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Racism is still here in NH

To the editor:

I have been a resident of New Hampshire for 18 years. I’m generally quite happy to be here, and unreservedly pleased to live in Peterborough. But I am at this moment ashamed to live in this state. Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland’s racist remarks are reprehensible, and his unrepentant and pigheaded confirmation of his vile perspective compound the issue. The First Amendment protects his right to speak, but it does not provide immunity from the consequences of his words. I hope that the people of Wolfeboro find a way to remove him from his position of responsibility and public trust, since he seems disinclined to do the right thing himself. This incident serves to remind us that racism is still deeply embedded in our society.

Dave Seidel


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