Sydney Duncan: This is my Alabama

AL.com - 05-18

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By Sydney Duncan, a writer, attorney and trans woman living in Birmingham. Part of modern living in Alabama means keeping an eye on the cruelties of our past and acknowledging what we learned from them, while trying to move toward a brighter future. If you live here, you understand that balance. While the state is drawing progressive young minds to its borders with opportunities in Alabama’s new, diversified economy, it puts at risk that growth by allowing political notions and sensibilities from a bygone era to slip back into the main steam, invited from the shadows by the discourse of our time.