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Letter: By any other name ...

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Letter: By any other name ...

I am appalled at  the "comeback" of the term "Redskins" (Southern Forecaster of Dec. 18, 2009) and the racism of far too many voters in Scarborough. Why not the "spearchuckers" or the "Hebes" or the "wetbacks" or a long list of other terms used to denigrate groups of people in the past? I guess those terms (and their associated images) have been recognized as hateful and racist and would not be tolerated by an enlightened populace. Apparently, it is still acceptable to denigrate Native Americans in Scarborough. Jack Flaherty and everyone who bought one of the shirts should know better and be deeply ashamed of themselves.

Kerry Corthell
Scarborough