Graduates: It’s OK to be uncomfortable

Change can difficult, sometimes controversial, whether it’s allowing people of different races to sit at the same lunch counter, share the same classroom or use the same water fountain. The problem isn’t with acknowledging our past but in refusing to make it part of the conversation so we can assure these same mistakes are never repeated.

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May 16, 2022 - 3:50 PM

Rabecca Reiter reflects as she listens to a speech at the Iola High School graduation. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Congratulations, graduates.

With a diploma in hand, you are about to discover how much you thought you knew about the real world and how little you actually know.

There’s no need to feel bad. This is a road that each of us has traveled down. The only question is how quickly we realize this hard truth . . . if at all.

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