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A response to ‘I can’t breathe’ must become ‘I can achieve’

In a Viewpoints piece on June 2, Susan Harris wrote, “Our shared humanity – found in our nation’s history – unites us no matter which ship brought our ancestors to these shores. Civilization and our republic depend on it. Justice requires it!” When I initially read this piece, I shook my head, ashamed that a fellow educator had the audacity to equate the forced pillage and enslavement of Africans in this country to European immigrants’ arrivals.