Message For SACTOWNTRUTH
Gillian is reading the New York Times right now (it's a Sunday ritual) and I've snuck off to read the incoming comments on our SacramentoExecutive blog. I found a blistering attack of Rhonda Erwin by SACTOWNTRUTH ... Gillian hasn't seen it yet. But I can only imagine the wrath of Gillian when she sees it.
Knowing Gillian's support of Rhonda and the kindred spirit between these two women, I feel compelled to defend them. I posted a comment and want to elevate it in a new blog entry...
The beauty of our society is that we are founded on the notion of free speech. And here at Sacramento Executive we support free speech by publishing people's views like yours, even though we strongly disagree. My wife has met Rhonda - she is an awesome lady, given the trials and tribulations that she's endured.
I see Rhonda's work with the juvenile system and I applaud her. I see her courage in the face of racism that is so deeply rooted in America and I respect her.
I know that for every two African American men attending college there are three in prison.
I know that 45% of African Americans do not graduate from high school.
I know that exactly zero African Americans are members of the elite Dallas Country Club in Highland Park.
Why these staggering statistics? Because we as a nation allow it to occur. We are basically racist. And that's a crime against humanity.
SACTOWNTRUTH, you don't speak the truth. You speak racism and bigotry. And you didn't even have the courage to sign your name.
SACTOWNTRUTH? I think not.
Rhonda, we love you and support you.
The Sacramento Executive