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  • Here It Comes: Title Insurance Problems

    09/30/2010 10:26:19 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 29 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | September 30, 2010 | Karl Denninger
    Now we got trouble.I am in receipt of a copy of a bulletin from Old Republic Title in which it states: The Company will not insure title to any property which has been foreclosed by Ally Financial, Ally Bank or GMAC until further notice. Oops.I suspect this is going to spread fast, given that this "wee problem" is NOT specific to GMAC and Ally. In fact, JP Morgan/Chase has reported "similar discrepancies", and then today we had my report on a ruling from a court in which a counterfeit summons was issued not by the court, but by a...
  • Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report

    02/07/2016 10:55:49 AM PST · by DCdude · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/7/2016 | Paul Sperry
    Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a “racial justice” campaign that’s looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached more than $220 million in settlements with several auto lenders since the agency launched its anti-discrimination crusade against the industry in 2013. Several other banks are under active investigation. That’s despite the fact that the CFPB had no actual complaints of racial discrimination — it was all...
  • Obama admin accused of forcing bank to pay baseless racial settlement

    02/08/2016 8:10:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The New York Post had something of an overlooked bombshell report this weekend regarding a settlement reached between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Ally Bank last year. This is a strange story and if it proves true it could seriously affect the reputation and position of the CFPB. The case in question was a very expensive settlement reached between the Bureau and Ally over charges that they engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination in their automotive loan lending practices, denying applications or charging higher fees to minority applicants. But according to some new documentation revealed by the...
  • GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart

    02/06/2016 9:35:20 PM PST · by GunningForTheBuddha · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/06/2016 | Julie Bort and Matt Weinberger
    We've been hearing about a lot of drama going on at $2 billion startup GitHub, the hugely important and popular site used by millions of computer programmers where 10 or more executives have departed in recent months.The more we write about the inner turmoil, the more people step forward to share details and opinions.…"They are trying to control culture, interviewing and firing. Scary times at the company without a seasoned leader. While their efforts are admirable it is very hard to even interview people who are 'white' which makes things challenging," this person said.Sanchez is known for some strong views...
  • Feds Propose Removing 'He' and 'She' from Regulation to 'Avoid the Gender Binary'

    02/05/2016 6:35:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 27, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Labor Department adds 'transgender status, gender identity' to workplace discrimination listThe Department of Labor is seeking to remove the terms "he" and "she" from a regulation prohibiting discrimination in the workforce in an effort to "avoid the gender binary." The agency is also adding "sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity" to the list of types of employment discrimination banned under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. If adopted, the regulation would cost job training centers millions of dollars to change their equal employment opportunity posters to include "gender identity."
  • New Obama regulation: White males lose, lawyers and Democrats win

    02/03/2016 7:39:33 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3 February, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Last Friday, a new regulation was proposed by the Obama administration that will make it harder and more expensive for employers to hire and promote white males, enrich class action lawyers, and do absolutely nothing to accomplish the ostensible goal of raising the pay of women relative to men.
  • Byron Allen Files $10 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit Against Charter

    01/28/2016 4:31:30 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 12 replies
    Multichannel ^ | 1/27/16 | R. Thomas Umstead
    Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks along with the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM) Wednesday filed a $10 billion lawsuit in United States District Court for engaging in “racial discrimination” by not launching African-American owned networks. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday night in filed in United States District Court in Central District of California, comes less than a month after Entertainment Studios settled a similar discrimination lawsuit against AT&T and DirecTV after AT&T signed to carry Entertainment Studios’ portfolio of networks.
  • Remind Me Again--How Is Diversity Our Strength?

