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web posted February 4, 2008

Re: Tiger Woods and PC by Bernard Chapin (January 31, 2008)

I just wanted to address the commentary written by Bernard Chapin and leave a little food for thought. In his article he stated "This is simply a story with no there there. Has the term lynch been used exclusively in regards to black Americans over the decades? Nope. Some blacks were lynched in the south but the term was never one uniquely applied to them."

I was completely disgusted at the line "Some blacks were lynched". That is like saying some Jews were gassed in Nazi Germany. I don't know why after all these years we still have people who deny or lessen the struggle, historically and present of African Americans to gain respect.

"The plotline gelled with their cherished belief that all Americans are closet racists -- despite racial obsession being a pathological characteristic largely present within members of the political left."

That initial comment gave fuel to the second argument made by its author. Funny huh?

I support his right to speak his mind, and almost happy. The America we live in now is shrouded in gray,with so few moments of gaping contrast that it is refreshing that someone outs themselves accidentally or otherwise.

And to speak of the quote by Thomas Sowell,

"The violence for which white Southerners became lastingly notorious was lynching. Like other aspects of the redneck and cracker culture, it has often been attributed to race or slavery. In fact, however, most lynching victims in the antebellum South were white."

I leave with an equally ridiculous quote by David Irving.

"Without Hitler, the State of Israel probably would not exist today. To that extent he was probably the Jews' greatest friend."

Thank you,

D. Robbins




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