June 19, 2018

Today’s Must-Read Article:  Amid all the attempts to divide Americans and turn us against each other, kudos to journalist Salina Zito for taking one small step for understanding.  She has a program in which she takes ten Harvard students on a safari into Flyover Country.  All that most of them know about the people there is what they’ve been told by their professors: that they are uneducated or undereducated bigots who are a lower level of life than Harvard-style liberals. 


Read the article and witness the culture shock the students experienced at finding that people in small towns and rural areas actually know things they don’t. They are intelligent, experienced, compassionate, highly competent at their jobs, devoted to their communities and businesses – why, they’re like actual people!  They're even admirable. And the biggest shock of all to the Harvard students: guess who most of them voted for?


Of course, Harvard could provide this same education to all its students simply by adopting my book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” as a required reading textbook.  But I won’t hold my breath. 


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As a chaser, here’s an update on the problem that Harvard and other elite universities are facing over their own alleged racism in admissions against Asian-Americans.  Maybe they should try going out in the Heartland to learn how to treat their neighbors equally and decently.



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  • Jane Stoddard

    06/19/2018 07:16 PM

    Excellent idea! Should be a required activity for every American! We should all get a chance to know each other so that we can move forward in a more compassionate way!