TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Remember, we're all Americans

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
 

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder claims the American people are afraid to talk about race. Guess what, Eric, I'm not afraid.

Our biggest problem in this country is everything is about color. We are all Americans, but until we are all classified that way, we will remain divided.

You should never be asked what your race is. When applying for a job or anything else, you should be listed as an American. We should not have a Black History Month. Why not just History Month? No more black Miss America or black athlete of the year or black singer of the year. Our rules should be for everyone.

It seems everyone of every race or nationality can commit a race crime except blacks. Why?

President Obama has been on television twice complaining of a race crime. The first was in 2009 when he accused a white police officer of racially profiling a black professor; the other is in the Trayvon Martin case, in which George Zimmerman, a Hispanic man, shot Trayvon in self-defense.

Both the officer and Zimmerman were shown to have done nothing illegal. Obama should keep his mouth shut until the facts are in and our justice system has run its course. It seems he wants there to be race riots.

On television the other night, a black comedian was telling N-word jokes and everyone laughed. But what happens if someone of another race says the N-word? If the word is not to be used, it should apply to everyone.

Remember we are not black, white, yellow or green. We are Americans.

Calvin Fatchet

Freeport

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. Not ‘pension reform’
  2. All killing is wrong
  3. Glass house?
  4. ‘Boots’ not answer
  5. More than next job
  6. Arab force needed
  7. Crucial NATO partner
  8. Re-election over safety
  9. JoePa’s ‘asterisk’
  10. Funding for Alzheimer’s research
  11. What we’re fighting