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  • The Head Of One Of The Best Universities Says That Affirmitive Action Means 'Lower Standards'

    05/17/2016 4:29:29 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    BI ^ | 5-17-2016 | Abby Jackson
    May 17, 2016 Abby Jackson Responding to criticism about dismal diversity metrics, Chris Patten, the chancellor of the University of Oxford, disparaged the concept of racial quotas, as Quartz reported. In an interview with The Telegraph, Patten said that quotas lower standards: I am in favor of universities recognizing their responsibilities for promoting social inclusion. But I don’t think that if you want high-class universities, you should expect them to lower their standards in order to make up for some inadequacies in our secondary education system. Nobody will explain to me how you can make a system of quotas work...
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta PD Lieutenant (Illinois)

    11/20/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11020-2014
    Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta Police Lieutenant Police said Dodd was a former lieutenant with the Atlanta police and was visiting Matteson from Georgia Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 4:05 PM CST A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department. Maurice Chester Dodd, 44, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook...
  • Ex-U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to federal prison

    10/28/2013 10:55:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2013 | Brendan O'Brien
    Former Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., once one of the most promising black politicians in the United States, reported to federal prison on Monday to begin serving a 2-1/2 year sentence for misusing campaign funds, according to a family spokeswoman. Jackson, a former Democratic representative and the son of civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., entered a federal correctional facility in Butner, North Carolina, family spokeswoman Bunnie Jackson-Ransom said in a statement. "I am happy to report that he is in good spirits, all things considered," said North Carolina Representative G.K. Butterfield, who accompanied Jackson to the prison,...
  • Stunning new study dismantles Obama’s “1% vs. 99%” inequality argument

    08/17/2013 7:17:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    AEI ^ | 08/17/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    “This growing inequality,” President Obama said during his recent Knox College speech, “is not just morally wrong, it’s bad economics.”A strong statement — but one not supported by data, suggests a blockbuster new study by economists Steven Kaplan (University of Chicago) and Joshua Rauh (Stanford University). They examine two possible explanations for the rise in top-end inequality in their paper “It’s the Market: The Broad-Based Rise in the Return to Top Talent”:1. The Superstar Syndrome. Technology and globalization has enabled highly talented and educated individuals to manage or perform on a larger scale, “applying their talent to greater pools...
  • WH Tried to Interfere with WaPo´s NSA Story

    08/16/2013 6:42:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    The Washington Post´s article detailing the fourth amendment abuses by the NSA got some push back from the administration who attempted to "edit" the article before publication. The internal audit referenced in the article was obtained by the WaPo from Edward Snowden. The details of the audit indicated repeated and growing privacy violations by the NSA, violations which included obtaining thousands of American citizen´s communications records and using methods of information collection that were later deemed unconstitutional by a court. The Post was able to interview John Delong, NSA director of compliance for the article and they were initially
  • Sentencing move shows new willingness to engage on race

    08/12/2013 8:51:37 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2013 | Justin Sink & Mike Lillis
    Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of significant changes in the Justice Department’s pursuit of mandatory minimum sentences highlights a new willingness on the part of the Obama administration to engage on issue of race. It’s the second public policy area touching on race where Holder — the nation’s first African American attorney general — has flexed his muscles in recent weeks. Just last month, he said Justice would challenge voter ID laws adopted in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision to gut a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Holder’s actions come in conjunction with President Obama's recent...
  • Obama’s Economic Speech In Illinois As Prepared For Delivery (Returns to Campaign Mode, Same Old...)

