Never have I thought of Kimber’s views to be prejudiced or doubted his intention. I do not belong to any organization and I don’t know Kimber, but what I can say about his article that caused many unkind responses (“Greet melting pot with open arms,” April 10) is that I, myself being an Armenian, find some truth there.
I think not only Armenians, but other minorities as well — Koreans, Mexicans, Chinese — want our youth not to assimilate into the broader culture for fear of losing our identity. They may also feel some values, which we can find only in our native culture, are put at risk in going from culture to culture.
But I can confidently say that there is a single universal reason that brought all of us here — freedom. A free expression of one’s opinion must be respected by all of us.