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Convicted of murder, but exonerated years later, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter has returned to His Lord, at the age of 76.
Maintaining his innocence since the triple-murder charges in 1966, in Patterson, N.J., he became for many, a symbol of the insipid racism and rush-to-incarcerate black men, which many argue, exists today.
I recall vividly, his bald, shiny head and goatee mustache. He looked then, that he could go a few rounds for the middleweight championship.
On Monday, SCOTUS ruled in favor of a Michigan voter initiative, banning the use of race, as a factor in admission into college. In a remote sense, this conjures the discussion we had on Critical Discourse, regarding the efficacy of admissions exams for NYC “elite” high schools.
The reaction was swift, but most strikingly, one of the justices, Sonia Sotomayor, in dissent, harshly criticized the decision, going as far as accusing the majority in the 6-2 ruling, of being “out of touch…”. In my view, such a public tantrum is unprofessional and in bad taste.
But, to be frank, couldn’t one argue that a college should have the right, as opposed to the obligation, to consider race?
What will this mean for black and Latino students, who purportedly will be “locked out” of opportunities for [material] advancement?
THIS DECISION DOES NOT GRANT A COLLEGE THE RIGHT TO USE RACE AS A REASON TO DENY ADMISSION!
Incidentally, Cliven Bundy made some controversial comments, with regards to race, which are worth discussing
AS ALWAYS – I can’t wait for the discussion, which is always better when you come on board and share your insights, views and expertise
As reported by the Boston Globe, IN NOMINATING federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor for the nation's highest court today, President Obama stressed her "extraordinary journey" from public housing in the South Bronx to the upper reaches of the judicial system. But despite her personal history, Sotomayor's professional record is notable less for its iconoclasm than for its steadiness and solidity.
Sotomayor, now a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, would become the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court. By any measure, she is well prepared for the job. A graduate of Princeton and Yale Law School, she has worked as a prosecutor and as a corporate lawyer in civil cases. And her previous service as a federal district court judge would be a crucial addition to the court.
Currently, only departing Justice David Souter has experience as a trial judge. By proposing Sotomayor as his replacement, Obama has answered his own complaint that current Supreme Court justices - most of whom entered the federal judiciary at the lofty appellate level - often consider cases through too abstract a prism.
Some liberal activists hoped that Obama would seek a firebrand to counter Antonin Scalia, the darling of the right. Will Sotomayor be the Latino's Clarence Thomas?
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May 27 - Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu we're joined by ABC News senior political reporter Rick Klein.
Klein is tapped into what Washington is saying — he's the author of the well-read blog "The Note" as well as host of the ABC News Now show "Top Line." We'll talk to him the selection of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and what the media will be talking about in the days and weeks to come.
There seems to be a focus on two key comments Sotomayor has made, one on video about the role of the appellate court, and the other in writing about life experience. "The fact that one is on video will answer which one we'll see more," he says. "I think both of them are going to be in wide circulation. They are, for a lot of folks, killers and absolute game-changers. There is, I think, compelling and interesting explanations behind each of those pieces of information."
Also discussed from the newsfeed: the New York Times' new social media editor (Klein is on Twitter as well) and the success of a personalized magazine.
On tonight's broadcast, topics to be discussed include: the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearing, another industry wanting a federal bailout, a servicemember refuses to deploy and much more.
The official date for the 2014 election is less than two weeks away, but early voting in several states has already begun. That hasn't stopped the now-typical wrangling over voting rules in states governed by Republicans. Saturday morning we got a little October surprise from the Supreme Court, which upheld yet another discriminatory voter ID law designed to disenfranchise minority voters. That decision came with a little extra: a scathing dissent from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (joined by Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan). This election year has been a bumpy ride and it isn't over until it's over. The good news is that states that were written off by the MSM as an easy win for the Republicans are now neck and neck, with Democrats either tied with Republicans or just behind and within the margin of error. If only the polls could be trusted! MOMocrats Cynematic and Donna Schwartz Mills discuss the 2014 midterm elections from a progressive point of view. Produced by Engender Media Group.
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Spiritual Happy Hour Walks The Camino with Sonia Choquette hosted by #Janellehoyland and Jennifer Louzioits.
We are so excited to Welcome Sonia Choquette as our speical guest next Wednesday, October 22nd at 1:30 Central time/ 2:30 Eastern time on #spiritualhappyhour on Blog Talk Radio.
Sonia's work inspires people to live more authentically in their spirit- living a life that is intentionally created versus a living a life that is fear driven unconsciously. Her work with people has lead her to write 14 New York Times Bestselling Books and speak and teach all over the world. Her most recent soul riventing, authentic book, Walking Home A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed, causes you to shift your perception about your own life in a very honest way.
We started reading Sonia's books in 1996, went to many of her workshops and met in 2008 at Translucent You, Sonia's healing event in Hawaii. with that meeting the spark that is #spiritualhappyhour was born. We are so excited to share space with Sonia.
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