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Men Without Women
Alan Shipnuck missed an important point in his essay on Hootie Johnson (Scorecard, May 15). Johnson had a rare and special chance to be courageous. He failed. His historically irrelevant accomplishments as chairman of Augusta National pale in comparison with what might have been if he had been man enough to stand up to blatant sexism and discrimination.
Allison Chang, San Ramon, Calif.
As the daughter of a Korean mother and an African-American father, I enjoyed Karl Taro Greenfeld's story on Hines Ward (The Long Way Home, May 15). The story brought back vivid feelings about the daunting challenges my mother endured both in Korea and after becoming a U.S. citizen in 1974. I applaud Hines for becoming Uncle Hines to the biracial children in Korea, but most of all I applaud his mother, Kim Young-He--and my mother--for never giving up and for working their tails off so their children could become somebody.
Jan Meyers, Pittsburgh
I have been a big Hines Ward fan since the first time I saw him play. Ward doesn't have the blazing speed of many other receivers, so he must always put in a lot more work, and he uses his skills as a blocker to make an impact when he doesn't have the ball. As I read of the hardships Ward went through in his childhood, I gained even more respect for the stone-faced Steeler.
Arjun Chandrasekhar, Chandler, Ariz.