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Finding balance in protests

Posted on June 17, 2020 by Taber Times

Dear Aleesha,

In reply to your letter (“Support needed for black lives protesting in their fight for justice”, Taber Times, June 10), it was certainly not my intention to upset anyone, other than stating some facts of life.

Just a few comments, in your letter.

You say “White people, not unlike Hans Visser, are uncomfortable confronting their own prejudices”, your accusation is both unfair and untrue.

I want you to know that I love my grandson by marriage, born in Haiti, and his two beautiful boys just as much as any other of my grands and great grands.

And about these well intended protests, turned violent, has taken more lives, eventually teach us that it is not wise to blindly follow a crowd.

And we certainly don’t always have to agree with one another, but can have a civil discussion.

I try to find a balanced opinion by listening to both sides of an issue.

In this case, listen and observe the supporters of the Black Lives Matter group, and Dr. Ben Carson and author Shelbey Steel, on the opposite side.

And for both sides, Martin Luther King, who stood on his soapbox, and concluded that we all need God’s faith, hope and love.

Hans Visser 

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