From The Inbox

From the Morning Read inbox

A story that needed to be told

I was moved to write after reading Jim Will's note (“From the Morning Read inbox,” May 30) and rereading the Shoal Creek piece by John Gordon (“Shoal Creek revisited: Has golf changed?” May 29).

Gordon’s writing was excellent, and I am glad that Morning Read published it. The point I would like to make is this: Racism needs to be talked about and pointed out when it happens, and especially by white people. Will may want to turn his TV off when it comes up, but that isn't going to make it go away.

Golf – maybe more so than any other sport – has a lot of embedded racism in its history (exclusive country clubs, anyone?). I applaud Gordon for being willing to take this subject on and not stick his head in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist.

Peter Rosenfeld
Albany, Calif.

 

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