Dear Mr. Farah,
While I am on the opposite side of your political ideology, I must agree with you regarding something: Your characterization of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson as "race hustlers" is right on the money ["Why racism doesn't make news"]. Any thinkers on "my side" are well aware of that and cognizant of the damage these self-seekers do to our efforts.
I'm not sure just yet why the president got involved, other than the fact it's an election year. As much as I am a fan of him, I have thought often that he doesn't have very good advisers … maybe the worst of any recent president.
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