In his January 2022 column, Rion Tisino identifies some deep rifts in the Key Peninsula community caused by racism. I was particularly disheartened to read his perceptions of bias in the Peninsula School District on the part of parents and PSD staff. Tisino’s direct experience reveals there is much work to be done.
The only statement of his with which I disagree is his assertion that in spite of his many accomplishments, he is not regarded as a role model because of the color of his skin. Tisino is a role model to me for his courage in delivering hard truths that are controversial and painful to confront. I believe his role as an “intense Black man” is exactly what the KP community needs.
Susan Solstice, Vaughn
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