LETTERS

 Kaepernick’s racism cries are unjust

Howard Glass

Grove City

 

When Colin Kaepernick and his ilk accuse the country of being racist, they are being unjust.

The nation suffered a high price for the sin of slavery, yet he ignores that, instead using our shameful past as a fulcrum to advance his celebrity. When you don’t forgive those who change their ways, you undermine the motivation for reform. To hold anyone endlessly accountable for their corrected wrongs is a perversion of everything noble. It soils his position in the public eye and wastes the potential good influence of his athletic success.

Progress demands that rectitude and penance be acknowledged. Civility staggers under the weight of those who fuel hatred.

Can anyone advance justice by being unjust?

Thank you to the East State Street construction workers

Angela M. Miller

Sharon

 

I would like to commend the work of the men and women of Kirila Construction and other companies that are working construction on East State Street in Sharon and Hermitage.

Along with putting up with the griping of passing motorists and a lot more, we all need to remind ourselves we all have a job to do and thank goodness we all don’t have to work outside in 90-degree weather, sun beating down, and possibly hotter, following a blacktop truck which makes it a little bit warmer. Better yet working in subzero temperatures in a ditch alongside a narrow roadway with icy conditions.

Unfortunately, we don’t all have the luxury of sitting in an air-conditioned office in the summer or a warm and cozy one in the winter. A little bit of inconvenience for a permanent solution. Remember, you could be dodging potholes instead.