December 20 2000
A lot of hypocracy
I know you will ot print this but I just have to get it out of my chest.
With all due respect for you, I think you are exercising some hypocrisy.
As a person who admires you for a lot of good work to provide a forum for
Iranian-Amricans I am compelled by my conscience to offer you some constructive
criticism. I do my part even though you have often choosen not to print
what I sent you because you personally don't agree with me.
In the controversy regarding prejudice against Blacks ["Drawing
the line"], you claim that as a publisher you have to reflect
everyones opinion even the ones without signature. What I am getting at
is that I sent you several articles with my signature and you chose not
to print them. When asked why, you wrote me that it was just a matter of
taste and you could not offer any suggestion so I could learn from you.
Among those were also rebuttals
to Sociolino's generalizations about Iran and your beautiful daughter's
article about the prevalence of cheating in Iranian schools and you
only selected a small part of it and edited it so much that it did not
even represent my opinion.
I think a lot of hypocrisy is involved here that should be stopped at
the source or soon there won't be any difference between us and the the
Ali A. Parsa, Ph. D.