Joe R. Hicks
May 6, 2010 | 12:01 pm
January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm
February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmThe nine black youths who beat three young white women have now been sentenced by a Juvenile Court judge, and there's only one problem.
While these "kids" could have killed their victims, the judge slapped them on the wrists lightly and sent them home. Astoundingly, after finding...
August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pmI spent a fair amount of time in Israel in the late 1990s, traveling throughout the country. One of my many impressions of that nation was that there was a pervasive desire by Israelis for a lasting, mutually beneficial peace with hostile neighbors.
At the time of my visit, I was...
April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Speaker after speaker at the recent immigration march in Los Angeles told the 500,000-strong primarily Latino crowd that racism and anti-immigrant sentiments lie behind the debates on Capitol Hill about border enforcement. This was the focus at the march and subsequent student...
January 27, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Sometime in the early 1980s, a new type of crime was identified. It was called "hate crime." Although the conduct which hate crime laws were
aimed at was already criminal, the new laws targeted the motivation for the crime. Helping to cement hate crime into our lexicon was the...
October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Californians have reached new levels of accommodation for cultural and other differences, but some of our officials still speak unashamedly in stark racial and ethnic terms. In some cases these officials are politicians "of color," which seems to act as a buffer against the charge...
July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm
Marks Crossed the Line
By Joe R. Hicks
One thing is clear to most observers: What began as a hard-hitting campaign between two highly qualified Democratic candidates, both vying for California's 20th Senate District seat, has...