Monday, March 23, 2009

Michelle O's garden, take 2

So the symbolism of the Black woman digging the White House garden did occur to another blogger, this one a black woman: Melissa Harris-Lacewell, at The Kitchen Table. Take a look -- she was dreading the slave labor references, but was, of course, pleasantly surprised by the actual positive reporting on the garden. She also recalls Alice Walker's In Search of Our Mother's Gardens, which I think I will have to look for at the library, as well as a southern black tradition of family farming for self-sufficiency. All good.


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