Give Ghandi a space

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

I can’t say it sur­prises me that read­ers have taken is­sue with a statue to honor Gandhi by de­mand­ing a statue of their own na­tion­al­ity or throw­ing the idea into the same lot as our poorly ex­e­cuted money-eat­ing “train to nowhere.”

There seems to be no short­age of ig­no­rant or racist peo­ple who push their own agenda at the ex­pense of oth­ers. Gandhi was a great thinker who changed world power by non­vi­o­lent means and by speak­ing the truth. This town has had build­ings and stat­ues named af­ter Ku Klux Klan and Con­fed­er­ate lead­ers for years.

My fel­low read­ers, if you are against this pri­vately funded statue, please take a minute and open your mind to the idea that just maybe, de­spite your good civic in­ten­tions, you are protest­ing the wrong statue. CuRRy dod­son

austin

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