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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
July 1, 2002
The issue of race being a factor in the internment of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II has been raised once again, this time by Mr. Ray Shelton in his Community Commentary of June 26. "Not so," says Mr. Shelton; Japanese internment due to racism is a "false claim." He goes on to state that "Japanese-American citizens who signed loyalty oaths were allowed to leave the camps." This is, strictly speaking, a false claim itself. Signing of a loyalty oath was, indeed, a requirement to leave a "separation center" (as the War Relocation Authority called them)
NEWS
January 23, 2001
Though all have the freedom to speak or write their opinion, a responsible and journalistically sound newspaper will not print horrifically racist and intolerant letters. Not a newspaper in America in the 21st century. Not after a century of racism and intolerance that lead to at least seven major genocides. Responsible journalism does not fan the fires of intolerance and racism and so I am shocked that the News-Press printed the invectives Paul Carney unleashed upon the Armenian community of Glendale on Jan. 16. Has the Glendale News-Press stooped so low as print such things to attract readers?
FEATURES
June 19, 2009
Last week?s shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., exposed the nation?s virulent strain of racism and racial hatred that continues decades after the civil rights movement. What role should religion play in the ongoing effort to stamp out racism? And how, if at all, have churches failed in that effort so far? ? It is interesting that this week?s issue opens the door to the Blame Game; for example, virulent racism is back, so is the church somehow at fault?
NEWS
April 19, 2002
Your article, "Students to study Japanese internment camps," quotes Allen Brandstater as saying, "Racism had nothing to do with those camps, and Pearl Harbor had everything to do with it." He may be correct for that time. I was not there. For our time, he could not be more wrong! The lessons to be learned by all that attend the tour will have more to do with not jumping to conclusions about an individual based on the actions of another, just because they belong to the same race or religion, have the same national origin or any other similar characteristic.
NEWS
February 1, 2001
I, as an Armenian woman, am very unhappy that the News-Press publised a letter with the statements used to make such an unethical judgment. I did not appreciate any of the racism that was all over this letter. I cannot understand an individual who gets so stereotypical with a race that also has many hard-working individuals who came to the United States and became American Citizens. "My uncle died, and he served this country. I know he is turning over in his grave, knowing the Armenian community wants us to honor something that did not happen here!"
NEWS
October 21, 2002
Jackson Bell One of the YWCA of Glendale's biggest hurdles to overcome is letting the public know it exists. With all its community programs, such as the Domestic Violence Project, providing shelter and counseling for women and children, and ENCOREplus, a free breast-cancer evaluation, the organization still feels it is largely "invisible." "I've always said that we are Glendale's best kept secret," said Annie Van Bebber, the YWCA of Glendale director of development.
NEWS
October 13, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Programs sponsored by the Glendale YWCA to provide information about violence against women and men will start next week as part of a national campaign. The sixth annual "Week Without Violence" starts Sunday with information sent to local religious leaders, encouraging them to incorporate remembrances for violence victims into their services. Each day of the week has a theme, ranging from Monday's "Keeping Our Children Safe" with fingerprinting for children who have registered, to Friday's "Eliminating Racism and Hate Crimes" that will offer a gathering for adults to discuss racism, sexism, homophobia and hate crimes.
NEWS
May 31, 2013
In the past month I read numerous comments regarding Zareh Sinanyan that states that he is a racist, etc. I am sick and tried of this annoying Sinanyan-bashing. I must say that I do not support him and I do not know him, but the people have spoken and they want him in office. You do not want him, then recall his council seat, but the majority people want him.  My family and I immigrated in the late '80s, and experienced racism to this day from the original inhabitants of this wonderful city, and I am not talking about the Native Americans.
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NEWS
May 31, 2013
In the past month I read numerous comments regarding Zareh Sinanyan that states that he is a racist, etc. I am sick and tried of this annoying Sinanyan-bashing. I must say that I do not support him and I do not know him, but the people have spoken and they want him in office. You do not want him, then recall his council seat, but the majority people want him.  My family and I immigrated in the late '80s, and experienced racism to this day from the original inhabitants of this wonderful city, and I am not talking about the Native Americans.
