- - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Recently Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, reportedly suggested that, in order to become better educated in living history, President Trump meet with African-Americans who have dealt with racism.

Many in this country have a sore spot when it comes to family histories, yet they endure it without discussion. Take for instance those families who had to live through the poverty of the Dust Bowl. Also, how about those families that had relatives who fought and died or were wounded in the Civil War and our country’s other wars? Should Mr. Trump also meet with them to get a better grasp of history?

So many people today have included themselves in victimhood. It is one thing to learn history in order to be educated about why and how things in the past came about and thereby be prepared in the future for repeats of negative events. However, it is another thing to learn history in order to establish a sense of victimhood based on the past.

DAVE DAHLKE

Port Orchard, Wash.

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