05 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The Need for Affirmative Action In a “Post-Racial” Society

Thanks to a 2-1 ruling from the Sixth Circuit, Michigan finally overturned its ban on affirmative ban. Ward Connerly is surely seething. I hope California is next. Opponents of affirmative action, including Democratic Senator James Webb, contend that the practice is unfair, that it leads to preferential treatment, that it relies on quotas, and that […]

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10 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

“But I’m Not Racist; I Have Black Friends” – An Answer

I bet you’ve heard someone use that statement as a defense, at least once in your lifetime. Heck, “I have black friends” even made the Urban Dictionary as a phrase used to qualify racist words and behavior. When it comes to playing the race card, there is little doubt that “I have black friends” is […]

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22 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

America Flunks At Teaching Black Males

Here’s an alarming statistic for “post-racial” America: Only 47 percent of African-American men graduated from high school in the 2007-2008 school year. In fact, African-American men are far more likely to do time in the criminal justice system than graduate from college. According to a new report, Yes We Can: The Schott 50 State Report […]

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06 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

New Crack-Cocaine Sentencing Disparity, Slightly Less Racist Than Before

Between hullabaloo over attempts to repeal birthright citizenship and the latest marriage equality victory over Proposition 8, one important story got left out of the news this week. Obama signed a law enacting the most significant criminal justice reform he’s enacted while in office. By putting his signature on S. 1789, the Fair Sentencing Act, Obama addressed […]

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