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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: My Grandmother Was a Devout Republican

Thank you for the front-page article, “Black Republicans: No Longer the Elephant in the Room,” by D. Kevin McNeir. Although I am a Democrat, my grandmother, now deceased, was a lifelong Republican. She used to tell me and my sisters that she would always vote for a Republican over a Democrat, no matter who they were. What really blew me away was when she told us she didn’t even vote for President Roosevelt during the Great Depression. She was a true Republican, saying that where she grew up Democrats were the nastiest and most untrustworthy people around. They took anything they wanted and never gave anything back. In her later years when she read things like black Republicans were Uncle Toms, or the Republican Party was ignoring blacks, she would say, “Nonsense, they don’t know what they are talking about.” She believed that Republicans’ principles were more in line with what she believed in: faith in God, maintaining a strong family and the importance of hard work. When I read your article, it made me think of my grandmother and reminded me of how much I miss her.

Gerald Johnson
Alexandria, Va.

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