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August 13, 2005
PATRICK AZADIAN Have you ever ran into someone who admits to being a bigot? I haven't. We don't come across people wearing T-shirts claiming "Bigoted and Proud!" or bumper stickers that boast, "My child is a bigot-in-training at Diversity School." We can only get "Save Bigotry" pins if we special order them. Even then, there is a real possibility the good people at Midwest Manufacturing will refuse the order. We simply don't see people bragging about being bigots.
NEWS
August 8, 2002
It used to be said that patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels. In our times, however, yelling about nonexistent cases of bigotry seems to be the refuge of current-day scoundrels. It is hard not to laugh at Councilman Quintero and his supporters (Juan Alvarez letter, Aug. 3), who claim that the criticism of Mr. Quintero's $200,000 contract from the city of Glendale is somehow motivated by bigotry. If criticizing our public elected officials for getting rich from taxpayer money were bigotry, then I would suspect that the majority of people from of all backgrounds would qualify as bigots.
NEWS
February 5, 2001
I would like to thank Dr. Albert Eryakub and Erguy Kirlikovali for presenting their facts regarding the genocide. I would also like to thank the Glendale News-Press for printing those letters, so the readers have an opportunity to hear the other side -- exactly what a newspaper is supposed to do. I really doubt that bigotry had anything to do with many readers' responses. The letters merely offered the facts. Bigotry has been aimed at the Turkish people, which is unfair.
NEWS
November 21, 2013
Re: “ Let's talk about bigotry in Glendale ,” op-ed, Nov. 13. I read with interest the latest Armenian charge of bigotry in the Glendale News-Press by William Bairamian. Since I have lived a long time in Glendale, there have been several cycles of bigotry and hatred aimed at various ethnic groups - not just Armenians. Frankly, I am getting confused about all of this hate. Who I am supposed to hate when I get up in the morning? Is there a list somewhere posted on the Internet, so I am not bewildered when I begin my “Hate Someone” day?
NEWS
April 24, 2001
It is unfortunate that in this day and age that bigotry, racism and prejudices still exist in this city. When we arrived 25 years ago, there were only a handful of Armenian families in the city and very few Armenian businesses. We were few in numbers, but people seemed to accept and respect us. However, as the numbers grew and more Armenians fled Iran and Lebanon in the late 1970s and early 1980s and the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s, resentment, racism and bigotry grew more and more.
NEWS
August 17, 2000
It is clear from the tone and contents of the "Armenian immigrant" articles and the letters appearing in the Readers' Responses of your paper that perspective and objectivity have entirely been thrown out the window. Antagonism and bigotry directed toward new immigrants by the "entrenched" and "native" community has been the norm in the perspective of the history of immigration in this country and every other country. The examples of such bigotry are many.
NEWS
March 1, 2002
I am a Mexican-American citizen, formerly of Los Feliz, and now a bona fide Glendale resident of several years' duration. It appears now that the News-Press may have taken its Community Forum policy marching orders from one Karen Christie, whose Jan. 17 letter smugly complained that certain opinions from letter writers, such as my longtime good friend nearby, Harvey Pearson of Los Feliz, should be excluded from our Forum ...
NEWS
February 22, 2001
Irma Lemus NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Diffusing stereotypes and bigotry will be homework for some community members this weekend. The Human Relations Awareness 2001 retreat, sponsored by the nonprofit National Conference for Community and Justice, will begin Friday and conclude on Sunday. The conference will be held at Camp Max Straus, 1041 Shirleyjean St. About 100 participants will spend the weekend in workshops aimed at reducing cultural differences.
NEWS
January 1, 2002
I am so glad to read that the hate-mongers advocating for recall have failed in their quest to bring their ugly brand of politics to Glendale. As one who has had to endure the letters of Mr. Manus, Ms. Kussman and their ilk, I am glad to see that the wonderful people of Glendale have sent these people packing. May I suggest they move their ideology to another city, as this one has rejected their intolerance and bigotry. It would truly be a sad day when the likes of these people come to define how any of us express our patriotism.
NEWS
April 19, 2001
When I read your April 17 editorial titled "Bigotry drives flag debate," I felt sad and discouraged. I would like to see everyone in Glendale treated with dignity and respect -- and labeling people's behavior as "bigotry" does not move us closer to this goal. In every ethnic group in Glendale, there are some who feel anger toward other groups. But, I suspect, if you look beneath their anger, you will find fear. Fear by some that the city is being taken over by foreign cultures and values, and that their way of life has been changed forever.
