When you talk about “the good old days,” it’s easy to forget the past wasn’t so great for many of our fellow Americans. (I made this point in “What if ‘the Good Old Days’ were never as good as you remember?”) On Friday, I discovered the new album of one of my all-time favorite artists was available and he has an excellent song which makes a similar point. Pat Terry was one of the pioneers of modern Christian music in the 1970s and his new song, “Whose Good Ol’ Days?’ reminisces about the differences between the black and white communities where he grew up in Georgia. Without pushing guilt or anger on those who might have been blind to the issue at the time, the song gently covers ground which is similar to what I wrote about.
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