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A bridge worth building

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Whether it’s in schools — with some such as Ruston Elementary more than 90 percent minority — in neighborhoods, in churches or in social gatherings, the voluntary division of African-Americans, Caucasians and those residents from other nations is prevalent in our area.

Few people will openly argue that the separation is a positive phenomenon, yet people continue to do it.

Some residents, such as Ruston Elementary School Principal Sonja Walker, say it is important that people of various cultures mingle so that they can learn from one another’s strengths and foster understanding.

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