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  • Politically Correct Babel on the Thames

    07/29/2015 12:00:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | July 29, 2015 | Julius O’Malley
    Politically Correct Babel on the ThamesOn July 20th 2015 a new mandatory requirement for employment by the London Metropolitan Police was introduced: applicants must be fluent in a second language other than English. That police force, ‘The Met’, is understandably the UK’s largest.
  • Principal commits suicide amid Common Core test scandal [ New York ]

    07/26/2015 8:45:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Susan Edelman,
    The principal of an innovative West Harlem public school killed herself the day after her students took the state Common Core exams — which were later tossed out because she cheated ... Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, 49, of Teachers College Community School, jumped in front of a B train in the 135th Street station ... She was pulled out from under the train and taken to Harlem Hospital, where she died eight days later. The city Medical Examiner’s Office ruled it a suicide. The leap came at 9:20 a.m., less than 24 hours after her 47 third-graders wrapped up three days sweating...
  • I Was Becoming a Carly Fiorina Fan Until I Saw This

    07/24/2015 2:50:58 PM PDT · by IChing · 55 replies
    Misadventures in Diversity ^ | 7/24/15 | Donald Joy
    In Carly Fiorina’s interview with Katie Couric from May, Fiorina went on and on about how if you don’t have a room full of “diversity” when making an important decision, you will not get the decision right. For Fiorina, it’s all about hiring women (and of course anyone else who isn’t a straight white male), and she goes on at length insisting that women in top positions absolutely and necessarily equates to merit; guarantees merit — the same thing Hillary Clinton just said, by the way. I had been inclined very favorably toward Fiorina, especially because of her ability to...
  • Air Traffic Controllers Demand Investigation of FAA [blacks criticize affirmative action]

    07/06/2015 4:25:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Fox Businesses ^ | May 29, 2015 | Adam Shapiro
    The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, NATCA, has called for an investigation of the FAA’s hiring practices following the FOX Business investigation “Trouble in the Skies” first telecast on May 20th. A just released statement from the union which represents the nation’s air traffic controllers says, “NATCA believes these allegations must be thoroughly investigated. The FAA should carefully examine its hiring practices to ensure the highest quality candidates are selected for the training process. The flying public deserves nothing less.” FOX Business uncovered cheating on a key exam to become an air traffic controller as well as serious questions about...
  • Obama changes FAA policy because too many white males passed their air traffic controller classes

    07/06/2015 9:08:18 AM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 5, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
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  • The Bogus Rationalizations for Affirmative Action

    07/02/2015 6:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    The Supreme Court has just agreed to reconsider the constitutionality of racial preferences in university admissions (although the advocates of these preferences prefer the seemingly more uplifting term “affirmative action.”) It is long past time that the Supreme Court declared this insidious and counterproductive policy unconstitutional for public universities and colleges, and hopefully private institutions will decide that it is incumbent upon them to also stop basing admissions decisions on race, gender or sexual preference. The idea of granting preferences based on race, gender or sexual orientation is so offensive and so un-American that its proponents have had to...
  • Supreme Court will re-hear Texas affirmative action

    06/29/2015 7:31:43 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | 06/29/2015 | Mark Sherman
    <p>The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education.</p> <p>The justices said they will hear for a second time the case of a white woman who was denied admission to the university's flagship Austin campus.</p>
  • Students at New York middle school received misspelled diplomas featuring the word 'departmemt'

    06/21/2015 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/21/15 | Myriah Towner
    Graduating students at New York middle school received misspelled diplomas featuring the word 'departmemt' **SNIP** The misspelled word appeared in the phrase 'New York City Department of Education' positioned at the top of the diplomas awarded to the students. The word had an extra 'm' instead of the letter 'n'. 'I'm sure next year they will be pouring over those diplomas to make sure every "i" is dotted and "t" is crossed,' Gardner told Fox 5. Another parent told the station that the Upper East Side school did not mention the mistake or issue an apology during the ceremony.
  • FAA: Two Planes At Midway Began Takeoffs At Same Time

