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January 3, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County has traditionally been a breeding ground for conservative ideas, such as Proposition 187. So how do you explain county resident Roland Holmes? Holmes, an African American and a Republican, is a guiding force behind a proposed initiative for next November's state ballot that would uphold affirmative action. Without affirmative action to help minorities, he said, "we go back to the good ol' boy system of jobs and contracts based on who you know.
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January 3, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County has traditionally been a breeding ground for conservative ideas, such as Proposition 187. So how do you explain county resident Roland Holmes? Holmes, an African American and a Republican, is a guiding force behind a proposed initiative for next November's state ballot that would uphold affirmative action. Without affirmative action to help minorities, he said, "we go back to the good ol' boy system of jobs and contracts based on who you know.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1989
Memorial services will be held for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday morning at the Second Baptist Church of Santa Ana, 1915 McFadden Ave. The Rev. Manuel Scott Jr., an evangelist of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. will be keynote speaker. Other speakers will include Santa Ana City Councilman Ron May, Deputy City Manager Jan Perkins, Urban League Executive Director Roland Holmes and Lizzie Lyles, president of the California School Employees Assn.
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July 25, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The Newport Foundation for Study of Major Economic Issues will sponsor a debate Aug. 8 titled "Affirmative Action--Fair or Unfair?" Speakers at the breakfast session will be Michael Crawford, vice chairman of Stop Quotas and co-author of the anti-affirmative action ballot initiative; and Roland Holmes, a representative of Californians for Economic and Educational Opportunities and co-author of the pro-affirmative action ballot initiative. The 7:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1985
I was shocked by the reported attitude of Supervisor Harriett Wieder, both in her pre-trip and post-trip behavior. Supervisor Wieder's attitude toward Americans keeping their investments in South Africa will be remembered by the 3,074 blacks in her district, should she seek reelection. While this only represents 12.1% of the district, that's 12.1% fewer votes that she will have even if she were to run for dog catcher. Add this to what I believe to be a fair number of well-meaning non-blacks in the district, and she can forget reelection.
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February 28, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supporters of a proposed statewide initiative that would uphold affirmative action programs in state government and universities have failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, a spokesman said Tuesday. Roland Holmes said the group, Californians for Economic & Educational Opportunities, fell short of collecting the necessary 690,000 signatures by about 293,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1985
Racism is alive and well in Anaheim and is being fed a sturdy diet by the Community Services Board, Mayor Don Roth and members of the City Council (Orange County Digest, June 19). This is a sad affair not only for Anaheim but for Orange County. While the county struggles to attract new and clean industry, incidents such as the outright callousness displayed by the Community Services Board, the mayor and members of the City Council (in their handling of the sickle cell program) undermine such efforts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1985 | Roxana Kopetman
Representatives of the Orange County Sickle Cell Program charged Anaheim City Council members with discrimination Tuesday after the council did not provide funds for the group's education, testing and counseling program. "It's pure racism," Joe Gatlin, executive director of the nonprofit group, said after the meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1989 | LISA MASCARO
With Christmas over and New Year's Day approaching, some Orange County residents for the first time Tuesday observed Kwanzaa--for 24 years a celebration of black culture and unity. "We have to believe in each other. We have to trust in each other," said Charles W. Thomas, a leader of the black community in San Diego, as he opened the ceremony and invited celebrants to express their trust and belief in each other.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1993 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Snoop time," grumbled the man standing in front of the hospital. Snoop time, indeed. Snoop Doggy Dogg time. The "gangsta" rapper extraordinaire, who is also an accused killer, was 45 minutes late and counting. His stated agenda at the Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center in Watts on Tuesday was to deliver Christmas presents to children in the pediatric ward. The presents had arrived long ago.
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September 8, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Orange County Supervisor Marian Bergeson on Saturday endorsed Proposition 209, the so-called California Civil Rights Initiative, which would end public sector affirmative action programs. Bergeson, one of the state's most prominent female Republican officeholders, called the proposition a "straightforward" effort to stop public sector agencies from "discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex or ethnicity. . . .
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