March 2013

March 31st, 2013
Written by Hope Yen in Latest News, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) - Will the U.S. Supreme Court end Civil Rights policies prematurely? Has the nation lived down its history of racism and should the law become colorblind? Addressing two pivotal legal issues, one on affirmative action and a second on voting rights, a divided Supreme Court is poised to answer those questions. In one case, the issue is whether race preferences in university...
March 30th, 2013
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Publisher's Note with 0 Comments
KKK member and burning cross illustration
The planned rally in Memphis shows that the Ku Klux Klan is alive and well today. One of the worst vestiges of racism and racial segregation in the south is promoting hate and separateness, still in the 21st Century. Memphis police have vowed that security will be heavy at the weekend rally, where the white supremacist group plans to protest the renaming of three Confederate parks. According to...
March 29th, 2013
Written by Chris Bergeron in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Anti-Semetic postcard
BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) - In the turn-of-the-century postcard, the big-nosed man with a bushy moustache gazes at needy customers from behind a counter that bears the sign: "Money to loan at only 10 per cent a month." In another, two gents in top hats warily eye a bearded, big-nosed man carrying a box that identifies him as "J. Green, Gold Brick." A Jew and lifelong collector of vintage postcards,...
March 29th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Feature Stories with 1 Comment
Gerty Radnitz Cori stamp artwork
As we come to the close of commemorating the contribution of women during the month of March, it is fitting that we remember Gerty Radnitz Cori, the first American woman to receive a Nobel Prize. Gerty Radnitz Cori was born in an age when women were taught that their sole aim in life was to find a husband and never concentrate on a career. She turned her back on that narrow-minded, prejudicial...
March 29th, 2013
Written by Jim Abrams - As... in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Rep. Don Young
WASHINGTON (AP) - The second-most senior Republican in the House of Representatives said he "meant no disrespect" in referring to Hispanic migrant workers as "wetbacks." The 79-year-old Rep. Don Young, who represents the entire state of Alaska, issued a statement late Thursday seeking to explain his remark after using the derogatory term to describe the workers on his father's farm in central...