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Megan Robley letter: Remove the hate from community

In lieu of last week's North Dakota State University hate crimes and the vandals desecrating the Fargo mosque, we must ask ourselves, "What type of community do we want?" Do we want a community that is filled with hate and bigotry and is prejudic...

In lieu of last week's North Dakota State University hate crimes and the vandals desecrating the Fargo mosque, we must ask ourselves, "What type of community do we want?" Do we want a community that is filled with hate and bigotry and is prejudiced to a variety of cultures and customs? Or, do we want a community that welcomes and accepts differences because of the realization that the diversity benefits us all.

It is alarming to think that people can be so cruel in their actions. I hope that the individuals of this week's hate crimes realize the ugly face they are bringing forth in our community, and their acts of bigotry are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Not only that, but these acts offend everyone.

We must stand up against and denounce such crimes, as well as seek justice for and protect others as we would protect ourselves. It is apparent that it is time for a change in our community through the embracing of all people.

Megan Robley

West Fargo

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