Melissa, thanks for the confirmation and conversation. I’m glad you took my response in the spirit intended. I felt the timing was right to unpack all of that not so much for you per se, but more so for others who might have the a similar question, but not the same sense of decorum.

I’m a strong proponent of some form of interpersonal relationship as the foundation for interracial dialogue about the Civil War, Farrakhan, Baldwin, slavery, and countless other hot topics.

I, too, mourn the dying of civility. The lack of it short circuits so much potential progress.

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