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  • UPenn law professor removed for calling black students inferior(Fake News)

    03/16/2018 6:04:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/15/2018
    A white University of Pennsylvania law school professor who said she has never seen a black student graduate in the top quarter of the class has been removed from teaching required first-year law courses. Law school dean Ted Ruger said professor Amy Wax spoke “disparagingly and inaccurately” about the performance of black students during an interview with Brown University economics professor Glenn Loury on the “downside of affirmative action” last year.
  • Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Production Company to Adopt Inclusion Rider

    03/13/2018 7:41:42 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 12, 2018 | Patrick Shanley
    Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are adopting inclusion riders for projects made through their Pearl Street Films, according to head of strategic outreach at the production company, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni. "On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, @BenAffleck, Jennifer Todd, Drew Vinton & I will be adopting the #InclusionRider for all of our projects moving forward," Cox DiGiovanni tweeted Monday, responding to Michael B. Jordan's tweet from last week in which he announced that his production company, Outlier Society, would also begin adopting inclusion riders. An inclusion rider is a reference to the belief by some that there should...
  • Federal Government Gives $2 Billion If Businesses Hire Aliens Over Americans

    03/06/2018 10:52:53 AM PST · by LibertyFound · 22 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | March 6, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    Small Businesses Get $2 Billion If They Hire Alien Grads Instead Of American Grads The Federal government is still incentivizing businesses to favor immigrants over Americans, to the tune of $2 billion in subsidies across the country, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. They do this via the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. This program by the Federal government provides money to businesses that discriminate against American citizens in favor of immigrant ones. At this point, this is just par for the course. According to the CIS, this program was used to scrape $2 billion from the Federal tax...
  • National Hispanic Media Coalition Blasts Acting Coach For Advising Student To Pose As Latina (tr)

    02/27/2018 6:57:40 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 27, 2018 | David Robb
    Saying she should be “deeply ashamed of herself,” the head of the National Hispanic Media Coalition has called on renowned acting coach Lesly Kahn to meet with him to discuss an audio file that surfaced yesterday in which she can be heard telling a non-Hispanic student that she would have a better chance of landing an agent and acting gigs if she pretends to be Latina. Kahn, who has apologized, went so far as to suggest that the young actress change her name to Rosa Ramirez and to get headshots to further advance the deception. On the tape, Kahn told...
  • Black Lives Matter Hates Nigerians

    02/23/2018 5:08:00 PM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Janaury 6, 2017 | Oppressed Media
  • He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

    11/19/2017 2:16:22 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 19, 2017 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    SOUTH THOMASTON, Me. — A former mayor of Poway, a small city in Southern California, wrote a column in August in his local newspaper with this headline: “A gun to my head.” He was upset about how a state law had forced Poway to redo its voting districts so Latinos would have a better chance of winning elections. Reading the piece on his computer 3,000 miles away, Edward Blum knew he had found his newest case. Seeing one of his bêtes noires — racial gerrymandering — at work, Mr. Blum recruited the former mayor, Don Higginson, as a plaintiff, and...
  • 13 Baltimore City High Schools, Zero Students Proficient in Math

    11/10/2017 2:40:31 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 100 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/9/2017
    An alarming discovery coming out of City Schools. Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state testing data and found one-third of High Schools in Baltimore, last year, had zero students proficient in math. But that’s not all we found. In the midst of that troubling number, there are some bright spots. Most mornings, at Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, start the same way – with students chanting the school’s motto in the gym. “There’s an urgency about the work we’re doing,” said Jack Pannell, the school’s founder. That urgency was born out of need. “Nine out of ten black boys in Baltimore...
  • Affirmative Action: A Weapon of Class Warfare

    10/14/2017 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American ^ | October 14, 2017 | Milton Ezrati
    Whatever the original, presumably high-minded intent of affirmative action (AA), the program has long since morphed into a weapon of class warfare. It neither benefits the underprivileged, as it claims, nor does it address the legacy of historical inequality for which it was ostensibly invented. Nor does it reduce the unfair advantages of the nation’s social and economic elite, as it promised. On the contrary, it protects elites at the expense of everyone else, including some of society’s most vulnerable. And while failing to do what its promoters said it would do, it poisons civil society by fostering a battle...
  • Apple VP Of Diversity Apologizes For Suggesting Diversity Of Thought Is Important

    10/14/2017 1:47:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/17 | Derek Hunter
    Apple’s Denise Young Smith, the newly minted Vice President of Diversity at the tech giant, has caused outrage in the industry over comments she made in defense of diversity of thought. Silicon Valley has been in an all-out push to bring in more women and minorities, so when Smith said, “I focus on everyone. Diversity is the human experience,” without focusing specifically on race or gender, liberal publications criticized her.Smith ultimately apologized for the sentiment.Smith, an African-American woman, continued, I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color or the...
  • Are We All Unconscious Racists?

