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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
Anyone who knows Eric knows that he writes about a little bit of everything, whether it's taking a trip down memory lane, or praising and/or criticizing something or someone.
Bigotry in the halls of power
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By Eric Bergeson
Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother ...
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Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother Joe, who is now president of the company, the business has nearly tripled in size during Eric’s ownership tenure. The holder of a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Dakota, Eric has taught courses in history and political science at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He is also an adjunct lecturer in history for Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Eric’s hobbies include Minnesota Twins baseball, Bach organ music, bookstores, hiking, photography, singing old country music with his brother Joe, and watching the wildlife on the swamp in front of his house eight miles outside of Fertile, Minn.
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Please read this article about the experience of a woman with dark skin at the White House Press Correspondent's dinner. I hear people so often say there is no bigotry any more, that it is all in people's imagination. The assertion is so insanely false--just ask anybody with brown skin for a story--but people continue to insist that they know better than those who actually have experienced the bigotry. That is offensive. Denying the experience of people is always offensive. And treating people in this manner is sick. 

On the positive side, the Minnesota House today voted in favor of marriage equality. In my opinion, the whole matter should have been decided by a low-level clerk in some office in St. Paul years ago. But no, we have to have two years of political circus. Now, it will be forgotten. In two years, completely forgotten. 

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