Column on Tea Party diversity refreshing

Congratulations to Mr. Sainer for his spirited and fact-filled defense of the Tea Party against the attacks of racism being leveled against us. He is writing in the spirit of Eastern’s first President, Livingston C. Lord, whose words are engraved at the entrance of Old Main. They are, “…not who is right, but what is true.”

As a participant in the Sept. 12, 2010 rally, I saw the diversity of opinion expressed there. Young black Americans joined us there and I have the pictures as evidence.

As we marched together, they began the chant, “Black and white must unite.” Many of us joined in the chant. Apparently, Justice Clarence Thomas is not the only one to have “fled the plantation.” Some of us have indeed found common ground.

Very truly yours,

Leonidas H. Miller