PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2003

Regulatory Reform: The Next Civil Rights Battlefield

New Visions Commentary /
After expending so much time and effort in the pursuit of civil rights, it's outrageous that the government itself is now infringing our freedoms through overreaching regulation. The problem lies in the one-size-fits-all approach through which many of our regulatory laws are enforced. The process of making new laws is ...
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A Good Name is As Good As Gold, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

New Visions Commentary /
We can all agree that gold has been a valuable commodity throughout history. So what is the rationale behind the statement "a good name is as good as gold?" Even if you comprehend its value, why link names to gold? A more direct question is "Is your name valuable?" Although ...
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After Columbia, Continue to Boldly Go Forward, by Jerry Brooks

New Visions Commentary /
  A New Visions Commentary paper published February 2003 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. Being a pioneer in anything has always been a risky proposition. Throughout history, ...
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What About Adoption? by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
  A New Visions Commentary paper published February 2003 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 figure most people don't give adoption much thought. They probably don't think ...
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Jesse Jackson Oversimplifies History

Press Release /
Conservative African-Americans affiliated with the Project 21 leadership network are appalled by comments made by the Reverend Jesse Jackson on January 15 claiming that early non-black Americans came to this country solely to exploit minorities. Some Project 21 members fear this may be another attempt by Jackson to use class ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservatives Support Bush Stand on Affirmative Action Challenge – January 2003

Press Release /
Black Conservatives Support Bush Stand on Affirmative Action Challenge African-American conservatives from the Project 21 leadership network applaud President George W. Bush for standing firm in his commitment to a colorblind America by authorizing the U.S. Department of Justice to side with students challenging the University of Michigan's race-based admissions ...
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Buckle Up, Black America, by Mary Katherine Ascik

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published January 2003 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. Black America needs to fasten its collective seatbelt. According to figures from the National ...
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In Case of the Diluting Druggist, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

New Visions Commentary /
Imagine this cinematic scenario: Superman, America's most famous superhero, saves a helpless baby in a perilous situation. Flying in at the last moment, our hero swoops up the helpless, adorable baby and places him safely in his anxious mother's arms. Scene Two: Trial lawyers sue Superman, saying his rescue of ...
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On Affirmative Action, Liberals Promote Fear Over Progress, by Ak’bar Shabazz

New Visions Commentary /
It seems chic in liberal circles to elicit black support by telling us we can't succeed without their help. Liberal expectations of black students are obviously low. Their confidence in our natural abilities and intellect isn't strong by any means. In April, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in ...
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Lott Had to Go, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
When Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) woke up on the morning of Senator Strom Thurmond's (R-SC) 100th birthday celebration, I'm sure he had no idea that he and his big mouth would be the biggest political story of last December. Lott, who was then the designated majority leader for the new ...
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