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  • Desperate search continues for kidnapped California girl

    05/28/2016 6:35:04 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Carter Evans
    Dozens of people fanned out Saturday to continue looking for a 15-year-old California girl who was abducted by a 19-year-old man, later shot dead by police. Search teams are focusing on an area near the Northern California town of Jenner. It's about 65 miles from where a witness saw Pearl Pinson abducted at gunpoint from a pedestrian bridge near her home in the Bay Area community of Vallejo on Wednesday morning. "She was forced into that car," Rose Pinson said through tears Friday, desperate to find her younger sister.
  • Spike in crime in Las Vegas spurs search for causes, cures

    05/27/2016 10:15:57 AM PDT · by mowowie · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 3:14 AM EDT | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- From shootings on the Strip to the killing of a liquor store clerk who couldn't open a safe to an April weekend that saw five slayings in separate cases, crime is spiking in the shadows in Las Vegas - and spurring questions about causes and cures. The local sheriff, police union officials and district attorney have various theories about what's behind the body count: 64 homicides by the end of April, compared with 29 killings after the first four months of 2015; 75 slayings as of Wednesday, compared with 45 by the same date last year.
  • Who Pays For “Diversity”?

    05/26/2016 8:53:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While The Donald hits the hustings talking, yea, bellowing, about the jobs America has lost, academia has actually added to its payrolls, but kept mum about who is picking up the tab. "The number of jobs in higher education expanded in 2016 at the highest growth rate for the first quarter in three years," according to Higher Ed Jobs.com. Two emerging professions servicing the academic community are Title IX advisers and diversity consultants. The former show university employees how not to run afoul of the federal law which was originally intended to bar discrimination by gender that has morphed into...
  • 22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis

    05/17/2016 8:51:07 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2016 | by Michael Patrick Leahy
    One of every five refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for latent tuberculosis in 2014, ... More than 70,000 refugees have been resettled in the United States annually for the past three decades by the federal government. It’s not just tuberculosis being brought in by these resettled refugees. Measles, whooping cough, diptheria, and other diseases that were on their way to eradication are also coming in across the borders of the United States. A recent outbreak of measles in Memphis, Tennessee, a center for refugee resettlement, began at a local mosque, ... The alarming public health...
  • FBI Asks For Help Investigating Rampant Female Genital Mutilation (Clitoridectomy)

    05/15/2016 5:10:26 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 5/14/2016 | Pamela Geller
    The gruesome practice of female genital mutilation is at record highs in America due to the influx of Muslim immigrants. The FBI is asking for help in investigating these vicious acts of misogyny. But at the same time, the FBI goes out of its way to say that it is not Islamic in practice — dhimmis even in this. But they need help, because the Muslim community is very secretive and protective of this ghastly custom. Muslim Immigration Puts Half a Million U.S. Girls at Risk of Genital Mutilation. Female genital mutilation (FGM) or clitoridectomy is an Islamic tradition, rampant...
  • California ballot measure blamed for shoplifting jump

    05/14/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 14, 2016 | AP
    Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1˝ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells (...). "It's just pretty much open season," Lutz said. "They'll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door." Anything below $950 keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no pursuit and no punishment, say retailers and law enforcement officials.
  • Headless body found in Brazoria County

    05/13/2016 5:03:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Authorities say a headless body was found in a pickup parked at the Austin Bayou Boat Ramp on FM 2004 in Brazoria County. ... The victim has since been identified as Jubal Dee Alexander from Port Arthur. The Brazoria County Sheriff's Office says a caller reported what appeared to be a deceased person in a blue Chevrolet pickup truck parked at the ramp.... ...after an extensive search, his head was never located. Positive identification was made through fingerprint analysis.
  • Border Patrol Finds 37 Illegal Immigrants in House Featuring Shrine to ‘Goddess of Death’

    05/12/2016 3:09:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2016 | 9:58 AM EDT
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection said yesterday that Border Patrol agents on Monday found “37 illegal immigrants” in a house in southern Texas that featured a shrine to “La Santa Muerte” or the “goddess of death.” “Border Patrol agents along with Texas Department of Public Safety troopers conducted a traffic stop on a known smuggler which led to the discovery of the stash house,” CBP said in a release published on Wednesday. “After obtaining consent to search the residence, agents found 37 individuals inside. Among them were three juveniles from Mexico and Honduras.” …
  • FAA’s bid to expand air traffic hiring pool hits turbulence

