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Voice of the people: Dudley Bearden

 

 

 

Observations on society 

 

George C. Wallace, who said "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever," won in the 1968 presidential election. Forty-six electoral votes from the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Louisiana. 

 

Today our schools are once again segregated. Columbus High School has a minority enrollment of 95%. With segregated schools and a divisive leader, many Americans young and old alike are displaying latent racism, mouthing code words such as sketchy neighborhoods, articulate men of color and monkey business to name just a few. 

 

In the words of Thomas Jefferson, "an educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." As a side note, education also may include learned skills such as medical and dental assistants, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and manufacturers. 

 

In life we strive to learn from role models such as John McCain. On the other hand there are some leaders whose values we hopefully decide not to emulate. 

 

As the lead bull stampedes over a cliff, do not follow the heard. Strive to learn the facts, diversify ones information sources. Don't become part of the heard mentality. 

 

Don't wait for leadership to come to you, look inward find strengths that define your own unique personality. 

 

Once again, let us work for a common goal, together as a nation, always loyal to one another. 

 

Semper fi. 

 

Dudley Bearden  

 

Columbus

 

 

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