We must face issues raised in protests

Oct 20, 2020 ldnanwxy

first_imgRegarding protest by NFL players. First, let me start by saying I’m deeply disturbed by the tone of some the past letters to the editor on the subject of the players’ protest. As a person who grew up in the ‘60s, I never imaged that the way some people refer to people of color would be allowed in print.What surprises me the most, despite what side of the issue one may believe in, there seems no one who has suggested how we should be discussing this important issue of race in this country. Just because someone may believe that the way some people have brought attention to this issue may be improper, it does mean that their efforts void their right to have this issue discussed.Perhaps if we take a moment to the remember the time spent talking about President Obama’s birth certificate and years spent on hearing about Benghazi, we will allow Congress to have hearings about this important issue. Burying one’s head in the sand won’t make this issue disappear. It’s my hope that the editors of The Gazette will work hard to provide meaningful ways for our society to discuss this important issue.Bill RoylanceMenandsThe writer is a member of the Inter-Faith Story Circle of the Capital District.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesAlbany County warns of COVID increaseFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

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