Letter: Take a stand against evil

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Watching the evil events of Charlottesville, Va., unfold, I did not go directly to the impossible question of why hatred like this still exists. Be it of apathy, ignorance or some desperate justification from within, what struck me was that too few people said a word about this sickness.

Racism continues to take hold because far too many of us remain silent and must share the responsibility with our president, those that voted for him and say nothing because, to do so, would in their minds, take away from their “win,” and the silence from all those that know better yet stand by and allow evil to breed without resistance.

Those that know right from wrong must go beyond platitudes and posts and stand up! Nonviolence does not mean weak and constrained. In moments like this, silence is violence.