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  • Debate flares after black college students seek a non-white roommate

    08/12/2016 11:58:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-11-2016 | Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga
    In most respects, the roommate-wanted notice seemed routine. Three students at the Claremont colleges in Southern California were looking for a fourth this summer to join them in an off-campus house. They added a caveat in parentheses: “POC only,” they said, using a common abbreviation for people of color. When a classmate challenged that condition, the Pitzer College student who posted the notice on Facebook pushed back. “It’s exclusive [because] I don’t want to live with any white folks,” wrote Karé Ureńa, who is black. The online comments touched off a debate this week over race at Pitzer and neighboring...
  • Black Students Don’t Want to Share Residence with White People

    08/12/2016 7:02:13 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 69 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | Trey Sanchez
    Livng with a white person is threatening to the safe space expected by some black students at Claremont Colleges in California. Campus Reform uncovered a roommate search on Facebook from three (presumably) black students looking for a fourth person to share the rent with near campus and it stressed that no white people need apply [all sic]: Hey all, Sajo Jefferson, Isaac Tucker-Rasbury and I [Karé Ureńa] want to live off campus at [redacted] but we need a 4th person!!Shmoney: $450 for rent $200 security deposit $45 utilitiesWe’re a litty crew, cum get litty with us. Please feel free to...
  • Public College Offers Blacks-Only Classes, Claims It’s Totally Okay

    08/09/2016 7:11:40 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/8/2016
    A community college in Illinois is trying to defend itself after it decided to offer special classes only available to black people. “College: Changes, Challenges, Choice” is a one-credit introductory course at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, and is intended to help new students “assess your purpose for college, assess your study strategies, set college and career goals, examine your values and decision-making skills, and develop an appreciation for diversity.” But while the class may want students to appreciate diversity, the school doesn’t practice what it preaches. Two sections of the class are specifically set aside exclusively for...
  • Too Many Black Students Suspended Leads Oakland Schools to Stop Punishment

    05/17/2015 2:40:14 AM PDT · by dennisw · 122 replies
    truthrevolt ^ | 5.15.2015 | Trey Sanchez 294
    Board members of California's Oakland Unified School District unanimously voted on Wednesday to cease suspending students for what they call "willful defiance." Those behaviors can include swearing/yelling at teachers, refusing direct orders, texting, and storming out of class, to name a few. The reason? Concern that too many black students are being suspended for willful defiance. One sophomore student, Dan'enicole Williams, told the San Francisco Gate, "They never take time out, if someone is sleeping in class, to ask what’s wrong. They may be acting that way because they didn’t eat the night before.” "We’re getting pushed out of schools,”...
  • Black students disciplined at higher rates than whites at Wichita-area schools

    04/28/2014 9:19:50 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 74 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 04/26/14 | Suzanne Perez Tobias
    Black students at schools in Wichita and surrounding districts are disciplined at higher rates than their white peers, a trend that mirrors racial disparities throughout the country, according to the most comprehensive survey of school civil rights data in nearly 15 years. The findings, part of an expansive survey of America’s public schools by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, shows that black students are more likely than whites to be suspended or expelled at middle and high schools in Wichita and most area districts. Education officials say it’s difficult to pinpoint reasons for the disparities. But...
  • A Georgia Tech researcher asks: Where are the black students in science, math?

    09/17/2013 6:53:55 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 122 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 9:43 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 | Kamau Bobb
    ... 71 percent of the 2,500 black students in APS who took the Mathematics II exam in 2011, failed and only 1 percent, 25 students, passed with distinction (Pass Plus). By contrast, only 21 percent of white students failed with 79 percent passing and 23 percent of those passing with distinction. In Fulton County, where 62 percent of black students failed the Mathematics II exam, 90 percent of the white students passed, 32 percent with distinction. The failure rates and achievement gaps throughout most of the school districts in the metro-Atlanta area are astonishing. The consequence of this reality is...
  • White identity different than black or brown designations for racism panderers?

