Boys town goes to war

September 05, 2001

Father Val Peter: His own worst enemy?

By Duncan Spencer

The Hill, September 5, 2001

Father Flanagan would roll over in his grave.

The crusading priest who founded Boys Town (renamed Girls and Boys Town for D.C. consumption) was by all accounts a selfless individual devoted to rescuing wayward youth; but his 21st century

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Boys Town sues over permits for D.C. project

August 15, 2001

By David A. Fahrenthold

Washington Post, August 15, 2001

Girls and Boys Town, the Nebraska-based children’s charity, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against the District government, a D.C. Council member and two Capitol Hill neighborhood activists, accusing them of conspiring to hold up building permits on a proposed facility on Pennsylvania Avenue

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White janitors may intervene in civil rights case, 2nd Circuit rules

August 06, 2001

By Michael A. Riccardi

New York Law Journal, August 6, 2001

Three white male custodians in New York City’s schools have standing to challenge an agreement in which the city’s Board of Education has promised to confer greater seniority on female and minority workers, a panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court

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Affirmative action fails again

July 13, 2001

By Charles Krauthammer

Washington Post, July 13, 2001

In a 1996 referendum, California voters outlawed racial preferences. Or did they? At the University of California, a lovely backdoor has been found for beating the ban.

The maneuver appears wholly innocuous. Who, after all, would complain if UC decided to give the SAT II

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Misperceptions Cloud Whites’ View of Blacks

July 11, 2001

By Richard Morin, Staff Writer

Washington Post, July 11, 2001

Whether out of hostility, indifference or simple lack of knowledge, large numbers of white Americans incorrectly believe that blacks are as well off as whites in terms of their jobs, incomes, schooling and health care, according to a national survey by The

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Diversity on trial

June 11, 2001

By Curt A. Levey

National Review Online, June 11, 2001

The Supreme Court missed an opportunity last week to tackle a key civil-rights issue when it declined to hear a case challenging racial preferences in admissions at the University of Washington Law School. Supporters of preferences breathed a sigh of relief, fearing

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Affirmative Action Again Facing a Court Test

May 21, 2001

By Charles Lane,

Washington Post, May 21, 2001

Another in a series of occasional articles On the issue of affirmative action in higher education, the conservative lawyers at the Center for Individual Rights are purists: Racial preferences, they say, are unfair, unconstitutional and should be abolished.

Over the last eight years, as the

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For charitable choice

May 07, 2001

Federal money can co-exist with religious speech without violating the First Amendment

By Michael McDonald

National Review Online, May 7, 2001

The Left denounces it as a Republican pay-off to the Religious Right. The Right denounces it as a Trojan-horse attempt to regulate church-sponsored aid programs. In the middle stands President Bush, the

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‘Redneck’ student standing up for what’s right

April 28, 2001

In the past few weeks our family has been put in a situation shadowing racism. Two weeks ago, our son Thomas was suspended from Warren Hills Regional High School because he wore and refused to take off a “Jeff Foxworthy” T-shirt. On March 29, our family addressed the school board

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Secrets and lies

April 28, 2001

The most pernicious thing about racial preferences is the culture of concealment that they spawn

By Cathy Young, April 28, 2001

The fortunes of affirmative action seem to be at their lowest ebb since President Johnson first invoked the phrase 36 years ago, in an executive order banning discrimination in hiring. In

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