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Texas lays its fallen heroes to rest today

West FD:                                                                                                    Jimmy Matus, 52, Morris Bridges, 41, Cody Frank Dragoo, 50, Joey Pustejovsky, 29, Douglas Snokhous, 50 and Capt. Robert Snokhous, 48 (Brothers)

Abbott FD: Cyrus Adam Reed, 29, Jerry Dane Chapman, 26

Merkel FD: Perry Calvin, 37

Bruceville-Eddy FD: Kevin Sanders, 33

Dallas FD:  Capt. Kenneth Harris, 52

Civilians: William “Buck” Uptmor, 45, Judith Ann Monroe 65, Mariano Saldivar, 57

 

This post was originally from last April. 

White Americans always think racism is a feeling, and they reject it or they embrace it. To most [white] Americans, it seems more honorable and nicer to reject it, so they do, but they almost invariably fail to understand that how they feel means very little to black Americans, who understand racism as a way of structuring American culture, American politics, and the American economy.

Jane Smiley, Say it Ain’t So, Huck: Second thoughts on Mark Twain’s “Masterpiece” (Harper’s Magazine, 1996)

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