Though I am not a supporter of Del. Pat McDonough, I must say your editorial "Baltimore and bigotry" (May 18) shows the hypocrisy on your part. Why is it relevant that children being harassed at their school because their father is a controversial landlord can have their parent described someone "raised in a Jewish family in Potomac," but the gangs at the Inner Harbor area cannot be described as black?

I contend that you think it is acceptable to describe a religious background but not a racial one. And I also contend that you are aiding discrimination.

Leave out both racial and religious description and you will be showing no bias in the future.

Joy Shillman, Baltimore