Letters to the Editor

All Points: A ‘Mexican’ judge

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gesturing during a campaign speech in Tampa, Fla.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gesturing during a campaign speech in Tampa, Fla. AP

Last week, Donald Trump said Mexican-American U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the presiding judge in a lawsuit against Trump University, is biased because of his heritage.

Trump’s comment referring to the Indiana-born judge as “Mexican” has renewed debate over race and culture.

Was it wrong to identify an American of Hispanic descent by his parents’ national origin?

Is our cultural heritage — in Texas, predominantly Hispanic, English, German, Scot-Irish, American Indian or African- or Asian-American — something to be put aside or celebrated?

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