Dear Editor:

I was appalled to see the editorial cartoon in my paper delivered this week.

While I can understand the concern about affordability of current programs, the mechanism to deliver the message was in profoundly poor taste. It trivializes the real concern about police treatment of People of Colour.

The irony of its placement next to an editorial titled “Let’s strive for exceptional” was not lost. If you are truly striving for exceptional you’d have had the good sense to see what this represents.

I was so pleased last week to read the editorial by Kyra Nankivell. What you’ve inadvertently done this week is simply to highlight how far this community still has to come to understand and address systemic racism. Shame on you.

Michael von Massow,