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  • Quotas By Any Other Name

    06/29/2016 11:05:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Robert Knight
    Reverse discrimination is alive and well in the United States, judging by what transpired at the Supreme Court last Thursday and a bill that recently passed New York’s state assembly.In a 4 to 3 ruling, the court upheld the University of Texas’s affirmative action program to admit minorities over similarly or more qualified white applicants.Abigail Noel Fisher, who is white, had sued over her rejection in 2008.  Her case reached the Supreme Court in 2013, was remanded to the Fifth Circuit, and re-emerged this term.  Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy denied her claim that the university’s race-conscious policy violates...
  • A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

    06/28/2016 5:00:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism...
  • Sowell: The Fraud Goes On

    06/27/2016 12:06:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 28, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution's requirement of "equal protection of the laws," by voting that racial preferences for student admissions were legal. Supreme Court decisions in affirmative action cases are the longest running fraud since the 1896 decision upholding racial segregation laws in the Jim Crow South, on grounds that "separate but equal" facilities were consistent with the...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/23/2016
    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision. Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalias 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 A. Alito Jr., dissented....
  • 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 Scalias 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...
  • Immigration boss who barred feds from terror suspect up for award, but agency won't say why

    06/22/2016 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/22/16 | Malia Zimmerman
    A U.S. immigration official blamed in a federal report for barring law enforcement agents from a suspect in the San Bernardino terror attack has been nominated for a prestigious agency award but her bosses in Washington refuse to say what she did to earn consideration. Irene Martin heads the San Bernardino U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, where last December, she allegedly blocked five armed Department of Homeland Security agents from the man authorities say supplied the firepower in the deadly attack a day earlier. Although an Inspector General's report found she acted improperly, and then lied to investigators,...
  • Abortion, race, immigration among last Supreme Court cases

    06/21/2016 8:29:42 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 21 June 2016 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON It happens every June. The Supreme Court nears the finish line with the most contentious cases still to be resolved. This year is no exception. Among the court's eight remaining cases are regulation of Texas abortion clinics, race in college admissions, protections for people living in the U.S. illegally and the public corruption conviction of Virginia's former governor.
  • Beyoncé Ignored the LGBT Community in Houston

    11/05/2015 12:59:55 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Posted: 11/04/2015 4:12 pm EST | Carlos Maza
    It kills me to write this post. I have spent more time worshiping Beyoncé than just about any other pop star. I've spent countless hours dancing to "Grown Woman" alone in my apartment. I've been the only guy in a dance class aimed at teaching the "Single Ladies" dance, and I loved every second of it. Beyoncé has been queen in my life since the first time I watched the "Crazy In Love" video. But. Over the past few months, Beyoncé has repeatedly refused the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of discrimination against LGBT people in her hometown......
  • San Jose Police arrest suspect from Donald Trump rally

    06/12/2016 7:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    KRON-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Yama Hazheer
    SAN JOSE (KRON) Officers arrested a 24-year-old man Friday after they had released a photo of him, along with others, asking the public to help identify suspects connected to assaults that happened during a rally for Donald Trump in San Jose last week. Officers arrested San Jose resident Anthony Yi on suspicion of robbery, assault and battery, according to police. The arrest stems from three separate incidents in which Yi allegedly robbed one victim and then assaulted two other people at the rally, police said. The rally, which drew hundreds of protestors, occurred on June 2 outside the San...
  • White male doctors earn 35 percent more than black male doctors

    06/08/2016 3:45:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    via Boston Globe ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu
    White male physicians in the United States earn a whopping 35 percent more than their black male counterparts even after accounting for factors such as field of medical specialty, experience, and hours worked. Data published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal also showed a large gender gap. White female physicians earned 40 percent less than white men, and black women earned less still.
  • Fort Carson soldiers evacuated from Colorado peak by helicopter

