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  • Elizabeth Warren camp: It’s sexist for Scott Brown to ask if she’s lying about being Native American

    05/01/2012 6:50:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/01/2012 | Allahpundit
    If the presidential election can come down to whether it's more offensive to eat dogs or put one in a kennel on top of your car, I guess it's fair for a Senate election to come down to whether Elizabeth Warren is 1/10,000th Cherokee.The newest front in the "war on women," apparently: Calling a female pol out on her self-serving B.S. Despite claiming she never used her Native American heritage when applying for a job, Elizabeth WarrenÂ’s campaign admitted last night the Democrat listed her minority status in professional directories for years when she taught at the University of Texas...
  • The Perfect Storm of Liberalism

    04/24/2012 5:23:06 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Perfect Storm of Liberalism has arrived. A professional collapse inside the several departments and agencies of the United States government created by a decades-long erosion of standards. An erosion fed by all manner of deadly liberal obsessions from racial quotas to political correctness to an addiction to lawsuits, the tolerance for a culture of out of control spending, wildly improper personal behavior, and more. This deadly combination is now surfacing repeatedly in scandals as seemingly different as those engulfing the Secret Service, the GSA, the U.S. military, the Department of Justice, and every other tentacle of the federal government...
  • Campus diversity suffers under race-blind policies (Liberal Berkeley suffers)

    04/21/2012 8:08:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 21, 2012 | AP
    BERKELEY, California – Fifteen years ago, California voters were asked: Should colleges consider a student's race when they decide who gets in and who doesn't? With an emphatic "no," they made California the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, as well as hiring and contracting. Since then, California's most selective public colleges and graduate schools have struggled to assemble student bodies that reflect the state's demographic mix.
  • Coulter: Obama’s silver spoon was ‘an affirmative action silver spoon’

    04/20/2012 7:26:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that Democratic attempts to highlight presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s wealth are not only unfair, but likely to backfire. Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said that he and his wife Michelle were not born with a “silver spoon” in their mouths, a comment which was widely considered to be a jab at Romney, the son of a successful CEO. Although Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney denied that was the case, the Democratic Party has been attacking the former Massachusetts governor in an effort to paint him as out-of-touch...
  • Barack Obama and Racial Double Standards

    04/09/2012 5:49:26 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Commentary ^ | 04.09.2012 | Peter Wehner
    Late last week I heard from a theologian of liberal leanings, someone with whom I have been in (often friendly) correspondence for years. He wrote me to voice his objections to my recent “diatribes” against President Obama. That didn’t particularly surprise me. What did surprise me is how he framed his objections. He didn’t take issue with the facts I’ve presented or even my interpretation of the facts. Rather, his concerns were expressed this way: When I read your constant barrages aimed at the first black president, I think to myself, “Doesn’t Pete, the devout Christian, understand what it took...
  • Med School’s Brave New World

    04/05/2012 8:54:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 5, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The face of medical education is changing and patients may not like it one bit. “There is a movement towards principles and concepts rather than specific courses,” Bailus Walker, Jr. of the Howard University School of Medicine said on April 4, 2012 at a conference in Crystal City, VA. “Entrance to medical schools will be based on principles and concepts rather than biochemistry knowledge.” “The old departmental barriers and walls are coming down.” Dr. Walker thinks this is a good thing. He calls it a “convergence of disciplines.” “That will lead to more STEM education,” he said, referring to training...
  • Appeals court upholds California affirmative action ban in state university admissions

    04/02/2012 1:29:20 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    AP/Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2012 | AP
    Affirmative action proponents took a hit Monday as a federal appeals court panel upheld California’s ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities. The ruling marked the second time the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turned back a challenge to the state’s landmark voter initiative, Proposition 209, which was passed in 1996. 0 Comments Weigh In Corrections? Personal Post . Affirmative action proponents, who had requested that the court reconsider its 1997 decision after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that affirmative action could be used in college admissions, said they...
  • To Enroll More Minority Students, Colleges Work Around the Courts

    04/01/2012 7:29:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 1, 2012 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA
    With its decision to take up racial preferences in admissions at public colleges, the Supreme Court has touched off a national guessing game about how far it might move against affirmative action and how profoundly colleges might change as a result. But no matter how the court acts, recent history shows that when courts or new laws restrict affirmative action, colleges try to find other ways to increase minority admissions. The aggressiveness of those efforts, and the results, vary widely by state, but generally they increase minority enrollment — though not as much as overt affirmative action once did. And...
  • Metro derailed by culture of complacence, incompetence, lack of diversity

    03/27/2012 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Road Glide · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region’s largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits. The homogeneity, interviews with dozens of current and former Metro workers indicated, is a proxy to a clubby culture of favoritism in which merit has little to do with promotions, and accountability, such as noting safety violations, is a...
  • Obama: End tax breaks for oil companies

    03/17/2012 12:44:20 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 91 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/17/12 | d boyer
    President Obama said Saturday he can’t do much to lower gas prices, and renewed his call for Congress to end tax breaks for oil companies. “The truth is, the price of gas depends on a lot of factors that are often beyond our control,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly address. “Unrest in the Middle East can tighten global oil supply. Growing nations like China or India adding cars to the road increases demand.” The president didn’t mention one of the few direct actions he could take to try to lower gas prices in the short term — releasing oil...
  • Buddy Fletcher: Financial Genius — or a Fake?

