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Nelson Otto

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

I noticed something interesting concerning the news reports on the Price "Rock" memorial. Everyone interviewed was white. The person who started the movement is white, people they interviewed and expressed opinions to have it removed are white. If I'm not mistaken, it is a part of town that is composed of mostly affluent white people. So I find it interesting when a white person says that it has been a thorn in the side of Black people. Is it a "thorn" for Black people, or is it just white people imagining it, or maybe in reality it is more a thorn to white people — reminding them of the atrocities of their Confederate ancestors, ones who actually fought to keep a race of people in slavery. Maybe we should keep the monument so that white people can remember just how bad people can be. Maybe it can be a constant reminder to be better, to do better and treat others with respect.

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