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Anti-Affirmative-Action Advocate Ward Connerly: What's He Up to Now

What has anti-affirmative-action activist Ward Connerly been up to lately His latest legal effort to get an anti-affirmative-action ballot passed in Missouri fell apart after legal challenges from the American Civil Liberties Union; He’s also facing more legal issues as a civil-rights group, By Any Means Necessary, seeks to overturn…

Wanted: More Latina, Asian & Black Women Politicians

Katherine E. Kleeman is the senior communications officer for the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Fifty Black women listen attentively as each reveals her personal storyand her political ambitions. After every vignette, the group shouts in unison, “Run, Sister, Run!” For…

GLSEN's Day of Silence to Raise Awareness About Anti-LGBT Bullying

PRESS RELEASE GLSEN’s Day of Silence to Raise Awareness about Anti-LGBT Bullying at Thousands of Schools on Friday Students from More Than 6,000 Middle and High Schools Already Registered NEW YORK, April 13, 2010 – Hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of middle schools, high schools and colleges will…

Rutgers Scholarship Recognizes Out & Allied Activists

“Rutgers has a great history of welcoming LGBT students,” says Richard K. Jung, who was attracted to the university’s inclusive culture before becoming director of development at Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences two years ago. “We had one of the very first LGBT student groups in the nation.” Rutgers’…

Community Service Values = Sustainable Business

Thomas M. (Tim) Belk Jr. is taking his family’s long history of community service to an entirely new level, with an emphasis on the value of diversity. Belk is only the third member of his family in 122 years to be CEO and chairman of Belk Inc., the department-store chain…

Bennett College Wins Free Enterprise Competition

PRESS RELEASE: On Monday, March 29, 2010, the Bennett College SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team won the SIFE Regional Competition held in Charlotte, North Carolina. SIFE is a highly respected, global organization that connects the business world with higher academia by encouraging the personal and professional development of new…

Is Affirmative Action on Life Support

Weldon Latham is a senior partner in the Washington, D.C., regional office of Jackson Lewis LLP, chair of the firm’s corporate diversity counseling group and diversity advisory board chair for Deloitte. Affirmative action was a hallmark accomplishment of the civil-rights movement. Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Executive…