Patrick G. Spencer: A Solution in Search of a Problem | Letters to the Editor

My first thought when I saw the article “La Crosse County Seeks Racial Equity Consultant” in the Tribune was clearly that the county had too much of our tax money burning a hole in its collective pocket.

My second thought was clearly that the County Board has way too much free time.

My third thought was that of all the real issues facing the region, the need for a Racial Equity Consultant is way down the list.

I hate to tell the board, but “Racism as a Public Health Crisis” is a solution that really seeks to solve a problem!

I’m sure they’ll be able to select a good consultant with all the required chops for about $50,000 of our taxes.

I would love to see each council member individually write down a situation here in the county and how making fairness central to resolving this situation for the citizens of the county would work. It would be instructive to see how many MPs agree on the meaning of the word “equity” that they seek.

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I doubt many county citizens would know real racism if they encountered it in the middle of the road.

I spent a lot of time in the 40s and 50s with my grandparents in the deep south (it smelled like the gulf), and I saw and experienced real racism. NOTHING LIKE HERE!.

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