"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Social Justice in the News

I'm up to my neck in assigned reading and homework, so forgive my lack of posting. I did take time to read my daily e-mail from the New York Times, however, and I thought I would pass along some interesting stories:

Despite Denials, Gays Insist They Exist, if Quietly, in Iran: For a country that is said to have no homosexuality, Iran goes to great lengths to ban it, but gays and lesbians keep a low profile to avoid government interference.
 
The New Affirmative Action: Colleges want diversity. Students want diversity. There's just this little problem with the law.
 

2 comments:

Kareem said...

Ack!

Affirmative Action, like Title IX, has been ruined by beaureaucrats. The original intent of the legislation, and the spirit of which it passed has been lost and the shuffle, and we have universities that are 60%+ female, and overwhelming white...still.

Wallis said...

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