And the depth to which the evil of racism gripped our country for so long (which still lives in the roots of the politics of the Right) is one of them. There has been a spate of news reports about President Obama hanging Norman Rockwell’s famous painting “The Problem We All Live With,” depicting US Marshalls escorting 6-year-old Ruby Bridges to a de-segregated elementary school in New Orleans in 1960 in the White House near the Oval Office.
If memory serves (I was only three years older than Ms. Bridges), this first appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in early 1964.
I criticize Obama a lot – heck, outright trash him sometimes, not that he notices – but this I applaud. Perhaps it will be a reminder . . . .