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Lessons from 'snapshot'

In the opinion-page article "A Snapshot of Racial Prejudice," May 22, there is another lesson. We all must take the opportunity to stop and say, "If my new friend is not welcome, I'll go with him to find another phone. Thank you anyway."

The peace for which we all look will come when each of us is willing to forego the special treatment awarded to us by virtue of our race, gender, or status and draw our own line in the sand which we will not cross.

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Victoria McCauley

Manhattan Beach, Calif.

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