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June 25,2015

President Barack Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC NW

Dear Mr. President:

Words are not enough to show my appreciation, praise, and respect for your right-on statement on racism. How we white folks righteously hide behind using the word “nigger” and make believe we  aren’t racist. Huzzahs for your candor! I support you one hundred percent plus. My words of praise come from an eighty seven year old woman, raised part Southern Belle and part Jewish Princess who has spent a large part of my political and social life understanding my background, understanding and owning my role in white privilege and white oppression.

Mr. President, you inspire me.

With all good wishes, I am

Sincerely yours,

Marylou Shira Hadditt

Sebastopol, CA 95472

PS. For twenty years, back in row ’60’s,  I lived at 1030 E 50th Street, around the corner from your present Chicago home.