PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2001

Global Warming Policies Could Unfairly Harm Minorities and the Poor, by Rep. John Peterson (R-PA)

National Policy Analysis #357 /
While the world continues to ask if global warming is occurring and, if so, if human beings contribute to it, most Americans have overlooked the effect that complying with the Kyoto Protocol would have on minorities and the poor. Let's examine the science surrounding global climate change. Although media reports ...
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Hopping Across the Digital Divide, by Melissa Wiedbrauk

National Policy Analysis #362 /
There is an ongoing concern that the poor and minorities are not up to speed with the rest of America when it comes to computer technology. It's called the "digital divide." But, like many other modern complaints about race, class and equality, claims of technological segregation are more hot air ...
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Global Warming Policies Could Unfairly Harm Minorities and the Poor, by U.S. Rep. John Peterson (R-PA)

New Visions Commentary /
While the world continues to ask if global warming is occurring and, if so, if human beings contribute to it, most Americans have overlooked the effect that complying with the Kyoto Protocol would have on minorities and the poor. Let's examine the science surrounding global climate change. Although media reports ...
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I Find CBS Rather Insensitive, by Kevin Martin

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published August 2001 Reprints permitted provided source is credited. For the past couple of weeks, major newspapers have carried stories about new efforts to privatize the U.S. Social Security System (SSS). Although the real battle to effect this change is far from beginning in earnest, ...
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Reparations, Anyone? by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published August 2001 by The National Center for Public Policy Research * 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. I first heard about the reparations movement as a college student in Washington, ...
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Tuning Out Jesse Jackson, by Michael King

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published August 2001 by The National Center for Public Policy Research * 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. No good deed goes unpunished when Jesse Jackson is involved. But, this time ...
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Should African-Americans Favor Privatizing Social Security? by Dr. B.B. Robinson

New Visions Commentary /
Reprints permitted provided source is credited. For the past couple of weeks, major newspapers have carried stories about new efforts to privatize the U.S. Social Security System (SSS). Although the real battle to effect this change is far from beginning in earnest, African-Americans would be well advised to begin considering ...
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Project 21 Release: Black Activists Support Pledge of Allegiance: Group Outraged by Black Lawmaker Refusing to Honor the Flag and Nation – July 2001

Press Release /
On the eve of the 225th anniversary of American independence, members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are appalled that there are prominent African-Americans who refuse to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. These people claim the American flag represents slavery and racial oppression, ignoring the growth of America into ...
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Black Men and Families: What’s Going On? by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published July 2001 by The National Center for Public Policy Research * 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. While in my local shopping mall recently, I noticed a curious thing. There ...
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The Ten Commandments: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, by Melissa Wiedbrauk

New Visions Commentary /
Reprints permitted provided source is credited. One thing is for sure. The U.S. Supreme Court has put itself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the Ten Commandments. Placed along the top border of the Supreme Court's magnificent courtroom are carvings of several of history's great ...
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Sharpton Requires a Foggy Memory, by Michael King

New Visions Commentary /
Reprints permitted provided source is credited A man whose actions led to cold-blooded murders is now running for President. And, because the Reverend Al Sharpton is black and liberal, his infractions will be overlooked by many and forgotten by other. They shouldn't be. Freddy's Fashion Mart was a Harlem boutique ...
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Where’s the NAACP? by R.D. Davis

New Visions Commentary /
Reprints permitted provided source is credited. The NAACP is not around to help Ron Greer, a black pastor and fireman in need of assistance. "Civil rights" organizations also weren't there for Pastor Reggie White, the former Green Bay Packer star, when he had his endorsement deals with Campbell's Soup and ...
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Boycott the NAACP! by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson

New Visions Commentary /
Boycotts are an effective means for achieving social change. The Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott was a key point in the struggle for civil rights. Southern Baptists are boycotting the Walt Disney Company to protest the company's moves away from family-friendly entertainment. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ...
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A Man of the (Tattered) Cloth, by Michael King

New Visions Commentary /
Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Reverend Arthur Allen is the man at the center of a maelstrom. Allen is pastor of a 150-member-strong church - The House of Prayer - in Northwest Atlanta. The church is the focus of an ongoing investigation that led Georgia state welfare authorities to ...
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How To Raise a Thug, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
Reprints permitted provided source is credited. "My baby is a good boy! He didn't do nothing wrong!" The woman who spoke these words sat crying in a rocking chair on her porch. Her 18-year-old son was in jail awaiting trial for a very serious crime. She was a friend of ...
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New Gasoline May Force Blacks to Run on Empty, by Syd Gernstein

New Visions Commentary /
Reprints permitted provided source is credited. There has never been a worse time for the government to push policies that would raise gasoline prices, especially since they've risen almost 45% over the past year. But this is exactly what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doing with reformulated gasoline (RFG) ...
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The Media Proves McWhorter Right: Some African-American Youth Believe Academic Excellence is Not “Cool,” by Dr. B.B. Robinson

New Visions Commentary /
Reprints permitted provided source is credited. A great deal of controversy surrounds Berkeley Professor John H. McWhorter's recent book, Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America. In his book, McWhorter argues that contemporary African-American youth - the Generation Xers - shun academic excellence because it is not "cool." There is ...
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Black Network Opposes Attack on Motherhood: School’s Rejection of Mother’s Day Activities Just Part of Larger Attack on Traditional Families

Press Release /
Unlike the administrators of the Rodeph Sholom Day School in New York City, members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are proud to celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday. Project 21 members were shocked to learn that the school has suspended Mother's Day-related activities because of concerns for the feelings ...
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Motherhood Under Attack, by Rita Thompson

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published May 2001 by The National Center for Public Policy Research * 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Motherhood can be the most sacred duty of a woman's life. The status ...
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The Decline and Fall of Jesse Jackson, by Kevin Martin

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published May 2001 by The National Center for Public Policy Research * 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. At one time or another, most of us have had a roach problem ...
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