August 25, 1994
After I read the article, "Accusations of Racism Plague Monterey Park Library Board" on July 28, I was totally appalled. The American dream is not dead for anyone coming to this country in search of better opportunities, but the melting pot is no longer an appropriate statement; we are a "salad bowl" where each of us is unique and contributes to this society and our communities in different ways. Unfortunately, (Kathleen) Brzozowski's comments on Marina Tse are so racially motivated that it is discouraging for those of us who believe that pluralism and diversity are ingredients for a society rich in culture(s)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1993
While I sympathize with Gloria Romero and her daughter as a result of the tragedy they endured ("Carjacking Robs a Child's Trust, and Much More," Commentary, Sept. 24), I believe her ignorance of the crucial factor behind the criminal behavior--the lack of personal responsibility--skews her proposal for eliminating the criminal threat. By suggesting that society is to blame because of its failure to deliver even more government handouts, Romero and others like her encourage criminal behavior by undermining the sanction society imposes on the criminally and morally culpable.
July 15, 2013 |
As talk of a boycott against the movie of Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" began to gain traction last week, I found myself thinking about the project not as a story, but rather as a crucible of sorts. The film has come under scrutiny because of Card's views on gay marriage, which are, at best, antediluvian and at worst an expression of prejudice at its most profound. Card is a Mormon, and from 2009 until last year, he served on the board of the National Organization for Marriage, which fought marriage rights for gay couples.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1985 |
Americans are more concerned about unemployment than they are about inflation, according to the American Council of Life Insurance. The Council's latest nationwide survey found that 58% of those asked believe society should work harder at solving unemployment, while 39% are more concerned about inflation.
August 21, 1988
We need a society that accepts the aging process and not one which denies the laws of nature. LORRAINE J. ROBERTS Santa Monica