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RACE: Some courageous, others are shameful

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on Aug. 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm | No Comments »
August 2, 2013 2:37 pm

John F. Kennedy inspired America by citing people who had displayed great courage, and fortunately some still do.

Nothing takes more courage than speaking out against something that most of the people in your racial or ethnic group may advocate, and nothing is more shameful than trying to use those same people to advance a political agenda by screaming “racism” or “bigotry” in an attempt to silence others who may have an opposing point of view.

On the courageous side of the ledger list Don Lemon of CNN News, Juan Williams of Fox News and Bill Cosby. Knowing that they would be called Oreos, Uncle Toms or worse by some, instead of just blaming white Americans for all of the problems faced by black Americans they had the courage to challenge them to do more to solve their problems by getting a good education and working to rebuild the shattered family structure in which nearly 75 of black children are currently born out of wedlock.

On the shameful side I guess is only fitting that Al Sharpton is a preacher because he preaches about as much or more pure racial hatred as any member of the KKK ever did.

Why? It is his lucrative profession, and NBC shares in the shame for providing an hour-long prime-time opportunity for such an obvious self-serving hatemonger to spew his poison on MSNBC and fan the flames of racial discord to keep himself in the spotlight.

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