    06/03/2016 6:08:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3,2016
    Defense officials told Fox News that 11 Green Berets from Fort Carson in Colorado Springs were involved in a climbing training exercise Thursday on 14,259-foot Longs Peak, but a few of them had trouble continuing. The group ended up spending the night. Rocky Mountain National Park spokesman Kyle Patterson said they're helping one another climb to the summit of Longs Peak and that rangers are helping as needed. Two soldiers got altitude sickness, and the other soldiers decided to spent the night on the mountain, 10th Special Forces group spokesman Lt. Col. Sean Ryan told ABC News. No one is...
  • Silicon Valley Finds Trumps Disruption Unwelcome

    06/01/2016 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1st, 2016 | Jason Henry for The New York Times
    PALO ALTO, Calif. Donald J. Trump would not be Silicon Valleys first choice as president. Or its second. Or maybe even its third. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to restrict immigration while bringing back manufacturing. He compulsively uses tech products like Twitter but is not in awe of the people who built them. He made his fortune the old-fashioned way, by going into the family business, in the old-fashioned industry of real estate. Hes not the valleys kind of entrepreneur. Worst of all, Mr. Trump is revealing Silicon Valleys vulnerability. In recent years, technology companies have extended their...
  • San Diego #NeverTrumps Spew Racial Hate Against Black Trump Supporter

    05/29/2016 4:21:14 PM PDT · by Publius90 · 30 replies
    The peaceful, tolerant Left was out in force in San Diego this weekend. We've chronicled their crime and mayhem that started Friday. This time the mob turned their malice on a black Trump supporter. They surrounded him and spewed vile racial insults at him. In their world, if you're black you're not allowed to think for yourself. And if you try, the mob will turn on you and make you into an unperson - a sub-human not worthy of respect or the most basic dignity. It's despicable. And it's been on display at anti-Trump protests for months. This is just...
  • Data show more students leaving public schools for charters

    05/29/2016 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2016 11:23 AM EDT
    Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from district budgets. In states experiencing population growth, such as Arizona, charter schools help relieve overcrowding. But for districts that are struggling financially, the student flight is costly.
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have unlawfully discriminated against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, which is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations, claims the colleges have the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans, and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined despite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011. This is the first such...
  • Council Speaker Says She Would Definitely Look At Gender Quota In City Government

    05/20/2016 10:14:59 AM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    New York Observer ^ | May 20, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said today that she would consider proposing a law mandating that the local legislature contain a minimum number of women. Days after rolling out a $20 million plan to recruit more young women into city agencies and civic life, the speaker appeared on the Brian Lehrer show to lament underrepresentation of her gender in government. Ms. Mark-Viverito is one of just 14 female members of the 51-member Councildown from 18 a decade agoand one of five term-limited in 2017. She was receptive to the notion of a quota, which a number of countries in Europe,...
  • The amazing 1969 prophecy that racial preferences would cause the exact grievances of protesters to

    05/14/2016 3:16:26 PM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Heterodox Academy ^ | May 12, 2016 | Jonathan Haidt
    Universities are among the most progressive and anti-racist institutions in American society. Many Americans therefore found it confusing to see dozens of our top universities racked by racial protests since last September. To add to the puzzle, many of the most high-profile actions occurred at universities widely perceived to be the most devoted to social justice and racial equality - schools such as Brown, Yale, Amherst, Wesleyan, and Oberlin. (Every one of these schools earned a red or yellow light from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, indicating schools that are not recommended for conservative students.) What is going on?
  • Wy Trump should pick Ben Carson for VP

    05/12/2016 7:29:01 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 95 replies
    After review of the candidates I am back to my original thought that Dr Ben Carson would be best for VP. My initial thought the best selection would be Rubio but after his latest tantrum when he was excluded from the VP selection confirms he is not ready for the big show. I still love the Trump and Christie stage presence but I am not yet convinced it will help gain votes. I know some people still want a women but introducing a new face brings in the unknown and pushes Melania off the stage. And there is Trump and...
  • FAAs bid to expand air traffic hiring pool hits turbulence

    05/11/2016 9:54:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Newsday. ^ | April 24, 2016 | Candice Ruud
    Before the FAA changed the hiring protocol in 2014, the majority of new air traffic control hires had served as controllers in the military or graduated from an FAA-approved Collegiate Training Initiative program resulting in associates or bachelors degrees and were given preference in hiring because of that experience. ... Since 2014, any applicants with aviation degrees or military service are now on equal footing with people without any experience, because the first step to being hired means passing the questionnaire. In some cases, applicants with no experience are passing the questionnaire while those with academic training degrees...
  • After Anti-Semitic Incident, Delayed Response by Harvard to Jewish Students

