Who Should Get into College?

November 30, 1999

By Prof. John McWhorter, UC Berkeley

City Journal, November 30, 1999

For many years now, elite colleges—taking their cue from the Supreme Court’s 1978 Bakke decision—have justified racial preferences in admissions by saying that they are necessary to ensure campus “diversity.” Get rid of preferences, “diversity” fans say, and top colleges will

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Miami athletes are right to sue

November 18, 1999

By Bill Koch

The Cincinnati Post, November 18, 1999

From the moment he arrived on the Miami University campus in the fall of 1998, Mario Contardi loved the place.

He loved everything about it, from the tennis team he would play on to the picturesque campus to the academic program. He had friends

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Summary judgment is sought in lawsuit

September 29, 1999

Defendants want apartment-protest case thrown out on free-speech grounds

By Lewis Griswold

The Fresno Bee, September 29, 1999

More than two years after a developer sued 12 northwest Fresno residents for publicly opposing his proposed apartment complex, the residents are hoping to win the case on free-speech grounds.

U.S. District Judge Oliver Wanger listened

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Alamo in Ann Arbor

September 13, 1999

A test case for racial preferences

By Stephen Thernstrom

The National Review, September 13, 1999

PANIC may be setting in. The legal conflict over racebased admissions at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor may become “the Alamo of affirmative action,” warned Time magazine columnist Jack E. White recently.

The Michigan suits, which will

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Keep the faith

August 27, 1999

Review & outlook (editorial)


By the editors

The Wall Street Journal, August 27, 1999

Al Gore is for it. George W. Bush has made it a campaign centerpiece. We’re talking about government backing for faith-based programs. But if houses of worship are to succeed where 10,000 public welfare offices have failed, the civil-rights

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Not bigoted enough

August 23, 1999

By Terence J. Pell

The Washington Post, August 23, 1999

The recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court striking down the Boy Scouts’ ouster of homosexual Scout leader James Dale was widely interpreted as a blow against anti-gay bigotry. But that has it backward.

By the perverse logic of this decision, the

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Punished for praying in Boston

August 19, 1999

By Jeff Jacoby

The Boston Globe, August 19, 1999

The City of Boston is shocked — shocked! — to find praying going on at the Keys of Life Bible School. And not only praying, but Bible reading. And as if those weren’t bad enough, there are religious emblems in plain view —

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Questions and answers concerning Title IX suit against Miami University of Ohio

August 14, 1999

Q: What is this suit about?

A: This suit, brought by Miami University students in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, claims that Miami violated both the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the federal civil rights statute Title IX when it eliminated its men’s wrestling, soccer, and

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What is affirmative action?

May 31, 1999

A policy’s damage.

By Jack Lessenberry

Detroit Metro Times, March 31, 1999

“Well, I guess your social life is down the drain, since the only person you seem to like just got convicted of murder,” one of my more affectionate readers hissed. Though I smiled bravely, truth is, Halloween this year just won’t

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Race to the bottom

May 17, 1999

By David Tell

The Weekly Standard, May 17, 1999

“La inclusion es el simbolo de nuestra fuerza,” says Republican National Committee co-chairman Patricia S. Harrison. “Inclusion”-decoded from the original Spinnish-is the hallmark buzzword of a GOP eager to evade its share of responsibility for the fact that American law continues to stink

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