Archive for the ‘Affirmative Action’ Category

People were shocked by the passage of Prop 8 and the votes of African-Americans… should we be? “In many ways, folks have been shocked that voting for Left or progressive politics doesn’t necessarily mean that you support social justice or equality for all. I can’t help but think that we have assumed for far too long that coming from a certain background, speaking a certain tongue, wearing certain buttons inherently connects our struggles for justice. In reality, a social justice orientation is taught one, a lived one, a challenging one. If we are not forever questioning our oppressions and our own privileges I’ve come to believe we are playing party or ideological politics, not engaging in politics of change and justice. Our inability to see our connectedness and divergences in our struggles have ended up making justice for “just us.”

Ballot or the Bullet?

November 8, 2006 · 24 Comments

Well, it looks like Proposal 2 passed in the state of Michigan last night 58% to 42%. The passing of […]

One of many???

November 7, 2006 · 2 Comments

Well a few moments ago I ran to the polls and made sure to vote, especially on Prop 2. There […]

A simple question.

November 5, 2006 · 8 Comments

For the past few years, I have watched patiently as Proposal 2 has come into the spotlight. It’s been a […]

So the big news in the Daily today is apparently Tony Saunders was ousted from the Black Student Union for […]