February 16, 2001
I have been reading the many letters that have run in the paper the past few weeks responding to both Paul Carney's original letter and his apology. I think that most of us would agree that it is sad that so much anger and conflict exists between the members of our community, but I also think that most of us can honestly say that it is not a surprise. We all know people who will say (including ourselves) that there is something wrong with "those people," whoever "those people" may be -- Armenian, Hispanic, White, Asian, rich, poor, young, old, etc. And although we wish that the circumstances were different, the truth is that there is tremendous stress and conflict in our community among the many diverse people who live here.