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Letter: Stop judging Blacks more harshly than others

Letter: Stop judging Blacks more harshly than others

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A writer asks, “If Black Lives Matter, why are they shooting?” one another. I would pose this question: why do white people shoot each other? What about the white shooters who enter schools, or their place of work and shoot other white people? As a white person, nobody ever asked me “why are you shooting each other?” after one of these shootings. When a person of color shoots another of their race, does that somehow mean all people of color are guilty? Does this mean that the families of the victims are complicit in these shootings? That they aren’t grieving their loved ones’ deaths or injuries?

When are we going to stop judging all people of a group for what one person of their race does? Why does anybody shoot another person, no matter what color they are? There are reasons for these shootings but none of them are good ones, and many of them are out of our control. But we can control our judgment of people, no matter what color they are.

Kate DeMerle


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