Roy L. Harbin:The DANG-DInGIE American
re:murtha on armenia genocide
- ~"If it came to the
floor, it would not pass," with some 55 to 60 Democrats
opposing the measure, Murtha told reporters. As of Thursday, House
Democrats will hold a 233-200 majority.
Pelosi, D-Calif., is expected
to hold off on a vote until she gets a better idea of how many House
members will support it - a task assumed behind the scenes by the
resolution's primary co-sponsors, including Rep. Adam Schiff,
D-Calif. More than a dozen lawmakers withdrew their sponsorship of
the measure this month.
"While a few members have
withdrawn their support for the resolution, the truth is on our
side, and support for the resolution remains high," Shiff said
in an e-mailed statement on Tuesday. "As with almost all
legislation in Congress, there are many members who are not listed
as co-sponsors of the resolution but support the measure."~
~With all the pressing
responsibilities facing the nation, "One thing Congress should
not be doing is sorting out the historical record of the Ottoman
Empire," he told a White House news conference.
Said Murtha: "We don't
have the number of allies we used to have. We've lost so much
re:libya gets seat on un
re:cosby has been trying for
- ~And it's revealing, given
the liberal biases of our culture, that one man gets so much
attention and the other man, so little.
Gore, former vice
president-turned-pundit-movie star, has chosen, as his topic, the
infinitely big. And he has been rewarded hugely: He just won the
Nobel Peace Prize, on top of many other awards showered down on him
by the elite culture, including an Oscar and an Emmy. So Gore will
ascend into the jetstream of world-renown - the same left-tilting
empyrean occupied by such globe-trotters as Bono and Bill and
~In the meantime, closer to
the ground, the comedian-turned-reformer Bill Cosby has joined with
Alvin F. Poussaint of Harvard Medical School to write a book, "Come
on People: On the Path from Victims to Victors," which argues
that many of the problems within the black community are
self-inflicted, the result of a counterproductive culture of
violence and victimhood.
Cosby has been making this
point for years - and has been getting attacked by the left for
years. Michael Eric Dyson, speaking for the liberal street-activism
left over from the '60s, wrote an entire book attacking Cosby's
"poisonous" view of black culture.
But Cosby and Poussaint have
the cold terrible facts on their side: "In 1950, five out of
every six black children were born into a two-parent home. Today
that number is less than two out of six." Yes, white racism
exists, but it was worse a half-century ago. Something bad is
happening within black culture, and Cosby and Poussaint are not shy
about naming it: the celebration of violence and ignorance
emblemized in the "gangsta" lifestyle.
The unyielding truth is that
any group climbs into the middle class only by embracing
middle-class values. This is a "conservative" fact of life
that was once equally embraced by liberals, before they "progressed"
on to "liberation" as a new goal.
But after decades of disaster,
black thinkers such as Cosby and Poussaint - and before them, John
McWhorter, Juan Williams and, yes, Clarence Thomas - are leading a
moral renaissance among African-Americans, which surely counts as
the most hopeful social trend in our national life today. And yet
with the remarkable exception of NBC's Tim Russert, who bravely
devoted the entire hour of Sunday's "Meet the Press" to
Cosby and Poussaint, the mainstream media seem little interested in
this black renaissance.
Why is that? Perhaps because
the liberal-leaning elites realize that they are losing the debate
over poverty and uplift - the winners being those who speak for hard
work, abstinence and delayed gratification.
No wonder the chattering
classes, fleeing from their horror of such a "bourgeois"
existence, have moved on to new, greener pastures.
But there's a problem looming
ahead for Gore and his many fans: how to radically reduce
"greenhouse gases." The environmentalists have their
answer: some sort of global authority to restrict factories and cars
- which would, not coincidentally, authorize them to rule the world.
But maybe China won't cooperate. Maybe the Chinese will watch as we
shut down our factories - and they keep theirs open. And then who
will win the next war? Not a war of polar bears and the Prius, but a
real war of ships and airplanes.
If Gore wants to be
constructive, he will figure out to how to reduce pollution - while
still preserving American industry. If he could do that, he would
truly earn the respect and admiration of all Americans.
But in the meantime, Cosby and
Poussaint have taken on a challenge that we can win, because the
struggle will take place within our own hearts.~
re:more mortgage woes,,even
for those not buying houses themselves,,mortgage folks committing
involved are immigrants)
~At the center of the probe is
Griffin Mortgage Co., with offices in Jackson Heights, Jamaica and
Garden City. Officials with the company could not be reached.
