PAULA DEEN COMMENTARY
Response to Mike Luckovich cartoon, Opinion, June 23
Cartoonist Mike Luckovich has hit a new low, even for him, for his total lack of class and integrity. His cartoon depicting the KKK marching to a book store to buy Paula Deen’s latest cookbook was uncalled for — but it unfortunately joins a long line of his abrasive and misleading cartoons.
Paula Deen admitted that decades ago — like many Americans all over the United States — she had used the “n-word.” Deen was apologetic over this ancient act, but Mike Luckovich still used KKK imagery to attack her.
Mike Luckovich, you are entirely lacking in class, honesty and integrity and are one of the main reasons that the AJC will never accomplish its proclaimed goal of appearing “balanced.”
ERNEST WADE, LOGANVILLE
Blacks too should stop
using offensive epithet
Regarding “Deen case prompts discussion” (Metro, June 23), I am an advocate of a movement that began in 2007 to ban the use of the n-word. I attempted to influence members of my golf club — mostly black American college graduates like myself — to stop using the n-word. My efforts were met with disdain.
Even today, I still hear my fellow black Americans (including, but not limited to, college graduates and extended family members) using the vulgar n-word.
I don’t condone any discriminatory actions by any members of Paula Deen’s companies. On the other hand, American blacks who still use the n-word have no standing to criticize Deen — or anyone else who uses the word.
EMORY B. EVERETTE, HAPEVILLE
We still need measures
to protect voting rights
The Supreme Court made a very bad political decision regarding the Voting Rights Act.
One only has to see the recent attempt in Georgia to shut down the state archives (and, therefore, reasonable access to election returns), or millions of white Southerners voting for bad political candidates because of President Obama’s race, to see that this important legislation needs to stay in place.
ROBERT S. DAVIS, BLOUNTSVILLE, ALA.
Writer mocks Obama,
shows affinity to Putin
In a recent Sunday column (“Obama’s failed 2nd term evident in his diplomacy,” Opinion, June 23) George Will gleefully reports on Russian dictator Vladimir Putin “whose demeanor and body language when he is in Obama’s presence radiate disdain.”
This is an instance of one fascist (Will) paying tribute to another.
CLIFF GREEN, ATLANTA
If not us, who will be
In a June 26 letter to the editor (“We’ve had enough of our ‘superpower’ role,” Readers write, Opinion), the author stated opposition to the U.S. continuing to be “the world’s superpower.”
Okay. What is his alternative choice? Russia? China? India? Iran? Does he really believe that we — and the world — would be better off?
P.D. GOSSAGE, JOHNS CREEK