Land of diversity

Dear Editor:"Hispanic operation!" Is that a new medical procedure that I haven't heard about? ("Name Change," Letters to the Editor, 8/25/11) Talk about hysteria. I thought I was reading about a new script for a Hollywood movie, but some people see racism everywhere. Mr. Diaz points out that he is a Vietnam veteran. I'm assuming that he is talking about the American military, because individuals who joined, regardless of race, creed or gender, did not join the black Army, the white Marine Corps, or the Hispanic navy. They joined the American military where I proudly served for 21 years. America was and is made up of immigrants from all over the world who wanted to escape being placed in categories and America is great because of that reason. Furthermore, maybe city officials and residents realized the dumbing down of America with misspelled words. "Value" translated into Spanish is spelled "valor," not "valu." I'm also sure that the residents of Downey are smart enough to know where to buy ethnic foods. -- George Hofstetter, Downey

********** Published: September 01, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 20