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  • Political figures disavow Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's racial comments

    Political figures and commentators of all stripes have denounced embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for making racially charged comments about African-Americans. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., called Bundy a "hateful racist" after the New York Times on Thursday quoted the...

  • A supreme need for educational diversity

    In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ended legal segregation in public schools with a unanimous 9-0 decision in Brown v. Board of Education. While the ruling paved the way for future integration of American society, the court itself was far from integrated. The decision was reached by nine white men....

  • Court-ordered tobacco ads will include black media

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department are including media outlets that target more of the black community in court-ordered advertisements that say the cigarette makers lied about the dangers of smoking, according to a brief filed in U.S. District Court in...

  • Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in...

  • Antonin Scalia faults Sonia Sotomayor for 'doubly shameful' suggestion that Michigan voters are racist

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia faulted Justice Sonia Sotomayor for making what he regards as a "shameful" suggestion that the Michigan voters who decided to ban affirmative action in college admissions were motivated by racism.

  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on race-based college admissions

    Six Supreme Court justices voted to uphold Michigan's ballot proposal that amended the state constitution to ban race-based affirmative action in college admissions, reversing a lower court that said the ban burdened minorities.

  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions

    The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions.

  • Easter eggs with racist notes upset Va. residents

    HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Residents of a Henrico neighborhood are upset after finding Easter eggs containing racist notes on their lawns. Media outlets report that residents found the plastic eggs Sunday morning. The eggs contained typed paper notes that compared diversity to "white genocide," and...

  • Political competition, not racism, changes voter alignments

    Have the Republicans become the white man's party? Are the depth and bitterness of Republicans' opposition to Barack Obama and his administration the product of racism? Those are questions you hear in the clash of political argument, and you will hear plenty of answers in the affirmative if...

  • Susan Rice: Obama disgusted by anti-Semitic leaflets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's national security adviser says anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening" and that Obama has bluntly expressed his disgust. Susan Rice is referring to leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a...

  • The gender, race and diversity issues with Dartmouth

    Dartmouth College has a problem. Protestors occupied the president's office at the Ivy League school a couple of weeks ago and demanded more "womyn or people of color" faculty, coverage of sex-change operations on the student health plan, and "gender-neutral bathrooms," among other things.

  • Time bombs in Democratic coalition

    The Republican Party is roiling with internal conflicts, say the analysts. The Tea Party is confronting the establishment. The noninterventionists are at war (forgive the expression) with the interventionists. The libertarians would like the party to endorse same-sex marriage.

  • Students object to Confederate flags on Va. campus

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee. The students also want the private liberal arts college to end the practice of...

  • US decries anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. U.S. officials also denounced other instances of religious intolerance that are...

  • DC to celebrate Emancipation Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital. D.C. Emancipation Day commemorates the date in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln freed all slaves in the city. Lincoln signed the Emancipation...



From the Weekly Standard

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