    01/11/2016 6:30:58 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 29 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | January 11, 2016 | Benny Huang
    America's air traffic control towers suffer from a stunning lack of diversity--that's the official position of the Obama Administration's FAA, which quietly moved to abolish merit-based testing for air traffic controllers two years ago in an attempt to boost the number of women and minorities in the career field. Blacks and Hispanics apparently don't score as high on the Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT-SAT) exam, the test the FAA once used to judge an applicant's job knowledge. That's not really a shocker, considering the fact that blacks and Hispanics score lower on every standardized test known to man, including...
  • University South Florida Slammed With Discrimination, Twenty Count Lawsuit by Former Registrar

    12/31/2015 6:38:14 PM PST · by Jacob Douglas · 9 replies
    The former Registrar of the University of South Florida, Ms. Angela DeBose, has filed a 20-count lawsuit in the Middle District Court of Florida, alleging discrimination, retaliation, and other serious civil wrongs against the University. In the lawsuit, DeBose named USF Board of Trustees and several top officials, including the University's Provost, Ralph Wilcox. DeBose alleges that all engaged in an "invidious scheme to terminate her" prior to and following her filing complaints with the USF Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity, and later with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The education software company, Ellucian is also named as...
  • Americans Boycott Sam’s Club After CEO’s Racist Comments About White Males

    12/23/2015 12:07:34 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 79 replies
    Madworldnews.com via Gateway Pundit ^ | December 20, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer outraged customers after she admitted to openly discriminating against white males in an interview.Brewer openly admitted to institutionalized racism at Sam's Club during an interview with Yahoo. Mad World News reported: "Rosalind Brewer presides over one of the largest wholesale clubs in America, and apparently, she's a raging liberal, according to Yahoo! Finance. She recently did an interview with CNN and revealed that to her, the color of one's skin is more important than their contribution to the company, and her number one priority is ensuring her corporate team is diverse, rather than the most...
  • University Prof Wants You to Say This Instead of 'Merry Christmas' to Stomp Out ...

    12/23/2015 10:22:27 AM PST · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 23, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Complete Headline: University Prof Wants You to Say This Instead of 'Merry Christmas' to Stomp Out 'Cultural Insensitivity' Instead of saying "merry Christmas" this year, a University of Central Florida political science professor wants you to try out a new phrase: "Happy federal holiday." The professor, Terri Susan Fine, argued in an editorial published in UCF Today that "we show cultural insensitivity both by equating one major holiday with a minor holiday and failing to recognize that diversity includes those who celebrate neither holiday." When you say "merry Christmas" or "happy Chanukah," you're not being "inclusive" enough, according to Fine.
  • Press Yawns As Univ. of Louisville Advertises .. For Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans Only

    12/22/2015 10:44:38 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    News Busters ^ | December 21, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Press Yawns As Univ. of Louisville Advertises Asst. Prof Position For Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans Only [ Full title ]. the University of Louisville placed an ad for a "tenure-track Assistant Professor position" which specified the racial/ethnic makeup of who would be considered eligible. It was removed after appearing for almost two months. ... The ad really really does insist that the position is "a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will be filled by an African American, Hispanic American or Native American Indian." So where is Tom Perez's Department of Labor? Where is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission? (All...
  • Housing policies still pin poor in Baltimore, but some escape to suburbs

    12/18/2015 6:28:15 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/15/15
    Danielle Hill has a secret, one she shares with dozens of other residents of Baltimore public housing. It goes like this: They don't live in the city. Instead, they live in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, in houses purchased by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. Thousands more have moved to the counties with special rent subsidies in a companion program. Hill's family is among nearly 10,000 black women and children who have moved into overwhelmingly white, prosperous suburbs through a court-ordered relocation program designed to combat the intense inner-city segregation and poverty forged by decades of discrimination....
  • Barbra Streisand on Gender Inequality: 'Even Female Mice Are Discriminated Against!'

    12/14/2015 12:32:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 12, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Speaking at an event for women in Los Angeles this week, Barbra Streisand complained that society is so misogynistic, even female laboratory mice are being discriminated against. "Gender discrimination drives me crazy," said the multiple Grammy and Academy award-winning actress and singer. "Women are still treated as second-class citizens when it comes to equal pay in the workplace and equal representation in Congress." [Snip] Streisand, who has made contributions toward heart disease research for nearly three decades, then spoke out about gender inequality in medical research. "Gender inequality even extends to mice in the labs," she said. "They're all male!"...
  • Future victims of NJWhere is the NRA?

