PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 1996

Racial Preferences Add to the “Dumbing Down” of Education, by Camille Harper

New Visions Commentary /
The two young ladies waiting for the el had been my students the year before. Now they were seniors, and I had been bused to another school. I asked them about the old school and other students. Unenthusiastically, they replied. I asked what the problem was. "Why did you leave ...
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Spike Lee’s “Get on the Bus” Addresses the Right Issues, by B.B. Robinson

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published November 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] Spike Lee is viewed as the premier African-American movie director in the U.S. He is noted for ...
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African-American Group Supports End of Racial Preferences: California Civil Rights Initiative Defended; Endorsed by California Members, Including a Former Black Panther

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Diversity should be achieved through non-discriminatory outreach efforts, not preferences or quotas for special groups, says the African-American leadership group Project 21. Project 21's California members say that the California Civil Rights Initiative (Proposition 209) seeks to achieve this goal by prohibiting the state from using race, sex, color, ethnicity, ...
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Emory University Withdraws Funding for Black Conservative Speaker Due to Her So-Called “Anti-Homosexual” Views, But Anti-White and Anti-Semitic Speakers Welcome – October 1996

Despite an almost unanimous vote by the Emory College Council to pay honorarium to Project 21 member and black conservative Star Parker for a speech, Emory University's College Council President has vetoed expenditure of the funds, claiming that Ms. Parker is prejudiced against homosexuals. Parker denies the allegations, adding that ...
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Liberals Rally Around Government, Conservatives Rally Around Freedom

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published October 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] As the anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech in Washington, D.C. passed, the Democrats staged their convention ...
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The Wealthy and Well-Connected Benefit Most from Racial Set-Asides – October 1996

A New Visions Commentary paper published October 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] In a high-profile speech last year, President Bill Clinton vowed to "mend" federal affirmative action programs that ...
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A Black Conservative Congressman Defines the American Dream

A New Visions Commentary paper published September 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] When it comes to the American dream, no one has a corner on the market. All of ...
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African-American Group Calls on Environmentalists to Stop Promoting Third-World Abortions – September 1996

Outraged over environmentalist groups, such as the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), supporting "family planning organizations" including those that perform abortions, the African-American leadership group Project 21 is demanding that environmentalists stop endorsing policies that disproportionately harm people of color. "Environmental colonialism is here," says Project 21 Chairman Edmund Peterson ...
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A New Way to Reduce Poverty: Limited Government and Maximum Compassion, by Michael A. Ferguson

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published September 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] One of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life was teaching high school in the ...
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Government Compassion Is Not the Kind We Need, by Camille Harper

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A New Visions Commentary paper published September 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] Leaving liberalism was painful, and came in slow stages. Leaving liberalism was painful and slow, first, because ...
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It Takes the Government to Raise A Village, by Camille Harper

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A New Visions Commentary paper published September 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] When First Lady Hillary Clinton referred to Chicago as "my kind of village" at the Democratic Convention, ...
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African-Americans are in Need of an Awakening, by Michael Sharp

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A New Visions Commentary paper published September 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] In my years of life on this planet, I've found that if there is one axiom that ...
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African-American Group Blasts “So What” Attitude of Clinton Administration Toward Drugs: New Study Shows Lack of Presidential Leadership Linked to Rise in Teenage Illicit Drug Use – August 1996

Contact: Arturo Silva at (202) 507-6398 or [email protected] Citing a new study showing the highest levels of drug use and acceptance of drugs by teenagers in decades, the African-American leadership group Project 21 says the Clinton Administration is partly to blame because of its casual attitude toward illegal drug use ...
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Did Uncle Tom Miss His Own Funeral? by Camille Harper

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published August 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] Whatever justification there may have been for calling successful Black Americans "Uncle Tom" because they catered to ...
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Movie Review: “A time to Kill” Requires Time to Believe – August 1996

A New Visions Commentary paper published August 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] "A Time To Kill" is both the most believable and most unrealistic movie I have seen this ...
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Conservatives Propose Their Own Brand of Urban Renewal: Proposal to “Save Our Children” and Revitalize Low-Income Areas Gets Its Day in Congress

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Contact: Arturo Silva at (202) 507-6398 or [email protected] Nearly 250 children are expected to attend a joint Congressional hearing and press conference on "Saving Our Children: The American Community Renewal Act of 1996" (H.R. 3467) -- a sweeping plan to renew urban areas through free market economics rather than government ...
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A Summary of HR 3467, “Saving Our Children: The American Renewal Community Act of 1996

Creates Renewal Communities: Up to 100 "renewal communities" will be created nationwide. Each community must possess certain characteristics to qualify as a "renewal community," such as: a high unemployment rate; high poverty rate; and a disproportionate amount of low-income households. State and local government officials -- who are responsible for ...
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Let’s Get On Board This Train: An Urban Marshall Plan

A New Visions Commentary published July 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] It is encouraging to see another bona fide effort to address the critical needs of and devote the ...
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Increasing the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs for Black Teens Says African-American Group – July 1996

On the day of a July 9 floor vote in the Senate on a proposal to increase the minimum wage from $4.25 to $5.15 an hour, the African-American group Project 21 is warning that the minimum wage is a job killer for black teenagers, and a threat to the survival ...
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Attack on Churches is an Attack on the Soul of the Community, July 1996

A New Visions Commentary published July 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 20 F Street NW, Suite 700 , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 507-6398, Fax (301) 498-1301, E-Mail [email protected] As a pastor of a church, I have watched with awe as Godly communities have transformed the lives ...
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