June 4, 2007
TO LETTER-writer Todd Cohen: I hear your complaints about your new minority neighbors. As an American of African descent, I truly understand, crystal clearly, your feelings and experience. However, the people that I suggested to move into communities, such as the Northeast, to cure the "white-flightitis" are the ones with a mentality like Tiger Woods, Larry Elder, Michael Nutter, the late Fred Rogers, Mother Teresa, and even syndicated radio host Delilah. These individuals would respect the properties, neighbors (like you and I)
August 2, 2007 |
PHILADELPHIA is known for many things - birthplace of our country's independence, home of the Liberty Bell, world-famous cheesesteaks, to name a few. But what doesn't get as much attention are the great things corporations are doing in Center City to help build a future for our youth. Yesterday, Comcast hosted over 60 minority students from all backgrounds and walks of life. Some are working at our headquarters in Center City this summer, others in regional internship programs funded by Comcast.
January 10, 2006 |
Temple is one of 10 Division I-A institutions to earn the overall excellence in diversity award bestowed by the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University, Temple officials announced yesterday. The award recognizes the NCAA Division I-A athletic departments that excel in diversity. "I am extremely pleased that the Temple athletics department has received this recognition," Bill Bradshaw, Temple's director of athletics, said in a statement. "This is an area that Temple University takes pride in, not just in athletics, but in all areas of the university.
August 13, 2004
ANYONE who reads Michelle Malkin's diatribe regarding diversity in the media and does not conclude that she is as crazy as a loon is in the same boat as she is. Her media-diversity test exposes her as an intellectual lightweight. Her list of 20 questions to determine your cultural and ideological viewpoint on diversity does nothing more than stereotype the people she is trying to elevate. Ms. Malkin tries to position herself as the arbiter of all things "diverse. " Yet her column seem to be excluding her from participating in her chosen profession.
March 31, 2003
Diversity should not be a factor in admissions Diversity is being distinct or unlike others; it is having variety in form. Diversity is a difference and variation in the population. Typically, when people think of what makes a body diverse, they think of having people of different races, genders, ethnicities and religions. Colleges and universities often strive to create environments that encompass such a student body. In my college experience, I have seen a moderate amount of diversity.
January 21, 2005 |
In his op-ed piece ("Rutgers hire is a shill for race-based admissions," Jan. 12), lawyer Greg Sullivan criticized Rutgers University's appointment of Jonathan Alger as general counsel on the basis that Alger played a prominent role in defending the University of Michigan's admissions policies in the Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger cases. I will not and need not defend Rutgers' hiring of Alger, an immensely talented lawyer nationally recognized for his expertise on a wide range of issues important to higher education, including academic freedom, intellectual property, media rights and distance education.
December 5, 1993 |
The agenda of the American newspaper ordinarily is obvious enough to its readers, consisting of such conventional stuff as crime, politics, gossip, the price of eggs and the foreign policy crisis of the week. Internally, however, our larger newspapers are preoccupied these days with something else: race and the "diversity" of their labor force. For years we were in the hypocritical position of promoting civil rights, equal opportunity, racial integration and the women's movement in all walks of life except our own. As recently as 1978, when Mississippi classrooms were fully integrated, our newsrooms were 96 percent white.
April 22, 1994 |
So, you might wonder in the wake of the Dad Vail Regatta flap, do other city-supported special events have to worry about their ethnic or racial make up? Will the Greek Picnic, a gathering of African-American fraternity students, or the Steuben Day Parade have to show diversity to get a permit? Nope, at least not yet. "We don't exclude anybody from the process," said Acting Managing Director Joe Certaine, "whether they're minority, majority, whatever, we don't get into that.
April 19, 1999 |
Mixing up a small mud puddle on a Styrofoam plate, Anjni Raol, a senior at Eastern High School, drew a small crowd of curious shoppers. "Can I get it?" squealed 7-year-old Kelcy Lucas as she watched Raol create temporary tattoos with henna paint. "Can I?" Kelcy's father succumbed, and let her and sister Meghan, 11, get tattooed. Raol used toothpicks to slowly paint lotus pedals, curling lines and dots on the girls' hands, inspiring responses of "Ooh, that feels weird" and "Yuck, does this stuff itch?"
May 6, 1991 |
It was created as a visual catalyst - to fly as a reminder of the ever- increasing need to prevent race, creed and national boundaries from separating people. The 18-foot banner, known as the Dymaxion-World Flag, flew yesterday to greet the thousands of visitors at the entrance to the Fifth Annual Southern New Jersey Ethnic Festival at Glassboro State College. Containing flags from the 160 members of the United Nations, the patchwork banner set the tone for the festival as children and adults, educators and government leaders, went to celebrate the diversity of cultures in South Jersey.