Letter: How does one qualify as a ‘thug?’

As I write this, I’m wearing one of my two black hooded sweatshirts. Since I am neither young nor black, can I still qualify as one of Dr. Rogers’ “thugs?” (Letters, July 25, Aug. 1)  How about wearing a cowboy hat as I drive my Hummer with a shotgun perched on its gun rack right under a Confederate flag?  Or do I need to join a Ku Klux Klan or skinhead gang to be a bona fide “thug?”

 — Geoff Kennedy