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HOW TO DISCOURAGE OPEN DEBATE

By  David A. Lehrer

3 weeks ago

UCLA

As readers of this blog know, eighteen years after Proposition 209 banned racial preferences in selecting students to the University of California and California State Colleges and... read on

  • GOOD NEWS

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 17, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    Senate Constitutional Amendment 5, a legislative effort that would have revoked Proposition 209’s eighteen year old ban on racial and ethnic preferences in California’s public universities and colleges, has been pulled from the Assembly’s calendar. Had it passed the Assembly with a... read on

  • A Community Awoken

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 5, 2014 | 2:15 pm

    Community Advocates has been involved in the effort to defeat Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 (“SCA 5”), the proposal to remove the ban on racial and ethnic preferences enacted by Proposition 209 in 1996. Our op/ed on the subject appeared in the Sacramento Bee in early February.... read on

  • GRIEVANCE AS CRUTCH

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 21, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    Two events in recent days suggest that progress in the arena of race and ethnicity remains hard to secure, or even to acknowledge. Man’s capacity for being aggrieved will, seemingly, always surface and find an act or a trend to kvetch and complain about. We have written about this... read on

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  • A STEP BACKWARD IN HIGHER EDUCATION

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 8, 2014 | 6:31 am

    This op/ed appears in today's Sacramento Bee.

     

    Viewpoints: A step backward on higher education enrollment
    By David A. Lehrer, Richard J. Riordan and Joe R. Hicks*
    Special to The Bee
    Published: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014


    Last week, a proposed constitutional amendment, SCA 5,... read on

  • IS BIAS BACK IN UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS? TOUGH TOPIC—-TERRIFIC PANEL

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 6, 2014 | 3:42 pm

    Several months ago, this blog wrote about the apparent bias against Asian Americans practiced by some of America’s most elite universities.

    Next week, Community Advocates, NPR station KPCC and the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, will join together to offer a... read on

  • Clarity and Courage

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 20, 2014 | 3:45 pm

    Last Friday was a day for clarity---an issue that has dominated the nation’s political discourse for the past few months and been the subject of vigorous debate was illuminated and clarified as it hasn’t been before. President Obama delivered his much anticipated speech on the... read on

  • FACTS AND GOVERNMENT OPENNESS TRIUMPH

    By  David A. Lehrer

    December 20, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Yesterday, the California Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision (Sander v State Bar of California) in which Community Advocates’ vice president, Joe Hicks, was one of the two individual plaintiffs in whose favor the Court ruled. The case is an important victory in the... read on

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