    Is there a backlash coming in rejection of the race monger diatribes by charlatans such as Al Sharton, Jesse Jackson, and the NCAAP?
  • Black Education Tragedy

    07/10/2013 4:50:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | July 10, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see. Some of that evidence unfolded when Zimmerman's defense attorney asked 19-year-old Jeantel to read a letter that she allegedly had written to Trayvon Martin's mother. She responded that she doesn't read cursive, and that's in addition to her poor grammar, syntax and communication skills. Jeantel is a senior at Miami Norland Senior High School. How in the world did she manage to become a 12th-grader...
  • PROFESSOR: Affirmative Action Isn't Helping The Right People

    05/20/2013 9:51:37 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-20-2013 | Erin Fuchs
    PROFESSOR: Affirmative Action Isn't Helping The Right People Erin Fuchs May 20, 2013, 12:19 PM Kevin Brown Affirmative Action Indiana University/Maurer School of Law Professor Kevin Brown says he was a beneficiary of affirmative action when he went to Yale Law School. As the Supreme Court considers whether affirmative action is legal, it may be a good time to ask if it's working as intended. Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor Kevin Brown supports considering race as a factor in admissions but says there is a problem in how affirmative action is implemented. Colleges are giving fewer and fewer...
  • 'As an African-American you have to work twice as hard': Obama tells Morehouse graduates

    05/20/2013 8:02:52 AM PDT · by Justaham · 108 replies
    Original title: 'As an African-American you have to work twice as hard': Obama tells Morehouse graduates he has a 'special obligation' to help less-fortunate black people ----------------------------------- President Barack Obama told graduates from the traditionally African-American Morehouse College yesterday that 'as a black man' he feels a 'special obligation' to help those less fortunate them him. In a personal commencement address to the college in Atlanta, Georgia, the president spoke about racism and how, given different opportunities, he could have ended up in prison or unemployed. President Obama also told graduates of the college, where Dr Martin Luther King Jr...
  • Black college students learning lessons they'd never learn in their classrooms

    05/06/2013 8:30:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/6/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    They attend schools whose faculties hate and fear the free market. They couldn’t wait to run to the polls to vote for “Brother Barack.” Once he was elected all of their troubles would be over and they could join him and his Party in rubbing the “oppressive” White majority’s face in the dirt; or so the Black students at America’s “historical Black colleges” thought. Like virtually every other group that joined Barack Obama’s coalition and worked to get him elected, Black students at America’s Black colleges – which sport some of the worst graduation rates in the country – have...
  • Rand Paul goes where few Republicans have gone: Howard University

    04/10/2013 2:53:50 PM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 21 replies ^ | 04/10/2013 | Crystal Wright @GOPBlackChick
    In a gutsy move, Rand Paul challenged young blacks to give the conservative party, once a civil rights leader, another chance What was Rand Paul, a white Republican senator from Kentucky, doing at Howard University, a mostly black campus in Washington DC? Asking black Americans to give conservatism a second look. Paul acknowledged that some people thought he was crazy to speak to a largely democratic group, who were probably part of the 93% of blacks who re-elected President Barack Obama in 2012. He joked: "My response is that my trip will be a success if the Hilltop [the campus...
  • Obama names black education czar to reduce ‘resegregation’

    03/13/2013 7:35:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/13/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has announced the appointment of David J. Johns as executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Mr. Johns’ duties will focus on improving the academic performance of black students, promoting understanding and tolerance among all Americans, as well as reducing “racial isolation and resegregation of elementary and secondary schools.” According to the president’s executive order last summer, this new position is part of an initiative to help “strengthen the Nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans
  • Elementary School Offers Tutoring... Unless You're White

    02/16/2013 5:09:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 2/15/2013 | Bobby Eberle
    Wow! As we strive for a truly colorblind society, it's quite apparent that the ones who hold us back are the ones who scream the loudest about equality. Those on the left blast those on the right, because we just want to recognize people for what they do, not what skin color they have. But, just like Barack Obama plays the race card over and over again, we have another example to point to. This time, it's an elementary school in Denver that offers a tutoring program... unless you are white. As reported by Denver's CBS 4, the tutoring program...
  • Parents Complain About School Ad Excluding Whites From Tutoring Program

