Readers Write: Watch your language

The Island Now

It’s time for readers like Eric Cashdan to put aside the terms “racist” and “fascist” for anyone engaged in support of President Trump. This is not the platform to discuss their extremely dangerous overuse.  Hurling such epithets as an expression of some readers’ relentless and irrational hatred of Trump reduces the power of those words. It negates the realities of those who did suffer under Nazi rule or experience true racism today.

For the record, Congressman Lee Zeldin is working for all of Long Island. He recently fought and won  a power grab over the use of Plum Island near the East End, surely a benefit for the entire community.

Susan Buckler

Great Neck

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