HD: US Must Examine Its Own Ethnic Hostility

The author of the Opinion page article ``A Look Into the Stubborn Roots of Ethnic Intolerance,'' Sept. 3, fails to mention that our own cultural identity problems in America reflect those of Bulgaria (or Yugoslavia, etc.); however, we are refusing to acknowledge it.

As long as racial groups in America continue to pit themselves against other races by claiming victimhood and then lashing out in retribution, our nation will end up like Bosnia or Bulgaria: consumed in a bitter race war.

A diverse people corralled into one nation will more than likely result in racial and cultural animosity, unless groups learn to sacrifice some of their own agendas for unity's sake.

I don't think one needs to look further than the breakup of the former Soviet Union to see the truth of this. Neil Uchitel, Los Angeles

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