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  • Pentagon Covering Up Fact Female Navy Officers Nearly Sank Ship

    06/24/2018 4:42:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 21 replies
    anonymous email came in over the transom this morning: Hi, Stacy. During the early weeks after the USS Fitzgerald was speared by a lumbering Philippine container ship, it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publically named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person in charge of the combat information center, the Tactical Action Officer. That individual is supposed to be monitoring the combat radar, which can detect a swimmer at a distance of two...
  • Scoring 30% on a test is enough to graduate high school in NYC

    06/23/2018 6:14:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/22/2018 | Selim Algar
    The bar keeps dropping on state math exams — and critics are saying it’s because officials are desperate for high graduation rates. Kids only need to score a measly 30 percent on this month’s Algebra 1 Regents test to pass, according to new state guidelines. Students who manage just 26 out of 86 total points will get a heavily weighted score of 65 — the minimum required for passage. That’s the lowest standard since the state introduced the test four years ago.
  • 'Dancing Doctor' says Videos of Herself Performing over Anesthetized Patients were [Trunc]

    06/22/2018 11:53:15 AM PDT · by Cecily · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | June 22, 2018 | Hannah Parry
    The 'dancing doctor' has defended videos of herself dancing over anesthetized patients during plastic surgeries, insisting she had the patients' consent and was 'safe' at all times. Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, whose medical license was suspended after the videos came to light, appeared on Good Morning America on Friday. She is hoping that an Atlanta judge will overturn Georgia's Composite Medical Board's decision earlier this month. The doctor, who is being sued on the behalf of several patients who allege they had botched surgeries including a woman left permanently brain damaged by an operation, claims that the videos never put her...
  • Penn's Amy Wax on Being Ousted Over Views on Race, Academics, Bourgeois Values; Illiberalism (AUDIO)

    06/20/2018 5:59:31 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 17 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 6/20/2018 | Ben Weingarten
    Penn Law Professor Amy Wax has become a controversial figure because of her politically incorrect comments advocating in favor of bourgeois values and the WASP culture from which they stem, and in her claims that black students had generally performed at lower levels than other students in her classes in context of a conversation about the downsides of affirmative action -- comments that got her ousted from teaching the first year civil procedure class for which she had previously won an award for "teaching excellence." Professor Wax and I touched on her beliefs regarding bourgeois values, the comments on race...
  • How Harvard discriminates against Asians

    06/16/2018 5:29:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    I always knew that my alma mater, Harvard University, discriminates against Asians.  But I was surprised to learn how the university does it.  A lawsuit filed has shed some light on the matter. (By the way, although I am not a racist, I despise the word "Asians" – it can mean anything from Chinese to Pakistanis.  Although I will play along and continue to use the word "Asians," we are mostly talking about Chinese heritage here, with a smattering of Korean heritage, Japanese heritage, Filipino heritage, and a few other groups of applicants.) Harvard is being sued by a group claiming that Asians were...
  • Movie Critics Are Mostly White Men, Study Shows

    06/12/2018 6:45:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Variety ^ | June 10, 2018 | Brent Lang
    Movie criticism is a field dominated by white men, according to a new study by researchers at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. White critics wrote 82% of the reviews of the top 100-grossing films of last year, while critics from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds penned a mere 18% of the reviews of those movies. The study notes that doesn’t reflect the representation of these ethnic and racial groups in society — U.S. census data finds that individuals from these groups comprise nearly 39% of the population. The situation wasn’t much better when it came to the gender...
  • Shame on Trump for continuing Obama’s insane policy of hiring air-traffic controllers...

