This is such a sticky subject for everyone involved. But that response, while sometimes off putting, does get through to those who get past the “wince.” It’s hard to hear, but once they begin to really think about it, and the history behind it, the real journey — and work — begins. Bless you for being able to feel that and act upon what you’ve felt.

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

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