    07/24/2013 11:25:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 33 replies
    TPM ^ | 24 Jul 13 | Obama
    ....clip Let me give you a quick preview of what I’ll be fighting for and why. The first cornerstone of a strong and growing middle class has to be an economy that generates more good jobs in durable, growing industries. Over the past four years, for the first time since the 1990s, the number of American manufacturing jobs hasn’t gone down; they’ve gone up. But we can do more. So I’ll push new initiatives to help more manufacturers bring more jobs back to America. We’ll continue to focus on strategies to create good jobs in wind, solar, and natural gas...
  • MSNBC Host Compares Gitmo Inmates to American Slaves

    05/26/2013 7:44:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies
    MSNBC Host Compares Gitmo Inmates to American Slaves Daniel Halper May 26, 2013 10:38 AM On MSNBC, host Melissa Harris-Perry compared Gitmo terrorist inmates to American slaves: "This is the time to reaffirm our Americanness," said Harris-Perry. "I also appreciate that the hunger strikers are not trying to die. They're trying to generate autonomy in the context of something that strips their humanity--something we certainly know about from the experience of American slavery. And that the language of before I would be a slave, I'd be buried in my grave and go home to my Lord and be free. Just...
  • Affirmative Action In America Is A Total Failure

    04/27/2013 10:33:38 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    TBI ^ | The Economist
    Affirmative Action In America Is A Total Failure The EconomistApr. 27, 2013, 10:00 AM . Reuters - University of Michigan students Ruben Duran (L) and James Justin Wilson protest affirmative action in front of the Supreme Court in June 2003. WILLIAM POWERS is the president of the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin). Lino Graglia holds an endowed chair at its law school. Both have kindly demeanours, impressive records and that crucial perk of academic success, offices with great views: Mr Powers looks out over the heart of the university’s campus, Mr Graglia at its football stadium. They also hold...
  • The Supreme Court Is Going To End Affirmative Action As We Know It

    10/09/2012 6:45:35 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI ^ | 10=-11-2012 | Erin Fuchs
    The Supreme Court Is Going To End Affirmative Action As We Know It Erin FuchsOct. 9, 2012, 8:00 AMA University of Michigan student protests a ban on affirmative action. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in one of the most politically charged cases of the term – a challenge to the University of Texas at Austin's affirmative action policy. The Supreme Court last upheld affirmative action in 2003, ruling the University of Michigan could use race as one factor to achieve a "critical mass" of minorities necessary for a diverse student body. But a lot has changed since...
  • Ending race-based admissions

    12/18/2011 11:19:03 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Dec 18 2011 | Jeff Jarvis
    WHEN THE Supreme Court, in the 2003 case of Grutter v. Bollinger , narrowly upheld the use of racial preferences at the University of Michigan Law School, it emphasized that such preferences were barely tolerable under the Constitution. They could be used only as a last resort, the court ruled, they must not unduly harm non-minorities, and public universities had to start finding ways to phase them out. “We are mindful that ‘[a] core purpose of the 14th Amendment was to do away with all governmentally imposed discrimination based on race,’ ’’ Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote for a 5-4...
  • Controversy erupts over Campus Republicans bake sale plans

    09/25/2011 3:02:33 PM PDT · by Baladas · 61 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | September 25, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- Campus Republicans at the University of California Berkeley have cooked up a storm of controversy with their plans for a bake sale. But it's not your everyday collegiate fundraiser they've got in mind. They've developed a sliding scale where the price of the cookie or brownie depends on your gender and the color of your skin. During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2.00, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1.00, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices....
  • Obama orders new plan to diversify federal workers

    08/18/2011 2:21:45 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 199 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2011 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    President Barack Obama has signed an executive order directing the federal government to design a new strategy for hiring, promoting and keeping workers of diverse backgrounds. The three-page order released Thursday directs the head of the Office of Personnel Management, a deputy director at the Office of Management and Budget and two other agencies to develop the strategy within 90 days. Agencies then have 120 days to implement it. An Office of Personnel Management report says that in fiscal year 2010, the federal workforce was 66.2 percent white, 17.7 percent black, 8 percent Hispanic, 5.6 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.8 percent...
  • Probe finds widespread cheating in Atlanta schools