    02/14/2013 10:53:34 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 69 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/14/2013
    A school principal said no white children were allowed at an after-school tutoring program, and now some parents call it discrimination. The principal at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora sent a letter telling parents the program is only for students of color. Parents CBS4 talked with said they were shocked to see, in this day and age, what they consider to be segregation. “I was infuriated. I didn’t understand why they would include or exclude certain groups,” said parent Nicole Cox, who is white. Cox’s 10-year-old daughter needs tutoring. After receiving the notice, other parents complained to the school’s principal,...
  • As college student, Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover of Columbia University ROTC office

    10/01/2012 1:58:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders...
  • Black students' group, NAACP file amicus brief in UT case

    08/14/2012 2:07:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | August 13, 2012 | Andrew Messamore
    AUSTIN — African American students at the University of Texas at Austin filed an amicus brief Monday supporting the university's race-inclusive admissions policy, which is under challenge in Fisher vs. Texas, the first Supreme Court case on affirmative action since 2003. Co-authored by the NAACP, the Black Ex-Students of Texas and UT's Black Students Alliance, it was one of several friend-of-the court briefs filed Monday backing UT's admissions system, including one from the Obama administration calling diversity crucial to the missions of the U.S. armed forces and numerous federal agencies. In court documents last week, UT defended its use of...
  • Complaint: Okaloosa schools discriminate against black students

    08/09/2012 6:31:00 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    nwfdailynews ^ | 8/7/2012
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal complaint against the Okaloosa County School District, alleging disciplinary discrimination toward black students. The 22-page document asserts that in the 2010-11 school year, black students accounted for about 47 percent of all in- and out-of-school suspensions, although they made up only 12 percent of the school district’s population. The civil rights organization filed the complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights after more than a year of investigation. “It started with complaints that we received from parents in the Panhandle. We were just hearing all these stories...
  • Undisciplined: The Obama administration undermines classroom order in pursuit of phantom racism.

    08/09/2012 12:02:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2012 | Heather Mac Donald
    In March 2010, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that his department was “going to reinvigorate civil rights enforcement.” The secretary was speaking on the 45th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when state troopers savagely beat and teargassed peaceful voting-rights marchers in Selma, Alabama. Duncan fleetingly acknowledged the racial progress that the nation had made since that shameful era, but he was soon back in the 1960s: “Skeptics sometimes tell me, ‘Slow down.’ They say our agenda to pursue equal opportunity is too ambitious. To them, I simply repeat what Martin Luther King said many years ago: ‘We can’t wait.’...

    08/08/2012 10:21:42 AM PDT · by MrChips · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 8, 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is backing a controversial campaign by progressives to regulate schools’ disciplinary actions so that members of major racial and ethnic groups are penalized at equal rates, regardless of individuals’ behavior. His July 26 executive order established a government panel to promote “a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.” “African Americans lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college-preparatory classes, and they disproportionately experience school discipline,” said the order, titled “White House Initiative On Educational Excellence.” Because of those causes, the...
  • To Be Black at Stuyvesant High

    02/25/2012 12:51:13 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 65 replies · 4+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 25, 2012 | FERNANDA SANTOS
    ... When the bell rings and the school’s 3,295 students spill out of classrooms into the maze of hallways, escalators and stairs like ants in a farm, blacks stand out because they are so rare. Rudi was one of 64 black students four years ago when she entered Stuyvesant, long considered New York City’s flagship public school. She is now one of 40. Asians, on the other hand, make up 72.5 percent of Stuyvesant’s student body (they are 13.7 percent of the city’s overall public school population), a staggering increase from 1970, when they were 6 percent of Stuyvesant students,...
  • In Washington area, African American students suspended and expelled two to five times as * whites

    12/29/2011 3:25:22 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 119 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 28, 2011 | Donna St. George
    Across the Washington area, black students are suspended and expelled two to five times as often as white students, creating disparities in discipline that experts say reflect a growing national problem. An analysis by The Washington Post shows the phenomenon both in the suburbs and in the city, from the far reaches of Southern Maryland to the subdivisions of Fairfax, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. In Washington area, racial gaps in school discipline Study exposes myths about school discipline Most students suspended, expelled at some point Police presence in schools spur Miranda questions View all Items in this Story School...
  • Bias and bigotry in academia

