An undated photo of Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi...

An undated photo of Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. Credit: Getty Images

As I read your paper, I can't help but feel sorry for my children who have to grow up in a world that seems to be completely upside-down.

I see New Jersey lowering its flags to half-staff for Whitney Houston ["Loved ones remember Houston at Newark church," News, Feb. 19]; people complaining about the New York Police Department conducting surveillance of the Muslim community ["NYPD's wide terror net troubling," Editorial, Feb. 24], which in the last 10 years has repeatedly attacked our country; and elected officials gathering at the Islamic Center of Long Island to hail Malcolm X, a man who preached division between blacks and whites and repeatedly stated his disgust for this country, as the quintessential American ["Tribute to Malcolm X," News, Feb. 27].

What ever happened to honoring real heroes, like our servicemen and women, police officers and members of the community who bring people together?

Patrick Delaney, Sayville


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