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I want to thank Nan Butler Roberts for her powerful message posted in this paper on Aug. 13. I especially took note of her statement, “Let’s be clear, the dominant culture doesn’t get to tell the oppressed how to protest, when to protest or what it should look like.”

I find that I have a lot of listening to do, especially to the experience of Black Americans. I want to more fully appreciate their experience so I can be a part of the solution to the systemic injustices that I am more fully understanding, each time I stop and truly listen.

Ellen Adams


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