Mary Williams is a tree hugger from Arizona who spends her time working seasonally in National and State Parks across the country. She has through hiked the Appalachian Trail and spent four months working on a research base in Antarctica. She was born in Oakland, CA into a family of Black Panthers and later adopted by Jane Fonda. She is currently writing a memoir.
REASON 57: Obama increased funding for National Parks by ten percent.“I think it’s despicable how Black people voted for Obama just because he’s Black.” A Republican coworker, still salty from Obama’s win over McCain, actually said this to me. Yes. I’m Black. However I did not vote for Obama because he is Black. And his overactive melanocytes won’t be the determining factor in this upcoming election either.
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