Letter to Editor

Letter to the Editor: Racist Professor Deserves An “F” in Anthropology

December 13, 2017

To the Editor:

I was disturbed recently by an article on your website “Greek Professor in UK Says Hoop Star Antetokounmpo Not Greek” (Nov. 22) that included a racist person’s nonsense that Greek basketball players are not Greek if they are not white.

I think it is sad in this day and age to discriminate against gifted athletes who make Greece proud with the dedication to pursuing excellence and also representing the homeland. If people knew how difficult it is to reach that level in sports, they would have greater appreciation for the young people who sacrifice so much to be the best at something that very few people actually achieve. It is extremely difficult to be the top in any sport.

Greece should embrace anyone who wants to represent the country so well and in such a positive way.Some obscure professor who lives in Britain has no right to make judgements about who is or is not Greek. If having a Greek parent and being born in Greece doesn’t make you Greek, what exactly does? Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Giannis Antetokounmpo deserve to be recognized for their achievements and are a credit to the game and to their country, Greece!

John Z. Apostolakis

Boston, MA


Congratulations on the success of The National Herald.

Top Stories


BOSTON – The Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in its recent meeting dealt with the ecclesiastical coup perpetrated by the Patriarchate of Moscow in its canonical jurisdiction, calling it an “immoral invasion and intrusion.


NEW YORK - Some 21 years after it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that brought down the Twin Towers in New York City, the new St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church rising in its place is among the most eagerly awaited architectural openings of 2022.


STATEN ISLAND, NY – For yet another year, the community of Holy Trinity-St Nicholas in Staten Island honored couples celebrating 50+ years of marriage with a modest ceremony held at the church immediately following the Divine Liturgy on January 16.


In Mourning yet Again, NYC Prepares to Honor Fallen Officer

NEW YORK — A city reeling from a recent spate of violence prepared to lay to rest a rookie police officer being hailed as an inspiration to his immigrant community, as investigators sought to make sense of a domestic dispute that left another officer "fighting for his life.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.