Letters to the Editor: Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León have done grave racial harm to L.A. County.
Nury Martinez writes: “In a letter to the editor to a Spanish-language newspaper, you said the city’s goal is to build a culture of diversity. A friend of mine, who works in the Los Angeles Unified School District, says the schools are already changing. The first phase of the project is to bring in more Latino teachers. But when they arrive, they find they don’t have their own classrooms and that the money the teachers get has to be borrowed to buy classroom furniture.
“In the newspaper, I see no evidence of the culture of diversity you describe. Instead, I am seeing a culture of bigotry, ignorance and intolerance. I am afraid L.A. is about to become a very small white enclave.”
Gil Cedillo writes: “On Oct. 24, at a debate with U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) over the issue of immigration, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said, ‘The point is, it’s not a problem of amnesty for anybody.’ You can’t say something in this country that you wouldn’t say in any other country.
“It is not a question of amnesty, not now, not ever. And it is not a question of taking more illegal immigrants into this country. It is a legal question, about people who have come here, in search of a better life in America.”
Karen Cudahy writes: “The first line in the Los Angeles Times story ‘Diversity or Immigrant Control,’ which was accompanied by a photo of a small group of Latino shoppers at a grocery store in Pasadena, reads: ‘As the debate intensified, the immigrant community in Los Angeles appeared to be taking sides, with one side representing Latino immigrants and another representing