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  • Top Denver Sheriff Commanders Demoted For Preferential Treatment

    06/11/2017 6:26:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    CBS 4 ^ | June 9, 2017 | Brian Maass
    DENVER – CBS4 has learned that former Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson has been demoted to the rank of Captain, and his sister, Phazaria Koonce, has been demoted from Captain to the rank of Sergeant after the Safety Department determined the two provided preferential treatment to the granddaughter of former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb. In blistering disciplinary letters obtained by CBS4, Wilson’s behavior was called “borderline reckless” and his sister was called out for demonstrating “very poor judgment.” The harsh disciplines- handed down Thursday- follow an incident last September at the downtown Denver detention facility. Jamie Webb, the granddaughter of former...
  • "ABC This Morning" is the Washington Post for Millennials and other illiterates

    05/11/2017 1:13:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    5/11/17 | sff
    Just tuned in to ABC This Morning. Basically it repeats as a lead story the Washington comPost garbage. Very very little balance. For instance, while stating the DOJ says Comey did NOT ask for additional money for Russia investigation, a giant graphic on the screen says COMEY ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL MONEY. And they EXCITEDLY reported the boos rained upon Betsy DeVos by some bigots at a university in Florida AND how a New Jersey Republican was screamed at by a snowflake at a town hall. By the way, diversity at ABC This Morning has yet to include a white male....
  • Missouri Medical School May Lose Accreditation For Being Too White

    04/30/2017 4:47:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    The University of Missouri School of Medicine is facing the loss of its accreditation because they have too many white students and faculty. The media is acting like this is perfectly reasonable. From KCUR: STAT, a national publication that covers health, medicine and science, came out Wednesday with a lengthy story on the medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia and it isn’t pretty. The publication says the med school is in danger of losing its accreditation next year because it has so few minority students and faculty. Note, if they lose their accreditation, STAT says their degrees would be...
  • Harvey Mudd College canceled classes over issues of race, workload and faculty insulting students.

    04/19/2017 12:42:18 PM PDT · by billorites · 82 replies
    Inside HIgher Education ^ | April 18, 2017 | Jeremy Bauer-Wolf
    The circumstances that led to protests and a two-day shutdown of classes at Harvey Mudd College have been brewing for years -- long bottled-up tensions about workload, race issues and a new and painful student mistrust of the faculty. Monday and Tuesday this week, the California college will not hold classes, the cancellation following a student sit-in last week at the campus, where minority students issued demands to administration -- among them to funnel more money into counseling services, specifically geared toward students of color, and to prioritize minority student groups with funding and other perks. Students didn’t ask for...
  • Black students condemn ‘truth’ as invention of white people, want conservatives expelled

    04/17/2017 5:15:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 17, 2017 | College Fix Staff
    If you want a window into how progressive students are being taught to think at privileged, sheltered campuses, look no further than an open letter to the outgoing president of Pomona College from three self-identified black students. Despite naming themselves in their open letter to David Oxtoby, the three authors demanded that Pomona expel the student journalists at The Claremont Independent if they published the authors’ names. The conservative views of the Independent make it a frequent target at the private colleges that make up southern California’s Claremont Consortium.
  • Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness

    04/11/2017 3:24:06 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 30 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | April,5, 2017 | Cleuci de Oliveira
    ...Late last year Fernando received news he had dreaded for months: he and 23 of his classmates had been kicked out of college. The headline run by weekly magazine CartaCapital — “White Students Expelled from University for Defrauding Affirmative Action System”. But the headline clashes with how Fernando sees himself. He identifies as "pardo", or brown: a mixed-race person with black ancestry. For Brazil’s black activists, however, the breach of the country’s unofficial color-blindness has also been accompanied by suspicion over race fraud: people taking advantage of affirmative action policies never meant for them in the first place. “These spots...
  • Tollway puts $4 million toward increasing contractor diversity

