Sorry, Nikki, I’ve got to come to Rex’s defense [“Good Night, Don’t Let the Race Baiters Bite,” Nov. 28]. You would never refer to an “uppity black guy” or a “rich Jew” or a “silly blonde woman” in the same way. You’re being inconsistent in your use of stereotypes, and that is a direct violation of the liberal handbook. Us old white guys are one of the few unprotected classes in the nation, and are thus open game for negative characterizations. My only saving grace is that I don’t give a damn. But you have room to up your game.
Mike Van Horn, Marin