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Guzzardi damages Muslim community

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Posted: Monday, December 3, 2001 10:00 pm

I believe the Lodi News-Sentinel is allowing the intensification of stereotypes by printing articles that enhance stereotypes about Muslim people.

One such article written by Joe Guzzardi ("Lodi immigrants should adopt American ways," News-Sentinel, Nov. 30).

I don't approve of the way he criticizes the Muslim community and the way he portrays them so negatively. Many of my students and neighbors are Muslim and they are great people.

I can't believe an educator would contribute to the augmentation of already damaging stereotypes that plague the Muslim community. What a shame.

He needs to find a new career. A good teacher can't have those convictions and call himself an educator.

Julio Hernandez Lodi


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