    05/11/2016 9:54:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Newsday. ^ | April 24, 2016 | Candice Ruud
    Before the FAA changed the hiring protocol in 2014, the majority of new air traffic control hires had served as controllers in the military or graduated from an FAA-approved Collegiate Training Initiative program — resulting in associate’s or bachelor’s degrees — and were given preference in hiring because of that experience. ... Since 2014, any applicants with aviation degrees or military service are now on equal footing with people without any experience, because the first step to being hired means passing the questionnaire. In some cases, applicants with no experience are passing the questionnaire while those with academic training degrees...
  • Restaurant owner caught butchering wild hog in Pearland alley

    05/11/2016 7:01:50 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 58 replies
    KTRK Houston ^ | 5-11-2016
    PEARLAND (KTRK) -- The owner of a Pearland business is under fire after a photo showing him butchering a hog in the alley behind his restaurant surfaced on social media. Jimmy Chi, the owner of Tose Steak and Sushi, says the wild hog was given to him by a friend. "It was a wild hog my friend gave me. They went on a hunting trip that I promised them I was going to go on and I didn't. So they shot a couple hogs and gave me one," Chi said. A customer took the photo and posted it to his...
  • Scripps: The Most Racist College in America

    05/09/2016 8:37:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Students urged to feel good about hating white people White people are worthy of hatred and no one should feel bad for hating them, incoming freshmen are told at the all-female, ultra-politically correct Scripps College in southern California, making it probably the worst and most racist undergraduate school in the United States. “Anger is a legitimate response to oppression, as is sadness, fear, frustration, exhaustion, and a general distaste or hatred of white people,” write the student authors of the Unofficial Scripps College Survival Guide. The 217-page exercise in PC brainwashing is supposed to help new students adjust to Scripps...
  • Kerry: Diverse graduating class is 'Trump's worst nightmare'

    05/06/2016 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 6:46 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday their diversity is “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” and it’s their job to confront global issues ranging from terrorism to climate change. […] “You really do look spectacular,” Kerry told the (Northeastern University) graduates. “I want you to just look around you. Classmates from every race, religion, gender, shape, size. Eighty-five countries represented and dozens of languages spoken. You are the most diverse class in Northeastern’s history. In other words, you are Donald Trump’s worst nightmare.” […] A Department of State spokesman said Kerry’s comment about Trump was only a...
  • SFPD officer arrested, accused of lying on DMV documents

    05/02/2016 7:42:53 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 30,2016 | Jenna Lyons
    A San Francisco police officer was arrested and suspended without pay Friday after a months-long investigation into allegations he made “false representations” on his Department of Motor Vehicles confidentiality form, authorities said.Saqib Aslam, 29, of South San Francisco was charged with felony counts of filing a false document and perjury, officials in the district attorney’s office said.Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman, said Aslam put down someone else’s information on a DMV INV 32 form. An INV 32, according to the California DMV website, allows qualified persons, along with their spouses and children, to ask for “home address confidentiality on...
  • Four Out Of Five Criminals In European Capital Are Foreigners

    04/29/2016 9:18:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 26 Apr 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Danish police are being stretched by a migrant crime wave in capital Copenhagen as foreign outlaws “flock” to the city in ever greater numbers. Latest crime figures for 2015 obtained by Danish newspaper MetroXpress reveal that of 2,633 criminals who went before a judge, 2,049 were foreigners, some four fifths. This proportion — 78 per cent — is up from 65 per cent eight years ago. Although crime is low in Denmark compared to many other European countries, it has struggled with problems imported from abroad through Europe’s open borders Schengen agreement. ... These latest figures will add credence to...
  • How a 'parenting arms race' is causing kids to grow up segregated (Where all the White Folk At?)

    04/28/2016 10:16:15 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 59 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 4-27-2016 | Jessica Mendoza
    “Most parents want to do right by their kids, and one way they can do that is to try to live somewhere with better school options,” says Ann Owens, the study’s author and an associate professor at USC’s sociology department. “But as income inequality has increased, higher-income parents have more resources to live where they want to live, while those with lower incomes have less.” While less pernicious than the racism that led to segregated schools and the “white flight” of the 1970s, the findings lead to a troubling conclusion: that children face greater and growing stratification in neighborhood settings...
  • BBC asks staff to disclose details of family income, to address middle class bias

