Letters to the Editor

Reece Schuler: McCrory evoking Wallace

Regarding the May 10 news article “Federal, N.C. leaders take battle over HB2 to court”: Growing up in the 1960s, I clearly remember seeing pictures of George Wallace standing on the school steps blocking African-American children from entering Alabama schools, thus becoming the face of segregation. Eventually and inevitably, he saw how wrong he was and how odious this position was.

If Gov. Pat McCrory continues his defense of House Bill 2, he is going to become to gender what Wallace was to race. And he will one day realize how wrong and how hateful his position is.

Hopefully he comes to that realization before too many hours and too many dollars are spent in a wasteful court fight that will only further damage his and the state’s reputation.

Reece Schuler

Chapel Hill