Egypt, where we were once strangers, exists all around us; in dark corners of our neighborhood where children are sold into sexual trades, where women are muzzled by cowardly men, where black earns less than white, where the rich step over the poor en route to banks, where the weak...
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Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the long-anticipated case of Fisher v. University of Texas. The thrust of the majority’s logic suggests that the advocates of race-conscious affirmative action will have a tough row to hoe from here on out.
November 6, 2008 | 11:24 pmThis month marks the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the infamous night of horror on Germany's Jews. "The Night of Broken Glass" served as a prelude to the Holocaust, during which an array of Europe's minorities -- Jews primary among them -- were brutally slaughtered en masse as a...
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"But is it good for the Jews?" That was the question many of our grandparents voiced when they perused the morning papers -- a question we may have dismissed, even with affection, as a narrow or parochial expression.
Today, we know that what's "good for the Jews" extends beyond...
January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm
It's axiomatic that Jews tend to view all news through the lens of "but is it good for the Jews?" It's therefore no surprise that this filter now is being brought to bear on my former boss and mentor, Judge Samuel Alito Jr., who has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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A successful charter school operator will launch a campaign to take over the Los Angeles high school where racial tensions erupted into campus brawls earlier this year. The Journal has learned that Steve Barr, who runs Green Dot Public Schools will announce, later this week, his bid...
March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
The mayoral primary on March 8 reconfirmed the existence of a political gap within the Los Angeles Jewish community between Jews who live on the Westside and those who live in the Valley.
According to the Los Angeles Times exit poll, Bob Hertzberg carried Valley Jews (6 percent of...
December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm
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"We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
To grasp the importance of this striking statement made in 1954 by a unanimous United States Supreme Court in Brown vs. Board...
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Who would have thought that a recall campaign built around the energy and budget crises might end up being decided by attitudes toward immigrants? Yet that may be what happens on Election Day. The controversy over a new law granting driver's licenses to undocumented residents may...
July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm
The United States Supreme Court has handed down its decisions on the issue of affirmative action. In the cases of Grutter vs. Bollinger and Gratz vs. Bollinger, the court has ruled on the constitutionality of race-conscious programs and their viability in educational institutions...
May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm
The first floor of the building in downtown Paris was shielded by black-tinted glass. It wasn't the clandestine offices of some secret government agency or a gay bar. Rather, it was the synagogue in which my nephew was to be bar mitvahed, with anyone entering the building searched by...
April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm
What do the Kurds have to do with Holocaust? More than you might think.
When Fran Lapides discusses the plight of this Middle Eastern minority group with her high school students, she notes the similarities to the way the Jews were persecuted during the Holocaust.
"Why do some...