Christina — what a brilliant and passionate piece you have written! I have felt the same things, the consternation of this foolish and ill-conceived trend that speaks far more of intrinsic insecurity and ignorance than valid outrage. Your examples lend powerful effect to the points you make, and remind those of us who still value their presence in our personal histories, of the critical importance to respect and learn from the past, both good and bad. As the great Mexican statesman, Benito Juarez once said “Entre los individuos, como entre las Naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz”,(and I translate): Between individuals, as between nations, respect for your neighbor’s rights ensures peace. If there is one thing that this world needs right now, more than ever, it is Peace.

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