Letters to the Editor

Celebrating Oktoberfest with executions

Editor: October is a pleasant time of year to be in Alabama — especially if you love killing. Sure, happening times can be had in pumpkin patches and at the Kentuck, Cotton and Boll Weevil festivals — and Oktoberfest is always...

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What happened in Virginia

Editor: As someone who grew up in Virginia, I would like to let Ronald Francis David Hunt (Letters to the Editor, Aug. 24) know that when the statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were commissioned in Charlottesville,...

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Slavery was just another cultural appropriation

Editor: You recently printed several letters relating to the removal of our Confederate monuments. This letter addresses only one element in those letters, African slavery. One writer related that an African-American person,...

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Public versus private

Editor: White supremacists incited deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week in defense of a Confederate monument. We must show the country that Mobile gives no safe harbor to such hatred. We must remove the...

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Repeal and replace

Editor: I’m a little skeptical about the educational value of statues, as most of the history I’ve learned has come in non-statue form. However, our Confederate statues are currently providing us a teachable moment. An anonymous...

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Be more inclusive, not less

Editor: Taking down the memorial to Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulted in at least one death and 12 injuries. So, in effect, the attempt to remove this remembrance of past conflict in our country has added...

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Door seems shut to me

Editor: When Sandy Stimpson was campaigning for mayor, he promised an open-door policy. But when he won the election, the door was closed to the ordinary people. After several attempts to visit him in [his] office, I finally...

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Downtown baseball or bust

Editor: There is something about pulling for the local team. The pride, the history, the satisfaction of beating your rivals … those rivals being similar-sized cities in the region that you know well. Our local team, the...

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Bridge alternatives never pursued

Rob: What is most frustrating to me regarding the traffic problem on Interstate 10 is the “magic bullet bridge.” After reading your column (Damn the Torpedoes, “Like a bridge to the future,” July 13-19), I decided to look around...

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History, not hate

Editor: I must take issue with everything Ken Robinson wrote in his article, “The power of a story” in your May 18-24 issue, which extolled the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. My family is from New Orleans; my...

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