Thursday letters: NAACP grasping at straws over Pickens flag flap

January 2, 2014 

WORLD NEWS MANDELA-OBIT 13 LA

ANACLETO RAPPING — MCT

— I’ve never really paid attention to the NAACP, but I can’t figure out what a sheriff lowering or not lowering the flag after Nelson Mandela’s death has to do with traffic stops (“NAACP investigating Pickens traffic stops”).

The NAACP is famous for stirring up trouble, and I think the big wheels need their egos boosted by drawing attention to themselves. Seems like they are grasping at straws. Equality can be achieved without these types of headlines being sought for their own sake.

Joyce Zimmerman

Columbia

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