Apply criticism equally when derogatory terms used

2013-07-05T00:00:00Z Apply criticism equally when derogatory terms used
July 05, 2013 12:00 am

Paula Deen used the N-word. Who cares?

Where was the story when Bobby Rush called Mark Kirk an "elitist white boy"? Louis Farrakhan can say whatever He wants, and that's just Farrakhan. Nothing racist in their comments, I guess?

The media will destroy someone for uttering the N-word, a word blacks use freely and I would feel comfortable saying most folks have used at some time in their lives. Especially folks from my generation and earlier and from folks, like Deen, from the South.

If the media are going to attack folks for using a word, then let's be equal about it. Go after anyone who uses the N-word, the W-word (whiteboy), the C-word (cracker), the R-word (redneck)?

Believe me, I heard heard plenty of slang words used on all sides of the aisle. So let's not just attack "whitey!" Lets promote racial equality and call out all who use or have used racially insensitive words, and destroy them equally too.

- Kevin Toth, St. John

Copyright 2014 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"


Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357



Who do you support for Porter County commissioner?

View Results