It doesn't count if your ex got it in the separation, no.
Finally got to the public library's lost our lease book sale. Even in a picked-over state, it's a treasure trove for the right person. I'm not in the market for 30-year-old copies of Popular Science or novels in Hindi, Japanese or Finnish, so there was very little for me. Got the January 2001 issue of Journal of Black Studies, which was worth the two bits for the article on Afrikanish-Deutsch alone (although I wish it had gone into more detail on the 17th- 18th- and 19th century Africans in Europe. . .) .
Also picked up a like-new 1967 edition of White Reflections on Black Power by Charles E. Fager, a review of which you can't read here unless you're prepared to pay, or have a subscription to The New York Review of Books.
Freakish. Flipped to a section on segregation in schools in Chicago, recognized the names -- (The Honorable) Richard J. Daley (Plaza), Roman Pucinski, Everett Dirksen -- and the Real Audio WBEZ broadcast I'm listening to just mentioned evacuating the Dirksen Federal Building.
Is it worth mentioning that Chicago kicked Martin Luther King's ass?
Shortly afterward white counter-protesters in the Chicago area physically assaulted King in the Chicago area during an unsuccessful effort to transfer non-violent protest techniques to the urban North.
King next brought his crusade to Chicago where he launched a slum-rehabilitation and open-housing program.
In the North, however, King soon discovered that young and angry blacks (such as the ones in Watts who once replied "Martin Luther Who?" to a question about whether the civil rights leader would approve of their behavior) cared little for his pulpit oratory and even less for his solemn pleas for peaceful protest.
This really isn't something to be proud of, is it?
Update: Didn't like how the whole-paragraph-link thing looked.