Letter: Here before most of us
Manitou Springs, CO, Colorado
It’s probably difficult for all of you to remember the Salazars, Hurtados, Troxels, Gomezes, etc. They were our neighbors and friends for decades when we were children.
The Spanish names of the local geography, the art, stucco and culture have endeared and romanticized Colorado for as long as tourists have been coming here.
The callow and racist country we have become is frightening. How can all these people be all of a sudden criminals when they’ve been doing all our physical toil in this valley for 40 years?
And they are our lifelong friends. We cannot be reduced to the sum total of all our fears.
There has to be a way to solve this issue that’s not so devastating to good people a
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