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Letters to the editor – Tuesday – 3-8-16

Are white people racist by nature?

Jim Grimsley of the Los Angeles Times opined in the Feb. 28 Post that “White liberals are still blind to their own racial prejudice.”  His article suggests that because they are white they are racist.

That’s it — if you are white you’re racist. This thinking is very much a part of today’s political correctness thinking.

If this is true for liberals, then why can we not say black people are racist because they are black?

If white people disagree with black people on some issue, it is likely you will see blacks eager to play the race card — well you’re just a racist if you don’t agree with us.

Liberals believe that racism is 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, intentional, systematic thinking by white people to deny black people equal treatment.

The question for liberals should be: how can you believe white people concentrate constantly on ways to deny black people their civil rights? 

Yes, we know people who do not like black people because they are black. Conversely, we know black people who do not like white people because they are  white. This is the world we live in. Just because we have diverse thinking, good or bad, does not make our country racist any more than a person with a headache makes a nation of sore heads!

— Richard Roberts

Kannapolis

Adams for KCS

Experience matters and Todd Adams provides just that for the Kannapolis City Schools Board of Education.

I have known Todd for more than 15 years, and as a KCS teacher and administrator, I  have worked under his positive direction and leadership.

Todd is a parent whose children are enrolled in Kannapolis City Schools, and he is a long-time resident of Kannapolis.

He experiences day-to-day involvement in our schools. He brings integrity, honesty, wisdom and an attitude of concern for the students, parents and employees of KCS.

Continuity on the board at this time is of utmost importance as the school system strives for excellence in student achievement and progress.

With great pleasure, I endorse Todd Adams for re-election to the Kannapolis City Schools Board of Education.

— Judy D. Goodnight

Kannapolis

Judy Goodnight is a retired KCS educator.

Compassion, care

I had to have an endoscopy recently at Novant Health, and the nursing staff were excellent. Give praise where praise is due. The whole department could not have been any nicer to me and my wife. They even went so far to call the next morning to check on me.

That is what you call over the top compassion. Thank you.

— Howard L Wolfe

Salisbury

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