KING CASE AFTERMATH: READERS RESPOND : Ashamed of Being White

This case did indeed have racial overtones.

The district attorney's office needs to re-examine itself as to how vigorously and competently it prosecutes these cases and the racial mix on the juries it will allow to be seated.

I am a white middle-class female. Given the strength of my reactions to the verdict, I cannot begin to fathom how citizens of a racial or ethnic minority must feel.

Their feelings of despair, frustration, rage and hopelessness must be complete and total.

I cannot feel satisfaction or relief in being white, only shame.

BONNIE MARSHALL

Thousand Oaks

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