Letters to the Editor: Kanye West’s antisemitism is sadly familiar. Our response doesn’t have to be just condemnation. The truth is we are far too familiar with the same thing. The problem is our denial. We can’t even recognize it by its symptoms, so we must blame the victim.
SOMETIMES AN ABUSER WILL BE SURE TO LEAVE HIS OR HER OLDER SISTER IN FEAR OF HER.
He can’t be caught
To be a black man has been a crime and a sin. We can’t put away our sins once we’ve committed them, and we can’t have any of our sins forgiven or set aside once they’ve become part of our very being. To be a black man has been to be a slave and a slave master.
There’s nothing wrong with being honest with your sins. If you’re truly black, that’s what you should be. But sometimes when a black man stands up for himself, it’s like he’s running out of air. We’ve been living with this disease for years and we don’t know what to do.
You can’t just say that the way things are is the way they should be. You can’t have open-mindedness and forgiveness toward all. You can’t change the past. You can’t undo a crime that’s been committed. You can’t wipe out the stain of your guilt.
There’s a point where you’re supposed to walk away from a crime. You’re supposed to stand up for the truth. Once you stand up for the truth, you should stay strong and keep working towards justice. But sometimes, instead, we can’t seem to do that. We’re too ashamed for a simple lie.
We should all stand firm on the truth. When we stand strong and are willing to fight, we can change the way people see us for the way that we are. You have to stand firm on the truth.
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