An Open Letter To Ms. Lunelle & Kirk D. Lyons - Do I Do It Again?
From: HK Edgerton [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: Wed, May 2, 2012
To: siegels1 [email@example.com]
Dear Ms. Lunelle & Kirk D.,
The only time that I can recall being chastised by the Honorable Attorney Kirk D. Lyons was when I stepped down from teaching a group of children how to play golf several years ago, while at the same time tutoring them. The Mayors community Advisory Committee at the time felt that I was a bad role model because I championed the Confederate Battle Flag and the place of honor and dignity earned by Southern Black folks before, during, and after the War Between the States.
In a letter to the then Honorable Mayor Ms. Leni Sitnick, I expressed that I would not be black mailed from the stance I had taken on behalf of my Southern Flag and my Southern family, therefore while my efforts were voluntary, I would rather stop teaching the babies. While I had the complete support of all the parents and most of the Shiloh community that was at the time predominately Black; I felt compelled to step aside.
This morning I would receive a phone call from the owner and proprietor of the Black barber shop informing me that the City of Asheville had donated a parcel of land to be cleared to teach once again children the game of golf. His message to me was; HK you started this, and we in the community want you to be involved again with our support. Please meet with me to discuss this matter.
I lament over this not only because of the time and expense that I know is sure to follow, but whether or not it would send a positive message to my critics that there are those within the community that respect not only my efforts to help the babies, but also for the honorable Stand that I must take for my homeland. What should I do ?