READERS WRITE: AUG. 3

Left-wing AJC largely gives Atlanta pols a pass

How ridiculous and left-biased of Bill Torpy to call idiot Rep. Jason Spencer’s hijinks “dark” (“Spencer exposes his gullibility – and the darkness of our politics,” Metro, July 26) when the AJC has given so little, perfunctory coverage to the continuing mass of horrid corruption in the Atlanta mayor’s office (first class air fare to the mayor’s husband for the Super Bowl, $250,000 in taxpayer-funded cash-outs to mayoral employees, etc.). What the Democrats do to betray citizens is beyond dark – it’s grotesque. Idiocy and poor taste are a lower order of magnitude than outright corruption, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer funds perpetrated mostly by our Democrat, statist, “progressive” loons in city, state and local government. Democrats trumpet “social justice” while enriching themselves on the taxpayers’ dime. Get over your bias, AJC, it destroys your credibility.

DOUG REID, ATLANTA

Not learning biases beats apologizing for them

Mark Bradley started the conversation but did not go far enough (“A teaching moment: Newcomb’s example can help teens learn lesson: Don’t be stupid,” Sports, July 31). “Don’t be stupid” refers to professional athletes getting busted for racist, homophobic, sexist and other offensive social media posts made during their teen years. The sad part is not that they were confronted with these issues years later and forced to apologize, but that they harbored these biases in the first place. An insincere apology is worse than no apology at all. Children of any race, sexual orientation or country of origin are not born biased. It’s learned, taught by parents, teachers, friends and political leaders. The million-dollar question is, how to prevent the forming of biases during the formative years, not how to avoid the consequences of getting caught.

RONALD D. JOHNSON, AUSTELL

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