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Advancing Creative Solutions to Assure Fairness and Excellence in Education

If Arkansas leaders today will go the extra miles and make extra investments in education, the state can finally go the distance. It wont be easy, but Arkansas can become as prosperous as the nation with a quality of life second to none.
Miles To Go Arkansas: Update (2003)

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Combating Racism in the Global Era: Challenges to Philanthropy (237 kb)
Lynn Huntley

In our time together, I invite you to think along with me about how global forces are interacting with and affecting the struggles of peoples of African descent in the Diaspora and on the continent of Africa to be free from racism and its frequent companions, poverty, sexism and inequality. Very often our place in this privileged nation called the United States infects us with the kind of "exceptionalism" that keeps us from seeing or valuing our connection with peoples outside of the country. We fail to recognize the imperative to share what we have in order to create workable futures for us all. We think of human rights as something for others, not for ourselves. We measure the conduct of foreign governments by their compliance with human rights standards and forget to measure our own government by the same criteria. We get so caught up thinking about our own problems we forget that there are others suffering from problems more grave than our own to whom we are bound by bonds of descent or shared humanity. We become so preoccupied with the immediate that we fail to apprehend or prepare for the sea change swirling around us. If we are not careful, we may drown.

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