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You've Got To Be Taught


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 4:12pm

Rev. Ernie Mills’ letter of June 18, “No One is Born a Racist,” was a thoughtful look at our behavior and attitude toward others.

As I read it, suddenly some words of the song “You’ve got to be Carefully Taught” from Roger and Hammerstein’s show South Pacific, coursed through my mind.

“You’ve got to be taught to be afraid of people who’s eyes are oddly made, and people whose skin is a different shade, You’ve got to be carefully taught before its too late, Before you are six or seven or eight, to hate all the people your relatives hate, You’ve got to be carefully...

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