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400 years at actions and attitudes that promoted the interests
at one group over another"


Boyce Watkins never forgot the
place he once called home.
Watkins a Spcial commentator who

‘ ' has appeared on TV networks such as

V'CNN FOX News and MSNBC has

criticized Kentucky in his blog. ‘The

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social and racial issues affecting Amer-
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what Kentucky is like for black people

such as Obama. he said.

“There is“an eq‘ttili‘britrhi"‘in“vvhi‘eh
black people are second—class citizens
in Kentucky. and when this equilibrium
is violated. people get upset," Watkins


In an interview with the Kernel,
Watkins said while he is critical, he still
has love for his home state.

“I think that the people of Kentucky
are very good people, and I really love
the state of Kentucky,” he said. “The
problem is that» racism is like a disease
that was created and fostered by 400
years of actions and attitudes that pro-
moted the interests of one group over


Watkins is a native Kentuckian,
from Louisville. and graduated from

UK in 1993.

He is currently employed as a pro—
fessor of finance at Syracuse Universi-
ty. but still keeps an active interest in
his home state and continues to critique.

See Watkinson page 3

.lon Larson

By Laura Edelen where

especially in the
House of Representatives

Larson. the Republican
candidate for Kentucky‘s (ith
District. which represents
UK. said he has been a
lawyer for 35 years and was
the first full»tinie public def
lender in lexington.

"Being a lawyer. l debate
issues all the time." Larson
said. “I deal with these is-

Larson said he decided to
run against US. Rep. Ben
Chandler. who has served in
Washington D C. since 2004.
because he feels he can be a
champion for central Ken-

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ple a chance to \otc for
.soriieone \Vllll political
courage. and soiricone who is
not in the pocket of rich
friends and special interest
groups.” Larson said “Peo-
ple in central Kentucky do
serve better."

Larson said he is not so
liciting campaign money at
this point. saying that
“spending millions of dollars
on campaigning is absurd "

Among Larson's top is-
sues is immigration. Larson
said he believes the only an—
swer to the immigration issue

See [arson on page I

By Danielle Pritchett
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‘\s l‘lk‘c‘lli)” Day looms.
[CS Rep. lien t‘handlcr ll)-
Ky.) is seeking another term
in the [38. House of Repre»

(‘handler' has represent-

ed Kentucky‘s (ith District.

“hicli includes L'K. since
February ZtXH
Chandler said one of his

mp pitorities is education.

and he has two goals for edu—
cation legislation for the up-
coming congressional 50c-

As a member of the
House ("omniittce on Sci-


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Report: State
not prepared
for election

By Katie Parkowski

Kentucky is one of the
[0 states least prepared for
the November election. ac-
cording to a repon published
this month.

The repon. "Is America
Ready to Vote? State Prepa—
rations for Voting Problems
in 2008." rates Kentucky as
"inadequate" in two of four
categories. “good" in one
and is said to “need im—
provement" in another.

The report was created
by the Brennan Center for
Justice at New York Univer-
sity School of Law with the
Common Cause Education
Fund and the Verified Voting

The four criteria meas—
ured by the report are voter
verifiable paper records.
post-election audits. contin—
gency plans in case a voting
machine fails. and ballot ac»
counting and reconciliation.

Voter verifiable paper

Kentucky received an
“inadequate" rating in \erifi»
able paper records. which
the report says make sure
suites lime machines that
count sotes using a voter
serificd paper record in case
a machine botchcs the total
number of votes.

The group had to gisc a
"yes“ or "no“ \ote to the
question so they \scre not
able to recognize the
progress states have been
making. said Pamela Smith.
president ofthe Verified \bt»
ing Foundation.

Because one county can
either make or break the
state’s votes. Smith said. “it
looks worse than it is tor
Kentucky on that score."

Deputy Assistant Secre-
tary of State Les litigate said
the report is essentially rrr.ik~
mg the argument for paper'—
based \oting systems. saying
it states have paperbased
soiing then they‘ll be pref
pared. but it they don‘t then
they won‘t be prepared.

Frigate said if Kentucky
moies to dll paper voting
sy stems. it would almost au~
toriiatically improye the
state‘s standing in every sni-
glc category.

"You can‘t conduct an
audit unless you ha\e that
paper. With electronic maA
chines. We can‘t do that,”
Ftigatc said.