    06/18/2015 2:58:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    CBS TV Chicago ^ | June 17, 2015 | Staff
    Two planes began their takeoffs on intersecting runways at Chicago’s Midway airport on Tuesday evening, before being ordered to stop by air traffic control and averting a collision in the center of the airport, the FAA confirmed. The two planes involved were Southwest Flight 3828 bound for
  • Rachel Dolezal, Accused of Pretending to Be Black, Resigning NAACP Post

    06/15/2015 9:06:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 231 replies
    NBC ^ | 6-15-2015 | NBC News
    Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP chapter president who was accused of pretending to be black, said Monday that she would step down.
  • Affirmative Action Applied to Air Traffic Controllers

    06/11/2015 3:10:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 60 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dave Blount
    How far will our ideologically demented ruling class push Affirmative Action before people start pushing back? Already it has played a role in destroying our schools, with a liberal judge actually abolishing aptitude tests on the grounds that blacks don’t score as well. But apparently people don’t think it matters whether teachers have any qualifications other than skin color. If being black can get you into the White House, why not a classroom? Maybe airliners crashing into each other will wake people up:
  • Listen: Mary Katherine Ham and Guy Benson Check Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Privilege

    06/11/2015 9:55:04 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-11 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Guy Benson: In “End of Discussion” we have a really fun, very short portion of a chapter that deals with this whole nomenclature on college campuses of “trigger warnings” and “privilege” — there’s a whole list of them. “Microaggressions” is a big one. And towards the end of this chapter on academia we examine the very interesting case of Elizabeth Warren, who is a white woman. That is – the science is in, and she is a white woman. Yet for years, she identified, self-identified wrongly based on family folklore that she was a Native American. And she benefited tremendously...
  • Fisher Case Produces Strange Bedfellows: The Court Should Say No To Racial Preferences

    06/04/2015 8:06:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 4, 2015 | George Leef
    On May 21, the Supreme Court held a conference to discuss whether or not to accept the Fisher case—again. At this time, I don’t know the decision, but I do know that a seemingly strange mixture of liberals and conservatives want the Court to take the appeal. The case first came before the Court in 2013, where the justices reversed the Fifth Circuit’s ruling in favor of the racial preferences used by the University of Texas (UT) in its admissions. Justice Kennedy’s opinion stressed that the lower court had been far too deferential towards the university’s policy of reserving some...
  • Trouble in the Skies

    05/21/2015 12:44:39 PM PDT · by ComputerGuy · 20 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 5/21/2015 | Adam Shapiro
    Trouble in the Skies Adam Shapiro FOX Business' "Trouble in the Skies," a six month investigation of the FAA’s new hiring practices, uncovered changes that may put the nation’s flying public at risk as well as allegations that the newest air traffic control recruits had access to answers on a key test that helped them gain jobs with the FAA. snip... Also uncovered was an FAA effort to promote diversity that discarded 3000 qualified college graduates with degrees in air traffic control despite their following FAA procedure and obtaining FAA accredited degrees.
  • Harvard discriminates against Asians as it once did to Jews

    05/20/2015 7:30:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/20/2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    If you’re applying to Harvard and your last name is Wong or Liu, changing it to Lopez or Luciano might just make the difference you need to get in. Harvard routinely rejects “Asian” applicants in favor of whites and sought-after minorities with lower test scores and grades. Enrollment data reveal that Harvard limits Asian-Americans to a flat 15-18 percent of the student body, year after year, though they increasingly dominate the top of the applicant pool. To smoke out ethnicity, Harvard requires applicants to provide their parents’ place of birth, mother’s maiden name and whether their family has ever changed...
  • What Ivy League Affirmative Action Really Looks Like — from the Inside

