Regarding J. Peder Zane’s Sept. 28 column “Clinton condemns not the state of our laws, but our souls”: Zane indicts Hillary Clinton for telling the truth. In other circumstances he’d bemoan speech denied, e.g. on some campuses, or political correctness, but if it’s a Democrat telling truth, that is just too much truth.
Clinton correctly pointed out that a lot (half?) of Trump’s supporters are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic,” and she could have added anti-Semitic. Half aren’t every one of those things but more or less half are some of them strongly, and being any one of those things strongly is deplorable.
Later Zane implies African-Americans are marching in Charlotte over economics blamable on Obama. They could justifiably march over economics blamable on Republican control of Congress or of Raleigh, but they were marching over apparent racism in the police force. Did Zane miss that or is he wrong on purpose? Still later he bemoans religious leaders and academics who accuse Republicans of being evil racists intent on reimposing Jim Crow, while our Republican legislature is, in fact, reimposing Jim Crow voting laws.