Secretary or State l‘i'cy
(iray'son has encouraged
counties to go to a paper»
based system. Frigate said.
()1 Kentucky's )le counv

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Ben Chandler

ence and Technology. Chan
dlcr hopes to encourage stu»
dent interest and involve
ment in math and science.
He added that the LS. is in
danger of falling behind
seseral other countries in re»
gard to math and science.
two areas that the economy
depends on.

(handler. a UK alumnus.
voted to pass the College
Cost Reduction Act of 2007.
“hlL‘h would provide
$18 billion dollars in col-
lege financial aid over
the next five years. ac-
cording to his Web site.

Chandler added the
most important chang

ties. 35 have switched.
which means 40 percent of
the voting population uses

Fayette County Clerk
Don Blevins 'opposes the pa~
per-based ballots.

"It doesn't improve the
process whatsoever."
Blevins said. "it spends
money that more than likely
is going to be required to be
re-spent when the next gen-
eration of machines is put
out there."

Blevins also added that it
was a mistake to issue the
voting devices approved by
the secretary of state.

“He is only trying to
jump on a bandwagon that
isn‘t there." he said.

Post-election audits

Post—election audits
make sure the \ote totals
given by the machines are
correct by comparing the
percentage of paper ballots
to election totals.

Kentucky received an
“inadequate" in this section
initially. although the state‘s
stains has been Upgraded re-
cently because the commit—
tee found out there is at least
one county doing an audit.
Smith said.

The upgrade is not noted
in the report.

Ballot reconciliation

Baiiot reconciliation .s to
make sure
\otcr's \\ ho have \otcd
matches the number or \ .ites
cast. Kentucky scored it
“needs iniprmcnicnt" in this
category. this category sug-
gests using \crit‘iable paper
ballots to make sure these
iiurirbers are accurate.

Contingency plans

Contingency plans ciiA
sure that each state has a
plan to lt\ machines when
they break down and that
states have enough emer—
gency ballots to pass on: to
prc\cnt long lines from tic--
seloping \ihilc machines are
down. Kentucky scored a
”good" in the category

Bill \‘ysmtord. director
ot policy analysis for I'K.
said the Brennan (‘entcr's
rankings ciiipliasi/c lld\ ing a
“paper trail" tor each \ote
cast 111 the cyciit of machine

“it may be the case that
Kentucky is among the ten
states with the teysesi voting
machines producing a paper
trail. but that is dittcr‘ent
than making the more gener-
al assertion that Kentucky is
somehow ‘unprepared' for
the L‘lcclioii." hc said.

in the bill is the cut in loan
interest rates from b 8 per-
cent to 1 4 percent

“it Will decrease the

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tin-again. oft-again girlfriend
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By Jill Lester
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Kentucky‘s governor an~
nounced the formation of a
task force to study the afford~
ability of higher education,
co-chaired by the head of the
UK Board of Trustees.

The 25-member Higher
Education Work Group is
comprised of business and
education leaders. as well as
current and former state offi-
cials. The governor formed
the task force because eco—
nomic success is linked to ed-
ucation. said Gov. Steve
Beshear at a Capitol news
conference Tuesday.

“We are not moving
quickly enough, and other
states with the same lofty
goals and ambitions are not


standing still," state that has
Beshear said. I! faced what the
"We must move we can make governor called
decrsrvely and some important an “unprecedent-

strategically if
we are to meet
our goal of being

at the national term, bUt they V“Any recom-
average of col- must be mendations for
lege degree rev . u short-term action
Cipicnts by feaS|bie. must recggnize
202 the budgetary

The group, STEVE BESHEA“ constraints that
co-chaired by Governor of Kentucky we find ourselves
Board of Tmstees in today." he said.

Chair Mira Ball,

will be charged with produc-
ing two reports for Beshear,
the first due in January 2009
and the second due in Sep‘
tember 2009.

Cost of education
to be examined by
new state group

steps in the short

for the meetings yet, said
governor spokesman Jay
Blanton. A student task force
to advise the committee will
be announced in coming
days, he said.

The focus of the task
force will be. among other

I Making college afford-

I Making college aid
more accessible and easier to

I Easing the transition
between community and
technical schools and univer-

I Reorganizing state
govemment to look at higher
education affordability.

