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Reader's view: Campaign's slogan makes sweeping generalization

I've been reading with interest about the anti-racism Un-Fair Campaign. While I appreciate what the campaign is setting out to do, I am disturbed by the slogan it is using. The slogan makes a sweeping generalization about all white people, which ...

I've been reading with interest about the anti-racism Un-Fair Campaign. While I appreciate what the campaign is setting out to do, I am disturbed by the slogan it is using. The slogan makes a sweeping generalization about all white people, which perpetuates the very thing the campaign is trying to end.

I do not understand how the statement, "It's hard to see racism when you're white," will draw people into a productive discussion about racism when an entire group of people is stigmatized and, in essence, segregated.

The racial demographics of the Twin Ports certainly are not representative of the entire country.

Being white, I have experienced racism in other regions and other countries.

Perhaps a less-inflammatory wording of the slogan would accomplish the goals of the campaign without having to lump a whole population of people under a blanket statement that certainly isn't true for each individual.

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Maija Colombe

Duluth

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