Friday, June 14, 2024

Bigotry, racism just needs to stop

| June 11, 2024 1:00 AM

After reading a recent newspaper article about Coeur d’Alene Tribal School students on an outing to McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene being jeered and harassed for simply being Native American, I literally feel sick to my stomach. This is so painful. I do not understand the little minds and cold hearts that can hurl words meant to demean an entire group of people based on the color of their skin. Why treat anyone as less than when we are in actuality one, united in our shared humanity? Why?

I stand with those who are standing up to bigotry, racism, and discrimination. This is not the first incident of this nature in the Coeur d’Alene community. This nonsense needs to stop. In the words of John Lennon, “You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will live as one.”