Beshear said he wanted
ideas that were “both bold
and practical." feasible in a

ed budgetary
shortfall” in Janu—

“We can make some impor-
tant steps in the short term,
but they must be feasible."
For audio of the gover-
nor‘s news conference. visit
his office‘s Web site

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Student Government
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Potential amendments to its constitution and funding for
Fight Night will be up for discussion at the Student Govem-

ment‘s full Senate meeting Wednesday night.

The amendments make no real changes to the constitution.
only updates the wording to accommodate changes in UK and

For example. one revision removes a sentence about the
Dean of Students Office from the section on 80 elections. as
that office is no longer involved with elections.

Also on the agenda is the approval of Si .750 for Fight Night,
a boxing toumamcnt hosted by the Sigma Chi fraternity and the
Alpha Delta Pi wmn'ty to raise funding for the Huntsman Can-
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The UK College Democrats and College Republicans will
also be present to speak to the senators. familiarizing them
with the two political organizations.

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FAQ” | Wednesday October 22 2008

Speaker: Seek out truth

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A journalist who helped bring perpetrators
of crimes in the civil rights era to justice en‘
couraged people to never give up in the search
for truth during a speech Tuesday.

Jerry Mitchell talked on campus about his
20-year joumey as air investigative Joumalist
who has closed painful chapters iii the lives of
the families of people killed during the civil
rights era.

Mitchell began by telling the audience
that when somebody tells him he can‘t have
something. he wants it a million times more.
which has been a determining factor in his re-
searching and reporting on the closed cases of
the civil rights era.

“As a reporter. you find out who has ac-
cess to the information that you need. You try
to find connections with people. and you uti-
li1.e the connections." Mitchell said.

Mitchell discussed the details of four irri—
portant cases ol accused killers during the civ—
il nghts era. He talked about how each of the
previously closed cases were reopened and
how he interviewed witnesses. which led to
the convictions and imprisorrrrrerrts of fomrer
Ku Klux Klansmen.

Even though he has been harassed and
threatened for “stirring up trouble" in the
South. he explains that he becomes more de-
termined in his investigations when dealing
with threats.

"I embrace my faith. which gives rrre the
strength to persevere and make that leap."
Mitchell said.

Mitchell believes that all of the civil rights
cases he has investigated in the last 20 years
have all been one consecutive story.

I got hooked on my first investigation.
and here it is 30 years later I want to fol
low it through to the end and see the out»
cortre. " Mitchell said. ”Most good reporters
follow good stories to the end

The reopened case Mitchell talked rirost
about Tuesday was the story that inspired the
IQXX movie 'Mrs‘srssippr Burning." directed
by Alan Parker. The nrov re was based on the
disappearance of three civil rights activists

Mitchell gave details on how he personal
lv talked with KKK recruitLr Edgar Ray
Killen. who was involved in the assistance of
the kidnapping and murder of the three civil
rights workers portrayed in "Mississippi
Burning Andrew Goodman. MiLhaLl Schw-
crirer and James ( harrey.

Killetr disclosed to Mitchell how he called
the FBI to ask if they would tell him who had
assassinated activist Martin Luther King Jr. on
April 4. 1968. because he wanted to shake his

"It opens your eyes to the mentality ll
these killers. " Mitchell said.

Many of the accused Klansmen were eld-
erly nrerr when these cases were reopened.

"These nren were young killers who rust

happened to get old " Mitchell said.

Mitchell also discussed his portrayal in the
1996 Rob Reiner film “Ghosts of N‘lississippi.

“My character was portrayed as a pesky
reporter but I believe it was an inaccurate por—
trayal.“ Mitchell said jokingly

The rrrost amazing thing Mitchell has wit—
nessed throughout his joumey has been the
racial reconciliation of the killers and the vic—
tints families.

“Redemption is about trying to make
things right. even when they‘ve gone so ten'i-
bly wrong in the past." Mitchell said.




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it through his blog.
He said in Kentucky he had negative ex-
periences that helped tirade racism personal.
He recalls one such experience. which oc-
curred while he vvas a resident adviser at UK.
"There was a really popular song at the

time called ‘Heed the Words of the Brother?

and I put ’heed the words of the brother~ on the
bulletin board." Watkins said. “and somebody
scratched out ‘brother‘ and put ‘tthc Naword)‘."

Racism is rroi always explicit. Watkins
said -— it is not always being called an N—

Outright racism of that kind is trot nearly

as bad as racial inequality. which is very sub-
tle and institutionalized. he said.

