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Start a conversation that says no to racial profiling


Is the criminal justice system "The New Jim Crow"?

From the Restore Fairness blog.

Jarvious Cotton’s great-great-grandfather could not vote as a slave. His great-grandfather was beaten to death by the Klu Klux Klan for attempting to vote. His grandfather was prevented from voting by Klan intimidation; his father was barred by poll taxes and literacy tests. Today, Cotton cannot vote because he, like many black men in the United States, has been labeled a felon and is currently on parole. – From ‘The New Jim Crow’.


Dan Seals to make another Congressional run

Is third time the charm?  Illinois businessman and netroots favorite Dan Seals certainly hopes so. After running for Congress in Illinois in 2006 and 2008, Dan is making a third attempt. He'll be announcing his candidacy this Thursday.


Chiming in: Obama is the first Asian American President and all the "Post-Race" Crap


UC Admissions "Scandal" of 2009! ... Yo, let's not freak out... just yet (part 6 of 6)

As my finale in this series, I will start with quick review of the past 5 posts, and then launch into a  letter to jerkfaces (yes, a technical term) who are trying to manipulate the facts of this case and try to pit Asian Americans against other people of color. That's right Stephan Thernstrom, I'm talking to you! So, here's the quick review...
  • Post 1 - Current UC eligibilty policy
  • Post 2 - New UC Entitled to Review (ETR) Policy and predicted demographic impact on who gets to apply to the UC, starting with the Fall 2012 freshmen class.
I do want to say that while every group's ETR/"you can apply to the UC... YAY for you!" numbers go up, the fact that White students becomes such a large proportion in the ETR numbers means that IF they apply in equally increased numbers, then perhaps the admissions numbers for other groups might not be as hot... time will tell... and the UC is obligated to do some serious outreach programs to education folks on the new policy. That leads to...
  • Post 3 - We don't know who will be admitted, because that's all contingent on: who will actually apply; and the comprehensive revew policies at each campus, which aren't being changed at all by this policy change.
  • Post 4 - We need more detailed data!!!
  • Post 5 - (this one may have ruined my career but...) I called out some politicians and an AAPI org... Hey AAPI sisters and brothers, can we talk? We need to get organized!
Now... it's time for a letter to crazy neo-conservatives... I hope you're listening Stephan Thernstrom, et al., because I need to tell you something...