    07/20/2010 3:58:34 AM PDT · by John.Galt2012 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 19, 2010 | Patrick Buchanan
    "To have the same chance of gaining admission as a black student with a SAT score of 1100, a Hispanic student otherwise equally matched in background characteristics would have to have 1230, a white student a 1410, and an Asian student a 1550."
  • Student Group Disbanded After Blacks-Only Field Trip [black-students-only group] [ Profiling ]

    05/10/2010 6:38:06 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 39 replies · 1,121+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5-10-10 | Jana Winter
    The Michigan school district investigating whether an elementary school field trip that excluded white students was illegal has disbanded the black-students-only academic support group that participated in the outing two weeks ago. “We have essentially put it on hold while we wait for the final determination on the investigation into possible violation of the State's Proposal 2,” Ann Arbor School District spokeswoman Liz Margolis told Thirty members of the Dicken Elementary School’s AA Lunch Bunch, a support group designed to bridge the gap in test scores between white and black students, were taken on a field trip two weeks...
  • Field trip for black students sparks controversy at Ann Arbor elementary school

    05/06/2010 12:51:16 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 36 replies · 1,281+ views
    An Ann Arbor elementary school principal used a letter home to parents tonight to defend a field trip for black students as part of his school’s efforts to close the achievement gap between white and black students. Dicken Elementary School Principal Mike Madison wrote the letter to parents following several days of controversy at the school after a field trip last week in which black students got to hear a rocket scientist.
  • Field trip for black students sparks controversy at Ann Arbor elementary school

    05/04/2010 4:06:51 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 50 replies · 1,315+ views
    AnnArbor.Com ^ | 5/3/2010 | David Jesse
    An Ann Arbor elementary school principal used a letter home to parents tonight to defend a field trip for black students as part of his school’s efforts to close the achievement gap between white and black students. Dicken Elementary School Principal Mike Madison wrote the letter to parents following several days of controversy at the school after a field trip last week in which black students got to hear a rocket scientist. “In hindsight, this field trip could have been approached and arranged in a better way," Madison wrote. "But as I reflect upon the look of excitement, enthusiasm and...
  • Field trip for black students sparks controversy at Ann Arbor elementary school

    05/03/2010 9:41:52 PM PDT · by FenwickBabbitt · 56 replies · 2,102+ views ^ | May 3, 2010 | David Jesse
    An Ann Arbor elementary school principal used a letter home to parents tonight to defend a field trip for black students as part of his school’s efforts to close the achievement gap between white and black students. Dicken Elementary School Principal Mike Madison wrote the letter to parents following several days of controversy at the school after a field trip last week in which black students got to hear a rocket scientist. “In hindsight, this field trip could have been approached and arranged in a better way," Madison wrote. "But as I reflect upon the look of excitement, enthusiasm and...
  • Berkeley High May Cut Out Science Labs (Benefits white students- "redesigned" to close gap)

    12/27/2009 10:55:23 AM PST · by civilwar2 · 57 replies · 2,315+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | 12-23-09 | Eric Klein
    The proposal to put the science-lab cuts on the table was approved recently by Berkeley High's School Governance Council, a body of teachers, parents, and students who oversee a plan to change the structure of the high school to address Berkeley's dismal racial achievement gap, where white students are doing far better than the state average while black and Latino students are doing worse.The full plan to close the racial achievement gap by altering the structure of the high school is known as the High School Redesign. It will come before the Berkeley School Board as an information item at...
  • Black Students Told to Pick Cotton as Slavery Lesson

    11/13/2009 2:21:41 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 40 replies · 1,809+ views
    Opposing Views ^ | November 10, 2009
    It seemed like a good idea -- take an elementary school class on a field trip to a historical plantation. But things turned awkward when the tour guide decided to choose black students to demonstrate how slaves were forced to pick cotton. The incident happened last Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina on a visit to the historic Latta Plantation. When the subject turned to slavery, tour guide Ian Campbell, who is black, picked three black students out of the mostly white class to illustrate slaves picking cotton. "I am very enthusiastic about getting kids to think about how people did...
  • Should a white woman win a beauty contest at a Black University?

