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The Hill : When anti-racism demands racism

October 17, 2022 | By WENCONG FA

Montgomery County, Md. is hardly one of the first counties that comes to mind when one thinks of “hotbeds for racism.” … ...

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The Hill : Entrepreneurs in the construction industry deserve opportunity, not racial quotas

July 25, 2022 | By WENCONG FA

An optimistic small-business owner in New York, Henry Kaiser’s life changed when he asked his girlfriend’s father for permission to marry her. Kaiser’s future father-in-law said he’d permit no wedding until Kaiser had saved enough money and built a house for his bride. He left Kaiser with one piece of advice: Move west. Kais ...

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Des Moines Register : Quota for nominating panel deprives Iowans of opportunities

July 17, 2022 | By WENCONG FA

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, when asked how many female U.S. Supreme Court justices would be enough, famously replied, “when there are nine.” Yet the court that Ginsburg envisioned would be impossible if it were governed by Iowa’s gender quota, which mandates an equal number of male and female commissioners on the state ...

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New York Daily News : Get racial preferences out of medical treatment

February 17, 2022 | By WENCONG FA

When, in December, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency approval for innovative antiviral medications to treat COVID-19, the news was hailed as the biggest advance in the pandemic since the vaccines. But while we’re moving forward in combating the virus and ending the pandemic, there’s one area where New York is movin ...

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American Bar Association’s new equity standards are inconsistent with equality before the law

February 02, 2022 | By WENCONG FA

The American Bar Association (ABA) recently proposed a new rule that would require law schools seeking accreditation to implement “bias, racism and cross-cultural competency” training for all students, as well as adopt and promote equity-based policies. Taken at face value, the proposed rule may seem like a positive step toward building ...

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The Dispatch : The end of affirmative action?

January 31, 2022 | By WENCONG FA

When the Supreme Court upheld the use of racial preferences in college admissions in 2003, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who wrote the majority opinion, added a trenchant prediction: “We expect that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary to further the interest approved today.” Is it possible t ...

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The Center Square : Chicago renews controversial racial preferences in city contracting. That’s bad news for equal rights

January 26, 2022 | By WENCONG FA

Proponents of racial preferences typically pitch them as temporary measures – in place only as long as needed to remedy past discrimination. Yet in practice, such preferences are anything but temporary. Since the 1980s, for instance, the city of Chicago has had some form of racial preference in its city contracting program. Far from ending ̷ ...

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The Washington Examiner : Agricultural programs should focus on opportunity, not equity

November 22, 2021 | By WENCONG FA

Earlier this year, Congress enacted the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law in March. Proponents lauded the act as a way to promote opportunity for “working people” and to give them a “fighting chance” after the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet one provision, whi ...

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The Hill : Why farmers are fighting the USDA’s loan forgiveness program

June 28, 2021 | By WENCONG FA

The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law in March, hinged eligibility for loan forgiveness on the basis of one characteristic: race. It said minority farmers are automatically entitled to a payment of 120 percent of their farm loans; white farmers are excluded, no matter how dire their circumstances. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaime ...