Indict the American System, Not the Dupe

Indict the American System, Not the Dupe
I do not believe that the fraternity boys should have been expelled from the University of Oklahoma. Nor do I believe that all should suffer for the actions of a few. I do appreciate the president, David Boren, seeing the need to expedite corrective matters. However, expelling two immature boys is not going to change anything concerning race on that campus or anywhere. Indict the system that separates and divides us. The system needs changing. We cannot change history, but we can change the racist system that has led to this and many such acts throughout the country. Why are we so afraid to confront racism in real ways, in ways that will help us understand one another? With knowledge and understanding, we can learn tolerance. We can live together in peace or continue suffering conflict. What will it be? America keeps missing its teachable moments. Why? We need to take out the emotion and have a real dialog on race matters. There is so much that we can do to foster learning, understanding and respect among our youth to help change the racial climate. Too many Americans will die with long-held biased beliefs about race, but there may be hope for the young. Race prejudice is learned. All racist beliefs are fear-based. What is the fear?

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