I admit that I have not finished reading this article, its a NYTimes Magazine article so its long. But it is a must read as it discusses the conflict of this century – the maltreatment of women worldwide.
Quote of the Week
“Twenty-four percent (24%) of all PhDs earned each year by African Americans are conferred by twenty four (24) HBCUs; Eighteen (18) of the top twenty-three (23) producers of African Americans who go on to receive science related PhDs are HBCUs; Four (4) of the top ten (10) producers of successful African American medical school applicants are HBCUs. These HBCUs produce twenty percent (20%) more African American applicants than the other six (6) institutions combined; Eight (8) of the top ten (10) producers of African American engineers are HBCUs” from President Obama: Help Our HBCUs
The author does make some good points here. For me, the verdict is still out.
Here is a good story from my new favorite news program Now on PBS
I have to say I am excited about this new Delaware law. I hope more states enact such laws.
Oldies But Goodies
A look at a US Senator who is unafraid to speak out on the hypocrisy in US Policy – foreign or domestic.
Her campaign theme is Millionaires: Your Time is Up.
I posted the original article discussing these ads the other week, see Links of the Week 7 August 2009. I definitely see why the W.H. objects this, I also see why the children of presidents are off limits, however I can’t help but think about the validity of the argument PRCM is making in the ad. I wonder if this would have gone differently if the PRCM tried to obtain some permission form the First Lady’s Office to use her children in the ad especially since the girls are not visually present in the ad. The First Lady is supportive of organic foods and attempted to start an organic garden so she could have been more open than in other cases.
This is a New York Times Magazine Article so its LONG, 9 computer pages, but its a good article filled with good information. Valarie Jarrett may be my new political role model.
“Judge Sotomayor will bring more federal judicial experience to the court than any justice in 100 years, and more overall judicial experience than anyone confirmed in the past 70 years…Sixteen years passed between the confirmations of Ginsburg and Sotomayor, and three men were elevated to the high court during that time…NOW calls for every open seat on the Supreme Court to be filled by a woman until there are four, if not five women justices.”