    05/03/2016 5:18:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/3/16 | Adam Kredo
    A group of Jewish students at Harvard received a response this afternoon to a meeting request sent to school President Drew Faust last Wednesday only two hours after the Washington Free Beacon inquired with Fausts office for a story about the delay in responding to the meeting request. The students first asked Faust for a meeting on April 27th, the week after an anti-Semitism scandal at Harvard received national media attention. The students sought the meeting to raise their concerns about Harvard administration policies that they believe have supported and legitimized the growth of extremist anti-Israel events, groups, and...
  • Mail carrier admits stealing $443,000 in tax refund checks

    04/30/2016 2:20:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    Cbs ^ | April 29, 2016
    Champagne delivered mail in Pennsauken. Prosecutors say he admitted stealing 72 U.S. Department of the Treasury checks totaling $443,000 and giving them to other people, who weren't named in court documents. Fishman says those people paid Champagne $50 per stolen check in 2014. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Sentencing is Aug. 3.
  • Californias school gap wider than thought

    04/17/2016 3:34:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 16, 2016 | Dan Walters
    For years, California politicians and educators who are sometimes the same have talked about the achievement gap that separates poor and English-learner students from more advantaged classmates.
  • Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet

    04/29/2016 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 38 replies
    cagop.org ^ | 4-289-2016 | Staff
    Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party announced today that Presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver the keynote speech at the CAGOP 2016 Convention Kickoff Lunch Banquet on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.   “We are very excited to have Donald Trump kicking off our weekend convention,” said California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte. “Mr. Trump’s success and experience as an American businessman is a result of his tenacity and unique ability to make any endeavor a triumph. He has built...
  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as dangerous on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • Brooks and Dionne on Trumps anti-immigrant talk, Confederate flag retirement

    07/11/2015 1:58:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KERA-TV's PBS Newshour ^ | July 10, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the weeks news, including whether presidential candidate Donald Trump is hurting the Republican party, the historic removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolinas state house and whether Sen. Bernie Sanders momentum poses a viable challenge to Hillary Clinton.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: And to the analysis of Brooks and Dionne. Thats New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. Mark Shields is away. Welcome to you both. E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, lets...
  • NY Times Bosses Warn Managers: Meet Diversity Goals or Get Fired

    04/17/2016 9:13:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 17, 2016 | 10:11 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple reports that The New York Times is getting very serious about diversity goals in recruiting, hiring, and promoting. Chief Executive Mark Thompson raised eyebrows at a gathering of managers on the business and news sides of the newspaper. According to three Wemple sources, Supervisors who fail to meet upper managements requirements in recruiting and hiring minority candidates or who fail to seek out minority candidates for promotions face some stern consequences: Theyll be either encouraged to leave or be fired.
  • NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of black privilege

    04/12/2016 1:00:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 12, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege” This three minute audio segment from NPR is called “Blind hiring, while well meaning, may create unintended consequences.”It says that “blind hiring” is a process where job applicants are interviewed by computer instead of in person, so there is no bias regarding gender or race. Applicants are given online tests such as doing a math problem, or writing computer code.I think this is a great idea.In the NPR audio segment, the “unintended consequence” of “blind hiring” is explained by a black female college student, who complains that under “blind hiring,” she would...
  • CHICAGO New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating

    04/05/2016 5:36:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    DNA Info ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone
    New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating By Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone Updated April 5, 2016 THE LOOP Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. It's the same cheating probe that sources said helped derail Deputy Chief Eugene Williams' chances of being promoted to police superintendent. Now the allegations are part of a separate probe, this one by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, sources said. Williams, one of the...
  • Woman Nominated To Head A Combatant Command For First Time

