In response to the Oct. 30 letter “ Tolerance issues”: I feel compelled to say something. As an “old white guy,” the writer has never had to face a day in his life of discrimination.
Until we are a blind, black, Muslim lesbian in a wheelchair, we cannot state with realistic understanding how either being forbidden or discouraged from patronage at a local business affects us. We need to walk (or roll) a day in the life of the above to accurately address outright bigotry.
I don’t believe we appreciate the meaning of “tolerance.” That’s where the true problem lies.
It seems to forever be the “old white guys” who are telling the affected we need to “get over it.”