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In Defense of Affirmative Action -- A column of In Motion Magazine

In support of affirmative action. University of California, Berkeley. Photo by Bruce Akizuki.
In support of affirmative action. University of California, Berkeley. Photo by Bruce Akizuki.
Feature Articles and Interviews
Giant Steps: Sister Sonia Joins the Supremes
by Gwendolyn Keita Robinson, Ph.D.,
Chicago, Illinois
Published in In Motion Magazine August 25, 2009

History of Affirmative Action
The History of Affirmative Action Policies
Americans for a Fair Chance
Washington D.C.

How Colleges and Universities Can Promote K-12 Diversity
Response to: A Modest Proposal
by J. Chambers, J. C. Boger and W. Tobin

by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine March 30, 2009

When will Affirmative Action, Equity, and Diversity Initiatives as Tools for Social Justice become Unnecessary, Unwarranted, and Anachronistic?”
by Jose J. Soto
Lincoln, Nebraska
The Glass Ceiling
The Glass Ceiling
The Findings and Recommendations of the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission
"For people confronting these barriers, it's discrimination plain and simple."
René Redwood, Washington, D.C.

An interview with René Redwood
Affirmative Action and the Civil Rights Movement
"The positive impact of affirmative action is a fact in our daily lives"
Washington, D.C.
"Realize The Imminence And Importance Of This Issue"
A Letter about Affirmative Action
by Brock Martinez
Madison, Wisconsin
The Supreme Court Decisions

Highlights from the University of Michigan Cases
Views on Affirmative Action
by V.I. King
Glendale, California

Interview with Shirley Wilcher
Civil Rights Since the 2003
Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decisions

Combating Circumventions and Political Interpretations
Accokeek, Maryland
The Legacy of Affirmative Action
Supreme Court decisions reverbrate in the community
by Howard J. Shorr
Oregon City, Oregon
"Affirmative Action Works!
by Paul Kivel
Oakland, California

Affirmative Action for White Men?
by Paul Kivel
Oakland, California

Interview with Vincent Eng
28 Asian Pacific American organizations file support for affirmative action at the U. S. Supreme Court
National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium
Washington, D.C.
Interview with Nicholas Centino
A Student Organizer’s Perspective On Affirmative Action - 2002
United States Student Association
Washington, D.C.
Rev. Jackson Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court to Extend Affirmative Action, Not End It
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson
Chicago, Illinois

An Open Letter to my Colleagues and other supporters of Affirmative Action
"making affirmative action a core value"
by Jose J. Soto
Lincoln, Nebraska
Why Angry White Guys for Affirmative Action are Marching to the Supreme Court
"There isn't a white judge on today's Court that hasn't benefited from affirmative action"
by Paul Rockwell
Oakland, California
Interview with Ayanna Hawkins
Affirmative Action 2002
"Preventing discrimination and promoting diversity"

Americans for a Fair Chance
Washington, D.C.
Supreme Court should consider lessons from California in review of affirmative action in university admissions
by Andrea Guerrero
San Diego, California
Challenging Racial Inequality in Education:
One School's Response to the End of Affirmative Action
by Pedro A. Noguera
Berkeley. California
Interview with Monique Luse
Supporting Affirmative Action in Michigan
"Both attacks on affirmative action and globalization involve a sense of neglecting the other"
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Scroll down to see full list of articles (75) in reverse chronological order

Giant Steps: Sister Sonia Joins the Supremes
by Gwendolyn Keita Robinson, Ph.D.,
Chicago, Illinois
Published in In Motion Magazine August 25, 2009


How Colleges and Universities Can Promote K-12 Diversity
Response to: A Modest Proposal
by J. Chambers, J. C. Boger and W. Tobin

by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine March 30, 2009


When will Affirmative Action, Equity, and Diversity Initiatives
as Tools for Social Justice become Unnecessary, Unwarranted, and Anachronistic?”
by Jose J. Soto
Lincoln, Nebraska
Published in In Motion Magazine April 5, 2008