Griffin director and business
manager, Jacob Milton, 41, is a Bangladeshi immigrant who has a
cable talk show. On the wall of the Jackson Heights office are
several pictures of him with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and
President Bill Clinton.
Milton was arrested yesterday
at the Queens courthouse, where he had appeared in a pending case,
separate from the current investigation, in which he is accused of
threatening a client who had filed a lawsuit against him.
Milton, of Port Washington,
said nothing to police, according to Lt. Richard Rudolph of the
115th Precinct detective squad. His sister, Nira Niru, who is 38 and
lives with him, was also arrested. She works as a secretary at
Both face charges of grand
larceny, identity theft and scheme to defraud.
According to Rudolph, the case
dates to July, when six people showed up at the precinct station
house to complain that someone had opened up a Home Depot account in
The subsequent investigation
uncovered a common thread - all six victims had applied for
mortgages at Griffin, Rudolph said.
By early last night, Rudolph
said, three police vans had been filled with documents and about 10
computers that were seized from Griffin's Jackson Heights office,
plus residences that Milton owns on Denman Street in Elmhurst and on
Fifth Street in Deer Park.
One victim, Mohammed Golam,
42, of Cypress Hills, said he "trusted Milton like a brother,"
but that Milton scammed him, first by getting him a mortgage nearly
$100,000 more than he was supposed to buy the house for, then by
arranging for a refinancing in which Milton kept $40,000 of the
"I have a house, but I
have trouble," said Golam. "I pay my mortgage, then I buy
food. But I have no money for anything else. Sometimes I don't even
have money for food."
Meanwhile Suffolk police
arrested Noor Mohammed, 44, who lives at the 8 North 5th St., Deer
Park, charging him with second-degree grand larceny.
Det. Sgt. Stephen Jensen,
commanding officer of the Suffolk identity theft unit, said Mohammed
was involved in an Internet fraudulent stock scheme aimed at netting
about $100,000. Jensen said the Suffolk investigation is ongoing.~
- re:mortgage woes a
re-enacted 'dot com bubble burst'?
- ~The average family of
four is spending anywhere from $7 to $10 extra a week - $40 more a
month - on groceries alone, compared to a year ago, according to
retail consultant Burt Flickinger III.
And while overall wage growth
is a solid 4.1 percent over the past 12 months, economists say the
increases are mostly for the top earners.
Retailers started noticing the
strain in late spring and early summer as they were monitoring the
spending around the paycheck cycle.
Wal-Mart and Family Dollar key
on the first week of the month, when government checks like Social
Security and public assistance generally hit consumers' mailboxes.
7-Eleven, whose customers are
more diverse, looks at paycheck cycles in specific markets dominated
by a major employer, such as General Motors in Detroit, to discern
trends in shopping.
To economize, shoppers are
going for less expensive food.
"They're buying more
peanut butter and pasta. And they're going for hamburger meat,"
Flickinger, the retail consultant, said. "They're trying to
outsmart the store by looking for deep discounts at the end of the
He said the last time he saw
this was 2000-2001, when the dot-com bubble burst and the economy
went into a recession after massive layoffs.
For now, low-price retailers
are readjusting their merchandising and pricing.
Wal-Mart is becoming more
aggressive on discounting. It announced Thursday it is expanding
price cuts to 15,000 items, ranging from Motts apple juice and
Progresso soups to women's fleece tops, heading into the holidays.~
(why don't they turn off the
a/c and use an antaenna for tv?That would be less 'lux bux' out
re:POWERS say they will save
world economy(?)while protesters oppose
- ~The turmoil that
financial markets have suffered through in recent months dominated
the Group of Seven discussions, which were hosted by Treasury
Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Besides, the United States, the other members of the G-7 are Japan,
Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Canada.~
~"Recent financial market
turbulence, high oil prices and weakness in the U.S. housing sector
will likely moderate" world economic growth, the officials
said. The International Monetary Fund projects that global economic
growth this year will slow to 5.2 percent, a still-solid pace.
Growth in the United States,
however, is expected to be just 1.9 percent this year, which would
be a five-year low. "The housing decline is still unfolding and
I view it as the most significant current risk to our economy,"
The globalization of the
financial markets - credited with giving investors more choices -
has also spurred an array of complex investment instruments flowing
across international borders. The meltdown in the United States with
risky subprime mortgages made to borrowers with spotty credit or low
incomes also ended up hurting investors in Europe and elsewhere.
