Here is a letter to the editor I just sent to the L.A. Times: Remember how they attacked Xavier Becerra's potential appointment and printed a front page story about his writing a letter for a wealthy father of a convict, just like Cardinal Mahoney and countless other leaders did eight years ago? They didn't like his labor ties, and Hilda is even more pro-labor. So, I don't think their treatment of Hilda is just sloppy, and we should take note of its increasingly anti-labor, anti-Latina, racist coverage.
- Rosalio Mu??oz
Dear Los Angeles Times:
I was saddened, and yes, angered, but not surprised that your Feb. 25, 2009 article on the Senate confirmation of Rep. Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor failed to mention that her mother is an immigrant from Nicaragua.
Your article did mention that she is a daughter of a Mexican immigrant, so why leave out the mother and her country of birth!
The historic L.A. Times' insensitivity and outright hostility to Latino workers is all too alive and well in the 21st century. Hilda Solis is one of the most revered persons of the greater Los Angeles area and soon will be of this country.
She has been treated shamelessly by a few Republican Senators.
If the publishers of the paper had been pleased with her confirmation, the article would have proudly portrayed her background, experience, and future promise for the Southland and Nation and the Globe that will be happy to note her full Latina All American Heritage.