Affirmative Action Survives Court Challenge
After 25 years of silence on the issue of affirmative action in higher education admissions, the
Supreme Court has spoken. On Monday, June 23rd, the word came out of Washington that the Court had
made its long-anticipated ruling on the University of Michigan's use of race as a factor in
admissions. By noon, the Diag was thick with television cameras and roving reporters who scanned the
small crowd of jubilant students that had gathered, looking for a charismatic face to film.
A Victory for Latinos and Students of Color
By Ricardo Valle
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Latinos constitute 12.5% of the population in the United
States; a statistic that makes us the largest ethnic minority group in this country. We also add the
title of fastest growing minority group to the mix already in place. Why then is it that we don't see
more Latinos in Congress, in education, in law, in business, or even in the entertainment industry?
These issues of lagging advancement arouse suspicion even on the simplest levels.
Festival Latino Coming this September 14th
Mark your calendars: on September 14th of this year, La Voz Latina is planning "Festival Latino -
A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage." For the first time in Washtenaw County, we hope to bring the
community, Latino and non-Latino, together in celebration of Hispanic culture. There will be
something for everyone at the Festival Latino.
Festival Latino a Celebrarse el proximo 14 de Septiembre
¡Marquenos nuestros calendarios! Ya que para el próximo 14 de septiembre, La Voz Latina está
planeando el "Festival Latino ~ A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage", el primero a celebrarse en el
condado de Washtenaw. Uno de nuestros principales objetivos es el de reunir a la comunidad latina y a
la no-latina en una fiesta de color y esencia latina. En el Festival Latino, habrá un poco de todo