    03/18/2016 2:01:41 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 53 replies
    NPR ^ | March 18, 2016 | Camila Domonoske
    Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson will be nominated as the next head of U.S. Northern Command, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday. If approved, she would be the first female head of a combatant command. The U.S. military divides the world into geographic regions that are each overseen by a four-star general or admiral directing military operations across the branches of service. None of those combatant commanders has ever been a woman. Northern Command, or Northcom, is charged with defending the U.S. homeland. The current commander of NorthCom, Admiral Bill Gortney, is also the commander of the well-known North American...
  • Democratic Party Fears Realized as Young Black Males Defect to GOP

    05/20/2014 5:21:44 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 20, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Beset by scandals on both the national and statewide level, Democrats find themselves in danger of historic losses in the 2014 midterms, as in addition to the "angry white males" they find themselves facing a new threat, that of the "angry young black male." A growing trend of young black makes defecting to the GOP has caused fears among Democratic Party officials who have largely ignored the concerns of a constituency that has been loyal for decades. It is ironic that with the election of the first African-American President, the party that garners roughly 90% of the black vote finds...
  • Paris fashion darling in race row for only using white models

    03/07/2016 12:10:10 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    Global Post ^ | 7 March 16 | Staff
    Diversity campaigners Monday condemned the darling of Paris fashion week after he failed to cast a single model of colour in his two headline-grabbing shows. Demna Gvasalia, who counts black music superstars Rihanna and Kanye West among his biggest fans, used only white models in shows for his own hip Vetements label and for Balenciaga Sunday, where he has just taken over as creative director. The British-based Models for Diversity group slammed his choice as "appalling, unbelievable and bewildering". Its founder Angel Sinclair told AFP that the omission was all the more "shocking after the great strides at New York...
  • Ex-state Sen. Leland Yee gets 5 years in prison in corruption case

    02/24/2016 1:58:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    LATIMES ^ | Feb. 24, 2016 | Maura Dolan and Patrick McGreevy
    A federal district judge sentenced former state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, to five years in prison Wednesday for trading political favors for campaign contributions. He was also fined $20,000. Yee admitted in a plea deal that he was part of a racketeering conspiracy that involved exchanging official acts for money, conspiring to traffic in weapons and money laundering. Specifically, Lee promised an undercover FBI agent favors in return for campaign contributions. During the hourlong proceedings, Yee asked the court for leniency in light of his public humiliation, his wife's severe illness, his admissions of wrongdoing and his...
  • Trump: ‘I don’t like’ what Scalia said about affirmative action

    02/14/2016 10:10:13 AM PST · by Maceman · 209 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he does not agree with comments from Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia questioning the efficacy of affirmative action. "I don't like what he said, no, I don’t like what he said. I heard him, I was like, 'Let me read it again,' because I actually read it in print, and I’m going, I read a lot of stuff, and I’m going, 'Woah,'" Trump said in an interview televised Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." The billionaire said he thought Scalia's comments were "very tough to the African-American community." Trump, who has supported affirmative...
  • Heritage Was Wrong - The think tank should have defended Jason Richwine.

    05/13/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 13, 2013 | Robert VerBruggen
    As you no doubt have already heard, on Friday the Heritage Foundation accepted the resignation of one Jason Richwine, who in 2009 had completed a Harvard dissertation in which he probed the nexus between immigration and IQ. The decision revealed a shocking unwillingness on the part of Heritage to stand up to bullying and protect the academic freedom of its researchers. Perhaps the only good thing to emerge from all this has been the wide-scale distribution of the dissertation itself, a worthy if highly debatable document. Its a pity that none of Richwines detractors seem to have seriously engaged the...
  • WHITE HOUSE BLAMES REPUBLICANS FOR DEPORTED SAN FRANCISCO KILLER

    07/06/2015 1:21:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 6, 2015 | charlie spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is blaming Republicans after an illegal immigrant who was reportedly deported five times was charged with murder in California. When asked by reporters about critics of President Obamas immigration enforcement policies, Earnest insisted that it was actually Republicans who are fault for voting against the Gang Of Eight bill last year, pointing out that it contained funding to increase border security. The fact is that the president has done everything within his power to make sure that we are focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public...
  • At SF Schools, the Kids Are All Right

