November 8, 1992
My first reaction was disbelief as I watched newscasts that showed African-American and Latino students fighting at North Hollywood and Hamilton high schools. If any two groups in Los Angeles should be trying to figure out ways to unite and fight common problems it's blacks and Latinos. The economic plight of both groups in Los Angeles is dismal. They have higher unemployment, school dropout and imprisonment rates than any other group in the city. It's time for black and Latino leaders to emphasize common interest rather than confrontation.
November 8, 2005 |
Several local African American leaders launched a protest Monday over the use of the N-word on "The Boondocks," an animated series that premiered Sunday on the Cartoon Network. Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope and others said they would head a national letter-writing campaign urging network executives and "Boondocks" creator Aaron McGruder to eliminate the word from the series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1998
While I respect Earl Ofari Hutchinson, I believe he is wrong when he says that there would be more money for AIDS victims if they were white (Commentary, Nov. 12). He should read Randy Shilts' book, "And the Band Played On." The truth is, especially in the beginning of the epidemic, and to a degree still today, color has nothing to do with whether or not AIDS gets research money. AIDS primarily strikes male homosexuals and IV drug users, the kind of people most conservatives figure deserve whatever they get. A deadly fatal disease striking heterosexual, African American Christians would, I believe, galvanize the government and the medical community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1999
The state should expand its investigation into alleged abuses by guards at California Youth Authority institutions and take swift action to reform the agency, a group of civil rights activists and parents of CYA inmates said Thursday. Earl Ofari Hutchinson, director of the National Alliance for Positive Action, commended Gov. Gray Davis, whose inspector general uncovered the alleged pattern of abuse, including the use of excessive force against inmates.
April 22, 1996
Earl Ofari Hutchinson's article "It's Time to Start Rejecting Demeaning Images in Films" (April 8) was right on target. I am so tired of seeing African Americans constantly depicted in the same old, tired stereotypical manner. How many drug addicts, whores, welfare mothers and gangbangers do we have to be subjected to before we say enough is enough? African Americans are college graduates, clerical workers, professionals, homeowners and just average working people. And yes, a tiny minority of them have been in jail.