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Roger Clegg Enters the Lions’ Den

Talk about taking one for the team!  Last Sunday, CEO’s Roger Clegg, a stalwart opponent of racial discrimination across the board, went on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC to defend Justice Scalia’s questioning during oral arguments in Fisher v. Texas. Here is the link.

Defending a racially color-blind society should not be such an onerous task.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More
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Let’s Chill about Hate Crimes

‘Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the television show ‘Empire,’ was attacked in Chicago by 2 assailants who yelled racial and homophobic slurs,” tweeted the New York Times on January 29. Mark the tone of absolute certainty about an unconfirmed claim. Many other news outlets took the same tack. ... Read More