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  • Law Professor Seeks Data on Admissions at UC System

    11/16/2018 4:04:36 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 15, 2018 | Douglas Belkin
    A law professor and an Asian-American politician are suing the University of California for data they believe would reveal that the state university system is illegally using race in its admissions process. The suit, filed Thursday in a California state court, asks for the socioeconomic and academic characteristics of applicants who enrolled in the nine undergraduate colleges that make up the University of California over the last 12 years. The petition follows a high-profile trial this fall over a federal lawsuit alleging that Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants. Richard Sander, an economist and law professor at UCLA who brought...
  • Race-based Ruin (The Lethal Consequences of Affirmative Action)

    11/02/2018 10:16:13 AM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/2/18 | Gerard Perry
    I explore the lethal consequence of affirmative action and race-based policies. Particularly, with respect to the Kermit Gosnell case.
  • State's Highest Court Upholds Astacio's Removal

    10/16/2018 3:10:14 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 7 replies
    WHAM1180.com ^ | 10/16/18 | Todd Halliday
    Albany, NY -- The state's highest court, the Court of Appeals, has upheld the removal of Judge Leticia Astacio from the Rochester City Court bench. In the 8-page ruling the Court said it considered the full spectrum of Astacio's behavior and "its impact on public perception of the judiciary." The Court said, "Given petitioner’s apparent lack of insight into the gravity and impact of her behavior on both public perception of her fitness to perform her duties and on the judiciary overall, we conclude that any rupture in the public’s confidence cannot be repaired."
  • Harvard Admissions Chief Defends Policies in First Day of Trial

    10/16/2018 12:09:22 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 15, 2018 | Nicole Hong and Melissa Korn
    BOSTON—Harvard University’s longtime admissions dean defended the school’s recruitment of prospective students in the first day of a landmark trial accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants. On Monday, lawyers for the plaintiffs focused on internal documents showing Harvard sends targeted letters to high-school students who score well on the PSAT, encouraging them to consider applying to the prestigious school. The score thresholds vary by race. In a recent admissions year, white students in 20 underrepresented states—which Harvard calls “sparse country”—received a recruitment letter if they scored 1310 or higher out of a possible 1600 on the combined verbal and...
  • Fellow Asian-Americans, Back Off of Affirmative Action

    10/15/2018 9:28:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | October 15, 2018 | Elyse D. Pham
    “It’s incredible you got into Harvard — especially with its racist admission policies!” I heard the sentiment of this impassioned exclamation all too frequently in the months following my acceptance. Everyone guilty of saying it meant well. They probably even believed that the last bit — the one that never failed to provoke an internal grimace — strengthened the compliment, elevating the gravity of my achievement. Of course, I’d happily accept the praise if the sentiments fueling it didn’t have the potential to harm other equally-deserving Harvard hopefuls. Unfortunately, that potential remains strong, more so now than ever. During this...
  • NYT Columnist: Ending College Discrimination Against Asians would do Them 'Egregious Harm'

    10/15/2018 8:36:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This is Orwellian: the Asian-American author of a New York Times column claims that ending discrimination against Asian-Americans in college admissions would do them "egregious harm." It's not simply that The New York Times found an Asian-American willing to write a column—in the context of the lawsuit against Harvard— supporting continued discrimination against Asian-Americans in college admissions. It is this line by Lisa Ko that is absolutely mind-boggling [emphasis added throughout]: "Eliminating race as a consideration in admissions would cause egregious harm to people of color, including Asian-Americans."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • The Scourge of ‘Diversity’ (interview with Heather Mac Donald)

    10/13/2018 5:34:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 12, 2018 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    ... When it comes to race, Ms. Mac Donald’s views are more conventionally conservative. She argues that minorities could overcome economic and educational disparities by embracing “bourgeois values.” She opposes all forms of affirmative action, and believes admissions and hiring should be based solely on aptitude tests and objective measures of performance. She even opposes the University of California’s guaranteed-admissions plan, which admits the top 9% of students from every California high school, regardless of the school’s overall performance. The mechanism is a covert way to reintroduce race into admissions, she says, in violation of Proposition 209, which prohibits race...
  • I’m An Immigrant, Minority Woman Going Republican Over Democrats’ Treatment Of Kavanaugh

