Featured Letter: Language remarks the height of ignorance

01/03/2013 6:00 AM |
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Farm workers harvesting spinach at Bayview Farm on the Main Road in Aquebogue in 2010.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Farm workers harvesting spinach at Bayview Farm on the Main Road in Aquebogue in 2010.

To the Editor:

I was disgusted to read Elizabeth Lake-Grande’s letter attacking your paper and, seemingly, all non-English speakers (“Speak American!” Dec. 20-27.) Fortunately for us, the writer of this cruel, thoughtless and unbelievably ignorant letter does not speak for the majority of Americans or East Enders, many of whom appreciate the diversity of their neighbors and friends.

Perhaps the writer still lives in the 1800s mind-set of blaming all her own problems on “foreigners.” Or has simply forgotten that every single non-Native American in our entire country was once one of “them,” as she calls it, a burden on the rest of those hateful, blame-shifting ignoramuses the writer shows herself to be.

I’d take any one of “those people” in my house for dinner over the proud, undoubtedly misguided writer any day of the week.

Your paper would be much better served without printing incendiary drivel like hers again.

Adam Intravia, Riverhead

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