LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Cable rates are
, rising unchecked
_I’m very curious. Every
November or December,
I get a bill from Comcast and, lo and behold, there's a $6 or $7 increase. it’s now up to $97 for basic cable. Every year,
I call them and ask Why, and they say it’s the cost of doing business. ‘
So I called the Public
' Utilities Regulatory
Authority in Hartford
(8oo—382-458o)to find out about some kind of control on prices.
They said they have no control over cable prices;
Comcast and all other companies like that can charge Whateverthey ‘
Want and can raise prices" as they Want. ,
They said our repre- sentatives and legislators deregulated this business years ago, and that’s who
I should call.
So I’m hoping Pm not the only one getting these increases every year.
Maybe if enough of us call, something might happen. Please everyone, call someone: but ndt me.
Stereetypes keep disparty aive » ’
Until the introduction of incident-recording ‘ devices, reports ‘of police ‘ brutality against minori- ties held’ little credibility, especially since blacks were stereotype - cast as potential harbingers of crime and then meted dis - proportionate sentences by courts, an addendum to injustice. A
On the same note, We see a repeat of the after- math of 9/11: Muslims being stereotyped as terrorists. '
In much the same way, stereotypes thrive in; prisons against a histori- cally oppressed minority:
Packaged as a written
‘threat against me — by an anonymous homophobic inmate -— the believable lie of shower-stall voy- eurism resonates with ‘
Brooklyn Correctional’s finest, basedon stereo- typical assumption. _
When have on-whim judgments proven pro - ductive? If anything, they create more embittered people ultimately at odds
With each other.
' It’s no wonder the country’s die-hard ‘ disparity persists. When stereotypes are exempli- fied, new generations of the same are spawned.
EFRAIN MORALES JR.
-The author is an inmate at the Brooklyn Correc - tional Institution. ,
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