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.