| Us & Them: Can We Bridge the Cultural Divide?|
By Trey Kay for WV Public Broadcasting
One night in the mid 90s, my wife and I were watching a PBS documentary series called “With God On Our Side: The Rise of The Religious Right In America.”
It featured a segment about how religious conservatives had tried to get “multicultural” textbooks banned in Kanawha County in the 1970s, back when I was in junior high school there.
The show included a woman named Alice Moore. I remembered her. She was a conservative preacher’s wife who’d led the fight against the books.
I told my wife, “This woman is crazy. Wait until you hear what she thinks.”
Alice shared her views, but to my surprise, what she said didn't seem as nutty as I’d remembered. I didn't agree with her assertion that God was being taken out of the public schools. But I felt for her....
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Us & Them: Can We Bridge the Cultural Divide? By Trey Kay for WV Public Broadcasting