Letters: Jan. 20, 2003

What Trent Lott tried to do was whitewash the present, not the past [NATION, Dec. 23]. There is no evidence that the Senate's former majority leader finds integration and equal rights any less offensive now than he did years ago. LAURA BILLINGTON Maple Valley, Wash.

Senator Lott was only giving his friend and colleague Senator Strom Thurmond a good send-off at his 100th birthday party. How can Lott's celebratory remarks be taken as anything serious? JOHNNIE R. GOTHARD San Angelo, Texas

I am an African American who has been a Republican since 1980. Lott and his crew promote and prey on...

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