November 12, 1995
Michael Eric Dyson's review of Colin Powell's book ("My American Journey," Sept. 24,) was meritorious, capturing much of the substance and passion expressed in the book, especially as it relates to Powell's personal philosophy that did not allow him to experience racism as a formidable enemy. As is true for most Americans of African descent, and it was a mix of good fortune and skill that enabled him to become successful, in his case as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. and serve four presidents, But Dyson fell into the stereotyping trap that compelled him to call Powell a moderate--not a liberal, not a conservative--a moderate who is likely to look like and vote with conservatives.
March 26, 1995 |
We get tired of going to classes and having white students discuss things they don't know about, while we take a back seat and remain quiet. . . . When we came in the first day and saw how many white students were signed up for this (seminar on Malcolm X) , we had a decision to make. . . . We could either do like we usually do, and just say 'forget it,' because they weren't going to understand us anyway, or we could take charge and be the ones to set the pace.
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April 11, 2006 |
Elizabeth Maguire, 47, a publisher of noted wit and passion who in a 25-year career worked with historians, theologians and other nonfiction authors, died April 8 of ovarian cancer at a hospice in New York City, the Perseus Books Group announced Monday. Since 2002, Maguire had served as publisher of Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus.
August 21, 2005
What an unfortunate shame that both writer Erin Aubry Kaplan and professor Michael Eric Dyson don't seem to understand what Bill Cosby has passionately expressed ("These People," July 24). From my perspective, Cosby cares deeply about his "people," and he's frustrated and embarrassed by the bad, uneducated behavior exhibited by many of his brethren. Sometimes when we care and are frustrated, emotions come out as anger, and we scold and lash out . . . it's that simple. I admire Cosby's courage in this world of political correctness, where the majority of people are afraid to criticize certain groups for fear of being labeled racist.
July 24, 2010
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Chelsea Clinton's wedding; Bill Clegg. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Race in America: Christopher Edley, UC Berkeley Law School; John McWhorter. President Obama and the business community: Mort Zuckerman; Steve Forbes. 6 and 9 a.m. CNN CBS News Sunday Morning Wayne Newton. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Fareed Zakaria GPS Afghanistan and Pakistan: U.S. special representative Richard C. Holbrooke.
April 9, 2008
Re "The true King," editorial, April 4 In criticizing the L.A. County Board of Supervisors' resolution declaring a 40-hour moratorium on violence, The Times fails to mention that it was specifically directed at gang-related homicides. During another crisis, Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "The country needs, and unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.