Author Jeffrey Kass takes his three kids (now teenagers) on vacation every year. In recent years, that has involved trips overseas. But because his kids are Jewish and wear yarmulkes (Jewish head coverings) he often requires them to wear ballcaps because of the dangers Jews face in Europe and other places.
During COVID-19, he had to take them somewhere in the U.S., so they went to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for hiking, bike riding, tubing, ATVing and the like. He was reminded that as much as our country suffers from so many xenophobic ills, his kids didn’t have to wear baseball hats in the U.S. Kass uses this story has a backdrop for how we can end systemic racism in the U.S.
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While I barely got to leave the State of Ohio as a kid, save one road trip to Washington, D.C. at age fifteen that my parents had saved up for, I’ve been blessed as an adult to have been able to take my three kids across the globe.
Paris. Marseille. Rome. Milan. Amsterdam. London. Barcelona. The Swiss Alps. Mexico. Just to name a few.
This year, with COVID-19 and all, we obviously weren’t hopping on any planes. Luckily, we live in the beautiful State of Colorado. My kids, girlfriend and I debated on a few spots within a five-hour drive…
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