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July 26, 2006

Don’t ignore racism

Mark Winsor’s letter of July 21 (“Boulevard billboard”) complains that columnist Lewis Diuguid is “causing a deeper chasm between the races” when he makes us aware of racism. The same philosophy, if applied to a disease like cancer, is to ignore it and it will go away.

Unfortunately, racism is still with us — even when we do not intend to be racist, as was the case with Boulevard. Only when we listen to voices such as Mr. Diuguid’s can we learn how those actions are perceived by others in our community. I am thankful that we have such a voice among us.

Maril Crabtree



sorry, wrong thread


If the issue is really about the "unborn" why aren't these people pushing for a Constitutional Amendment making all invitro fertilization "murder" of the unused embryos? Then we need to outlaw all the forms of birth control that block implantation. Then we need to get enough women together to "snowflake" every frozen embryo. Then we need to get enough people together to adopt all those "embryos". The list goes on and on.

Of course, I figure outlawing "the pill" etc is on the to-do list but just not being talked about yet.

Watch out folks. The "culture of life" folks are hoping to be in your Dr's office, your pharmacy, your medicine chest and your beddroom real soon.


Dear MS Crabtree: Let me try to explain. When everything and anything that might not be to the advantage or preferance of a "minority" person is condemned as "racist", those you point the finger at finally just get tired of it.

Not everything in life will meet your preference. Not everything in life will work to your advantage. That's just not the way it works.

When you name call an entire group of people every time something is not to your preference or advantage, you are engaging in a pre-judgement of that group of people.

There is a word for a person that pre-judges an entire ethnic or racial group. I just can't remember what it is right now. Maybe, Ms Crabtree, you can help me with what that word that applies to those who pre-judge and blame those of an entire ethnic group is. What is that word?

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