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Letter | Interracial unity after Charleston shooting is all we need

Glenn Beck, on his way to Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, shakes the hand of a man (in the background) wearing a “Black lives matter” T-shirt. | Issac J. Bailey/The Sun News @ijbailey
Glenn Beck, on his way to Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, shakes the hand of a man (in the background) wearing a “Black lives matter” T-shirt. | Issac J. Bailey/The Sun News @ijbailey

DISCRIMINATION

Let’s celebrate unity after Charleston shooting

Re: June 20 column by Issac Bailey, “Charleston shooting: Interracial hugs and tears and mourning not enough to guarantee lasting change.”

Mr. Bailey, how sad it was to hear you were not moved by the gathering of all races in Charleston in the spirit of forgiveness, peace, love and hope. What a beautiful act by the human race after such a tragic event.

Could it be that you also, as you state regarding Dylann Roof, harbor deeply racial thoughts, but towards whites?

Is that why you were not moved?

Do you really believe the expanded imprisonment of young blacks in SC is solely because of disparate racial treatment at every level of the criminal justice system? Could part of this sad statistic regarding the young black prisoner increase be due to the fact that 77 percent of African American families are fatherless?

The broken family, a family without a father to help provide financially and morally could be part of the problem.

I’m sorry that you feel black and white people mourning together isn’t enough for you. This tragic event could have produced events such as in Ferguson or Baltimore.

Personally, I’m proud of the caring and loving people of South Carolina coming together to show their love and support for each other, black and white.

It is enough for me!

Kathy Sims

Little River

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