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May 7, 1998
As a member of LAUSD's soon-to-be-eliminated Gay and Lesbian Education Commission, now being referred to as an "identity-based" commission, I am heartened by the optimistic picture being painted by Joe Hicks and Angela Oh (Commentary, May 4) regarding the formation of the new Human Relations Commission by the school board. Finally, there will be a vehicle by which school administrators who refuse to allow teachers to display district-approved materials during Gay Awareness Month can be informed that their actions are indefensible.
March 5, 1996
We agree with Romy Wyllie ("Mainstreaming Can Hold Everybody Back," Commentary, Feb. 26): Students with disabilities need the "best training for life." But the separatist communities for the "handicapped" that she advocates surely work against that goal. How could a sheltered and artificial environment ever prepare children for an independent adult life? What will these children do when they turn 21 and there are no more special education classes? Of course inclusion presents more challenges for adults, as well as the disabled and nondisabled children.
January 4, 2014 | By Anh Do
After barring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from last year's Tet parade in Orange County, Vietnamese American community members voted 51-36 on Saturday to include them in the Lunar New Year event scheduled for Feb. 1. Supporters called the move historic, pushing opponents not to tarnish the community's image by locking out a vocal segment of its immigrant population. "When there's a vote to include or exclude, it makes me sad. But we have always been fighting for inclusion and equality -- and we knew that inclusion and equality will eventually triumph," said Hieu Nguyen, founder of Viet Rainbow of Orange County.
January 27, 1990
I am no fan of Marie Osmond or country music, but I am extremely offended by a comparison made by Jim Washburn in his review of Osmond ("Osmond Gains Spark as a Country Girl") in the Jan. 17 Calendar. The article contained a reference to rapist-attempted murderer Lawrence Singleton, stating that only if he could ". . . wax a couple of Hank Snow tunes he could be hitching up his trailer at Opryland." If this is an attempt at humor, it not only misses the mark but denigrates everyone to whom the article refers.
July 10, 2004
Thank you, Neal Gabler for a sane, reasoned analysis of the difference between fair and so-called balanced journalism ("Moore's Ax Falls on a Derelict Media Too," Commentary, July 7). I believe there is a right-wing plot to take over so-called reporting of "news," in particular the television and radio networks and outlets, from which much of our population gets its information; witness the screaming heads of Fox News and the suppression of a program such as Ted Koppel's "Nightline" for reading the names of our children killed in Iraq.
November 30, 2001
Re "3 Women Sent to Meeting on Afghan Rule," Nov. 26: Since when have women been "granted rights to work" or to vote or do anything else? By whom? Men do not do the granting, just the excluding. No, women regained or reclaimed their right to work. A paltry three women among 26 in the delegation to Bonn? Perhaps we should grant men inclusion to talks only when they demonstrate that they can run their governments in a peaceful way. So far, their track record worldwide is dismal. Naomi Stephan Ojai Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks and others rightly condemn the forced seclusion, and sometimes rape, of women in Afghanistan ("After Bombs Must Come Civil Rights," Opinion, Nov. 25)
March 26, 2000
Re "Dylan Keeps a-Changin' With Times," March 13: I read your excellent review online. The two shows in Santa Cruz and two in Reno will make an even 80 for me, and I have to say that from 1995 on these are the best shows I've ever seen him do. The inclusion of new material and the "rerouting" of older songs makes it a no-brainer to see as many shows as possible. I've heard him say in interviews that just because the recorded cut happened to be performed while the tape was rolling doesn't necessarily make it the definitive version.
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