Thursday, April 27, 2006


How awesome is this?

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Good Fiction

Can anyone recommend any good fiction? I hope to have more time to read once school is behind me, so I'm starting to compile a "to read" list. Currently, I'm making my way through "Master of the Senate," an LBJ biography (non-fiction, of course), and I'm thinking about Saul Bellow's "Herzog" and Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow."

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Wow - School Districting

Intentional, de jure seggregation:
He [Ernie Chambers - Nebraska's only black state Senator] was also a driving force behind a measure passed by the Legislature on Thursday and signed into law by the governor that calls for dividing the Omaha public schools into three racially identifiable districts, one largely black, one white and one mostly Hispanic.

The law, which opponents are calling state-sponsored segregation, has thrown Nebraska into an uproar, prompting fierce debate about the value of integration versus what Mr. Chambers calls a desire by blacks to control a school district in which their children are a majority.

Catch the full text here.

I think the point is partially empowerment and partially to target inequalities highly correlated with race, but still this is wildly anti-liberal.