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  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23 2016 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision, as Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel...
  • Official: ASU air traffic control students struggling to land jobs amidst shortage

    10/20/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    KTAR ^ | October 20, 2015 | Mike Sackley
    As the nation deals with an air traffic controller shortage, some qualified candidates are not getting hired to fill those positions. Officials said Arizona State University’s air traffic management program has seen its enrollment numbers drop 50 percent. That is due to new hiring procedures put in place last year by the Federal Aviation Administration. Until recently, students who attended an FAA-approved college training initiative program like the one at ASU were shown preference in the controller hiring process. Now, those students are in the same applicant pool as anyone from the general public who applies for a controller job....
  • Exclusive — Donald Trump: MSM Investigation Into Scott Walker’s College A ‘Double Standard’

    Real estate magnate and reality television star Donald Trump, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, tells Breitbart News it’s a “double standard” for the Washington Post to spend as much time and effort as it did investigating Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s college days, when reporters haven’t put much effort into investigating President Barack Obama’s background. (SNIP) “President Obama himself has a very compelling story to tell,” O’Reilly said on the O’Reilly Factor in early 2013. His father abandoned him. He was raised primarily by his maternal grandparents in Hawaii. He had few resources. Yet, Barack Obama rose up to become...
  • Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

    11/25/2014 6:27:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 70 replies ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes) Ann Coulter August 27, 2014 As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, the “voices of oppression” on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren’t enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up. If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of...
  • Affirmative Action Polling

    12/11/2013 9:52:16 PM PST · by servo1969 · 32 replies ^ | 12-12-2013 | Mike Adams
    A friend of mine recently expressed shock at the fact that nearly half of the electorate still approves of the job performance of President Barack Obama. In his view, the poll numbers defy common sense. Obama's foreign policy has exuded Carter-like weakness. Obama's lone domestic policy "achievement" has been crumbling since its inception. Why would so many people still approve of his performance? The answer, of course, is simple. People are applying a lower standard to Obama. And it isn't because of his personal charm and charisma. It's because of his race. In academia, the tendency to hold blacks to...
  • Even in Medical School, Affirmative Action Rules

    12/16/2012 2:17:18 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 76 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | December 16, 2012 | Chris Mondie
    When it comes to becoming a physician, the academic rigors, years of schooling, and personal sacrifice common to the effort are well-known. This process is a sort of rite of passage, an intellectual marathon that only the best and brightest can complete. As such, medical schools should select candidates best-suited to excel throughout school and cultivate the skills that will allow them to practice in the best health care system in the world. The process by which these candidates are selected, however, may come as a shock. In examining documents made public by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC),...
  • Obama's Affirmative Action For School Discipline

    08/08/2012 6:19:29 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 7 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 8/8/12 | Tony Caruso
    Obama has signed an executive order entitled “White House Initiative On Educational Excellence,” which qualifies as deceitful a name as a politician has ever invented. It should be called, “Affirmative Action in School Discipline.” What this literally means for all of us is that discipline in schools will no longer be based on the content your character, but on the color of your skin.
  • Barack Spicoli Obama exposes the fallacy of Affirmative Action

    06/19/2012 3:29:55 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-19-12 | Vince
    According to Wikipedia, affirmative action began in 1961 when JFK signed Executive Order 10925 which required federal agencies “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin”. For the subsequent half century the United States has been debating in universities, workplaces and ultimately in the courts about what Affirmative Action means and what's acceptable in its execution - from 1978’s California v. Bakke and 1979’s U.S. Steel Workers v. Weber to 2003’s Gratz v. Bollinger and 2009’s Ricci v. DeStefano. Barack Obama's...
  • Obama's Legal Mentor Shows Affirmative Action Limits

    03/14/2012 6:15:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies ^ | 3/14/12 | THOMAS SOWELL
    Many years ago, I learned of an episode in the life of a promising young black man that is relevant to things happening now. He had been educated at a good school, and went on to receive degrees at good colleges and universities. Then he went for a Ph.D. in mathematics at one of the leading departments in that field. When he encountered difficulties, his professors essentially wrote his doctoral thesis for him. No doubt they felt good about doing something to help a promising young black man, and perhaps took pride in doing so. But what about his pride?...
  • Knesset Preparing 'Corrective Discrimination' of Ethiopians

