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  • Judge Denies Brooklyn Diocese Injunction Against NY Coronavirus Restrictions

    10/23/2020 3:48:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    CNA Staff, Oct 19, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- A federal court ruled against the Diocese of Brooklyn on Friday in its case against new coronavirus restrictions which impose local limits on Mass attendance. The diocese had sued the state of New York on Oct. 8 over new public health restrictions that limited the size of gatherings in certain “hot spots” around the state, or localities where the new coronavirus has been spreading. Certain churches in Brooklyn and Queens were effectively limited to holding 10 or 25 people for indoor Masses, under the new rules. On Friday, a federal...
  • Microsoft board is looking for women and minorities for pool of candidates who could someday replace CEO Satya Nadella

    10/20/2020 9:53:42 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 37 replies
    Microsoft has stated repeatedly said it’s committed to boosting diversity. Now the company has strengthened that commitment by pledging it will seek minority candidates who could one day take the place of CEO Satya Nadella. “The board is committed to actively seeking highly qualified women and individuals from minority groups to include in the pool of potential CEO candidates,” Microsoft said in its annual proxy statement on Monday. The board handles CEO succession planning, including identifying both internal and external candidates and coming up with plans to develop internal candidates, according to the filing.
  • Justice Clarence Thomas Wants To Revisit Social Media Site Immunity

    10/14/2020 4:43:07 PM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    OAN ^ | October 14, 2020 | OAN
    A Supreme Court justice has urged his colleagues to tackle the issue of immunity for social media platforms. On Tuesday, Justice Clarence Thomas asked the court to consider scaling back Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The section in question has served as a shield for social media companies, protecting them from content users upload to their platforms. When it comes to content posted on their sites, these companies have argued they are more like distributors of information than publishers. In most cases, the legislation grants immunity from legal prosecution, should a user post content that is deemed illegal...
  • Why does Facebook discriminate against gays? Why does it put them in a special class, telling them they must remain gay even if they want to change?

    10/14/2020 10:06:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/14/2020 | Michael Brown
    Why does Facebook treat gays unfairly? Why does it put them in a special class, telling them they must remain gay even if they want to change? Why does Facebook suppress the stories of those who have changed – and are much happier for it – rather than give them the space to choose for themselves? You might say, “Are you crazy? You have this all wrong. Facebook is standing with the gay community, protecting them from hate speech and exposing ‘conversion therapy’ as dangerous. That’s why Facebook has removed the pages of so-called ‘ex-gay’ organizations.” Of course, I’m quite...

    10/08/2020 6:35:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Powerline ^ | October 8,2020 | BY PAUL MIRENGOFF
    The Department of Justice has sued Yale University for race and national origin discrimination in undergraduate admissions. The DOJ alleges that Yale’s discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants, in particular most Asian and White applicants. According to the complaint, Yale engages in racial balancing by, among other things, keeping the annual percentage of African-American admitted applicants to within one percentage point of the previous year’s admitted class as reflected in U.S. Department of Education data. The complaint alleges similar racial balancing with regard to Asian-American applicants. It also alleges that Yale injures applicants and students because its...
  • A bike company offers Black customers reparations in the form of a discount

    10/06/2020 3:58:02 PM PDT · by nycteacher · 85 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | October 6, 2020 | Ethan Wolff-Mann
    As companies grapple with their roles in contributing to racial equality and inequality, diversity and inclusion programs have taken on more importance in the corporate world. But in retail, one well-regarded bicycle brand led by an industry legend is innovating a more direct approach to address racial inequality: reparations in the form of a 45% discount for Black customers.
  • Good Catholics, Bad Catholics, and White Colonizers

    10/02/2020 11:01:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 2, 2020 | Jeff Davidson
    I grew up surrounded by Catholics, although I am not one. In junior high and high school, because my last name begins with the letter "D," I'd be seated near a Defeo, Degruttola, Deloreto, Dicorletto, DeNapoli, and Donatelli, as well as a Gozzo, Maglieri, Montineri, Petrucelli, Picozzi, Spera, and so on. All guys, Italian descent, and all Catholic. Some became decades-long friends with whom I am regularly in touch.   Also in junior high and high school – a McCormack, Murtaugh, O’Loughlin, Newlands, and Wain. All female, English or Irish descent, and all Catholic. From an early age, my world...
  • On the Proposal Not to Vaccinate the Aged for COVID-19

