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Your Letters: Sotomayor, Benny Goodman

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Your Letters: Sotomayor, Benny Goodman

Your Letters: Sotomayor, Benny Goodman

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SCOTT SIMON, Host:

Time now for your letters.

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SIMON: We read the sentence with wise Latina woman and white male reversed and asked Juan Williams, who's a scholar of the American Civil Rights Movement, to reflect.

SIMON: Our remembrance of Benny Goodman on the centennial of his birth by reporter Tom Vitale struck a chord with our listeners.

P: We welcome your letters and your comments, even the ones that make a monkey out of me. Go to NPR.org and click on Contact Us. Please tell us where you live and how to pronounce your name. And you can also reach me on Twitter. My user name, nprscottsimon, all one word. Our editors and producers are at nprweekend, all one word.

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