"Realize The Imminence And Importance Of This Issue"
A Letter about Affirmative Action
by Brock Martinez
Madison, Wisconsin
Published in In Motion Magazine April 15, 2007


Diversity Must Be An Integral Part of
“Who We Are” and “What We Do”
A Commentary on Institutional Diversity Leadership
in Higher Education
by Jose J. Soto
Lincoln, Nebraska
Published in In Motion Magazine April 4, 2007


Equal Opportunity Laws Should Not Be Suspended in Katrina Crisis
AAAA Opposes Department of Labor’s Exemption of Katrina Contractors from Affirmative Action Rules
by Shirley J. Wilcher
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine October 13, 2005


Highlights from the University of Michigan Cases
Views on Affirmative Action
by V.I. King
Glendale, California
Published in In Motion Magazine November 9, 2004


Interview with Shirley Wilcher
Civil Rights Since the 2003
Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decisions

Combating Circumventions and Political Interpretations
Accokeek, Maryland
Published in In Motion Magazine March 31, 2004


"The Sins of the Fathers"
(affirmative action in South Africa)
James Bean
Edinburgh, Scotland

Published in In Motion Magazine November 13, 2003


The History of Affirmative Action Policies
Americans for a Fair Chance
Washington D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine October 12, 2003


The Legacy of Affirmative Action
Supreme Court decisions reverbrate in the community
by Howard J. Shorr
Oregon City, Oregon
Published in In Motion Magazine August 5, 2003


Rev. Jackson Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court
to Extend Affirmative Action, Not End It
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson
Chicago, Illinois

Published in In Motion Magazine April 7, 2003


Interview with Vincent Eng
28 Asian Pacific American organizations file support
for affirmative action at the U. S. Supreme Court
National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine April 1, 2003


Why Angry White Guys for Affirmative Action are Marching to the Supreme Court
"There isn't a white judge on today's Court that hasn't benefited from affirmative action"
by Paul Rockwell
Oakland, California

Published in In Motion Magazine March 11, 2003


Students Outraged by Bush Attack on Affirmative Action
United States Student Association
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine January 16, 2003


Interview with Nicholas Centino
A Student Organizer’s Perspective On Affirmative Action - 2002
United States Student Association
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine December 2, 2002


An Open Letter To My Colleagues And Other Aupporters Of Affirmative Action
"making affirmative action a core value"
by Jose J. Soto
Lincoln, Nebraska
Published in In Motion Magazine, November 10, 2002


Supreme Court Should Consider Lessons From California
in review of affirmative action in university admissions
by Andrea Guerrero
San Diego, California
Published in In Motion Magazine, November 4, 2002


Interview with Ayanna Hawkins
Affirmative Action 2002
"Preventing discrimination and promoting diversity"

Americans for a Fair Chance
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine July 18, 2002


Affirmative Action for White Men?
by Paul Kivel
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine February 10, 2002


Interview with Monique Luse
Supporting Affirmative Action in Michigan
"Both attacks on affirmative action and globalization
involve a sense of neglecting the other"
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Published in In Motion Magazine February 6, 2002


Interview with Graciela Elizabeth Geyer (2001)
"Eliminating affirmative action is re-segregating higher education"
U.S. Students Association
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine August 19, 2001


Federal Appeals Court Upholds Affirmative Action in Michigan Law School Case
by Graciela Elizabeth Geyer,
U.S. Students Association
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine May 21, 2001


On the University of Michigan 6th Circuit Ruling
Statement of Julia Beatty, President
United States Student Association,
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine May 21, 2001


21 Cultural Competencies for the 21st Century
by Jose J. Soto, J.D.
Lincoln, Nebraska
Published in In Motion Magazine April 22, 2001


