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Well congratulations, Mr. Landers (The Mail, 7/2). You’ve done more in one paragraph to reinforce the negative stereotype of the black government worker than any white racist could. You admitted to basically sitting around on your ass for the last eight-and-a-half years performing your “ceremonial duties.” Perhaps your problems with promotion had more to do with your total lack of initiative than the “man’s” personal vendetta. I was happy to read that you are retiring in October. At least now, when you’re sitting around on your ass collecting my tax dollars, you won’t be taking a job away from someone willing to work and not cry, “I’m a victim!” each time he feels slighted.

Arlington, Va.

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