Clarke Conlon: Portray balanced history

April 5, 2013 

Portray balance

Regarding Tom Smith’s April 4 Point of View “Historical Censorship a Concern”: he tries to make the point that as long as the situation is historically correct it should not offend any person/group.

In this case, I would assert that this is not likely; that it is more important to portray history in a way that is fair and balanced. I would submit that neither Rev. William Barber nor Smith are the source to present a story that is completely fair and balanced. I am certain that Keith Hardison is well aware of this situation and the fact that no group, including NAACP or Sons of Confederate Veterans, should exert excessive influence in these matters.

Clarke Conlon

Pinehurst

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