Re: “Dedicated dozen inspire ‘a lot of hope'” (TNT, 6-17).
The front-page article was disheartening. These young people were honored for their academic skills and hard work by The News Tribune. Yet the entire article focused on skin color and race, a subject that is irrelevant.
What happened to the who, what, when, why and where of good journalism? Readers want to know who these young people are, what has propelled them to success when others fail, when did they become inspired, why are they unique and where are they headed in the future?
Your entire article trivialized them and their accomplishments. Skin color and race don’t, and shouldn’t, matter in 2012.