The Crumbling of True `Americanism'

What a touching report by the author of the opinion-page article ``Diversity - or Divisiveness?'' Jan. 30.

Families from immigrant backgrounds have every right to cherish their ethnic origins within their private family setting. But to insist that ethnic designations should color school and business decisions, and to demand special treatment because of a person's cultural history, has caused a tragic condition in our society today: a deterioration of true ``Americanism.''

I pray that our country's political, social, and religious climate will encourage a return to the goals of true Americanism, without reference to race, color, creed, or ethnic background. Marjorie F.M. Jordan, Idyllwild, Calif.

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