Letters to the editor: Friday August 27, 2010

Can anyone really define “white” when it’s combined with our race? I am really offended by the continuous reference to “white” when my skin isn’t really white.

 


Re: ‘White buyer’ need only apply (Aug. 25)


Calgary. Can anyone really define “white” when it’s combined with our race? I am really offended by the continuous reference to “white” when my skin isn’t really white. What does the term “white” really tell us about a person. My brother was born in Germany, my mother was born in Quebec, and I’m from St. Stephen, N.B.

I am outraged and ask that this definition of “white” be stricken from the dictionary as all my ancestors, friends, family and colleagues are all Canadian.

 

Allan P. Jobson, Calgary

We asked: Coffee or tea?


Toronto. Definitely tea! Most varieties have one-third of the caffeine, and some even help me lose weight.

I started drinking more tea to help with digestive issues and continue to have three to five cups every day.

Mary-Ellen Tessier, Toronto.

 


Edmonton. @ andraealynne: Tea! Because there’s more variety, less processing and often less caffeine.

Halifax. Definitely coffee. Sure, tea comes in many different flavours, but when you walk into a room with coffee, the room begins to smell better.

 

Eliza Miller, Halifax