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Letters to the Editor for May 25, 2009

GSA comprised of brave young people

To the editor:

I have read the letters in the paper voicing support and opposition to the new Gay-Straight Alliance group at BHS.  As a mother of kids in a local grade school, I have learned that the biggest put down you can be given is to hear, “you’re GAY.”  This is in our grade schools.  This is happening to second-graders.

Letters to the Editor for May 22, 2009

Students: stand up to the critics

To the editor:

The late American tennis player Arthur Ashe died of AIDS, contracted from a contaminated blood transfusion. He stated in his autobiography that the greatest trial of his life was not that he was dying because of someone’s incompetence, but rather that he had been born black in America.

This may seem an odd thing to point out in Baker County, Oregon, except for the conversation on tolerance currently under way. You young folks who are directly involved sure know how to stir things up. I’m proud of you for demonstrating such courage and character.

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