Confederate flag in SC must come down

Confederate flag in SC
Home now with my new German shepherd guide named Dave, my first boy, I thought I’d blog about the complex work that both Dave and I do every time we step outside together. However, the horrendous shooting in the SC and the loss of those beautiful lives just eclipses everything I want to talk about. I know many and not just the victims’ family members feel much more anguish, anger, despair, pain than I do, but I’m struggling to think how to respond, how to take some positive action. My first thought is to write to the governor of the state to say that I’ll never step foot in SC again until that Confederate flag in brought down. It’s just an outrage. If it pains one person, it should have come down years ago. I don’t know quite how to start a petition, but I’m hoping to learn.

About Sally Hobart Alexander

Blinded at the age of twenty-six, I left California and elementary school teaching for life in Pittsburgh, Pa. There, I met my husband, got a Masters' degree in social work, had two kids, now 35 and 32, and became a writer. Surprisingly, the writing career led me full-circle to teaching, and I teach in Chatham University's M.F.A. program and lead two writing critique groups. Always, since the age of 26, I have traveled, not in the stereotypic darkness attributed to blindness, but a mist. My blog then, "traveling through the mist" will deal with issues in my culturally different life as a blind writer, teacher, speaker, and human being.
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