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Joe Gannon: Column leaves reader feeling sad

Published: 5/22/2020 1:52:00 PM
Modified: 5/22/2020 1:51:48 PM

The guest column on what it means for a white man (like me) to be anti-racist (“Racism, COVID-19 and white men,” May 14) made me feel profoundly sad.

I committed the mortal sin of wondering, “If I was black, would this column make me feel better?” While I watch the news — not only of another black man murdered (while jogging!) by a self-appointed white lynch mob of two, but of their kid-glove treatment and release — am I reassured by the column’s suggestion that white people should write a reflection about themselves, or watch a movie about Harriet Tubman?

Joe Gannon

Easthampton




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