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Around Town: Palo Alto Adult School marks 100 years of educating the community

Original post made on Apr 4, 2021

In the latest Around Town column, news about children adding their voices to the protest against anti-Asian hate, the Palo Alto Adult School celebrating its centennial and the departure of an assistant city manager.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 4, 2021, 8:45 AM

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Posted by Larry Patterson
a resident of another community
on Apr 4, 2021 at 9:51 am

Larry Patterson is a registered user.

It is good to see newcomers to America striving to become naturalized citizens.

If one is planning to reside here permanently there is absolutely no excuse to retain citizenship from one's native country.

Exceptions might include those here on educational/work visas, tourists, or perhaps maintaining dual-citizenship for the purposes of securing a future inheritance or enlisting in a foreign military branch of service.

Other than those reasons, to purposely avoid naturalization and citizenship borders on being un-American. And language proficiency should not remain a permant obstacle or excuse.

It was also encouraging to see white children demonstrating against the recent Asian hate crimes as it promotes Palo Alto's commitment to and acceptance of ethnic diversity.

Some other predominantly white communities (i.e. Orinda and Danville) are not as supportive, perhaps due to their affluent white Republican voter base.

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