Va. gover­nor should not have to re­sign

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - OPINION -

I don’t un­der­stand how wear­ing a cos­tume of a rap­per could be con­sid­ered racist.

When a child wears a su­per­hero or princess cos­tume, it does not mean that the child hates su­per­heroes or princesses. It usu­ally means the op­po­site. People want to dress up as some­one they idol­ize.

I do un­der­stand how some­one could be of­fended by a KKK cos­tume; how­ever, I don’t think a per­son’s bad de­ci­sions from 40 years ago should be con­sid­ered to­day when ap­ply­ing for a job or run­ning for of­fice.

These ac­tions from 1980 may have been stupid, but al­most ev­ery­one has made some bad de­ci­sions, es­pe­cially when young.

Even if a per­son was a racist in 1980, that does not mean that per­son has the same opin­ions to­day. If all the bad de­ci­sions we made when young were held against us to­day, no one would qual­ify for any job or pub­lic of­fice.

Pa­tri­cia McLaugh­lin

Hal­lan­dale Beach

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