To The Editor:

When I was in high school in the mid-’60’s I read the book “Black Like Me” by John Howard Griffin, a white guy who stained his skin black and traveled around the south to report on the degradation and horror he experienced merely because of the color of his skin. It floored me. 

I got those same feelings on Sunday, 50 years later, when I read James Walker’s commentary in the Connecticut Post: “Martin Luther King? I Too Have a Dream,” where he referenced “The stain that I could not wash off.”

Martin Luther King? I, too, have a dream

Both should be mandatory reading in school.

Grant Monsarrat


Editor’s Note: James Walker is a columnist for Hearst Media, and his columns require a subscription. You can read more about Walker at his website or listening to his podcast, “Real Talk, Real People.”

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