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Letters to the Editor

‘Black Like Me’

I was pleasantly surprised to read this week’s letters to the editor, from people who are embracing the “Black Lives Matter” movement. I remember reading a book titled, “Black Like Me” years ago, maybe for English class.

That book had a profound effect on me. The author, John Griffin, had his skin temporarily darkened and spent six weeks traveling through the south, as a black man. As a young woman, I just could not even comprehend the awful treatment he received, because of his skin color. It’s so discouraging to read that the CNA did not deem a small peaceful march for BLM to be newsworthy; worse yet, they didn’t consider it “positive news.”

The Black Lives Matter movement started because a man was murdered, before the entire nation’s eyes. How is it not a “positive” when human beings stand up, and speak up, to try to right a wrong?

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