With all the disturbing press about the 2016 election campaign, I thought it worth mentioning a couple of the stories I heard over the past 48 hours.
One was about how Drs. West and Pierce broke down color barriers at an Oklahoma YMCA. At the time, only whites were allowed to use the pool. Dr. West invited Dr. Pierce to come for a swim. They both did making Dr. Pierce the first black man to swim there.
In another case, the same doctors (both psychiatrists) worked with others to desegregate a lunch counter.
Rather than spewing incendiary rhetoric, Mr. Trump would benefit the nation and himself by sincerely helping to build bridges to racial, gender and religious minorities.