Letter to the editor: Intolerance abound

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In the last few months I have noticed a great deal of intolerance on issues of race by Twin Citians.  The Twin Cities is 25-30% of color.  Yet so many things about the cities are so politically correct.  People of European descent are always trying to paint themselves as so liberal, yet they are really are hiding their intolerance and racism.  It is easy to talk liberal. It is different to live it.

A Black president is challenging many people’s assumptions about their comfort levels with race.  It is one thing to talk about liberalism over lattes with other white liberals.  It is quite another thing to live out what you claim to believe. 

President Obama has been getting a bit of intolerance himself.  So many people ask why he has not solved the global economic crisis already.  The man has only been in office less than three months.  This is a mess that took decades to produce.  Yet, George Bush was brilliant. If he was so brilliant why didn’t he figure out the global crisis before he left office.  He had at least five months to get it done.

Whether liberal or conservatives, it is important to give all people equal consideration.

Ken Lawrence

Minneapolis, MN

April 16, 2009
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