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July 24, 2008
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1) Amendment 46, Initiative 82 Backers Go Toe-to-Toe in Accusations
Article, The Colorado Statesman
July 18, 2008
The political finger-pointing over Amendment 46, also known as Colorado’s “Civil Rights Initiative,” has escalated in recent weeks, with each side continually accusing the other of lying in order to get onto the ballot.
2) Affirmative Action: How Obama and McCain Stack Up on the Issue
Daryl C. Hannah
Article, DiversityInc Magazine
July 23, 2008
What will happen to affirmative action if Sen. Barack Obama or Sen. John McCain is elected president? Why is affirmative action still a key issue in this presidential election?
3) Diversity Gap Grows in UC Med Schools, Says Report
Article, New American Media
July 22, 2008
Juan Jose Guerra is now an obstetrician and gynecologist at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif. But when he was going to medical school in the 1980s, he got little encouragement to do so. “I battled through college, I did not have the highest grade point average.
4) Minority Businesses Get Little State Work
Article, Delaware Online
July 22, 2008
William Holley has pretty much given up on the idea of doing business with the First State. The bulk of business for his 19-year-old masonry and demolition company, Holley Enterprises in Wilmington, comes from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland -- states that set written goals for working with minority-owned companies
5) Neb. Republicans Back Ban on Affirmative Action
Article, KNEB Radio, Nebraska
July 13, 2008
Nebraska Republicans have voted to adopt a resolution to support a ban on race-based affirmative action in the state. The Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative says it turned in more than 167,000 petition signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.
6) Student Groups Target Minorities
Sara Lynne Thelen and Elaine LaFay
Article, The Michigan Daily
July 21, 2008
Britney Littles, vice president of the University's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said that the group will amp up its tutoring of minority high school students from the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas to help them prepare for college. More difficult than teaching ACT or SAT preparation, she said, will be convincing them that college is within their reach.
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