Affirmative Action Opponent Nominated for Education Civil Rights Post
Affirmative action opponent Gerald A. Reynolds was nominated by the Bush Administration to head the Department of Educationís Office of Civil Rights, which is entrusted to protect the civil rights of minorities, women and disabled people from kindergarten through graduate school. The Office of Civil Rights is solely charged with enforcing all laws prohibiting discrimination in education on the basis of race, nationality, disability, sex or age.
Reynolds is the former president of the Center for New Black Leadership and former counsel to the Center for Equal Opportunity, both of which oppose affirmative action for minorities and women. If approved, Reynolds would wield great power on race matters for the nationís public schools and universities.
7/24/2014 From Passion to Progress Briefing Brings Together Feminist Leaders and Hundreds of Young Activists - Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) staff, two congresswomen, and over a hundred DC interns came together yesterday for FMF's Intern Student/Activist briefing in Dirksen Senate building to discuss how to put a women's rights agenda into action.
Over plates of donuts and cups coffee, participants listened to a succession of engaging and passionate speeches from congressional and feminist leaders: Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and FMF President Eleanor Smeal. . . .