There are two versions of the Golden Rule.
The scriptural version says to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. The societal/financial version goes like this: He who owns the gold makes the rules. Unfortunately, for the last 400 years, more Americans have followed the second version.
The result has been disparities favoring privileged demographics and cultures via decisions and directions that have negatively impacted education, healthcare, legal, financial, home ownership, and environmental to the detriment of the marginalized. While many think we have become more enlightened over the last half century, it is difficult to refute an increase in both the wage and home ownership gap between Black and white. That history of bias becomes increasing more evident with each layer of resistance by those who are uncomfortable acknowledging our country’s deficiencies
R.A. DICKINSON, ALPHARETTA