Are you kidding me? Not funny. Actually I was horrified to read John Balentine’s opinion last week (“BLM mural sends the wrong message,” July 8) While Portland may try its best to be a “peace-loving, live and let live” place, there is racism here.  Outrage is what we need, and I found it very outrageous to read the suggestions offered by Balentine. So inappropriate I will not mention here. Who cares what colors are used to make this mural?  Unbelievable that the Portland Forecaster would print that opinion.

Sue Jelly

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