    05/19/2015 6:58:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    nat review ^ | 5/18/15 | d french
    Asian Americans have finally had enough. They’re tired of working harder, achieving more academically, then having that held against them as they try to fulfill their educational dreams in our nation’s most elite universities. To gain entry into top private schools such as Harvard or the best public schools such as the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, no one has to do better than Americans of Chinese or Japanese or Korean descent. To make room for black, Latino, and — yes — white students, deserving Asian Americans are pushed aside. And they’re tired of it. So last week a coalition...
  • Affirmative action at its finest

    05/18/2015 9:55:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 18, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Affirmative action at its finest It is extremely easy to pass the New York Fire Department’s written test.The test is multiple choice.And it’s open book.And the questions are insultingly easy – here are three examples of actual questions from the test:A group of firefighters and their officer respond to a fifth floor apartment in a seven-story building. When they arrive at the apartment, they are told that the contents of a wastepaper basket was on fire, and the fire was extinguished prior to their arrival. The officer instructs the firefighters to ventilate, or remove, the smoke...
  • MSNBC Pundit Suggests Ben Carson an Affirmative-Action Case Who Drank the GOP's 'Kool-Aid'

    05/08/2015 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    News Busters ^ | 5/6/15 | Ken Shepherd
    According to MSNBC pundit Michelle Bernard -- best known at NewsBusters perhaps because of her insistence that there is a "war on black boys" in America -- savaged newly-announced GOP presidential aspirant Dr. Ben Carson tonight by alleging his success is all owed to "affirmative action." She also suggested that he's a disgrace to his enslaved ancestors and to the black community in Baltimore, where he's lived throughout his career as an acclaimed neurosurgeon. Bernard made her remarks in the midst of a segment with Matthews, Huffington Post's Howard Fineman, and National Journal's Ron Fournier devoted to trashing Carson, Carly...
  • No Panes in Glass Ceiling

    04/20/2015 11:56:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 17, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A pair of researchers from Cornell decided to test the theory that there is a bias against women pursuing academic careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and found that there is none. “Results revealed a 2:1 preference for women by faculty of both genders across both math-intensive and non-math-intensive fields, with the single exception of male economists, who showed no gender preference,” Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci wrote in an article published this year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They surveyed “873 tenure-track faculty (439 male, 434 fmale) from biology, engineering, economics...
  • Actress Mindy Kaling's Brother: I Posed As Black Man to Get Into Med School

    04/07/2015 4:33:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04/06/2015 | MICHAEL D. NGUYEN
    Vijay Chokal-Ingam, the brother of writer and actress Mindy Kaling, has sparked controversy with his new book, in which he claims to have been admitted to medical school after posing as a black man. In the book, titled "Almost Black," Chokal-Ingam claims that he pretended to be a black man after believing certain medical schools practiced affirmative action policies that gave black students an edge in the application process. Chokal-Ingam says he shaved his head, trimmed his "long Indian eyelashes," and used his middle name, Jojo, in an attempt to pass for black. His application also stressed his time spent...
  • Brother of Famous Actress Admits He Faked Being Black to Get Into Med School — and It Worked!

    04/03/2015 5:25:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 81 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 3, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    In 1998, Vijay Chokal-Ingam was “determined to become a doctor,” but his 3.1 GPA significantly reduced his chances. When he realized his application wouldn’t cut it, he came up with a back-up plan — he pretended to be black. Chokal-Ingam, brother of famous actress Mindy Kaling, said he “knew that admission standards for certain minorities under affirmative action were, let’s say… less stringent.” In a blog post, Chokal-Ingam explains how he ended up getting into the St. Louis University School of Medicine despite his low GPA and MCAT score: So, I shaved my head, trimmed my long Indian eyelashes, and applied to...
  • Hillary Clinton is the next liberal affirmative action project

    03/30/2015 2:28:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Liberals are determined to continue the policy of of choosing leaders based on identity politics. “Yes we can” has been replaced with the equally vapid “Ready for Hillary,” but the meaning is the same: absolutely nothing. Can what? Ready for what? Liberals voted for Barack Obama mainly because he was partially black. They could not have supported him based on his policy accomplishments. He had none. Now liberals are backing Hillary Clinton mainly because she is a woman. Can anybody name a single successful policy accomplishment she has ever had? Maybe liberals truly are the party of Obama now and...
  • A.W.S.M.E.: The Association of White Straight Male Employees

