Letters to the Editor

Tom Fulks unveils hateful side of SLO County

Donna and Greg France, farmers and project owners stand at the scene of Nipomo housing under construction intended for farmworkers. One house was struck by an arsonist, destroying one unit and damaging another.
Donna and Greg France, farmers and project owners stand at the scene of Nipomo housing under construction intended for farmworkers. One house was struck by an arsonist, destroying one unit and damaging another. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Kudos to Tom Fulks for shining a light on a dark place in our community (“Do we really live in the ‘happiest place’ in America? Ha! As if … ” May 6).

It hasn’t been all that long since a cross was burned outside the home of an African-American family, and a noose hung outside the door of an African-American Cal Poly student.

Folks were outraged. It was as if the whole community had been assaulted. Now it is official: arsonists torched a project to provide housing for Mexican farmworkers, leaving nothing but ashes.

Judging from the lack of response, we are OK with that. Nothing to see here; just move on. It’s only Page 3 news.

Apparently, this is what have we come to.

Some have accused Mr. Fulks of propagating hate. I suggest they look in a mirror.

Our own humanity requires people with sufficient courage to call out the trolls, bullies and bigots and, yes, the arsonists who impose their own idea of righteousness under cover of darkness.

Tom Murray, Arroyo Grande

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