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September 5, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Seattle Police already reaching out to diverse communities

While work remains to build SPD into the best police service in the nation, our outreach to the diverse communities of Seattle is vast [“In wake of Ferguson, expand Seattle police outreach to more communities of color,” Opinion, Aug. 28]. Some of the ways that SPD reaches out to engage these communities include: Demographic advisory councils,…

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Comments | Topics: diversity, Ed Murray, Seattle Police Department

August 22, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Applauding Sandra Kleven, expelled pregnant student who finally received diploma

Sandra Kleven is a true success story, and I applaud her accomplishments [“A half-century after high school, Bothell student gets her diploma,” Local News, Aug. 17]. I too went to school at a time when a girl who got pregnant was kicked out of school, as if her condition was contagious. Of course, the baby’s…

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Comments | Topics: diversity, higher education, women

August 22, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Steve Ballmer, Lakeside basketball show still ways to go on diversity, equity

As a former varsity basketball player at Lakeside School, I know what it’s like to play on a team that doesn’t win many games [“With Ballmer’s aid, elite school pushed limits of prep-sports rules,” Local News, Aug. 16]. It’s no fun, but it’s a lot better than having Steve Ballmer use it as a…

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Comments | Topics: diversity, high school sports, steve ballmer

July 3, 2013 at 6:30 AM

The changing culture of America

Education should maintain American values David Brooks cites persuasive research indicating that “we are witnessing the end of the old ethnic-racial order,” and that “soon there will be no dominant block, just complex networks of fluid streams.” [“Column: A nation of mutts,” Opinion, June 30.] Brooks concludes, “the challenge will be to create a global civilization…

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Comments | Topics: america, change, culture

July 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM

The ongoing evolution of affirmative action

Affirmative action is outdated, and Supreme Court agrees I was rather disappointed to see the semantic gymnastics to which Lynne Varner resorted to analyze the latest Supreme Court decision on affirmative action as actually supporting the continued application of this terribly tired doctrine. [“Column: Affirming a call for diversity,” Opinion, June 28.] She writes that Justice…

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Comments | More in Education, Politics | Topics: affirmative action, class, diversity

June 12, 2013 at 4:18 PM

UW’s diversity requirement

Require U.S. history instead The UW is not a liberal-arts college and diversity courses should not be a requirement if you are in math, engineering, business, computers, etc. [“UW to require diversity course,” NWMonday, June 10]. This seems to be politically driven by some minority students. I believe that all students, including minority students, would be…

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Comments | Topics: college, diversity, diversity requirement

May 18, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Inequality in America

Wealthy insulated from economic woes I found Jerry Large’s comments on inequality insightful and effective in outlining the disparity in our society [“Inequality a poor path to follow,” NWThursday, May 2]. I believe it is important to note the impact of our problems with diversity at home and how we interact with problems abroad. Large noted that…

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Comments | Topics: diversity, inequality