Interview with Toni Van Pelt
Florida N.O.W.
In Florida: Affirmative Action and the Presidential Elections
St. Petersburg, Florida
Published in In Motion Magazine January 29, 2001


Interview with Graciela Elizabeth Geyer (2000)
U.S. Students Association
"There is no place where affirmative action is not necessary
or could not be improved."
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine October 11, 2000


Interview with Jennifer Lin
U.S. Students Association
Affirmative Action: Learning from achievements in Florida
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine June 24, 2000


Civil Rights Commission denounces percentage programs,
states continue fighting affirmative action attacks
Jennifer Lin
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine June 2, 2000


Interview with Cornelius Minor
Florida A&M student-body president
"One Florida" assumes that inequities don’t exist any more
Gov Jeb Bush's "One Florida" and Ward Connerly's anti-affirmative action initiative
Tallahassee, Florida
Published in In Motion Magazine April 10, 2000


Challenging Racial Inequality in Education:
One School's Response to the End of Affirmative Action
by Pedro A. Noguera
Berkeley. California
Published in In Motion Magazine March 14, 2000


Interview with Jocelyn Moore
Florida students organize to defend affirmative action
from Connerly, Gov. Jeb Bush
Gainesville, Florida
Published in In Motion Magazine February 28, 2000


Young White Men: Scared, Entitled, and Cynical -
a Deadly Combination

by Paul Kivel
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine December 9, 1999


Once upon a time ...
A "politoon"
by Tom Ferguson
Atlanta, Georgia
Published in In Motion Magazine December 5, 1999


Interview with Fabiola Tafolla
University of California students campaign to win back affirmative action
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine November 10, 1999


Affirmative Action Roundup '99
There is No University Without Diversity:
Students Continue to Fight for Affirmative Action
Jennifer Lin
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine September 19, 1999


Interview with Congresswoman Corinne Brown

Ward Connerly is bringing his anti-affirmative action campaign to Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Published in In Motion Magazine May 4, 1999


Affirmative Action for the Better
by Kevin T. Fowler
Anniston, Alabama
Published in In Motion Magazine April 22, 1999


Interview with René Redwood
Affirmative Action and the Civil Rights Movement
The positive impact of affirmative action
is a fact in our daily lives
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine March 6, 1999


Affirmative Action and African Americans in the Construction Industry
Can You Dig It?
Paul King
Chicago, Illinois
Published in In Motion Magazine February 6, 1999


Diversity Is About Change and Leadership
In the year 2000 and beyond
Jose J. Soto, JD
Lincoln, Nebraska
Published in In Motion Magazine January 18, 1999


A Challenge to the Democratic Party:
Zealously Support Affirmative Action, or Can the Rhetoric on Social Justice
by Jose J. Soto
Lincoln, Nebraska
Published in In Motion Magazine January 18, 1999


Cash, Connerly and the Travesty of UC Admissions Criteria
Robert Fikes, Jr.
San Diego, California
Published in In Motion Magazine January 18, 1999


Affirmative Action: An Anachronism in Higher Education?
"Racism continues to operate and limit opportunities for people of color in this country"
Jose J. Soto, JD
Lincoln, Nebraska
Published in In Motion Magazine January 18, 1999


Interview with Alison Fischer, ACCESS
Defending Affirmative Action in North Carolina
"The Civil Rights Movement Is Not Over Yet"
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Published in In Motion Magazine November 10, 1998


Interview with Xuan-Trang "Mary" Tran-Thien
Washington's Initiative 200, like California's Prop 209,
uses deceptive language in an attempt to harm civil rights
"All eyes are on Washington state"
Seattle, Washington
Published in In Motion Magazine October 18, 1998


Interview with Jennifer Lin
United States Student Association
A National Movement for Affirmative Action
"Re-thinking the Way We Organize
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine September 18, 1998


Affirmative Action, Immigration & Welfare:
Confronting Racism in 1998

How white people can work for racial justice
by Paul Kivel
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine November 15, 1998


