The personal is political. How one leads one's life is a political act. And for no one was that more true than the early years of Jamie Goldberg. He went to school in the so-called tolerant North. Yet he bumps up against racism he associates with the Deep South. This happens when his mother, a political activist, fights to integrate his school, that is to allow African-American children, who live nearby, to attend the currently all Caucasian school. He finds himself ostracized and in a dilemma: his friends ostracize him for his mother's political views. But they attack his mother. Yet the cost of defending his mother from attacks is further alienation. It creates another bad environment for Jamie, who suddenly finds himself, more often than not, left alone. And this is clearer in the newly published Chapter 5 of this book. By the way. I will be aiming to update this blog on a weekly basis. So if you check in on the weekends, you probably will get the latest entry.