Date Submitted: 7/7/2017
When I was a baby, 9 months and 9 days old, I was probably asleep, or sobbing for mashed potatoes. My parents were probably at work; at the time, my mom was a nurse, and my dad was a landlord. Maybe I sat in a baby crib in my dad's office, hearing the tv in the distance.
As America confronts these tragic circumstances, it is imperative that the situation is not compounded by expressions of religious or ethnic intolerance. The greatness of our nation rests on the exceptional diversity of religions, nationalities, and ethnic backgrounds which characterize its people.
Statement of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights