Larkin & Lacey

Racial profiling is not something that Sheriff Arpaio has introduced; it’s an old phenomena that has been around since the beginning of human civilization. In American history, the people who have suffered most from this have been people who do not appear to be of pure European heritage.

Different groups and admixtures of non-Europeans have suffered to different extents. Some groups are thought of as “model minorities” who are “desirable” to live around. Others are thought of being less “desirable”–less attractive and more inferior. In the past, the groups who are now “model minorities” never used to be “model minorities.”

They used to be demonized by the media and various organizations. However, as time went on, certain model minorities were demonized less and eventually prospered in American society. Latino people make up a minority, though they are not a model minority. As a result, prejudice and racism is directed at them like a laser beam.

For many Hispanics, this laser beam of prejudice and racism took the form of Sheriff Arpaio. Like a racist hawk, he watched the roads, trying to see which Hispanics he could harass next.

The people who worked under his orders did the same. What ended up happening was that legal citizens were falsely accused as being border jumpers and detained until proven innocent. It must have been extremely embarrassing and insulting to be profiled as an illegal immigrant on the basis of having brown skin and dark features.

It was a matter of time before Arpaio got caught for his unfair crimes. U.S. District Court Judge Snow issued the man an order that required him to quit the prejudice.

Arpaio had a chance to stop doing what he was doing and to make amends. Instead of making amends, he spent about two more loathsome years doing the same thing. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://james-larkin.com/about/

He didn’t get too far by doing that. The courts realized that he wasn’t listening to their orders, and they didn’t buy the excuse that he gave for utterly refusing to follow what they had told him to do. As a result, Susan Bolton, a judge, took the initiative to lay a charge of criminal contempt upon him.

A jail sentence could have really been devastating to Sheriff Arpaio’s life because he is already so advanced in years. If he received any length of jail-time, especially a sentence close to ten or fifteen years, that could have technically been a life sentence.

Think about it: He has lived for 85 years. If he got a jail sentence of about ten or fifteen years, he might have been forced to live in jail into his 90s and 100s!

Well, the pardon was good for Sheriff Arpaio and his family. However, a lot people felt that the justice system had failed. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were major opponents of Sheriff Arpaio’s pardon.

Their opposition to the loathly man is not a shocker, considering how he tried to instill fear into them so that they wouldn’t utilize their First Amendment rights to write against him.

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Academy of Art University’s Future in Fashion

The Academy of Art College currently known as the Academy of Art University is a privately owned art school. It is located in San Francisco, California, in the US. It was founded by Richard S. Stephens in the year 1929; it currently has 283 teachers who work full time and 1154 teachers working part-time.

The school has about 12,600 students, and it is said to be the most extensive art and design school owned privately in the United States. The main campus of the school is located on New Montgomery Street, South of Market district.

After its founding in the year 1929, as a school that advertises art. The founder, Richard S. Stephen headed the University till 1951 when his son Richard A. Stephens took over from him, and who later got replaced by his daughter in the year 1992. In 2012 the number of students increased in size from 2000 to 18000 under the leadership of Richard’s daughter Elisa Stephen.

The Academy of Art University held its showcase at the Skylight Clarkson Square for twenty-one times in a row. This round, ten recent BFA, and MFA graduates showcased five womenswear and two menswear. The designers came from different backgrounds including China to Coastal Maine thus the range of ideas were wide impressing the audience including the legend Ms. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model.

These are the designers and their inspiration
Hailun Zhou, a designer from China, inspired by a recent personal photograph she took from a concept class. She designed an outwear separated and made out of Vinyl and PVC together with fabrics. She was selected for the CFDA fashion future showcase.

Eden Slezin, a fashion designer, hailing from Bay Area, inspired by his life and loves for vintage denim. He used organic Denim and recycled rubber bike tubes to come up with an attire. He was also selected as the CFDA fashion future graduate.