    10/22/2015 7:15:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Is there such a thing as being too politically correct in San Francisco? Yes -- but a public official has to overreach drastically to hit that mark. Everett Middle School principal Lena Van Haren did just that when she chose to withhold the results of her school's Oct. 9 student council election because students had elected too many white kids. "It's not OK for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white," Van Haren told the San Francisco Chronicle's Jill Tucker as her decision made national news. On Monday, Van Haren finally released the...
  • Concerns raised over lack of diversity in SF school election results

    10/20/2015 8:22:50 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    ktvu.com ^ | 10/20/2015 | n/a
    Theres a bit of controversy surrounding student elections at a San Francisco middle school after the results were immediately withheld by the principal because they werent diverse enough. The incident happened at Everett Middle School in San Franciscos Mission District. The voting was held Oct. 10, but the principal sent an email to parents on Oct. 14 saying the results would not be released because the candidates that were elected as a whole do not represents the diversity that exists at the school. According to Principal Lena Van Haren, Everett Middle School has a diverse student body. She said 80...
  • In S.F., minorities' wages lag even farther behind whites'

    04/05/2006 7:22:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 640+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/5/6 | Vanessa Hua
    San Francisco's nonwhite residents make even less compared to whites than they do across the country, and middle-income jobs are vanishing here faster than the national average, a new study released by the city on Wednesday shows. The detailed analysis, a first for San Francisco and unusual anywhere in the United States, also shows how directly education affects Bay Area residents' ability to earn a living. San Francisco workers who have a four-year college degree earned an average of $72,850 in 2004, while those without a high school diploma earned $18,897. A high school diploma brought average earnings up to...
  • Marin County: Where the white folks are

    03/28/2011 2:51:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/28/11 | Jenny Pisillo
    The slogan to the Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau is "Marin: It's just a little out there." Their site also notes that "It's different here. And not by accident." One difference is that Marin is the culturally, pretty plain vanilla. It's probably not a shock that of all the pockets and regions in the Bay Area, Marin County is the least diverse of them all. Or translated differently, Marin has one of the highest percentage of Caucasians. While this is most likely a well known fact, The Bay Citizen last week confirmed this, in compiling the 10 Whitest Cities in...
  • San Francisco Poised to be "Whitest County" in Bay Area By 2040: Study

    04/23/2015 2:30:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/23 | Tamara Palmer
    A study of the Bay Area region finds that San Francisco is becoming less diverse as surrounding counties increase multicultural populations. CityLab noted the study's starkest findings in the PolicyLink study: San Francisco is predicted to be the "whitest county" in the Bay Area by the year 2040. San Francisco is the only county in the Bay Area that is becoming less diverse; surrounding counties are becoming more diverse as soaring rent prices continue to drive people into other cities and towns. "It's startling because the city's diversity and identity as a progressive, inclusive city is seriously at-risk," Sarah Treuhaft,...
  • Univ. of San Francisco: Straights, Whites Have "Heterosexual," Racist "Privilege"

    11/02/2014 6:27:18 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 78 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/14 | Aurelius
    In a new campaign to reportedly raise awareness of "privilege," the University of San Francisco is handing out fliers telling anyone who is white, straight, Christian, or "able-bodied" that they are privileged and need to "check their privilege." The campaign was put together by three professors at the college and Student Life. The fliers also claim that if you believe that your gender identity and biological gender are the same (that is, if you consider yourself a male and you are biologically male), you are privileged as well. No matter who you are, no matter what your situation in life,...
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    01/30/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM EST | Paul Elias
    San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women. The pledge is part of a broader public relations campaign by the embattled police department to repair frayed relations with minority neighborhoods and community activists. The campaign comes amid growing tensions between police and black communities that are shaking up departments across the country and have led to the dismissal of top brass in some cities, including Chicago. Politically progressive San Francisco is not...
  • Remind Me Again--How Is Diversity Our Strength?

