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A.N.R. Robinson: A Legacy to Inspire Generations

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was the first presidential candidate who was not elected unopposed (the Opposition People's National Movement (PNM) nominated Justice Anthony Lucky as its candidate for President). President Robinson sparked controversy in his term in office when he refused to appoint certain Senators recommended by Prime Minister Basdeo Panday following the elections in 2000 and in 2001 when he appointed the Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Manning to the position of Prime Minister after a tied election. Robinson was a also a courageous survivor of a violent coup attempt in Trinidad in which he was badly beaten and shot.

BY CAW EDITORS

he Caribbean mourns a leader. Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson SC, OCC, TC (December 16, 1926–April 9, 2014; known as A. N. R. or "Ray" Robinson) was the third President of Trinidad and Tobago, serving from March 19, 1997 to March 17, 2003. He was also Trinidad and Tobago's third Prime Minister, serving in that capacity from December 18, 1986 to December 17, 1991. He is internationally recognized for his proposal that eventually led to the founding of the International Criminal Court. Robinson was the first active politician to be elected to the Presidency, and

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he straw has finally broken the camel’s back. After having a history of racial discrimination, Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling seems to have come full circle with negative remarks made about black people, and this fire is one that is in full force and will not be put out easily or anytime soon. According to a leaked tape of a conversation between Sterling (who is married) and his girlfriend,Vivian Stiviano, Sterling expressed his displeasure and disgust about black people. Here is the transcript continued on page 4

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Forty years ago, school desegregation was a serious component of the state’s education policy, as a result of community pressure and legal cases. Key desegregation cases arose throughout a number of segregated communities. The U.S. Justice Department case in Yonkers was the first in history to combine housing desegregation and school desegregation claims simultaneously. The remedy for the school desegregation case in Rochester led to one of the country’s eight existing voluntary inter-district programs. The magnet school plan for the school desegregation case in Buffalo was continued on page 21

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