    01/22/2012 3:40:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Knesset's Aliyah and Absorption Committee held session at the southern city of Kiryat Malachi Sunday, following reports of racism against Ethiopians who live there. The press recently reported that residents of a neighborhood there had decided not to allow Ethiopian Jews to move into it. Other press reports showed racism against Ethiopian Jews in Mevaseret Tzion, near Jerusalem, where some non-Ethiopian parents reportedly refuse to send their children to kindergartens that take in Ethiopian children. "I stand here as a representative of the Knesset, and I am full of shame," said Committee Chairman MK Danny Danon (Likud). "I did...
  • “The Undefeated”......Defeated.

    10/06/2011 12:06:35 PM PDT · by bigjoesaddle · 76 replies
    “The Undefeated”......Defeated. Ok, ok.......NOW she’s a quitter. Back when Govenor Palin resigned as Alaska’s “Grizzly in Chief” after a judicial assult compiled of several lawsuits against her, Palin fans were relieved, because she did not need to be put needlessly through the media and judicial ringer any more, because she was needed later for a larger calling; to defeat Obama in the election of 2012. Resignation was not seen as “quitting”, it was a strategic, maneuver, a rope-a-dope, around the anti-Palin crowd....she wasn’t quitting, she was “outflanking”. Well, Palin did indeed have a clear message last night when she announced...
  • Helen Thomas: 'Playmate of the Year'?

    09/15/2011 9:28:16 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 23 replies ^ | September 13, 2011 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Late Thursday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that next year’s Playmate of the Year will be former White House press corps member Helen Thomas. The EEOC declared this its latestvictory in a never-ending quest for equality in the workplace. In a related story, shortly after the EEOC announcement, Hugh Hefner, 96, founder of Playboy Enterprises, died of a massive heart attack in his Los Angeles mansion. Uh, just kidding. I’m merely demonstrating that when we take social engineering to its logical conclusion, we get illogical results.
  • Mother: Teenage Girl Mob Attacked My Family

    07/11/2011 2:45:19 PM PDT · by traumer · 24 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minneapolis mother is looking for the public’s help in finding a mob of teenage girls that she says assaulted her family. The attack happened Thursday afternoon inside Folwell Park on Minneapolis’ north side. Shawnee Twiet says she was in and out of consciousness when the attack happened. “As soon as I hit the ground, I just started feeling just everything coming from everywhere,” Twiet said. “I mean blows coming from the back of my head. I felt somebody grabbing the back of my hair.” She suffered a black eye, bruises all over her body and imprints...
  • For America's "99ers," jobs crisis is hard to escape

    07/09/2011 12:53:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | July 7, 2011 | Alexandra Alper
    SEWELL, New Jersey-Mary Kay Coyne has just filed what she says is her 1,862nd job application since being thrown out of work three years ago. She is one of millions of Americans whose unemployment benefits have expired -- after 99 weeks in many states -- as the United States suffers its highest level of long-term unemployment since 1948. Coyne had to move in with a friend after benefit payments ran out last year. Now she gets by on Medicaid -- U.S. health insurance for the poor -- and food stamps, contributing what little she can to her friend's household costs....
  • County to pay $150,000 to claustrophobic ex-employee who worked in cubicle

    07/05/2011 3:49:20 PM PDT · by redreno · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 5, 2011 | 2:24 p.m. | By Joe Schoenmann
    Clark County commissioners approved Tuesday the payment of $150,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former University Medical Center data technician diagnosed with claustrophobia, a condition that arose when she was forced to work in a cubicle. Jayne Feshold was a data technician hired by the county-run hospital in 1999. Her suit says she "worked without incident" until May 2007. Then the hospital's medical records department was moved to a new building and she was assigned to work in an area "consisting of a small cubicle workspace instead of a more open environment."
  • Sarah Palin Reportedly Quits Bus Tour Halfway Through

