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Sun, June 16

Letter: Thinking about race

Editor:

Someone who believes that a person with a darker skin doesn’t fit in is someone who looks at a human being and sees skin color as a defining factor. When my husband and I moved to Prescott four years ago we loved our new hometown except for its lack of ethnic diversity. Each of us had lived where there was a rich cultural diversity that added depth and character to our former homes.

Given that Rep. David Stringer was recently re-elected in spite of his previous comments on race and the lack of support from his party tells me that Prescott voters don’t care what he thinks about race. What can we do to address this underlying problem? How can we even discuss racism when we live in a community that is not racially diverse? That is what I hope The Daily Courier and Prescottonians will consider as we continue to publicly cringe in embarrassment over Mr. Stringer’s recent comments.

Colleen C. Eagle

Prescott

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