    12/07/2015 6:14:36 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 6 replies
    Nj 2nd amendment society ^ | 7-dec-2015 | NJ 2nd amendment society
    undercover video of the discriminatory actions of local government against legal gun owners
  • Avis Car Rental Latest Statement regarding Israeli citizen renting car.

    11/23/2015 12:59:45 PM PST · by machogirl · 152 replies
    11/23/15 | me
    From Avis Facebook, new statement. Guess they Varsity team took over. (much better statement) We have investigated the denial of a rental that recently occurred in Manhattan. We have found that we have been inconsistent in applying our policies with respect to documentation requirements with this customer, who has rented from us in the past without providing a second form of identification. We are committed to providing an outstanding car rental experience to our customers and believe that we should have done better here. We have spoken with the customer and apologized for the misunderstanding that occurred as a result...
  • Teacher: No Legos for Boys

    11/22/2015 10:28:35 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/20/2015 | Staff
    A Bainbridge Island teacher is giving a lesson that has parents on edge. The lesson plan: Boys can't play with Legos. The Bainbridge Island Review reports that Karen Keller, a kindergarten teacher at Blakely Elementary, is tackling the issue of gender equity by not allowing the boys in her class to play with Legos. The Lego-restricted lesson plan doesn't make a whole lot of sense for KIRO Radio's Dori Monson. "If I was a parent of a boy in that class, I'd get them out of there ... we've gone insane in our public schools," he said. "This Bainbridge Island...
  • Israel declares war on Palestinian Red Crescent

    11/14/2015 3:20:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/15 | Nitzan Keidar
    Following reports that a Red Crescent ambulance passed by the site of Friday's deadly terrorist attack and ignored the victims as they lay dying, the Israeli government will be launching an international campaign against the organization, which in principle does not treat Jews - despite being bound to treat all casualties regardless off their identity. Israel's Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency service, by contrast, regularly treats Palestinians. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the foreign ministry to lodge a stern complaint with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, under whose auspices the Red Crescent operates, demanding an...
  • C(olorado)U President Raises Mental Health “Awareness” in Defiance of Mental Health Facts

    11/13/2015 12:32:32 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 9 replies
    Mad in America ^ | November 10, 2015 | Corinna West
    Yesterday the president of the University of Missouri resigned because student pressure and a hunger striker and some faculty in the football team all asked for the president's resignation. The University of Missouri has a long-standing history of racism. Over five years ago one of the students from UM held an open mic in Columbia, Missouri that our organization hosted. Her poem was about racism. Similarly, in our community, the University of Colorado has a long history of discrimination against people with lived experience of recovery from mental health labels. One Colorado advocate has made attempts for over 20 years...
  • Springs Officers Will No Longer Take Fitness Tests After (gender) Discrimination Lawsuit

    11/12/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 11, 2015 | Tom Mustin
    Colorado Springs residents had a lot to say after hearing that Colorado Springs police officers will no longer have to take physical fitness tests this year. "I think it’s a mistake," Mary Jo Piccin told CBS4’s Tom Mustin. "I think the police need to be able to chase down them criminals." Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.
  • We must do more to address racial injustice

    11/09/2015 11:01:25 AM PST · by campg · 59 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 11/9/15 | Jim Wohlpart
    Last Thursday night, more than 100 community members gathered at the Waterloo Center for the Arts for a panel discussion of Racial Justice. The forum engaged the philosophy behind the Black Lives Matter movement and discussed the system of racial injustice here in the Cedar Valley and in the nation. Panel members included the Reverend Abraham Funchess, the Reverend Belinda Creighton-Smith, the Reverend Mary E. Robinson, Public Defender Aaron Hawbaker, and Chief Dan Trelka. As panelists eloquently explained, the Black Lives Matter movement is about reasserting the inherent dignity and respect of a group of people who have been diminished...
  • Christian Daycare Workers Fired for Refusing to Call a Little Girl a Boy (homofacism in Katy Texas)

    11/08/2015 3:01:45 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Nov 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Two daycare workers have been fired for refusing to go along with the center’s transgender agenda. Madeline Kirksey, one of the workers who is an author of a Christian book, says her religious liberty rights have been violated. The two were fired after refusing to call a little girl a boy. The two male parents of a six-year-old little girl told employees at the school to refer to their daughter as a boy, and to call her by a new masculine name. The little girl’s hair had also been cut like a boy’s. Kirksey told Breitbart Texas in an interview,...
  • Religious Accommodation, or Political Favoritism?

