"She's Who Scout Finch Would Have Grown Up To Be, I Think"

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I'd like to think so too. But regardless, this is a great read, including the very vibrant comment section, from whence the quote above comes. [Ta-Nehisi Coates/The Atlantic]

DISCUSSION

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While actions speak louder than words, I could not be more impressed that (1) she was acting against all her family believed in (however wrongly), (2) she endured the indignity of the racist actions of those who attacked the lunch counter sitters so formidably, and (3) after being in a horrific prison for her actions, she transferred to an historically black college to continue to demonstrate the courage of her convictions.

I believe in everything she did, but I don't think I could have done it all, and certainly not at 19.