Sharing reader email

Sharing emails sent in response to recent columns.

Reader Jerry A. O’Ryan agrees food contests are uncool: “Food wasted on pie or hotdog gorging contests is a pie in the face of our children and other victims of social disparities. Food deserts and scarcity affect up to 29.6 percent of our socioeconomically deprived citizens. Why are we wasting food ‘desserts’ and ignoring food Deserts?”

Reader Sharon Ruffin reacts to another reader’s slam on the protesting Dunbar football players: “It seems he thinks the team should be made to not use their First Amendment rights. I was in high school in the 1960s — we protested more than the flag and anthem. We were protesting the same thing as these kids are trying to say, that this country is not and has not been the land of the free and home of the brave for Black America. I applaud these young men for peaceful protesting and encourage them to keep it up.”

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