Affirmative action

Abigail Fisher, the Texan involved in the University of Texas affirmative action case, accompanied by her attormey Bert Rein, talks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP)

Case unfounded; law keeps playing field level Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Writer I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to address those who would disregard my opinion on this matter because of the color of my skin. Some may question the credibility of this piece because I am African-American. I know this and I implore the reader to truly assess my beliefs on this topic, rather than ignore them based on a misconception they may have. Misconceptions Misconception is the key word here. There are many misconceptions perpetuated by our society. Among the most insulting is the idea that affirmative action is an unneeded practice. Affirmative action is a government action…

Tale of two different ideologies

Digamber Eslampure | Collegio Writer At the U.N. General Assembly, anti-American protests took center stage. If you read between the lines of different state heads it is clear that the United States is facing a difficult situation in the Muslim world. President Obama addressed the assembly by saying the recent attacks were not simply an attack on America but an attack on the fundamental principles of the U.N. As expected, Muslim leaders around the world questioned America’s freedom of expression, and they asked for some restrictions on sensitive issues such as religion. Some of them asked the United States to change its approach toward the Muslim world. Israel supported the U.S. value on freedom of…

Psychotherapy banned in California

Gay conversion therapy not back with science Chandra Morris | Collegio Writer A California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 29 banned psychotherapy practice designed to make gay teenagers straight for a simple reason: That is not science. Science is knowledge based on facts or principles. It is knowledge gained by systematic studying. This study needs to involve experiments and positive results. This isn’t a gay rights issue. This law, which will take effect January 1, deals with the lack of science behind this form of psychotherapy. I strongly agree with Gov. Brown’s decision to sign this bill into law. I applaud his initiative for being bold enough to be the first of…