Letters | June 10, 2020

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Only 80 percent of success is showing up

As white Jews, we really have to do better than just showing up to a periodic rally. We live in a historically black city. How many of our friend groups reflect that?

BRETT BOREN
Washington


Time for a change

All too often history repeats itself and then life goes on. The tragic death of George Floyd is one example. An innocent life is lost by pure racist feelings. There are protests followed by unacceptable looting of commercial businesses and then forgotten until it happens again.

When you hear hatred from the top of the U.S. government, then what do you expect?

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It is time for us to educate ourselves and our kids. This is not acceptable and must end. We need to reform the law enforcement system and improve police acts in public safety. We need to educate those around us that this is wrong. It is time for people from all walks of life to mobilize and organize campaigns to demand justice, reform in police behavior, condemn the misuse of power and, finally, find an effective cure for this cancerous tumor to empower solidarity, unity and diversity,

More than 1,000 years ago, the Iranian poet Sa’di wrote: “If you are unsympathetic to the misery of others, it is not right that they should call you a human being.”


MEHDI AMINI
Vienna

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