentment is too strong for any type of racial reconciliation at this time.

    Add a demagogue like Trump to the national scene who’s able to manipulate people to the mix and I feel even less optimistic about this country.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly


      Also, it is distressing to witness the areas where the clock has been turned back…2007 the final blow to Brown v Board of Education by the Supreme Court; the 2013 gutting of the 1965 Voting Rights Act; continual eroding of Affirmative Action; and the underfunding of the EEOC; the underfunding of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, to name a few.

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      • roderick2012

        All with the support (and deciding vote) of the only black conservative (self- hating) to serve on the Supreme Court.


      • roderick2012

        You know after Scalia passed I was thinking that everyone knew that his health was becoming precarious and that why the conservative on the SCOTUS started taking those issues to ensure conservative rulings while they had a majority and before the possibility of a liberal majority which could last decades.


    • Hey Roderick! In spite of the decline of the middle-class, and in spite of the increase in racial bigotry being shown via ways such as Trump, the trumpet still needs blowing. There are good, kind people who might have never considered America’s racial issues without hearing the trumpet. Many are here now because the death of Trayvon Martin woke them up. They heard the blowing of the trumpet.

      Now imagine 10 trumpets, 100 trumpets, 1000 trumpets, a million trumpets, and a steady increase.

      I never anticipate the the problems of racism in America will be totally resolved because it depends on people. We can’t change people, but those who do not know can hear the trumpet as long as it continues being blown. They can make a change in their corner of the world just by the way they treat others. They can make a change in their classrooms; medical facilities; places of employment; courts; and even at the voting booths.

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    • butterflydreamer2

      roderick2012, I believe there are plenty of white people who will agree that the first African American president was left a mess to clean up. It was a White president who caused America’s economic decline.

      As far as the decline of the American Middle class, that isn’t due to African Americans. They weren’t given equal jobs before this president, and they still don’t have them. We
      can’t have a middle class when their jobs have been outsourced to other countries. The borders have been left wide open, jobs given others who are not citizens, Ceo’s lining their own pockets. I think we can agree, those jobs are not going to African Americans.

      Xena is right, we can’t change people, only blow the trumpet. Weather they choose to listen or not is up to them.

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  3. roderick2012

    From the White Folks finally getting a clue file:

    Victim’s family: Trooper got special treatment, plans protest

    CARROLLTON, Ga. — After a former Georgia state trooper was not indicted in the accident that killed two teens, the family of one victim is calling foul.

    “He lost his best friends and he was blamed for it, it wasn’t his fault.”

    Dillon’s Wall’s cousin and Aunt are still in disbelief that former State Trooper Anthony Scott won’t be charged in the crash that killed South Paulding high school students Kylie Lindsay and Isabella Chinchilla. The crash left Dillon and his friend Benjamin Finken badly injured in September.


    There was something I noticed in one of the other articles–the DA didn’t release the dashcam video of the incident to the public until after the grand jury no billed the indictment.

    Since grand juries usually meet over a months and aren’t usually sequestered my guess is that the D.A. never presented the dashcam video to the grand jury and he withheld it from the public so they wouldn’t accidentally see it on the news or internet.

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  4. Those scenes played out everyday in the South… she brought them to light..

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