It isn’t the letters to the editor that foster racial distrust. It’s evil-doers such as the black youths who viciously beat a white man on the MetroLink and then kicked him. That fans the flames of racism. Why did they do it? The rider wouldn’t let one of them use his phone and he made no comment about the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
One can look at the actions of these youths and call it hate, not love. Nevertheless, the wording of the law for hate crimes will determine if the main suspect will be charged with that.
Another evil-doer is the white man who attacked a former black baseball player. His actions fanned the flames of racism. He will most likely be charged with a hate crime because of the language he used.
Daily, we have the choice to do good or do evil. The choice may be the difference between life and death. Choose wisely.
Does anyone remember the rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” It is still a good rule.
Catherine E. Pace