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To the Editor:

"White supremacy is evil" is the clear and concise denunciation of racism in front of the Methodist Church. I wish it was the message of the president of the United States. Since he seems unable to truly condemn the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis, and other white supremacists, then it is our duty to do so.

I do not want to live in a "white only" America. I do not want immigration to be slashed. I want refugees to be able to resettle in the land of opportunity and escape war, terrorism, and poverty. I want the poem on the Statue of Liberty to be meaningful and true.

I want the evolution of the idea that "all men are created equal" to continue to blossom and unfold so all people have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Southern Poverty Law Center (of which I am a proud life member) once sent me two photographs in a mailing. One was a picture of "Mix It Up Day" when school children sit with people they do not ordinarily sit with during lunch. It showed a table full of laughing children of all colors and nationalities. The other picture showed two white teenagers on an Aryan Nation compound raising their arm in a Nazi salute. Which America would you prefer to live in?

Rosemary Harrell



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