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Letter to the Editor: Journal’s reporting is ‘divisive and disturbing’

MARCH 8, 2018 – Your February 22nd edition has a front page article that cause me to write to question your self-awareness.

It reports that five of the 17 victims of the Parkland, Florida shooting are Jewish. What if a number of the victims were African-American but a publication reported only on the white victims, or vice versa? Doesn’t that convey the impression that some lives are more important than others? Or as Orwell put it in Animal Farm, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

We can’t let race, religion or ethnicity divide us, especially in times of tragedy or crisis. Your reporting, however, is divisive and disturbing.

Bill Thoms, Gloucester

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