Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor may be submitted to jstamey@independenttribune.com and mplemmons@independenttribune.com

North Carolina Citizens,

I have lived in the South my entire life except for the few years that I was in the service. I am very capable of recognizing racist language. You grow up thinking you know what the face of racism looks like and it only exists in the South and it is perpetuated by the poor and ignorant, but that is not always the case. Now, the face of racism is a xenophobic, pompous, pampered, want to be dictator that didn’t win fifty percent of the popular vote.

Growing up in the South, you know when a white person tells a person of color to go back where they came from, they are saying we, as in white people, do not want you in this country. We know who he is talking about; never mind that three of the four are democratically elected representatives and natural born citizens of this country and the other a democratically elected representative is a naturalized citizen. Also, please don’t try to spin this as he was only saying go back to their districts; his meaning was very clear - You are not welcome in the United States and other people that look like you are not welcome either.

In closing, I will leave you with this. ‘To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men’. I have protested. I urge you to do the same.

David Cline


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