I commend Felicia Dickson on her thoughtful, well-chosen words about one of the violent actions in our community [“Just Say No,” Feb. 15 Xpress]. Her first illustration and her experience/confession were very good.
Some weeks ago, a letter in the Asheville Citizen-Times argued that opposition to President Obama should not be construed as racism. Is this innocence abroad or self-delusion?
Racism runs deep in the human psyche; he or she who claims to be immune is kidding him- or herself. The undercurrents in the political discourse are rampant. True, there may be legitimate arguments against the president’s regime, but such statements as the “food stamp president” are a mere part of the malodor coming from the partisan wrangle.
— LeGrand Smith