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NEWS
By Herbert Molano | April 20, 2012
As Glendale and other cities throughout the world schedule the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Turks nearly 100 years ago, we are often asked why? Why the inhumanity? We are getting closer to the answer. Unlike the sporadic newspaper stories that surfaced of that genocide during World War I, we can now witness nightly the level of atrocity men are willing to perpetrate on their fellow men. We can now dig faster and deeper into the psychic of these perpetrators.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | May 20, 2010
For the second time in less than a month, a Glendale police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming on-the-job discrimination. Tyrone Hunter, who is black, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday alleging that he endured racial slurs and was unfairly taken off a top narcotics investigative assignment and put back on patrol. Hunter, who joined Glendale police in 1992, also claimed in his lawsuit that despite winning professional accolades for his work, he received unfairly negative work reviews that prevented him from advancing within the department.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | December 1, 2009
NORTH GLENDALE ? Volunteering at a local hospital led former Glendale Community College student Ron Yousefian to a job helping those in need. As a student, he worked at the college?s Center for Student Involvement, which helps students get involved in programs that help the community. But working at the center wasn?t enough. He eventually opted to follow his own advice and begin volunteering at a local hospital. ?I saw how much it made a difference in my life because I felt I was contributing to the community, and I was also at the same time learning something about myself and discovering myself,?
FEATURES
June 20, 2009
Last week’s shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., exposed that the nation’s virulent strain of racism and racial hatred continue decades after the civil rights movement. What role should religion play in the ongoing effort to stamp out racism? And how, if at all, have churches failed in that effort so far? It is interesting that this week’s issue opens the door to the blame game. For example, virulent racism is back, so is the church somehow at fault?
FEATURES
June 19, 2009
Last week?s shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., exposed the nation?s virulent strain of racism and racial hatred that continues decades after the civil rights movement. What role should religion play in the ongoing effort to stamp out racism? And how, if at all, have churches failed in that effort so far? ? It is interesting that this week?s issue opens the door to the Blame Game; for example, virulent racism is back, so is the church somehow at fault?
NEWS
By PATRICK AZADIAN | August 16, 2008
Certain topics are not easy to talk about. Racism is one such topic. It is something we all try to avoid. It is much easier to talk about things we all have in common, such as our interest in the Olympics or who the hottest celebrity of the week may be. Often, people try to sidestep such issues because of the concern that if the topic is addressed, then the person who initiated the discussion ultimately becomes the troublemaker, not the...
NEWS
By Jason Wells | February 20, 2008
CITY HALL — Opponents of an ordinance that will prevent third parties from handling completed absentee ballot applications for municipal elections lost their long-standing battle Tuesday night after the City Council voted 3-2 to codify the change. Councilmen John Drayman, Frank Quintero and Dave Weaver voted to pass the ordinance despite staunch opposition from the Armenian National Committee and other immigrant service organizations who argued it will keep limited-English speakers and seniors from getting the assistance they need to participate in what Hyung Joo Lee, a national organizer for the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium, called an “intimidating and complicated experience.
FEATURES
May 3, 2006
Monday's boycotts were a display of racism and a celebration of the violation of American law ("Locals engage in boycott," Tuesday) ? pure and simple. The argument here is illegal immigration, not Latinos. Yet somehow, the House bill against illegal immigration is seen as an attack on all Latinos, as though this bill is some sort of Jim Crow law. Well, it's not. Most people seem to be missing that point. The bill doesn't go far enough to curb illegal immigration, but it does make some effort, really little more than force those here illegally to become citizens.
NEWS
April 8, 2004
When it comes right down to it, the nose knows Cavalia boasts "over thirty horses." I'd rather drive through cesspooly odiferous La Canada Flintridge on the 210 Freeway with my windows down. KATE MORSTAD Montrose Wonderful on TV, should be even better in person I have seen the [Cavalia] performance on TV and they are wonderful. It will be quite an honor for Glendale to have them in the center of town. I will sure send for tickets.
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