Banks, hedge funds and others that invested in subprime
mortgage-backed securities suffered big losses.~
~Finance officials called on
China to move faster on efforts to let its currency, the yuan, rise
in value. That would raise the price of Chinese goods on world
markets. China's undervalued currency is blamed for contributing to
the United States' swollen trade deficits and the loss of millions
of U.S. factory jobs. "We stress its (China's) need to allow an
accelerated appreciation of its effective exchange rate," the
The G-7 statement didn't
mention the big drop in the U.S. dollar, which has hit a record low
against the euro, giving some European companies heartburn.
Europe is beginning to feel
the pinch of that sharp decline. It is making French wine, Italian
fashion and German cars more expensive purchases in the United
States, which is the European Union's main export market. The weaker
dollar, however, benefits U.S. companies because it makes their
products less expensive to European buyers.
Still, Paulson continued to
stick with the United States' long-held rhetoric that "a strong
dollar is in our nation's interests and currency values should be
determined in a competitive marketplace."
French Finance Minister
Christine Lagarde responded: "I hope the market will hear him.
That's not the case today. I hope it changes."
The growing role of "sovereign
wealth funds" - secretive government-controlled investment
funds - in the global economy also was scrutinized. The finance
officials suggested these funds should be more open in terms of
their holdings and operations.~
~The discussion about these
funds - estimated to be worth some $2.5 trillion - was expected to
continue later at a G-7 dinner Friday evening. Officials from China,
South Korea, Kuwait, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the
United Arab Emirates - all of which operate such funds - have been
invited to take part in the dinner discussion.~
~The officials also discussed
Iran's role in financing terror. "We discussed ways to deal
with Iran's pursuit of a nuclear capability and ballistic missiles,
the regime's vast financial support to lethal terrorist groups, and
the deceptive financial tactics employed by Iran to evade sanctions
and mask illicit transactions," Paulson said.~
re:reids letter attack on
limbos phony soldier'comment nets 2.5mill and reid tries to garner
'faceplay' from it
- ~"Everyone knows that
Rush Limbaugh and I don't agree on everything in life and maybe that
is kind of an understatement," Reid said as the auction was in
its final hours. "I strongly believe when we can put our
differences aside, even Harry Reid and Rush Limbaugh, we should do
that and try to accomplish good things for the American people."~
(what did reid have to do with
its sale?And does he realize it sows dems in a bad light to have
done such over a 'true' statement?)
~The Oct. 2 letter to Clear
Channel Communications Inc. sought an apology from Limbaugh and a
public repudiation from the company. It was signed by 41 senators,
including Majority Leader Harry Reid and presidential candidates
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Chris Dodd.~
~The letter from the senators
called Limbaugh's comments against "troops who oppose the war
... an outrage."
"It is unconscionable
that Mr. Limbaugh would criticize them for exercising the
fundamentally American right to free speech," the letter read.
Limbaugh said in a Fox News
interview Thursday that the letter symbolized "the greatest
example" of Congress "singling out a private citizen for
abuse and censorship."~
~In the segment where Limbaugh
made the "phony soldiers" comment, he discussed Jesse
Macbeth, who was sentenced to five months in prison last month for
faking his military service. The Tacoma, Wash., man was kicked out
of the Army after six weeks at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2003, but he
later claimed to have participated in war crimes in Iraq and tried
to position himself as a leader of the anti-war movement.
Limbaugh has said he was
referring only to Macbeth when he discussed "phony soldiers."
On the Senate floor on Friday,
however, Reid praised the positive outcome of the clash.~
(what a maroon!)
~The winning bid came from the
Maryland-based Eugene B. Casey Foundation, according to the group.
The foundation, which lists assets of $294 million in its latest IRS
filing, was established by Casey, a real estate developer, and is
run primarily by his widow, Betty.~
~"The Eugene B. Casey
Foundation believes freedom of speech is a basic right of every
citizen of this country," the group said in a news release
re:california school teaches
students islam while portraying christians as 'evil'
- ~As children return to
school this week, following the Christmas break, 7th graders in a
growing number of public schools, who are not permitted to wear a
cross or speak the name of Jesus, will be required to attend an
intensive three week course on Islam; a course in which students are
mandated to learn the tenets of Islam, study the important figures
of the faith, wear a robe, adopt a Muslim name and stage their own
- re:islamic saudi academy
- ~The report also
criticizes the school's administrative structure, saying it is
little more than an offshoot of the Saudi Embassy, with the Saudi
ambassador to the United States serving as chairman of the school's
board of directors. The structure "raises serious concerns
about whether it is in violation of a U.S. law restricting the
activities of foreign embassies."
