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Foster-statue hypocrisy

Letter To The Editor
| Sunday, September 3, 2017 9:00 p.m

I strongly suspect that if Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto — who wants to remove a statue of Stephen Foster, the father of American music, “because it offends some residents” ( “Pittsburgh mayor favors moving controversial Stephen Foster statue” ) — and others who are crusading to remove the statues of Confederate leaders and generals from the Civil War era were to vacation in Rome, they would include in their holiday a visit to the Colosseum.

The Colosseum is the monument where hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, including slaves, were thrown to lions and other beasts for the entertainment value.

Is there a bit of hypocrisy here?

Wayne Baughman


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