Regarding “Listening may be the best way to reconnect us,” June 4, Page 30: The opinion piece author laments changes that have taken place in society in recent years and asks how we have become dualistic persons. Further, it is claimed we began to believe that “white skin is better than black skin.” So, how can we reconnect in community and re-humanize our society? Here is a start: one side should stop calling the other side "racists."

Tim Flynn

Lake Oswego