    04/10/2017 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | March 23, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Illinois tollway directors agreed Thursday to spend up to $4 million to assist minority-, women- and veteran-owned construction companies that are seeking work with the agency. The funds will be distributed among seven entities including the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Training ranges from basics such as explaining the technicalities of bidding for a contract and obtaining financing to advanced classes in estimating the cost of a job or managing a business. The program will be evaluated based on the number of businesses served and successful bids, among other...
  • Hispanic American construction association awards Illinois Tollway’s Jane Addams Memorial Tollway

    04/10/2017 4:08:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | March 17, 2017 | Chris Hill
    The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) has presented the Illinois Tollway with a Project of the Year Award for the $2.5 billion Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) Rebuilding and Widening Project. The award was presented during the association’s 38th annual awards banquet in Chicago. This is the second HACIA Project of the Year Award the Tollway has received, the first being presented in 2015 for the initial phase of this same project. “This project demonstrates how the Illinois Tollway has helped contribute to the growth and development of Hispanic-owned firms in the Chicago area and across Northern Illinois,”...
  • Sotomayor’s demeaning views on race

    04/08/2017 7:41:53 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    nypost ^ | April 23, 2014 | Mike Gonzalez
    Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling that Michigan voters had the right to ban racial preferences in university admissions didn’t sit well with the court’s self-described “Wise Latina,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Her 58-page-long dissent made clear that she’ll be the last line of defense for affirmative-action policies at the highest court in the land. But a look at the dissent as well as her own history, makes clear that the lady doth protest too much. Immigrants and their children simply have no claim on affirmative action — if anyone does. To the contrary, these policies hurt their intended beneficiaries. The court didn’t...
  • Professor: The ‘Government does not do a Good Job of what it should be doing’

    04/06/2017 6:43:18 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 6, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There are actually a few scholars in academia who not only are familiar with the Constitution but can answer the question, "Where did we go wrong?" "The main improvements in the Constitution are the end of slavery and voting rights," John McGinnis, of Northwestern Law School, said at the annual meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Dallas last weekend. "What has declined is the ability of the government to deliver essential services without threatening our liberties." John Grant, of Hillsdale College, essentially agreed. "Our Constitutional decline comes from government interfering in things it should not be doing, for example, affirmative...
  • NJ teen gets accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools and Stanford

    04/04/2017 3:26:22 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 102 replies
    New Jersey high school senior Ifeoma White-Thorpe said she couldn't believe it when she heard back from all eight Ivy League schools and Stanford University -- and they all accepted her for the fall. “I was shaking, I was like, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like this might be eight out of eight,” she said when she got her last Ivy League acceptance notice online. Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, and Stanford all want to see on their campuses in the fall. White-Thorpe, a hopeful future global health professional, told WABC that “so many of them...
  • Los Angeles Middle School Faces Budget Cut For Having Too Many White People

    03/27/2017 7:02:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2017 | Amber Randall
    Los Angeles parents are outraged after their middle school announced budget cuts because there are too many white students, according to Sunday reports. Walter Reed Middle School announced there would be layoffs and larger classes because the school’s white student body is too big, reports ABC 7. The Los Angeles Unified School District gives schools money only if white students make up no more than thirty percent of the student population. Walter Reed Middle School’s white population increased heavily over the past few years, leading to the budget cut announcement. Parents remained unhappy with the announcement, citing concerns for their...
  • Kamala Harris leaves no doubt that she has the stupidest reason for voting against Gorsuch

    03/25/2017 7:39:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/25/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Al Franken made a strong case for himself during the Gorsuch confirmation hearings, but in a last-minute surge, his Democrat Senate colleague Kamala Harris has stolen the crown (or dunce cap) from his grasp. The magnitude of this achievement should not be underestimated: after all, Franken is a man whose distinctive competence is beclowning himself. With this tweet, Senator Harris has achieved some sort of immortality: Judge Gorsuch has consistently valued legalisms over real lives. I won't support his nomination. https://t.co/7SLAOI6MXx — Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) March 24, 2017 Brian Anderson aptly sums up the message here: “Kamala Harris says she...
  • California bar exam’s passing score should be lowered, critics say

