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Letters: SC showing nation how to heal racial wounds

Participants in a unity chain event hold hands on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston after nine churchgoers at Emanuel AME Church were killed in a racist attack.
Participants in a unity chain event hold hands on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston after nine churchgoers at Emanuel AME Church were killed in a racist attack. NYT

When it comes to responding to the vile, hate-filled massacre in Charleston, South Carolina led the way.

When it comes to forgiveness and healing, her black brothers took up the old rugged cross to show us the way.

When it comes to righting the ship of state, South Carolina also led the way by putting the old, outdated flag behind us.

We’re on the right track and are showing the rest of the nation how to stanch old wounds and heal all citizens.

Neil J. Mahoney

Columbia

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