Teach your children well, indeed

Brace yourself.

We want to talk about race again.

No less than three school districts are grappling with ugly racial incidents.

Several communities in Montgomery County are trying to figure out why someone sent hate mail pieces to their addresses. Making it even worse is the fact that the mailings seemed personal, indicating whoever sent these items knew something about these residents.

Make no mistake.

These incidents did not take place in a vacuum. This is what happens when people try to normalize hate.

It's what happens in the wake of white nationalists marching through the streets of Charlottesville, Va., carrying tiki torches and openly espousing hateful rhetoric dripping with racial invective.

This is no longer hidden. The robes and hoods are off. This is in-your-face racism.

It's what happens when partisan politics veers of course, normalizing what was once thought to be unthinkable.

Our children are watching. And learning.

Turns out Crosby, Stills &^ Nash were right.

Teach your children well.

You can read our editorial here.