Doug Hoagland's recent article, "James Parks made justice, generosity from inequality," is right on point.
Mr. Parks was a teaching assistant when I was in sixth grade at the "old" Columbia Elementary School (in west Fresno, now gone). He helped our teacher, but more important, he helped all the children with our class material. Mr. Parks was also our mailman in the late 1960s. To this day he still says my childhood address when he sees me.
Mr. Parks is one of the kindest and most caring persons I have met. He exemplifies all that is good about this great country and I can only say that I am proud to know him.
Sal M. Blanco