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Letter: Try to talk to each other

Let’s try to gain some perspective and present another side to a couple recent letters opposing the BOS decision to continue to hold their meetings at the high school rather than the old courthouse building. Both admonished the NAACP’s letter to the BOS, and in particular, the leader’s expressed safety concerns regarding such meetings.

Both categorized Ms. Turner’s letter, as president of the Mathews chapter of the NAACP, as an unfounded “political move.”’ They each went on to criticize the attendance of the Black Panthers at the school board meeting, when a decision was made as to the name change of the elementary school.

I was there. The uninvited group of Black Panthers was peaceful. No one, including myself, even realized they were there until the chairman of the board asked that they please respect the six-feet-apart distance per COVID guidelines, with which they immediately complied.

Where was the intimidation expressed by these citizens? I stayed for the duration of th...

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