This is a response to the article published on Oct. 23 ("Book examines labor leader Chávez's faults," Page A-1). Yes, César had many faults and made some bad decisions, but so did other famous leaders who worked for their community, such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The UFW was named this because César joined the Filipino Farm Worker Union in Delano, so of course it was multicultural. That is why many white Jewish graduate students and professors took a leave of absence from major universities to join the UFW movement. I was one of about three helpers in the union with a university degree and I did so at age 37. By the way, César only had a sixth-grade education.
When César learned I had a master's degree, he told me, "I want you to get your doctorate and teach at a university and open those doors for our people."