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Wednesday, December 2, 2020


It starts in small towns

Oct 12, 2020

To the editor:
I have full respect for the majority of police officers who do not treat a person differently solely because of the color of their skin.
Too many times a black person has been treated differently because their skin is not white… and sometimes a black person has been wrongly murdered by a police officer.
There is systematic racism in 2020 and that needs to change. It wasn't created in 2020 or in recent years, but it has been carried down for over a hundred years and has intensified in the last few years.
It is now the responsibility of all of us to make a change. Yes, all lives do matter, but right now, we have to talk about black lives. And the President of the United States should not be condoning and encouraging such hatred.
I am only one person, but there are many one persons in this country. And maybe someday, together, we can make a difference. And maybe it starts in the small towns.
And that is why I put a Biden/Harris sign and a Black Lives Matter sign on land that I own in White Sulphur Springs, the town where I grew up - which may be only the second set of these signs in the town.

Teri Beimler

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