Pin It
"What about the single moms of all ethnic backgrounds working multiple honest minimum-wage jobs to make ends meet?" —Larry Rubin

Letters to the Editor 

Not a victim

I find it appalling that Richard Hart is still portraying Crystal Mangum, the Duke lacrosse case accuser, as a victim forced into her line of work to survive because of her skin color ("No escape," Up Front, April 25). What about the single moms of all ethnic backgrounds working multiple honest minimum-wage jobs to make ends meet? Mangum's line of work can pay 100 times minimum wage. Hart's article is an insult to ethical working-class single parents and a deplorable discourtesy to the true victims of sexual assault and/or racial injustice.

Larry Rubin

Smithfield story lacking

Your five-and-a-half-page article left out the cruelty to the hogs at this mega-slaughtering plant ("Big pig," by Bob Geary and Lisa Sorg, April 4). With Smithfield's expansion, our state faces more environmental degradation, more farmers and workers in trouble and more of the terror and pain inherent in massive animal-slaughter operations.

I hope you have a follow-up article on this issue.

Gina Wilson


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Facebook Activity

Twitter Activity


Like it or not, the people who opposed the style of your new home in Oakwood lost the right to …

by DR B on Lack of appreciation for Oakwood; Spence responds to lost boy report (Letters to the Editor)

That unnecessary, oppressive, backward minded, embarrassingly idiotic law will be overturned and/or ruled invalid by the courts before 2016 ever …

by DR B on Re: Art of Cool; Clay Aiken (Letters to the Editor)

Most Read

© 2014 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation