A long time ago before I took a history class that actually went into dept about the Vietnam war I believed Ho Chi Minh was only a city. I had no idea he organized guerrilla groups.
I'd only visited Ho Chi Minh City one time when I was very young. I loved the city the food and most of all the people. I thought knew everything there was about the city until one day in high school. I was in history class when the name Ho Chi Minh came up. I was so confused, but quickly understood the difference between the two. I felt so silly.
“I loved the city the food and most of all the people.”
Roseanne Barr's tweet and actions are so inexcusable. She's put hundreds of people out of work. Valerie Jarrett's response is so on point-- it's a "teachable moment". Way to rise above! how do you all feel about this teachable moment?
Apparently people are happily forking over tens to hundreds to thousands of dollars for chunks of the Berlin wall. This strikes me as strange, as pieces of this wall are not by any stretch of the imagination, rare.
I knew the women in my family were amazing, but I didn't know to what extent. My aunt let me know right away as she was proud of her past. On the day allied troops entered France she was the only nurse present.
My family has never attended a protest and never will. I have been tempted a couple of times, especially recently with the crazy political landscape. Anyway, my parents are and always have been adamant: no protests.