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Letter: Offensive backlash over meeting comments

I am writing in reference to Meredith Carroll's column of Nov. 16 ("Jews don't need more lessons on sacrifice," Commentary, The Aspen Times). I found it most objectionable. The idea that Carroll would compare statements made by Sheila Kennedy Wills to a "mindset more consistent with 1930s Germany or 1965 Alabama" is ridiculous, patently untrue if Sheila has been quoted correctly in the newspaper and far more offensive than Sheila's statement that calendar conflicts might be a learning opportunity for students. To call Sheila "anti-Semitic, ignorant, insensitive and not very bright" is wrong. Clearly she doesn't know Sheila and has no understanding of all the time and hard work she has put in on behalf of all the students of the Aspen School District for the past four years. If anyone is owed an apology, it is Sheila, who offered an apology at the meeting to those individuals whom she inadvertently offended. I, for one, will no longer be reading any more of Carroll's inaccurate, hate-filled columns. Praise be God!

Roxanne Willsky

Aspen