I’m writing in support of Sherri Day’s column “Bringing up black boys with fear” [Opinion, Feb. 21]. I am the mother of a white son. I never have to worry about my son being racially profiled by police and being ticketed or arrested for a trivial issue like “tire noise” (true story from a…More
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Responding to the article stating that there is “No reference to Jesus’ earthly appearance in the Bible” [“Does it matter what race Jesus was?” News, Dec. 25], the author might be interested in four books of the Bible dedicated to that subject: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Charter schools should be examined Lynne Varner’s recent column reminds us of the importance of culturally appropriate school policies and self-acceptance. [“The politics of a black girl’s dreadlocks at an Oklahoma school,” Opinion, Sept. 9.] However, when Varner states that “It is understandable why many black parents have trouble trusting and in turn investing in their…More
Women have to do the same Yes, black men must be careful where they go, how they dress, what they say. [“Guest column: The racial self-policing that African-American men already do,” Opinion, July 30.] However, black women, and all women of all races, colors and ages, have had to do this for millennia. I must be careful…More
Column not relevant to Zimmerman While I thank Professor Bryan Adamson for his brief autobiographical history of race relations in our country, he misses the point of the Zimmerman verdict. [“Guest column: The racial self-policing that African-American men already do,” Opinion, July 30.] His experiences as a black man growing up in America likely ring true…More
Columnist ignored real problem I agree with everything Professor Adamson wrote about self-policing by nonwhites. [“Guest column: The racial self-policing that African-American men already do,” Opinion, July 30.] However, his column was comparable to complaining about being uncomfortable because of being overweight, but ignoring the real problem by thinking of yourself as the thin man. Black and…More
Guns are to blame Race was not the reason Trayvon Martin was killed. [“Northwest Voices: The case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman,” seattletimes.com, July 22.] George Zimmerman may have been adverse to black people, adverse to intruders in his neighborhood or felt a need to protect his home. But that is not why Trayvon Martin…More
The time to act is now Thanks to Jerry Large [“Florida verdict a ‘wake-up call,’” NW Thursday, July 18] and also Leonard Pitts [“Column: In wake of Zimmerman verdict: Stop reacting and start pro-acting,” Opinion, July 18] for sounding the alarm. The backlash against civil rights hit a new low with the decision to acquit…More
Zimmerman acted in self-defense Steve Alberts, in his letter to the editor, offered us his opinion on the George Zimmerman verdict and “Stand Your Ground” laws. [“Northwest Voices: Zimmerman verdict,” Opinion, July 17.] Alberts writes that Zimmerman has no “legal or police experience,” which somehow means that Zimmerman couldn’t possibly make an informed opinion on whether…More
Column hit home As an avid reader of Leonard Pitts’ columns, I haven’t always fully agreed with his statements, but as we often say, this is America, and we’re each entitled to our opinions. [“In wake of Zimmerman verdict: Stop reacting and start pro-acting,” Opinion, July 18.] In his advice to African Americans, he suggests making…More