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May 19, 2006 India's Affirmative Action Rocks the Boat

QUOTE: The anti-reservationists argue that reserving seats at India's few merit-based and uncorrupted institutes of higher learning will dilute standards, bring down student morale, and jump-start a brain drain that had just started to reverse.

May 07, 2006 The Other Immigration

QUOTE: The arrival of skilled individuals arguably makes America a more American place. But not necessarily a more welcoming one.

New York Times
May 03, 2006 Immigrant Backlash In Herndon: Three Who Supported Immigrant Center Ousted

QUOTE: Herndon voters yesterday unseated the mayor and two Town Council members who supported a bitterly debated day-labor center for immigrant workers in a contest that emerged as a mini-referendum on the turbulent national issue of illegal immigration.

Washington Post
Apr 29, 2006 President Wants Anthem Sung in English

QUOTE: ...Bush told reporters that people who want to be citizens of the United States should learn English and "ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English."

Washington Post
Apr 26, 2006 Bush Calls For Probe Of Rising Gas Prices

QUOTE: Under pressure from GOP leaders, Bush is taking a tough public line with the U.S. oil companies that are recording record profits and paying hefty salaries and retirement packages to executives.

Washington Post
Apr 13, 2006 As the Rich Ride In, Many Are Priced Out of Homes on the Range

QUOTE: The rich have collectively inflated real estate to prices that are far beyond the means of those who serve them supper, take their blood pressure or police their gated subdivisions. The service workers -- professionals and blue-collar alike -- tend to live in adjacent valleys and commute.

Washington Post
Apr 03, 2006 The Job No Americans Want Isn't Getting Any Easier

QUOTE: the state legislature passed a law imposing new labor standards for sheepherders....were to have adequate housing, with toilets, heat and potable water. They were to get graduated raises, from $800 to $1,300 a month at present, and they were to get vacation. But in March 2005, a report...found that little had changed.

Washington Post
Apr 02, 2006 Stinky Thinking

QUOTE: A potential tenant, a lady from Pakistan, seemed ideal except for one thing: the condo's ventilation is not very good, and daily cooking with heavy spices would make the curry smell impossible to remove. I felt guilty rejecting her because of her cooking, but a high ethical standard would mean a heavy financial loss. What to do?

New York Times
Mar 31, 2006 Overfarming African Land Is Worsening Hunger Crisis

QUOTE: The degradation of farmland across sub-Saharan Africa has accelerated at an ominous rate over the past decade, deepening a hunger crisis that already afflicts more than 240 million Africans, according to a study released yesterday.

New York Times
Feb 23, 2006 Advertising : Craigslist Is Accused of Bias in Housing Ads

QUOTE: A fair housing group in Chicago has sued Craigslist, accusing it of violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968 by publishing discriminatory advertisements...The ads the housing group said it spotted on Craigslist contained language like "African-Americans and Arabians tend to clash with me" and "No kids allowed." Other ads the group flagged gave requirements like "single occupancy only" or "no minorities."

New York Times
Feb 15, 2006 Did You Hear the One About the Trade Deficit?

QUOTE: a deficit that large would in be treated in most other countries like the economic equivalent of Defcon 3...PhDs framed their analysis not as consumption exceeding production (the so-called current account deficit), but as a consequence of cheap foreign capital financing our profligacy (the capital account surplus, which by definition is its mirror image).

Washington Post
Dec 13, 2005 Ford Talks With Gay Leaders: Automaker Asked to Disavow Conservative Christian Group

QUOTE: Ford Motor Co. met with gay leaders yesterday in an attempt to close a widening rift with the community after the automaker's announcement last week that it will cease advertising Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in gay-themed publications.

Washington Post
Nov 13, 2005 The Other France, Separate and Unhappy

QUOTE: France also needs to drop the taboo on the sensitive subjects of race, integration, discrimination, immigration...The kind of discrimination the French readily decry abroad also exists at home -- two societies, separate and unequal.

Washington Post
Oct 30, 2005 The Other Movement That Rosa Parks Inspired: By Sitting Down, She Made Room for the Disabled

QUOTE: This ragtag group of wheelchair riders, who were affiliated with a disability rights organization called ADAPT, or Americans Disabled for Accessible Public Transit, decided to protest that decision by obstructing a bus until the police carted them away. Every one of them wore a simple paper name tag..."My name is Rosa Parks."

Washington Post
Oct 25, 2005 OptoutPrescreen Revisited

QUOTE: in this era of rampant identity theft, it is an absolute disgrace that we have to opt out from having the credit bureaus so readily share our personal information in the first place.

Oct 13, 2005 Identity theft -- don't be a victim

QUOTE: Identity theft is a crime that turns the victim's life upside down. But too often law enforcement officials...told identity theft victims there wasn't much they could do...
Aug 31, 2005 Lost in the Flood: Why no mention of race or class in TV's Katrina coverage?

