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Letters to the Editor

Pat Croisant writes to say that columnist Jimmy Reed is no racist and those who don’t like his writing don’t have to read it, while Carolyn Coleman writes to say that heroes can be found in the most unlikely of places. (April 23, 2015, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    William A. Frohn writes to say opposition to Jimmy Reed’s column is coming from those who are opposed to his conservative views and he urges Reed to continue with his articles. (April 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Zachary Kagan Guthrie and MIkaela Adams both write about Jimmy Reed’s recent column, with Guthrie calling it unacceptable and Adams saying that Oxonians deserve better. (April 16, 2015, Page 4)

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        Lawyer questions statue incident charges

        The lawyer representing Graeme Phillip Harris says his client’s actions were “foolish, insensitive and offensive,” but the he wasn’t the one who put a rope around a statue of James Meredith and questions why two other students haven’t been charged. (March 30, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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          Man who tied rope around Meredith statue indicted by grand jury

          A former University of Mississippi student was indicted by a federal grand jury on federal civil rights charges for allegedly hanging a rope around a statue of the university’s first black student.

          According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race. (March 29, 2015, Page 1A)

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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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