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Tolerating Intolerance

By David A. Lehrer, Hon. Richard J. Riordan, and Joe R. Hicks

August 30, 2013 | 9:35 am

Harvard Yard

In the wake of the celebrations and commentaries regarding the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” oration, it’s sobering to realize that we have almost become... read on

  • The misleading Times

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 2, 2013 | 4:08 pm

    The LA Times had an interesting piece yesterday that appears to have been prompted by last week’s US Supreme Court decision in the affirmative action case, Fisher v University of Texas. The headline on the article by Larry Gordon was “UC Programs in lieu of affirmative action show... read on

  • Time for perspective

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 26, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    The past three days have demonstrated a quality of the United States that too many of us take for granted, the magic of an independent judiciary and our respect for being a nation of laws.

    For a moment it’s worth stepping back and thinking about the issues that the Supreme Court... read on

  • A Shame

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 25, 2013 | 2:17 pm

    In response to yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in the Fisher v University of Texas case, this blog offered its view and Community Advocates’ vice president, Joe Hicks, wrote an op/ed that appears in today’s OC Register (see below). Both pieces, we would like to think, were... read on

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  • Divining the Supremes

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 24, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    This morning the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in the long-anticipated case of Fisher v University of Texas. The pundits are already opining up a storm with many of the analyses reflecting the author’s predilections more than the justices’ messages. In fact, there seems... read on

  • Hyperbole and reality

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 23, 2013 | 3:32 pm

    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 university admissions policies. When the decision comes down next week there will be analyses and... 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

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