    10/18/2009 1:39:12 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 34 replies · 1,918+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 10/18/2009 | Moneyrunner
    The answer appears to be "no" according to her fellow students. Who's the racist? (click on the link for the video) We report, you decide.
  • Why Do Hampton U's Black Students Hate White People?

    10/14/2009 10:08:11 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 15 replies · 1,366+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/14/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Hampton University in Virginia made a huge mistake. They took Barack Obama's post racial world idea and, thinking it was already here, anointed a white chick as its "Miss Hampton University" pageant winner. Now some of the black students are mad that the traditionally black university named a white girl as "Miss Hampton U." Ooopsie. I guess we aren't in that era of Obama like we thought we were. I guess we aren't quite done with all that racial strife that we keep hearing about on the news, eh? I hate it when the man... er, the bro... is always...
  • Former foster child in Chicago now a million-dollar scholar

    10/03/2009 10:04:04 AM PDT · by Saije · 13 replies · 908+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/3/2009 | Stephanie Banchero
    Derrius Quarles leans back in his seat and methodically analyzes Aristotle's theory of truth during freshman honors English class at Morehouse College. He strides across campus in a navy blue tailored suit and a bold red sweater handing out business cards that boast "Student/Entrepreneur/Leader." But behind the 19-year-old's dauntless appearance is a past that few on campus know. When Quarles was 5, the state took him away from his mother. He spent his childhood bouncing from home to home before ending up on his own at 17 in an apartment on Chicago's South Side. His arrival at a prestigious, historically...
  • Will ruling hurt blacks' access to top schools?

    09/26/2009 9:05:18 AM PDT · by lex33 · 14 replies · 1,128+ views
    The Chicago Suntimes ^ | September 26, 2009 | MARK J. KONKOL
    September 26, 2009 BY MARK J. KONKOL Staff Reporter/ Will fewer black students get admitted to Chicago's magnet and selective enrollment schools next year? That's the question school watchdogs are asking after a federal judge this week lifted a nearly 30-year-old consent decree ordering the desegregation of Chicago Public Schools. The ruling will likely end the consideration of race as a factor in determining who gets accepted to some of the city's best-performing public schools. "Our primary concern is to ensure there is a fair and equal access to selective enrollment and magnet schools throughout the city," ACLU legal director...
  • Different discipline for kids based on their race WTF?

    09/24/2009 4:13:47 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 41 replies · 2,132+ views
    WND ^ | September 22, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    A school district in Arizona has come under fire after a newspaper columnist highlighted the district's newly adopted racial policy and called it a "two-tiered form of student discipline: one for black and Hispanic students; one for everyone else." "TUSD principals and disciplinarians (assuming such creatures still exist) are being asked to set two standards of behavior for their students," MacEachern commented. "Some behavior will be met with strict penalties; some will not. It all depends on the color of the student's skin."
  • Rich, Black, Flunking (dated, but timely)

    09/21/2009 8:47:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies · 2,770+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | May 21, 2003 | Susan Goldsmith
    Cal Professor John Ogbu thinks he knows why rich black kids are failing in school. Nobody wants to hear it. The black parents wanted an explanation. Doctors, lawyers, judges, and insurance brokers, many had come to the upscale Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights specifically because of its stellar school district. They expected their children to succeed academically, but most were performing poorly. African-American students were lagging far behind their white classmates in every measure of academic success: grade-point average, standardized test scores, and enrollment in advanced-placement courses. On average, black students earned a 1.9 GPA while their white counterparts held...
  • Van Jones: Only ‘Suburban White Kids’ Shoot Up Schools

    Don't know what to say anymore
  • Van Jones: Only "Suburban White Kids" Shoot up Schools

    09/04/2009 3:07:57 PM PDT · by montag813 · 53 replies · 1,429+ views ^ | 09-04-09 | IONS Conversations on the Edge
    Van Jones, once again obsessing about race. What else is new? From IONS Conversations at the Edge, San Fransisco, December 2nd, 2005. "You've never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never. They always say, 'We can't believe it happened here. We can't believe it's these suburban white kids.' It's only them. Now, a black kid might shoot another black kid. He's not going to shoot up the whole school." Of course blacks and Latinos NEVER commit crimes.VIDEO LINK
  • Van Jones : 'We've never seen a Columbine done by a black kid'...

