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June 26, 2013

ANDERSON: What’s up y’all?

(Continued)

As a downtown dweller, I live in a busy part of town and people I don’t know walk by. I see the affects of low-wage jobs and substandard housing for many from even my front porch. If we see it we must deal with it, and while the subject is touchy and scary, we must recognize it for what it is — a very ingrained part of our psyche. 

Racism has evolved, just like everything else does. There are many different ethnic populations now, and with that comes a whole new set of fears and expectations. 

Paula Deen said what many think. It was appalling, it was outrageous and it was Paul Deen. She has worked hard and even hired many who were offended. She will pay and has already paid a big price for mistake.

If we continue to bury our heads in the sand about our own attitudes, what will our price be?

— Barbara Anderson, of Jeffersonville, is executive director of Haven House Services Inc. Reach her by email at barbanderson_1@yahoo.com

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