VOL. 16 NO. 19-SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

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The Foster Funeral and Cremation Open House: The Community’s Homegoing Place

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Jonathan Gramling

Going Beyond Negativity

I must say that our social environment can be downright negative these days. This anger and negativity has been brewing quite a while, beginning in the 1990s when many Americans were feeling left behind by the United States push to promote and lead the global economy. They were feeling powerless and used and angry. And among Euro-Americans, the feelings of anger and powerlessness were exacerbated when they felt African Americans and others were making progress at their expense and threatened their sense of white privilege and superiority.