Dismaying xenophobia shown in Eagle poll

To the editor:

I think that we should stop pointing fingers and feeling smug here in the Berkshires based on the latest Berkshire Eagle poll that states that 40 percent of our fellow citizens agree with Trump to exclude Muslims and also Syrians from the US.

We seem to have forgotten that at one point in our past we all arrived here as immigrants. This display of xenophobia is shocking and dispiriting and unworthy of our community that has so much to be thankful for and to share.

Carter White, Williamsville