Readers Write: Is political correctness one-sided?

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The controversy with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam who admitted wearing blackface is somewhat troubling. But it has been reported that there are others in the entertainment industry who have worn blackface in the past with no repercussions, like Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Billy Crystal and Ted Danson.

Added to that, they were not accused as being racist. I might be wrong, but in my opinion is not wearing blackface honoring the African-Americans who have contribute to making a America what it is today?

Now what about imitating people of different races, nationality, religion and culture, is that disrespectful or acts of recognition of other people who are different? Therefore, has political correctness gone too far?

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Mineola

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