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October 7, 1990
It is 1990, isn't it? I wasn't sure after I read the article on Shane Black and all the other nice, young, white, male successful screenwriters. For some crazy reason, I figured that in 1990 we must have a few females and minority groups represented in one end of the business or another. But Greenberg's article did not mention one female or ethnic group in any facet of the industry--no writers, no agents, no producers, nobody. Was there no one who suggested to your writer that in the year 1990 he might be able to find a few newly successful female or minority writers?
August 7, 1996
Ignore, for the moment, William Wilson's review of "The White House Collection of American Crafts" (" 'White House' Stands Too Much on Ceremony," Calendar, July 6). I take exception to the caption beneath the accompanying photo of Zachary Oxman's work. A "bronze, granite and marble cast with candles"? Have you never heard of a menorah? Perhaps the title of the piece, "A Festival of Light," could have given you a clue as to its strange and apparently bizarre use during Hanukkah? Mislabeling an object, whether ethnic, religious or merely decorative, does a disservice to your readers and to the ethnic group, religion and/or culture depicted.
May 2, 1999
Is it Agustin Gurza's intent to make the Mexican American community just another ethnic group? His April 6 column certainly seems to imply that. Instead of his writing that the Serbs have captured three Americans, his thoughts were that they captured two of our own. What happened to Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Stone? Unfortunately for Stone, his ethnic background is English, and Gurza has no feeling for that ethnic group. The military is probably the most integrated organization in the United States.
July 24, 2013 | By Joel Rubin and Robert Faturechi
A gathering Wednesday attended by several hundred sheriff's deputies and staff members from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department went badly awry when a comedian unleashed a stand-up routine filled with racist and sexually explicit humor, people in attendance said. Many in the crowd at the Sheriff's Day Luncheon, estimated to be between 600 and 700 people, were dressed in their uniforms, including Sheriff Lee Baca, who thanked comedian Edwin San Juan with a plaque after the off-color performance.  "He managed to insult every ethnic group," said one attendee, who requested that his name not be used.
February 13, 1989
Here are ways that parents can help to prepare children to confront prejudice and discrimination. These suggestions have been compiled from resources listed on Page 28. 1. BUILD AND NURTURE YOUR CHILDREN'S SELF-ESTEEM EVERY DAY. Set aside a minimum of 10 minutes each day for uninterrupted, supportive time with them. Identify and praise their unique qualities. Build a minimum of 10 positives into your conversation every day.
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