Regarding the article in this past Sunday’s paper written by Esther Cepeda of the Washington Post (“High school counselors must not be blind to their ‘whiteness’,” Oct. 1):
I could not get over how racist the language is, along with the entire article.
I have written to Ms. Cepeda in the past about the fact that articles she writes are racist, and someone in her position should not write articles that promote tension and racist viewpoints.
The way I read it, she blames everyone for anything that ever happened to her in school and in her life experiences. Ms. Cepeda, you are one of the most negative people I have seen, and have no business sending out articles that promote this attitude.
There is way too much of this negativity in our schools and on TV and in the news media. Please take a good look at yourself and your articles and try to write something good about our country and the people who are trying to make it better.
You also could probably make a difference by being a part-time high school counselor or something along those lines that would make you feel better. However, with the attitude you have now, you would not make it very long in that field either. I do feel that one of your problems comes from somewhere else, with the number of comments you make about “whites.”
To make articles interesting, there is a tendency to skew some of the facts. You do have a choice where you decide to live and I can guarantee that many people do not think like people from San Francisco and certainly not like many of the professors who are allowed to teach in our places of higher learning.
We all have a choice of where we want to live, either here in America or somewhere else in the world they feel would be more in line with their thinking. Your viewpoints are not mine, and I wish you would change or maybe we could get this paper to drop your column.