Category: Project 21 Papers

Needed: Environmental Justice for Minorities, by John Carlisle

Needed: Environmental Justice for Minorities, by John Carlisle

"Be it required that there be a finding that a proposed federal environmental policy, program or regulation not have a disparate economic impact on minority populations and low-income populations before implementation." So should read one of the first Executive Orders ...
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A Taxing Proposition: Should the Working Poor Finance New Government Spending? by Faye Anderson

A Taxing Proposition: Should the Working Poor Finance New Government Spending? by Faye Anderson

On November 3, California voters will cast their votes for or against Proposition 10, the California Children and Families Initiative. If passed, the measure would increase the tax on cigarettes by 50 cents per pack to fund early childhood development ...
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Congress Takes a Byte Out of the FCC, by Faye Anderson

Congress Takes a Byte Out of the FCC, by Faye Anderson

The millennium computer bug has bitten Vice President Al Gore. I'm not talking about the Y2K programming crisis. Gore's gigabyte-size problem stems from his role as head cheerleader for the Clinton administration's plan to wire all schools and libraries to ...
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What Earth Day Means to Minority Citizens, by Edmund Peterson

What Earth Day Means to Minority Citizens, by Edmund Peterson

April 22, 1998 marks the 28th annual Earth Day celebration, but like many other people of color I will not be celebrating. To me, Earth Day is merely an annual reminder of the environmental movement's insensitivity to the needs and ...
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Government Rules Akin to "Regulatory Racism," by Kevin Pritchett

Government Rules Akin to “Regulatory Racism,” by Kevin Pritchett

A new report from the Milton E. Eisenhower Foundation claims the predictions of the 30-year-old Kerner Commission have come true: America has become two separate societies, one black and one white. Among other problems, the urban policy group cites high ...
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A Recess Appointment of Bill Lann Lee May Send Republicans to the Head of the Class, by David Almasi and Roderick Conrad

A Recess Appointment of Bill Lann Lee May Send Republicans to the Head of the Class, by David Almasi and Roderick Conrad

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A showdown is brewing between President Clinton and Senate Republicans over civil rights. Even if Clinton wins, it may hurt Democrats at the polls. After Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee made clear their intention to block the nomination of ...
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Black America 1997: How Government Harms Charities... And How Some are Succeeding Anyway (Abridged Version)

Black America 1997: How Government Harms Charities… And How Some are Succeeding Anyway (Abridged Version)

Black America 1997How Government Harms Charities ...and How Some Are Succeeding AnywayPublished by Project 21 20 F Street, NW #700 Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 507-6398 Fax (301) 498-1301 [email protected] Copyright 1997: The National Center for Public Policy Research ABRIDGED VERSION ...
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President's Interpretation of "Environmental Justice" Jeopardizes Minority Health and Well-Being, by David Ridenour

President’s Interpretation of “Environmental Justice” Jeopardizes Minority Health and Well-Being, by David Ridenour

The Clinton Administration's narrow interpretation of what constitutes "environmental justice" could place thousands of blacks, Hispanics and other disadvantaged Americans at greater risk. On February 11, 1994, President Clinton committed his administration to an environmental justice strategy by signing Executive ...
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Scholarship Act Is D.C. Youngsters' Best Hope for Education, by Arturo Silva

Scholarship Act Is D.C. Youngsters’ Best Hope for Education, by Arturo Silva

OverviewHouse Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX), Senators Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), Dan Coats (R-IN), and Sam Brownback (R-KS) have introduced legislation, "District of Columbia Student Opportunity Scholarship Act of 1997," to grant scholarships to nearly 2,000 low-income students in the District ...
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Let's Hold Juveniles Responsible for Their Crimes, by Darlene Kennedy

Let’s Hold Juveniles Responsible for Their Crimes, by Darlene Kennedy

The meek may be blessed, but they're not likely to inherit the earth anytime soon. In May, President Clinton stood proudly before an audience of law enforcement, community leaders and others at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. to announce preliminary ...
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