When I say “we,” I mean those who identify as heterosexual, and I say we’re OK with that because we do so little to alleviate those fears. Even those of us who claim to be progressives or allies fail at times to seriously account for the experiences of those members of the LGBT community we claim to care for. We spend time speculating people’s sexual orientation, only to co-opt, or dismiss as unimportant “coming out” stories. Some of us even make vicious jokes, suggesting it doesn't matter because we don't hate gays. And then we have the unmitigated nerve to wonder why more people are not open about their sexual identity.
Kentucky was the home of the fictional character Uncle Tom in the best-selling American novel of the 19th century, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin . The book's protagonist, a loyal middle-aged slave, is sold by his owners to help pay their mounting debts. While Tom is being transported down the Mississippi on a riverboat, he befriends a young girl, Eva, who shares his deep Christian faith. Her father, Augustine St. Clare, purchases Tom and takes him to the family home in New Orleans. Mr. St. Clare dies, and Tom is sold at auction to a particularly sadistic plantation owner. After imposing a series of torments worthy of Job, the slave owner orders his overseers to beat Uncle Tom to death.
I would like to add that the height of the tree is the length of the longest path from the root to a leaf, and that the height of a node is the length of the longest path from that node to a leaf. The path means the number of nodes we encounter while traversing the tree between two nodes. In order to achieve O(log n) time complexity, the tree should be balanced, meaning that the difference of the height between the children of any node should be less than or equal to 1. Therefore, trees do not always guarantee a time complexity O(log n), unless they are balanced. Actually in some cases, the time complexity of searching in a tree can be O(n) in the worst case scenario.