Race Issues
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Racial fairness in college admissions

by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/19/13, 11:22 am

As the Supreme Court jogs toward a ruling on affirmative action, a new National Bureau of Economic Research study shows that many high-achieving high school students deserve affirmation and don’t get it. Colleges interested in diversity that goes more than skin-deep may have to change their ways, but even if the Supremes don’t command it, they should change their ways.

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Are politics strangling a revival in Detroit?

by Cal Thomas
Posted 3/14/13, 12:05 pm

Since the Motown sound went silent—except on oldies stations—and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit to visitors, much less its residents.

The recent conviction of Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, on multiple charges, including racketeering, fraud, and extortion, adds another insult to the city’s injury, increasing its misery.

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'Times change'

Supreme Court | Justices consider ongoing need for a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act as leading civil-rights activist receives surprise apology in Alabama
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/08/13, 01:00 am

WASHINGTON—In oral arguments at the end of February, the conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court questioned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that requires mostly Southern states to clear any election-related laws or changes with the U.S. Department of Justice. The bigger question: How much has racism in the South changed since the 1960s and do certain Southern states continue to require special federal oversight?

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