2003-02-22 / Letters

Can’t Replace G-Man

Dear Editor;

Dear Editor;

I personally, (my very own opinion) think that the Wave will not miss G Man. Gary was the reason I starting buying and subscribing to the Wave. "Pre" G-Man I found the Wave foreign, in that there were no articles that I related to or that I thought related to the African American community, who have always been a big part of the Rockaways. Only negative and insinuating remarks regarding the Rockaways and Black Americans were prominent. As a Black woman, born and raised here in New York, who have ancestors who were slaves and helped to build all of America, I felt the Wave was somewhat biased. Then G-Man came on the scene. He was the only writer who would "tell it like it is" regardless of who it is, what it is or why it is. He was taunted and threatened by his own for his speaking out. The problem is Black Americans have always been scrutinized since we were "freed" and this resulted in a stigma being forced upon all of us. Then, Jerry Springer came along and exposed the truth that "dysfunction" comes in all colors and ethnic backgrounds and they are "all out of control" They will all mug, rape, murder and tear up your community, no matter what the color or background. This is just a fact that is happening here in these United States. I consider myself an expert on this and have seen what it was and what it is now.

I don’t think that G-Man can be replaced but I hope the Wave realizes that someone of equal character, with the wisdom and knowledge of being Black in America, who speaks the truth, the whole truth and nothing but, can only come close to replacing him.

SANDRA SMITH


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