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Affirmative Action in the News

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November 19, 2008

We will not be publishing Affirmative Action in the News next week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Table of Contents


1) UC Davis Study: Few Women in California Corporate Jobs
The Associated Press
Article, San Francisco Chronicle
November 17, 2008
California companies often are lauded as progressive, but they fall short when it comes to having women at the top, according to a University of California, Davis study. Researchers found that half the state's 400 largest public companies have no women in top executive positions. Just 13 of those have a woman as chief executive.
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2) Hispanic Chamber Gives Thanks
Jeffrey Campos
Article, La Voz Nueva
November 12, 2008
Colorado has accomplished what no other state has, defeating the deceptive language of a Ward Connerly anti-equal opportunity initiative. The margin was slim, but the victory is huge. In every state in which this initiative has made it onto a ballot, with this language, it has passed.
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3) Council Adopts Affirmative Action Plan
Frank MacEachern
Article, The Advocate (Stamford, CT)
November 13, 2008
The Common Council Wednesday night unanimously approved a new affirmative action plan for Norwalk. The city will more aggressively recruit minorities and women who now are underrepresented in the City Hall work force, officials said.
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4) The Illusion of Race-Blind Admissions
Julie Vultaggio
Article, Inside Higher Ed
November 18, 2008
Since the passing of Proposition 209 in 1996, the University of California has faced a statewide ban on considering race or ethnicity in admissions decisions.
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About this Newsletter

Published by Americans for a Fair Chance, a project of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, in partnership with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, National Women's Law Center, and the National Partnership for Women and Families.

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