No, I am not discussing politics in this post. I don’t even discuss politics with my friends, preferring to keep them as friends.
Why then bring up this speech given in
Because in this speech Obama addresses a history of discrimination against blacks in
And one of the main themes in my upcoming novel MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL is that very prejudice against blacks, along with one person’s overcoming of her ingrained prejudice.
When I was a new officer’s wife at
Regardless of how many World War II movies we’ve seen that may have African-Americans in combat units with whites, this is not historically accurate. (White officers frequently headed a unit of all-black soldiers.) And although some all-black units did amazing feats of bravery in World War II, those feats are not well-known.
The manuscript of MRS. LIEUTENANT was once rejected by a
Thus Obama’s discussion of race in