Will the real American Spirit please come forth!


From 1962 to 1968, as a child I spent time in a very segregated mid-western town.  My family moved from this Jim Crow controlled city to Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force Base.  While there we lived among other African-Americans, English-American, German-Americans, Korean-Americans, Puerto Rican-Americans, and other hyphenated citizens.  Sure, we had our occasional confrontation with an angry child spewing racial epithets,…