Encouraging to see people stand up to protest

Published 9:27 am Tuesday, June 2, 2020

I have been smiling for the last few days because I remember systemic racism that exists. 

I remember wondering why they had “colored” bathrooms at the Mercer County Fair. I remember the black jokes that have now been joined by Hispanic jokes. 

I realize that most humor comes from making fun of others for ego purposes but these were different and we all knew the difference. 

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Sports can help us recognize our common humanity But not everybody plays sports.

Anyway, the reason I have been smiling is because I see as many white protesters as black ones. They have the unbridled lack of fear that gives me hope and the courage that I have been lacking. Thank you.

Nicholas Barker