Letters to the Editor

Rutted roads, littered lots didn’t just appear

In the Sun Herald on Saturday, an article addressed the visit by President Donald Trump to the new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson. In the article, a black gentleman, who owns an auto repair shop, made several statements that I call into question.

He states that three miles from the new museum there are rutted roads, littered lots, abandoned houses and shuttered plants and warehouses. I question how long have those conditions existed. Was it the same during the previous administration? Did he imply that our President caused that deterioration of conditions; and that it just happened since Donald Trump was in office?

He may not be aware that those conditions are present in other states, even those with a small black population. Did he expect President Trump to make improvements in every small community even while he was dealing with much larger issues?

Jane Danielson