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Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 7:55 am, Tue Aug 3, 2010.

What Jim Turner wrote in his recent letter to the News-Sentinel is absolutely true and any disgust should be directed at those who cannot accept the fact that Barack Obama is a black man who was born in the United States and was elected in 2008 to be the 44th President of our great country.

Believe me, what Mr. Turner was referring to as being disgusting is, well, downright disgusting. This is the 21st century and most of us who have lived through all of the racial turmoil in the late 20th century thought racial turmoil was mostly a thing of the past. I have witnessed what Mr. Turner referred to, and just shake my head and think, “Will this bigotry never end?”

We will always have political disagreements, and that is why we have elections. What is a person’s skin color should not matter. It doesn’t seem to matter in the sports world. Why should it matter anywhere else?

Angelo P. Bocchi


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  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 4:04 pm on Tue, Aug 3, 2010.

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    I’m not sure what’s more interesting about Jim Turner: his letters; the responses to them; or his own responses to them. The letter to which he refers in his latest offering on August 2, 2010 was hardly taken out of context by the three gentlemen with whom he takes umbrage. In fact, I suspect that there are many more who agree with their assessments of the man.

    However, rather than at least attempt to explain what he meant in his letter we’re treated to nothing more than a “pitiful me” attempt to get others to believe he’s a nice guy, even going so far as to have them (and us too, I suppose) “…ask anybody who does [know him].” Well, not knowing Mr. Turner I wouldn’t know who to ask about his likeability. Perhaps Mr. Bocci here might fill us in.

    Turner’s final thought has us believing he’s so intimidated by others’ opinions that he just might cease writing any more letters. One has to wonder if this might be a good thing. Sadly, the only thing I now feel for Jim Turner is pity. I certainly hope that wasn’t his desired result from all of this.

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 1:07 pm on Tue, Aug 3, 2010.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 363

    Great letter and right on point. But have no fear. Those "who cannot accept" are but a few, however they generally have a big, hillbilly mouth.

    And I hate to break the news but racial hatred is just as common in Sports. Luckily, there are few vocal haters out there. They cannot sleep at night and need to vent. Too bad for them. But I am happy and reassured by your intelligence, Mr. Bocchi.


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