Dori Frumin Kirshner

Spectacles of History and A New Prescription for the Future

07/26/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

On Jan. 20, 2009 our 4-year-old daughter forced my husband and me to retrofit spectacles of prejudice.

What do I mean by that? That was the day on which Barack Obama was sworn into office, and as my husband and I watched the festivities unfold on television, Evie could not stop asking why so many people, especially those of color, were crying. She pushed, “Why are they sad, Mommy?” “Isn’t this a happy day? They get to see the president.”

Dori Frumin Kirshner
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