Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Republican values are race-neutral

As a child, I watched the Dr. Seuss cartoon "The Sneetches" at Yankee Ridge School along with Elizabeth Hess. I, too, was taken by its message that "race and ethnicity shouldn't divide our society."

Tree of Hope campaign exceeds goal

As DSC's 2017 Tree of Hope campaign concludes, it provides another opportunity for us to recognize the many people who support DSC and give generously.

Young adults must get out and vote

We have a problem: 18-24 year old's are not turning out to vote. I am sorry to see this, as a member of this age bracket.

We are fortunate enough to live somewhere where we have the opportunity to vote and have our voices heard. Many young people are not taking advantage of this right. They may not even be able to sometimes.

Service-oriented Jones worth vote

I've lived in Champaign for 12 years. My husband's from here, we're both University of Illinois graduates, and we're raising our kids just blocks from their grandparents. We love it here, and we're proud of our community.

Ives a dependable GOP candidate

Jeanne Ives, a Republican candidate for Illinois governor, is a graduate of West Point Academy. She is a former teacher of the ROTC program at a junior college.

As a woman she is a master of multitasking. She is the mother of five children and has worked for five years in the Legislature.

Davis buys into GOP's falsehoods

Conservatives, including Congressman Rodney Davis, have long believed that Hollywood has a liberal bias. That point can be debated and I can see both sides.

Cartoon false; editorial a joke

In the Jan. 29 edition, The News-Gazette published a local editorial cartoon depicting someone in a bathroom with a phone aimed at a young man using a urinal.

Chief does harm Native Americans

Recently, columnist Jim Dey wrote about Chief Illiniwek and whether he should remain a figure at the University of Illinois.

His main argument, like many others, was centered around how we as Americans have the right to free speech and should therefore be able to reference the Chief whenever we would like to in whatever manner we would like.

UI faculty worthy of public disdain

The latest incident involving our University of Illinois professors goes beyond the pale.

First I read in The News-Gazette that we have a convicted killer teaching UI students. Then I learn that one of the UI professors has decided that mathematics is racism. This ridiculous hypothesis is then heralded by one of the leaders of the UI as the workings of a profound thinker.

Tribe is needed for the Chief's return

Illiniwek's descendants are represented today by the Peoria Indian Tribe of Miami, Okla.

The state of Oklahoma describes the lllini, who lived in the area of Illinois, as descendants of those who created the great mound civilizations 2,000 to 3,000 years ago.

The people of Illinois support the Chief mascot as emblematic of its history and Indian culture.