Monday, April 4, 2016

Monday's Odds and Ends Tarheel Edition

On this day April 4, 1968 the world's attention turned to Memphis. So much has changed, so much has not. It is almost as if we are in a crazy cycle of madness. Repeating the same issues again and again. Never really learning from the past.

Race relations have regressed to a point that 2016 looks a lot like 1968. Protests have become a way of life for so many. The Democratic and Republican conventions will no doubt become a hot bed of demonstrations and violence.

Yet, somethings do change. At yesterday's Drive/Chip/Putt competition final 8 kids, boys and girls 7-15 years old where declared champions at Augusta National, the home to golf's famed Masters Golf Tournament. Greenside was Condi Rice sporting her member's green jacket.

A black woman in 1968 at August National would have been known as "the help" using back entrances and doorways.

Still others remain the same, like UNC's Tarheels and March Madness. Tobacco road still dominates basketball in March.

As does the Duke-UNC never ending rivalry.

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