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WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith

YOUR TURN: Martha J. Jackson responds to a viewer

WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith

This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Martha J. Jackson. Jackson wrote in answer to last week's letter from David Dailey. Dailey said he could not understand why blacks were more offended by noose-like knots than other people.

Here is Jackson's reply:

"You are correct that people of all nationalities have been hung in the past. However, other nationalities were hung as a result of a crime committed.  Blacks were hung for non-criminal reasons, i.e., the color of their skin, trying to educate themselves or for trying to acquire freedom.  Yes, seeing a noose-like knot is very offensive to us.  It is a painful reminder of the senseless deaths of ancestors, the struggle that we had and a part of our past that we do not like to be reminded of."  

That's Martha J. Jackson's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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