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AmericaI’ve been feeling especially sad about the shootings in South Carolina.  I feel like I’ve been lying to myself about how much racism actually still exists in America.

It’s clear that slavery is over and Jim Crow laws are not coming back but the hatred that motivated these murders is pervasive and there’s no guarantee that something like this will never happen again.

And then I look at the Statue of Liberty and I see the country we could be.  I want to live in that country in the future – the country in which the ideals become the reality.

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