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Race-baiting

October 24, 2013

Dear editor, Americans recently celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech and it’s a disgrace that some used the occasion to promote race-baiting....

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WarrenitegoneWest

Oct-28-13 8:28 PM

The fact that the letter writer begins his or her letter citing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" before she tears into a racist/white privilege-based rant is itself proof of the bubble that many folks who live in Warren, PA still choose to shroud themselves in. Did he or she even have an education about the civil rights movement? Had the letter writer had the enlightenment such as Dr. King envisioned in his speech, they would not have used his speech as some token preface to their largely unsubstantiated claims around the murder of Trayvon Martin. I am a caucasian who marched with people of every hue demanding "Justice for Trayvon!" and believe that we will never see such justice as long as folks like the one who wrote this letter are around to twist everything to make it the fault of some person of color. Remember, Zimmerman was part Mexican/Hispanic and I know there are more than a handful of haters of that race in rural PA...

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WarrenitegoneWest

Oct-28-13 1:42 PM

The person who wrote this letter clearly keeps their white sheets and torches hung up in his or her basement. For starters, the claim that it was Zimmerman's cries that were heard as his "head was being bashed against the sidewalk" were never substantiated; voice recognition specialists at the trial, had the letter writer done any better than checking FOX News and "internet sources",on which to base their claims, stated that it could not be determined whose voice it was crying out. One expert said it was a "child's voice." Further, as to the letter writer's discussion of the VA African American teens who made violence on a caucasian person and the fact that the President made no mention of them, the letter writer needs to note that those teens were subsequently ARRESTED for the crime they committed, so perhaps the fact that law enforcment did their job in that instance left the President with no NEED to comment on that incident. I am so glad I don't liv

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BrookP

Oct-25-13 9:59 AM

Really? Someone disagrees with the last paragraph of the letter? I'd love to hear THAT explanation.

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BrookP

Oct-24-13 5:46 PM

The last paragraph is full of wisdom.

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st0newa11

Oct-24-13 8:46 AM

Let's face it, "I have a dream" has evolved into "I'm living a nightmare". What a shame. The original message was so beautiful. Now it is picked apart and unevenly applied at the user's convenience.

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LeftyBeaulieu

Oct-24-13 6:50 AM

Is this letter about race-baiting or is itself just another example of race-baiting? Stand your ground laws seem to make dueling legal once again. They are a disgrace. They were originally written for home protection. Now you can stand your ground anywhere--in a bar, walking down the street, driving down the street. It's a perversion of the original intent.

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