USOC has other ways to achieve diversity

Freedom New Mexico O ut of the blue, the U.S. Olympic Committee has decided to give itself an “F” for diversity. Scott Blackmun, the organization’s CEO, worries openly that too many staffers look like him. They are white men, which in today’s climate is practically a hate crime. Ninety-one percent of USOC managers are white […]

Celebrate diversity while working together

Freedom New Mexico Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins this week, actually started as a single week in the 1960s under the Johnson administration; it was expanded in 1988 to cover the 30 days between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. The dates cover independence anniversaries for Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, […]

White House trip opportunity to celebrate diversity

By Airman 1st Class Bavandeep Singh: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron The White House hosted a diversity summit July 29-31 in Washington, D.C., in an effort to recognize the contributions of South Asian Americans and I was fortunate enough receive an invitation. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew what kind of […]

Fair celebrates diversity in Clovis

It’s about ethnicity, no doubt. But it’s also about entertainment and education. The Ethnic Fair, in its 19th year in Clovis, is to provide a way for ethnic groups in the area to share unique elements from each culture and understand and appreciate each other. “The different components are a reflection of your community, as […]

Military life all about diversity

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I have a friend who’s a stepmom. She has two daughters with her husband, and his son from a previous marriage lives with them. The fact that “Holly” is a step-mom certainly doesn’t define who she is, but it has been an important part of her life and something […]

Gun carriers don’t always pose threat

Freedom New Mexico Gay, bisexual and transgendered students gathered with other supporters earlier this month to celebrate diversity on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus. At the “Safety is a Human Right” rally, many of the speakers complained of harassment and threats against gay students at UCCS. According to a report in The […]

Embracing diversity good for our nation

Freedom New Mexico A new law enforcement agency is growing quietly in Texas. While it’s likely that few people see the motives behind this change as cause for alarm, it seems redundant, and therefore an unnecessary draw on tax funds that already are being fought over. The Attorney General’s office frequently gains a new department […]

Ethnic Fair celebrates diversity

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CNJ file photo The 17th Annual Ethnic Fair is designed to bring different cultures together. Freedom New Mexico The 17th Annual Ethnic Fair will take over Clovis’ Main Street this Saturday. The Ethnic Fair will be offering a variety of entertainment including a fun run, drum and dance classes, a health fair, live entertainment and […]

What’s to love about Clovis:

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked what they love about Clovis. Here’s what some had to say: • Gina Hochhalter: “The locals are oftentimes (and by default, surprisingly) more inspiring and open to diversity than people who move here. We should be happier because these are great qualities, and we should definitely not fear […]

Donations to racist universities must stop

By Walter E. Williams: Columnist There are some ideas so ludicrous and mischievous that only an academic would take them seriously. One of them is diversity. Think about it. Are you for or against diversity? When’s the last time you said to yourself, “I’d better have a little more diversity in my life?” What would […]

Attending local events makes difference in others’ lives

Clyde Davis Reader be warned: This is another column about what’s right with the Clovis/Portales area. If you wish to complain, whine, gripe, or cry in your beverage, this is not the column to read today. It was important to me that my freshman English classes attend the drama department’s Diversity Festival at ENMU. It […]

Too much diversity hobbles police force

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Police departments must use race and sex preferences in hiring as a result of federal court consent decrees and political pressures. To meet these demands, many police departments have lowered, and in some cases eliminated, established standards for personal character and intellectual and physical capacity. Jan Golab writes about this […]

2/8 Business Digest

Company to become K-Bob’s franchisee A publicly traded company has agreed to become a franchisee in the K-Bob’s restaurants, said Ed Tinsley, president and chief executive officer of K-Bob’s USA. The first K-Bob’s Steakhouse was opened in 1966 in Clovis, according to the company Web site. In return for a long-term $1.5 million loan to […]

Diverse Drama: ENMU diversity festival offers entertainment and ideas

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Chris Chavez (Right),plays the main character in the play “Straightening Out” and senior Ryan Cook , playis Dr. J. Belanski, the author of the book in this scene.”Straightening Out” is one of four plays in the t By Tova Fruchman: CNJ staff writer Some Eastern New Mexico University students have […]

Education Calendar 3/11

Today • Gattis Junior High band elementary tour. • ENMU to present “My Fair Lady” at 7:30 p.m. • Williamson Evening Lectureship Panel, 7 p.m. at Buchanan Hall, music building at the ENMU campus. Friday • Marshal Junior High chorale elementary tour. • ENMU to present “My Fair Lady” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday • ENMU […]

Limbaugh’s comments clearly not racist

Walter Williams Rush Limbaugh’s comment on ESPN regarding Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb was: “I don’t think he’s been that good from the get go. I think what we’ve had here is a little of social concern from the NFL. The media has been desirous that a black quarterback do well.” Kweisi Mfume, NAACP’s president, […]

Meritocracy no longer making the grade

Walter Williams Dr. Mike S. Adams, an associate professor of criminal justice at University of North Carolina’s Wilmington campus, has given me an excellent idea for grading students, which appeared in his commentary in the web-based Agape Press newswire. For 35 years, I’ve taught economics and graded students on the racist, culturally biased standards of […]