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Sniper to Nation: "Your Children are not Safe Anywhere at any Time"

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By Marian Wright Edelman

"Your children are not safe anywhere at any time." These terrifying words by the serial snipers terrorizing the suburbs and communities around our nation's capital horrified much of our nation.

Admission Application Suggestions (Part XVI)

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Besides having good grades, good character, and maturity, admission committees are looking for students with lofty or noble thoughts and similar intangibles.

Progress at Glacial Speed Equals Tokenism

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By. Lee A. Daniels
Director of Publications
National Urban League


It was, as has been famously said, a moment that was like deja vu all over again.
The story on the front page of a recent New York Times, headlined “Colleges Find Diversity Is Not Just Numbers,” struck me like a blast from the past, and the effects triggered another reflection -- this one along the lines of an even older saying: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

What’s Wrong with our Children?

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By Marian Wright Edelman

This is a very hard and scary time for millions of Americans and our neighbors all around the world. The bitter hatred and destructive violence in the Middle East.

Admission Application Suggestions (Part XV)

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In one of the M.A.S.H. television programs, B.J. was upset about being unjustly drafted into the Korean War. The commander responded: “Justice is what the USA government says it is.”

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