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  •  This country is long past due to come to terms (1+ / 0-)
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    with the issues of race and culture.  I don't have the answers, but all of us must try.  So many of the wrongs in our country stem from the abuse of minorities, either of color, or culture, or religion.  Most of all each of needs to speak up when confronted by racism - even if your family wants you to shut up and make nice with Uncle Bob when he spouts his ignorant crap.  Speak up in private and speak up in public, if you see abuse happening take out your phone and film it - that has revealed much abuse in recent years.  

    It is especially important that you speak up if you belong to one of the privileged groups (white, or male, or socially connected to powerful people, etc.)  This continues as long as we condone it with our silence.

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