Our Scrabble group meets once a week for sharing our knowledge, opinions, experiences, humor and treats. From time to time, we play a little Scrabble. Once in a while we also touch on topics that merit deeper discussion.

Now that I’m almost 79, in light of our most recent presidential election, I have thought more about our ancestors’ deplorable actions and hateful beliefs directed against black people. White men before us brought them to America in chains on filthy slave ships and treated them worse than they treated animals, enslaving them to work while enriching themselves.