On a recent Saturday morning I was lying in a hot tub of water reading The Tribune. I read about Sunny Dooley, a woman on the sprawling Navajo reservation who somehow gets by on a gallon of water each day. That gallon covers everything, cooking, drinking and cleaning up. The average Utahn, by contrast, uses 242 gallons of water every day.
By the time I had finished reading the lengthy article, my bathwater had cooled. I reached up and turned on the hot water tap. White privilege. When, I wonder, will we ever truly understand the horrific crimes we have committed against our country's Native population?
M. Jensen Ogden, North Ogden