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Rebuilding Baltimore is about repairing our relations with each other
Rebuilding Baltimore is about repairing our relations with each other

A lesson learned from childhood was that when you make a mess, you clean it. I understand that some responsible parties did just that in the earnest community clean up on Tuesday, April 28th. That was the visible material mess. What about the more difficult and embedded societal mess that lingers, invisible to many? The informative article in The Sun "The U.S. has yet to make good on its promise of reparations to black Americans" (Feb. 27) by Karsonya Wise Whitehead and Conra Gist is worth reviewing. It challenges us to "understand the structures, practices and norms" that led to the present and "persistent pattern of inequality," the big societal mess of...

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