From the October 2000 magazine.

Your Move

No respecter of color


Responses from readers to the special section in the May 2000 Grapevine titled, "Is AA for Everyone?"

I am an American of African descent and the diversity in the May issue was so refreshing. If sobriety is a gift, why then are so few African-Americans recovering in AA? Alcohol and drugs riddled my family and my community.

When I came to AA the first time, in 1987, I was twenty-two years old. I couldn't express that I had a drug problem as well as an alcohol problem, that I'd been pushed around in a system that didn't like me because I was black, that...

-- Kecia J.

Lansing, Michigan