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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1987
The obtuse, childish, meandering decision by the Supreme Court to permit a person's gender (providing it is female, of course) to be of influence in the promotion to available supervisorial positions brings with it two inescapable decisions: 1--We should do away with the motto, "In God We Trust," and substitute "Two Wrongs Make a Right," and, 2--Chicken Little was correct. MAC ST. JOHNS Thousand Oaks
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February 13, 1995 | GEORGE SKELTON
Republicans are salivating and Democrats are shuddering at the prospect of a 1996 ballot brawl over affirmative action. It probably would generate a high voter turnout among white men, who tend to support GOP candidates. But cool heads are working behind the scenes to stave off the fight. In the end, partisan politics may well drive this racially divisive issue onto the November ballot, giving Republicans a hot issue and chasing Democrats for cover, including President Clinton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1995
As a Vietnamese American female student at UC Irvine, I am just beginning to understand the reality of how the world operates. Having been raised in the United States and bred through the American education system, I admit to experiencing and seeing my share of discrimination. Yet, even to this day I find myself struggling with the issue of affirmative action. Being caught amid the heated debate on the practice of affirmative action in the UC system, I have discovered both the benefits and harm that would ensue for an ethnic minority such as myself from this law. Because I am an ethnic female, I feel as though I should support a policy that is essentially made for my benefit.
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