Archive for August, 2002

Affirmative Inaction: Racial Preference and the War on Drugs

Published in LIP Magazine, www.lipmagazine.org, 8/24/02. The war on drugs never came to my college dorm, and not for a lack of enemies in sight (trust me, there were plenty), but rather because the drug war rarely makes its way to the cloistered residences of mostly white, well-off private school co-eds. Too busy busting the [...]

Failing the Test of Fairness: Institutional Racism and the SAT

Published as a ZNet Commentary, August 15, 2002 Have you ever noticed how expensive restaurants go out of their way to fill the air of their bathrooms with the refreshing scent of a pine forest after a gentle rain? Hoping to cover up the smells that would otherwise predominate in such an environment, the keepers [...]