I was saddened to read Janet Murguia’s commentary in Sunday’s Opinion section (11/4, “La Raza left because it objects to extremism”).
Her lack of tolerance of others — and the legal organizations they belong to — does a disservice to those who support minority groups in the city.
The issue that Mayor Mark Funkhouser addressed, as a leader should, was to not give in to blackmail by a small group of intolerant people trying to hold the city hostage to their demands.
La Raza turned its back on an opportunity to host its convention in a great city. They did their cause no favors by throwing dirt on a member of the Kansas City parks board who has done nothing to deserve such treatment.
How is it that the National Council of La Raza continues to get such high-level exposure in The Star? Haven’t we all had enough of La Raza?
As I wrote previously in a letter to the editor after La Raza canceled its convention: “I hope it’s a long time before I hear the phrase La Raza again.”
Please, Ms. Murguia, take your own advice and “move on.”