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  • 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 · 78 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 ^ | 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....
  • Paramount Responds To Latino Leaders’ Boycott Call Over “Dismal” Hiring Of Latinos In Films

    07/31/2018 2:46:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 31, 2018 | David Robb
    UPDATED with Paramount statement, 10:50 AM: Paramount Pictures has issued this statement about the call for boycott: “We recently met with NHMC in a good faith effort to see how we could partner as we further drive Paramount’s culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging. Under our new leadership team, we continue to make progress — including ensuring representation in front of and behind the camera in upcoming films such as Dora the Explorer, Instant Family, and Limited Partners — and welcome the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with the Latinx creative community further.” EARLIER: Paramount Pictures was singled out...
  • Blacks don't need a 57-point plan to succeed

    07/10/2018 11:11:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 7/10/2018 | Mychal Massie
    I recently received a press release from a group proposing a “57-point plan for removing barriers that block blacks from empowerment and for ensuring they have their chance of attaining the American dream.” Listen to me. Blacks do not need a 57-point plan to attain the American dream. They need to start behaving responsibly. They need to get an education. They need to stop having babies before they can afford a pizza. They need to understand that using skin-color affirmative action programs to get into a college/university they are not academically qualified to attend is a formula for failure. Statistics...
  • Live By the Sword, Die By the Sword

    07/10/2018 4:26:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-10-18 | MOTUS
    Glenn Reynolds has an ongoing gag line: “The left is really going to hate living under the new rules they’ve created.”In this case it’s their in-kind special interest group replacement policy: a woman is to be replace with a woman, a black man with another black man, etc.. Otherwise you’re losing the increasingly tortuous game of affirmative action. So if you don’t like the newly named Supreme Court nominee – and I note that loud portions of the Left have already assembled with their unhinged flock to scream at the waning moon with pre-printed signs opposing Justice Kavanaugh’s appointment -don’t...
  • Medical Schools Rip Trump Move Against Race Consideration At Universities

    07/06/2018 4:41:26 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 84 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 4, 2018 | Bruce Japsen
    The lobby for hundreds of medical schools and teaching hospitals Wednesday said it was “deeply concerned” that the Trump administration was rescinding guidance on consideration of race in university admissions. The 4th of July announcement by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) comes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded 24 Obama-era guidance documents on affirmative action the Trump justice department said were “unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law or otherwise improper.” A joint letter from the Justice Department and the Department of Education said the Obama administration advocated policy and "positions beyond the requirements of the Constitution,” the...
  • Prof claims Hispanic students perpetuate 'colorblind racism'

    07/06/2018 3:19:03 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 40 replies
    Toni_Airaksinen on Jul 03, 2018 at 1:23 PM EDT
    A Michigan State University sociology professor claims that the "abstract liberalism" of many Latino and Latina college students serves to reinforce "colorblind racism." Maria Isabel Ayala interviewed 50 Latino(a) students at Midwestern University, and was "dismayed" to find that they attribute their success to hard work and self-reliance while shunning affirmative action. A professor at Michigan State University is alleging that Latino students perpetuate “colorblind racism” due to their commitment to meritocracy and free market values. Sociology professor Maria Isabel Ayala made the argument in a recent study published by the Journal of Latinos and Education, having received $25,000 from...
  • The Coming Implosion After Diversity’s Victory

    07/04/2018 9:31:17 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | 2 July 2018 | Mark Bäuerlein
    something: the ideological contests are fading. What Irving Kristol famously said in his 2001 Bradley Lecture, “We in America fought a culture war, and we [conservatives] lost,” applies well to higher education. Conservatives fought wars over multiculturalism, Western Civilization, affirmative action, the Academic Bill of Rights, and political bias in hiring, and we lost every time. The educators have no reason to debate ideas, much less ideology. None of those old issues are up for discussion. (It should be said that Kristol noted that conservatives still had some influence in one theater of American life, religion, but that exemption is...
  • College Destruction of Black Students

    07/04/2018 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | July 4, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Amy Wax, a University of Pennsylvania law professor, has come under attack and scathing criticism because she dared criticize the school's racial preferences program. In an interview with Brown University economist Glenn Loury, discussing affirmative action, Wax mentioned how racial preferences hinder the ability of blacks to succeed academically by admitting them into schools at which they are in over their heads academically. At UPenn's seventh-ranked law school, Wax said, she doesn't think that she has ever seen a black law student graduate in the top quarter of his class, and "rarely" is a black student in the top half....
  • Trump Administration Reverses Obama on Affirmative Action

    07/03/2018 8:48:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2018 | Erica L. Green, Matt Apuzzo and Katie Benner
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will encourage the nation’s school superintendents and college presidents to adopt race-blind admissions standards, abandoning an Obama administration policy that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, Trump administration officials said. The reversal would restore the policy set during President George W. Bush’s administration, when officials told schools that it “strongly encourages the use of race-neutral methods” for admitting students to college or assigning them to elementary and secondary schools. Last November, Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked the Justice Department to re-evaluate past policies that he believed pushed the...
  • Trump to rescind race guidelines in college admissions, WSJ reports

    07/03/2018 7:24:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 147 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 Jul 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to revoke guidelines that encourage considering race in the college admissions process as a way of promoting diversity, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The guidelines, put in place in the Obama administration in 2011 and 2016, put forth legal recommendations that Trump officials contend “mislead schools to believe that legal forms of affirmative action are simpler to achieve than the law allows,” the Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the plans. Trump administration officials plan to argue the guidelines go beyond what the Supreme Court has decided on the issue....