Regina Hanson, Georgia, Klan discussed on The World at Large
So without further ado please enjoy this episode of Our podcast alarmed by today, we are sitting down with author of racism real reason I left the South Regina Hanson, Ms Hanson how're you doing today? Rain Hurry guys doing I'm doing great. Pretty good myself. So for those in the audience who have not yet read your book, can you tell us a little bit about it? Absolutely this is in our. It's brave is less than twenty five thousand words anti initially wrote it. My first thought author is this isn't going to be long enough is it? It isn't gonNA be substantial enough. And then I thought about. The fact that our readers are dropping like flies. We don't read as much as we used to, and there's nothing wrong with getting your message out there effectively and efficiently and twenty five thousand words or less. So that's what I did. It starts in nineteen thirty, six with my father's father being run out of a little town called Georgia. And he was a white male. In the runs through history predominantly in Georgia. In conveys different stories of racism, my parents. Either saw were experienced. As well as what I did in school. Includes a Klan rally in our little small town on Saturday around nine, hundred, eighty six. And Your stories that are weaved together to give a message that. It's still a problem. We need to overcome it and we can overcome that we can't be blind to it. I really cut my. Myself on a chopping block here. I left no stone unturned. I questioned myself my own motives, my own weaknesses. When I should have done better when I did. Okay. It's all in there. And I'm very grateful for the fact that the response is opera. See. Have Been. Particularly from the buck community. which was sern. and. They said, we really appreciate your honesty. And the fact that you dove in headfirst. And left nece terms. Are So. Just to recap the, why did you write this book and more specifically what inspired you to write it? Excellent Questions Josh on this campus, my entire life these stories were festering in my soul if you will right and to give you an idea of how long I'll be fifty in a few weeks. So these were always there. and. I wanted to put them in a book but I, thought author we're going be in a different memoir in a very dear friend of mine from national. Tennessee said to me Gene Abou that turned it names for me. These don't work in the story you're.