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In My View

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We find ourselves facing an unprecedented period of lawlessness, fueled by a media that portrays every perceived injustice that involves a person of color as a symptom of systemic racism.

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I have a whole collection. Unpublished letters to the editor, unsent texts, correspondence to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, notes of what I needed to say to superintendents of other nearby districts, business owners and citizens that lived near many of our schools from my ti…

Readers Write

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In Keith Lawrence's column in the June 21 Messenger-Inquirer concerning the Confederate soldier statue on our courthouse lawn, he stated a statue of Josiah Henson could be added to the site alongside the soldier's statue.

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In her June 27 letter to the editor, Cynthia Evans couched the validity of the Confederate statue in Owensboro by expounding on America’s history of unbiased racism, evil doled out to Native Americans, Asians, Latinos, as well as blacks, a perspective unique to Euro-American’s as if demeanin…

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I attended an "education forum" on June 25 at Kentucky Wesleyan College about the courthouse statue. I thought I knew quite a bit about the statue, but I wanted to learn more.

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For the first four score and seven years of this great nation, and for centuries leading up to that moment, Democrats did some pretty terrible things to the Blacks of America. As a Republican, when I hear about Juneteenth Day, I think to myself, "You’re welcome," and I wonder why no one than…

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Intolerance: unwillingness to accept views, beliefs or behavior that differ from one's own (definition from Oxford Dictionary on-line). Note the word "unwillingness" — it does not say unable or incapable.

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The Public Life Foundation of Owensboro (PLFO) and the Hager Educational Foundation (HEF) support OPS Superintendent Matthew Constant’s creation of an Equity Task Force to openly address racial issues in our community.

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I love Owensboro. Born, raised and spent most of my life right here. I like downtown. It is attractive and aesthetically appealing, but there’s a sigh in my soul when it comes to our ever-expanding alcohol identity.

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I went to Kroger recently, and more than half of the customers didn’t wear a mask. Many of those same people came in with another and some even brought their children with them. Aren’t we supposed to limit one shopper from each family?

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Regarding politicians, let us contemplate the wisdom of Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate.