Frank Alden Blethen
Fault Lines was a construct of Washington Post Journalist Robert Maynard who became the first black owner of a major metro newspaper , the Oakland Tribune [ Calif.] . I have used it continuously in my personal and professional lives for more than 30 years. It enables one to think in terms of the ‘fault lines ‘ between races, gender, cultures, sexual orientation, age and regional mores. Thus creating opportunity to shrink or close fault lines.