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NEWS
August 30, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
More Latinos and blacks are taking college entrance exams than ever before, but their average scores are dropping further below those of their Asian American and white classmates, the College Board reported Tuesday. The growing gap along ethnic lines in the last decade disturbs some educators, who fear that Latinos and blacks will have an even tougher time competing for the limited number of seats at the nation's most selective colleges.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1993 | Dana Parsons
I have a series of confessions to make. For starters, I am a white male. I'm angry. I'm angry because women and minorities are taking over. I may even be boiling with a white-hot intensity. I'm resentful over losing my power to cope with societal changes. I'm suffering, too, from emotional disillusionment, but that may just be another manifestation of losing my power. I'm also a clod and, quite possibly, a boor.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1993 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Targeting bad guys in the movies can be a tricky business. Problemsset in once you get past cannibal shrinks and Freddy Krueger and homicidal movie executives. In a film industry where fomenting hate can be big business, the question of just who is safe to target is no idle issue. "Falling Down" is a real rabble-rouser with an entire home-shopping network of hates, but it gets audiences high by keeping things ghastly giddy in the "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore" mode.
NEWS
April 18, 1990 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Comedian Whoopi Goldberg made it her trademark. Musicians Tracy Chapman, Ziggy Marley and his father, the late Bob Marley, have also worn the style that is the symbol of the Rastafarian faith. Jean-Michel Basquiat, the late Brooklyn-born art superstar of Haitian heritage, was similarly well-known for the long, twisted, uncombed hairstyle called dreadlocks. But white people with comparatively skinny hair? Wearing dreadlocks?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the presence of about 1,400 impoverished senior citizens in the Santa Clarita Valley, a federal housing agency has rejected a request to fund a housing project there because the community is predominantly white. The Los Angeles office of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last month rejected the proposed $4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Minority voting rates statewide are so low that by 2040, when nonwhites will be two-thirds of the population, whites could still represent a majority of voters, an analysis shows. The analysis reinforces past findings that black and Latino voter rates are stunted by lower socioeconomic status and citizenship rates -- but voting by Asians, who tend to be relatively well off, is surprisingly low.
NEWS
April 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
After a week of heightened violence on white-owned farms across Zimbabwe, a leader of squatters occupying the properties pledged Wednesday to end hostilities--but not to leave the land. Squatters would remain in place while their leaders work peaceably toward a negotiated end to the 2-month-old occupations, said Chenjerai Hunzvi, leader of a group of veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war that initially led the farm invasions.
NEWS
April 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
Zimbabwe's leader vilified white farmers as "enemies of our people" Tuesday, hours after dozens of gunmen besieged a farm and killed a white rancher during the worst spasm of violence in two months of land occupations. On the 20th anniversary of the nation's independence from white rule, President Robert Mugabe accused the farmers of "mobilizing, actually coercing" their workers against his rule and wanting to turn the clock back to the colonial era.
NATIONAL
February 16, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
A student group at Roger Williams University in Bristol is offering a scholarship for which only white students are eligible, a move they say is designed to protest affirmative action. The application for the $250 award requires an essay on "why you are proud of your white heritage" and a recent picture to "confirm whiteness." Jason Mattera, 20, president of the College Republicans, the group offering the scholarship, said the group is parodying minority scholarships.
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