Mr. Jackson....I like this note, and it is reaching me. I hear you. Thank you. I think at this point it would be odd for me to go in and add the Hayat family names because it would definitely change my original presentation of the story.

However, I would be willing to meet the Hayat family and talk to them and write their story. IDK if they would be at all interested in that.

I like what you wrote here:

"With one keystroke, we know everyone’s name. And for the Hayat family, they are out there publicly with this story. What you did is very dangerous in my opinion. You give her a name, Susan, but refer to them as “Black Family.” This is an imbalance, one is valued over the other. Names matter. We hear this daily, “say his name, say her name.” You are right, "Say his name, say her name" is an important message.

Sincerely, Alice


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