I’ve been thinking about what went on in Ferguson, Mo., and what made things get out of hand. Was it because of the killing that started the looting or was it instigated by outside organizations dead-set on trying to start trouble between the races? The trouble was helped along by two prominent men known for stoking the fires of hatred between the races, one under the guise of politics, the other under the guise of religion, both hypocrites.

Two major things started and continue to start problems: bigotry, which is terrible and affects whites as well as others, and the economic inequality between us all,. which leads to hatred and wonder as why so few hold most of the wealth in this great country.

Only when we end this racism and economic unbalance will peace prevail.

Frank D. Slason