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Consider This: Find someone who is different

Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM Consider This is an editorial series by WDAM General Manager Jama Killingsworth. Souce: WDAM
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Right now our country is dealing with anxiety, fear, uncertainty, anger and sadness. Our neighbors in Baton Rouge are hurting. In an interview with WAFB, our Raycom sister station, former Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff offered this challenge. 

Consider This: “This is what I want Baton Rouge to do today. I want every person in Baton Rouge to find somebody who’s different, to look like you and I. I’m a 60-year-old man, you’re a 40-year-old man. I’m black, you’re white. Go find somebody that looks different than you and you extend your hand and you say, my name is such-and-such. This is what I like. What do you like? And when you get beyond that color you’re going to find out that we’re not that far apart," said Leduff.

Chief LeDuff is right. He’s challenging the people of Baton Rouge, but that challenge applies everywhere. Find someone who is different. Shake their hand. Will you accept the challenge? To look beyond the color… To find out what unites, not what divides. I challenge you to do that today, tomorrow, and every day. I suspect we’ll quickly realize we’re not that far apart.

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