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OKG Newsletter


Topic: minorities

A question of equality

A state question on next month’s ballot seeks to ban affirmative action in the public sector.


News

Rachel Curtis
A state question appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot would effectively end affirmative action for women and racial minorities in the public sector statewide.
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In reform, real focus on needs on students


Commentary

Gene Perry
Oklahoma’s education debate spends a lot of time on a few familiar subjects: education funding vs. tax cuts, vouchers and charters vs. traditional public schools and high-stakes testing vs. letting teachers teach. 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Meeting will address possible addition of City Council wards


News

Tim Farley
Adding new wards to the Oklahoma City Council will be the focus of a special meeting scheduled 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at city hall.
 
Monday, February 3, 2014

Fair play?

Ward expansion would help better represent the city’s minority populations, say some Oklahoma City Council members.


News

Tim Farley
Pete White might feel like the Lone Ranger in a movement to create opportunities for minorities wanting to serve on the Oklahoma City Council.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Minority report

Local theater companies struggle to find a pool of diverse racial groups for roles in some plays.


Performing Arts

Mark Beutler
Casting someone like Carrie Underwood in a production of Dreamgirls, which features a mostly black cast, would probably be a bit of a stretch. But when it comes to the theater community, especially in Oklahoma City, finding a racially diverse pool of talent for certain shows is difficult, according to local casting directors. Whether looking for an actor who is black, Asian or Hispanic, casting directors said Oklahoma City just doesn’t have enough actors to fill certain roles.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
 
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