Monday, June 24

Letters

Not a victory, not an end to colonialism Editor: It was worthwhile of Luìs Farìas to correct the common misperception that the Cinco de Mayo celebration commemorates Mexican independence ("Celebrating the victory at Veracruz, end of colonial rule," May 5). Read more...


Affirmative action must right past wrongs

Affirmative action must right past wrongs By Aisha Jones When are white people like Marina Bogorad ("College admissions must consider ‘hard brain work,’" May 1) going to get off the tip that affirmative action programs assume "people of color are intellectually inferior"? Read more...


The ruthless, futile politics of ‘bitchiness’

The ruthless, futile politics of ‘bitchiness’ "Heather! Why are you such … a megabitch?" Shannen Doherty, in the role of Heather No. 3, rolls her huge blue eyes, purses her pouty red lips and focuses her "what-the-fuck-is-wrong-with-you" stare toward Winona Ryder, her dumbfounded interlocutor. Read more...



Federal subsidies built forces that drive our economy

Federal subsidies built forces that drive our economy By Michael Mahoney Reading Bruce VanDenburgh’s right-wing diatribe in the May 3 Daily Bruin ("The appeal of living in our right-wing country") reminded me (as if I needed to be reminded) what big whiners capitalists are. Read more...