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Letter to the editor: Using race to promote ideology

I’d like to dissect Steven Ignatz’s letter “We shouldn’t tolerate ‘the Squad’”. First, a physics lesson: Neither white nor black are colors, because they do not have specific wavelengths. A color is visible light with a specific wavelength.

Now that we have gotten the science part of this response out of the way, let’s address the political aspect of Ignatz’s letter. He contends that the so-called “Squad” use their color to promote racism. I guess the Klu Klux Klan, the American Nazi party and other current white supremacist groups don’t use race to promote their ideology? If you need any further proof of these groups promoting hate, see El Paso, Texas, Aug. 3, for details.

Ignatz is right about one thing: Three members of the “Squad” of four should go back to the country were they were born — the United States. I don’t recall people such as Ignatz and others of his political persuasion calling for right-wing ideologues’ criticizing President Obama to go back to where they came from.

I am proud to be an American, where we can disagree and not be persecuted for our beliefs. But I guess some political viewpoints don’t really believe in the First Amendment of our Constitution unless it suits them.

Daniel Bernstein


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