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Letter: ​Don’t draw false dichotomies to Black Lives Matter

TO THE EDITOR:

The Daily Tar Heel does a disservice to African Americans and the Black Lives Matter movement by highlighting superficial “similarities” between the circumstances of black Americans and Palestinians.

It is a waste of political and social capital to divert attention from the many challenges on the road to justice for black Americans to the plight of Palestinian people whose circumstances are so fundamentally different.

There are many other forums in which to discuss and debate the excruciatingly complex environment of Israelis and Palestinians without positing false moral equivalents that can mislead those committed to justice in the U.S.

Prof. Lewis Margolis

and Linda Frankel

Department of Maternal and Child Health

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