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Race Matters

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A viewing of The Pursuit of Happyness prompted James Burnett to reflect on his race with candor and grace:

I have an occasional paranoia that I will come across someone who doesn't want to take me seriously because I'm young and black. Some of you may think it's a silly thing to worry about. But what can I tell you? I'm human. And past experience tells me there are folks who would not think to consider my character, work ethic, etc., before writing me off for my appearance.

Still no word on that kooky spelling (Happyness), though. -Frank Houston

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