I have proudly called Atlanta home the past 10 years. I love this city. Love the way every building sits against the skyline. Love MARTA, though it doesn’t take me anywhere I need to go. Love the arts culture that weaves its way through every facet of this city. Love that in my apartment complex, I hear so many different languages spoken when I take walks. And I will always root for the Braves.
Moderated by Rick Badie
Last week, the AJC hosted a live chat in which we posed a question to readers that my colleague, Jay Bookman, had asked in a column: “Could what happened in Baltimore take place in Atlanta?” Today, an Atlantan who took part in that dialogue takes the issue a step further and challenges our community to host a conversation on racial matters in regard to contemporary inequities and past mistreatment. The other essay, by a self-described conservative, rounds out the discussion.
Rise up for peace
By Dee Westbrook