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I do not see how it assists in furthering dialogue to demonize people and refer to them as a “devil” for expressing an opinion, particularly about the significance of resistance in the phrase “uppity negress.” While I appreciate the first article on Andrea Carter (“Co-opt City,” 6/11) and the right of Stanley Davis (The Mail, 6/18) to disagree—albeit in hasty, dismissive fashion—with the article, I do not agree with the editorial decision to frame Egypt Brown’s response (The Mail, 6/25) as “the language of the devil.”

Though a bit strong, Brown’s response basically said that “Uppity Negro” and its spirit of resistance to domination resonates with Brown and others. Nothing devilish about that, except for your editorial headline used to frame her remarks.

Hartford, Conn.