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Dine with a ‘heartland’ racist?

So, I read this article: Heartland Democrats to Washington: You’re Killing Us Heartland Democrats to Washington: You're Killing Us AUSTIN, Ind.-Steering his white Dodge Ram while wearing a tan knit cap, a drab green Carhartt coat and a smear of brown…www.politico.com In the parking lot, Goodin ran into a man wearing a well-worn cap with a well-known slogan: “Make America Great Again.” Delmis Burns, I would learn later, drives a
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you could have asked me…(#black lives matter)

These lyrics came to me months ago, after an impassioned conversation with my bandmate Nick. We were talking about how incomprehensible it is to us to want to enslave, to oppress, to belittle, to bully, anybody. Never mind actually doing it. Doesn't mean we don't have prejudices, fears, concerns about people who may look and act different. But he, as a white British guy and I, as an African American
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behind the scenes

Home is not for relaxing I don't do much in the way of kicking back with a beer or a glass of wine. I didn't grow up doing it, and if I'm home, I'm either completely avoiding everything and everyone by sleeping, or making things in my head that I feel pressure to actual create, or I occasionally binge watch stuff like 'Scandal', or 'Downton Abbey', or even Amazon's new