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Here I am in the middle of Thanksgiving-baking bliss, when I get a comment from Karen Hopper.

“When I first read your post, [“Someone once said racism is like cancer. It’s never totally wiped out, it’s in remission.”] I was in total agreement,” wrote Karen, “but never replied. Today I was on a fellow blogger’s site and found where she and her family were targeted. Her site is: Instances like this bring to reality this vile form of society. Unfortunately when it is someone you know, you find yourself becoming much more involved. That is a shame, and God forgive me because I should be there for everyone whether I am acquainted or not….”

It seems racism has reared it ugly head in the life of Rochelle Ritzi, who lives in Texas and is a fellow blogger. On her blog “Dream Bigger,” Rochelle, who is a pastor’s wife, shares her brush with “fame” as their family experiences first-hand the vandalism and racial slurs I spoke of earlier this week and is “in the news.” Rochelle’s young daughter Keilani had to be told what the N-word means to a racially mixed family. Rochelle told her daughter “the history of the word.”

If this is not all right with you, you might want to reconsider how big the problem of racism truly is in America today. If it’s okay, go back to your feast.

Racism is alive and well in America.   And some of us are starting to know what Blacks have known all along.

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?'” – William A. Ward

“Thank God–every morning when you get up–that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you a hundred virtues which the idle never know.” – Charles Kingsley

“To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.” – Walt Whitman

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart

November 2008