    11/03/2015 10:43:28 AM PST · by imardmd1 · 17 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | November 2, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    For the Left, however, "discrimination training" is a rather one-sided affair. Christians have certain beliefs with regard to same-sex marriage, yet when it comes to an accommodation for those beliefs Christians must accommodate homosexuals. Thus when Sweet Cakes bakery shop refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, a ceremony owners Aaron and Melissa Klein insisted was a violation of their religious convictions, the Oregon commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries ordered the couple to pay $135,000 in damages for emotional and mental suffering arising from the denial of service. By contrast, Azucar Bakery, a homosexual-run business...
  • Reading Racial Tea Leaves @ UMD

    10/29/2015 7:49:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 28, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In this era of racial unrest, academic efforts to achieve understanding are welcome. Unfortunately, opportunities to misinterpret abound in academe. “Younger generations have made great strides,” Liam Farrell of the University of Maryland writes in the alumni magazine, Terp. “A cross-country study of 3,000 people 14 to 24 years old by MTV and David Binder Research in 2014 found that more than 90 percent believe everyone should be treated the same regardless of race.” “But that belief is a veneer on more unsettling results: 48 percent of white respondents also believe discrimination against white people is as big a problem...
  • High school football player penalized for pointing to sky after touchdown October 26, 2015

    10/27/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by bushwon · 71 replies
    Eagnews.org ^ | October 26 | Victor Skinner
    MEXICO, N.Y. Mexico High School quarterback Dante Turo believes its God who gives him the strength and abilities to be successful on the football field. The junior team leader often points skyward after big plays as a tribute to the Almighty, and his 73-yard run for a touchdown against Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Oct. 17 was no exception, Syracuse.com reports. The solemn celebration, however, apparently didnt sit well with one referee, who flagged the teen for unsportsmanlike conduct and assessed a 15-yard penalty that ultimately cost his team the game. I was just trying to give glory to God, Turo told the...
  • Shirley Sherrod case settled, now put to bed myth that Breitbarts tape was misleading

    10/09/2015 12:12:08 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 9, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    Shirley Sherrod sued Andrew Breitbart, Larry OConnor and others over a video of Sherrod giving a speech before an NAACP group, in which she recounted how in the distant past when she worked for a state agency, she had discriminated against a white farmer. Breitbarts widow was substituted as a defendant after his death. Sherrod was fired by the US Dept. of Agriculture as a result of their (over)reaction, and despite her clarifications and denials, indicating she had given some help to the farmer, and had learned from the experience to treat people fairly. We have analyzed that original tape,...
  • Allegations of discrimination will cost Fifth Third $18M

    09/29/2015 2:27:21 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 7 replies
    Tribe Live ^ | Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 | Chris Fleisher
    Fifth Third Bank will pay $18 million to settle federal allegations that it discriminated against thousands of black and Hispanic borrowers by charging them a higher interest rate for auto loans than white customers, federal regulators said Monday. The Cincinnati-based bank agreed to pay $3 million to credit card customers, as well as a $500,000 penalty, to resolve a separate case over debt protection coverage that regulators said was deceptively marketed. Fifth Third spokesman Larry Magnesen said the bank, which has 17 branches in Pittsburgh, was pleased to put both of these matters behind us and maintained that it treated...
  • Parents beware: Folsom Street Fair is this weekend

    09/27/2015 4:50:02 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 26, 2015 | Amy Graff
    My oldest daughter and I were walking around San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood on a clear autumn day in search of a mattress store called Keetsa back in 2008. I remember turning a corner and almost bumping into an enormous naked man riding his bicycle on the sidewalk.
  • Bishop Petru (Mustiata): We Are Being Destroyed by Means of Their Non-Discrimination

