eye-opener

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eye-opener

Substance abuse A popular term for the first drink of an alcoholic's day, which he believes helps steady himself, or 'treats' a hangover
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While award-winning writer and activist Robert Coles acquits himself on the topics of racial fears and myths in "Experiences and Memories," the real eye-openers come from the pens of retired journalism legend John Seigenthaler in his "Son Of The South," Lucy Gibson's "It All Started With My Parents" and Tim Wise's "White Like Me: Race and Identity Through Majority Eyes," all of which deal unflinchingly with white privilege.
One of the real eye-openers and the capability that impressed me the most is the access rate: 350 tape exchanges per hour in the library and 700 per hour in the virtual disk system.