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One of my favorite movies, “Green Book,” won Best Picture! I loved how the driver got rid of his prejudice of blacks. The movie was a good reminder of our shameful racism of the past. America has continued to change and accept all different people. “Green Book” was a warm, feel-good movie.

I read in Tuesday’s paper that “many” were offended by the choice of Green Book for Best Picture because it did not depict racism how they view it. For gosh sakes, it is they, not me, who keep fanning old racist flames.

When I grew up, being thin-skinned was a character flaw. Does political correctness now require everyone protects the thin-skinned?

I remember Dad telling me, “Spoken words define the speaker, not the one spoken about.” If I ever complained about what someone said, my mom would tell me, “Get over it!”

Other news stories tell of people condemning people for something they said 20 or more years ago. Most of us are not the same as we were in our youth. Should we be so thin-skinned that something someone said in their youth, 20 years ago, is more important than the person they have become today in their 50s?

If something I say offends you, show your self-respect, ignore me, and get over it!

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Tony Seitz

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