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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1704865

Moment Of Truth

Taking part in the recent protests in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor has educated me about the extent of the racism that has existed out here in the past.

Notably, most of the protesters were white. Is that because the population out here is mostly white? Probably so. At least it showed an acknowledgment of, and an outcry against, the racism that has permeated our society.

Some black commentators have stated that whites don’t know and cannot know what racism is, or means. While, unfortunately, that may be correct for a large proportion of the American population, it should not be a reason to denounce the well-intentioned support that has risen to this occasion.

The tragedy of George Floyd’s death has, hopefully, been a decisive moment of truth for this country and the world.

Can we aspire to be better? Can we stop not only prejudice against blacks but all other ethnic minorities, indigenous populations and marginalized communities?

We are all human. Let’s all be humane.

All Lives Matter.

Nancy Greenberg

Sag Harbor

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