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Entries Tagged as 'Affirmative Action'

Video: Politics Isn’t As Glamorous As It Seems

August 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Hat tip: KCObamacan Kristi Boone, an Obama Field Organizer running for the Kansas House of Representatives, and Kansas City improvisors Tommy Todd and Keith Curtis take you through the pitfalls of local politics. No word on if they won a lottery to get these positions.

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Tags: Affirmative Action · Decision '08 · Kansas City · Videos

Jeff City Talk Show Host Chastises Hulshof and Skelton on Earmarks

June 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Congressmen Hulshof & Skelton with Sen. Kit Bond Jay Kersting, host of “Jefferson City’s Morning News” on NewsTalk 1240 KLIK, criticizes on his blog, both Congressmen Hulshof and Skelton on an earmark they recently sponsored: Yesterday, Congressman Ike Skelton proudly presented Federal TAXPAYER money to a law enforcement program that will do a lot to […]

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Tags: Affirmative Action · Rep. Ike Skelton · Rep. Kenny Hulshof · Senator. Kit Bond

Vincent David Jericho Podcast: “Is There a Need for Affirmative Action in America?”

May 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Click here to listen. (Courtesy KSGF)

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November Initiative Deserves Support

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

By Michael Jensen – Publisher Eliminating affirmative action would adversely impact minority participation. But the other side of that coin is that when anyone is given a preference over another based on race or gender, someone suffers. Someone with better scores, someone with better skills and experience pays the price for affirmative action. And since […]

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Tags: Affirmative Action · Decision '08

Communists Claim Missouri Civil Rights Initiative will “Set Us Back”

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

What irony! People who cling to a totally discredited political philosohy claiming the Missouri Civil Right initiative will “take us back 40, 50, 60 years?” In Missouri, the Working to Empower Community Action Now (WE CAN) coalition is organizing on several fronts to defeat the inappropriately named Missouri Civil Rights Initiative, including their “Think Before […]

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40 Years of ABC…and Counting

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments

The Current: (Univ. of Mo-St. Louis) By Paul Hackbarth Media Credit: Danny Reise Mike Jones, senior policy adviser to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, talks about the black student movement at UM-St. Louis in the late 1960s. Jones was one of the first members of Associated Black Collegians, which formed on campus in 1968. […]

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Affirmative Action Taking Center Stage

February 5th, 2008 · No Comments

By Chris Packham An ambiguously named group called the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative Committee wants to end affirmative action with a constitutional amendment. The group is headed up by Ward Connerly, a black man from California tired of seeing white people in Missouri denied employment or advancement, etc., etc. It’s like the opposite of annoying […]

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Court Certifies Amended MoCRI Ballot Language; Group Praises Court Decision

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/07/08 Contact: Tim Asher Cell: (816) 868-3933 Grain Valley-(Today) In an unprecedented move, Circuit Court Judge Richard Callahan revised and certified official ballot title language for the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative (MoCRI), a proposed constitutional amendment scheduled for the November 2008 election. The previous ballot title language, drafted by Secretary of State Robin […]

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A Super 2008?

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

By the Editors When Ward Connerly announced his plan to sponsor a “Super Tuesday for Equality” in 2008 — five referenda to end racial preferences in five states — his foes were quick to respond. “It is our view that what we have to do is stop these ballot initiatives before they get on the […]

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Affirmative Action Talk Grows Heated

October 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

From University News: By Joshua Seiden When Ward Connerly enters a room, one can expect spirited discourse and possibly some flaring tempers. “Without question, racial discrimination and slavery and Jim Crow were wrong, but you can’t unring the bell,” he told the University News during a recent visit to UMKC. “You can’t go back and […]

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