    04/28/2016 3:08:54 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 33 replies
    UKTelegraph ^ | 4/27/16
    BBC staff will be asked to disclose details of their family income and upbringing, as part of new plans to ensure that the corporation is not dominated by the middle classes. The BBC will announce today that all new employees will be asked to answer a range of questions about their socio-economic background, including whether they were entitled to free school meals as a child, which the broadcaster says will allow it work out whether its workforce reflects modern Britain. The BBC has faced pressure from ministers, during the ongoing talks over the corporation’s new royal charter, to increase the...
  • Students demand UW raise sports ticket prices to fund diversity efforts

    04/27/2016 3:49:43 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    University of Wisconsin Madison students demanded more funding for diversity initiatives at an open forum Monday night, even though the administration has already succumbed to many of their previous demands. One student at the forum, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, suggested that the university raise ticket prices for athletic events in order to help fund opportunities for disadvantaged students.
  • British Columnist Makes Fun of Obama's 'Absurd' Town Hall in London

    04/26/2016 11:56:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 26, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Conservative columnist and provocateur Richard Littlejohn poked fun at President Obama Monday after he hosted a town hall in London that was a bit heavy on the "diversity" and political correctness for his taste. The audience for the event, which was held on Saturday, was reportedly chosen by the American Embassy and "appeared heavily weighted to appease the ‘diversity’ brigade," according to Littlejohn. "Take another look at the audience at Barack Obama’s ‘town hall’ meeting in London," Littlejohn invited Daily Mail readers. "Is this a portrait of Britain you recognise?" I know we are ordered to celebrate ‘diversity’ at all...
  • At West Point, It’s Goodbye Grant and Lee, Hello Ali Baba

    04/25/2016 12:12:02 PM PDT · by pboyington · 35 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It really is something absurd every day now. Every day there is another story in the news about the careening, off the rails, flaming train wreck called the US military, courtesy of the Obama Administration and willing lackeys in the Pentagon. This time the social engineering culprits are at West Point; you know the place that produced military superstars like Lee, Pershing, Patton, MacArthur and Schwarzkopf. A recent story several days ago mentioned a West Point field trip to Jersey City, so that cadets could learn about Jersey City’s diverse cultural groups. The cadets spent time with Muslim groups, among...
  • Cultural Identity Theft (alarming statistics)

    04/25/2016 5:55:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 20, 2016 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    A recent New York Times article revealed that 90 percent of teens in the predominantly Muslim districts of Molenbeek and Schaerbeek think of the Brussels terrorists as heroes. The main thing to notice here is not that these youth have warped values (which they do), but that their heroes are people who are willing to die for what they believe. Which means that some of these young people are likely willing to die for the same beliefs. Meanwhile, a test given to thirteen-year-olds in an Italian middle school revealed that 90 percent of them would convert to Islam if...
  • Interior Secretary Laments: Still No Nat'l Park or Monument Marking 'Struggle for LGBT Rights'

    04/21/2016 9:31:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | Susan Jones
    "For too long, our national parks have ignored important parts of our nation's story," and that includes the "struggle for LGBT rights," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday in a speech marking National Park Week. Jewell noted that people like César Chávez, Harriet Tubman and the Buffalo Soldiers now have their contributions to this country "rightfully recognized" through the national park system.
  • NY Times Bosses Warn Managers: Meet Diversity Goals or Get Fired

    04/17/2016 9:13:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 17, 2016 | 10:11 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple reports that The New York Times is getting very serious about diversity goals in recruiting, hiring, and promoting. Chief Executive Mark Thompson raised eyebrows at a gathering of managers on the business and news sides of the newspaper. According to three Wemple sources, “Supervisors who fail to meet upper management’s requirements in recruiting and hiring minority candidates or who fail to seek out minority candidates for promotions face some stern consequences: They’ll be either encouraged to leave or be fired.” …
  • African American businessman: ‘Donald Trump is not a racist, guys’

    04/17/2016 12:17:57 AM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 12 replies
    Washing Post ^ | 4/16/16 | Vanessa Williams
    The National Diversity Coalition for Trump is not very large, but it is indeed diverse. The group’s Web page features a technicolor photo gallery of men and women from many backgrounds: Vietnamese, Arab, Muslim, Indian, Turkish Cuban and Mexican American — even a Sikh man wearing a turban printed with Donald Trump’s signature slogan, “Make America Great Again.” If such a group’s existence seems improbable given the ­Republican presidential front-runner’s attacks on undocumented immigrants and Muslims — and his deep unpopularity among women and minorities — Georgia businessman Bruce LeVell believes that is because people don’t really know the man....
  • Exclusive: Army approves first 22 female officers for ground combat jobs

