(Re: “I’m white, privileged but plead not guilty,” Feb. 8, 2018) This statement also reads as incredibly elitist and myopic: “Because it’s our privilege that we are white, it’s also our responsibility to consider what that means for those who are not.”

    How do you justify an argument about “White privilege” with an enormous insult to non-Whites?

     Sorry, Tim, this misses the mark by a mile.

     I have an Hispanic-American friend in LA who’s significant other is White ... He has said, many times, that he feels bad for white men as the entirety of the blame for every social issue in this century is placed at their feet.

     People need to start taking personal responsibility for their own actions, reactions, attitudes, successes and failure rather than taking the easy way out and throwing blame around. ...

— Heather Bennett
708 Watson St.

     To read the entire letter, see the Feb. 15, 2018 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.