I knew when I read the Monday letter regarding the state of properties on the Tulalip Reservation that someone would play the race card. (“Take better care of homes in future.”) It seems any time somebody points out perceived flaws regarding anyone, they are accused of being racist or sexist or just downright no good. People love to tout their First Amendment rights until someone says something they don’t want to hear, then the race baiters come out of the woodwork or the ACLU threatens to sue. I think it’s high time people recognize that there are less than desirable traits in all people, and just because they get pointed out doesn’t mean the person doing the pointing is mean or racist or hateful. In fact, if people stood back and took a long, hard look, they might see some truth and actually learn from the experience.
One person who responded to Monday’s letter states that the writer “has no right to judge anyone at all,” yet in the beginning of the letter accuses the writer of being racist. Is that not judging someone? Am I the only one that sees the hypocrisy in that?