    10/06/2018 4:24:36 PM PDT · by Twotone · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2018 | Adele Scalia
    I have become a unicorn. My metamorphosis didn’t require a magic spell or potion, or even a trip to a well-reviewed plastic surgeon to add a horn to my head. All it took was Democrats’ treatment of Brett Kavanaugh over the last few weeks to turn me into that elusive creature: a minority, immigrant woman who supports Republicans. I moved to the United States from Trinidad and Tobago eight years ago when I married my husband, Christopher, former U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia’s eighth (and, in my opinion, most lovable) child. Some people might read that and think, “Well,...
  • *vanity* Trump's furious behind closed doors.

    09/26/2018 8:52:05 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 77 replies
    09-25-2018
    Reported on Shannon Bream's show that he's furious behind closed doors. Said if for some reason Kavanaugh's not confirmed, he'll have another name in an hour. I don't think we'll get to that point as I believe Mr. Kavanaugh will get confirmed. Who would Trump nominate if it came to that? My guess would be Ms. Barrett. How would the filthy rats smear her?
  • Man claims to be a minority business owner after DNA test shows he’s 4% African

    09/25/2018 1:48:33 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    An insurance agent claims he should qualify as a minority business owner, because a DNA test shows he’s 4 percent African — enough, he believes, to make him “a certified black man.” Ralph Taylor knows on the outside he looks like an average white guy, but he is trying using the results from his AncestryByDNA test to bolster his business in Lynnwood, Washington. “I’ve always known that I’m multiracial,” the 55-year-old declared to the Washington Post. The 2010 test showed that he’s 90 percent European, 6 percent indigenous American and 4 percent sub-Saharan African. This gizmo can turbocharge the DNA-identification...
  • College professors allegedly sold drugs, ‘pimped’ out students

    09/23/2018 10:57:20 AM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2018 | Sara Dorn and Melissa Klein
    Veteran professors at the Manhattan school renowned for training future crime-fighters ran a lawless den of depravity called “the swamp,” where they allegedly used and sold drugs, and “pimped” out and sexually preyed on students, according to two women at the center of a widening scandal at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The shocking allegations are now under criminal probe by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the state Inspector General, The Post has learned. After the paper first revealed two weeks ago that formal sex-harassment complaints against four professors were being probed by the taxpayer-funded CUNY school,...
  • Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns

    09/13/2018 9:56:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6th, 2018 | Greg Norman
    Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns, court filings say. (Full title). ... The former Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond once put a gun to a driver’s head during a traffic stop and sometimes ignored calls, according to court filings indicating that psychiatrists and training officers voiced concerns about his fitness for duty. The revelations surfaced after defense attorneys filed a motion Wednesday seeking to dismiss murder and manslaughter charges against Mohamed Noor, who is accused of shooting Damond in July 2017 after she dialed 911 to report...
  • Who Is Andrew Gillum?

    09/07/2018 10:37:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Discover The Networks
    A closer look at the politics of the Democratic candidate for Florida governor. A few days ago, 39-year-old Andrew Gillum – the Tallahassee, Florida mayor who proudly embraces the socialist political and economic agenda of Bernie Sanders – won his party's gubernatorial primary race in that state. This sets the stage for November, when Gillum will face Republican Ron DeSantis in the election for governor. Gillum's campaign has been endorsed not only by Sanders, but also by Our Revolution, an activist organization that explicitly promotes the Vermont senator's agenda. Gillum has a long history of political activism that stretches back...
  • Ohio State employs 88 diversity-related staffers at a cost of $7.3M annually

    09/06/2018 10:09:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    College Fix ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 | Derek Draplin
    Ohio State University employs nearly 90 diversity-related administrative employees, which costs taxpayers in the Buckeye State about $7.3 million in salaries and benefits annually,... The 88 administrators receive an estimated $7.3 million in total compensation, which includes $5.38 million in salaries and an estimated $1.89 million in fringe benefits. “To put that administrative expense into perspective, about 750 in-state students could get a full scholarship for tuition and fees if those dollars were directed to student financial aid. Stated differently, it takes the entire tuition dollars from 750 in-state students to pay for those 88 diversicrats,” economics Professor Mark ....
  • Judge Astacio Argues Her Case

