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It’s all about context

Posted: March 20, 2010 10:56 p.m.
Updated: March 21, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
Regarding Gary Horton's latest column ("If not in intent, it's racist in deed," March 10), I would like to share a story with Horton.

Sometime during my middle academic years I learned of something called context. It's something subtle, but not overly complicated like quantum physics.

Thus, when I read about Horton and his shocking experiences of friends who experienced racism, I was left wondering what the point was.

Toward the end when he mentioned "proud racist" it became very clear to me.

Horton lives in a world where context is not important.

What is important is that as a general in the Grievance Army, his opinion is all that is important.

Not the actual words, context or meaning of what Bob Kellar was trying to convey, but the phony outrage summarized by some outrageous actions done decades ago.

Thank you, Horton, for comparing FDR's imprisonment of Japanese approximately 70 years ago with the outrage of the illegal invasion of tens of millions of people happening today.

Now that's context.

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