    09/04/2009 2:24:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 79 replies · 2,942+ views
    Breitbart ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 2009 | Breitbart
    "You've never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never. They always say, 'We can't believe it happened here. We can't believe it's these suburban white kids.' It's only them. Now, a black kid might shoot another black kid. He's not going to shoot up the whole school."

    08/23/2009 1:25:13 PM PDT · by curth · 1 replies · 420+ views
    The Blacksphere ^ | August 18, 2009 | Kevin Jackson
    With friends like the Democrats, black people don’t need any enemies. The latest Democrat poster child comes from Missouri, where Governor Jay Nixon delivers metaphorical lashes to his black constituents. As The Beacon reports: “For the first time since 1971, there will be no African-Americans serving on the nine-person board [UM Board of Curators]. Each hails from one of the state’s nine congressional districts, and all require confirmation by the state Senate. There also is a non-voting student representative. The only African-American curator that had been on the board, Cheryl Walker, is officially off now that Nixon on Tuesday named...
  • President of black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha sued over expenses (Michelle's sorority)

    07/30/2009 1:24:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies · 586+ views ^ | 7/30/2009 | Staff
    The president of America's oldest black sorority is being sued over claims she misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars, including spending Ł550,000 on a wax statue of herself. In a lawsuit filed in Washington, members of Alpha Kappa Alpha allege that Barbara McKinzie, their international president, bought designer clothing, jewellery and lingerie with the sorority American Express card. She then redeemed points the purchases earned on the card to buy a big-screen television and gym equipment, the lawsuit said. The wax statue – along with another of AKA's first international president – was commissioned for the National Great Blacks in...
  • Black Frat Inducts Bill Clinton as Honorary Member

    07/10/2009 8:39:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 1,738+ views
    AP Report ^ | July 10th 2009
    Black Frat Inducts Bill Clinton as Honorary Member By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 10, 2009 NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A historically black fraternity has voted to induct former President Bill Clinton as an honorary member. Phi Beta Sigma President Paul Griffin Jr. said Friday that Clinton is the first U.S. president to be inducted into a historically black fraternity. The fraternity voted Tuesday for Clinton's induction at its 95th Anniversary Conclave in New Orleans, La. Stevie Wonder, Al Roker, the Rev. Al Sharpton and jazz musician Ramsey Lewis are also honorary members of Phi Beta Sigma. The fraternity was founded...
  • What's it like to teach black kids?

    07/05/2009 6:16:27 AM PDT · by cyberella · 49 replies · 2,776+ views
    Marty Nemko ^ | June 16, 2009 | Marty Nemko
    Despite almost 50 years of large and accelerating efforts to improve the school achievement of African-American students, the gap between their achievement and that of whites and Asians remains about as large as ever. Yet proposals for what to do about it seem basically unchanged: Spend more money and divert existing money to reduce class size and train teachers better, have more students take a rigorous college prep curriculum, work on improving self-esteem, eliminate ability-grouped classes, use cooperative-learning techniques, and reassign top teachers to schools with a high percentage of African-American students. I have become especially doubtful about whether those...
  • Influx Of Black Students Causes Teachers To Flee

    06/06/2009 2:30:48 PM PDT · by vaper69 · 29 replies · 2,026+ views
    Whoa … this isn’t a study that paints teachers in a positive light, but it doesn’t paint minority students in one either. We’re faced with some tough questions here. Do teachers prefer non-black students, or are black students more difficult for teachers on average? It should be noted that even black teachers are relocating, and it doesn’t completely focus on just black students. Other minorities are discussed as well as economic class.
  • Report: Region may be a hotbed for terrorist recruiting (Police: White Veterans, Black Colleges)

    04/26/2009 3:25:01 AM PDT · by csvset · 30 replies · 1,756+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 26, 2009 | Bill Sizemore
    A new report produced by a branch of the Virginia State Police portrays the state's colleges and universities as potential breeding grounds for terrorism. The 200-page report, intended for distribution to law enforcement, intelligence and military organizations, says "a wide variety of terror or extremist groups" have links to Hampton Roads and singles out the area's two historically black universities for special mention. It also cites the region's "diverse population due to the strong military presence." In addition, it mentions Regent University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia Beach, and a Chesapeake-based anti-abortion group. The report acknowledges that none of...
  • University [of Virginia] community reacts to diversity statistics from [Honor] Committee