    07/05/2011 5:04:50 PM PDT · by Jean S · 94 replies
    AP ^ | 7/5/11 | Dorie Turner, Associated Press
    ATLANTA — Educators at nearly four dozen Atlanta elementary and middle schools cheated on standardized tests by either helping students or changing the answers once exams were handed in, according to the results of a yearlong state investigation released Tuesday.The report said that 178 teachers and principals cheated, though only 82 educators actually confessed to misconduct dating as far back as 2001 and affecting thousands of school children, according to a synopsis handed out by Gov. Nathan Deal's office. More than half of the district's 100 schools were examined, and 44 of those had cheating, the synopsis said.The investigators also...
  • Figures. Obama’s Secret Service Bashes FOX News on Twitter

    05/18/2011 9:26:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-18-11 | Jim Hoft
    Figures. They just can’t help it. The leftists at Obama’s Secret Service can’t stand FOX News. They even tweeted about it.
  • Former Bush AG Gonzales chides Republicans on immigration

    05/08/2011 5:14:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales chided fellow Republicans on immigration, urging them to work toward comprehensive immigration reform. Gonzales, the first Hispanic attorney general of the U.S., said it was a "failure" by both parties to have not achieved immigration reform yet, and warned against a proposal favored by some Republicans to amend the U.S. Constitution to deny birthright citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants. "My recommendation not just to the Republican Party but also the Democratic Party is that this country, our federal leaders need to pass comprehensive immigration reform," Gonzales said Sunday on Univision's "Al Punto" program....
  • Valerie Jarrett to Trump: You Can Forget About the Obama's School Records

    04/28/2011 12:11:56 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 131 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | April 28, 2011
    White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett said President Obama will not release his academic records, commenting a day after Obama put out his “long form” birth certificate and Donald Trump decided to press his luck by demanding Obama’s college transcripts. “We know this is nonsense,” Jarrett said in an interview on The Joe Madison Show on SiriusXM on Thursday morning.”He is almost 50 years old. And he is president of the United States and I don’t think anybody will debate his intelligence and so now we do need to get serious…let’s just get serious…get back to focusing on what’s important.
  • EDITORIAL: Fire hires mired--Affirmative-action situation is legally dire for FDNY

    03/16/2011 5:54:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2011 | Editorial
    Public safety is non-negotiable. That’s the message signaled Tuesday by lawyers defending the Big Apple's fire department from race-based bullying by the U.S. Justice Department. Justice is trying to make the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) hire more minorities even though FDNY has taken extraordinary steps to recruit in black and Hispanic communities. The Obama administration, still unsatisfied, ramped up the pressure by demanding admissions quotas for interim hires and extremely low standards on fire-academy entrance exams. Bowing to Obama wishes, U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis created a complicated, multistep process to ram through more minority admissions, effectively...
  • Angry Violent Mob Attacks FOX Reporters in People’s Republic of… California (Video)

    02/21/2011 9:02:55 AM PST · by blueyon · 49 replies
    RightNetwork -Gateway ^ | 2/21/11 | Jim Hoft
    Another day… Another violent attack by unhinged leftists… This time FOX News reporters were the target. Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, February 21, 2011, 6:58 AM Another day… Another violent attack by unhinged leftists… This time FOX News reporters were the target. FOX News reporters were assaulted by a violent mob in California while they were reporting on a shooting. The NY Daily News reported: An angry mob attacked a reporter and a photojournalist Sunday, but it wasn’t in the Middle East, it was in California. The journalists were hit and pushed by family and friends of a young...
  • For black men with high blood pressure, the barber can be a lifesaver

    10/27/2010 12:58:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | October 25, 2010|2:25 p.m. | Melissa Healy/Los Angeles Times
    A little off the top, some spirited sports commentary, neighborhood gossip and a bit of man-to-man advice on domestic affairs: it’s all there at the barbershop, an institution that plays a beloved and central role in the African American community. Increasingly, in recent years, the black barbershop owner has become an influential source of health advice too. Public health officials and researchers have been actively enlisting his help in an effort to narrow gaping disparities in healthcare access and uptake that put black men at a deep disadvantage compared with whites. And deputizing the barber—an already respected figure in many...