Tales from Pantsuit Nation: For My Granddaughter

by Christine Organ
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I am with her because I believe my granddaughter is the face of our future.

In this beautiful child’s DNA is the story of slave owner and slave, conqueror and native, republican and democrat, Yankee and southerner, believer and atheist. Yet, somehow, all the hate, fear, division and greed of this history has been swept into the past by understanding, forgiveness, and bravery; she is the perfect result of openness, moving forward and coming together.

We have a choice before us – to go backward, and divide ourselves and deny the truth she embodies, or embrace the beauty, power and promise of unity that she, and so many in our unique, wonderfully diverse country, hold before us.

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