    03/14/2017 7:38:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 14, 2017 | Dominic Fracassa
    The State Bar of California has agreed to launch a comprehensive assessment of whether the minimum score needed to pass its bar examination should be lowered to allow more prospective attorneys to pass. In recent weeks, a growing chorus of voices — from state legislators to law school deans to court officials — have registered urgent concerns that the lowest score needed to pass the exam, commonly referred to as the “cut score,” is too high, flunking would-be attorneys who would qualify to practice law nearly everywhere else in the country. That sense of urgency has increased since November, after...
  • Senior Secret Service agent suggests she wouldn't take 'a bullet' for Trump

    01/24/2017 10:37:58 AM PST · by abb · 240 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 24, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    A senior U.S. Secret Service agent posted Facebook condemnations of President Trump during the past seven months, including one in which she said she wouldn't want to "take a bullet" for him. She explained herself saying she viewed his presidential candidacy as a "disaster" for the country, and especially for women and minorities. Kerry O'Grady, the special agent in charge of the Secret Service's Denver district, oversees coordination with Washington-based advance teams for all presidential candidate and presidential trips to the area, including all upcoming or future trips by the president, vice president or Trump administration officials. Despite her senior...
  • Broncos Officially Name Vance Joseph New Head Coach

    01/11/2017 5:26:22 PM PST · by zeestephen · 13 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 11 January 2017 | Jon Heath
    The Denver Broncos have named Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph their new head coach, executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway announced on Wednesday.
  • President Obama’s new Harvard Law Review article

    01/07/2017 7:17:01 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2017 | Will Baude
    The Harvard Law Review generally comes out on the first Thursday of the month, and this month’s has an interesting lead article: “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform,” by Barack Obama. There’s a lot in the article, which is 56 pages with 317 footnotes, and of course I agree with a lot of it. But for now I have three questions — one substantive and two procedural. 1: Could we hear more about the limits of the president’s role? The article makes occasional references to “important structural and prudential constraints on how the President can directly influence criminal...
  • Obama Crowns Himself to a Third Term

    12/29/2016 8:16:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Still shell-shocked from his party's Nov. 8 beating, President Barack Obama said, "I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it" to win a third term. When the upstart New York Jets' Joe Namath of the old American Football League upset the 19-point favorite Baltimore Colts of the National Football League, stunned the-NFL-is-still-superior sports pundits said things like, well, the Colts would have beaten the Jets nine times out of 10. But the Super Bowl isn't the best nine out of 10, is...
  • Ability, not diversity, is key in Trump’s color-blind Cabinet

    12/27/2016 6:57:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 27, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    A top adviser to Donald Trump on diversity issues is offering no apologies for the preponderance of white men filling the Cabinet and key jobs in the new administration, insisting that the lack of minorities reflected the president-elect’s color-blind approach to hiring decisions. Bruce Levell, who spearheaded a minority outreach effort for the Trump campaign and now serves as an adviser to the transition team, said that Mr. Trump isn’t looking to check off diversity boxes with his hiring decisions — and that’s OK with black and Hispanic Americans. “President-elect Trump doesn’t really so much look at the Cabinet and...
  • [New York Times] Preaching the Gospel of Diversity, but Not Following It

    12/21/2016 9:05:32 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 17, 2016 | Liz Spayd
    ONLY two of the 20-plus reporters who covered the presidential campaign for The New York Times were black. None were Latino or Asian. That’s less diversity than you’ll find in Donald Trump’s cabinet thus far. Of The Times’s newly named White House team, all six are white, as is most everyone in the Washington bureau. Traveling to other departments, Metro has only three Latinos among its 42 reporters, in a city with the second largest Hispanic population in the country. Sports has one Asian man, two Hispanics and no African-Americans among its 21 reporters, yet blacks are plentiful among the...