On Racism, Riga And Relationships In A Trump World

I’ve been reading up on Riga lately. Riga is the capital and largest city in Latvia. It sits on the Baltic Sea, and it appears to be a very nice place to visit. I can’t find much about golfing opportunities there, and I suspect the bourbon selection is pretty limited, but I guess I could learn to love vodka.

The Riga area is where some of my ancestors lived before they came to the United States more than 100 years ago. It is the place to which I would have to go, if I went “back where I came from,” even though I was born in the old Baptist Hospital on Barret Avenue.

As far as I know, nobody has screamed “send him back” about me at a Republican rally. But I am white, if not exactly Anglo-Saxon white, and male, so while I share many of the political positions of “The Squad,” I haven’t been sent my marching orders by the man in the White House.

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