Family and Race: It’s about time.

The Roper Report

by Billy Roper

A Roper family outing may consist of going for a several mile long hike in the mountains, or a live country and folk music concert, or an outdoors shooting competition. Yesterday, we traveled to the next county over for an organized trap shooting tournament. Fifteen teams of five competitors each busted clay pigeons for most of the day in order to raise money for a scholarship program for rural school children. Yes, you know what “rural” means. Out of the over 200 people there including shooters and family and friends, there was only one visible nonWhite, a Mexican kid somebody had brought along to pick the lettuce out of their hamburger or something. Well, honestly, I don’t make light of even ONE nonWhite being present, that was one too many, and it’s not to say that everyone there shared out views, but many did, and the demographics…

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