I was saddened to read the stories in our newspapers about the violence and verbal hate being directed toward our new President-elect Obama across this country. And yes, Alaska is no exception, as I have seen a number of hate-filled Letters to the Editor in our local papers.
Some of you may not have voted for Mr. Obama, due to his policies or ideas. That's your prerogative. But if you voted against him because of the pigment of his skin, that's called intolerance. And it has no place among us.
My late husband and I have hosted several exchange students from a variety of cultures and races. We loved them all and this love continues to this day. They are a part of my family for which I am very proud.
We are all children of God, regardless of the color of our skin or hair, of our culture or heritage or of our faith and beliefs. He loves us all. It's what is in our hearts that makes us who we are.
Yes, I know, there has been intolerance in this world forever, but can we in these United States of America set an example and learn to love one another? Perhaps we should give it a try.
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