To the Editor,
Re: Pride celebration antidote to hate, June 14.
A nice, positive editorial by Melissa Fryer on the Pride parade.
She wrote about the hate shown in the Orlando massacre and then covered the throngs of people along Nanaimo’s parade route.
Then she stated “the City of Nanaimo is often unfairly classified as a redneck town.”
I don’t know who would ever consider Nanaimo anything other than as far to the political left as it is possible to go.
The ‘redneck’ term used was originally a derogatory name for small town southern conservatives who were often uneducated and racist. It has now been over used so much that a person today can get the redneck title just for winning an argument with a liberal.