    03/05/2012 10:30:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | March 2012 | RICHARD BRADLEY
    EVEN IN THE DAKOTA, the storied apartment building on New York’s Upper West Side, home to such cultural icons as Yoko Ono and Lauren Bacall, Buddy Fletcher stood out. African American, fantastically accomplished, and wealthy, Fletcher had grown up in modest circumstances, gone to Harvard, and graduated as “first marshal” of his class in 1987. From there he hit Wall Street, earned millions before he turned 25, and started his own firm, Fletcher Asset Management. By the time he was 30, the company was operating as a hedge fund and boasting of triple-digit returns. Fletcher made multimillion-dollar donations to Harvard,...
  • Infinite Affirmative Action?

    03/06/2012 9:47:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | March 6, 2012 | John Fund
    In Eric Holder’s world, the need for racial preferences will never end. Later this year, the Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of the use of racial preferences in college admissions in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. The battle lines will once again be drawn over the meaning of the equal-protection provisions of the Constitution. So it’s noteworthy that Attorney General Eric Holder has just made it clear he’s never bumped into a racial preference he didn’t like, and that he sees no time limit on such policies. Last month, in an appearance at Columbia University, his...
  • Holder Wants Race Preferences and Benefits . . . Forever

    03/03/2012 11:06:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 2, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Eric Holder has gone all-in supporting race-based hiring preferences and race-based benefits. Given that the majority of Americans despise this rot, surely the presidential candidates will pounce. In a little noticed interview at the “World Leaders Forum,” Holder makes statements that should be the subject of a direct mail piece in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia: Holder expressed support for affirmative action, saying that he “can’t actually imagine a time in which the need for more diversity would ever cease.” “Affirmative action has been an issue since segregation practices,” Holder said. “The question is not when does it end,...
  • Birds of a Feather ... (Eric Holder wants more affirmative action)

    02/29/2012 6:01:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    Discriminations ^ | February 27, 2012 | John Rosenberg
    Roger Clegg, president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity, is unfailingly polite, mild-mannered, and soft-spoken. Thus I was shocked when I received an email from him today that uncharacteristically SHOUTED his nearly incredulous response to comments in a “scandalous” interview of Attorney General Holder by Columbia University president (and former University of Michigan chief preference pusher) Lee Bollinger: “So,” Roger asked, “preferences FOREVER then? And racial preferences have not even STARTED yet?” Eager to see what had set him off, I rushed to look at the offending interview, and this is what I found: One of Bollinger’s...
  • One Man Standing Against Race-Based Laws (Edward Blum)

    02/26/2012 5:00:19 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 23, 2012 | MORGAN SMITH
    Edward Blum has the kind of zeal for public policy that usually leads to a career in politics. Mr. Blum does not like elections, though — he has lost two of them. And he has discovered what may be a more powerful instrument for advancing his beliefs: the court system. A self-described autodidact who has no law degree or formal scholarly background, Mr. Blum is the driving force behind Fisher v. University of Texas, the affirmative action case headed to the United States Supreme Court that could halt the use of race in university admissions. For Mr. Blum, the lawsuit...
  • Texas A&M students petition for affirmative action for athletic teams

    02/23/2012 4:09:02 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Texas A&M recently reaffirmed their commitment to affirmative action. University President, Dr. Loftin, wrote a letter to the campus community explaining that "the university has developed an affirmative action program" dedicated to increasing the amount of minorities at the school and has established an "annual placement goal" at the university. To highlight the absurdity of affirmative action policies, conservative students at Texas A&M circulated a satirical petition around campus. The conservative students asked their liberal peers, who were in favor of race-based preferences, if they would also be in favor of applying such policies to the school's athletic teams. VIDEO:...
  • Colleges Worry That Court Could Make Diversity Harder to Maintain

    02/21/2012 6:54:26 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 21, 2012 | TAMAR LEWIN
    The news that the Supreme Court is revisiting the use of race as a factor in admissions decisions, just nine years after upholding it in a University of Michigan case, has admissions officials worried about maintaining diversity and confounded that the question is being reconsidered so soon. “Nine years, when you’re talking about a decision of this magnitude, it really took me aback,” said Tom Parker, the dean of admissions at Amherst College. “What happens with the next president, the next Supreme Court appointee? Do we revisit it again, so that higher education is zigging and zagging? If the court...
  • Supreme Court to take up reverse affirmative action case at Texas university

    02/21/2012 2:43:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies ^ | 2/21/12 | AP
    The Supreme Court will once again confront the issue of race in university admissions in a case brought by a white student denied a spot at the flagship campus of the University of Texas. The court said Tuesday it will return to the issue of affirmative action in higher education for the first time since its 2003 decision endorsing the use of race as a factor in admissions. This time around, a more conservative court is being asked to outlaw the use of Texas' affirmative action plan and possibly to jettison the earlier ruling entirely. A broad ruling in favor...
  • Supreme Court to take new look at affirmative action

    02/21/2012 9:18:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 21, 2012 | Mark Sherman-AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court once again will confront the issue of race in university admissions in a case brought by a white student denied a spot at the flagship campus of the University of Texas in Austin. The court said Tuesday it will return to the issue of affirmative action in higher education for the first time since its 2003 decision endorsing the use of race as a factor in admissions. This time around, a more conservative court is being asked to outlaw the use of Texas’ affirmative action plan and possibly to jettison the earlier ruling entirely.
  • Who Will Be Obama’s Next Supreme Court Pick? Blog Points to California AG Kamala Harris

    02/19/2012 4:17:48 PM PST · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | 2/15/2012 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    Who will be the next justice to retire, and who will be nominated to replace that person? SCOTUSblog does some prognosticating and says California Attorney General Kamala Harris could be the next nominee tapped for the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There's one big problem, though: Harris may not want the job. “In the lists of names, only one truly stands out as checking every box: Kamala Harris,” Goldstein writes. Like the president, she is biracial, and she will be 50 years old in 2015. She is liberal, but she has a law enforcement background. The only...