    06/06/2018 12:04:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 6, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Shame on Trump for continuing Obama’s insane policy of hiring air-traffic controllers based on race instead of merit! When Obama was president, he abandoned the old system of hiring qualified air-traffic controllers who had a college degree in air-traffic control and/or were military veterans with aviation experience, because too many of these people were white males. Obama then replaced the old system with a new system that tried to achieve racial diversity by asking applicants how many different sports they had played when they were in high school. I explain this below in detail.But first, I want to post this new...
  • Real world evidence proves that affirmative action hurts black people

    06/05/2018 4:01:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 5, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Real world evidence proves that affirmative action hurts black people This article is from the Atlantic – not exactly a bastion of the political right.It says that although the supporters of affirmative action have good intentions, the actual results are that the policy hurts black students. It hurts them by putting them into schools that are above their ability, so they either end up dropping out, or, they abandon the STEM major that they had wanted in exchange for an easier major.It also talks about how blacks are more likely to have white friends at the school if the school does...
  • Obama makes changes to FAA because too many white males were passing their classes [flashback]

    06/01/2018 9:02:34 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 5, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama administration makes changes to Federal Aviation Administration because too many white males were passing their air traffic controller classes The Obama administration has abandoned the old system for getting qualified air-traffic controller applicants because too many of them were white males, and replaced it with a new system that asks applicants how many different sports they played when they were in high school.The Federal Aviation Administration has stopped giving preferential treatment to air-traffic controller applicants who had passed classes from the 36 FAA-approved college aviation programs across the U.S., because too many of the people who passed these classes were...
  • To Promote Diversity, FAA Favors Air Traffic Control Applicants Bad at Science and Unemployed

    06/01/2018 6:50:56 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As a small-plane pilot, I keep up on aviation news, subscribing to multiple magazines, websites and podcasts devoted to flying. So it is a measure of just how hard the Obama admin worked to hide this outrageous story from the public that I had never heard about it until Tucker Carlson brought it to light this evening. Turns out, diversity activists during the Obama era decided that there wasn’t enough diversity among air traffic controllers. So, without a vote, the Obama FAA scrapped its merit-based rules and replaced them with a system contrived to benefit “diverse” applicants. As Tucker explained...
  • Woman left Brain Damaged after Cosmetic Surgery

    05/21/2018 4:25:10 PM PDT · by Cecily · 54 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 21, 2018 | Carrie Teegardin
    With her wedding just two months away, Icilma Cornelius arrived at the Lilburn office of Dr. Windell Boutte to prepare for her special day. The 54-year-old bride-to-be came to the doctor’s full-service medical spa and cosmetic surgery center for Botox and another anti-wrinkle treatment. While there, the staff recommended cosmetic surgery that could give her a flat stomach before she married. Cornelius agreed to the surgical makeover by Boutte, whose website promotes the doctor as “nationally and internationally known” and a “doctor to the stars!”
  • Plastic surgeon (...) filmed videos of herself dancing and singing during surgeries (edited to fit)

    05/22/2018 7:16:26 AM PDT · by Moltke · 53 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/21/2018 | DM Reporter
    An Atlanta plastic surgeon is facing a slew of lawsuits after it was revealed she had filmed herself singing and dancing over her exposed patients during surgeries. Dozens of videos have been found that show Dr Windell Boutte cavorting in the operating room, even while making incisions on her patients. In one video Boutte sings the to the rap lyric 'I'm 'bout to cut it', from an OT Genasis rap song, before slicing into one of her patients.
  • How Identity Politics Is Harming the Sciences

    05/15/2018 6:48:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 92 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2018 | Heather Mac Donald
    Identity politics has engulfed the humanities and social sciences on American campuses; now it is taking over the hard sciences. The STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math—are under attack for being insufficiently “diverse.” The pressure to increase the representation of females, blacks, and Hispanics comes from the federal government, university administrators, and scientific societies themselves. That pressure is changing how science is taught and how scientific qualifications are evaluated. The results will be disastrous for scientific innovation and for American competitiveness. A scientist at UCLA reports: “All across the country the big question now in STEM is: how can we...
  • University course seeks to transform ‘white culture’ of ‘meritocracy’ (Colorado)