    10/02/2020 9:29:18 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 30 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 09/21/20 | Dr. Barbara Pfeffer Billauer
    When we become evaluated by group/class, we lose our humanity In making triage decisions involving allocation of scare resources, I suggest the approach needs to be holistic, encompassing ethical constructs legal principles, and public health practice. In more global terms, the question of who should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine might be couched in terms of individual rights (including autonomy) versus a collaborative justice, doing “right” for society writ large. Bioethically speaking, I would prefer a more nuanced paradigm as articulated in the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.
  • Merit on the Ropes (excellence is institutional racism)

    09/27/2020 6:15:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | Asra Q. Nomani & Max Eden
    Last year, students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, one of the nation’s most prestigious public schools, marked a map hanging in a hallway with their families’ far-flung places of origin: from Seoul to Beijing to Hyderabad. Twenty years ago, 70 percent of TJ students were white; today, 79 percent are minority, most from Asian immigrant families. TJ is a testament to American meritocracy’s melting pot—but last week, Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand announced a plan to reduce the number of Asian students at this selective high school. In a four-hour online...
  • Black pregnant women in San Francisco will get $1000 a month, and for up to two years after birth!

    09/15/2020 7:35:59 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 60 replies
    Yahoo via Miami Herald ^ | September 15, 2020 | Summer Lin
    Mayor London Breed on Monday introduced the Abundant Birth Project, which will give a basic income supplement to 150 Black and Pacific Islander women during pregnancy. They’ll get $1,000 a month through their pregnancy and for the first six months postpartum, “with a goal of eventually providing a supplement for up to two years post-pregnancy,” the mayor announced. “Providing guaranteed income support to mothers during pregnancy is an innovative and equitable approach that will ease some of the financial stress that all too often keeps women from being able to put their health first,” Breed said in a statement. “The...
  • For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies.

    09/14/2020 11:39:03 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 20 replies
    U Chicago ^ | U Chicago
    The English department at the University of Chicago believes that Black Lives Matter, and that the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks matter, as do thousands of others named and unnamed who have been subject to police violence. As literary scholars, we attend to the histories, atmospheres, and scenes of anti-Black racism and racial violence in the United States and across the world. We are committed to the struggle of Black and Indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality. For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English...
  • Trump should challenge Biden and Harris to denounce California’s Proposition 16

    09/02/2020 8:49:36 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 2, 2020 | Allan J. Favish
    President Donald Trump should immediately begin using a California ballot proposition as a springboard for making the evil of racial discrimination and preferences a part of his national campaign. In doing so, Trump should invoke Martin Luthor King, Jr.’s heroic campaign for civil rights.
  • 'Discrimination and Disparities' by Thomas Sowell, a Book Review

    09/01/2020 9:52:49 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 3 replies
    Owlcation ^ | November 13, 2018 | Tamara Wilhite
    “Discrimination and Disparities” is a 2018 book by Thomas Sowell. While it addresses racism and class bias, it delves into many other disparities and forms of discrimination. It discusses the literal social and economic costs of disparities and actual discrimination while explaining how most disparities are not due to actual discrimination. What are the points in favor and against this Thomas Sowell book? What can you learn from this book that hasn’t been addressed in his many other works?
  • Black Homeowners Face Discrimination in Appraisals

    08/26/2020 12:29:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    NYT ^ | 08 25 2020 | Debra Kamin
    Abena and Alex Horton wanted to take advantage of low home-refinance rates brought on by the coronavirus crisis. So in June, they took the first step in that process, welcoming a home appraiser into their four-bedroom, four-bath ranch-style house in Jacksonville, Fla. The Hortons live just minutes from the Ortega River, in a predominantly white neighborhood of 1950s homes that tend to sell for $350,000 to $550,000. They had expected their home to appraise for around $450,000, but the appraiser felt differently, assigning a value of $330,000. Ms. Horton, who is Black, immediately suspected discrimination. The couple’s bank agreed that...
  • Professor Prohibits Students From Criticizing Abortion and Black Lives Matter (Iowa State U)