    09/25/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 09-24-2015 | Bishop Petru (Mustiata)
    Moldova. Orthodox Christians are protesting against the law prohibiting all forms of discrimination The passage of Moldovas anti-discrimination law was one of the requirements laid down by the European Union for the visa liberalization with the EU (visa-free travel of Moldovan citizens within the EU). From the outset, the discussion of this law in the Moldovan Parliament was marked by members of the public expressing mass, stormy protest, as they associated it with the legalization of same-sex marriage and the adoption of children by homosexuals. Nevertheless, on May 25, 2012, the law was passed and on December 26...
  • Office Depot accused of religious discrimination

    09/10/2015 10:29:13 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09/10/2015 | Manya Brachear Pashman
    A Rolling Meadows woman has accused Office Depot of discriminating against her Roman Catholic faith after employees told her running copies of an anti-abortion prayer violated company policy. Karen Denning, a spokeswoman for Office Depot, said company policy prohibits "the copying of any type of material that advocates any form of racial or religious discrimination or the persecution of certain groups of people. It also prohibits copying any type of copyrighted material." "The flier contained material that advocates the persecution of people who support abortion rights," Denning said.
  • These men's rights activists are using a 1950s law to shut down women in tech

    09/09/2015 4:45:23 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September1, 2015 | Alyssa Bereznak
    Stephanie Burns came up with the idea for Chic CEO, a free online platform for female entrepreneurs, in 2008, when she was getting her MBA. Many of her friends had lost jobs in the recession and were asking her for tips on how to start their own businesses. After hosting about 15 friends at her San Diego home to exchange advice, Burns realized there was a market for offering entrepreneurial guidance to women. A year later, she launched her company. Up until 2014, the focus of her work involved providing practical business advice to women in the form of free,...
  • Muslim Flight Attendant Says She Was Suspended For Refusing To Serve Alcohol [Files EEOC Complaint]

    09/05/2015 8:07:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 120 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2015 | Emanuella Grinberg and Carma Hassan
    Muslim Flight Attendant Says She Was Suspended For Refusing To Serve Alcohol By Emanuella Grinberg and Carma Hassan September 5, 2015 (CNN)A Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended by ExpressJet for refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith. In a bid to get her job back, Charee Stanley filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday for the revocation of a reasonable religious accommodation. She wants to do her job without serving alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith -- just as she was doing before her suspension, her lawyer said. "What...
  • CANADA's GOV SUBSIDIZED "MUSLIMS ONLY" HOUSING GIVEN "LICENSE TO DISCRIMINATE"

    08/28/2015 9:30:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/28/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslim Apartheid housing in Canada is apparently not only legal, but even government subsidized. As one wheelchair bound young man found out. According to a letter that arrived at his mothers house last week, Austin Lewis, 21, was removed from the waiting list at the Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace building on Finch Ave. W in North York because he is not a member of their faith. It was mostly confusing, more than anything else, he said. Why would a government segregate its own building? Because they don't want to be accused of Islamophobia? Lewis, who has used a...
  • Toronto man denied subsidized housing for not being Muslim

    08/26/2015 7:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Global News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Sean OShea
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) WATCH ABOVE: At 21, Austin Lewis of Toronto lives his life in a wheelchair. Now, as Sean OShea reports hes also dealing with another obstacle when it comes to getting a subsidized apartment: he has the wrong religion. TORONTO A disabled Toronto man had his name removed from the waiting list of a subsidized city apartment because he does not meet the main criteria for living there: being Muslim. It doesnt make any sense; I lived in Texas, that doesnt make sense even there, said Austin Lewis, 21, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Lewis is...
  • Newly Released Emails Said to Exonerate Lerner [semi-satire]

