Letter to the editor: Educator ‘disturbed’ by op-ed suggesting there is no Muslim ban
To the editor,
I was disturbed by the sentiments expressed in your editorial entitled “There is no Muslim ban.” I don’t want to argue with the title of your article but instead with the sentiments expressed about the “Chicken Little crowd”–”wetting their pants” over President Trump’s executive order.
I am one of those people you’re talking about who’s worried that the temporary ban may turn into something more sinister. So are many of my friends in this community. After your article was published I received texts from former students who recalled how their educators taught them about research, seeing the other side, compassion, and cool-headedness. These successful, sweet students lamented that what we teach them isn’t valued in our own local newspaper.
I’m asking you to examine how your editorial might make the Muslim members of our community feel and rethink your rhetoric in the future. You can use your platform to express an opinion without denigrating the opinions of others.