Racial Bias Exists
Last updated 6/15/2020 at 12:21pm
This is a wonderful community that we live in and I’m proud to be a part of it. Most of my life has been spent here because it is hard to get away from the natural beauty that surrounds us.
It is deeply upsetting to hear my former classmate and protest organizer Ursula Wynn talk about leaving this community because of expected bias and racial profiling. This, however, should not be shocking. If you think this county does not have a racism problem, then, intentionally or not, you are blind to the issues we face.
In response to Bob Youngerman, the statistics he stated are only an effort to deflect from the true issue of systemic racism this country faces. To hide behind those numbers and have a sense that everything is fine is not the way we make change. This issue goes beyond excessive use of force by police.
Just imagine if the ideas from the black community were heard and not suppressed. There is no telling where we would be in this world – a cure for cancer or maybe a solution to climate change. There are global issues that affect us all and we can’t even figure out how to treat each other with equal respect.
Growing up here you hear much of southern pride or our southern heritage. This may mean different things to different people. To some that is preserving the beliefs of southern generals of the Civil War. To me it is people like the students in Greensboro who had no need for weapons but were able to make a positive change from peaceful protest. These are the people that make me proud to be a southerner.