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The battle for equality is far from over
June 6, 2018

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To the editor:

Two non-Florida residents visiting Sanibel wrote in a letter to the editor in another paper that "the Civil War is over, get over it." They are thinking about becoming residents. Their reference is to the statue of Robert E. Lee and his portrait present in the Lee County Commission Chambers (and the concerns expressed).

Let me reassure everyone, the Civil War is not over. Many citizens in this United States are still fighting it, especially those who are struggling to maintain white supremacy. Marginalized whites are specially threatened.

If anyone thinks there was an absence of symbols of the Confederacy, racism, and white supremacy (unseen, not present) on Sanibel and the culture supporting (same), you should open your eyes. Plenty of symbols exist. In fact, they start at the tollbooth.

Like snow on the mountain top, money covers many flaws.

Lewis Robinson

Fort Myers

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