Singling out African-Americans leaves me confused

2014-04-25T00:00:00Z Singling out African-Americans leaves me confused
April 25, 2014 12:00 am

This letter is in response to Gene Wolfe's response to his letter that African-Americans should "pay homage" to the Union's soldiers who died in the Civil War.

Why is he angry that it was pointed out to him that African-Americans fought in the Civil War? (Didn't he see the movie, "Glory"?)

He states he knows 40,000 African-Americans died in the war; "They are in fact included in my over 300,000 figure. Why should I single out those 40,000?"

Why did he single them out to begin with by stating African-Americans should "honor and pay homage" to the "soldiers who gave them their freedom"?

- Dr. Tina  Ebenger, Dyer

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