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November 10, 1990
In regards to Jim Murray's column of Oct. 28 ("A Guide to Olympic Diction"): Jim Murray has constantly professed to deplore prejudice, but he is the most prejudiced sportswriter I have ever known of. Jim obviously thinks it is perfectly acceptable to be prejudiced against one group of people, but just terrible to be prejudiced against another. R. JAMES, Los Angeles
August 5, 2012 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: Management sent me a "cease and desist" letter saying I'm fined $50 and ordering me to appear at an executive session meeting because I swore at the board president. It said "further noncompliance will constitute additional fines assessed to" my account for violating the association's governing documents, stating: "Illegal, offensive or obnoxious activities that interfere with an owner's quiet … enjoyment … are not permitted.... During the last inspection of the property, a vendor, management and a board member were in attendance where the board member, management and the vendor heard you utter profanity at the board member specifically.
January 29, 1989
The Jerry Payne who wrote that beautiful article in the Travel Section should at least do a travel book. I read all of Henry David Thoreau's books, even his fiction, and I may be personally prejudiced, but Payne has far more talent and a far greater flair for human interest. Such talent should be used. LINDSLEY PARSONS Film Finances Los Angeles
September 3, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
A federal judge's refusal to halt a businessman's tax-fraud trial so he could be at his son's deathbed was cause to overturn the businessman's conviction, an appeals court has ruled. U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer also prejudiced the case against Garth Kloehn by failing to inform the jury that he was absent for the final day of trial because his son had died, the appeals panel said. Fischer told the jury that Kloehn "has a right not to be here," possibly leaving jurors with the impression that he was showing a lack of respect for the court, the judges said.
April 28, 1988
Price's column should be on the front page. But I fear that his voice, as that of other courageous and intelligent writers, is in the wilderness of the ignorant and prejudiced of this country. JULIET R. RISTOM Los Angeles
June 24, 1990
What puzzled me the most was that a group embracing blacks, Jews, Latinos, men and women draws the line at homosexuality. Until YAF calms its internalized homophobia and gives up the carrying of "No Rights for Sodomites" posters and hurling such epithets as "Bull-dyke bitches!" they will remain just another prejudiced special-interest group. ROBERT DRAKE Los Angeles
June 30, 1991
The editorial regarding Fisher Park in Santa Ana (" 'Public' Parks Should Be That," editorial, June 5) is a silly exercise in finger-pointing. While calling the neighborhood association everything but prejudiced, based on a presumed understanding of their concerns and intent, the editorial itself is prejudiced. The association may be composed of blacks, whites and even Latinos. The problem is not one of whites against Latinos but of Americans of various ethnic backgrounds being forced to accommodate Mexican and Central American nationals.
February 20, 1999
I was terribly offended by an article about the interracial relationship on "Ally McBeal" ("Colorblind or Just Plain Blind?" by Greg Braxton, Feb. 9). The title alone was enough to say that whoever wrote this was prejudiced. I can't believe that this was allowed to be printed. Haven't you ever seen blacks with Asians, Asians with whites, Hispanics with whites, and so on? I have seen plenty in my days. I have friends who are in a black-white marriage. The only people who have a problem with it ever is anyone that is somehow prejudiced.
June 28, 1998
"Skinhead Life: Consider It a Warning Sign," June 7. One thing that [Scott] Harris overlooked in his analysis of the skinhead outburst is the civil rights legislation / interpretations that extend preferences to minorities in education and job placement. This infuriates many people who are not particularly prejudiced; imagine the effect on people who are not so enlightened. The reverse discrimination that now exists throws gasoline on the fires of intolerance. JOHN R. CARTER, Woodland Hills
August 8, 1993
Please accept the thanks of veterans for the well-researched story "Gay Ex-Soldiers: The Battle at Home" (July 21). As the President has pointed out recently, people who know gays and lesbians understand that we are not the caricatures portrayed by religious terrorists and prejudiced persons. My gay and lesbian peers have enormous courage and I am proud of them. CLIFF ANCHOR Member, Post No. 488 American Legion San Francisco
May 3, 2009
With respect to Sabina Virgo's letter ["Feedback," April 26], the term "Young Buck" has always referred to any young, virile guy, perhaps somewhat at odds with society. It has nothing to do with race. I'm fully aware that African American men have been referred to by the racist term "bucks," but I'm willing to bet that Mr. Boucher, sensitive or not, was simply focused on the more general use of the term. Let's not do away up perfectly good cliches in the naive pursuit of political correctness.
