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    Sorry seems to be the easiest word

    I am really tired of people who have a public forum making ill-conceived remarks, homophobic or otherwise, and then apologizing after the remark goes public (“Professor apologizes for remarks on economist,” Metro, May 5). I don’t think that they are sorry for making the remark; they are sorry only for having been discovered making the remark.

    I want to tell them, “No, I won’t accept your apologies any longer. Keep your lips sealed until your thoughts have formed and you have considered the impact of your remarks. Otherwise you should no longer have the respect afforded to those who enter the public spotlight.”

    Ed Feldman