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December 8, 2028: "Arrangement in Black and White" by Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker


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Please join us for our next chat in #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EST) on December 8, 2018 [01:30 A.M. (GMT), December 9], for a discussion of " Arrangement in Black and White"  by Dorothy Parker.

The story was suggested by Dash, and it seems to be a good one to read at this time.  I think you will all agree it is a more easily read one than last weeks.

Dorothy Parker was a popular writer during the first half of the 20th century and was not adverse to stirring up the pot a bit.  She was on the far left of the American political spectrum (although today she would probably be considered a moderate).  In this story she looks at racism through the rose colored spectacles of the New York liberal of the early 20th century...we all know the attitude, " I value the contributions of the colored races, everyone should have one or two of them around the house to cook and clean."   The story should provide a number of things to talk about including, whether and (if so) how much anything has changed in the past 80 years or so.

The story is available on line (html format) at Bibliokept.org:  https://biblioklept.org/2015/08/20/read-arrangement-in-black-and-white-a-short-story-by-dorothy-parker/

It is available as a streaming audio at:  https://youtu.be/7JHykv5-BxY

Webchat:  http://koach.com/cha...=readers_corner  

mIRC Users:  /server -m chat3.koach.com:6667 -j #readers_corner

I  hope to see you all for the chat.  Don't forget to bring a friend.

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