    06/22/2011 1:15:59 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 369 replies
    TPM ^ | June 22, 2011 | Jillian Rayfield
    Former half-term Gov. Sarah Palin has reportedly packed in her bus tour...halfway through. Real Clear Politics is reporting that Palin and her family have returned to Alaska from their "One Nation" bus tour, despite tentatively scheduled stops in Iowa and South Carolina. From Scott Conroy at RCP: Though Palin and her staff never announced a timeline for the remaining legs of her trip, aides had drafted preliminary itineraries that would have taken her through the Midwest and Southeast at some point this month. But those travel blueprints are now in limbo, RCP has learned, as Palin and her family have...
  • The Next Bubble – Don’t Get Fooled Again

    06/17/2011 9:53:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Steve Blank ^ | 06/17/2011
    First, let us start with a definition of a tech bubble.A tech bubble is the rapid inflation in the valuation of public and private technology companies that exceeds their fundamental value by a large margin. It is accompanied by the rationalisation of the new pricing, and then followed by a spectacular crash in value. (It also has the “smart money” investing early and taking profits before the crash.)Bubbles are not new; we have had them for hundreds of years (the Tulip Mania, South Sea Company, Mississippi Company, etc.). And in the last decade, we have had the bust and...
  • Obama pushes jobs plan in North Carolina [10,000 new American engineers every year]

    06/13/2011 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 13, 2011 | Jim Kuhnenn
    DURHAM, N.C. — President Barack Obama promoted job creation in politically important North Carolina Monday, trying to assure Americans he's focused on their No. 1 concern — and his greatest political weakness — as his potential GOP presidential opponents prepared to target his economic policies in their first major debate. [snip] "I am optimistic about our future," the president said, even while acknowledging that "we can't be complacent." Obama announced details of a program to train 10,000 new American engineers every year, saying private companies will join the government to promote education in science, technology, engineering and math. They'll offer...
  • Affirmative Action Scandal Rocks NavalAcademy: Students Disillusioned atLower Admissions ...

    01/27/2011 10:24:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 92 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1/27/11 | Peter Schweizer
    Professor Bruce Fleming is not your typical US Naval Academy (USNA) Professor. He teaches English and he also happens to be a liberal. I’ve written favorably in my books about his work because he also happens to believe in speaking the truth. And by speaking the truth about the dirty secrets of affirmative action at the Naval Academy, he has set off a fire storm. Fleming wrote a piece last year exposing the fact that the USNA had a “two-tiered” system of admission that was designed to bring more minorities into the academy. (Since access to the full article has...
  • I'm Politically Incorrect

    11/10/2010 2:39:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 2+ views ^ | November 10, 2010 | John Stossel
    This week, I held a bake sale -- a racist bake sale. I stood in midtown Manhattan shouting, "Cupcakes for sale." My price list read: Asians -- $1.50 Whites -- $1.00 Blacks/Latinos -- 50 cents People stared. One yelled, "What is funny to you about people who are less privileged?" A black woman said, angrily, "It's very offensive, very demeaning!" One black man accused me of poisoning the cupcakes. I understand why people got angry. What I did was hurtful to some. My bake sale mimicked what some conservative college students did at Bucknell University. The students wanted to satirize...
  • BOOK BOMBSHELL: First Lady Says Job "Hell... Can't Stand It"

    09/15/2010 9:16:01 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 110 replies
    Daily Mail Online (UK) ^ | September 16, 2010
    Michelle Obama thinks being America’s First Lady is ‘hell’, Carla Bruni reveals today in a wildly indiscreet new book. Miss Bruni reveals that Mrs Obama replied when asked about her position as the U.S. president’s wife: ‘Don’t ask! It’s hell. I can’t stand it!’ Details of the private conversation, which took place at the White House during an official visit by Nicolas Sarkozy last March, emerged in Carla And The Ambitious, a book written in collaboration with Miss Bruni.
  • Obama's Social Security number fraudulent ?

