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June 16, 2014 | 11:42 am
The following op/ed was published in yesterday's Sacramento Bee.
Legislation as Gesture
By Richard J. Riordan and David A. Lehrer
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Congress is well-known for its inaction. But logjams may be preferable to what is transpiring in Sacramento where the... read on
May 12, 2014 | 11:54 am
April 4, 2014 | 2:10 pm
As readers of this blog know, eighteen years after Proposition 209 banned racial preferences in selecting students to the University of California and California State Colleges and Universities, there has been a campaign to reverse course and gut Prop. 209. SCA 5, a Senate... read on
March 17, 2014 | 2:49 pm
Senate Constitutional Amendment 5, a legislative effort that would have revoked Proposition 209’s eighteen year old ban on racial and ethnic preferences in California’s public universities and colleges, has been pulled from the Assembly’s calendar. Had it passed the Assembly with a... read on
March 5, 2014 | 2:15 pm
February 21, 2014 | 2:49 pm
Two events in recent days suggest that progress in the arena of race and ethnicity remains hard to secure, or even to acknowledge. Man’s capacity for being aggrieved will, seemingly, always surface and find an act or a trend to kvetch and complain about. We have written about this... read on
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