Archive for 1995

The Once and Future Duke

Originally published in Z Magazine, November 1995 Like an alcoholic who denies his addiction for years only to break down and go on a public drinking binge, David Duke has reverted to type. The ex-Klansman and lifelong neo-Nazi, who narrowly lost his bid for the U.S. Senate in 1990 and was then soundly defeated in [...]

White Privilege, Uber Alles: What the Attack on Affirmative Action is Really About

Published in Z Magazine, September, 1995 His voice may have been cracking, but the message was loud and clear, as Presidential wanna-be, Pete Wilson gloated over the decision by the University of California Regents to abolish affirmative action in its nine affiliate schools. “This is the beginning of the end of racial preferences,” announced Wilson, [...]

Affirmative Action, Republican Style

Published in Z Magazine, February, 1995 Affirmative action: two words that conservatives consider as obscene as any Madonna tell-all book or Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit funded by the beleaguered National Endowment for the Arts. For thirty years, they have claimed that attempts to rectify past and present discrimination by giving “preferential treatment” in employment to minorities [...]