    05/11/2010 5:43:22 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 164 replies · 8,177+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | MAY 9, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Two private investigators working independently are asking why President Obama is using a Social Security number set aside for applicants in Connecticut while there is no record he ever had a mailing address in the state. In addition, the records indicate the number was issued between 1977 and 1979, yet Obama's earliest employment reportedly was in 1975 at a Baskin & Robbins ice cream shop in Oahu, Hawaii. WND has copies of affidavits filed separately in a presidential eligibility lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia by Ohio licensed private investigator Susan Daniels and Colorado private...
  • Report Claims Pa Supremes Senator Sis Faces Indictment

    04/05/2010 9:42:57 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 3 replies · 590+ views
    KDKA is reporting that an indictment will be forthcoming for Pennsylvania State Sen. Jane Orie (R-40), who is that body's majority whip and the sister of state Supreme Court Judge Joan Orie Melvin.
  • Debtor Nation

    04/05/2010 9:50:02 PM PDT · by mlocher · 3 replies · 314+ views
    Only a few decades ago, the United States was the world’s largest creditor nation. American capital spanned the globe financing all types of investments in virtually every country. But that dominance began to erode in the 1960s because growth in consumption in the United States was starting to outpace new production. Wealth built up over generations was being consumed. To compensate for the resulting decline in living standards, the nation turned to debt, rather than hard work and savings. This trend continued through the next decade. A focus on consumption and a seemingly unstoppable reliance on debt at all levels...
  • Confirmed: Affirmative Action killed 14 people at Ft. Hood

    02/22/2010 4:47:21 AM PST · by aquapub · 22 replies · 862+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-22-10 | Robert Moon
    The military investigation into the Ft. Hood terrorist attack has concluded that Major Nidal Malik Hasan was allowed to regularly violate his oath and openly promote subversive Islamic extremism since protect "diversity."
  • Prejudice, Reverse Discrimination, Affirmative Action and Other Useless Practices

    03/17/2009 7:30:46 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 8 replies · 500+ views ^ | 03 17 09 | notoriously conservative
    I know that prejudice still exists. I know that in some communities racism still exists. But, I do think that our country has made incredible strides to rid our country of both. I am not trying to say that past actions by so many were not reprehensible, they certainly were. But I wonder, why is reverse discrimination still ok? In other words, if we truly want to eliminate discrimination or racism, why do we allow preferential policies that favor historically-discriminated groups? We are told over and over, in school, in the media, in daily conversation that prejudice is wrong, that...
  • Repeal Affirmative Action (Vanity)

    11/07/2008 7:45:26 PM PST · by no dems · 11 replies · 649+ views
    November 7, 2008 | no dems
    With a Black President soon to be in the White House, it's time to repeal Affirmative Action. How can you blame "the man" when you now ARE "the man"? Time has proven that we no longer need AA in America.
  • Dear Right Thinking Americans

    11/07/2008 5:32:56 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 18 replies · 1,545+ views
    Upon hearing that Obama won, I reconciled that God is in control. He didn't awaken and say, “Oops, I didn't mean to allow that to happen”. Thus, I am at peace and KNOW that ALL IS WELL. A HUGE opportunity has been laid before us to promote and advance conservatism. My heart goes out to my deeply hurt and fearful fellow Americans whom I met and bonded with while on the national “Our Country Deserves Better” Stop Obama tour. They are the heartland folks with traditional values; God, family and country. Obama calls them racists, naďve for their faith in...

    08/25/2008 12:07:55 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 79 replies · 268+ views ^ | Aug 25, 2008 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    AFFIRMATIVE REACTION.. THE ENTITLEMENT SHOWDOWN.. Coming home to roost.. Oh Boy.. Buckle up folks.. This is going to be a bumpy ride... The showdown between the most crucial voting blocks within the Democrat Party, Blacks and Women, are facing down one another in this historic election cycle..  More than a few key strategist huddling deep within the Obama's inner sanctum, would say the divisions between these narcissistic behemoths have already reached a critical mass, threatening not just this election, but the ultimate future of the Democrat Party.. Which carefully crafted victim/entitlement block, will be ceremoniously dumped at this convention, and...
  • Obama's New Politics: The Politics of Affirmative Action

    05/07/2008 11:00:48 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 9 replies · 68+ views
    PoliticalXFile ^ | 5-7-2008 | Thomas Anderson
    Would a white candidate be in Barack Obama's position, poised to win the Democrat nomination, if he or she were friendly with a former white supremacist that blew up black churches in the 60's? Would a white candidate still have a political career if it were found that he or she attended a "white power" church for twenty years? Would a white candidate be given the benefit of doubt if he or she said, "it's not surprising that black people turn to crime and drugs because they are bitter." Barack Obama may win the Presidency because he is the beneficiary...
  • Nebraska vote sought on affirmative-action ban