    03/13/2015 6:18:17 PM PDT · by IChing · 48 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 3/13/15 | Donald Joy
    Do I even have to explain it, and why it’s necessary? An anecdote will help paint the picture (and by the way, I’m past the point of really caring whether my employer finds out about me writing stuff like this…maybe if they do, it could wind up being where AWSME formally makes its first stand). Very recently, in one of my day jobs, I was asked to supervise some security guards assigned at a contract site. The previous supervisor, a white male, had just suddenly quit, having gotten fed up with a lack of overall support. All of the guards...
  • NASA’s chief confirms it: Without Russia, space station lost

    03/08/2015 8:21:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    chron.com ^ | 3/4/2015 | Eric Berger
    NASA's Administrator Charles Bolden acknowledged Wednesday there is no back-up plan to fly the International Space Station if Russia cuts off U.S. access to space. "We would make an orderly evacuation," Bolden said during a U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. Because both countries are dependent upon one another, the $140 billion station would be lost.
  • Colleges using coffers for financial aid to illegal immigrants stirs debate on immigration reform

    03/01/2015 6:33:56 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 01, 2015
    Several U.S. colleges are giving financial aid directly to students who are young illegal immigrants, extending the debate about helping people in the United States illegally at the expense of Americans who are in need of similar opportunities. Such opportunities have opened up since resident Obama's 2012 executive action that deferred deportation to millions of young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. However, they still are largely ineligible for state or federal student aid. ... This policy not only encourages new illegal immigration, but comes at the expense of the college dreams of young Americans," Stephen Miller,...
  • Black Privilege: Students Get SAT Bonus Points for Being Black or Hispanic – Asians Are Penalized

    02/27/2015 9:46:04 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 93 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 25, 2015 | Jim Hoff
    A report in the LA Times revealed that blacks and Hispanics get bonus SAT points at elite universities based on their race. Asian students however are penalized 50 points due to their race.
  • Cruz's Mission for NASA: More Space, Less Earth

    02/23/2015 8:30:49 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | ALEX BROWN
    The new space subcommittee chairman thinks the Obama administration has the agency overly focused on climate change at the expense of exploring the cosmos. If Ted Cruz is NASA's Grim Reaper, he doesn't talk like it. To hear the new chairman of the Senate's Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee talk about NASA is to hear none of the budget-slashing zeal that comes out when he talks about, say, the IRS. Instead, he talks at length about putting more Americans in space and sending them farther than ever before. He gushes about the agency that has "excited the spirits of every...
  • Black People To Protest No Black People Getting Affirmative Action Oscars

    02/22/2015 10:10:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 02/21/2015
    <p>Hollywood (United States) (AFP) – African-American civil rights groups plan to protest outside Sunday’s Oscars show, where every single one of this year’s 20 acting nominees is white.</p> <p>However small, the demonstration will revive debate about diversity at the Oscars-awarding Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose voting members are overwhelmingly white and with an average age in their 60s.</p>
  • Star Parker Compares Black Leadership To ‘Plantation Overseers’

    02/19/2015 1:02:33 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/18/2015 | Nick Givas
    Star Parker believes that black leadership is to blame for the struggles of the African-American community... Parker compared black leadership to “plantation overseers,” and said its job is to keep thriving African-Americans down and make them complacent in a welfare culture. “The Democratic machine has built up this plantation,” Parker said. “Then, they gerrymander the plantation in order to keep getting re-elected. When an African-American tries to stand up and challenges this system, they are quickly silenced, and treated like an escaped slave.”.. Just like a slave, they are dragged back to the farm and stripped of their integrity. We...
  • Shame

