It's good to read this every once in a while just to remember where we have come from.
The public schools I attended were completely segregated. I remember the separate water fountains. The only blacks I knew were the maids. I never ate at a restaurant where blacks were served. And most interesting, JMM has the deed to the house that his parents bought just after WW II; the deed specifies that the property could not be sold to Negroes. This is not ancient history, it is within my lifetime. And we wonder at lingering resentment.