New book disregards complexity of civil rights

Last week Ann Coulter made an appearance on the ABC News show “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” in order to discuss her new book, “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama.” Unsurprisingly, Coulter made more than one controversial remark in “Mugged.” Stephanopoulos pointed out one statement in particular: “Various groups feminists, gay rights groups, and those who are defending immigrants have commandeered the black civil rights experience.” Her attack on these “various groups” is an attempt to belittle the causes that have recently come to the forefront of social...

Affirmative action: Unfortunately necessary

The passing of Initiative-200 in the year 1999 abolished affirmative action throughout Washington State. Section 1 of the Initiative states that "The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.” The question now is whether or not Washington state should propose a new initiative to reintroduce affirmative action. This is a highly debated subject throughout the country. There are those who believe affirmative...
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