Von Keyserling’s column showed he lives in a bubble on race

To the Editor

In his column in the Dec. 4 edition of the Post, Mr. Von Keyserling seems to live in a bubble.

He does not feel that racism exists. Perhaps it is because he is a white male who has not been racially profiled and stopped by the police under suspicion of his whiteness. He is not a victim of racism and injustice because of the color of his skin.

Today black men who are tall and heavy are called “monsters” and are killed, shot and choked. Be very careful if you are a black man wearing a hoodie walking down the street with your hands in your pockets; that in itself might identify you as dangerous and suspicious.

Are some people more equal than others? The Declaration of Independence declares “all men are created equal” and are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The pledge of this country is “one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Are those false promises?

We need to take a long, hard, honest and informed look at what has happened and continues to happen over and over in America.

Samarpana Tamm


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