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WHAT WE THINK: Peaceful gathering focuses on kindness, respect for all

On Friday night several members of our community gathered in front of the old Shelby County Courthouse to have a candlelight vigil.

While the topic – racism in America and recent issues of officers with unarmed young black men – was certainly on point and relevant, it’s not what we would like to focus on.

It was the way the vigil was handled, to us, that is the most important.

A group of like-minded individuals gathered to express their opinion of injustice on a national topic that has gripped the TV news cycle for months now.