“These were house slaves, so they must have had a pretty all right life, right?”

In class last week, we talked about many aspects of the Kim Davis situation.

What is conviction?

How do we know if rule breaking is heroic?

Is there a distinction between the “issues” and the people involved?

Would coming together at a table to share a meal, rather than speaking over the expanse of the clerk’s counter, do anything to the people involved? And, if so, who do you need to invite to your table?

One part that jumped out at me was the difficulty we had in deciding if standing on our own convictions could be judged only by the passage of time.

Here’s an article that is very much about the passage of time and history: I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery.

Let’s see where this article takes us as we continue to explore the profoundness of hospitality.

See you in the library at 9:15


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One Response to “These were house slaves, so they must have had a pretty all right life, right?”

  1. johndidiego says:

    I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. As I read this article, I know with certainty that I am not above feeling the way that some of the visitors to the historic home expressed themselves. I find myself trying to shield myself from even thinking too hard about the reality of slavery in this country. This is where first person accounts, history, and good literature speak in ways that school never did about slavery.

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