I was surprised when I read an opinion piece in this paper that said the race for Cook County commissioner is "in effect, a two-person race" [It's down to two — let's make the right choice, Viewpoints, Feb. 5].
My junior year in Honors American History class, I remember being presented with a debate topic, "Which black leader's tactics do you agree with most?" We were choosing between Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Black Panther Party. Undoubtedly they were all leaders with desires for justice and equality within the black community.
So long, Ray. But let's talk about your replacement on the Oak Park village board. It is a political parlor game with Village President Anan Abu-Taleb playing the lead part. But there are other moving parts, too.
I note the rapidity and zeal with which St. Edmund is moving to prohibit legal firearm possession on church premises. This is clearly their right under the recently passed Illinois concealed-carry law.
Thanks for your coverage of the Created Equal series at the Oak Park Public Library — a February and March series of films and panel discussions that explore Oak Park's efforts to achieve long-term racial diversity [Our finest decade, LifeLines, Feb. 5].
The contest to fill the open Cook County Commissioner seat representing Oak Park, Austin, and the near west suburbs, has become, in effect, a two-person race. Either Richard Boykin or Ike Carothers is going to be our next County Commissioner.