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Telegraph Herald: Letter: Justice for Blacks, Does Not Deny Whites

FROM: SANDY HOCKENBERRY

I recently argued with my cousin about the events in Ferguson, Mo. She said I implied she was racist and claimed, “If you’re white, you’re wrong.” This letter is for every whiter person who feels polarized in a racially polarized debate. It doesn’t have to be that way.

When black people are protesting across America, they are not protesting against white people. Black communities are protesting systems of injustice and inequality. Responsibility isn’t that same as culpability.

Telegraph Herald: Saturday’s March Not a Protest, NAACP Organizer Says

BY ALICIA YAGER, TH STAFF WRITER

The Dubuque chapter of the NAACP aims to promote justice and equality issues Saturday with a peaceful march.

The walk from Jackson Park to Washington Square is not a protest, said Anthony Allen, President of the local chapter. Rather, he hopes the event will build connections in the community and allow residents to discuss issues affecting equality and justice in Dubuque and nationwide.