Letters to the Editor

Journalists have also been victims

    In recent weeks, the latest killings of African-Americans by law enforcement have not only anguished our country but locked its attention on police brutality directed at communities of color. As Americans have tried to come to terms with our history of racism, we condemn its presence in our profession and call for media outlets to diversify their staffs from the top down. We also note that journalists, including those of color, have been victims of police misconduct in recent days, and we are disturbed at the large number of attacks perpetrated on all those attempting to uphold a free press in the service of democracy.

Proud of marchers

    I am so proud of the people of Steelville and Crawford County who organized, participated in and supported the Silent March For Equal Rights on Saturday, June 6.  At some risk, the organizers persevered and the turnout, about 70, was awesome!