I had to respond to Dunlavey’s Letter to the Editor of July 10, not because of his opinions and expressed offense by the display of one or two flags in the neighborhood. There are those who feel that displaying a flag with the President’s name on it is equally offensive and racist. Even the portrait of a popular black
entrepreneur female on a bottle of pancake syrup is offensive. And don’t forget the racism displayed in the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians logos.
What I do have an issue with, and am offended by, is the title of Dunlavey’s letter, “Racism Lives in North East and Pennsylvania”. I am not here to comment about racial tensions other parts of Pennsylvania but I resent the North East News Journal’s painting of a false narrative that North East is a racist community.
And I would wage to bet that a great many of this town’s residents feel the same.
As far as flags go, a display of more American flags would go a long way to fostering not only patriotism but unity between the citizens of this country, state and town.
Our town is not a racist town! Someone owes this town an apology.
North East resident