Dear white Americans,

It’s time to stand up. In these past few days, the president has laid down a gauntlet of racism.

He believes that he, his minions, his party and his news purveyors have groomed all white people to take up his racist call, or at least stand idly by.

I propose a different tack. Tell him he’s wrong. Write a letter. Make a call. Post a tweet. Paint a sign. Take some action.

America is not all white, never has been. Likewise, America does best when she embraces all her people and makes sure they are all heard in the national discourse, including our governments (local and national).

So, my white friends, let the president and your legislators know that we are better than vile racist statements. We stand together with all Americans.

Jonna Ramey, Salt Lake City