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Media culpa

Re: the column on Trayvon Martin ("Boys in the hoodies," March 28), this is the perfect opportunity for the media to ask themselves what they have done to contribute to the perception that young black males are dangerous and to be avoided. Every time I turn on the news, there is more coverage of crimes committed by black males. If most crimes are committed by whites, which is logical, since they are the majority, why does the media give me the impression that they're not the ones I need to fear? We fear what we are constantly being told to fear, so it's long past time for the media to stop asking why we are still such a racist society and start asking how their lack of balanced coverage has contributed to tragedies such as that of Trayvon Martin. —Lori Nelson, Wayne

In response to Brett Callwood's City Slang column, "Ain't love Grande" (March 28), Tom posted:

One thing about Detroit, there were always plenty of truly talented people there and lots and lots of high-energy rock 'n' roll! 

I've heard from tons of bands that played Detroit about how much energy the audiences there had. A band burned out from touring would hit Detroit and suddenly find themselves renewed by the way fans greeted them and dig down deep and come up with amazing performances. You only have to look at how many bands recorded live albums in Detroit. 

Very happy that this movie was made and wish it every success. 

And I hope that it makes it to DVD so I can go and get myself another shot of that unique Grande Ballroom energy!

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