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Letter: No better, but no worse

No better, but no worse

Evidently the politically correct police have declared open season on white men. Today, white men are the only minority group that can be openly criticized without spawning protests across the country. Liberal/socialist Democrats and some Republicans have blamed white men for everything from cancer to bad hair days.

Perhaps these critics flunked American history while in high school. America’s Founding Fathers were old white men who risked life and wealth to form an independent country. It’s true that some white men owned slaves, but it is also true that other white men freed those slaves during the Civil War. It was primarily white men who kept America free by winning World War I and World War II.

The white men who have run our country for about 240 years have made serious mistakes, but so has every other group of leaders across the world. These leaders must have done a pretty good job, as almost everyone in the world wants to come to America.

White men are no better as a group than the members of other minority groups, but they are certainly no worse as the critics would have us believe.

— Don Peck, Longview

Today's Bible verse

“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops”

Proverbs 3:9

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