    04/15/2016 3:29:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    USATODAY | April 15, 2016 | Jim Michaels
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  • The Re-Education Camps We Call Universities

    04/15/2016 8:54:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 15, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The totalitarian attitude on campus hit me in a very personal way on March 30 as I was sitting on an airplane at Reagan National Airport on my way to Albany, New York. I was informed that a campus debate I was scheduled to participate in later that day had been cancelled. I was told to get off the plane and go home. I believe this is the first time on a college or university campus that a left-right debate has been cancelled because of objections to one side of the debate. It appears the totalitarian left is so determined...
  • Politically Correct College Tour

    04/14/2016 7:04:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    You cannot walk through a tour of most colleges without getting lectured about the need for "diversity" and the prevalence of women's and even queer studies. My youngest son and I took a tour of Columbia University in New York City recently and were told that the contributions of the great Western thinkers to our civilization would be "updated" in various classes with reference to the involvement of feminists and homosexuals. There is even a "Queer House" or "Q House" on campus. A 28-page guide is available on "Resources and Programs at Columbia University related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,...
  • UCLA Prof Unravels Diversity Sham

    04/13/2016 6:29:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 10, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the latest issue of The Chronicle Review, UCLA historian Russell Jacoby offers some insights into the campus diversity craze that are actually refreshing. Jacoby asks, "Should all quarters of society demographically reflect all other quarters?" "Why? Should there be more pacifists in the military? Fewer Indian motel owners?" As well, Jacoby notes: "Inasmuch as academic leftists champion diversity, a certain irony must be signaled. For decades they have poured scorn on 'essentialism' and posited that all identity is 'constructed.' After years of postmodern guff, the arguers reverse themselves: You are your group identity, essentialism, pure and simple." Of course,...
  • NFL to Use Virtual Reality Diversity Training Where Staff Are Harassed by a White Man

    04/11/2016 2:50:41 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2016 | Charlie Nash
    The NFL is pursuing plans to introduce virtual reality “diversity training” with its employees and players later this year, during which they will be required to play as a simulated black woman who gets harassed by a white male. The project is being headed by Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, and the NFL is just one of many organisations that the laboratory is hoping to get involved. “Feeling prejudice by walking a mile in someone else’s shoes is what VR was made for,” said lab director Jeremy Bailenson.
  • Sonya Sotomayor: What the Supreme Court really needs is more diversity

    04/11/2016 7:30:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Not everyone is a fan of putting Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court and we’re not just talking about Senate Republicans here. Though the complaints are a bit veiled, it sounds as if Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor isn’t exactly leading the Garland cheering section either. In an address she delivered at the Brooklyn School of Law, Sotomayor made an oblique reference to Garland when she bemoaned the lack of “diversity” on the bench and why it would be important to judge prospective nominees, at least in part, on factors other than their judicial bona fides. (Time) U.S....
  • Gap Apologizes for Ad Called ‘Racist’ Because It Features a White Girl Leaning on a Black Girl

    04/10/2016 6:06:29 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/6/2016 | Katherine Timpf
    Gap actually apologized for an ad that people called racist because it features a white model leaning on a black model — and, apparently, that’s saying that all black girls “can do is bear the weight of White [sic] girls.” Here are just a few of the Tweets expressing the outrage over the ad: (Read tweeted comments at link) And here is Gap’s apology: “As a brand with a proud 46 year history of championing diversity and inclusivity, we appreciate the conversation that has taken place and are sorry to anyone we’ve offended,” Gap spokeswoman Debbie Felix said in...
  • Louisiana woman, 25, makes history as FIRST female to enlist in the US Army Infantry

    04/10/2016 7:26:05 AM PDT · by PROCON · 84 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 9, 2016 | ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    A 25-year-old Louisiana woman made history this week after becoming the first female to enlist in the US Army Infantry School. Tammy Grace Barnett, a former police officer, took the oath of enlistment on Thursday at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Shreveport. Barnett initially planned to join the military police, before deciding she wanted to serve her country on the front lines.
  • Sotomayor: Court needs greater diversity, in several ways

