Re: Michaels, Obama & us | Letters to the Editor | Indy Week
Pin It

Re: Michaels, Obama & us 

This morning, I was delayed from all of my Saturday chores because I sat down and read the entire article on Cash Michaels' film Obama in NC ("Local filmmaker Cash Michaels on Obama, Wake schools and race," Aug. 25). I am so proud of my Independent Weekly for putting this story forth, of Bob Geary for writing it and of Cash Michaels for giving Geary something to write about.

The article comes at a time when we all, as North Carolinians, need to remember what we fought for. Goodness knows, living in the wake and debris of the reckless spending of the Bush presidency years, we are all distracted, and it's hard to even remember sitting in a room with others who didn't believe that it could be done and crying and screaming when Obama won N.C.; or remember the visceral feeling of spirits rising out of the frozen ground at the inauguration and looking up to see a black teen blocking my view because she climbed a tree to see, when so many years ago she could have been hung from that tree; hard to remember the spirit being lifted to a place of belonging and pride when we don't know how to get those bills paid in this wake of overspending, in this moment of backlash and blame that's being placed on the fella who came into the house after the mess was made.

But this article sent those visceral chills of truth-telling up my spine; it made me stop and remember, in the midst of figuring out how to turn 99 cents into a dollar, what exactly I am fighting for.

Zelda Lockhart
Durham

Latest in Letters to the Editor

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Letters to the Editor



Twitter Activity

Comments

As the owner of Surf Club I wanted to respond to Chris Allens letter. Surf Club received a noise complaint …

by surfclub on Bang the Drum Softly (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you Ellen and Jessica for writing and for educating others. Your words were very touching and offer a great …

by Erica Wolak on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Most Read

  1. The Hard Part (Peripheral Visions)
  2. Agit-Prop (Letters to the Editor)

Most Recent Comments

As the owner of Surf Club I wanted to respond to Chris Allens letter. Surf Club received a noise complaint …

by surfclub on Bang the Drum Softly (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you Ellen and Jessica for writing and for educating others. Your words were very touching and offer a great …

by Erica Wolak on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you to Ellen and Jessica for their comments, and to the Indy for running the series on the disaster …

by Anika on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you to Ellen and Jessica for sharing this horrific reality with Indy Week readers, and thank you to Indy …

by Sena Crutchley on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you Ellen and Jessica for speaking up for those with no voice. I've been vegan for over 3 years …

by Steve Griffin on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation