Letter writer does not speak for black community

Published 8:51 am Saturday, July 30, 2011

To the Editor:

The publishing of Mr. Thomas Councill’s letter to the editor in The Tidewater News (“Hilliard, Johnson need to weigh in on redistricting,” July 24) and his prior racial commentary is a disservice to Franklin as a whole and to the black community in particular.

Mr. Councill has his own agenda. His agenda divides Franklin. I share the color of his skin, but he does not speak for me.

The citizens of Franklin need to put racial matters behind us. We need to move forward working together, not against one another. We have problems enough without fighting each other.

Rosa Lawrence