Category: Project 21 Papers

Health Activists Suppress Information on Safer Alternative to Smoking, by Gregory Parker

Health Activists Suppress Information on Safer Alternative to Smoking, by Gregory Parker

Despite decades of health warnings, negative ad campaigns and tobacco's well-established bad reputation, 46 million Americans continue to smoke. For many, it's an addiction to the nicotine found in cigarettes that keeps them puffing. There is an alternative, but those ...
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Blacks Need Green to Compete with Whites in NASCAR, by David Almasi

Blacks Need Green to Compete with Whites in NASCAR, by David Almasi

National Policy Analysis #502 /
At this weekend's Daytona 500, the beginning of the 2004 NASCAR season, don't expect to spot any black drivers. While NASCAR's logo contains a rainbow of colors, the diversity of hues doesn't translate to the track. Auto racing continues to ...
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Civil Rights Report Wrong on Environmental Justice Priorities, by David Almasi

Civil Rights Report Wrong on Environmental Justice Priorities, by David Almasi

Select Steel, Inc. couldn't build a steel mill in Genesee County, Michigan due to "environmental justice" concerns. If the staff of a federal commission has its way, more companies might find their expansion plans disrupted as well. To environmental activists ...
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Parents Beware: Chain Stores Going Crazy Selling "Girls Gone Wild," by David Almasi

Parents Beware: Chain Stores Going Crazy Selling “Girls Gone Wild,” by David Almasi

Probably thinking of himself as being on the cutting edge of the civil rights struggle, rapper Snoop Dogg broke his ties with Mantra Entertainment - makers of the "Girls Gone Wild" videos - because it doesn't feature enough black and ...
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American Trial Lawyers Take Aim at Beleaguered South African Economy, by John Meredith

American Trial Lawyers Take Aim at Beleaguered South African Economy, by John Meredith

America's 34-million African-Americans should be outraged by the campaign of economic blackmail that a handful of profit-driven personal injury lawyers are waging against the financially beleaguered Republic of South Africa. Against the expressed wishes of the revered Nelson Mandela and ...
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Tinkering With Energy is Playing With Fire: Cap and Trade Schemes are Regressive, Placing Burdens on Low-Income Communities, by Bonner Cohen

Tinkering With Energy is Playing With Fire: Cap and Trade Schemes are Regressive, Placing Burdens on Low-Income Communities, by Bonner Cohen

National Policy Analysis #490 /
Hopes for a swift and lasting economic recovery could be dashed if Congress approves a misbegotten scheme that two independent government agencies have concluded will send energy prices through the roof. The "Climate Stewardship Act of 2003" (S. 139), introduced ...
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Democratic Party Chairman at Odds with His Party's Rank-and-File? by Horace Cooper

Democratic Party Chairman at Odds with His Party’s Rank-and-File? by Horace Cooper

Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic National Committee Chairman, puts the "P" in partisan. As attack dogs go, he's the pit bull that Democrats believe they need to lead their party. When he rails against President George W. Bush, corporate corruption and ...
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Low Vaccination Rates for Deadly Diseases Put Black School Children at Serious Risk, by Beverly M. Gaines, M.D.

Low Vaccination Rates for Deadly Diseases Put Black School Children at Serious Risk, by Beverly M. Gaines, M.D.

National Policy Analysis #430 /
In the national effort to eliminate infectious diseases, African-American children are being left behind. The statistics are grim: vaccination rates in the African-American community are among the lowest for any demographic group in the country.Simply put, African-American kids are at ...
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Fuel Efficiency Regulations Save Gas But Cost Lives and Money, by Mary Katherine Ascik

Fuel Efficiency Regulations Save Gas But Cost Lives and Money, by Mary Katherine Ascik

That new car you just bought may be a threat to your health - and even your life - thanks to Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. These federal rules are responsible for thousands of needless deaths and injuries. Not ...
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For Safety's Sake: Buckle Up, Black America, by Mary Katherine Ascik

For Safety’s Sake: Buckle Up, Black America, by Mary Katherine Ascik

Black America needs to fasten its collective seatbelt. According to figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only 69 percent of African-Americans wore seat belts in 2000 as opposed to 74 percent of whites.1 That's just a five ...
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