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WE NEED TO ACT LIKE GOD’S CHILDREN
Eligio Sierra’s letter (Aug. 27) denigrates Donald Trump’s outreach to African-American voters as hypocrisy and questions the ethnicity of the people on his campaign staff. I don’t know the ethnic makeup of Trump’s 73 staffers or Hillary’s 800, but seriously, who cares?
I hope both campaigns are hiring on the basis of skills and qualifications rather than race. Part of what has made this country great is the melting pot of America. People immigrated here to become Americans and to enjoy the freedoms that we often take for granted but are so very unique in the world. We do much better when we look at ourselves as Americans rather than attaching labels which tend to divide us. We are all God’s children and we need to act like it.
The African-American community has not been well served by the party they typically vote for. The welfare program is another government program created with good intentions which has resulted in unintended consequences. Welfare benefits are increased for single-parent families, which sounds reasonable except that in practice, it tends to result in families with no father figure and in many cases, long-term dependency.
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