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: Last week’s lead article
on Fixer Upper’s “restoration” of Waco elicited strong emotional responses. VIP reader Michele, who is from Texas, wants her fellow readers to know the following:
Chip Gaines went to my high school. I didn’t know him.
Waco is a bad town. I always say, about moving to another town, “There’s something good about every place — except Waco.”
It’s incredible to me how many different ways racism can look. I recognize I’m late to seeing it, but now that I do, I’m going to name it as often and publicly as I can. My campaign slogan for 2025: See the shit, name the shit.
The apocalypse is nigh. This article only confirms that. But shiplap
! (My house in Austin had shiplap.)
Thank you, Michele, for sharing your sentiments! I encourage you all to hit reply
and let me know what you think.