Letter: ‘Offensive hordes’ cause offense

I was dismayed to read the article on the front page of the Rappahannock News last week that compared our current stinkbug wave to “Yankee troops,” making reference to “offensive hordes” that “invaded” the slave-holding Southern states. I recognize that the author of the article may have been joking or exercising literary license. However, as a country we are facing some very serious problems and we must come together rather than unthinkingly revive old grievances and prejudices that divide us.

Virginia Liberatore

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