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The opinion piece by Jeremiah Cox ("Taking steps to anti-racism," July 23) is an example of what is wrong with America today. He is a child preaching his ‘holier than thou’ views to his elders.

According to Cox, Columbus didn’t set out to discover a New World. Cox wants us to believe that Columbus was looking for a whole new populace to rape and kill!

I would like to say I am amazed by his ignorance, but this tripe is everywhere. A few weeks ago, I was talking to a Black Lives Matter protester who told me the police force was initially started to capture runaway slaves.

Another BLM protester who was shaming me for not wearing a mask to protect ‘the vulnerable,’ told me she supported abortion. Talk about not protecting the vulnerable!

Cox cited two local people of color as his racism references. I suggest he broaden his horizons by reading some of the following: Shelby Steele, Candace Owens, Thomas Solwell, Lil Wayne, Star Parker, and Lawrence Jones.

Crystal Quiring

Chaska

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.

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