CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1996
Re "The Immigrants' View of Education," Opinion, Aug. 25: Will The Times next have the Irish poet Seamus Heaney comment on Irish American mobility? Carlos Monsivais writes wonderfully and insightfully on Mexico and Mexicans. He is out of his league when talking about the new breed of folk called the Mexican American. The mind and spirit of a Mexican American child are formed on this side of the border by hybrid cultural influences unknown to the likes of Mexican intellectuals. These children are not Mexicans who happen to be American citizens.
June 12, 2004
How in the world does Major League Soccer allow Chivas USA to articulate a hiring philosophy that blatantly states: "We're going to look around and try to recruit mostly Mexican American or Hispanic players." I realize their fan base is Latin, and they are free to hire any player they want to. However, to come out and flaunt this discrimination is ugly. Maybe this type of racism goes in Mexico, but it sure doesn't go here. How well would it be received if a pro sports team in the U.S. said it was going to look around and recruit Caucasian or say Irish American players?
April 2, 1995
Whoever wrote your March 24 editorial suggesting that Art Snyder may not be coming back from his visit with his daughter in Ireland must not have lived in Los Angeles very long. Thanks to The Times, Angelenos have learned a lot about this red-headed Irish-American ex-Marine in the past, including every intimate detail of his private life. But the one thing that we have learned for sure is that Snyder never turns his back on a fight. He says he would not miss the opportunity to be present when the case against him is tossed out, and he can get on to his next big battle--against cancer.
January 1, 2009 |
Irish American dance master Michael Flatley is back on stage after years of suffering from a "mystery virus," thanks to a treatment by an Irish "energy healer," Irish media quoted Flatley as saying Wednesday. Flatley, born in the United States in 1958 of Irish heritage, rose to fame as a member of the "Riverdance" troupe that helped propel Irish dancing into the global spotlight and later opened his own "Lord of the Dance" show. He was taken to a hospital in London in 2006 with a virus that forced him to cancel the European tour of his "Celtic Tiger" show, a dramatization of Ireland's history.
July 28, 1996
I am an American who enjoys watching U.S. athletes win gold medals. However, as an Irish American who took special interest in the wonderful performance of Michelle Smith, I was saddened and disappointed in the reaction to her victories. There is not a shred of evidence suggesting Ms. Smith used performance-enhancing drugs. Is it really so difficult to imagine that a 26-year-old veteran swimmer could peak at the perfect moment? Is is so difficult to accept that Janet Evans could have a bad day?
March 18, 1990 |
A Year ago, in a front-page article in the New York Times Book Review, Mary Gordon wrote that for some time she had been unable to explain why "the country of Goldsmith and Swift, of Maria Edgeworth and Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, above all the country of Yeats and Joyce, the country of O'Casey and Synge, of O'Connor and O'Faolain produced so little in its American branch." The writer went on to acknowledge O'Neill, Fitzgerald, James T. Farrell, J. F.