To The Daily Sun,
In Saturday's publication, two letters drew special attention. Astute positioning by The Sun's staff placed these letters next to one another. The first, by Carol Hart, was a thoughtful analysis of the deep divisions in this country. She laments the intolerance, the racism and sexism which pervade our society. She calls for both individual and national examinations of conscience to somehow initiate the healing process.
The second letter was written by Rosemary Mellon. Ms. Mellon takes her "stand up for Trump" very seriously. She considers herself a "savvy woman on political issues." You may remember her submission praising Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad. This particular letter deals with Trump's character, Hillary's marriage, the partisanship of the press and women who choose to remain silent concerning workplace abuse because they fear losing their job. She also has thrown Kelly Ayotte under the bus for disavowing Trump. All of this is pretty typical stuff, but check out the following:
"MSNBC's Chris Hayes is pro-Hillary along with the two black woman news readers and maybe the whole network." She then mentions Wolf Blitzer, Chris Matthews, Kelly (Megyn?) And Shawn (Sean?). Please note that none of these individuals is identified as "white." Also note that the names of the "two black news readers "are apparently insignificant. I had to just guess as to whom she meant, so I came up with three possibilities.
Joy Reid — Harvard graduate, journalist and political commentator.
Kristen Welker — Harvard graduate, journalist, former white house correspondent and political commentator.
Tamron Hall — Temple University graduate, reporter, news anchor for two networks and journalist.
These women are clearly not "news readers."
It concerns me that many readers will see nothing offensive in Ms. Mellon's letter. This country is at a crossroads. We all need to understand that Americans are simply that — Americans. In an attempt to express this adequately, I searched for a quote to represent my views.
I found this: Muhammad Ali was an Olympic gold medalist, a heavyweight champion, civil rights activist, humanitarian and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. These are his words: "Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong."
June M. Huot
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