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Racism at Home?
Date posted - April 29, 2014
When you picture a racist, what picture do you have in your mind? The news this week has been sobering concerning racism in the US. Cliven Bundy’s ugly words revealed his racist heart and Donald Sterling, one of the richest men in America could not stem the flow of his racist tongue. And now, right here in Sheldon Iowa, we have arrests in a racist park vandalism case.
It is difficult to identify racists. If they don’t open their mouths, we have no way to judge their hearts. As the mom of two black kids in NW Iowa, it almost makes me wish for the days that racists were easily identifiable by their white hoods.
I hope all decent people will express their disdain at such blatant racism in the nation and in our community. I hope no one will dare to make excuses for these deplorable words. I hope that others will join me in expressing that these sorts of comments are not to be sanctioned in any context. I hope that my little ones will no longer be subjected to ignorant, ridiculous comments by national figures such as Bundy and Sterling, or on park bench graffiti right here in Sheldon.