    05/11/2018 2:05:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/18 | Douglas Ernst
    **SNIP** A new “Witnessing Whiteness” workshop in the Centennial State encourages participants to form groups that can “dismantle the systems of white supremacy that support current structures of inequity.” The 11-part series, first reported by the educational watchdog Campus Reform, was created by Shelly Tochluk, who is also known in academic circles for organizing the “Unmasking Whiteness” conference. Indicators of “white culture” include “individualism, consumerism, meritocracy as an ideal, superficiality, competition, ambition, productivity, [and] extreme exploitation of labor/resources for profit,’” an online workshop document tells readers.
  • If we valued black art, Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer would have been for literature

    04/22/2018 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/21/18 | Dotun Adebayo
    If we valued black art, Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer would have been for literature. When will the education system wake up to black creativity? I can’t help thinking that the Pulitzer prize committee missed a trick in their award to the rapper Kendrick Lamar this week. If they had given him the Pulitzer for literature rather than for music it would have elevated his artform and sent a message that would have resonated around the world: that rap is a legitimate form of poetry and should be put on a par with, and treated with the same deference as, Shakespeare and...
  • Amy Schumer laments ‘I Feel Pretty’ casting, says minority should have her starring role

    04/20/2018 6:50:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Comedian Amy Schumer said her starring role in “I Feel Pretty” should have gone to a minority actress with a “harder” life story. [snip] “It’s not about an ugly, vile troll getting beautiful,” the actress said in response to critics of the movie’s premise. “It’s about a girl who really struggles with self-esteem, which is something we can all relate to. So, it just made me excited for people to see the movie. But also, I think it is fair to say that, you know, that it’s a lot harder for other people … and I recognize that I am...
  • Murphy hits top Democrat for blocking nominees. And he stresses they're African-American.

    04/15/2018 8:08:55 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 12, 2018 | Matt Arco and Brent Johnson
    Gov. Phil Murphy didn't do what his predecessor, Chris Christie, might have done. A day after state Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he's holding up the confirmation of the governor's two nominees to oversee education in New Jersey, Murphy responded not by hammering Sweeney or denouncing him by name. Instead, Murphy said Thursday that the nominees -- Lamont Repollet for education commissioner and Zakiya Smith Ellis for higher education secretary -- are "extraordinary individuals" and that "there's no reason not to confirm" them.
  • U.S. says it might enter Harvard affirmative action court battle

    04/08/2018 11:39:11 AM PDT · by BBell · 47 replies
    https://www.reuters.com ^ | 4/6/18 | Nate Raymond
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it might formally enter a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants as the agency probes its admissions policies for potential civil rights violations.The department disclosed its plan in a brief urging a federal judge in Boston to not allow the Ivy League school to file pre-trial court papers and documents provisionally under seal. Harvard had cited the need to protect the privacy of applicants and students as well as the inner workings of its admissions process, arguing that various documents should be initially filed under seal pending the...
  • By threatening to disrupt classes, Black Lives Matter unintentionally proves...

    03/20/2018 10:11:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 20, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    By threatening to disrupt classes, Black Lives Matter unintentionally proves that professor who criticized affirmative action is correct Amy Wax, a professor who teaches at University of Pennsylvania law school, said the school has lower admission standards for blacks than for whites.Her claim is backed up by this New York Times article:A 2009 Princeton study showed Asian-Americans had to score 140 points higher on their SATs than whites, 270 points higher than Hispanics and 450 points higher than blacks to have the same chance of admission to leading universities.Since University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League school, if falls under that...
  • The Penn Law School Mob Scores a Victory

    03/19/2018 6:05:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2018 | Heather Mac Donald
    The campus mob at the University of Pennsylvania Law School has scored a hit. Prof. Amy Wax will no longer be allowed to teach required first-year courses, the school’s dean announced last week. Now the leader of Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania wants Ms. Wax’s scalp. According to a weekend newspaper report, if she isn’t fired within a week, “he plans to make things on the West Philadelphia campus very uncomfortable.” Ms. Wax’s sin this time was to discuss publicly the negative consequences of affirmative action. Her punishment underscores again the dangers of speaking uncomfortable truths in a university setting. The...