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Friday, March 27, 2015

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Letters to the Editor

Helen Phillips writes to say that Terrence Metcalf and an unidentified person who helped a stranger in need restored her faith in people “doing the right thing,” while Joe Bonica writes about taking a closer look at some of the numbers in reports about lynchings. (February 25, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jeff Justis and Philip Loria write about the recent column by Jonathan Scott, “A terrible truth that needs to be remembered,” with Justis supporting remembering the past and Loria calling the column and report a bit disingenuous. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Philip Loria writes to say he was offended by a recent column about voter ID, calling it race baiting. (May 12, 2014, Page 4)

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        A bridge between black and white communities

        Jack Mayfield dedicates this month’s column to the memory of the late Leonard Thompson who made a profound impact on the black community. (February 15, 2013, Page 2B)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Dr. Philip Loria writes in response to a recent letter to the editor, citing personal experiences and knowledge of patients being able to receive different medical care in the United States than they would in other countries. (July 26, 2012, Page 4)

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            This ‘post-racial’ age is still not for the thin-skinned

            Why are you blacks so sensitive about race? It’s a question local columnist Deidra Jackson has heard and one she tries to answer with a column that looks at the importance of battling racism with thick skin rather than thin. (March 29, 2012, Page 4)

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              The Battle of Oxford – aka the Meredith Crisis

              Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the fateful night before riots broke out in Oxford when Ole Miss’s first  black student arrived to his first day of classes at the university. (September 30, 2011, Page 3B)

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