Diana Marie Lam hailing from Los Angeles was inspired by waves of emotions that came after the loss of her aunt. She chose different fabrics portraying emotions like warmth, comfort, and those who wanted the best out of materials. She was selected as the BCBGMAXAZRIA super intern and was also chosen for the CFDA fashion future graduate.

SayaShen, a designer from China, tried to bring life to digital prints of scenes in nature. She was inspired by the landscapes she captured around the topography of San Fransisco and snow forms of Hokkaido.

These are just but a sample of how talented these students are. Note down a few names, just in case you meet them at the peak of their careers one day.

Background and Accomplishments of Mathematician Michael Lacey

Michael Lacey is an accomplished mathematician who is well-known for his focused studies on probability. Lacey attended the University of Texas in Austin where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1981.

He continued his education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Lacey studied under Walter Philipp and earned his Ph.D. after submitting a thesis on probability, specifically related to vector analysis. His academic success led him to establish a career quickly after graduating. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

The first position held by Michael Lacey was as an assistant professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He held this position for one year before he transferred to an assistant professor position at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Lacey would also only remain at UNC for one year before accepting another position at Indiana University in 1989. While at UNC, Michael and Lacey and Walter Philipp worked together to prove a probability theory that has been all but confirmed.

Michael Lacey now works as a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech. He first began at Georgia Tech as an associate professor in 1996 after leaving Indiana University. After five years on staff, Michael Lacey was given a promotion to full professorship in 2001. He currently specializes in teaching linear algebra to students who attend Georgia Tech.

Michael Lacey has conducted much research over the course of his career and has been given numerous accolades. He became a postdoctoral fellow with the National Science Foundation in 1996 during the last year of his tenure at Indiana University.

Lacey received a Salem Prize in 1997 for collaborative research he performed with Christoph Thiele. In 1998, Michael Lacey gave an address to the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin, Germany that meets every four years.

Further work done in cooperation with mathematician Xiaochun Li earned Michael Lacey a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004. He also has received an award from Georgia Tech and the National Science Foundation for his mentoring skills.

Most recently, Lacey became a Simons Fellow during 2012 and an American Mathematical Society Fellow in 2013. As further evidence of his accomplishment, Michael Lacey currently has over 100 research publications to his name.

Bob Reina of Talk Fusion Contributes to New HuffPost Platform

Talk Fusion has been an innovator within the video marketing field for the better part of the past ten years. As an industry titan the team at Talk Fusion have been able to set the tone and set the pace for what video marketing would be for businesses. Now that video marketing is integral to online success in the era of the internet more people are looking to what Talk Fusion does. At the core of Talk Fusion’s success is the work of CEO and founder Bob Reina. Reina has been imparting his wisdom upon anyone willing to listen for years and he has done so by contributing to publications like the HuffPost.

 

HuffPost, formerly known as the Huffington Post, has been undergoing a massive re-branding effort in order to change their tone and invite a new kind of reader to their publication. HuffPost, led by editor Lydia Polgreen, said that their goal was now: “To tell the stories of people who have been left out of the conversation.” Polgreen speaks specifically of entrepreneurs like Reina who have game changing insight but lack the voice to reach out. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/TalkFusion/

 

Bob Reina knows well how important it is for a brand to always be looking for the edge of their competitor. Reina says, “I’m a firm believer in the art of innovation.” Reina went on to explain, “As a leader and a philanthropist, my goal is always to set people up to succeed.” Reina was able to contribute a pair of articles to coincide with the launch of the new HuffPost platform. These two articles were titled: “Promoting with Purpose: How to Understand Your Audience” as well as “How to Thrive in a Society of Quitters.”

 

Bob Reina has always been focused in his writing on entertaining and educating his audience by bringing them into his work with Talk Fusion. Reina also knows when a company is following the right track with their own branding efforts. Reina says, “I’m very pleased to see that this trending platform took a step back to hone in on the things that matter, such as culture and fulfillment.”