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Five Republicans outside Boulevard Diner in Dundalk. From left: Delegate-elect Ric Metzgar of Essex, Delegate-elect Bob Long of Dundalk, Senator-elect Johnny Ray Salling of Dundalk, Delegate-elect Robin Grammer of Essex and Councilman-elect Todd Crandell in Dundalk.
Five Republicans outside Boulevard Diner in Dundalk. From left: Delegate-elect Ric Metzgar of Essex, Delegate-elect Bob Long of Dundalk, Senator-elect Johnny Ray Salling of Dundalk, Delegate-elect Robin Grammer of Essex and Councilman-elect Todd Crandell in Dundalk. (Photo by Pamela Wood)

Del. Charles Sydnor is trying to infer racial stereotyping from an innocent statement by Del. Robin Grammer regarding the county school board (“Baltimore County NAACP officials demand answers about state delegate's 'hang them high' Facebook post,” May 28).

Mr. Grammer’s use of the phrase "hang them high" in the reference used has no racial meaning whatsoever. Mr. Sydnor’s red herring fools no one to the real concern of ethics, or lack thereof, by school personnel. A few clicks on the internet will result in many references to hangings in cinematic history. Does he think the Abbott and Costello comedy "The Noose Hangs High" or Clint Eastwood’s "Hang ‘Em High" is offensive in black American history?

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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Sophia Montgomery, Perry Hall

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