In reacting to a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by the schools superintendent in Queen Anne’s County, the president of the county school board issued a statement that made the claim that “Queen Anne’s County...[is] not racist...” (”Eastern Shore superintendent files racial discrimination complaint against school board, escalating longstanding tensions,” Jan. 15).
As a white resident of the Eastern Shore whose roots go back to the 1700s, I know better. There is historical, deep-seated racism that has always been here, and it rages today. I could be incredulous, wondering how those on the school board who have so mistreated Dr. Andrea M. Kane could be so blind. But unfortunately, I am not. Because I know better.
May justice for Dr. Kane, and for others, finally come to the Eastern Shore.
Cheryl Hoopes, Chestertown
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