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Racism in the Family

How many years does it take to talk about it? How much physical distance? When do we feel safe? I wrote an essay during the summer of 2020 after interactions with my mother, titled, “My Mother Is a Christian Racist,” and it was accepted yesterday by Northwest Review. It will appear in the Winter 2021 issue. If nothing else, I hope my essay will speak to others who have wrestled with this often painful issue.