Reader's View: Workplace racism remains a problem

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I was disappointed to read the Aug. 2 letter, “ World doesn’t owe anyone anything ,” which was about the experiences of John Staine and his employment with St. Louis County (“ Staffer's email forces St. Louis County to confront discrimination, ” July 22).

I admire Mr. Staine for trying to explain to his co-workers and to those of us in the community how his treatment at work impacts him and other people of color. As reflected in the letter, some seem to have missed the point that Mr. Staine has been consistently stopped and questioned because of the color of his skin.

Challenging people of color while giving white people a free pass is an ongoing and pernicious symptom of racism in our society. Let's recognize it when it happens and make it stop.

Linda Deneen



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