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‘1984’ comes to mind when ‘diversity’ becomes synonym for ‘Black’

The AJC should tighten its editing processes, because the article, “Dems win decisively in Gwinnett races” (Metro, Nov. 5) let slip the real (doublethink) meaning of the Left’s code word, “Diversity,” in the article’s subtitle, “Younger and more diverse leaders flip balance of power.” The article notes, “Many of the Democratic winners are decades younger than the elected officials they’re replacing.” OK. But it goes on to state, “and every one of them is Black.” I completely support equality of representation for all races in our government, but “all Black” is NOT diverse; “more Black leaders” would have been a factual statement. In George Orwell’s novel “1984,” the author defines doublethink as “the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them,” and states, “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” AJC, please stop the corruption!

CHRIS KEISLING, ATLANTA

Buchanan column shows why he’s personification of Trump’s aging base

Regarding, “Choice is clear: Trump is needed for U.S. future” (Opinion, Oct. 25), Pat Buchanan becomes the personification of President Trump’s base: an old white guy terrified of losing his lily white country to marauding bands of browns and Blacks. Biden’s “radical” Democrats will “defund police” and “make America the most racially, ethnically, socially and culturally diverse society in the history of man.” There’s great irony here, in that even Republicans cite America’s diversity as a symbol of its strength. In Buchanan’s view, just not in his neighborhood! Oh, and his tired old refrain about Democrats “making us a bilingual nation” – like most advanced countries in the world? If Buchanan were to deny he’s a racist, his published views are a startling contradiction.

FRANK BRENNAN, ACWORTH

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