- - Friday, October 31, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

“Desperate Democrats resort to race-baiting to spur black vote” (Web, Oct. 29) states that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was unaware (despite widespread news coverage in Georgia, Maryland and North Carolina) of a multistate campaign to urge blacks to vote.

How ironic in an age of the first black president, multiple black congressional leaders, famous black physicians such as Ben S. Carson, noted black lawyers and beloved and talented black athletes, we are still hoping for the “advancement of colored people.”

What a mockery 2014 America would seem to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who believed in nonviolence and hoped that all would one day be known by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

We have a racially charged world with a racially divisive U.S. president whose party has succeeded in perpetuating the message that if we did not vote for this president it was surely because we are racists. Affirmative action was designed to promote minorities because of the color of their skin. “Vote for Anthony Brown as Maryland’s first African-American Governor”? Seriously?

The article also tells of a mailer sent by the Democratic Party and uses images from the protests in Ferguson, Mo., after a white police officer fatally shot “a young, unarmed black man.” Where are the images of the five unarmed black babies living in the same area who were fatally shot by black men? Where is the outrage for these toddlers who could not raise their arms in surrender?

JACQUELINE A. POSTAL

Silver Spring


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