June 17, 2011
Janet Gilbert's column "The college we visited was mighty nice … and mighty white" (June 16) is a good example of racism. The student population was judged on skin color alone. Ms. Gilbert has taught her child to see only color. The wonderful diversity of cultures such as Greek, Italian, Hungarian, English, Canadian, French, Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Swedish and Finnish — plus the many combinations thereof — were completely ignored. Hopefully, her children will be wise enough to see beyond skin color.
November 1, 2010
Whether it was a "political revival for the left" or a modern day vaudeville show, the most striking visual of the crowd at the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert gathering on the National Mall was its lily white demographics ( "Comedy? Politics? Crowd at 'Sanity' rally sees both," Oct. 31). Who would have guessed? I thought it was only supposed to be tea party gatherings and Republican conventions that were lacking in diversity. Actually, this was nothing out of the ordinary for the so-called progressives.
November 14, 2012
The second term victory for President Barack Obama proves that there is opportunity for candidates of all types of race, ethnicity and gender throughout the country. This gives people an opportunity that they never thought they had. The intent is not to rub mud in the face of the majority population. But we must admit to ourselves that President Obama won because of the support of many different demographics. I think that this brings America to the realization that all people are created equal and have opportunities to be in leadership positions.
September 30, 2011
The editorial "Howard's school choice" in the September 29th edition was disturbing, if not downright offensive. In it, The Sun implies that since there are no African-American or Hispanic members on the school board, the voters of Howard must be racists, and action is needed to negate their voting choices. It is also implied that the board only acts in the interest of the western county schools, when in fact the school board acts in the interest of all county schools. In the current mindset of "diversity is job one" that your paper seems to embrace, you apparently see nothing wrong with taking away Howard residents' choices for their school board and replacing them with a board where some members are appointed to ensure the racial and ethnic makeup is "correct.
October 3, 2012
Sobeidy Vidal sees a dearth of Hispanic models and designers in high fashion. It's been the driving force behind Latin Fashion Week for the past 12 years. "Our country is represented by a number of different cultures," she said. "They should be represented on the runway. " Vidal's brainchild, "Ola! DC 2012" by Latin Fashion Week, kicks off Friday at the Washington Convention Center. The three-day event will be an opportunity to highlight the diverse talents of models, designers and stylists from around the globe, according to Vidal.
June 23, 2011
There is no greater rallying cry at American universities than that of supporting "diversity. " On a near-daily basis, we hear of some new program that ostensibly furthers this value. What does "diversity" mean though? "Diversity," as applied by the American Association of University Professors' (AAUP) website, means that "the Association is committed to use its procedures and to take measures ... against colleges and universities practicing illegal or unconstitutional discrimination ... including, but not limited to, age, sex, disability, race, religion, national origin, marital status, or sexual orientation.