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Layne letter: Live and let live

Racism seems to be a word that gets tossed around a lot . “I don’t like him/ her because they’re racist.” Unless it’s tattooed on their forehead, how do you really know? Is it your place to judge who is and who isn’t?

There are beautiful people of all walks of life and nationality . However if I were in a foreign country I’d probably seek out people of my own nationality. Am I racist?

Look at nature, from fish to fowl there are beautiful birds, canaries, peacocks, swans, etc., but have you ever seen a sparrow sitting on a limb beside a hummingbird? I haven’t. How about gold fish, carp, perch or rainbow trout? Even wild game such as deer, elk and mountain sheep are by nature partial to their own species. Is that wrong? I don’t think so. Mankind seems to be the only ones who are judgmentally sensitive to those who are somehow different than themselves.

Perhaps by looking around at what comes natural it could become a better place for everyone. We’re all here for the same reason and survival is the name of the game. Just live and let live.

Don L. Layne, Cascade

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