Re: The latest private assault on Portland Metropolis Supervisor Jon Jennings by newly elected Constitution Commissioner Nasreen Sheikh-Yousef (June 10):
Is there an argument to be made that our American tradition, establishments and politics are inherently racist and based mostly, since our nationwide origins, on white supremacist insurance policies? Certain, I’ll hearken to and think about that argument, as I see benefit in it.
Does that justify a infantile, hateful, ignorant and private assault on Jon Jennings, merely as a result of he holds an workplace that’s a part of these American establishments? Completely not.
I’m a progressive Portland voter, however I ranked the progressive Constitution Fee candidates low on my poll. I help a few of their proposals for altering metropolis authorities, however I don’t help the partisanship and divisiveness that they convey to metropolis politics.
We have to change some elements of metropolis authorities, however we want to take action in a collaborative course of that respects the perspective that others could maintain.
Ms. Sheikh-Yousef owes Mr. Jennings, and the residents of Portland, an apology.