Let’s reject divisiveness, not the homeless

In response to “Our public library is indeed a safe place to be” (Auburn Reporter, Aug. 11):

I am also a frequent patron at the Auburn Library and have also noticed the homeless – reading books and magazines, using library computers and library internet service on their laptops and cellphones.

In light of the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., and other areas, we must reject any political rhetoric that insinuates fear with homelessness, or any narrative that promotes social division.

And thus, vis-à-vis, are Auburn residents left to believe that five out of out council members plus several local businesses displaying endorsement signs support such “dog-whistle” politics? We should be more fearful of those who espouse divisive ideas more than the homeless.

So how can Auburn residents prevent further injustice and discrimination? We can vote.

– Tanya Galat

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