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On Black Power and Brown-Nosing 

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To the editors:

I took exception to several points made by Monroe Anderson and Ron Brown in the August 24 "Hot Type" column.

Since I may not be afforded the space to rebut every outrageous remark in the column, I'll just pick a couple.

First, as a journalist, I think newsrooms would be pretty sad places if reporters spent most of their time making sure their bosses knew they were happy. And as a "minority" journalist, I think we have a responsibility to raise as much hell as possible at the workplace when it's necessary. People before us didn't pay their dues so we could practice "effective subordination of self."

Second, as for Monroe's remarks about dignity and $1.25 getting you a ride on the CTA at rush hour--let him tell that to Rosa Parks. Like her, I'd rather walk.

Curtis Lawrence

Hyde Park

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