September 22, 2003
Shelby Steele's Sept. 18 commentary is ridiculous. As a college grad and a black female, I do not see myself as a victim. I do, however, acknowledge that racism is real and sometimes my education, brains and character are not recognized because someone may have a prejudiced viewpoint. Steele states: "But blacks and other minorities would gain a precious racial invisibility that would only make us more visible as human beings." Oh, please, racial invisibility? And not collecting data is going to make my race invisible?
January 27, 2007 |
"We're carrying out a new strategy in Iraq ... our military commanders and I have carefully weighed the options. We discussed every possible approach. In the end, I chose this course of action because it provides the best chance for success." -- President George W. Bush, State of the Union address, Jan. 23 "The military calls its new weapon an 'active denial system,' but that's an understatement. It's a ray gun that shoots a beam that makes people feel as if they are about to catch fire...
May 26, 2005
Though I find all this talk about Mayor James Hahn's lack of "charisma" a distraction from the discussion of the real issues a mayor faces, I do accept that it is what is needed to capture the media's attention and hence get the message to the public. For the last four years, post9/11, Hahn has kept us safe and we have had relative harmony in the city. Now, I am wondering how did he do it? Was it his "invisibility" or "lack of charisma" that he used so successfully? I guess we will never know.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1988
Look . . . Up in the sky . . . It's a bird! . . . It's a plane! . . . It's a campaign issue! Whatever it is or was or may be will have to wait a while longer to be discovered. The Air Force has been told to forget about going public this week with confirmation that it is indeed flying a super-secret "stealth" fighter, a plane that, like the still-not-seen B-2 intercontinental bomber, is supposed to be virtually invisible to radar.
August 31, 2007
Re "California high schoolers show gains on exit exam," Aug. 24 The reason we have a 93.3% success rate for the California high school exit examination is that this number does not account for the double-digit percentage of students who have dropped out. State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell wants to run for governor and needs this statistic to boost his image in a state whose education system ranks near the bottom of the country. He and Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1993
In response to "Second Opinion," Voices, Aug. 16: Rafu Shimpo's comment, "Sometimes I wonder if ethnic groups go beyond PC and build fences around ourselves with EC--ethnic correctness," was addressed years ago by Kenneth Clark's description of the "invisible walls of the ghetto." We built fences then, and we continue to build them. Until we understand the walls that have been erected both for us as well as by us, we will never tear them down. We will live our lives inside those invisible, but all too real walls.