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Affirmative Action is dead in the United States… Now what?

The U.S. Supreme Court, as I’m sure you all know by now, upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action yesterday in a 6-2 decision, with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissenting. (Elena Kagan, recused herself, presumably due to the fact that she was involved in the case prior to joining the Supreme Court, during […]

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How my site was taken down in a web-washing attempt by false “hate crime” victim Justin Zatkoff

I apologize for the interruption in service yesterday, but my site was taken down without my consent, at the request of a man by the name of Justin Zatkoff. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because I wrote about Justin back in 2006, when he was severely beaten in Ann Arbor. The story went viral […]

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Affirmative Action may not be completely dead in Michigan after all

In a June 23, 2003 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, upheld the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School, allowing the University to continue using race as a “predominant” factor when considering new applicants. Not willing to concede defeat, those who fought to have the policy deemed […]

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I have a dream… and it involves undoing someone else’s dream

I had been concerned that the upcoming anniversary of Martin Luther King’s brilliant, uplifting “I have a dream” speech might go by unmarked in any significant way, given that we’re fighting multiple wars in the Middle East, and trying to sort out healthcare and the economy here at home, but it looks like someone is […]

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