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Hyperbole and reality

By  David A. Lehrer

June 23, 2013 | 3:32 pm

The US Supreme Court

Last month, this blog wrote about the impending United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Fisher v the University of Texas. The case revolves around the issue of  race based... read on

  • A special honor

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 20, 2013 | 4:01 pm

    On Thursday, the Southern California chapter of the American Society for Public Administration ("ASPA"), the umbrella body for public and non-profit administrators who are engaged in public service, conferred their 2013 awards.

    Community Advocates ("CAI") was fortunate in being... read on

  • Stop and frisk and common sense

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 12, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    Today’s Wall Street Journal has a lucid and compelling op/ed by Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute entitled “How to Increase the Crime Rate Nationwide.”

    In a politically incorrect piece, she argues why the likely outcome in New York’s widely followed “stop, question and... read on

  • OBAMA’S NO EXCUSES CREDO

    By  David A. Lehrer

    May 25, 2013 | 6:43 pm

    This op/ed appears in tomorrow's Los Angeles Times Opinion section. It is authored by Community Advocates' chairman and president.

    Los Angeles Times

    Obama's no-excuses credo
    In a speech to black college graduates, the president took on the peddlers of victimization - and... read on

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  • REMINDER—-TOMORROW NIGHT AN ACCLAIMED PANEL AND AN IMPORTANT TOPIC—-SPACE IS LIMITED

    By  David A. Lehrer

    May 16, 2013 | 3:52 pm

    It's a critical time for immigration reform in this country. Washington is getting set to make major changes, the likes of which haven't been seen since the 1980's under President Ronald Reagan. The issues affect families every day, alter economies for years and touch every aspect... read on

  • Political Correctness and Honesty—Time for a Change

    David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    May 8, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    The bombing of the Boston Marathon last month has called into question some notions that have been close to sacrosanct in the civil rights/human relations communities for decades.

    That act of terror has raised profound questions about the nature of our democracy, the rights of... read on

  • The Islamophobia Myth

    David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    April 23, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    This past week, three of Robin Abcarian's Perspective columns in the Los Angeles Times concerned the "new worries" of some American Muslims that the "torrent of post-9/11 harassment and hysteria will be repeated." Abcarian started writing about these "worries" even before the... read on

  • A Great Day

    By  David A. Lehrer

    April 12, 2013 | 3:16 pm

    As residents of Los Angeles many of us are inundated with invitations for events with all sorts of intriguing topics, alluring speakers, and entertaining extravaganzas. On any given evening we can hear a United States Senator or see a Cirque du Soleil performance in a private home... read on

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