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Whether choosing an Auburn football coach, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent, or President of the United States, the past year reflected both the past and the present reality in our community: issues of race color every issue. 

We are not unique in that regard, but certainly are more vocal. Montgomery was the first capital of the Confederacy. Montgomery also birthed the modern civil rights movement. 

Martin Luther King Jr. preached here, George Wallace governed here, and thousands of extraordinary citizens have accomplished much to enhance our quality of life here. 

No one feels they are racist.  Yet racism exists. We strive to be good neighbors and good students, and many attend church regularly. But our neighborhoods, schools and churches don’t typically reflect our community’s demographics as a whole. 

Dialogue almost always leads to better understanding. Our news special this week in prime time, “The Black and White of Racism Today” encourages ongoing dialogue. 

We  hope the year ahead brings all of us to live the reality that character, not color, matters most.

 

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