Keith B. Richburg
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 15, 2009 Racial rethinking as Obama visits: Increasing diversity, born out of boom, forces Chinese to confront old prejudices
QUOTE: As the country gets ready to welcome the first African American U.S. president, whose first official visit here starts Sunday, the Chinese are confronting their attitudes toward race, including some deeply held prejudices about black people.
Washington Post May 27, 2009 California Ruling Shows That Hurdles Remain for Same-Sex Marriage
QUOTE: The decisions in three states this year to legalize same-sex marriage created a sense that the issue was gaining irreversible momentum and widespread acceptance...But the California ruling served as a reminder that same-sex marriage remains deeply polarizing, and the movement is likely to see more reversals and setbacks as it tries to expand beyond the favorable terrain of the Northeast.
Washington Post Apr 25, 2009 Before Census, a Debate Over Prisoners: Critics Say Current Method of Counting Inmates Distorts Rural, Urban Tallies
QUOTE: for some civil liberties groups and the nonprofit Prison Policy Initiative, which has analyzed the last census numbers, counting inmates in prisons distorts population numbers in New York and several other states.
Washington Post May 05, 2008 As Budgets Tighten, States Free Inmates Early
QUOTE: many cash-strapped states are embracing a view once dismissed as dangerously naive: It costs far less to let some felons go free than to keep them locked up.
Washington Post Apr 15, 2008 Sandwiches and Sensitivities: Asian Groups Fight to Change Eatery's Name
QUOTE: The problem is that the term "chink" is every bit as racist and hurtful to Asian Americans as "the n-word" is to African Americans -- so much so that some have taken to calling it "the c-word." "It's definitely a derogatory term," said Ginny Gong, national president of the Organization of Chinese Americans..."...Maybe there is this feeling that Asian Americans will not express some degree of outrage. But we are outraged that there is this comfort level."
Washington Post Mar 22, 2008 Tiny Towns in N.J. May Have to Merge: Aid Could Be The Price of Staying Small
QUOTE: [Governor Jon] Corzine's incentive -- more like a hammer -- is a threatened cutoff of state aid. Under the governor's proposed budget, the state's 323 towns with populations of fewer than 10,000 people would face drastic cuts if they do not consolidate. Towns with populations between 5,000 and 10,000 people would see their aid sliced in half...And those such as Moonachie, with fewer than 5,000 people, would get zero state funding. Zilch.
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 Jul 25, 2004 U.N. Court Rejects West Bank Barrier: Israel Says Security Fence Will Stay
QUOTE: ...the security barrier being constructed by Israel in the West Bank is illegal, violates the human rights of Palestinians and must be dismantled...Israeli officials have argued that the fence is necessary to prevent Palestinian suicide bombers from entering Israel...
Washington Post Dec 19, 2003 Clark Calls Milosevic 'Force' Behind Wars
QUOTE: Retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark, a former NATO commander, told the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague that Yugoslavia's former president, Slobodan Milosevic, said in 1995 that he had prior knowledge of the massacre of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica, the worst act of slaughter of the Bosnian civil war...
Washington Post Dec 18, 2003 French President Urges Ban On Head Scarves in Schools: Chirac Confronts Spread of Islam
QUOTE: Warning that growing ethnic and religious divisions threaten to erode France's tradition of equality, President Jacques Chirac called Wednesday for a law that would ban Muslim head scarves and all other overt religious symbols from public schools.
Washington Post Aug 11, 2002 France May Limit Prostitution
QUOTE: Interior Minister Wants to Deport Sex Workers From Outside EU
Washington Post Aug 03, 2002 Illegal Workers in W. Europe Do Continent's Heavy Lifting
QUOTE: As many European countries put up new barriers against what is increasingly perceived as an invasion of immigrants, little thought is being given to how Europe's envied standard of living has come to depend on the manpower the illegal workers provide...
Washington Post Jul 09, 2001 Oldest Profession Gets New Legal Protection: Rules for Dutch Brothels Bring Rights, Responsibilities
QUOTE: Prostitution has long been legal in the Netherlands...Legislation passed last year after 17 years of debate has removed the last layer of illegality, designating brothels as workplaces subject to rules, regulations and tax collection like any other.
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