Systemic racism in this country faded decades ago

Editor,

The attitude of your guest columnist, Preston Ossman, is one of the reasons our country is in such turmoil.

People with his view are only interested in promoting the idea that black Americans are somehow inferior and need to be “taken of care of.”

That they are all “victims” of our horrible white privileged society.

Unfortunately this myth is promoted in much of the news media as well as our schools and universities.

Ossman refers to systemic racism. Systemic racism faded decades ago.

Those who think that are themselves racists. If it were so we would not have elected an African American president two terms in a row.

The truth is, most Americans judge people by their character, not race.

Mr. Ossman needs to listen to successful black Americans like Judge Clarence Thomas, Dr. Shelby Steele, civil rights attorney Leo Terrell, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, commentators Larry Elder and Candice Owens, and the many other black Americans who took responsibility for themselves and achieved great success.

They speak out against the victim mentality and the government programs that keep many minorities on welfare and dependent upon others.

Black leaders like The Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson make a living convincing blacks that whites are keeping them down.

Fortunately, many minorities are beginning to realize that it’s all about liberals exercising control over them to get their vote and keep themselves in power.

That they are literally attempting to keep them on the government plantation.

Buried in history is the fact that the Ku Klux Klan was an arm of the Democrat party.

They’re more clever now and no longer hide under a hood and white sheet.

Ossman accuses the police of using tear gas, rubber bullets, sound cannons and brutal force against peaceful protesters.

These law enforcement officers are attempting to stop the looting and burning of businesses, many owned by minorities.

They are not attacking peaceful protesters.

Wake up Mr. Ossman, the country will only be mired in self pity and more unlawful chaos with your kind of beliefs and attitude.

And remember, all lives matter.

Bill Merrill

Coupeville

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