Tag: Di-for-you

Fraternity Chant Goes Viral in the Worst Way Possible

Update (3/10/2015 1:03 p.m.): President David Boren of the University of Oklahoma announced that two students were identified as leaders in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon racist chantingvideo. The students were expelled according to Boren stating “that there is zero tolerance for this kind of threatening racist behavior” at the school….

Where Were You 50 Years Ago

By Michael Nam “Not only would I not be here because our society wouldn’t have changed as much as it has in 50 years,” President Obama told CBS reporter Bill Plante, “but this is also the source of inspiration that got me involved in public service in the first place.”…

Men Named John Outnumber Women in Key Leadership Positions

By Michael Nam Justin Wolfers, a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, highlighted the lack of women in charge of financial and political institutions with a darkly amusing ratio he calls the Glass Ceiling Index. In his New York Times Upshot column, Wolfers was apparently…

HBO Shows How Not to Launch a Diversity Program

By Michael Nam The problems faced by the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship’s application program last week serves as a harsh lesson for companies and organizations making attempts to diversify their industries. The program itself is set up to encourage those identifying as “Asian Pacific, Sub-Continent Asian, African American, Hispanic, Native American,…

Alabama Courts Continue Same-Gender Marriage Fight

The Alabama Supreme Court, in particular Chief Justice Roy Moore, continues to fight the legalization of same-gender marriage, and it’s leading some to compare Moore and current Governor Robert Bentley to segregationist Governor George Wallace. On Tuesday, the Alabama Supreme Court once again ignored orders from the U.S. Supreme Court…

Obamacare Written by 'Women and Minorities,' Says Opposing Lawyer

By Michael Nam Prior to the Supreme Court hearing arguments that have significant ramifications for the Affordable Care Act, the attorney arguing in opposition to the law’s tax subsidies was featured in a Wall Street Journal profile. Michael Carvin appears to be highly confident in his case, but aside from…

Why Do These People Still Have a Job

James Knowles III, Thomas Jackson Why are Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson and Mayor James Knowles III still on the job after the Department of Justice’s scathing 105-page report on the unconstitutional practices of the Ferguson Police Department and Ferguson Municipal Court “As detailed in our report, this investigation found…

Obamacare Even Works in Red States If You Let It

Two of the states that have had the most success with Obamacare are two states that have been among the most active in the Congressional efforts to repeal it: Kentucky and Arkansas. The Affordable Care Act’s main goal, besides lowering the cost of healthcare, is to insure the uninsured. So…