The Affirmative Action Debate

Written by Peter Kennedy

Affirmative action is one ofrepparttar most controversial political issues facing America. Most often, affirmative action assists disadvantaged groups by improving placement in higher education and employment, andrepparttar 148637 term is most often conceived as a program to improverepparttar 148638 standing of African Americans. People take several stances onrepparttar 148639 issue, supporting their opinions with various justifications, such asrepparttar 148640 need for equality and natural competition. Although it was created to help advancerepparttar 148641 position of disadvantaged peoples, some view affirmative action as an unfair, and even prejudicial, force in our society.

Institutionalized in 1965 byrepparttar 148642 Johnson administration, Executive Order 11246 required that federal contractors "take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin." The 1964 Civil Rights Act andrepparttar 148643 1965 Voting Rights Act, both during Johnson’s tenure, helped to ensurerepparttar 148644 equal treatment of African Americans inrepparttar 148645 20th century.

Whilerepparttar 148646 Johnson administration institutionalized affirmative action,repparttar 148647 struggle for equality actually began a century earlier withrepparttar 148648 passage of important legislation. Inrepparttar 148649 late 1860s and early 1870s,repparttar 148650 13th, 14th and 15th amendments respectively abolished slavery, guaranteed African Americans citizenship and voting rights. The 1866 Civil Rights Act helped to ensure property rights for African Americans.

Ohio Mosque Promotes Murder

Written by David Ben-Ariel

One day - I'll never forget it - my former "Palestinian" student-neighbors purposely showed me a newsletter fromrepparttar Islamic Center in Perrysburg, Ohio that had a story fromrepparttar 148636 Haddith - sayings attributed to Mohammad - that spoke of a war inrepparttar 148637 last days between Jews and Muslims, and how Jews would hide behind trees andrepparttar 148638 trees would say, "There's a Jew behind me, kill him!" except for one tree that would shelterrepparttar 148639 Jews.

The next monthrepparttar 148640 singles' club fromrepparttar 148641 Worldwide Church of God went torepparttar 148642 mosque for a dinner-tour, followed by a question and answer session withrepparttar 148643 Egyptian imam/religious leader (who has since died and was praised as one who supposedly sought peace between different religions).

I repeatedrepparttar 148644 "spiritual lesson" torepparttar 148645 imam and asked him ifrepparttar 148646 Muslims had any such saying. He replied thatrepparttar 148647 Jews create such spurious sayings in order to discredit Islam and Arabs. I then shocked him, andrepparttar 148648 audience, when I asked: "If that's not a Muslim story, and is spurious and created byrepparttar 148649 Jews, then why would you, asrepparttar 148650 leader of this Islamic community permit that very story to be published in your newsletter last month?" He was speechless.

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