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Challenges affect all Americans


August 5, 2020


I have no “real” understanding what racism and hate feel like, because I am a 70-year-old white man, and as a  U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran during the Vietnam War, I served with all races.

I have never had that hate directed at me, nor have I had the black parent conversation with their children advising them to watch their back, because there are many of your fellow Americans that wish harm to you because your skin is darker than white.

I can not imagine how difficult that talk would be, but it’s very necessary in today’s America. Hate crimes in the U.S. are quite f...

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