Articles 2000’s

Hate-crime Victims Encouraged to Talk

Hate-crime Victims Encouraged to Talk

The Orange County Register, April 17, 2004 Quentin Lee had been openly gay for 14 years and on occasion had heard derogatory words but had never been beaten up for his sexual orientation.  That changed Jan 24 when he ventured from his Los Angeles home to a party in La Palma packed with mostly gay asians from Orange County…. click

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Police Open Hate-crime Investigation of Car Fire

Police Open Hate-crime Investigation of Car Fire

The Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2004 Huntington Beach police opened an investigation after a sports car was set afire, three weeks after it was painted with a racial slur. The vehicle is owned by a 29 year old African American man.  “The two hate crimes that targeted an African American are atrocious” said Rusty Kennedy, Executive Director of Orange County

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All of Us Must Fight Bigotry

All of Us Must Fight Bigotry

The Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2003 Petty rivalries and stupidity may have prompted a pack of young men to viscously beat an 18-year old Arab-American in Yorba Linda.  Or the Feb 22 attack that left Rashid Alam hospitalized with a broken jaw may have been triggered by racist ignorance…. click here to read more

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Human Problems Require Human Solutions

Human Problems Require Human Solutions

The OC Register, February 3, 2009 Rosa Rivas had a problem.  Her partner in English class just wasn’t doing her part in the group project she and Rosa were working on.   Rosa, a junior at Newport Harbour High School in Newport Beach, didn’t complain to her teacher.  She didn’t complain to her parents.  She didn’t complain to her friends.  She

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Portrait of Diversity

Portrait of Diversity

The Los Angeles Times, August 10, 2002 Morika, and 21 other students from Orange and LA counties, celebrated a first-of-its-kind arts project Friday by unveiling a mural that they designed and created at Santa Ana’s Grand Central Arts Center… click here to read more  

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School Sheds Heat and Light

School Sheds Heat and Light

The Los Angeles Times, June 30, 2002 Orange County has made significant progress in recent years in developing programs in the law enforcement and educational communities to help troubled youth and reduce gang activity and violence…click here to read more

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School Makes Heros of Troubled Teens

School Makes Heros of Troubled Teens

The Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2002 The 50 students at county-run Santiago Creek, the only alternative school to win OC Human Relations BRIDGES award, have been removed from mainstream high-school and middle-schools for academic and emotional issues… click here to read more

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Living Room Diplomats

Living Room Diplomats

The Los Angeles Times, April 21, 2002 In the seven months since the Sept 11 attacks, Southern California and the nation have shared a nightmare of shock, grief, anger, and in some quarters, a thirst for vengeance… click here to read more

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We Can’t Hide From Hate

We Can't Hide From Hate

The Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2002 The tough thing for those of us who are most privileged is taking responsibility for acts that we benefited from but did not commit.  These are acts that systematically hurt and cheated others but that ultimately formed the cornerstones of our affluence… click here to read more

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