Letters to the editor
Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017
First of all, how can a city worker who stole more than $21,000 get a slap on the wrist and not spend time incarcerated? What type of judicial system do we have? Judges are supposed to be blindfolded, so to speak, and see just the facts and pass a sentence accordingly. It seems like our judicial system remains a system of “just-us” — the Caucasian privileged male and some females.
When it comes to blacks, Hispanics and other non-Caucasians, the judge peeks out from under the blindfold, sees color and passes the full extent of the law upon those standing before the bar.
The other part of this article deals with Salisbury’s West End and the county’s plan for an Idea Center. I like the idea of an incubator. I sincerely hope this (project) is pregnant with businesses that favor the makeup of our blended community with respect to blacks, Hispanics, Asians, various gender identification and not just Caucasians. Additionally, we must have full representation at the table of all local, state and national governments. We cannot continue with business as usual.
I did not see Livingstone College listed among those that sat at the table of decision. How can the county come to the table and not include a black institution where the West End sits in its back door. I did see Catawba listed. Upon personal contact with Livingstone College, I am told Livingstone is a participant, even though its name was omitted from the article.
If we want Salisbury to be an All-America City, we must include the aforementioned with the intentionality on youth employment for those in the West End. When young people have employment opportunities, there is less violence.
I sincerely pray that the new West End development is the beginning of a new day in.
— Dr. Odinga Lawrence Maddox I