    04/08/2016 7:24:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 8, 2016 10:07 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says the nation’s highest court needs more diversity in personal background and professional experience. […] The court’s first Latina justice says she feels there’s “a disadvantage” to having a court made up entirely of Ivy League graduates who are either Catholic or Jewish, several of them from New York. She notes that none specialized in criminal defense outside white-collar settings. …
  • Obama: ‘I Have Transformed the Federal Courts from a Diversity Standpoint’

    04/08/2016 1:49:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2016 | 4:21 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at the University of Chicago Law School on Thursday, President Barack Obama was asked by an audience member how his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court would bring “diverse characteristics” to that court. In answering, Obama argued: “I have transformed the federal courts from a diversity standpoint with a record that’s been unmatched.” He also said: “But at no point did I say: ‘Oh, you know what, I need a black lesbian from Skokie in that slot. Can you find me one?’” …
  • Obama on Criticism of Lack of Diversity in SCOTUS Pick: I Didn’t Say I Needed a ‘Black Lesbian from

    04/07/2016 8:52:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/16 | by Pam Key
    (Video) Thursday at the University of Chicago Law School during a town hall meeting, President Barack Obama mocked the criticism that his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, did not add diversity to the bench. Obama said, “The way I thought about diversity is not to think about any single seat as, oh, I’ve got to fill this slot with this demographic but, rather, if I’ve got a broad set of nominees to make — and this is true across the board — how do I make sure that I’m intentional throughout that process? So that the talent of every
  • Obama at Old Law School: 'It Used to be That People Read the Constitution'

    04/07/2016 6:09:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 7, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    At the school where he used to teach constitutional law, President Obama declared today that "in some ways the judicial process is a casualty of some broader trends in our democracy." Obama's discussion at the University of Chicago was intended to needle a reticent Congress on holding confirmation hearings for his Supreme Court nominee, Chicago native Merrick Garland. He was joined at the event by House Dems representing Illinois and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). The president said his decade teaching classes and seminars at the law school was "really fun." "It used to be that people read the Constitution and...
  • Diversity: It’s Good Because … It’s Different.

    04/07/2016 8:33:46 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-7-2017 | MOTUS
    I feel a little guilty for not covering this event live; after all, it is my primary job – reflecting Lady M. It’s just that this is the 8th year in a row we’ve planted our Victory Garden and I think people are sick of it - the garden and the victory. The evolution of gardenwear, 2009 to 2016Lady M’s been squatting and plotting in the White House Garden of Good and Evil since April of 2009.And the planting is never as much fun as the harvest.Butt without the ritual planting you can’t have a fruitful harvest. Everybody knows that.Anyway,...
  • Texas man set to die said he drank 12-year-old victim's blood

    04/06/2016 2:13:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Pablo Lucio Vasquez, 38, told police he was drunk and high when voices convinced him 18 years ago to kill David Cardenas by beating the seventh-grader with a pipe and then cutting his throat. He also told detectives in a videotaped statement that he lifted the boy's body, allowing the blood to drip on his face, and drank it. Vasquez's lethal injection on Wednesday evening would be the 11th execution this year nationally and the sixth in Texas. Vasquez's lawyer, James Keegan, appealed to the Supreme Court for a reprieve so the justices can review whether several potential jurors improperly...
  • Broadway hit Hamilton under fire after casting call for 'non-white' actors

    03/31/2016 5:01:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | March 31, 2016 | Nigel M Smith
    Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning Broadway musical, has faced criticism for an open casting call seeking only “non-white” actors. The hip-hop musical, which has been praised by Michelle Obama and which won a Grammy, features a diverse cast that reimagines the origin story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. The majority of the cast is multiethnic as well: African Americans play Aaron Burr, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, while a Chinese American portrays Hamilton’s wife, Eliza. Miranda, the show’s creator, is of Puerto Rican ancestry.
  • Stanford University Activists Demand Its Next President Be Nonwhite and Female or Transgender

    03/31/2016 7:21:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/31/2016 | Katherine Timpf
    An activist group at Stanford University is demanding that white people — as well as men of any race who are not transgender — be forbidden from being appointed as the school’s next president or provost. “We demand that the next appointment to the position of president and provost of the University break both the legacy of white leadership and cisgender male leadership,” states a document that the group, called the “Who’s Teaching Us Coalition,” released on Tuesday. Note that the students are demanding that “both” of these leadership legacies be dismantled — which means that neither a cis, black...
  • The Brussels Bombing, Vibrant DIVERSITY & Why TRUMP CAN WIN

    03/31/2016 12:36:51 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 03/31/16 | BLACK PIGEON
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  • It's Little Mystery Why So Many College Students Are Illiterate

