Unfortunately there is still racism and discrimination in the world we live in today. I feel we need to educate our children and not shelter them from this. In many rural areas, our children do not get exposed to the ugliness that is in our world today. In turn, they make naÃ¯ve mistakes sometimes. As adults, I feel we need to take a little more time, with our children, explaining what racism, prejudice, and discrimination are exactly. Lesson to be learned by the adults, we assume our children know, not all of them do. The incidents at our school have not been brushed under the carpet, many people have been misinformed. It has opened some eyes and is being addressed.
I am not clueless on this topic, I grew up in Arizona and moved to Utah when I was 14. What a culture shock. I lived in Castle Dale for about six years, then moved to Green River. I have lived in Green River since 1987, raised three children, and been very involved in the community. Yes, this little town has its problems, but I would say Green River is one of the most diverse small towns in Utah. Please let's all work together, not against each other, to help our children correct the wrongs of our past. I am a believer in our children.