After the Sept. 11 attacks,
critics questioned the nature of the religious education at the
Saudi academy. The school again found itself in the spotlight in
2005, when a former class valedictorian, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, was
charged with joining al-Qaida while attending college in Saudi
Arabia and plotting to assassinate President Bush.
Abu Ali was convicted in
federal court and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He is appealing
re:how come no one heard about
this over here?
- ~Iraqi Resistance
announces Founding of Supreme Command for the Jihad and Liberation
re:obama goes after Tanner for
talking science facts
- ~Barack Obama said Friday
the head of the Justice Department's voting rights division should
be fired for saying voter ID laws hurt the elderly but aren't a
problem for minorities because they often die before old age.
John Tanner's remarks came
during an Oct. 5 panel discussion on minority voters before the
National Latino Congreso in Los Angeles. Tanner addressed state laws
that require photo identification for voting, saying that elderly
voters disproportionately don't have the proper IDs.
"That's a shame, you
know, creating problems for elderly persons just is not good under
any circumstance," Tanner said, according to video posted on
YouTube. "Of course, that also ties into the racial aspect
because our society is such that minorities don't become elderly the
way white people do. They die first.
"There are inequities in
health care. There are a variety of inequities in this country, and
so anything that disproportionately impacts the elderly has the
opposite impact on minorities. Just the math is such as that,"
~"Such comments are
patently erroneous, offensive and dangerous, and they are especially
troubling coming from the federal official charged with protecting
voting rights in this country," Obama wrote.~
~Ablin said the Justice
Department "continues to have full confidence" in Tanner,
effectively rejecting Obama's demand that the voting chief be
It is well documented that
black Americans - particularly black males - have shorter life
expectancies than whites. But blacks do live to become senior
A black person born in 2004
had an average life expectancy of 73.1 years, about five years less
than for whites, according to the National Center for Health
Obama also criticized Tanner
for clearing a Georgia law that requires voters to show
government-issued photo IDs at the polls. It was upheld by a federal
judge last month.
Opponents say photo ID laws
will disenfranchise minorities, the poor and the elderly who don't
have driver's licenses or other valid government-issued photo IDs.
Supporters of such laws say they are needed to prevent voter fraud.
The Supreme Court has agreed
to consider Indiana's photo ID law this term. Indiana's law is
similar to Georgia's.~
~Justice Department spokesman
Erik Ablin said Tanner had worked for the department's voting
section since 1976, the last two years as its chief. Tanner's tenure
also includes a stint in the White House counsel's office during the
~Mr. Tanner is an attorney who
works to protect civil rights on a daily basis," Ablin said,
adding that the official had won numerous awards from
African-American groups. "Nothing in his comments deviated from
his firm commitment to enforce the law, and it is unfortunate that
they have been so grossly misconstrued."
In a letter to the Justice
Department, sent Friday, Obama called Tanner's remarks a disgrace
and asked Acting Attorney General Peter D. Keisler to dismiss him.~
- re:farrakhan advocates
civil division of blacks from 'mainstream' society
- ~Published: 10/16/07,
11:45 PM EDT
By ERRIN HAINES
ATLANTA (AP) - In a rare
public appearance, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan urged
black Americans on Tuesday night to separate from mainstream culture
to establish and support their own community.
Nearly eight months after
delivering what was thought to be his farewell speech, a smiling
Farrakhan strode onstage at the Atlanta Civic Center to an
applauding and cheering audience of nearly 5,000. He warned the
crowd not to be distracted by the successes of recent decades.
Farrakhan, 74, ceded
leadership duties last year because of illness after nearly three
Tuesday night's address was
the keynote speech for Farrakhan's Holy Day of Atonement, which also
commemorated the 12th anniversary of the Million Man March, held
Oct. 16, 1995 in Washington.~
re:in the uk
- ~Call to search more black
- The use of stop-and-search
has long been a controversial topic
- The outgoing president of
the National Black Police Association (NBPA) is calling for more
people from black communities to be stopped and searched.