    08/19/2020 10:25:53 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 57 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 18, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    School says the policy violates the First Amendment A university professor said that she will dismiss students from her class if they argue against abortion or the Black Lives Matter movement. Iowa State University professor Chloe Clark released a syllabus for a 200-level English class instructing students that they cannot argue against abortion, Black Lives Matter, and a number of other leftwing causes. It includes a "GIANT WARNING" that contradicting certain viewpoints may result in dismissal from class. "Any instances of othering … are grounds for dismissal from the classroom," the syllabus obtained by Young America's Foundation reads. "The same...
  • ‘Two Can Play The Same Game’: Trump Fires Back At Goodyear For Reported Ban On MAGA Gear

    08/19/2020 11:02:59 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 20 August 2020 | VIRGINIA KRUTA
    President Donald Trump lashed out at automotive giant Goodyear after the company reportedly announced a “zero tolerance” policy for MAGA gear. “Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!),” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. Donald J. Trump: "Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES - They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game,...
  • Trump Nails Goodyear After They Endorse BLM and BAN ‘Blue Lives Matter‘ and MAGA as ‘Hate Speech‘

    08/19/2020 8:09:55 AM PDT · by montag813 · 147 replies
    24News ^ | 08-19-2020 | Joe Callen
    by Joe Callen As 24News reported Tuesday, a leaked mandated "diversity training" training session from Goodyear branded “Blue Lives Matter,” “All Lives Matter” and “MAGA” attire “unacceptable,” while deeming Black Lives Matter and LGBT slogans to be “acceptable.” The leaked slide is of their “zero tolerance” policy towards support for police or conservative values, making clear which opinions are allowed and which aren’t. Under acceptable: Black Lives Matter (BLM), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride. Listed as unacceptable: Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, MAGA Attire, Political Affiliated Slogans or Material. According to a report from WIBW, the person who took the...
  • The Dangerous Consequences of Putting Race First

    08/18/2020 7:18:48 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 3 replies
    wsj ^ | 17 Aug 2020 | Gerard Baker
    To invite Americans to place such emphasis on race and the various grievances and privileges that flow from it is to sow division as effectively as any racist trope about immigrants or minorities. ...Ms. Harris has evidently now found it in her heart to forgive Mr. Biden, ... Only a cynic would suggest her motives stem from anything other than a belated and welcome recognition of the power of togetherness. ...It seems that the university founded by one of the most viciously cruel 17th-century slave owners has been trying to expiate its original sin in part by favoring candidates from...
  • DOJ Accuses Yale Of Discrimination Against Asians And Whites

    08/14/2020 1:38:06 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-14-2020 | Tom Ciccotta
    The DOJ accused Yale University on Thursday of discriminating against Asian and White applicants in its admissions process. In 2019, Harvard University went to trial over allegations that it had discriminated against Asian applicants in its admissions process, ultimately prevailing against charges of discrimination. According to a report by the New York Times, Yale is currently facing an investigation by the Justice Department over practices that the government alleges are discriminatory against Asian-Americans and White Americans. In a letter sent to Yale, assistant attorney general Eric S. Dreiband claimed that Yale data suggests that Asian and White applicants have a...
  • DOJ Accuses Yale University of Illegally Discriminating Against White and Asian Students

    08/13/2020 6:49:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/13/2020 | Rick Moran
    After a two-year investigation, the Department of Justice (DOJ) claimed that Yale University has illegally discriminated against “dozens of white and Asian” students in its admission process. “There is no such thing as a nice form of race discrimination,” said Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Eric Dreiband. The investigation revealed that Yale “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit.” While the findings come as no surprise to most college-age kids who are white or Asian and are looking to get into Ivy League schools, it’s...