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NEWS
November 21, 2013
Re: “ Let's talk about bigotry in Glendale ,” op-ed, Nov. 13. I read with interest the latest Armenian charge of bigotry in the Glendale News-Press by William Bairamian. Since I have lived a long time in Glendale, there have been several cycles of bigotry and hatred aimed at various ethnic groups - not just Armenians. Frankly, I am getting confused about all of this hate. Who I am supposed to hate when I get up in the morning? Is there a list somewhere posted on the Internet, so I am not bewildered when I begin my “Hate Someone” day?
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By William Bairamian | November 14, 2013
Ever since Councilman Zareh Sinanyan admitted to making racist comments , there has been a chorus of individuals at the ready to remind us of his transgression. The latest, Grey James, in calling Sinanyan a “confessed racist,” has implored the City Council to propagate an anti-hate proclamation . His comments need some Glendale history for context. James says that Glendale supports hate speech and he's right, though perhaps not in the way that he thought. Armenophobia - fear or dislike of, or racism against Armenians - has been part of the lives of Armenians in this city for decades.
NEWS
By: | August 27, 2005
o7There's a new movement underway to train Christians to be film and television executives. The move is apparently in reaction to a perceived bigotry in Hollywood toward Christianity. A new program called f7o7Act One, run by Barbara Nicolosif7o7, trains Christians to become television and film executives. It includes a three-month-long program that places Christians in entertainment internships while hosting lectures by industry professionals. First off, do you think there is a bias in Hollywood that works against Christians?
NEWS
August 13, 2005
PATRICK AZADIAN Have you ever ran into someone who admits to being a bigot? I haven't. We don't come across people wearing T-shirts claiming "Bigoted and Proud!" or bumper stickers that boast, "My child is a bigot-in-training at Diversity School." We can only get "Save Bigotry" pins if we special order them. Even then, there is a real possibility the good people at Midwest Manufacturing will refuse the order. We simply don't see people bragging about being bigots.
NEWS
March 1, 2003
Gary Moskowitz As a first-generation survivor of the Armenian Genocide, Glendale resident and poet Alicia Ghiragossian believes practicing what she calls the "rules of the soul" is the only way to achieve world peace. Ghiragossian is one of three authors who will participate in "Three Faces of Tolerance: Perspectives on Intercultural Challenges" on Wednesday in the auditorium at the Glendale Central Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St. The event is free and open to the public.
NEWS
August 8, 2002
It used to be said that patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels. In our times, however, yelling about nonexistent cases of bigotry seems to be the refuge of current-day scoundrels. It is hard not to laugh at Councilman Quintero and his supporters (Juan Alvarez letter, Aug. 3), who claim that the criticism of Mr. Quintero's $200,000 contract from the city of Glendale is somehow motivated by bigotry. If criticizing our public elected officials for getting rich from taxpayer money were bigotry, then I would suspect that the majority of people from of all backgrounds would qualify as bigots.
NEWS
March 1, 2002
I am a Mexican-American citizen, formerly of Los Feliz, and now a bona fide Glendale resident of several years' duration. It appears now that the News-Press may have taken its Community Forum policy marching orders from one Karen Christie, whose Jan. 17 letter smugly complained that certain opinions from letter writers, such as my longtime good friend nearby, Harvey Pearson of Los Feliz, should be excluded from our Forum ...
NEWS
January 1, 2002
I am so glad to read that the hate-mongers advocating for recall have failed in their quest to bring their ugly brand of politics to Glendale. As one who has had to endure the letters of Mr. Manus, Ms. Kussman and their ilk, I am glad to see that the wonderful people of Glendale have sent these people packing. May I suggest they move their ideology to another city, as this one has rejected their intolerance and bigotry. It would truly be a sad day when the likes of these people come to define how any of us express our patriotism.
NEWS
May 2, 2001
Last year, I questioned not the legality of the lowering but Glendale City Council's authority to do so. During the past year, not much time goes by without a letter being published regarding the genocide issue and the flag lowering. Although we are blessed with the right of free speech, should one choose to exercise it in a way that does not please a vocal minority, the vitriol pours like an overwhelmingly potent dose of venom from this minority. It came as no surprise to see, on your front page April 17, a story notifying your readers that, this year, the City Council was to vote on the flag issue rather than willy-nilly running Old Glory down to half-staff for a minority, an obviously politically correct move, but, once again an unauthorized one. Taking a vote does not lend legitimacy nor authority to such an action.
NEWS
April 24, 2001
It is unfortunate that in this day and age that bigotry, racism and prejudices still exist in this city. When we arrived 25 years ago, there were only a handful of Armenian families in the city and very few Armenian businesses. We were few in numbers, but people seemed to accept and respect us. However, as the numbers grew and more Armenians fled Iran and Lebanon in the late 1970s and early 1980s and the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s, resentment, racism and bigotry grew more and more.
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