Category: Project 21 Papers

School Choice Ruling Sends Struggling Black Kids to the Head of the Class, by Mary Katherine Ascik

School Choice Ruling Sends Struggling Black Kids to the Head of the Class, by Mary Katherine Ascik

Black Americans won a significant victory when the Supreme Court recently ruled that a Cleveland school vouchers program created to help children escape from substandard schools was constitutional. The Ohio state legislature established the Ohio Pilot Scholarship Program in 1995 ...
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EPA's Regulatory Turnaround an Example of Compassionate Conservatism in Action, by Syd Gernstein

EPA’s Regulatory Turnaround an Example of Compassionate Conservatism in Action, by Syd Gernstein

Just the thought of new environmental regulations can make people groan. Nobody wants to breathe dirty air or drink toxic water, but government policies to protect the planet can be unnecessarily expensive - especially for those who can least afford ...
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Historic Preservation Saves Buildings But Robs Residents of Goods and Services, by Syd Gernstein

Historic Preservation Saves Buildings But Robs Residents of Goods and Services, by Syd Gernstein

Homes of black heroes such as Frederick Douglass and Carter G. Woodson, where roofs leak and walls are collapsing, are historic landmarks located in our nation's capital that need protection.1 A still-operating grocery store and a boarded-up hardware store, however, ...
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Senate Puts Black Arkansas Jurist at the Back of the Bus, by David Almasi

Senate Puts Black Arkansas Jurist at the Back of the Bus, by David Almasi

Bill Clinton used the fact that he was born in Hope, Arkansas to campaign for president as the "man from Hope" - using the name of his birthplace to enhance his image. Lavenski R. Smith, a trailblazing black jurist, is ...
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Who's Afraid of the "No Fear" Bill? by Syd Gernstein

Who’s Afraid of the “No Fear” Bill? by Syd Gernstein

If a federal agency is found guilty of violating someone's civil rights, the Department of Justice pays any monetary damages. Taxpayers foot the bill, while the offending agency is all but unaffected. The "No Fear" bill (officially titled the "Notification ...
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Closing the New Digital Divide: African-Americans Call Upon the FCC to Allow Improved High-Speed Internet Access, by John Meredith

Closing the New Digital Divide: African-Americans Call Upon the FCC to Allow Improved High-Speed Internet Access, by John Meredith

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and other leaders of the African-American community have not had the opportunity to be "up to speed" with the rest of America when it comes to computer technology - the so-called "digital divide." ...
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Giving With One Hand, Taking Away with the Other: Competing Government Policies Both Promote and Deny Homeownership Opportunities for Minorities, by David Almasi

Giving With One Hand, Taking Away with the Other: Competing Government Policies Both Promote and Deny Homeownership Opportunities for Minorities, by David Almasi

It's three steps forward, but two steps back. Policies removing barriers to minority homeownership are favored by governments, but the competing objective of combating the perceived threat of urban sprawl by some of these governments is simultaneously restricting homeownership opportunities ...
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Who Will Monitor the Monitor? Commission on Civil Rights Chairman's Uncivil Manner Screams for Scrutiny, by David Almasi

Who Will Monitor the Monitor? Commission on Civil Rights Chairman’s Uncivil Manner Screams for Scrutiny, by David Almasi

National Policy Analysis #389 /
We are taught that there are three official branches to our government: the executive, legislative and judicial. Some consider the media a fourth because it shapes public opinion. But there is reason to believe one person - Mary Frances Berry, ...
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Civil Rights Commission Should Address the Economic Impact of Environmental Justice Policies, by David Almasi

Civil Rights Commission Should Address the Economic Impact of Environmental Justice Policies, by David Almasi

Over the past few years, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hasn't been known for promoting racial harmony. Chairman Mary Frances Berry is a stalwart liberal who rules the Commission with an iron fist. Critics accuse her of using the ...
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