March 7, 2009
I'm delighted that Susan King devoted a cover story about the release -- finally -- of "Yentl" on DVD ["Streisand Revisits 'Yentl,' Her Mitzvah," Feb. 25]. It has always been one of my favorite films and a true inspiration for not only budding women filmmakers but women in general. What I've always found to be the most universal theme was the "struggle of gender bias." I found it enlightening that Barbra Streisand, who was a powerful force in Hollywood (perhaps the most important female artist)
March 7, 2006 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
The California Supreme Court on Monday overturned the death sentence of a man who murdered three former co-workers at a Tustin auto parts store, saying the trial judge had prejudiced the jury when he "poked fun" at the defense. The court voted 5 to 2 to reverse the death sentence of Gregory Allen Sturm but affirmed the murder convictions. Sturm was 19 when he shot to death three employees at a Super Shops outlet during a 1990 robbery.
March 20, 2005
Re Bruce Wallace's "The Geisha, in Translation" (March 6): Oscar-winning English actress Vivien Leigh so convincingly consumed the role of Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara that "Gone With the Wind" remains an enduring classic to this day. Linda Hunt won an Oscar for portraying an Indonesian man in "The Year of Living Dangerously," as did American Gwyneth Paltrow for playing an Englishwoman in "Shakespeare in Love." Liam Neeson earned an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of German businessman Oskar Schindler, and Russell Crowe grabbed an Oscar for playing a Roman general.
June 4, 2004 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
Prosecutors in Orange County's gang-rape case said Thursday they were within their rights to ask a witness if she had a "social relationship" with a defense lawyer -- a question that prompted one defendant to ask for "drastic sanctions" against the prosecution and another to request a mistrial. The trial of three young men accused in the videotaped incident is scheduled to resume next week. But the two sides have filed a flurry of motions this week over procedural issues.
February 22, 2004 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
In the 1920s and '30s, the cowboy was the classic American hero. On radio and in the movies, he rode dashing horses, sang simple Western songs and always managed to lasso a happy ending. Americans eager to emulate the clean-living hero flocked to a new kind of place for grown-up recreation, the dude ranch. But that way of living was closed to African Americans, who encountered segregation even on vacation. Murray's Dude Ranch changed that.
November 12, 1989
I do enjoy watching your editorial page come up with egg on its face. I refer to Yes on M, No on N, Orange County Perspective (Nov. 7). It is rather presumptuous for The Times to state how we should vote--and to state that a yes on N is the product of a prejudiced mind. Thus, having the population reject your recommendations since you were clearly trying to influence the outcome is sheer poetry. FRANK A. ANDERSON Irvine
February 3, 1991
The idea of rich, white Americans going to an impoverished Third World country and adopting brown babies from desperate mothers turned my stomach. But when John Lipps, the "father" of one of the Honduran babies, commented on her Indian looks and color with alarm, then said, "I'm not prejudiced . . . ," it became too evident that these couples have little if any respect for the country or the people, let alone the families of origin. A baby, any baby will do, but it can't be too brown, too Indian-looking, too disabled.
November 3, 2003 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
The old man never fishes out at sea. He has spent decades here in San Francisco Bay, gauging the ebb and flow of the tides, casting his weathered shrimp nets for the day's diminishing catch. Well before dawn, Frank Quan launches his aging trawler from the rickety wooden pier in search of the local crustaceans that -- like the 78-year-old himself -- are all that remain of a once-abundant breed. For both Quan and his prey, nature and politics have proved merciless foes.
Attorneys for Jewish Defense League leader Irv Rubin said Wednesday that jurors will be severely prejudiced if he is tried alongside his longtime associate, Earl Krugel, on charges of conspiring to bomb a mosque in Culver City and a congressman's field office in San Diego County. In papers filed in U.S. District Court, Rubin's lawyers asked that the defendants' Nov. 12 trial be severed.
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