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Darryl Paulson: Do universities discriminate in hiring?

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Universities are touted as bastions of diversity whose prime role is to encourage students to engage in critical thinking, ask tough questions and expose themselves to a diversity of ideas and opinions. If that is the mission of the university, they have dismally failed. Diversity is respected, up to a point, as long as it doesn’t include ideological diversity. As liberal commentator Nicholas Kristof observed in a recent New York Times op-ed, “We progressives believe in diversity, and we want…

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Karen Skyers named distinguished FAMU law alumna

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Tampa attorney Karen Skyers has been named a member of the “Distinguished Alumni” by the Florida A&M University College of Law. Skyers, now with the Government Law & Lobbying Practice Group at Becker & Poliakoff, received the award May 14. It “recognizes alumni who have excelled in the legal profession while contributing to the community and school,” according to a press release. She graduated from the law school in 2010. Skyers, who also speaks Spanish, was secretary of the Black Law Student…

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