Search Results for "NAACP" : 4

by / on July 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Enough Vague Campaigning

by photo from Wikimedia Commons Presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke at the 103rd NAACP Annual Convention this past week. I commend Governor Romney for doing a brave thing: speaking to some of his opponents’ most staunch supporters about why he would be a better president. However, this is where my praise stops because Governor Romney took a great opportunity the NAACP gave him to detail his plan for America’s future and brought not…

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by / on March 11, 2013 at 2:44 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Manufacturing a School Budget Crisis

by Occupy Philly, 2011 Austerity is nothing if not a function of crisis. The kinds of cuts to public services that have become commonplace in the past several decades could have no justification except as necessary remedies to unavoidable catastrophe, never mind whether or not such a catastrophe actually exists. This appears to be the reasoning behind the ongoing wave of cuts to public schools in several American cities, most recently…

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by / on December 9, 2010 at 5:09 am / in Content, Domestic, Election, Issue

Grassroots?

by In the Silicon Valley town of Los Gatos, California, many residents work in the headquarters of high-tech companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook. The town boasts a median family income of $150,000 and is known for its upscale housing developments, which even now sell for $1 million a piece on average. The town is also a hotspot for marijuana-related violence. In 2005, police officers entered a violent gunfight on a marijuana…

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by / on April 17, 2012 at 2:41 am / in Campus

Political Minutes: Affirmative Action On And Off Campus

by The African Students Association hosted its final political round table of the year on Monday, April 16, in Lerner Hall. The event, titled “Affirmative Action Past, Present, and Future: What it is, What it isn’t, and Why it matters,” featured media watchdog Janine Jackson, Columbia Law School professor Ted Shaw, history professor Eric Foner, and Columbia president Lee Bollinger. The topic of affirmative action, and the many ways in…

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