Column seemed condescending

Published 9:25 am Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mr. Joe Gandelman cannot have it both ways. He summarizes his view of the George Zimmerman verdict as racially motivated. “White against black.”

He states further that the gains made in the civil rights movement per the last many years have been hampered now with this “white against black” agenda grounded in the Zimmerman verdict. He then transfers his thoughts to the Supreme Court and accuses them of gutting part of the Voting Rights Act to enable states, and he outs the Southern states, to keep “blacks,” “Hispanics” and others who vote Democrat from voting as easily as others. He and everyone else who wants to set this country back 100 years wants to keep this racial.

He accuses George Zimmerman of being “white.” Mr. Zimmerman is a “white Hispanic.” Yes, it is considered a minority just as our president is a “white black” person, also considered a minority. My point is those who condescend to people of color, poor people, tall people, thin people, heavy people, mentally disabled people, folks who talk differently, think differently any people who are different are trying to divide what God has made.

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It does not matter what we look like, where we come from, how much money we have or don’t have. We are told to love one another as God loves us. Trayvon Martin is a child of God, and this should never have happened. For people like the columnist Gandelman to exploit this sadness is wrong, for him to condescend to anyone different than he is, is wrong. To attempt to divide hurts all of us.


Vicki Pestorious
Albert Lea