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Support bill to
extend foster care

Re: “California mulls extending foster care” (Page A1, March 1).

Kudos to California state Sen. Dave Cortese, D-San Jose, for introducing SB 9, which would extend housing, financial and caseworker support to young adults through age 26.

This is a lifesaver bill. Cast out of foster care with no skills at 21, many of these youth enter homelessness and are vulnerable to human trafficking.

Science can verify that their brains are not fully developed at 21 to make good judgments.

This added five years of support will make a huge difference in their maturation and ability to acquire skills for independence, responsibility and entering the work world.

Let’s urge our legislators to support this worthy piece of legislation.

Rosemary Everett
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Adams’ comments
displayed ugly beliefs

Re: “‘Dilbert’ dropped after creator’s racist rant” (Page A1, Feb. 28).

In the Feb. 28 article, “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams claimed his comments, including calling Blacks a “hate group”, were intended to hold a mirror up to America. He also advised White people to “get the hell away from Black people.”

Instead, the mirror unflinchingly reflected the cartoonist’s ugly beliefs. And the best advice I can give anyone, White or Black, is to get the hell away from Scott Adams.

Mary K. Samuels
San Jose

Dropping ‘Dilbert’ without
feedback a mistake

Re: “‘Dilbert’ dropped after creator’s racist rant” (Page A1, Feb. 28).

As a faithful Mercury News subscriber for over 40 years, I am deeply disappointed by your decision to drop “Dilbert.”

It is a big change to my routine as I enjoy every comic strip you have offered every day. More than that, I found your action is biased and unfair. As appalling as Adams’ comments may be, dropping his strip without listening to feedback from the community and subscribers is a big mistake.

As a minority myself, I certainly did not agree with nor like Adams’ comments, but I would be more than willing to defend his right to express his opinion outside of his professional arena.

I found your action is not consistent with the principle of free speech that a newspaper should hold dear. I am contemplating canceling my subscription.

Johnson Lee

Our children deserve
better than more war

Re: “Zelenskyy vows not to retreat from Bakhmut” (Page A4, March 7).

It is estimated by the end of 1918, humanity …read more

Source:: The Mercury News


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