Thank you, Janis, for telling it like it really was and is. It shows a very typical attitude that somehow is hanging in the shadows today.
I lived 3 miserable years in Florida when I was a kid.the mid to late 50's.
Too bad that far too many of those who claim to be Dr.
King's followers are the first ones to scream about the color of one's skin instead of the content of their character. The vast majority opposing his attempted takeover of medicine don't give a **** what color he is.
She had two more records make the Top 100 chart; "At Seventeen" and "Under the Covers" ... Ian, born Janis Eddy Fink, celebrated her 64th birthday earlier this month on April 7th .
Ted, if you're going to hide behind the race card, at least have your facts straight (and the bug out of your ear).
I, too, don't give a rip what color a man or woman is.
This is my most favorite Janis Ian song, and I wish the ending would have been different like she said but in those times it just wouldn't have flyed.
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