Ms. Stevens, James Baldwin opening words from Stranger in the Village,

"From all available evidence no black man had ever set foot in this tiny Swiss village before I came. I was told before arriving that I would probably be a "sight" for the village; I took this to mean that people of my complexion were rarely seen in Switzerland, and also that city people are always of a 'sight' outside of the city. It did not occur to me - possibly because I am an American- that there could be people anywhere who had never seen a Negro."

Baldwin wrote this in 1953. Here it is 2021 68 years later, and you are the The Stranger In The Village. One can only wonder what Baldwin would have to say today.

Sorry to read about the robbery and treatment but happy to hear your family have moved and hopefully to a more accommodating atmosphere.

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