    08/16/2015 3:07:25 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    A newly released batch of emails from Lois Lerner, former IRS official in charge of denying conservative groups the same tax-free status as left-leaning groups, is said to have largely exonerated her of charges of unwarranted discrimination. Attorney General Loretta Lynch cited email content in which Lerner referred to conservative groups as evil and dishonest as fundamentally exculpatory. As a public servant, Ms. Lerner was certainly within her rights and duties to block the misuse of tax-exempt status to groups that in her mind posed a genuine danger to the government. While conservatives might be expected to disagree with her...
  • The Teen Who Exposed a Professors Myth [About Anti-Irish Discrimination]

    08/04/2015 6:21:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 69 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/1/2015 | Ben Collins
    The Internet has been buzzing about how discrimination against the Irish was a myth. All it took was a high schooler to prove them wrong. Rebecca Fried had no intention of preserving the record of a persecuted people whose strife was ready to be permanently written off in the eyes of history as exaggerated, imagined, or even invented. That's because Rebecca was too busy trying to get through the 8th grade. In 2002, University of Illinois-Chicago history professor Richard J. Jensen printed No Irish Need Apply: A Myth of Victimization. His abstract begins: Irish Catholics in America have a vibrant...
  • 2016 Presidential Candidates: Jeb Bush Talks About Discrimination of 'Dark-Skinned' Son

    08/02/2015 7:40:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Selena Hill
    Unlike 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, who has condemned Latino immigrants, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has taken a starkly different approach in his presidential campaign by actively trying to reach out and embrace the Latino community. In an interview with Telemundo, Bush opened up about the discrimination that his half-Hispanic son, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, experienced as a child due to his olive complexion. According to the 2016 hopeful, who is fluent in Spanish and married to a Mexican woman named Columba, his son faced teasing because of his skin color. "I know your three sons...
  • Rubio: US has 'long' and 'painful' history of discrimination

    07/31/2015 7:37:08 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 65 replies
    AP ^ | July 27 2015 | Bill Barrow
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) The United States must acknowledge a "painful, complicated" history of racial discrimination that still affects many minorities, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said Monday between campaign speeches in South Carolina. Rubio told reporters that "decades and decades of discriminatory practices" have yielded a lack of economic opportunity for many minorities and sour relationships between law enforcement and minority communities, particularly African-Americans. "It's important for us to confront these issues because we can't fulfill our promise as a nation if we have a significant percentage of the population feeling as if the American dream is out of...
  • The Supreme Court says housing lawsuits charging discrimination no longer need proof

    06/28/2015 2:09:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2015 | Robert Knight
    Remember when Barney Frank insisted in 2003 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not in a crisis, and I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation toward subsidized housing?As chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, former Rep. Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, helped defeat Bush administration proposals to rein in the two federal loan giants. The housing market crashed in 2008 on thousands of bad subprime home loans, triggering the Great Recession, from which this nation still has not recovered.Well, its time to roll the dice again. According to the 5-4 majority opinion at...
  • THOUSANDS PROTEST PLAN TO CONVERT CATHOLIC HOSPITAL CHAPEL INTO ISLAMIC PRAYER ROOM

    06/29/2015 11:39:22 PM PDT · by Lil Flower · 24 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 29, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    Nearly 5,000 people have signed a petition protesting a proposal to turn a Catholic hospital chapel into a Muslim prayer room.
  • Obama's 'Disparate Impact' Witch Hunt Vs. Banks Gets Surprise Court Blessing

    06/26/2015 4:05:55 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 18 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 06/25/2015 | [editors]
    Civil Rights: The Supreme Court has given the White House license to water down, if not destroy, virtually every standard dealing with housing. There's nothing stopping its push for affirmative-action lending and zoning. In a shocking 5-4 decision, the high bench ruled that housing- and lending-discrimination lawsuits based on no proof other than statistics showing different outcomes by minority groups are within the bounds of civil-rights law. It agreed with housing-rights zealots that zoning and underwriting policies that have a harmful effect or disparate impact on minorities are illegal, even if that harm is unintentional. Sometime-conservative Anthony Kennedy...
  • Court Rules that Disparate Outcomes Equal Discrimination [semi-satire]