    02/18/2015 7:53:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Today's liberals are not racists, but they often behave that way. They would benefit immensely from considering some of the arguments in award-winning scholar Dr. Shelby Steele's forthcoming book, "Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country." Steele, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains that in matters of race, there is an ideological vision that completely ignores truth -- a vision he calls "poetic truth." In literature, poetic license takes liberties with grammatical rules, as well as realities, in order to create a more beautiful or powerful effect than would be otherwise possible. Liberals have a poetic...
  • How to Make Sense of an Incoherent America

    02/10/2015 9:23:38 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/9/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The United States can be quite an incoherent place at times. Here are a few examples. Diversity Sometime in the 1990s the growing contradictions of affirmative action in a multiracial society became problematic. Ethnic ancestry was often neither easily identifiable nor readily commensurate with class status, and so gave way to a more popular term: “diversity.”
  • Academic Admits Farce of Affirmative Action

    01/14/2015 6:58:30 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 13, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Every now and then, academics drop their guard and reveal that one or another of the shibboleths that the modern academic world holds dear is—a sham. “The loud debate over affirmative action is a distraction that obscures the real problem, because right now affirmative action simply mirrors the values of the current view of meritocracy,” Harvard law professor Lani Guinier wrote in The Chronicle Review on January 9, 2015. “Students at elite colleges who are the beneficiaries of affirmative action tend to be either the children of immigrants or the children of upper-middle-class parents of color, children who have been...
  • Woman says police officer forces her to have abortion, then beats her

    01/06/2015 2:14:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    national right to life ^ | January 6, 2015 | Dave Andrusko
    It seems as if there are no depths to which some men will sink when a woman refuses to abort their baby—and even if they do. ABC News 4 reported Monday that Officer Sierra Shivers, a member of the North Charleston, South Carolina police Department, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave while authorities investigate allegations of “criminal domestic violence” against a woman who was ten weeks pregnant. More specifically The victim told deputies she had been 10 weeks pregnant with Shivers’ baby and he’s been pushing her to have an abortion, threatening to have her loved ones arrested with...
  • UNC trying to fire senior professor in wake of academic fraud scandal

    01/01/2015 8:41:46 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 1/1/2015 | staff
    North Carolina's flagship public university is trying to fire a senior professor, accepted the resignation of another faculty member and dismissed an academic counselor for athletes for their roles in the fraud scandal that rocked the school, campus officials said Wednesday ---SNIP--- The report by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein found a pattern of fake classes, which allowed 3,100 athletes and other students to earn artificially high grades from 1993 to 2011. While the sham courses were solely in the African studies department, multiple people around campus knew of them or suspected something but said nothing, the report...
  • Target Under Fire For Using White Model In 'Annie' Clothing Ads

    12/31/2014 12:12:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 104 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/31/14 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Target has stirred outrage with an “Annie”-themed ad campaign featuring a white model in place of the black actress who stars in the latest film version of the rags-to-riches story. An online petition calling for the big-box retailer to remove the ads and apologize to "Annie" star Quvenzhané Wallis had accrued more than 10,000 signatures by Wednesday morning. The petition launched on Monday.
  • Azealia Banks Continues to Bash America For Impeding Advancement of Blacks

    12/29/2014 5:07:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Just Jared ^ | December 27, 2014
    Azealia Banks is still bothered by America’s history with slavery and took to Twitter to let everyone know about it! The 23-year-old rapper believed that America owed money to blacks for putting them into slavery and stopping them from being successful in society. “I don’t know why all the white people on my Twitter are saying I’m “playing the victim” cause I’m not… I really just want my [expletive] money,” the 23-year-old rapper tweeted on Saturday (December 27). Azealia decided to voice her opinion after she stirred up some controversy by saying that she wanted to find descendants of slave...
  • Minneapolis Principals Not Allowed to Suspend Black Students, Only White Ones

