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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1988
I read with amazement the article by Kilgore and Wolf. Regrettably, as with most writers who have broached this subject, Kilgore and Wolf failed to seriously address the black side of the dispute. It is a grave mistake to place the candidacy of the Rev. Jesse Jackson at the core of this ethnic conflict. He is merely a convenient scapegoat whose high visibility, political persuasion and unfortunate slip of the tongue have provided a long-standing and ready target for Jewish complaints against black leaders.
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November 20, 2009
"Everybody who plays leaves with something," says retired New York Giants linebacker Harry Carson in the documentary "Blood Equity" but, sadly, he doesn't mean a glorious pension or athletic pride. He's referring to the physical and mental struggles of ex-football players who feel monetarily neglected by the now $7.1-billion sport and its union when, as studies increasingly show, the game's built-in brutality -- and fierce pride in playing injured -- leads to a post-career life of constant medical care.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1993
Taking a military poll on gays in the service is like polling Ku Klux Klan members on their views to let blacks and Jews in their organization. We all know "military intelligence" is an oxymoron. RON ANDEREGG Los Angeles
NATIONAL
August 23, 2002 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The success of Jewish groups in helping to defeat two longtime African American members of Congress has further frayed the damaged relationship between leaders of black and Jewish organizations. In the wake of Tuesday's ousting of Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney in a Georgia Democratic primary, some African American political activists and leaders are expressing outrage at Jewish organizations that targeted McKinney because she had expressed pro-Palestinian sentiments about the Middle East crisis.
NEWS
December 4, 1994
You printed a letter (Nov. 20, TV Times) from the Catholic League, which attempted to whitewash the history of Catholic destruction of American Indian culture. The writer asked you why your author (Wounded Knee--"Survival of the Spirit") didn't portray the good side of Christian-Indian interaction, and whether blacks and Jews are exempt from criticism. The answer is that blacks and Jews did not have a program of slavery, cultural genocide, murder, forced religious conversion and violent parochial school indoctrination of Indians--white Christians did, and in much of the world today, they still do. Jack L. Schwartz, Los Angeles (former staff attorney, American Indian Movement in Wounded Knee, S.D.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1985
Once again, Conrad has spilled poison ink on his sketch pad; this time depicting Tom Bradley as Jesus Christ, facing crucifixion presumably by Jews, upset with Bradley's lack of enthusiasm for denouncing Farrakhan. Mr. Conrad, suppose for a minute that the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan visited Los Angeles and a white mayor refused to criticize him. Blacks and Jews would join the protest. Would you depict that hypothetical white mayor as a victim, or (more likely) would you pen him in klansman's robes, about to put a match to a cross, saying "I promised the white leaders I wouldn't say anything?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1988
As a black American, I applaud Westreich's article. Its logic should be evident to anyone interested in enhancing the relationship between blacks and Jews. As this year's presidential campaign heats up, I have watched with amazement as numerous Jewish commentators resurrect the issue of Jackson's "anti-Semitism" for which he has fully apologized to the Jewish community. These same writers, it must be noted, ignore Israel's long-standing military support of South Africa, rising racism and conservatism in the Jewish community, and anti-black posture of certain Jewish politicians and the global degradation of blacks in movies produced, promoted, financed and directed by many Jewish film makers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1991
As a longtime member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, I applaud Peter Rose's call for a renewal of substantive black-Jewish dialogues ("Blacks and Jews in America: the Bittersweet Encounter," Commentary, May 30). Although there is an active Black Jewish Clergy Alliance that meets regularly, I agree with Rose that the two communities should launch additional intergroup dialogues to promote authentic understanding and mutual respect. Of immediate concern are the ugly anti-Semitic outbursts published in the UCLA-subsidized black student magazine Nommo (Metro, May 24)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
In a resolution by its policy-making board, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations urged blacks and Jews to "condemn extremists in their midst" and undertake "additional programs of dialogue and conciliation." Declaring that black-Jewish relations have fallen to their lowest point in history, the Reform Judaism group urged "healing the wounds that have been opened by the sad events of the recent past," a reference to black-Jewish tensions in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The Rev.
