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Living in the past

February 1, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

Living in Lee County Florida is like living in the deep South 1960s and 1970s. Segregation, (open), in most institutions. This is not a secret. Anywhere you travel, any institution you visit, you probably will not to see more than one minority. I even hear this almost on a daily basis from a radio talkshow host.

Yet, every year we go through the same exercise (the celebrations - Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Dunbar Festival, etc.). One or two days in a year minorities march down the street to Centennial Park and returned to their substandard neighborhoods and life goes on as usual.

The events just continue to happen: toxic sludge, housing segregation (poor quality), unsolved murders, police profiling, flooding, poor air quality, poor water quality, school inequality, employment inequality, and obviously government that could care less. Governments that get reelected despite poor outcomes. Well, they serve those in power.

When will we (those so-called concerned citizens) who subscribe to justice for all, practice what we say? How long can we continue to pretend that we don't see?

Even more concerning, how long will minorities continue to tolerate this and not realize things will never get better?

This is the system and it is intentional.

Lewis Robinson

Fort Myers



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