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What a waste of space

To the Editor: On Sept. 24, the Smithsonian opened the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. It is another act of unwarranted patronizing towards one specific group of Americans. The Smithsonian has many museums. Are black people not included in them? Are there no exhibits of blacks in museums across the USA? Is there not a statue of Martin Luther King in Washington, D.C. The history of black Americans is well-documented. There is even, quite absurdly, foolishly every year, an entire month devoted to black history. Why? Blacks deserve the same equality as all Americans. But, they do not ...

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The real cause of the ‘Civil War’

To the Editor:  Writer Ryan Madden [“Kneeling during the National Anthem,” Mid Rivers Newsmagazine, Oct. 19] is proud of our country’s past, present and future. I’m happy for him. I’ll admit that I’m a bit more concerned than he is, but that’s not why I write. Mr. Madden’s brief reference to the war between the Union and the Confederate states from 1861 to 1865 is that it was fought over slavery and that the argument for states’ rights is revisionist. I could list a dozen or more factual, historical and documented reasons, some from President Abraham Lincoln himself, why that’s ...

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