CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2001
Re "White House Backs Race-Based Program," Aug. 11: The dictionary defines "faith" as "confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, an idea, or a thing." The U.S. is made up of minorities, and most of them have done tremendous jobs of making it financially here. They had faith in the system. And, for all its shortcomings, the system worked for them. When a society favors racial background over talent and desire, that society treads perilously close to communism.
June 30, 2002
Re "A Morally Repugnant Act," Orange County Commentary, June 23: Huntington Beach's race-based transfer policy highlights the need for adopting an initiative on racial privacy. It shows that administrators continue to feel comfortable using race as a criterion, despite the passage of Proposition 209. It is encouraging to see the appellate court overturn them, but as long as bureaucrats are permitted to collect this data, we will continue to see discriminatory programs. Most race-based programs collect this information intending to help the disadvantaged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1995
Re "Our Righteous Self-Image Is a Myth," Commentary, May 21: The column by Benjamin Schwarz was nothing less than a diatribe by an intolerant Anglophobe who surprisingly, as a historian, appears to have only PC knowledge of, and little respect for, this country. His reference to "Americans of Anglo descent who dominate and impose their own culture on the country," reveals only a race-based pathology in his own psyche, and flies in the face of reality. Does he detect any trace of the heritage he despises in Shalikashvili, Panetta, Kantor, Feinstein, Eisenhower, Colin Powell, Roosevelt, Brzezinski, Kissinger, Schwarzkopf or even Stephanopoulos?
February 9, 2003
Re "Bush's Opposition to Racial Preferences Gets Big Support," Times Poll, Feb. 6: President Bush's position is fundamentally flawed. The concept of race-based college admissions was never the intent of affirmative action, nor was it the only criterion utilized by the University of Michigan. The university used race as one of its criteria to further its goal of access and obtaining a diverse student population. The accusatory and demonizing position that the president is using is disingenuous and is only meant to garner conservative support.
November 6, 1985 |
A layoff system favoring black teachers over whites in Jackson, Mich., is necessary to remedy past discrimination against minorities, the Supreme Court was told today as it began its review of affirmative action. Jerome Susskind, an attorney representing the Jackson Board of Education, told the justices during oral arguments that the contract clause giving black public school teachers special protection during layoffs was constitutional. "We had just dismantled a segregated system . . .
December 1, 2000 |
A federal appeals court ruled that the Charlotte, N.C., school system failed to end traces of racial segregation more than three decades after African American parents first won a court order to integrate its public schools. The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.