Interview with Andrea Guerrero
Students Launch Campaign to Restore Affirmative Action in California
San Diego, California
Published in In Motion Magazine March 9, 1998


Equal Educational Opportunity Initiative
300,000 signatures collected
Andrea Guerrero
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine March 9, 1998


Interview with Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
Affirmative Action, Wall St., and the IMF
San Diego, California
Published in In Motion Magazine March 8, 1998


Save the Dream
Speech to the March on Sacramento
Affirmative action is a majority issue that benefits everybody
by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
Sacramento, California
Published in In Motion Magazine November 17, 1997


Affirmative Action Works!
"Taking action to end racism is the challenge
and responsibility of every single person in our society."
by Paul Kivel
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine November 17, 1997.


Interview with Kimi Lee
Former Exec. Director of University of California Student Association
The University of California:
The End of Affirmative Action -- the Beginning of Privatization?
Oakland, California 
Published in In Motion Magazine September 10, 1997


Affirmative Action Raises Standards
An Address on Excellence through Diversity
Paul Rockwell
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine April 26, 1997


California's Education: Flunking Out (1997)
University of California Student Association
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine March 9, 1997


Ward Connerly perverts the teachings of Dr. King
Paul Rockwell,
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine March 8, 1997


Stakes Is High ... A Call To Action
Stacy Hae Lim Lee,
Los Angeles, California
 
Published in In Motion Magazine March 8, 1997


Stories from Sacramento
Affirmative Action Means Equal Opportunity
Published in In Motion Magazine March 8, 1997


Asian American Voices for Affirmative Action
Including statements by Norman Mineta, Rodel Rodis, Henry Der, Mabel Teng, Edwin M. Lee, and Concerned Asian Pacific Students for Action
Published in In Motion Magazine 1997


Affirmative Action Resolution:
Model for City Councils
Paul Rockwell,
Published in In Motion Magazine December 20, 1996


Students React Statewide to Prop. 209 Passage
Student statements from Santa Cruz,
Santa Barbara, and Riverside
University of California Student Association
Sacramento, California
Published in In Motion Magazine November 15, 1996


How Media Turned Dr. King into an Opponent of Affirmative Action
Paul Rockwell,
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine October 23, 1996


A Reality Check: Women
Perceptions and Sterotypes Versus the Facts
Data from surveys by Korn/Ferry and Catalyst
Published in In Motion Magazine, October 3, 1996


The Glass Ceiling
The Findings and Recommendations of the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission
"For people confronting these barriers, it's discrimination plain and simple."
René Redwood, Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine, October 2, 1996


The Men Behind the Madness
Students for Social Justice,
Sacramento, California
Published in In Motion Magazine August 22, 1996


California Civil Wrongs Initiative
(including the text of the California Civil Rights Initiative)
Students for Social Justice,
Sacramento, California
Published in In Motion Magazine August 20, 1996


The Case for Affirmative Action from One Who Has Been There
For a society which is color-fair, not color-blind
A letter entered into the Congressional Record
Dave Malcolm
San Diego, California
Published in In Motion Magazine August 6, 1996


CCRI Stabs Women in the Back -
The Stealth Clause: Clause C
Paul Rockwell,
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine March 17, 1996


"I cannot in good conscience oppose affirmative action."
Press Statement from Angry White Guys for Affirmative Action
in opposition to the CCRI
Published in In Motion Magazine March 5, 1996


Defending Affirmative Action
A Popular Movement for Social Justice
by Pedro Noguera
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine February 10, 1996


Four Affirmative Action Myths
Paul Rockwell,
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine December 20, 1995


Affirmative Action Triumphs
The Untold Stories
Paul Rockwell,
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine December 20, 1995


Who Really Gets Preference in the Media?
Paul Rockwell,
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine December 20, 1995


University of California Regents and Conflict of Interest
Paul Rockwell,
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine September 2, 1995


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