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Letter to the Editor: Response to “Your DNA is an abomination”

Dear Ms. Cervantes, As a graduate of SWTSU, an educator, and current member of the TSU Alumni Association, I am embarrassed and disappointed by the opinion piece regarding race that the University Star chose to publish. The tripe expressed in the piece does not start “conversation,” it simply compounds confrontation. I was honored to deliver the commencement speech for my graduating class (Dec. ’88). I spoke of the importance of diversity and acceptance and how the university afforded me the opportunity to meet and interact with people from all races and cultural backgrounds. It was a lesson that has enriched my life.  If in fact Mr. Martinez has only encountered a handful of “decent” white people in his life, perhaps the issue is with him and not an entire race of people. I hope maturity will bring reflection and wisdom to Mr. Martinez. Thank you, Joe Eliaz

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