Archive for August, 2012

friends of texas

Final list of folks who filed amicus briefs in Fisher v. Texashttp://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/fisher-v-university-of-texas-at-austin/  Am including excerpts from briefs filed by the UC chancellors and the State of California as last minute additions to the book.

As someone who studies race/religion, was interested to see that a coalition of religious groups (including Sojourners, employer of the very cool Stacey Schwenker) filed as a friend of Texas. To my knowledge, they didn’t file in the Michigan cases, so that’s new.

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a history of jello (and mormons)

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/food/2012/08/jell_o_and_mormonism_the_stereotype_s_surprising_origins_.html

(Random, but why are Jehovah’s Witnesses so into prayer? http://www.pewforum.org/Prayer-in-America.aspx)

affirmative action and social science

Glad to be one of the 444: http://civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/news/news-and-announcements/news-and-announcements-2012/hundreds-of-u.s.-researchers-file-brief-with-u.s.-supreme-court-supporting-university-of-texas-diversity-policies

What I did on my summer vacation: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/care/CARE-asian_am_diversity_D4.pdf

(Big thanks to Rob Teranishi, Bill Kidder, and the CARE staff for helping pull the AsianAm brief together)

asianam voting/religion

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/05/158168493/could-2012-be-the-year-of-the-asian-voter?ft=1&f=1001

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/is-the-gop-about-to-have-an-asian-american-evangelical-problem/2012/08/03/a01c5772-dd8b-11e1-8e43-4a3c4375504a_blog.html  (featuring collaborator/pal jerry park and new director of asianam at umd, janelle wong!)

Pew report on AsianAm religiosity: http://www.pewforum.org/Asian-Americans-A-Mosaic-of-Faiths-overview.aspx