Category Archives: diversity

How History Will Remember Trump

I stopped blogging about two years ago. I’m not restarting now, but I got into blogging in the first place because I frequently had a perspective that the media ignored, and, right now, when it comes to the election, much … Continue reading

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What Went Wrong in Ferguson: a Lawyer’s Perspective

Something went wrong with the legal system in Ferguson. Most of the frustration does not seem to be directed at the grand jury itself; those 12 people had to make a tough call when confronted with a lot of conflicting … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Michigan Affirmative Action Decision: Part II of our Coffee House Conversation

Picking up where we left off in Part I … LARRY:  What took you so long to get coffee? JOHN:   Some woman was holding up the line, trying to buy coffee for what appeared to be a group of four … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Michigan Affirmative Action Decision Boiled Down to a Coffee House Conversation

I hope everyone had a great MLK Day this year. I like to imagine that in lieu of going to work on MLK Day, people all over the country spend an hour or so at a coffee shop, bar or … Continue reading

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Affirmative Action in College Admissions Case Decided

The Supreme Court just released its decision in Fisher, the case determining whether the University of Texas’s use of affirmative action in its admissions process is constitutional. SCOTUS held that the 5th Circuit used the wrong standard when determining whether the … Continue reading

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Affirmative Action—Revisited by the Supreme Court

Happy MLK Day! This year, I continue my annual tradition of writing about issues of race and diversity with a preview of the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, which should be decided within the next month … Continue reading

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69th Post! Where do we go from here?

For over a month, the Republican party has been forced to confront the one thing they feared most from this election season: Failure. Although somewhat taken out of context, comments by Mitch McConnel became a rallying cry for both parties. … Continue reading

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Vincent Chin: A Name You Should Know

I have a story to tell. A young man was living in Detroit in 1982. He had a challenging but rewarding life. He worked hard and had a steady job. He was about to marry the love of his life. … Continue reading

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Happy MLK Day!

It is becoming increasingly common across the country for offices and universities to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day as one of the primary holidays of the year. I fully support the effort to make the holiday increasingly widely observed. … Continue reading

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