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Opinion: Mankind should evolve to treat all equally, including White men
02012018 LETTER

Mankind should evolve to treat all equally, including White men

I am not a White supremacist, but I am a White male. I refuse to be intimidated by Critical Race Theory supporters, and I will not apologize for being born White.  That was determined by my heavenly father.  It was his sovereign will.

I would like to defend my Whiteness to all of those people of color that want to demonize our fellow citizens because of skin color.

Please, remember that all of the following are verifiable facts.  They are the work of White people seeking to do the right thing for the right reasons.

The Declaration of Independence, signed July 4th, 1776, includes these words, “WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

The Civil War was fought between 1861 and 1865, by mostly White men and resulted in approximately 1.8 million casualties.  This war had two purposes.  One to secure the abolition of slavery.  Two, to preserve the union of the United States.

In 1865, the United States Congress abolished slavery with the 13th amendment.

In 1868, the United States Congress granted citizenship to all slaves through the 14th Amendment.

In 1870, the United States Congress guaranteed the right to vote to all male citizens in the 15th amendment.

In 1965, the United States Congress passed the Civil Rights Act further guaranteeing equal protection under the law.  This amendment also established federally protected voting rights across the nation.

In 1968, the Civil Rights Act was enhanced by the Fair Housing Act that further protected the rights of minorities.

In 1991, the Civil Rights Act was enhanced to prohibit discriminatory practices in employment based on either race or sex.

Please, note that all of these measures were enacted by governing bodies comprising mostly White males.

The only evolution that I believe in is the evolution of mankind in how we treat others who are also created in the image of God. We haven’t gotten it right yet and we won’t until the return of the only Son of God.  But our purpose is to strive toward his righteousness.

Tom Day

Hoschton

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