Last word on race
“Love one another as I have loved you.” That, Bob Ray, is all we need to say about race. (See Wednesday Bob Ray Sanders column, “Year’s best movie is one many are afraid to see.”)
We cannot change the past, but we can love one another as Jesus asked us.
By constantly “discussing” race we just create new wounds and never allow the old ones to heal. Not a single person alive today owned a slave.
Slavery is a horrible chapter in our history, yet we’re not the same people today.
Unfortunately, there are racists of every color! That will never change because we’re human and we aren’t perfect.
Most people are just trying to do their best, and that includes treating everyone with love, dignity and respect.
Don’t dare me to watch a movie that is mired in misery. I didn’t see The Passion of the Christ for the same reason. I refuse to pay money to spend an hour or two eating a $10 box of popcorn while watching a movie that makes me so miserable that I have to practically drag myself to the car afterward.
That has nothing to do with race. That’s just common sense.
— Kathy O’Neil, Fort Worth
A major loss
Many thanks for Wednesday’s excellent article by Barry Shlachter on the loss of two of the local Barnes & Noble bookstores. This is a major loss for Fort Worth.
We visited the store at University Park Village at least once a week for the past 15 years. It was a great place to get a good cup of coffee at Starbucks, browse the new bestsellers, get maps for foreign countries and cities and admire the children’s department, where children could be read to and become familiar with the printed word.
It was a great place to buy obscure magazines and CDs. .
I’m angry that the new landlord, Glimcher Realty Trust, failed to reach an accommodation with Barnes & Noble.
We have lost an old friend.
— David White, Fort Worth
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