NEWS
November 20, 1994
Re. the article, "Survival of the Spirit," on TNT's movie about the 1973 Wounded Knee clash: The comments on the "forced assimilation" of Native Americans by Catholic missionaries is most troubling. It is pure propaganda to portray Catholic missionaries as one-dimensional beings out to oppress Native Americans. Certainly there were some abuses by some missionaries of some Indians. But it is also true that some Indians were hardly gentle and kind in their treatment of Europeans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an attempt to repair what is widely perceived as a breach between African Americans and Jews in Los Angeles and in the nation, about 100 members of the local communities met Tuesday to lay groundwork for future coalitions on issues. The five-hour event was sponsored by the African American/Jewish Leadership Connection, a group made up mostly of religious and civil rights activists and leaders.
MAGAZINE
October 22, 1995 | Itabari Njeri, Itabari Njeri, a contributing editor to this magazine, is the winner of the American Book Award for "Every Good-bye Ain't Gone." Her next book, "The Last Plantation," explores ethnic conflict and healing and will be published by Houghton Mifflin next year
Two grizzly bears chatted in the forest. Behind them, a familiar-looking man--thin, pale and bearded--was hooked on a tree limb by his shirt. As the man dangled helplessly, one bear turned to the other and said: "His name is Bradshaw. He says he understands I came from a single-parent den with inadequate role models. He senses that my dysfunctional behavior is shame based and co-dependent and he urges me to let my inner cub heal. . . . I say we eat him."
NEWS
December 4, 1994
You printed a letter (Nov. 20, TV Times) from the Catholic League, which attempted to whitewash the history of Catholic destruction of American Indian culture. The writer asked you why your author (Wounded Knee--"Survival of the Spirit") didn't portray the good side of Christian-Indian interaction, and whether blacks and Jews are exempt from criticism. The answer is that blacks and Jews did not have a program of slavery, cultural genocide, murder, forced religious conversion and violent parochial school indoctrination of Indians--white Christians did, and in much of the world today, they still do. Jack L. Schwartz, Los Angeles (former staff attorney, American Indian Movement in Wounded Knee, S.D.)
NEWS
November 20, 1994
Re. the article, "Survival of the Spirit," on TNT's movie about the 1973 Wounded Knee clash: The comments on the "forced assimilation" of Native Americans by Catholic missionaries is most troubling. It is pure propaganda to portray Catholic missionaries as one-dimensional beings out to oppress Native Americans. Certainly there were some abuses by some missionaries of some Indians. But it is also true that some Indians were hardly gentle and kind in their treatment of Europeans.
NEWS
August 29, 1993 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never again. As he stands by his young son's grave on a sweltering afternoon, Carmel Cato rises above private grief to issue a public warning. A message to the Hasidic Jews whose motorcade accidentally killed his boy, Gavin, two years ago, triggering New York's worst race riots in two decades. "Nobody ever paid the price for this, nobody went to jail," says Cato, a soft-spoken black man with tears in his eyes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1993
Taking a military poll on gays in the service is like polling Ku Klux Klan members on their views to let blacks and Jews in their organization. We all know "military intelligence" is an oxymoron. RON ANDEREGG Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
In a resolution by its policy-making board, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations urged blacks and Jews to "condemn extremists in their midst" and undertake "additional programs of dialogue and conciliation." Declaring that black-Jewish relations have fallen to their lowest point in history, the Reform Judaism group urged "healing the wounds that have been opened by the sad events of the recent past," a reference to black-Jewish tensions in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The Rev.
NEWS
September 25, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Mayor Tom Bradley deciding to step down after five terms, a coalition of Southside blacks and Westside Jews--the core of Bradley's political support over the years--may be history. As a dozen candidates gear up for the liveliest mayor's race in years, new alliances are expected to form, but political experts say it is unclear who they will include.
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