    11/14/2007 9:40:20 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 10 replies · 838+ views ^ | 11-14-2007 | NATE JENKINS
    LINCOLN, Neb. - A petition filed with Secretary of State John Gale all but guarantees Nebraska will be an affirmative-action battleground heading into the November 2008 election. Public institutions including colleges and universities would be barred from using race, sex and other factors in hiring and admissions decisions under the proposed constitutional amendment. The petition drive will be guided by a California-based group that has been successful squashing affirmative action in other states. Ward Connerly, a former University of California regent best known for dismantling state programs that gave preferences to minorities, is behind the petition. It would give Nebraska...
  • Does affirmative action hurt minorities?

    09/26/2007 5:17:25 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 322+ views
    LA Times ^ | 26 September 2007 | Vikram Amar and Richard H. Sander
    ...This is not a hypothetical question. The schools involved are dozens of law schools in California and elsewhere, and the program is the system of affirmative action that enables hundreds of minority law students to attend more elite institutions than their credentials alone would allow. Data from across the country suggest to some researchers that when law students attend schools where their credentials (including LSAT scores and college grades) are much lower than the median at the school, they actually learn less, are less likely to graduate and are nearly twice as likely to fail the bar exam than they...
  • Affirmative Action Backfires

    08/26/2007 12:14:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 83 replies · 1,937+ views
    wall street journal ^ | August 26, 2007 | GAIL HERIOT
    Have racial preferences reduced the number of black lawyers? Three years ago, UCLA law professor Richard Sander published an explosive, fact-based study of the consequences of affirmative action in American law schools in the Stanford Law Review. Most of his findings were grim, and they caused dismay among many of the champions of affirmative action--and indeed, among those who were not. Easily the most startling conclusion of his research: Mr. Sander calculated that there are fewer black attorneys today than there would have been if law schools had practiced color-blind admissions--about 7.9% fewer by his reckoning. He identified the culprit...
  • Affirmative action is failing in South Africa

    05/16/2007 4:21:27 AM PDT · by libertarianPA · 13 replies · 836+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | 5/16/07 | AFP
    JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - After years of affirmative action to correct racial inequalities left by decades of apartheid, management of the South African economy remains largely in white hands, a report said Tuesday. Corporate compliance with equity legislation was at an "all-time low," the Business Day newspaper quoted a government commission as saying. Black people were largely consigned to support functions in areas like human resources, corporate affairs and government liaison, according to a report by the Commission for Employment Equity. "The pace of transformation has been painfully slow," commission chairman Jimmy Manyi was reported as saying. The number of blacks...
  • Detroit Schools Spent $1 Million on Art Instead of Repairs

    02/25/2007 4:03:15 PM PST · by george76 · 118 replies · 2,534+ views
    Associated Press...WXYZ-TV ^ | February 24, 2007 | Associated Press
    Spending at least $1.6 million in taxpayer funds on professional artwork instead of building or repairing city schools is raising questions about the school district's spending decisions. Spending bond money on art is not illegal but unusual. School officials in Chicago, Philadelphia and other large cities say they don't spend large sums on art for their schools... Most of the Detroit art was purchased under former schools chief Kenneth Burnley, but the payments continued after William Coleman was named superintendent in July 2005. It's unclear how many art pieces were bought. The money was a sliver of the $1.5 billion...
  • Universities Granted Delay On Affimative Action Measure

    12/19/2006 10:32:15 AM PST · by Westlander · 19 replies · 729+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 19, 2006 | AP
    Michigan's three top-tier universities will be able to continue their current admissions and financial aid policies through the end of the current cycle, a federal judge decided Tuesday. Under a ballot measure passed by state voters on Nov. 7, public universities and governments no longer can use race and gender in admissions and hiring starting Saturday. U.S. District Judge David Lawson signed a motion filed by the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University seeking more time to implement some of those changes because they've already begun accepting new students for admission next fall.
  • New Top Coug

    12/14/2006 9:03:31 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 8 replies · 425+ views
    Spokesman Review ^ | Dec 14, 2006 | Spokane reporter
    PULLMAN – Moments before Washington State University announced the hiring of its 10th president Wednesday, many WSU leaders had yet to even shake hands with Elson S. Floyd.
  • Study: White men dominate leadership positions in college sports (White guilt alert!)

