Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Re Jason Miller

Toronto Sun readers were quick to comment on the refreshingly positive attitude of Jamaican-born guest columnist Jason Miller.

Two letters Tuesday praised the young black, and soon-to-be Sun intern, for his Monday op-ed column on doing the right thing while growing up black.

Jason's column highlighted black celebrities and athletes who grew up in tough, crime-plagued neighborhoods without resorting to crime.

"Yes, there was violence in my neighborhood ever day, but I didn't choose the route of a gangster," said the promising 20-year-old journalism student.

Our favourite comment in Jason's column: "Instead of being bitter, try to be better."

Compared to the pages and pages of oppressive news about blacks being involved in murders and mayhem, Jason's guest column was a light at the end of the tunnel.

Positive, very positive. And timely.

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