racism AR15 sexism

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« In Jamaica vacationing with Hana driven by a professional I needed to determine if I should wear shoes on the river raft ride. ¿He? o ¿She? I needed to start my question. I was already sensitized to the rigorous job-gender associations, but I still used caution. ¿What’s the chance of our guide being a woman?, and our driver’s answer was zero. ¿Will he wear shoes? Driving people remains a man’s job in many countries, but in the US many of our buses are driven by women, and I can’t remember thinking it was remarkable. Now credited to the skillful pilot and awesome pilot-control chat recording while the Southwest plane was being flow after an engine blew, and someone, “went out” we have an memorable moment. That moment matters for girls and boys and the future of men and women being taken even more seriously in their career choices. Tracing racism in the US to the very ungraceful transition we had ending slavery, and calculating the expired century and decades since it’s disappointing being black v being white continues to be unequal. On the brighter side we have made progress, and this weeks Waffle House mass murder was made less massive by a hero who pulled the AR15 military-style assault rifle away from the shooter. An awesome woman pilot, and a black-man hero made headlines. The two events were sad each including death of people, but each news story has uplifting images that will continue to advance American pursuit of happiness. Grazie James Shaw, and Tammie Jo Shults. btw It took deliberate effort to get ready to post this text without an editorializing statement about gun control. Dear kind readers: Think of the people you’ll see in the next hour, and ask: How many of those people do you want to have an ¿AR15 rifle? Sincerely, Tom Doody »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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