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LETTER: Affirmative action is 'black privilege'

LETTER: Affirmative action is 'black privilege'

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Affirmative action

is ‘black privilege’

This is a rebuttal to the history lesson by Steve Aycock of Stafford [“All Americans should join continuing Revolution,” July 5]. His first sentence stating that Africans were “stolen from their homes” was a bit far from the truth.

In the 1600s, Africans sold other Africans to England and other countries as slaves. These were prisoners from other tribes that they captured in wars.

The English then sold the slaves to the colonists to work in the fields, factories, and mills. After the Civil War, the Democrats formed a group called the Ku Klux Klan, and as Mr. Aycock pointed out, committed crimes against the emancipated slaves.

Because of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act of 1964, I could not get a government job. After 1968, after honorably serving my country in the Vietnam War, I could not get a job in the Camden Post Office or Police Department because of “black privilege,” better known as affirmative action.

As for Aycock’s last words wisdom, you cannot “demand or force” anything from anyone who does not agree with you or your cause. To earn respect, you have to give respect.

George Clarke

King George

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