Letters to the Editor

Harris letter: Angry white males

A response to Francis Wilkinson’s diatribe against “angry white males” in the Aug. 24 Statesman is required in order to maintain the sanity of your readers, methinks.

Although white males are the only minority who may be blasphemed and attacked without any concern for the resultant “hurt feelings” or “unacceptable insult,” this article takes the cake. Need Wilkinson be reminded that it has been the “angry white males” who have fought every war since the Revolution, were responsible for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and who have driven the economic system by in large, at least until the government has taken over that role, and who have preserved what is left of the American culture of fair play and hard work?

Wilkinson is probably right about the decline and eventual “end” of this despised class of bullies. I hope that when America finally devolves into an Ethiopia (or worse) Wilkinson feels less threatened by such beasts.

Jim C. Harris, Boise