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August 18, 1990
Why would the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith want to accept this as a stereotype of Jews? I didn't and I'm not Jewish! GAIL R. JEFFERSON Pasadena
October 2, 1990
Regarding David Emmes' commentary "Storm of Controversy Over Public Funding Blows Ill for Arts," (Sept. 23): Mr. Emmes has difficulty understanding the furor conservative taxpayers are making over a "handful of change" given from public funds to a cause that violates our sense of decency and moral ethics. Let me ask Mr. Emmes how he would feel if public funds were allotted to pay for the Catholic sisters' living expenses, or perhaps he would not oppose the city of Costa Mesa supporting the choral directors in the local churches.
March 30, 1997
As a Catholic who grew up in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, I witnessed and experienced a lot of sectarian bigotry and religious persecution. I have been living in the United States for more than 10 years, six of them in Yorba Linda. I believed that I could live and raise children here without the influence of bigots affecting our daily lives. Now I am not so sure. The thinly disguised exhibition of sectarianism which took place at the Yorba Linda City Council meeting on March 4 makes me ashamed that I am a resident of that city.
March 17, 1985
Thank you very much for your article (Editorial Pages, March 1), by Laurence Pope, "Flickers of Our Anti-Islam Bigotry." We are pleased to see that at last there is some awareness of the existence of anti-Islam bigotry in the media. It is hoped that you will allow more articles of this nature published in your esteemed paper to expose the unfairness of those who perpetrate prejudice and stereotypes in the name of freedom. Our thanks to Pope for a paper well written and well presented.
April 13, 1989
When a federal court judge last Friday sentenced a Westminster man to 37 months in federal prison for burning a cross on the lawn of a black family in his neighborhood, the sentence was intended as more than punishment. The court, in specifying the longest prison term possible, also was serving notice that it would not tolerate what the judge described as a blatant and heinous example of racial bigotry. The U.S. attorney's office also was intent on using the case as an example to others.
June 21, 1992
In 1982 Vincent Chin was a young man with a future. But on June 23 of that year the 27-year-old Chinese-American was beaten to death with a baseball bat by two unemployed Detroit auto workers. They mistook Chin for someone of Japanese descent and blamed him for their joblessness and the decline of the U.S. auto industry. In the decade since his death, assaults against Asian-Americans have been on the rise across the country.
March 14, 1986 | DON SHIRLEY
"Streamers" overturned the World War II lifeboat cliche, in which GIs from different backgrounds learn to work together for the common cause. The differences among the soldiers in "Streamers" lead to intensified bigotry and irrational violence--a preview of the nasty little war into which the characters will soon be thrown. David Grant's staging at the Fig Tree Theatre goes to the heart of David Rabe's play.
September 22, 1990
I find the condoning of bigotry by the L.A. Times' editors and writers to be appalling. Then, to defend the bigotry by shouting "censorship" by the same people is shameful! Bigotry should be fought wherever it is found. Evidently the people at the L.A. Times have separated themselves from this decent stand of conduct they once held. The play "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You" is full-blown anti-religious bigotry at its worst. I expect a higher standard of conduct from a prestigious newspaper like the L.A. Times.
October 18, 1992
In his column "On a Street Corner the City's Future Looks Fogged In" (Oct. 8), Tim Rutten calls for a federal policy change to help put the mounting number of Mexican and Central-American immigrants back to work. One solution is that locally we should extend the franchise. Millions of people in Southern California can't vote because they are not citizens but resident aliens or undocumented immigrants. They work or look for work, pay taxes, contribute to the system, are concerned about safety and other issues, such as the rebuilding of Los Angeles, but they don't have that piece of paper that allows them to vote.
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