I believe that if racism is to be conquered, we need to understand its history, and the hold that that history may still have on a large segment of western civilization. It is my desire that this hold will be broken in the lifetime of my great-grandchildren.  Op-ed 

Are We Bred to be Racist? 

  Part I  The Editor, In my childhood, I never heard the word ‘racism’, but in the past ten years, I have heard it used continuously. Does that mean that racists didn’t exist when I was a child? Not at all. My grow- ing up years were rife with racism. I lived in a white community. Most of the people were of European descent, mainly British. We had a small number of Chinese people. I had no idea back then how communities were estab- lished. I think I simply assumed…

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