La Shawn Barber

La Shawn is a former WORLD columnist.

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Don't cave to bullies

by La Shawn Barber
Posted 9/19/12, 11:00 am

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Race, government, and God

Race Issues
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 9/12/12, 12:45 pm

"Distinctions by race are so evil, so arbitrary and invidious that a state, bound to defend the equal protection of the laws must not invoke them in any public sphere." - Thurgood Marshall

If black, Chinese, Hispanic, Pakistani, Saudi, Vietnamese, and other students can have ethnicity-based groups at taxpayer-supported universities, why can't white students? That question is at the center of a swirling "controversy" at Towson University in Towson, Md.

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Tweets, seasoned with salt

2012 Conventions
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 9/05/12, 12:30 pm

I've seen actress Ellen Barkin in a few movies, including The Big Easy with Dennis Quaid and Desert Bloom with Jon Voight. She's a liberal, like most in Hollywood (Voight is conservative), but I never expected her to be nasty. At the start of last week's GOP convention, she retweeted a fellow liberal's comment:

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