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  •  I have to tell you that when I visited the Alamo (0+ / 0-)

    something about the place, or rather what it has been turned into, really, really bothered me. As a Black American woman with Native American ancestry, I was so tempted to stand in the middle and yell "Freedom? Really? Yeah, if you're a white man!! Weren't interested in giving freedom to Slaves, were you?" The only thing that stopped me was wondering if my friends back at the conference would be able to track my disappearance to the Alamo.

    And I love visiting historical sites. And I've been to ones that have just as unsavory a past. But I don't usually have the feeling the cultural legacy of the past is still there just under the surface. And the experience you and your wife had reminds me of that.

    So even though I know there are lots of decent people in Texas, and even progressives, my visit to The Alamo just represented why some people quip that it would not be such a bad thing for Texas to leave the Union.

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