Letters, Jun. 29, 1931

"Yapping"

Sirs:

. . . I was shocked to read in the Sports department of the June 15 issue the phrase ''one Joe Kennedy, a yapping Negro janitor . . . twittering with prayer."

Nothing in the story justified the unkindness of the adjective "yapping." No other Derby winner was characterized in such an ungracious way.

I am a white man myself and some of my best friends are Negroes. Ordinarily I pay little attention to evidences of ignorant race prejudice, but when a magazine which boasts of accuracy and lack of bias publishes...

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