2002-12-14 / Letters

G-Man Must Go!

G-Man Must Go!

Dear Editor;

Please let me take this time to respond to the letter written in defense of Gary G. Toms by Shamaal McCutchin, in last week's editorial.

As a past resident of Rockaway for 40+ years, I have seen many changes. One in particular is the survival and prosperity of Rockaway's oldest surviving weekly - "The Wave." I believe it has achieved its position because it is direct, well written, and keeps the Rockaway community well informed. However, what I am about to say maybe considered "politically incorrect." But, at the risk of not being printed at all, I will say it anyway.

The addition of "From The G-Man," by Gary G. Toms, was in large a major mistake. Mr. Toms' articles do not do this paper any service. What is clear is that his college education certainly does not bode well for our institutions of higher learning. What Shamaal McCutchin wrote in defense of the G-Man reflected stupid, bigoted stereotypes about whites.

I don't know what I take more offence to, his remark that all whites living in Belle Harbor have trust funds, or that blacks represent not 17% (the statistically correct answer), but 51% of our nation's population.

Finally, Mr. McCutchin, the issue of reparations is as dead as its slave owners and slaves. You have no more been oppressed by me then I have been the oppressor.

It might be time for Gary G. Toms and Shamaal McCutchin to stop looking for scapegoats for all their shortfalls and get a life!

ANTHONY SHANNON


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