Letter: Reader shocked by insensitivity


Dear Editor:

I just read your article on the Canton Camera Club (“Images on Glass” by George Comeau, September 18). I don’t know what world you live in, but in my world there is nothing poetic or historically positive about anything with the initials KKK. For you to think that printing that article and not reference the historical significance of those initials is not only reprehensible but a mischaracterization of our shared history.

As an African American that has lived in this town for a few years, I’m beyond shocked at your insensitivity. What were you thinking? This group could have chosen CCK or CKK, but in the late 1800s they chose KKK. Are you telling me that you and your editor believe this was happenstance? Even if it was (it wasn’t), your journalistic integrity should have moved you to put the initials into context, but you chose not to.

You owe me, every person of color, and every right-minded Canton resident an apology. I expect to hear and see a visible response. I’m sure that I’m not the only one that is taken aback and offended by this. It was jarring to see those initials on the front page of my town’s newspaper.

Emerson Foster

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