Letters to the editor – Tuesday (6-30-15)
The Salisbury Post welcomes letters to the editor. Each letter should be limited to 300 words and include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. Limit one letter each 14 days. Write Letters to the Editor, Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639. Or fax your letter to 639-0003. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We who are privileged must consider others
We should all support the freedom to speak about their heritage. I am a white Southerner, born and raised in the good old South. I too was told it was proper to be a redneck.
As I grew older, became more educated, met different people, I found myself very ashamed of my beliefs. I began to recognize that I was privileged. My liberal arts education freed me to see the whole world, not just part of it.
Therefore, I too stand with my brothers and sisters of color, to ask that we who are privileged must recognize we have in direct and indirect ways oppressed those around us.
The monument on Innes and the Confederate flag belong in a museum, not facing us daily on the streets, on license plates and on state or federal property.
— Kim Porter
Look the other way
Furl the Confederate flag. Unfurl the Rainbow flag. Is this a great country or what? What if one flag offends me? What if both flags offend me?
We have what you call “freedom of speech” in this great country. Men have died to give us this freedom. If you don’t like a flag look the other way. Or better still, get a life.
— Jimmie Weaver