    10/12/2017 8:19:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 44 replies
    City Journal ^ | August 2017 | Heather Mac Donald
    Few academic ideas have been as eagerly absorbed into public discourse in recent years as “implicit bias.” Embraced by a president, a would-be president, and the nation’s top law-enforcement official, the implicit-bias conceit has launched a movement to remove the concept of individual agency from the law and spawned a multimillion-dollar consulting industry. The statistical basis on which it rests is now crumbling, but don’t expect its influence to wane anytime soon. Implicit bias purports to answer the question: Why do racial disparities persist in household income, job status, and incarceration rates, when explicit racism has, by all measures, greatly...
  • Peitition at Whitehouse to End Affirmative Action

    Sign petition at the Whitehouse Website to end Affirmative Action for Race and Gender based set asides in education and employment
  • ‘Affirmative Action Bake Sale’ charges University of New Mexico students based on race

    09/24/2017 6:49:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 23, 2017
    A school bake sale organized by an on-campus activist group charged students based on their ethnicity, sparking critique and backlash at the University of New Mexico. Turning Point USA — which is not yet recognized as an official student organization — on Thursday doled out desserts in what they called “An Affirmative Action Bake Sale,” with prices for products varying based on the customer’s race.
  • Leftists Decry Straight Black Men as 'The White People of Black People'

    09/21/2017 9:16:05 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 47 replies
    The Declaration ^ | September 21, 2017 | By Pardes Seleh
    Left-wing writers are taking the victim narrative to a new level this week, decrying “straight black men” as the “white people of black people.” In a column for The Root's “Very Smart Brothas,” writer Damon Young accused straight black men of having the “type of privilege created for and protected by whiteness.” Black men, while victims of the white man's oppressiveness, are the oppressors of the nonheterosexual/male black person.
  • U-Md. Latino students described as ‘mediocre’ and ‘pretty bad’ in mass email

    09/06/2017 9:01:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2017 | Ellie Silverman
    Latino students were described as “mediocre” and “pretty bad” in an email that was accidentally sent by a professor to students registering for a mock trial class at the University of Maryland. Mark Graber sent the missive Thursday to students in the class, inadvertently including remarks from Abigail Graber, identified by the Diamondback student newspaper as his daughter and a lawyer who volunteered as an assistant coach for the team. The university then asked the two to resign, which they did, according to an email sent to students. When asked to comment Friday evening, Mark Graber wrote in an email...
  • Why Does Rex Tillerson Want Affirmative Action for Ambassadors?

    09/05/2017 6:30:01 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/5/2017 | Terry Eastland
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was so disturbed by the clash of protesters in Charlottesville that he made a policy decision he may have to reverse: In a speech at the State Department on August 19, he repudiated hatred and racism before addressing what he called “a great diversity gap” in employment and ambassadorships. He meant that there are too few employees and ambassadors who are “diverse” on account of their race, or ethnicity, or sex, or sexual orientation. He did not say how many of this or that diversity group the department needed among its employees or ambassadors to...
  • Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish

    09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2017 | Howard Blume
    About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years. ... it’s hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of “credit recovery”...
  • Time to Drop Colleges' Racial Quotas and Preferences

    09/01/2017 4:30:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | Septemeber 1, 2017 | Michael Barone
    When a policy has been vigorously followed by venerable institutions for more than a generation without getting any closer to producing the desired results, perhaps there is some problem with the goal. That thought was prompted by a New York Times story headlined "Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago." It presented enrollment data from 100 selective colleges and universities -- the eight Ivy League schools, nine University of California campuses, 20 "top" liberal arts colleges, 14 "other top universities" and 50 "flagship" state universities. (They total 100 because UC...
  • Racial Lies and Racism: The real beneficiaries of ending affirmative action practices

    08/29/2017 7:30:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 08/29/2017 | Prof. Walter Williams
    Earlier this month, The New York Times ran an article titled "U.S. Rights Unit Shifts to Study Antiwhite Bias" on its front page. The article says that President Donald Trump's Justice Department's civil rights division is going to investigate and sue universities whose affirmative action admissions policies discriminate against white applicants. This is an out-and-out lie. The truth is that the U.S. departments of Justice and Education plan to investigate racial bias in admissions at Harvard and other elite institutions where Asian-Americans are held to far higher standards than other applicants. This type of practice was used during the first...
  • Allergic Reaction Sends Rochester's (NY) Mayor Warren to Hospital

    08/28/2017 2:00:50 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 9 replies
    AP/ ^ | August 23, 2017
    August 23, 2017 10:19 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Officials in Rochester say Mayor Lovely Warren has been hospitalized after suffering an allergic reaction. City Communications Director James Smith says Wednesday that the 40-year-old Democrat was admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital on Tuesday "due to a significant allergic reaction." Read more here:
  • Affirmative Action Has Failed. It Never Had a Chance to Succeed

    08/25/2017 9:48:33 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 72 replies
    National Review online ^ | 8-24-17 | David French
    This morning the New York Times published an extraordinary, data-rich article examining the outcome of diversity efforts at colleges from coast to coast. The results, quite frankly, are sobering. After decades of affirmative action, billions of dollars invested in finding, mentoring, and recruiting minority students, and extraordinary levels of effort and experimentation, black and Hispanic students are “more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago”. White and Asian students, on the other hand, remain overrepresented as a percentage of the population, with Asian students most overrepresented of all. (Skip) No one should argue...