QUOTE: broadcasters might have mentioned that nearly all the visible people left behind in New Orleans are of the black persuasion, and mostly poor.

Aug 30, 2005 Are your child's school records private?

QUOTE: there are exceptions to your student's right to privacy...The most newsworthy of late has involved military recruiters, who have access to student information through the USA Patriot Act to improve recruiting.
Aug 30, 2005 Privacy Group Urges FCC to Guard Phone Data

QUOTE: EPIC argues that carriers are making it too easy for fraud artists to glean customer data by requiring only basic biographical identifiers that are easily obtainable...

Washington Post
Aug 21, 2005 Lawsuits Won't Break That Glass Ceiling

QUOTE: Women comprise nearly half of full-time workers and half of managers, but they are only 16 percent of corporate officers and barely 1percent of CEOs in the nation's richest 500 companies.

Washington Post
Aug 16, 2005 Civil defense makes a comeback in US: Nearly 2,000 teams of citizens are trained to provide quick aid in the event of an attack or natural disaster.

QUOTE: QUOTE ...citizens are being trained to help in the case of a terrorist bomb or natural disaster before police and firemen arrive. Prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, only 100 communities... had such citizen emergency response teams... Today there are almost 2,000.

Christian Science Monitor
Aug 06, 2005 NCAA Takes Hard Line On Mascots: It Wants to End Use Of Indian Images

QUOTE: The NCAA will prohibit college athletic teams that use Native American images deemed "hostile or abusive" from hosting postseason events or displaying the symbols during championship competition... particularly controversial regarding Florida State, because the Seminole Tribe of Florida has expressed support for Florida State's use of its nickname and related symbols.

Washington Post
Jul 31, 2005 Grin and Bear It: In an age of technology and terror, the British have come to accept surveillance cameras. Now they . . .

QUOTE: London's railway stations are overseen by some 1,800 cameras, and another 6,000 are trained on the capital's underground train network and double-decker buses, catching the average commuter on videotape about 300 times a day... Some people have agonized about the Orwellian implications of such surreptitious surveillance, indulging in eye-in-the-sky speculation about the invasion of individuals' privacy.

Washington Post
Jul 03, 2005 Feminists on O'Connor: A Mixed Verdict

QUOTE: Surely your average successful lawyer has faced this dilemma: give up a career or take care of the family. But not the Chief Woman Lawyer of America -- she shouldn't quit to take care of her family, should she? What kind of message does that send?

Washington Post
Jun 22, 2005 Long-distance caregivers can tap tons of help

QUOTE: Long-distance care-giving offers its own particular challenges. The longer the caregiver has been away from their parent or loved one, the more daunting it may seem to piece together the puzzle that will improve life at both ends of the telephone.
Jun 13, 2005 What's behind the video game witch hunt?

QUOTE: Self-appointed morality mavens are mounting a concerted, state-by-state campaign targeting politically incorrect video games.
Jun 01, 2005 Do you have a skeleton in your closet? Have bad credit? A run-in with the law? With more employers running background checks, your mistakes can come back to haunt you.

QUOTE: ...employment background checks - into credit, criminal, driving, education, employment and other records - are occurring more often. That is intensifying concerns about fairness to workers who may lose out on a job for a bad mark that's outdated, erroneous or - in the opinion of some - irrelevant to the position.

May 28, 2005 Gold Star Mothers Bar Noncitizen

QUOTE: Everyone agrees that Ligaya Lagman of Westchester, N.Y., is a Gold Star mother...But the American Gold Star Mothers have rejected her for membership because -- though a permanent resident and a taxpayer -- she is not a U.S. citizen.

Washington Post
May 26, 2005 Bid to Limit Women In Combat Withdrawn

QUOTE: House Republicans retreated yesterday from a measure that would have restricted women's roles in the military in an effort to keep them out of combat.

Washington Post
May 23, 2005 Top Psychiatric Group Urges Making Gay Marriage Legal

QUOTE: Representatives of the nation's top psychiatric group approved a statement Sunday urging legal recognition of same-sex marriage.

Washington Post
Jan 18, 2005 Tsunami Opens Fault Lines in Old Caste System: India's Untouchables Allege Discrimination In Allocation of Aid

QUOTE: ...villages have openly protested what they call discrimination against them in the provision of relief supplies and access to shelters.

Washington Post
Nov 27, 2004 Vote Opens Old Racial Wounds in Alabama: Segregation Still the Law; Recount Set for Monday

QUOTE: Alabama voters made sure of that Nov. 2, refusing to approve a constitutional amendment to erase segregation-era wording requiring separate schools for "white and colored children" and to eliminate references to the poll taxes once imposed to disenfranchise blacks.

Washington Post
Nov 19, 2004 Companies Forced to Fight Phishing

QUOTE: Trower's search illustrates the lengths that businesses are going to in order to stop a form of fraud that uses their good names to steal...Without those changes, experts said, phishing will contribute to an erosion in consumer confidence at a time when online businesses cannot afford the loss.

