An op-ed so racist, and so Worcester, it hurts
I saw this op-ed and just instinctively knew this article was coming. I couldn't even get through the damn thing it was so disgusting.
The T&G choosing to publish this is an example of irresponsible and straight up bad journalism.
Been a long time since I spent time in the Worcester area - third generation off the boat from Sweden, but moved to CA in '99, and haven't been back since burying Gramma in the Lutheran Cemetery in 2006. But this . . . after reading all of it and then the final bit "I’m going to go smoke a cigarette and stare at the ground for a while" I decided to subscribe. You are my people. Thank you. I'll look forward to catching up.
Unbelievable. Maybe the T&G will post your article as a rebuttal. Unlikely. Thanks for exposing this shit head.
Would love to see more stuff that organizes and spells out EXACTLY what influence people like Schaeffer have pulled over the city in the last couple decades, and why. . . we have a lot of shady business/politician alliances and allegiances that we can speak of in passing, but personally I can never pull out the hard receipts. Would love to see stuff like that, if it's possible.
love you for this--the op ed left me speechless. & thanks for the insights about Schaeffer & her influence in/on Worcester
Thanks for this. The opEd article is shameful and as you know practically every sentence can be negated by facts. Terrible rhetoric to spread during a BLM movement.
Bill, thanks for the post. I dropped the T&G when they raised the rate higher than the Globe, so I'm missing these op-eds. Ms. Schaefer has bought into the same viewpoint that SCOTUS has vis-a-vis the Voting Rights Act. And they are wrong, too. I share your anger and disappointment.