amNewYork Letters to the Editor
What about drug testing the bailed-out bankers?
Re Brill Brangers letter Drug screening for those on public assistance, Feb. 25: Im surprised Mr. Branger did not also suggest similar tests for the management of banks receiving bailout money, which is also funded by taxes. With all those toxic assets, there must have been some serious substance abuse going on.
David Terhune, Brooklyn
Sharpton gives silent masses a voice
Re Eddie Suns letter, Protests are Sharptons effort to stay relevant, Feb. 26: I wonder how Mr. Sun would feel if the racial slurs were directed toward him, and no one cared enough to speak out against it. How relevant would his situation be then? I applaud the Rev. Al Sharpton, his Action Network and how he is the one shining that light on people who feel that everyone elses feelings are irrelevant.
Â Yvonne McQueen, Manhattan
The NAACP is an embarrassment
The new NAACP has long been a laughingstock now, it is a national embarrassment. Jealous of the publicity other groups got by protesting a NY Post cartoon which they falsely claimed was racist the NAACP joined the fray and upped the ante with the charge that the cartoon was in effect an invitation to assassinate President Obama. The last thing intelligent civil rights advocacy needs is grown-ups chasing after a silly cartoon.
Â Michael Meyers, executive director, New York Civil Rights Coalition, Manhattan