Letter: Rose Ellen Ray, Leesburg

Editor: John Beatty is my highly regarded school board member in the Catoctin District. His comments at a meeting were not “racially insensitive” in my opinion. However, a member of the LCPS Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee felt they were racist.  

Why can’t educated people disagree with each other without one demanding the resignation of the other?  I have no doubt in my mind that John is not a racist and wants the best for all children in our schools.  I feel John’s detractor overreacted to the detriment of the committee and comity.  

Rose Ellen Ray, Leesburg

2 thoughts on “Letter: Rose Ellen Ray, Leesburg

  • 2020-03-06 at 2:18 pm
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    I couldn’t agree with you more, Rose Ellen. Ignoring the injustices of the past and crying racism when someone tries to discuss them in a thoughtful manner doesn’t move us forward. It only serves to shut down conversations that could lead to healing.

  • 2020-03-11 at 6:21 am
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    Will a apology be forthcoming from LCPS Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee?

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