Washington Post
Nov 15, 2004 Fate of Cameras on the Line: Hearing Will Consider Extension of Va. Red-Light Surveillance

QUOTE: The cameras, which automatically snap photos of vehicles when they run red lights...privacy advocates said the cameras are overrated, intrusive and unfair...there are other ways to improve safety without taking photos.

Washington Post
Nov 10, 2004 In Mourning Slain Filmmaker, Dutch Confront Limitations of Their Tolerance

QUOTE: That anger is adding new fuel to a public debate over conservative Islam in Europe's most liberal the rest of Europe a disturbing glimpse of what may be in store if relations with the Continent's growing immigrant communities are not managed more adeptly.

New York Times
Nov 07, 2004 Some Shoppers Find Fewer Happy Returns: Databases Limit 'Excessive' Exchanges

QUOTE: As more personal information is collected into databases, computers have been handed increasing power to make decisions about our everyday lives...consumer and privacy advocacy groups who say many databases have incomplete, incorrect or misleading information.

Washington Post
Nov 03, 2004 Companies Add Gender Identity to Anti- Bias Policies

QUOTE: ...adopting the broader anti-discrimination policies is a good business decision and even a recruiting tool...adding gender expression to a discrimination policy would create a protected class and potentially leave an employer susceptible to more lawsuits.

Washington Post
Nov 03, 2004 Human Rights for the Disabled

QUOTE: The United Nations ... is drafting a convention to provide international guidelines for the rights of more than 600 million people with disabilities.

Washington Post
Oct 20, 2004 Privacy and Desktop Search: A Closer Look

QUOTE: It's hardly news computers contain sensitive data that should be protected. What is new is how desktop search centralizes that data and makes it more accessible.
Oct 11, 2004 British Boarding School Walls Hid Abuse

QUOTE: So began a long process of facing up to the past for Mr. Perry, his friend and at least half a dozen other men who say they were molested by teachers at the Caldicott School, in Buckinghamshire, between 1964 and 1970. But it has been a bumpy and frustrating road.

New York Times
Oct 08, 2004 Initiative on Hate Crimes Scrapped

QUOTE: House Republican negotiators yesterday scuttled a Senate-approved proposal to strengthen the nation's long-standing hate-crimes law and extend its coverage to include crimes against gay men and lesbians.

Washington Post
Sep 01, 2004 Behind Top Student's Heartbreak, Illegal Immigrants' Nightmare

QUOTE: Angela is an undocumented immigrant, and under federal law, state university systems have been financially pressured not to provide affordable resident tuition to such applicants...they cannot receive federal grants, loans or work-study jobs from any college...

New York Times
Jul 27, 2004 Data Recorders in Cars Might Open Pandora's Black Box

QUOTE: A rule the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed...would blow the cover on "black boxes" in cars, standardizing by 2008 the kinds of information they collect and requiring the data be disclosed to those who own or lease the vehicles...The problematic issues are privacy and disclosure.

Washington Post
Jul 22, 2004 Advertiser Charged in Massive Database Theft

QUOTE: Federal authorities yesterday charged an online advertiser in Florida with...stealing "vast amounts of personal information" about Americans in what they described as one of the largest network intrusions in recent memory.

Washington Post
Jul 21, 2004 Bush's Retreat on Immigration Reform

QUOTE: Marie Gonzalez… the 18-year-old… looking forward to college this fall… The government wants to deport her to Costa Rica… Marie, whose parents brought her to the States when she was 5, faces the abrupt prospect of losing everything she has in all good faith worked for.

Jul 18, 2004 Using Threats, N.Y. Landlords Feed Immigrants' Fear

QUOTE: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in New York report often receiving tips from landlords. "It's very common to hear from landlords," said spokesman Michael Gilhooley. "But our inspectors are careful to balance the tips with the fact that New York has so many immigrants. We prioritize based on threats to public safety.

Washington Post
Jul 15, 2004 Capitol Hill Insiders Irked By Campaign To 'Out' Them

QUOTE: “....40-year-old Washington fundraising consultant, has waged a controversial "outing" campaign in the month leading up to yesterday's vote....on the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage....asking people to send in names of gay Hill staffers working for senators and representatives who supported the Federal Marriage Amendment.

Washington Post
Mar 25, 2003 Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White

QUOTE: In this book 'Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White', Professor Wu sheds light on the understanding of race relations in America from the perspective of Asian-Americans.

Mar 13, 2003 Staying Alive: Once there was a thriving Arab women's movement. Right now, survival is our political act

QUOTE: There was a quieter, more equable time when women's political action was born of choice, of a desire to change the world. Now, simply trying to hold on to our world is a political action.

Jan 19, 2003 Day laborers feel spurned by new Pilsen

QUOTE: Day laborers in an up-and-coming Chicago neighborhood are accusing local merchants of embracing gentrifaction at their expense.

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