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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Scrubdog
Based on my experience the same things.
OMG! Do you mean that humans are freakin' human no matter their skin color. No WAI!!11!!
originally posted by: zosimov
All valid points, and thanks to everyone who took the time to read and respond. There is a lot to think about in here, imo. I appreciate everyone's perspective and will take it all into account when I write whatever letters are going to come of this conversation. (futile maybe but I do want to follow through and try to do my part to unite our communities)
Letters/blogs are the only thing I can think of where I can contribute something. I'd like to offer the right people (one poster on here mentioned a decent-sounding state rep) some ideas toward working to lessen the divide here.
I also think that, despite all the rhetoric, our country has made great strides and achieved worthy goals for the betterment of humanity. I think so highly of us that I am convinced we can do even better.
originally posted by: BeefNoMeat
Remeber the Alamo, but more importantly, remember the perspective of a true patriot, Davey Crockett, and his life-long anguish of 'remember the Trail of Tears'. In contrast, to the lionization of a mass murderer, we remember as 'Ole Hickory, Andrew Jackson (who, depending on your source, was born 30 miles south of my birthplace).