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Letters: Whites' views on racism

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Re "Stark gap in views on racial equality," Aug. 23

Surely no one is shocked that, according to a recent Pew Research Center report, a majority of whites in the U.S. believe racism is a non-issue.

Asking whites about racism only reflects wishful thinking that the problem of race has gone away, but this warrantless belief has no objective value in the discussion of race.

It puzzles me why there continue to be studies showing what we already know: that no person can intuit another's experience.

Why aren't we asking more specific questions about the experience of racism from those suffering its effects?

Debra Kaufman

Venice

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