The liberal, “progressive” media want to portray all of The Citadel as racist because of the absolute poor judgment and/or stupidity of a small group of kids.

As a testament to the true spirit of The Citadel, the entire football team had a logo on their helmets throughout the season remembering and honoring the victims from Emanuel AME Church. That is a more accurate depiction of what The Citadel represents.

The Citadel also offers a scholarship in the name of the Emanuel AME victims, and cadets conduct thousands of hours of community service each year, much of it within minority communities.

In addition, many Citadel men have given their lives to defend the freedoms of everyone in this country. Honor, duty, respect. That is the true spirit of The Citadel, and it always will be.

Dwight Larkins Sr.

The Citadel Class of 1987

Spring Mist Terrace

Lawrenceville, Ga.