By Letter to the Editor on July 16, 2020.
I am often saddened by statements made in the Roasts & Toasts page. June 15 had many roasts that displayed both ignorance and bigotry toward certain members of our community. Homeless people were accused of theft, of being in places they didn’t belong. What makes this even more disturbing is that the roasters are nameless.
I live across from the running track park. The City opened the Fritz Sick gym as a homeless shelter during the COVID outbreak. There were many people walking the streets, using the park, etc. during that period. I have never experienced any theft, nor any danger or problem from anyone.
I was also disturbed by the story in The Herald, June 25, of an attack in Galt Gardens. Apparently, the victim chose to say something to people he didn’t know, that caused them to react violently. They are facing charges but his statement is unknown and his name unknown. I don’t condone any form of violence, nor do I condone racism. There are obviously two sides to this story, but only one is made public.
Lethbridge is a racist community. While many community members try to reverse this, there are many that still practise it.