A change of at­ti­tudes

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

Re the movie Detroit: I was born and raised in the heart of Detroit. I had to ride the bus to and from work and walk home dur­ing those tu­mul­tuous times of the 1967 ri­ots.

From my mem­ory’s stand­point, it was very fright­en­ing, but I agreed with the black peo­ple’s ac­tions over the in­jus­tices they re­ceived. I was in the mi­nor­ity with my fam­ily and friends, but I knew in my heart what was right, and that time formed the mind and heart I have to­day.

I’ve never un­der­stood any type of racism and hope peo­ple who have this in their heart will soften and change their at­ti­tudes for the good of our peo­ple.

ELAINE BURKS Lit­tle Rock

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