    09/05/2018 3:06:02 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 13 replies
    WHAM1180.com ^ | 9/5/18 | wham1180 newsroom
    ustices of the New York State Court of Appeals focused heavily on the public perception of Judge Leticia Astacio...during a hearing on whether she should be removed from the bench. Astacio's lawyer argued that the Rochester City Court Judge is remorseful, accepts responsibility for her conduct, and is still capable of functioning as a judge. The state's judicial conduct commission recommended her removal, based on her conduct on the bench, her drunken driving conviction, and her multiple DWI probation violations.
  • This Insane Diversity Program Develops Airport Traffic Controllers Based On Race, Not Competence

    08/29/2018 5:12:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | AUGUST 29, 2018 | Christian B. Corrigan
    ATCs must necessarily be among the most skilled and competent federal government employees. In accordance with an Obama administration plan to “transform” the Federal Aviation Administration into a “more diverse workplace” however, the FAA has abandoned its merit-based hiring program for ATCs, as it implements a plan to hire 1,000 ATCs a year to replace a generation of retiring controllers. Congress can and should intervene in this unfortunate plan to restore sanity and safety to the skies, because it endangers people’s lives. ... It is expensive and time-consuming to train ATCs, and many candidates who believe they have what it...
  • NASA intern who unwittingly told a legendary space expert to 'suck my.....' on Twitter is fired

    08/23/2018 11:33:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 99 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 August 2018 | Harry Petit
    Naomi, who claims to be 21 years old, then replied: 'Suck my d**k and b***s I'm working at NASA'. But the boorish intern was left red-faced when Hickam responded: 'And I am on the National Space Council that oversees NASA.' Her online friends then replied to Hickam with insulting tweets and included the hashtag 'NASA', which brought it to the attention of the space agency. Hickam later said in a blog post he learned that the unnamed intern had been fired by Nasa, who saw her tweets, following their exchange, and sympathised with her. The NASA legend has revealed he...
  • Federal housing agency employee secretly recorded director's sexual advances . . .

    08/21/2018 7:22:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/21/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    An employee of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) secretly recorded director Melvin Watt making sexual advances toward her, according to NPR News. Simone Grimes has accused Watt of sexual harassment, retaliation and pay discrimination, claiming he leveraged his ability to advance her career as he discussed his attraction to her. "I'm guilty of having an attraction to you, that is true," Watt said on the tape obtained by NPR. "So it makes me more conscious not to leave some impression." Grimes this week filed a lawsuit against FHFA , alleging it violated the Equal Pay Act as she worked...
  • Walter Williams: FAA called on use of race, sex in hiring

    08/07/2018 2:51:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Trib ^ | June 29, 2018 | Walter Williams
    The Federal Aviation Administration has become consumed by diversity and inclusion. Prior to becoming so, the FAA worked with about 36 colleges to create the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative. The colleges offered nonengineering aviation degrees requiring basic courses in air traffic control and aviation administration. Graduates became qualified candidates for training as air traffic control specialists. The FAA gave hiring preferences to veterans, those with AT-CTI program degrees, references from administrators and high test scores. In 2013, resident Obama-appointed FAA Administrator Michael Huerta deemed that these hiring standards had not produced a pleasing mix of air traffic controllers when...
  • Former Navy soccer star named part of astronaut team for manned space flights

    08/04/2018 1:15:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    A former Naval Academy soccer star who led her squad to an undefeated league season has been named to another team that goes above and beyond. NASA announced Friday that it had assigned Marine Corps Lt. Col. Nicole Mann to a new crew of astronauts who will fly a privately developed spaceship, marking a return of U.S.-manned space flight after the shuttle program ended in 2011. Since then, Americans have relied on Russian spacecraft for space travel. Mann will be a part of a three-person crew to fly Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft on a mid-2019 mission, the spacecraft’s first manned flight....