    12/14/2006 7:25:23 AM PST · by lado · 5 replies · 442+ views
    AP ^ | 12/13/06 | Stephen Majors
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- White men dominate the leadership positions in college sports, a new study says, with women and minorities making only slow progress moving into the top jobs. Athletic directors, conference commissioners and university presidents overwhelmingly are white, the study released Wednesday by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport found.
  • Wanting Babies Like Themselves, Some Parents Choose Genetic Defects

    12/06/2006 3:21:23 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 31 replies · 1,094+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5 December 2006 | DARSHAK M. SANGHAVI, M.D.
    ...Yet Susannah A. Baruch and colleagues at the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University recently surveyed 190 American P.G.D. clinics, and found that 3 percent reported having intentionally used P.G.D. “to select an embryo for the presence of a disability.” In other words, some parents had the painful and expensive fertility procedure for the express purpose of having children with a defective gene. It turns out that some mothers and fathers don’t view certain genetic conditions as disabilities but as a way to enter into a rich, shared culture.
  • Nuke-Lock Breach Could Be 'Devastating' ( Los Alamos )

    11/03/2006 3:48:38 PM PST · by george76 · 84 replies · 1,890+ views
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 3, 2006 | (CBS)
    Data Found In Drug Raid Contains Weapons-Design Secrets. The recent security breach at Los Alamos National Laboratory was very serious, with sensitive materials being taken out of the facility — possibly including information on how to deactivate locks on nuclear weapons, officials tell CBS News. Officials say there is no evidence the information taken from Los Alamos was sold or transferred to anybody else, but there is no way to be sure right now. As CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson was the first to report, secret documents apparently taken from the lab were found during a drug raid at a...
  • Men Chafe as Norway Ushers Women Into Boardroom

    01/12/2006 12:29:11 AM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 440+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 12, 2006 | Richard Bernstein
    OSLO, Jan. 8 - On the first day of this year - and in the teeth of strenuous opposition from many Norwegian businessmen - Norway's leftist government put into effect one of the more radical attempts to achieve sexual equality: requiring that in the next two years 40 percent of the board members of the nation's large, publicly traded private companies be women. "The government's decision is to see to it that women will have a place where the power is, where leadership takes place in this society," Karita Bekkemellem, Norway's minister of children and equality, said in an interview...
  • France Considers U.S. style Affrimative Action

    11/15/2005 11:35:42 AM PST · by austinite · 23 replies · 681+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/15/05 | By JOJI SAKURAI, Associated Press Writer
    PARIS - As the rioting that has engulfed squalid, mostly North African immigrant neighborhoods subsides, France finds itself facing an even greater challenge: addressing inequality. But while embracing diversity, President Jacques Chirac and other government leaders have rejected quotas as a tool for affirmative action, viewed by many in France as a dangerous American idea that creates social distortions. Nearly three weeks of unrest have jolted France from its dream of living in a colorblind, egalitarian society and forced leaders and intellectuals to grapple with the marginalization of the country's predominantly Muslim North African minorities. The debate has resonance across...
  • Reparations Will Never Equal Respect - (outstanding argument against Wachovia's decision!)

    06/18/2005 3:45:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 1,184+ views
    Wachovia to pay reparations for slavery? I’m afraid that I have finally had it with the entire topic of slave reparations and the level of groveling to which corporate America has sunk, and I am closing all Wachovia accounts. Am I a crazy, southern, white supremacist? Hardly. I am, in fact, as northern and schooled in liberal philosophies as they come. I used to play in the tunnels (although they weren’t so much tunnels that connected to anything as they were just large dug out hiding areas) under my grandmother’s house and take great pride that our family in past...
  • Affirmative Action for Men at Universities?

