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Joe R. Hicks

  • Arizona passes an immigration law and common sense takes a holiday

    May 6, 2010 | 12:01 pm

    Joe R. Hicks is vice president of Community Advocates and host of “The Hicks File” at PJTV.com. Read his blog at JewishJournal.com/thewideangle

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law SB 1070, which is either a desperate or logical move to deal with a pressing...

  • Playing a frayed and faded ‘race card’

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is making a truly impressive run for the White House, and in doing so is being considered by many as America's first mainstream "black" candidate -- in other words a "black" candidate not running on a near-exclusive agenda of identity politics.

    In fact,...

  • Justice takes a beating in Long Beach racial hatred case

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The 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...

  • Chipping Away at Israel Support Endangers U.S.

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I 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...

  • Border Protests Not Fight for Civil Rights

    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...

  • Facts Belie County Hate Crime Problem

    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...

  • No Outrage Over Race Card?

    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...

  • The Editor’s Corner

    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...