[Ads-l] Rocket City

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 21 18:07:15 EDT 2017

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:19 AM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY
RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:

> "The Southland"

Metropolitan Los Angeles has been calling itself "The Southland" since I
was in high school, at least - ca.1950. That soubriquet, redolent of Jim
Crow, may well be the reason that the black population of L.A. has never
risen above 8%, despite encomiums in EBONY with titles like, "Is Los
Angeles Heaven?"

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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