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  • Making change happen in L.A.

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 6, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    Last week’s The New York Times had an article that ought to remind us, lest we have forgotten or never knew, just how lucky we in Los Angeles are. We have two of the universities in the country that are leading their peers in admission of students with academic promise from poor... read on

  • RESPONDING TO BIGOTRY

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 2, 2013 | 3:53 pm

    The attached op/ed will appear in the Daily News this Sunday. It is in response to a series of events in the Lancaster community over the past several weeks. As you will see, a leader of Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam unburdened himself of anti-gay and anti-Semitic remarks. The... read on

  • A time for modesty

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 26, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    A few days ago we authored an op/ed in the Los Angeles Times regarding fallout from the Trayvon Martin case. In the intervening  five days since its publication we have received numerous emails, calls, done media interviews and have read nearly two hundred on-line comments. Most... read on

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  • 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

  • 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

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