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The straw that broke the camel’s back

For a very long time I have said that the gap between the rich and the poor, which is the largest in our country’s history, would cause an uprising. The recent tax cut where the very rich and corporations got more than 80 percent of the benefit and the rest of us got a few extra dollars made this gap wider.

In recent years, we have seen a large number of unarmed black people killed by police. The recent killing of Mr. Floyd was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Blacks and other people of color have not been treated the same as white people for many years.

When I went to the Air Force Tech School in Montgomery, Ala. in 1963, we were told not to go into town with our fellow black airmen because we could be attacked.

In order to get the country to make changes, several things need to happen.

1. Protests have to continue across the country.

2. The protests have to be peaceful.

3. We have to elect a new president.

4. Democrats have to take over the U.S. Senate.

Only then will we have a chance for equality and economic change and justice.

JOHN H. QUINN

Johnstown

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