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Racing. Unifying or Divisive???

UPDATE. While I have NEVER RACED A DAY IN MY LIFE, the Chevron Houston Marathon is today in Downtown Houston. The first running of the Houston Marathon was on December 30, 1972 before being moved to MLK Weekend.

Me at the George R Brown Convention Center Finish Line Houston Marathon 2012


The International Event always puts Houston in the Public Eye, hopefully for the right reasons.

Given the current cultural climate, I gotta question the motivation of all this Racing around here.

How are WOMEN responsible for RACING???

I was born in the very early 60's (1961) my generation was the 1st generation to embrace the Social Experiment called Racial Integration. Living in Allentown, Pennsylvania during First, Second and Third Grades, there were no separate classrooms or bathrooms or lunch tables for black & white kids.

We were fully integrated & everyone got along.

The course for the Houston Marathon is literally in my backyard on Chimney Rock, so I may get dressed this morning & walk my dog Coco down to the end of my street (like I do every year) to cheer the runners on.