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  • So-called “reverse racism” is after all … just plain old racism

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    August 31, 2009 | 7:24 pm

    Imagine, if you can, that white political elites in a major American city, with a majority white population, were openly attempting to unite voters behind keeping political power and control in the hands of whites, in the form of a white mayor.  “After all,” they’d say,... read on

  • California’s Future Is At Stake

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 7, 2009 | 4:24 pm

    In this era of “spin” and media manipulation, it is rare to have the opportunity to transcend the fog of dissembling and get a glimpse of what really goes on in the world of politics and government.

    Next week, Community Advocates is co-hosting with the National Center for the... read on

  • Teachers Unions and Change—Again

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 31, 2009 | 3:46 pm

    It must be in the air.

    Our blog of earlier this week about teachers unions and the forces—from Washington to Sacramento—that are pushing for serious reform is being echoed from some serious sources.

    We wrote,

    The weeks ahead will give us a clue as to where the priorities of local... read on

  • A Time for Introspection

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 30, 2009 | 2:41 pm

    The story that blared across the nation’s newspapers and news networks about the arrest of Orthodox Jews on money laundering charges has struck a note of understandable concern in much of the Jewish world.

    Some of the concern has been focused on how the media reporting of the... read on

  • Black Crime Rates in the Spotlight

    By  Joe R. Hicks

    July 29, 2009 | 7:24 pm

    It has now been revealed that the dirt-bag who apparently took the life of 17-year-old Lily Burke is a 50-year-old transient man, someone who had many previous run-ins with the law.  As someone who has a two young daughters, one the exact age of Burke, this hit close to home – as... read on

  • A Test of Commitment

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 28, 2009 | 6:54 pm

    Something is happening in the world of public education—-the US Department of Education is serious about reform and we will soon have the opportunity to see who will help them effect the changes that are so desperately needed.

    Over the past few weeks Arne Duncan, Secretary of... read on

  • Affirmative Action…Again

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 23, 2009 | 5:48 pm

    Over the past month, the contentious debate over affirmative action has resurfaced. The Sotomayor hearings and the New Haven fire fighters decision of the US Supreme Court generated much heated debate, argument and media attention.

    What has not received much attention and impacts... read on

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