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LETTERS: Pathetic opinion piece, National Donor Day

LETTERS: Pathetic opinion piece, National Donor Day



What a pathetic opinion piece (“Black America’s vanishing wealth,” by Bob Lord, 2/3) . So tiresome, predictable and useless, not to mention insulting to both whites and blacks. The writer assumes the only chance that blacks can succeed is with the financial help of whites. Really? Did the writer forget that any race with a 73 percent out of wedlock birthrate is doomed? Try this rate in the white community and see how their wealth rate does.

By ignoring this fact you are obviously not interested in solving the problem, but more interested in making yourself feel good and be popular in the elitist community. Under Donald “the racist” Trump black teenage unemployment is at its lowest level ever and black unemployment overall is down. Why not teach anyone of any race something of value. They say if you do four things in life the poverty rate drops to 6 percent. 

Graduate from high school. Don’t have kids out of wedlock. Get married and stay married. Both spouses work full time.

Blaming irresponsible behavior for people’s downfall may not be popular, but is certainly “an inconvenient truth.”

R.P. Scelzo, Wallingford

Be an organ donor


The Health Resources and Services Administration ( is the primary federal agency responsible for oversight of the organ and blood stem cell transplant systems in the U.S. and for initiatives to increase organ donor registration and donation in this country. And while we all know February 14th as Valentine’s Day it is also National Donor Day. HRSA invites all your readers to learn more about organ donation and transplantation and to share some love by signing up as organ, eye, and tissue donors. Signing up is like sending a valentine to the nearly 114,000 people currently on the national transplant waiting list. One donor can save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 50 individuals! 

Remember to tell your family and loved ones about your decision to donate and leave your stamp on the world. Learn more about organ donation and register to be a donor at and  We also invite readers to “Like” and on Facebook.

Thank you for spreading the love.

Jeffrey Beard, HRSA regional
administrator, Boston