Letter: Too many laws work to exclude rather than to unite Americans

Following the recent events in Charlottesville, most of our elected leaders came out with strong words condemning white supremacy. If they truly mean what they said, they need to change those laws and programs that help to perpetuate the idea.

Examples of discriminatory issues are: 1) promoting voter suppression under the guise of voter fraud, 2) gerrymandering voting districts to reduce the influence of minority groups, 3) pushing the use of school vouchers under the guise of “choice” but with the real result being an expanding apartheid school system, and 4) opposing meaningful immigration reform. Taking down flags and statues is a start, but there are still too many laws that work to exclude rather than to unite Americans. Let your representatives know where you stand.

BOB WOLLIN, Topeka

 

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