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    Parenting inclusive kids in a cancel culture

    I distinctly remember a birthday party in elementary school that I didn’t get invited to.  I’m sure there were many I wasn’t invited to, this just happened to be one I knew about.  It was one of the cool ones that involved a limo, in elementary school!  And, we lived in the country.  So, the limo was extra impressive. It was one of those moments in life where the event was special so the guest list was particularly slim.  It was a small school, and I’m pretty sure my personality made me believe I was friends with everyone.  At the time, some of my closest friends got to ride in…

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    Should We Celebrate Our Founders or Let Their Monuments Fall?

    The wrenching death of George Floyd has energized the cancel culture to the tipping point. Statues of Confederate generals, even our Founding Fathers are tumbling down while police stand down from “sanctioned” protests. The leader of one grass-roots group, Take-em-Down NOLA, said after the Charlottesville protest, “We recognize the original sin was the genocide of the Native Americans and the enslavement of the Africans. People bring up the fact that [slave masters] were Founding Fathers. That’s people’s opinions, but for us what disqualifies you is the slave-owning.” Now, after Floyd’s death, this claim is boiling into action and in blue states and cities critical masses are embracing this perspective: slavery and…