- Keith Jarrett told the
Observer the move was needed to tackle inner-city gun and knife
crime and he would be pressing police for such an approach.
- His call goes against the
NBPA's stance but he said: "The black community is telling me
we have to... look at this."
- Other senior black police
officers have distanced themselves from his remarks.
- 'Limited tool'
- The NBPA's legal adviser,
Ch Supt Ali Dizaei, told the BBC the comments were Mr Jarrett's
- He added that stop and
search was a very limited tool in the fight against knife and gun
- Mr Jarrett will use a
speech this week to ask Police Minister Tony McNulty and Met Police
chief Sir Ian Blair to consider searching more black people.
- The use of racial
profiling in stop-and-search tactics has long been one of the most
contentious issues in British policing.
- Black people are six times
more likely to be stopped than white people, according to Home
- We have talked about
disproportionate use of stop-and-search in the past, but what I am
proposing is quite the reverse
- Keith Jarrett, National
Black Police Association
- This disparity has led to
continued charges of police racism.
- Mr Jarrett's stance, which
is expected to be outlined in a speech at the NBPA's annual
conference in Bristol on Wednesday, will mark a sharp change of
direction by the body, which represents thousands of officers from
- The UK-wide body has
previously questioned the high proportion of black people stopped
and searched by police.
- The Macpherson Report,
published in February 1999 into the murder of black teenager Stephen
Lawrence in London, strongly criticised the use of stop and search
by police officers.
- Its use is considered to
have been a major factor in precipitating the inner-city race riots
of the 1980s.
- However, Mr Jarrett hopes
the escalation of such tactics by police would reduce the number of
- A further two teenagers
have been killed in the past week.
- 'Reasonable suspicion'
- Mr Jarrett told the
newspaper: "From the return that I am getting from a lot of
black people, they want to stop these killings, these knife crimes,
and if it means their sons and daughters are going to be
inconvenienced by being stopped by the police, so be it."
- He said he was "hoping
we go down that road" and he would be "pressing" for
such an approach.
- "It's not going to go
down very well with my audience, many of whom are going to be
black," he admitted.
- "We have talked about
disproportionate use of stop-and-search in the past, but what I am
proposing is quite the reverse.
- "The black community
is telling me that we have to have a look at this."
- He said he would not
oppose a random use of stop-and-search in situations where officers
had "reasonable suspicion" that an offence had been
- ~Last week Hackney MP
Diane Abbott told the House of Commons prison sentences must be
increased for people convicted of gun crime.
- Ms Abbott said London is
suffering from a "lawless gun culture" and people living
in the city are becoming increasingly frightened they will become a
- Last year in London alone
there were 21 "black on black" gun murders, 67 attempted
murders and a further 80 shootings resulting in minor injury or
- The number of armed
robberies rose to 776 from 500 the previous year and reports suggest
guns are now available in the capital for as little as £200.~
- (erroneously states Bell
had NO priors)
- re:rapper nas stands up
- ~The rapper told MTV News
that he would indeed be naming his new album after the N-word. And
he denied earlier reports that the album's title would be spelled
"N---a," considered in some circles a less inflammatory
epithet. He said the disc is due out Dec. 11.~
~"The title using the 'N'
word is morally offensive and socially distasteful. Nas has the
right to degrade and denigrate in the name of free speech, but there
is no honor in it," the Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a news
- "Radio and television
stations have no obligation to play it and self-respecting people
have no obligation to buy it. I wish he would use his talents to
lift up and inspire, not degrade."~
(and the same goes for
ol'Sharpie as well,,he uses opposition to it to make money and
garner fame and clout,,what's wrong with nas doing it through using
it the way he wishes?)
(sharpton spreads hate)
- re:child suspended over
drawing of 'stik figure with a gun'
- ~2nd-Grader Suspended for
Drawing of Gun
Published: 10/20/07, 4:46 PM
DENNIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A
second-grader's drawing of a stick figure shooting a gun earned him
a one-day school suspension.
Kyle Walker, 7, was suspended
last week for violating Dennis Township Primary School's
zero-tolerance policy on guns, the boy's mother, Shirley McDevitt,
told The Press of Atlantic City.
Kyle gave the picture to
another child on the school bus, and that child's parents complained
about it to school officials, McDevitt said. Her son told her the
drawing was of a water gun, she said.
