When you are attacked by a racist, your feelings are not the only one’s affected. It is something more profound in your being. The color of your skin is not decided by you. The place where you were born was not decided by you. Whether you are pretty or ugly was not decided by you. Consequently, racism is very cruel. 

I have been living in Marysville for almost 11 years, and I have noticed that there is a lot of racism in Marysville. You have to be from another planet if you don’t know that people from New York have the Eastern accent, people from Georgia have the accent from the South, people from England have the English accent, etc. There is nothing wrong with that. As far as you understand, there is no offense. 

I believe a racist person is a pitiful human being because he or she is ignorant. Being ignorant is a horrible stigma. If you are racist, please, please, go back to school and study history because it is fascinating. You will learn a lot about our differences from a different perspective. You will learn to respect people from other races because of their wonderful contribution to our civilization. 

Elizabeth Rolon

Marysville

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