Sunday, March 18, 2012
There's a part in Beloved that really got me thinking: there was one bit somewhere (couldn't find the page) where Sethe justifies taking in Beloved because she said it would be unwise for an african american traveling alone, espeically a young woman, to be wanding through the area alone because of klan influence in Ohio. I don't know why it never occured to me how far the kkk streached in influence, it's sickening. I never realized how far it crept north, wikipeida even said there were some members active in Canada. That's unsettling, to think how far radical hatred streached or the influence it weiled way beyond the mason-dixion line or other traditional boundries. I never realized it had so many footholds in the north.