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Your Views: Senseless slaying should lead public figures to speak out
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I just recently heard about the tragic story of the young man from Australia who was murdered. He was a baseball player from that country. He was white, killed by three teens, two of them black.

When I heard this story, I was shocked. The response from the three teens when they were asked why they did what they did was that they were bored.

I have two questions: What were they thinking? And where is the outcry from the Revs. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the other race hustlers on this particular incident?

What does it say about our society and the state of the black community when our youth find entertainment in murdering a fellow human being?

What would the great Frederick Douglas say about the state of black America today? Just because we have a black president does not make a wrong right.

We as a people and as a country need to get back to the basics, get back to God — what He says is right and what He says is wrong.

Joel David Jenkins
Gainesville

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