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Discussing Prejudices Offers Hope for the Future

March 7, 1995



The opinion-page article ``In Search of Honesty on Race,'' Feb. 27, touched a chord in me.

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As a young African-American I understood all too well the author's story.

As the article notes, the most discouraging and painful blow comes when it is someone you have grown to respect, and he or she makes that one off-color joke.

But sometimes such situations are not completely bad. They may offer the opportunity to openly discuss any prejudices.

The most we can wish for is dialogue, because with dialogue will come understanding and knowledge, the two greatest enemies of prejudice. Perhaps therein lies the hope of which the author speaks. Arica N. Young, Arlington, Va.

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