Sunday, February 4, 2018


Eugene Robinson is one of my favorite journalist.   He often appears on MSNBC and is syndicated in 262 newspapers.   In 2009 he was awarded a Pulitzer prize for his commentaries during The Barack Obama Presidential campaign. 

A few months ago, Robinson briefly commented about his experience growing in up the 1950’s in segregated South Carolina.   During that same time, I was a teenager in the Delta of Mississippi.   However, our experiences were quite different.

Eugene could only drink from the colored water fountain down town; he had to sit in the colored section of the bus station; he could not begin school in the white elementary school; he was not welcome in white restaurants.   The segregated culture of South Carolina tried to impress on him that his worth was not equal to the white children in the town. 

Besides his journalism acumen I have a great respect for Eugene Robinson as a man.

the Ol’Buzzard


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."