Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
I completely agree with the recent letter to the editor written by Ralph Atchue, exposing the racist political cartoon to be found on the Facebook page of the state senator from LD 11, Vince Leach. It should be noted that this cartoon is not the only cartoon of that nature on his page, but is one of many that Mr. Leach so proudly displays. It’s obvious this is not a man who should be representing LD 11 or holding any public office for that matter. I am perplexed as to why the Dispatch chose to weigh in with a footnote describing the cartoon as the cartoonist’s attempt to “challenge African Americans’ loyalty to the Democratic Party." While one might charitably accept that interpretation, it is much more than that. The words and images are stereotypical, conveying misogynistic and racist “themes” from the far right.
With this in mind, it’s time to send Vince Leach packing in November. LD 11 and the state of Arizona deserve far better.