    05/17/2005 7:23:59 AM PDT · by Crush T Velour · 32 replies · 950+ views
    This piece admirably discusses the fact that women now outnumber men in obtaining bachelor degrees (although men have a major upperhand in mathematics and hard-sciences). So when asked whether universities should consider "affirmative action" for male applicants, a university spokesman said: "Women have worked so hard to get to this point...I think universities will have hard time supplanting well-qualified women to give a place to less-qualified, less-motivated male applicants."What??? When it comes to male affirmative action, a Liberal suddenly equates "Affirmative Action" with QUOTAS!!! This is why it is a waste of time talking to DU-types. When the circumstances change...
  • The Butterfield Effect - (How liberals really don't get the "education thing")

    12/04/2004 9:51:21 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 725+ views
    "The key to increasing minority enrollment," the Post editorializes, "lies partly in intelligent affirmative action programs; partly in awarding tuition aid on need, not merit." In other words, lower standards for black students and more money for kids who meet those lower standards. Yeah, that's how you encourage higher academic achievement — demand less of it! And pay more for those who don't make the grade! How can any sentient, rational being — white, black or otherwise — write that sentence? How blind do you have to be? How utterly clueless about people, about human nature, about life itself?
  • The Perversity of Diversity

    09/06/2004 7:10:20 AM PDT · by Jeff Blogworthy · 37 replies · 1,141+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | 8-17-2004 | The Claremont Institute
    The black alumni of Harvard are unhappy with the university's affirmative action program. It helps blacks—but the wrong ones. The New York Times says that there are 520 black Harvard undergraduates (8% of the total), but "the majority of them—perhaps as many as two-thirds— [are] West Indian and African immigrants or their children, or to a lesser extent, children of biracial couples." That leaves "only about a third of the students…from families in which all four grandparents were born in this country, descendants of slaves." It's a sensitive topic for Harvard, other elite colleges, and defenders of affirmative action. (So...
  • Affirmative Action Around The World: An Empirical Study (Book Review)

    04/10/2004 7:07:35 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 7 replies · 682+ views
    Commentary ^ | April 2004 | Carl Cohen
    Among contemporary economists and social theorists, one of the most prolific, intellectually independent, and iconoclastic is Thomas Sowell, now a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. In nearly a half-century’s worth of books and essays, he has explored the cultures of the world and all the nooks and crannies of American society. Enormously learned, wonderfully clear-headed, he sees reality as it is, and flinches at no truth. Affirmative Action Around the World is exactly what its title announces: an empirical study of what the consequences really are, and really have been, in the five major nations in which "affirmative action"—the...
  • Bake Sale This Friday!

    03/16/2004 8:39:23 PM PST · by Raymann · 9 replies · 449+ views
    The University of Rochester College Republicans are finally having their AA Bake Sale this Fri the 19th. For any of you in the area, it'll be at 12:00 at the entrance of Wilson Commons. We'll be selling a few different kinds of cookies although that is obviously not the point. Prices start at $1.50 for Asians, a $1.00 for whites and so on (we're still working on that though). We're keeping this as low key as possible until we start as we don't want the liberal groups on campus to have a prepared protest. The location is right where most...
  • ACTION ALERT: Protest at William and Mary

    03/14/2004 11:41:42 AM PST · by SoL- Samuel Adams · 3 replies · 388+ views
    After the administration shut down an affirmative action bake sale put on by a libertarian group on campus, the liberals rallied around a pro-affirmative action 'forum' headed by sociologists and no opposition voices. VP for Student Affairs Sam Sadler stated that he would work to create a balanced forum to discuss affirmative action this semester. Instead, this is what we get: another indoctrination with only the liberals having their say. Press release by W&M: In the interest of thwarting liberal bias, are there any freepers who can make come here this Thursday, March 18 at 7 pm to protest...
  • 'Lower standards' for blacks ripped

    03/04/2004 10:29:05 PM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 305+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/05/04 | Joyce Howard Price
    <p>National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice says she supports "soft affirmative action," but that it should never be associated with "lower expectations" or "lower standards" for blacks and women.</p> <p>"When people assume blacks or women are less capable, and, therefore say, 'lower the standards,' that's the killer. It's the worst thing you can do to anyone," Miss Rice, who is black, said in a lengthy television interview on Armstrong Williams' show "On Point."</p>