"What‘s so confusing about racism or
racial inequality is that when people speak out
about it. the perception is that. ‘Oh we‘re
blaming you.‘ " he said.

In some cases. Watkins said blacks are air-
gry at white America. but for the most part
“the anger is misinterpreted."

Despite the difficulties and misunder—
standings. speaking out is exactly the “proac-
tive social surgery" Watkins says UK needs.

“People think that racism will get rid of it»
self because we just stop being racist." Watkins
said. “Racism is like dumping toxic waste in a
lake. If you‘re dumping waste in a lake for 4-00
years. it‘s not going to go away jUst because
you stop durrrpirrg. You‘re going to have to go
back and clean up the mess you've made.”



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is to allow irrrrnigrants to pay taxes and pay
insurance to ensure they are contributing
monetarily io Arrierrcaii society.

"Congress should make plans to simu-
late them itito our economy. or at least give
them reasonable transportation that is safe
and they can stay in contact with their lttltll~
lies." Larson said.

Larson also criticized the recent (‘on-
gressional decision to pass an Ssoo billion
financial bailout. He said the protecting the
nation’s economy could have been solved
with different solutions

He said he supports putting drug adLliLts
into treatment programs and looking at who
goes in jails. As a lawyer. Larson said he
represented the interest of poor people and

“()ur rails are overcrowded wrtlr the
wrong people. including people who are men—
tally‘ ill. and too many drug addicts." he said.

One of the issues Larson said he feels
passionately about is carrrrarks. congression
al provisions that move funds to be spent on
specific protects or allow for specific cv
crrrptions from taxcs or other fees.

He said earmarks are generally trade-offs.
meaning members of (‘ongrL-ss vote for each
other‘s bills at the dctrurient of voters (tvcre
all. he believes earmarks corrupt the sy stem

"They are disgraceful attempts at avoid
iirg public scrutiny." Larson said

Larson critiL'i/ed Chandler‘s taxpayer-
furrdcd trip to the (ialiipagos Islands this
summer The trip was a ldL‘lrllntlll‘lfJ mission
which led to (‘handlcr inserting a measure
to address environmental probleriis in the
region into a congressional spending bill.
said Chandler spokeswoman ,lcnrrilct'
Krimm in a statement published last week
in the Lexington Heraldrl.eadcr,

There was no adequate reason the sL ien
titic knowledge was not presented LlosL-i to
Washington l).(‘. Larson said in .r \l.ilL‘
nrent to the Kernel

“I doubt Mr (‘hantller's snorkeling L'.l' c
him a better understanding o1 global warm
mg." Larson said



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massive debts that young people are saddled
with when they leave school. Such huge
debts liirrit their options when the; get out of
school." Chandler said.

Another goal is making young people
more proficient iir foreign languages.

Multilingualism not only makes a stu-
dent tnorc employable. but is also almost
mandatory since the worlds economy has
become so globalized. (‘handlcr said.

Economy is another maror issue for
Chandler. who said he voted against the re—
cent Congressional $800 billion econonric
bailout plair for two main reasons: the moir-
ey will be borrowed and it may not work.

“Not only was the amount of money
(Treasury Secretary i Henry l’aulson was ask-
ing for staggering. but he wanted it
overnight. Then (Paulsoni added. ‘By the
way. I need the money. but it may not work.‘

Health care is going to be a highly dcbat~
ed issue in the next year. no matter who be»
comes president. Chandler said.

“I tlrrnk we need to have soirre system
that insures everyone in the country at some
level.” (‘handler said.

He added that expanded health care
should focus on prevcrrtrvc care and cata-
strophic cov crage

While (handler supports universal
health care he said funding is a problem
( ongress w ill have to figure out.

“WHL ould save an enorrrrous amount of
money within the system simply by making
it more etfrcicnt." ('handlcr added.

Sustainability is another irriportant issue
to Chandler. he s'dltl.

.\nrong the bills (‘liandler helped pro-
pose in ('orrgrcss since loot has been one
proposing 35 percent of energy used in the
LS. come from this country ‘s resources by
2035. according to his Web site.

He also mud to pass the Energy lndL-
errdt no. and SeLurity Act of 2007 whith
mL rLasLd vehiLle fuel effiLiany stand rrds to
‘5 miles per gallon by 2020. aLLording to his
ch sitc.

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