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Editorial: Tragedy

(Source: WSFA 12) (Source: WSFA 12)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Last Thursday I, like many of you, got the alert on my phone and immediately turned on the news to see what was going on in Dallas. The killing of Police officers in Dallas, in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of two African American men in Minnesota and Baton Rouge by Police officers, made last week a very somber disturbing week for all Americans.  

Race relations in this country are at a tipping point. It is understandable to be angry, sad or even confused about what is going on in our country right now. It is even understandable to think that there is nothing we can do. One thing I am positive of is, if we do nothing, these situations will continue and will probably escalate.

I get it. This is a very complex issue. There are more than two sides and all of them are rooted in generations of beliefs. To fix this problem will take time and effort from everyone. That effort must continue and accelerate.

Leaders from across our country must create and facilitate ongoing community forums to discuss, debate and resolve community issues. We are asking community leaders right here in the River Region to actively participate in helping to make real change in our community. Create and engage somehow, and when you do let us here at WSFA know about it, and we will do what we can to support your efforts.

We all need to be in this together to create more forums and opportunities for dialogue and less opportunity for the events last week. 

Copyright 2016 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

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