Letter to the Editor: We must confront racism when we see it


Charleston slaying suspect Dylann Roof is us. If you are white and have ever let someone get away with exhibiting racism and have not confronted it, Dylann is us.
The racism he exhibits came from everyone of us white folks who have not confronted the racism in our midst every day. When we do not confront the obviously racial comments of our neighbors and friends and acquaintances, we let them stand to be heard and believed by folks like Dylann. He is us.
When we do nothing to confront the systemic racial injustice in our midst every day, he is us.
When we let our family members get away with their racial insults uttered under their breath as they drive by some black or brown person, Dylann is us.
Michael Cash, Maurertown

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