Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:
My family lived somewhere else during civil rights — in the Northwest. My children went to school with blacks, they rode on the bus, they went to parties together. We didn’t have the problems they had in the South. I hope teachers are teaching in black history that not all white people are bad. Not all had the hate that some people had in the South.
In the police blotter report of today’s paper, a man was alleged to have pulled the hair out of a 3-month-old child. I think the corrective action, if in fact this man did do that, would be to have somebody pull his hair out so he knows how it feels.
Concerning the person who called in about all the jobs on Fort Stewart going to white people, go to the VA sometime and see that they’re 90 percent black when black people are only 15 percent of the population. Go figure.
To the person who is complaining because wealthy people don’t like to help poor people, saying they get that money back through their taxes: I’m sorry, but they don’t get that money back through their taxes. They just don’t have to pay taxes on that money. There’s a vast difference there.
I’d like to congratulate the Bradwell girls’ soccer team. They did a fabulous job this year. Now getting to the boys’ soccer team: Bradwell, please see if there some way you could bring back coach Cook. In coach Cook’s years there, he never only won two games.
I don’t know why there wasn’t more in the news about the head of the Black Panthers calling the president nasty names last week. He is the president of all Americans, no matter what your color is or what your race is. So why are they so upset with him? He doesn’t belong to them.