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Comment 26 Jun 2020

I'd assert that a person has the right to react to racism. At the root of race issues is the lack of understanding, and in many cases the willingness to even attempt to understand. That's why I try, when possible, to start my comments with a question, or a statement denoting respect. And in the spirit of full disclosure, I'm not always successful in doing so. I acknowledge my faults.

Comment 26 Jun 2020

"Seek first to understand and then be understood."  In that spirit allow me to ask. Are you implying that this young man should not be offended, nor should he take the action he deems appropriate in response to racist comments? In addition, could you clarify what you meant by the statement "They are never satisfied"? 

Comment 26 Jun 2020

I think it's very clear he wants to change the use of racists comments. Having said that, and I paraphrase Socrates "If I have but one singularly good quality, I am not afraid learn. I ask and I inquire, and I am genuinely thankful to those who choose to ranswer" In that spirit I ask. Do you not think he has a right to protest against racist statements? 

Comment 20 Jun 2020

After viewing the comments that typically follow stories such as this on the 247 Bucknuts site, I was expecting to see the usual nasty bigotted comments in response to this story. I am elated to see the the respectful and supportive comments on this board. To all who replied, kudos for your support for a holiday that for years has gone unnoticed and uncelebrated outside of the African American community. Thank you for the glimmer of hope during these racially dysfunctional and hate filled times.