I was repulsed by Don DeWitt's citing of Jordan Almond's book, listing derogatory comments about the Dutch and women (1/11/01 in The Manhasset Press). Parents, teachers, school administrators, and community members are all working hard to fight prejudice. Would the editor have printed these remarks had they been about any other group? Are the Dutch so above reproach, that it is politically correct to belittle them? Be careful, Mr. DeWitt. No one is safe from prejudice's evil consequences. All races have been victims; just the time and place have changed.
(Ed.'s note: Mr. DeWitt, himself of Dutch descent, wrote in jest. He promises to do better in the future.)