Letter: Question was not ‘racist’


In response to Delbert Hardesty,

Your letter is the first time in my nearly 70 years of life that I have been accused of being racist.

I must disagree.

By way of introduction I am an old white guy with fairly well developed observational skills. I would have fit in with the demonstrators with no one taking notice of me.

I am well aware that the demonstrators were not breaking any laws which is why they were not arrested.

It is my observations taken during my participation in many public events and a variety of demonstrations that led to my question.

It was not a racist question, nor was it a question of gun rights. It is simply an observation that if people of any color other than white exercised the legal right of open carry at a public demonstration there is a very high likelihood they would be arrested.

There would also be a high risk of them not surviving their arrest.

This observation is not racist nor does it make the Record or myself racist.

If anything, it makes the application of law racist. That would be the point of my question.

David Wright


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