    01/11/2016 6:30:58 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 29 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | January 11, 2016 | Benny Huang
    America's air traffic control towers suffer from a stunning lack of diversity--that's the official position of the Obama Administration's FAA, which quietly moved to abolish merit-based testing for air traffic controllers two years ago in an attempt to boost the number of women and minorities in the career field. Blacks and Hispanics apparently don't score as high on the Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT-SAT) exam, the test the FAA once used to judge an applicant's job knowledge. That's not really a shocker, considering the fact that blacks and Hispanics score lower on every standardized test known to man, including...
  • More Asian than Hispanic immigrants: political implications?

    09/29/2015 4:33:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 28, 2015 | Story Hinckley
    By 2065, Asians will surpass Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants entering the US. Asians will increase from 26 percent of the immigrant population to 38 percent, and Hispanics will decrease from 47 to 31 percent, according Pew Research Center released a report released Monday. Asians currently account for 6 percent of the total US population, but this will increase to 14 percent by 2065, experts say. Pew study suggests that in the past 50 years since the Immigration and Nationality Act was passed, almost 59 million immigrants have moved to the US, pushing the total foreign-born population...
  • Study: Asians expected to become largest US immigrant group

    09/27/2015 11:55:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2015 12:11 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, according to estimates in a new immigration study. The study looks in detail at what will happen by 2065, but the actual tipping point comes in 2055. An increase in Asian and Hispanic immigration also will drive U.S. population growth, with foreign-born residents expected to make up 18 percent of the countrys projected 441 million people in 50 years, the Pew Research Center said in a report being released Monday....
  • Too many Asians? NY Dem lawmaker explores segregating public housing by race

    03/30/2015 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Apparently upset that blocs of Asians are taking over blocks of public housing in her district, a New York City councilwoman last week suggested culture be included when assigning people to public housing. There could be some benefit to housing people by culture, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo told the New York Post. I think it needs to be discussed. lauriecumbo0330 Photo: New York Post If Cumbo werent a black woman Democrat from New York City in 2015 if she were, say, a white male Democrat from Alabama in 1965 everyone would know exactly what she was talking about when...
  • From NYC to Harvard: the war on Asian success

    12/30/2015 9:16:29 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    The year 2015 was a dismal one for American public education — at least by the numbers. But don’t blame the kids. Parents are missing in action. Except most Asian-American parents, that is. They tend to oversee their children’s homework, stress the importance of earning high grades and instill the belief that hard work is the ticket to a better life. And it pays off. Their children are soaring academically.
  • Jeb Bushs Choice of Words Upsets Asian-Americans (now Yebbie's done it)

    08/25/2015 9:52:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Alan Rappeport
    While trying to soothe feelings among Hispanics for use of the term anchor babies, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida appears to have offended some in the Asian-American community. Mr. Bush said on Monday that it was ludicrous to suggest that he was using a slur to talk about Hispanics when discussing birthright citizenship. He went on to explain that he was largely referring to people from Asian countries who sneak into the United States planning to give birth. No matter which ethnic group youre referring to, anchor babies is a slur that stigmatizes children from birth, said Representative Judy...
  • Asians beware - Top marks largely go to Asians. Bill de Blasio wants to change the exams

    03/24/2015 10:00:53 PM PDT · by Cronos · 183 replies
    The Economist ^ | 14.Mar.2015 | Economist
    ..New York has nine specialised high schools, of which eight admit students using the citys Specialist High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). The education they offer rivals that of private schools that charge $40,000 a year. The high schools are free. The most popular, Stuyvesant, sends roughly 25% of its graduates to the Ivy League or other top colleges. The schools unofficial mantra is Sleep, study, socialise: pick two. It admits 4% of test-takers, pickier than Harvard.New Yorks Democratic mayor, Bill de Blasio thinks the SHSAT favours parents who can afford tutors. He wants to broaden (ie, relax) the admissions criteria,...
  • Former Ivy League admissions dean reveals why highly qualified Asian students often get rejected

    06/10/2015 7:45:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/10/2015 | Peter Jacobs
    Asian American students may be at a distinct disadvantage when applying to highly competitive colleges, according to Sara Harberson, a former Ivy League admissions dean. In a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, Harberson the former associate dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and the former dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College writes that there is always a reason for a college applicant's rejection. In many cases, students are denied admission because they don't have a "tag" associated with their application what Harberson calls "the proverbial golden ticket for...