We have a lot to think about on racial and social prejudice

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

I’m writing in regard to the Aug. 1 column Shun the Hun? Petty Politics and Personal Grudges Abound by Christopher Von Keyserling.

You can say what you will about Christopher Von Keyserling — most certainly have — but Mr. von Keyserling has made — in my opinion — his point in regarding “racial and social prejudice.”

Recently we’ve read many “opinions” about “race relations” in today’s world, especially after the verdict in the case of “George Zimmerman” vs. “Trayvon Martin.” We’ve had letters from “readers” who support “Mr. Zimmerman” and those who support the “Martin Family.” Both “Latinos” and “blacks” have been “offended” by others who express their own views and opinions.

A perfect example of discrimination was made when “minorities” of “the Town of Greenwich’s Police Department” placed a “class action suit” a few years back against the town. The “ugly secret of discrimination” is “alive and well” and, in my opinion, “race relations” are at an all time “low.”

What happened to the value and quality of one’s life? The most valuable life is one of “honesty,” “purity,” “unselfishness” and “love.” How does “racial and social prejudice” define a person’s character? Those who wish to “fight prejudice” must not only “talk the talk” — but must “walk the walk” as well.

Former superintendent of the Greenwich Public Schools Larry Leverett said the following: “A person’s character is a reflection on what values are put into practice to guide decisions about how to live life.”

That should give us all “something to think about.”

 

D. Morgan Saunders
Old Greenwich

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