To the editor:
Thank you for your Jan. 30 editorial regarding the renaming of part of 11th Street for Don Fambrough. I did not know him personally, but I did enjoy watching the football teams he coached and I have no doubt he contributed to Kansas University and Lawrence in many ways. However, in recent years newspaper stories about him were largely devoted to his annual diatribes to the football team about the iniquities of Missouri.
Last week, the musical “South Pacific” was performed at the Lied Center. One of its most moving songs is “You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught,” which cries out against discrimination in lines such as “You’ve got to be carefully taught … to hate all the people your relatives hate.” I hope that renaming part of 11th Street will not be taken as civic endorsement of that kind of teaching.