Unfortunately, There Is Nothing Simple About Racism

RECEIVED Fri., Feb. 1, 2008

Dear Editor,
    The Feb. 1 “Page Two,” Kings of Mean, was one of the most thoughtful pieces about race, racism, and civil rights that I've read in many years. Perhaps my comments should stop there, but a couple of quick thoughts: There is nothing simple about racism or efforts to eradicate it. However, your analysis of the feeble attempts to declare the end of a movement based on one Supreme Court decision was graceful in its simplicity. It is our good fortune that many good men and women continue walking down these mean streets. In my humble opinion, the dream is still alive because of them.
Max Woodfin
Former speechwriter for the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
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