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Letter: Teens harassed for ‘suspect’ virtues


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Two teenagers on a college tour inspire alarm because the quiet, thoughtful respect they learned from their culture strikes a white parent as suspect. An officer, responding to the parent’s 911 call about the frightening reserve and humility displayed by these young men, tells their mother that the pair should speak up for themselves.

Is it possible we have the wrong people doing the teaching and advising here? Perhaps white culture could benefit from the example offered by these two young men and their mother. Respect, thoughtfulness and humility were once considered virtues.

JANE HUNT

Concord