Jensen Beach, FL
I am Puerto Rican and can tell you that racism is not just a black and white problem. We need to see this issue through a more all-encompassing view. I am, as my mother described me, a “butterscotch” Puerto Rican. Not black as my grandfather nor as alabaster as my grandmother. I was raised with the same “rules” of life. No hands in pockets when we go into a store, never look at the police, don’t run in the street, don’t talk back to white people or they might call the police, etc… yet the conversation is still only black and white. As long as we address racism as only a black and white thing, we will never understand the magnitude of this nor that we who are somewhere between black and white face the same prejudices from both blacks and whites. Any talk on Racism must include the brown, yellow, and red men and women who also live in this world and are subject to the same racial tensions that too many think is only a black and white issue.