Congratulations to Frank del Olmo on his articulate essay about the combined efforts of both blacks and Latinos in their court battle with Los County and its Board of Supervisors ("Partners, Not Rivals, in County Suit," Op-Ed Page, Jan. 27). Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1960s, I always thought that had Latinos and blacks merged together in their fight for civil rights many more successes and accomplishments would have followed for both groups. I also suspect that the transition and accessibility for future minority immigrants would have been made somewhat easier.
As Del Olmo so deftly opined, by working together to change the system all of us benefit by the use of all of our talents. It would have worked 20 years ago. Let us not waste another opportunity.
RODNEY K. BOSWELL