    12/20/2014 7:27:25 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 63 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | December 18, 2014 | Robert Morley
    The Minneapolis, Minnesota, school system has a big problem. According to Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson and the Justice Department, the vast majority of its 2,300 teachers are racists. To solve this problem, Johnson says the district must implement racism against white and Asian students. It is part of President Barack Obama and the Justice Department’s new protocols to combat racism. But does it really make sense to try to solve a perceived racism problem in teachers by institutionalizing racism against innocent students? Does using racism to solve any kind of problem make sense? Here’s what is happening: Black students in Minneapolis...
  • Wisconsin won’t admit it, but its new egalitarian policy leads to grading quotas

    12/18/2014 5:41:27 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ^ | December 17, 2014 | W. Lee Hansen
    In July, I wrote about the pressure that University of Wisconsin officials have been exerting on the faculty for greater “equity” on campus. My “Madness in Madison” essay pointed out that university administrators are so caught up in egalitarian groupthink that they want to reduce or eliminate differences in students’ choice of majors and in the distribution of grades. That essay elicited a defensive reaction from the university. Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims stated in a July 22, 2014 press release that UW’s diversity plan does not entail “a quota system for apportioning grades by race.” Bringing up quotas, however,...
  • BAMN interrupts U-M Board of Regents meeting with protest that turns physical

    11/20/2014 1:10:01 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 28 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jeremy Allen
    About 25 members of the pro-affirmative action group By Any Means Necessary -- also known as BAMN - broke out with chants of "Minority enrollment's been going down, open it up or we'll shut it down" and "We don't need another committee, open it up to Detroit city," during the University of Michigan's Board of Regents meeting Thursday afternoon. The chants quickly turned physical as the protester pressed forward toward the regents. Security responded and the group continued to press forward as multiple protesters were forced to the ground after refusing to back down and move their protest out of...
  • HARVARD AND UNC SUED OVER THEIR ADMISSION POLICIES

    11/17/2014 5:06:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 11/17/2014 | PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) -- Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation. The federal suits allege Harvard and UNC rely on race-based affirmative action policies that impact admissions of high-achieving white and Asian American students. The Harvard lawsuit also contends that the Ivy League university specifically limits the number of Asian Americans it admits each year. The Project on Fair Representation, an Alexandria, Virginia-based legal defense fund, said Monday's filings will be the first in a series of legal challenges against...
  • Lawsuits challenge affirmative action as discriminatory against Asian-Americans

    11/17/2014 2:14:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 17, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    A newly formed group, the Students for Fair Representation, has filed suit challenging racial and other affirmative action preferences at Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lawsuits are brought by the same law firm that represented Fisher in Fisher v. Texas, in which the Supreme Court ruled that affirmative action plans were subject to strict scrutiny in applying the Equal Protection Clause: The parties asked the Court to review whether the judgment below was consistent with “this Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U. S....
  • NY Librarian Fired after Refusing to Discriminate Against Whites

    11/09/2014 3:34:25 PM PST · by rightistight · 63 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/9/14 | Aurelius
    A librarian who formerly worked at the Riverhead Free Library has filed a lawsuit saying that she was fired because she did not discriminate against white people. Riverhead Free Library is located in Long Island, New York. Diane Woodcheke says she was fired after she questioned her boss's decision to only hire minorities. Her boss told her that “my people have been kept down,” and, therefore, only minorities should be hired at the library. Woodcheke questioned this, telling her boss that "discrimination is illegal." Woodcheke claims that her boss then mocked her and then fired her soon after. “Discounting people...
  • St. Louis rolls out new program to hire minority police officers

    11/08/2014 6:33:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KPLR-TV ^ | November 8, 2014 | Shirley Washington
    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is working in collaboration with the NAACP St. Louis Branch, the St. Louis Public Safety Department, and the Ethical Society of Police to recruit more minority police officers to the force. The City has been working on the initiative for months. However, the tragic shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on, August 9, 2014, gave the plan a greater sense of urgency. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn the qualifications needed to become a St. Louis police officer and how to help improve the relationship between law enforcement...
  • EPA: Climate change can’t be stopped, prepare for wildfires, hurricanes, rising seas

