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If there’s a rise in racism, it’s not Obama’s fault

President Obama

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President Obama

I must take issue with Jonelle DeFelice’s Oct. 18 letter “Obama a master of disharmony,” in which she blames President Obama for creating “more racism, more class envy, more of everything bad.”

With all due respect, I don’t see how a man of mixed heritage can be blamed for creating more racism, and I’m sure many others would agree.

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What we’re seeing is more visible racism, more accepted racism, and more open disrespect of the office of the president. That isn’t Obama’s fault.

I believe that DeFelice, like many others, such as Donald Trump, the Tea Party, and the birthers, forgives narrowmindedness by putting the onus on the target of her dislike.

Beverly Mire


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