Re "America's Original Sin," George Pyle column, Opinion, July 28.
"There's nothing I'm afraid of like scared people," wrote Robert Frost in "The Hundred Collars."
Racism is one element in the Travon Martin/ George Zimmerman tragedy. But rather than a uniquely American sin, racism is an aspect of a larger, perhaps even universal failing: Xenophobia. Xenophobia is in turn a product of fear: Fear of the "other."