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Race and class issues


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

One of the major problems we have in today’s society is blaming different classes of people for our shortcomings. As an example, Pam Strickland, founder of Eastern NC “Stop Human Trafficking Now” wrote an article in Sunday’s Public Forum titled "Bless Your Heart."

She states that she is not ashamed of what she was going to write, therefore she chose to put her name to her letter. She started off with some good points about prostitution leading into sex trafficking. However, she ruined her credibility when she went on to make this a race issue by blaming people in power: “white males.”

She must not watch or read the news. I can name two black males who currently stand out as using their power and money to manipulate women. Comedian Bill Cosby and Congressman John Conyers of Michigan. These people that are in power, such as Pam, can make positive changes, but they choose to only talk to one class of people and destroy the point they are trying to get across.

A great leader, whether white, black, brown, male or female, doesn’t use race to get their point across. They don’t use class warfare to get their point across. They use intelligent thinking with details to get their point across. They follow up with what they say.

We are never going to move forward in this great country of ours if we keep injecting race into every subject. A person is more credible when speaking out about injustice without getting in jabs on race. Too many of our powerful leaders have brainwashed people into thinking that race is the problem, when in reality, they are the problem for blaming race. An old political thinking is, when policy isn’t working, muddy up the waters with race issues.

Steve Holt



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