A photocopy of the picture
provided by McDevitt showed two stick figures with one pointing a
crude-looking gun at the other, the newspaper said. What appeared to
be the word "me" was written above the shooter, with
another name scribbled above the other figure.
School officials declined to
comment Friday. A message left at the superintendent's office
Saturday was not returned.
Kyle drew other pictures,
including a skateboarder, King Tut, a ghost, a tree and a Cyclops,
the newspaper reported.~
- re:more visuals breed
- ~A Southern university is
trying to defend its image after the student newspaper published a
cartoon of a black man being sold at auction and a racist death
threat was scribbled on the door of a black student leader's dorm
Earlier this month, the
cartoon in the University of Kentucky's newspaper, the Kernel,
sparked peaceful protests around campus. It showed a black student,
bare-chested and chained, being auctioned off among three fictional
fraternities: Aryan Omega, Kappa Kappa Kappa and Alpha Caucasian.
Just when the furor was
starting to die down, a junior recently elected as "Mr. Black
University of Kentucky" returned to his residence hall to find
his door vandalized with the message: "Die," followed by a
University officials condemned
the cartoon and the threat, and President Lee Todd spoke Thursday to
the state's Commission on Human Rights, which held a special meeting
on campus to address the incidents.
"They were ugly and
should not have happened," Todd said.
Todd insists the school had
started to make significant progress in race relations. Black
enrollment on the campus broke a record this year, and the school
retained black students at a higher rate than their white
Yet Josh Watkins, the student
whose door was vandalized, and black leaders contend the university
might not have advanced quite as far as enrollment suggests.
"It's a history of
segregation," Watkins said. "In the day and age we live
in, you would think people would try to improve that image. It's
almost like you can bait someone to get here and then leave them out
to pasture to fend for themselves."
Kentucky, a border state
during the Civil War, wasn't as slow to desegregate as some
universities in the Deep South, although it took a lawsuit for the
first graduate student to be admitted in 1949. Black undergraduates
arrived five years later.
However, the school's claim to
national fame - a basketball program that leads the country in
all-time wins - didn't sign its first black player until 1969, 20
years after the first black graduate student enrolled.
The lag in integrating the
basketball team is largely responsible for the school's poor image
in race relations, said Provost Kumble Subbaswamy, a native of India
who is the highest-ranking minority official in the university's
"It was a visible sign of
old values and bad values," said Subbaswamy, who said the
school is looking to fill a newly created position of vice president
But the image problem is about
more than basketball, and it's far more current, said the Rev. Louis
Coleman, director of the Justice Resource Center in Louisville.
In the fall of 2005, the
school experienced a 40 percent drop in black freshmen. That drew
criticism from black state legislators and some black faculty
Enrollment is back up, but
there is currently only one minority dean - Indian, not black - and
no black head coaches now that basketball coach Tubby Smith departed
Editors at the Kernel have
apologized for the cartoon, which they said was intended as satire.
But Coleman blames the university for creating the culture.
"The environment was
conducive for a satire like this to be printed, to be drawn,"
Coleman said. "This is not overnight. This has been happening
for a long time."
But Everett McCorvey, the
university's director of opera says the campus problems now are
nothing compared to the 1950s and 1960s in Alabama, where he grew
up, and he views the cartoon and vandalism threat as isolated.
"At any university,
you're going to have the opportunity for public discourse, and
you're going to have these sort of incidents happen," McCorvey
said. "Do I fear it's part of a larger problem? No, I don't."
Jonathan Best, a senior
sociology major who is vice president of the school's black student
union, says the advances the school has made in race relations are
"It appears we're more
concerned with getting numbers, not maintaining them, not turning
them into professionals," Best said.
Subbaswamy acknowledged that
universities need to include minorities as part of the culture, not
just the student body.
went away during the civil rights legislation in the 1960s,"
Subbaswamy said. "What we're dealing with in society today is
subtler. Call it racism or discrimination, but that's much harder to
(seems contrived to me.Who
were the papers persons who actually thought it would be
satirical?And who did what to the dudes door at such a time?)
- re:racist hispanics
boycott over protective org members appointment as parks commisioner
~A national Hispanic civil
rights organization said Saturday it is pulling its 2009 convention
from Kansas City because a member of a group opposed to illegal
immigration was appointed to the city's park board.