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A reader’s ‘disgust’ for Mississippi reflects left-wing intolerance

A reader’s ‘disgust’ for Mississippi reflects left-wing intolerance
The Mississippi flag at the governor's mansion in Jackson. (Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press)

To the editor: The letter from the writer who said she found Mississippi’s politics “disgusting” reflects a level of hatred that only the “tolerant” left is allowed to express openly.

Years ago I was telling some friends about a recent vacation in Natchez, Miss., and someone blurted out, “I hate crackers,” with no shame at using the derogatory term for a group of his fellow citizens that he didn’t know.

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In the letter writer’s world, there is no room for honest disagreement. The fact that these people voted for President Trump defines their existence. I assume her disgust is also felt toward the black woman I met in Natchez who retired from Long Beach to open a coffee shop there, joining other African Americans in moving to the Deep South.

David Goodwin, Pasadena

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