affirmative action http://wamc.org en City of Pittsfield Addresses Affirmative Action http://wamc.org/post/city-pittsfield-addresses-affirmative-action <p>Now, a warning to our listeners that next story contains language that some people might find offensive.</p><p>An affirmative action forum in Pittsfield is taking place during a week of civil rights remembrance nationally.</p><p>“He said ‘I’d expect that from a nigger, but not from a boy like you.”</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 72261 at http://wamc.org City of Pittsfield Addresses Affirmative Action Herbert London: Equality And The Court http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-equality-and-court <p>The word “equality” is woven into the fabric of the nation. Despite the clause in the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln’s continual efforts to preserve it, most people assume we are born with different endowments, have different temperaments, behave in different ways and, most assuredly, are unequal. In fact, the more we as a nation emphasize individuality, the more likely inequality will result.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Herbert London 68410 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 4 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-brad-hays-part-4-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Supreme Court will rule on some major cases this year. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that affirmative action and same-sex marriage are on the docket.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 56345 at http://wamc.org Herbert London: Mismatch: A Book With Sensible Proposals on Affirmative Action http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-mismatch-book-sensible-proposals-affirmative-action <p></p><p>In a recent book entitled <em>Mismatch:</em> <em>How Affirmative Action Hurts Students Its Intended To Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It</em> by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, the authors identify reforms that could make a difference in dealing with this ticklish racial issue, reforms, as I see it, that are eminently sensible.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:25:13 +0000 Herbert London 50026 at http://wamc.org