    10/31/2014 4:22:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 31, 2014 | by Pete Kasperowicz
    The Environmental Protection Agency released a grim report Friday that said it must start planning for the worst possible effects of climate change, and predicted a future world filled with rising sea levels, raging wildfires and more severe storms. All of these factors will combine to create droughts, expose humans to dangerous chemicals and create other conditions that will put the human race at risk.
  • Michelle Obama apparently mixes up Colorado Senate candidates at campaign event

    10/23/2014 8:49:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    fox ^ | October 23, 2014
    Michelle Obama made yet another flub on the campaign trail Thursday when she apparently confused Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall with his Republican rival. Obama spoke in Denver Thursday as part of a campaign event for Udall, who is engaged in a heated battle with his Republican opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner. She touted Udall’s Senate record in her speech, and called him a “fifth-generation Coloradan.” “Mark understands what makes this state special,” she said. The only problem? Udall is not a fifth-generation Coloradan. In fact, he was born in Arizona and his father, former Rep. Mo Udall, served as a...
  • Affirmative Discrimination in Higher Education: The Pressure to End it Continues

    10/10/2014 8:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2014 | Roger Clegg
    Racial and ethnic admission preferences will probably have to be pried from the cold, dead fingers of university officials, but the pressure to end this affirmative discrimination continues. For starters, such preferences are unpopular with most Americans, and most Americans have a dog in this fight. I’ll cite just two recent polls, from somewhat surprising sources. A survey conducted last April by MTV of “millennials” aged 14 to 24 found that 90 percent “believed that everyone should be treated the same regardless of race” — and so, unsurprisingly, 88 percent opposed affirmative action. The Boston Globe in July discussed a...
  • School workers say they were fired because they weren't Hispanic ( New Jersey )

    10/10/2014 7:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    New Jersey ^ | October 09, 2014 | Brian Amaral
    Two former school district employees, including the one who oversaw its affirmative action policies, filed race discrimination suits in September, saying they were fired because they're not Hispanic. Bernice Marshall, the former human resources manager, and Edmund Treadway, the former transportation manager, argue in Superior Court filings that the Perth Amboy School District is favoring Hispanic job candidates and employees. "No one's paying attention to the kids," said Marshall, who is African-American
  • Nancy Pelosi supports call for Secret Service chief to go

    10/01/2014 9:55:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson House should be ousted from her job, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday, agreeing with the recommendation of the top Democrat on the oversight committee. Mrs. Pelosi, the highest-ranking woman in American politics, said problems go beyond Ms. Pierson, who was put in charge of the Secret Service after a scandal involving agents who hired prostitutes in Cartagena in 2012. But Mrs. Pelosi said she accepts the analysis of Rep Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, who said he was displeased with Ms. Pierson’s leadership.
  • Secret Service

    10/02/2014 7:02:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Rich Galen
    The United States Secret Service (USSS) is in a slump. The Secret Service used to be part of the Treasury Department. That was because, when the Service was established in 1865, "one-third to one-half" of all currency in circulation in the United States was counterfeit. What with this being just three months after the end of the Civil War, and all, the Secret Service's job was to put a stop to that. Presidential protection began as an "informal" part of the Service's duties in 1894 in President Grover Cleveland's second (and, as you remember, non-consecutive) term. The Secret Service...
  • Obama's back-to-basics speech: Economy is better than you think

    10/02/2014 4:50:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/2/14 | Linda Feldman
    CHICAGO — Just over a month until Election Day, President Obama is returning to a theme he hoped to make a centerpiece of the midterm campaign: the economy. Multiple crises overseas, the resignation of the Secret Service’s director after eye-popping threats to presidential safety, and the first case of Ebola in the United States have all kept Mr. Obama in a reactive mode. But in a speech Thursday at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., the president will go on the offensive and highlight the strides the economy has made since the near-economic collapse he inherited in 2009. He will also...