Letters to the Editor | Letters to the Editor | Indy Week
Pin It

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
Raleigh


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
Cary

Latest in Letters to the Editor

Comments

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.

Latest in Letters to the Editor



Twitter Activity

Comments

As the owner of Surf Club I wanted to respond to Chris Allens letter. Surf Club received a noise complaint …

by surfclub on Bang the Drum Softly (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you Ellen and Jessica for writing and for educating others. Your words were very touching and offer a great …

by Erica Wolak on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Most Read

  1. The Hard Part (Peripheral Visions)
  2. Agit-Prop (Letters to the Editor)

Most Recent Comments

As the owner of Surf Club I wanted to respond to Chris Allens letter. Surf Club received a noise complaint …

by surfclub on Bang the Drum Softly (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you Ellen and Jessica for writing and for educating others. Your words were very touching and offer a great …

by Erica Wolak on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you to Ellen and Jessica for their comments, and to the Indy for running the series on the disaster …

by Anika on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you to Ellen and Jessica for sharing this horrific reality with Indy Week readers, and thank you to Indy …

by Sena Crutchley on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

Thank you Ellen and Jessica for speaking up for those with no voice. I've been vegan for over 3 years …

by Steve Griffin on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation