Monday, December 31, 2012

Spel Gud, or Els:

This morning I weighed 220.4 pounds.

My father was a lawyer who worked for a socially conscious organization, the American Jewish Congress. Much of his work involved combating prejudice. In the 1940’s and 1950’s, he fought against laws making it difficult for blacks to register to vote in the South, and sometimes argued to get an individual challenge overturned. Tests were administered to blacks who wished to register (that is now illegal). He enjoyed telling us about one man who was rejected due to “errors in spilling.”

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