    04/14/2009 4:44:34 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 33 replies · 2,714+ views
    Cavalier Daily (University of Virginia) ^ | April 14 2009 | Cameron Feller
    One of the most obvious areas of interest within the statistics were the numbers that dealt specifically with reporting. According to the statistics, a total of 64 cases were brought before the past Committee. Of these cases, 27 reports were brought against white students, 21 against black students, 11 against Asian and/or Asian-American students, four against Latinos and four against students of unknown race. “When I saw [the statistics], I was a little bit surprised at the disproportionate number of minority students reported compared to [white] students,” said Vice Chair for Investigations Mary Siegel, a third-year College student. “Looking at...
  • (Advanced Placement Exam) Report to the Nation

    02/05/2009 5:39:50 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 535+ views
    College Board ^ | February 2009
    ... An equity and excellence gap appears when traditionally underserved students comprise a smaller percentage of the successful student group than the percentage these students represent in the graduating class. For example, if 20 percent of students in a state’s graduating class are African American, true equity and excellence would not be achieved until at least 20 percent of the students scoring 3 or higher on AP Exams are African American. • 18 states have closed the equity and excellence gap for Hispanic or Latino students. • 16 states have closed the equity and excellence gap for American Indian or...
  • U.S. school children need less work, more play (especially Blacks)

    01/26/2009 4:27:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 76 replies · 1,924+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 26, 2009 | Michael Conlon
    All work and no play may be a hazard for some U.S. school children. Researchers reported on Monday that a growing trend of curbing free time at school may lead to unruly classrooms and rob youngsters of needed exercise and an important chance to socialize. A look at more than 10,000 children aged 8 and 9 found better classroom behavior among those who had at least a 15-minute break during the school day compared to those who did not, Dr. Romina Barros and colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York reported. The behavior assessments were general...
  • Augsburg Student Beaten Over GOP Button (Attacked on Election Night by Obama Supporters)

    11/11/2008 7:03:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 49 replies · 517+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | Tuesday, November 11, 2008 | Paul Walsh
    An Augsburg College student and Sarah Palin supporter from Alaska was beaten on Election Night while walking to her dorm and called a racist by a group of four young black women because she had on a McCain/Palin presidential campaign button, authorities and the victim said. Annie Grossmann, a freshman on the college hockey team, suffered a suspected concussion and blurred vision from being punched in the eye but declined medical attention, SNIP Grossmann said she was in a dorm lobby with a handful of fellow Republicans watching the election returns with “a bunch of Democrats around next to me,...
  • Wright rips media in NU talk

    11/09/2008 5:34:03 PM PST · by americanophile · 19 replies · 258+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 7, 2008 | Art Golab
    The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in his first public speech after the election of President-elect Barack Obama, stuck to noncontroversial topics Friday as he addressed 1,200 Northwestern University students as well as members of his congregation at Northwestern University in Evanston. The retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ had been invited by the For Members Only organization, a black student group. FMO member Ayanna Berry said it was to make up for the "unjust action" the university took in rescinding an invitation to Wright to receive an honorary degree earlier this year. Wright led off his remarks by criticizing...
  • Academic fraud in black schools

    07/23/2008 7:12:09 AM PDT · by wintertime · 339 replies · 388+ views ^ | Posted: July 23, 2008 | Walter E. Williams, Ph.D.,
    Hard Times at Douglass High," is an HBO documentary that aired last June. It captured much of the 2004-2005 school year at Baltimore's predominantly black Frederick Douglass High School. The tragedy is that what is seen in the documentary is typical of most predominantly black urban schools. Douglass' students are four to five years below grade level. Most of its ninth-graders read at the third-, fourth- or fifth-grade levels. In 2006, only 24 percent of its students tested proficient in reading, in math just 11 percent, and that's an improvement over previous years. Only one student managed to score above...