    06/28/2015 11:27:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that victims of discrimination need not prove intent, disparate outcomes alone are evidence of illegal discrimination. In a case where lending practices of banks were being contested, Justice Anthony Kennedy swept aside any need to show conscious intent to discriminate. A bank may assert that ability to repay a loan is an objective criterion for making a loan, and so it would seem on the surface. But what if the ability to repay is unequally distributed along racial lines? That would mean that more whites than Blacks would receive loans. Thats...
  • Gay rights supporters push beyond marriage to broader legal protections

    06/28/2015 4:36:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2015 | Paul Kane, The Washington Post |
    Fresh off their biggest legal victory, gay rights supporters began to expand their efforts beyond same-sex marriage to a broad push to rewrite civil rights law and extend protections to other personal and financial actions. A liberal coalition spanning gay rights groups and traditional African-American leaders turned its attention to a new legislative bid to outlaw discrimination against homosexuals in employment, housing, financial dealings and other regular actions not protected under the Supreme Court's ruling declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right. "You can be married on Saturday, post your pictures on Instagram on Sunday and fired from your job on...
  • .. Physician expelled from staff for telling the truth about homosexual behavior .."

    06/26/2015 6:14:51 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 46 replies
    Mass Resistance ^ | June 21, 2015 | unknown
    On March 30, a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), expelled a well-respected urologist from its medical staff because he voiced concerns about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospitals aggressive promotion of gay pride activities. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a sprawling hospital complex in Boston. People trust the medical profession to protect them on both the personal and public health levels. But in recent years, a nightmare has taken hold. Now, a medical doctor is being expelled from his hospital for telling the politically-incorrect truth about a...
  • China lashes out at US racial bias in human rights report

    06/26/2015 8:28:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2015
    BEIJING (AP) -- Racial discrimination and police abuses are rife in the United States, China's Cabinet said Friday, in a report intended as a counterpoint to U.S. criticism of Beijing's own human rights record. The report issued by the State Council Information Office cited the killing of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and other cases in which African-Americans were shot and killed by white police officers....
  • Dem voting bill targets states with 'record of racial discrimination'

    06/25/2015 2:03:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jordain Carney
    Democrats have rolled out a proposal that would restore a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down in 2013. The bill, introduced by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), would establish a new formula to determine which state and local governments are required to get approval before changing their voting laws. Under the legislation, states that have a "record of racial discrimination" within the past 25 years would need federal approval to change their voting laws, according to a fact sheet from Leahy's office. The proposal would also allow...
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    06/24/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence. As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were erased, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The revelation is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. George...
  • Father's Day: a celebration of discrimination?(satire)

    06/21/2015 6:43:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 6-21-15 | Konservative_Punk
    Several special interest groups have come together to protest Father's Day as a day of discrimination, as it allegedly stacks the deck against those women who are unable to become fathers, as well against those men who have chosen not to. "It's like an annual poke in the eye," said one concerned citizen, who did not wish to be self-identified as a member of any particular orientation nor gender. "As Michelle Obama recently said, the time has come to reconsider our traditions and reexamine our historical perspectives in order to accommodate this new generation who may not wish to glorify...
  • Black Rachel Dolezal: Whites shouldnt discuss racism

    06/21/2015 3:48:00 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 18, 2015 | Dave Huber
    As if the case of Rachel Dolezal couldnt get any sillier, anti-racism activist Tim Wise says that the black former NAACP chapter president once tried to stop him from speaking at Eastern Washington University because white folks cant speak with any legitimacy to issues of racism. Dolezal was a part-time professor at the college.
  • For Leftists, It's Open Season on Christians

    06/16/2015 5:13:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    If you doubt that Christians are fair game for ridicule by the cultural left, take a look at the hit piece on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia by Jeffrey Tayler for Salon. I can't decide which is worse, the title or the subtitle. The title: "Antonin Scalia is unfit to serve: A justice who rejects science and the law for religion is of unsound mind." The subtitle: "The justice claims to be an originalist, but his real loyalty is to religion and a phony man in the sky." The writer is trying to be cute, but don't conclude that any...