To the editor:

I wanted to commend Chad Grooms for his letter in the June 11 edition on the impact of local racism on him during his attempt to work here in Louisa County.

Grooms wrote what I believe many people here feel, but haven’t voiced their concerns about over the years. But he is right.

From the perspective of the African American citizen who constantly experiences these disparities, it’s good to hear a young person tackle these issues and bring them to light for those who don’t have a clue. The noise in the streets, the looting, broken glass and shootings from all sides is a message to the citizens, governments and families that a dialogue must happen quickly.

Let us move forward together as citizens of this county to address racial disparities and law enforcement techniques when young African American men are stopped for suspect offenses.

Annie Holland


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