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Editorial is wrong about Jackson County youth

March 28, 2014 at 5:05 p.m.
Updated March 27, 2014 at 10:28 p.m.


Editor's Note: The Victoria Advocate Editorial Board recognizes these concerns and agrees the word "some" should have been used in lieu of the word "many." Thank you for writing.

Editor, the Advocate:

As a former resident of Jackson County in the days prior to and during segregation and integration of the schools, I feel compelled to respond to a recent Advocate editorial entitled "Vandalism of building is disappointing."

Yes, it is "upsetting to say the least" (your quote), and equally upsetting is the fact that two 14-year-old youths were arrested for apparently being guilty of setting the second fire. And, yes, it is a sad fact that these youths were lacking some much-needed parental guidance.

However, and again using part of your quote, "It is painfully obvious that many young people in Jackson County do not possess or understand ..."

Mr. Editor, my understanding of the definition of "two" is not the same as the definition of "many." I firmly believe that the majority of the youths in Jackson County do possess and understand respect for what could become a historical site. On the other hand, this is the type of literary journalism that we are becoming accustomed to from the editorial board of the Victoria Advocate.

Richard L. Ramsey, Port Lavaca

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