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Representing all the people?

Dear Editor:
Your June 29th editorial indicates that pro-Black is THE most important issue in the upcoming congressional election. I believed that a congressional representative was supposed to represent ALL of the people in his/her district with equanimity and without regard to the pigment of one’s integument...
Dear Editor:
Your June 29th editorial indicates that pro-Black is THE most important issue in the upcoming congressional election. I believed that a congressional representative was supposed to represent ALL of the people in his/her district with equanimity and without regard to the pigment of one’s integument.

A congressional representative is elected for two years. If Steve Cohen should ultimately be elected, he can be replaced in the subsequent election if the citizens do not find his service satisfactory. Why should the electorate decline him on the basis of his race, or religion, for that matter?

If, as you present, the majority racial population should prevail in our district, then I must presume that Harold Ford, Jr., should not be elected a senator from Tennessee as our state is 80.2 percent White and just 16.4 percent Black.

“What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” Actually, if our more or less biracial city, county, and congressional district could have a representative of one race one time and a representative of the opposite race another time, race might become an irrelevant issue and we would all live in greater harmony if the color of one’s skin were a matter of complete indifference.

Let’s bury racial politics, along with segregation, into the deepest pit that we can.
Robert H. Gold

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