    03/29/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 3-29-16 | Walter Williams
    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant...
  • My Friends and I Went to a Ted Cruz Rally— Here’s What Happened

    03/29/2016 12:32:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Teen ^ | March 29, 2016 | Taylor Vidmar, Comedy Nerd / Music & Politics Lover / Writer / Blogger
    I believe that there are a lot of things we do in life not because they will be fun, but just because we want to say we did them. For me, one of those things ended up being attending a local Ted Cruz rally last week (March 14, 2016) with a few of my friends. Before this, my friends and I had never been to any sort of political rally. This was certainly an interesting choice to be our first. Supporters in the crowd wore election-themed shirts and fervently waved posters in the air. Among the messages portrayed through this...
  • Is Apple Discriminating Against Big Families?

    03/29/2016 3:02:09 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/29/2016 | John Merline
    Almost as soon as Apple added “emoji” to its iPhone, the feature became a political football. Various groups complained that their skin tone or their flag or their lifestyle wasn’t included in the set of mini graphics that can be sent in a text message. And so, Apple has been diligently adding options in the name of supporting diversity. After getting complaints that the human-looking emoji were all yellow, Apple last year made it possible to pick the skin tone of most faces. For example, there are now six shades of Santa Clause from which to choose. And, to add...
  • Africans sentenced for notorious hate crime torture attack in Nashville

    03/25/2016 3:16:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Stop Hate Crimes ^ | February 28, 2016
    In March of 2012, two 24-year-old white males were abducted by a group of South Sudanese Africans in Antioch, TN. It was early in the morning and the victims were getting ready to do a paper route. The victims were subjected to 45 minutes of humiliating torture. They were forced to perform sexual acts on each other, sexually tortured, beaten, and stabbed. The perpetrators taunted them the entire time. After the torture, the men were left to die. They were dumped on the side of the road naked and covered in blood. Each had ten stab wounds. One of the...
  • Is a Different Kind of Silicon Valley Possible? [Diversity BS]

    03/25/2016 10:04:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 24, 2016 | Gillian B. White
    Downtown, sprawling factories are constant reminders of this city’s past life. A few decades ago these massive buildings were owned by tobacco companies and bustling with blue-collar workers. After the tobacco business contracted in the second half of the 20th century, and factory jobs disappeared or were relocated, the buildings—and much of Durham’s downtown—were abandoned.
  • Maryland school district examines racial disparities in its gifted programs

    03/24/2016 5:57:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 21, 2016 | Donna St. George
    Asha Richards was excited when she was admitted to a sought-after high school communication arts program, but she said it has been discouraging to see how few other black students have been in her classes during the past three years. “I didn’t feel I could connect with my peers,” she said. “It was kind of a struggle for me. I would often be quiet in class. I didn’t voice my opinion.”
  • Sláinte!

    03/17/2016 7:00:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-17-2016 | MOTUS
    You’ve probably been wondering what Lady M’s been up to while we’ve been preoccupied with Republican debates, Republican primaries, rioting in the streets and the future of America. Well, there’s big news: MO is positively NOT going to run for president! (Unless, you know, she’s drafted or something.) I know how disappointed you must be, as are the rest of her fans. She broke the devastating news yesterday at the South By Southwest conference in Austin where she delivered another keynote address (Barry, you  may recall, delivered the key keynote last Friday during Nancy Reagan’s funeral.).My what an interesting…what, dress?...
  • Prime Minister Trudeau Embraces the United Nations

    03/16/2016 11:09:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/16 | Joseph Klein
    Trudeau indulged in generalities, platitudes and effusive praise of the UN. He hit the left's favorite buzzwords, extolling the importance of feminism and diversity. A presentation of which Obama would have been proud of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited United Nations headquarters in New York today and declared Canada’s commitment to fully supporting the United Nations agenda, including the Paris climate change agreement, human rights (particularly the rights of refugees) and UN peacekeeping. “It is time for Canada to step up once again,” he said. To that end, Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada’s candidacy for election to the UN Security...
  • NYT Amazed By Racially Diverse Staff At Trump Campaign Office

    03/14/2016 7:52:59 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 32 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 3/14/2016 | Alicia Powe
    Liberals portray the Democrat party as struggling to overcome the “cultural fears” of a racist white America, while relentlessly tarring the GOP with subtle and not-so-subtle accusations of racism. The media and progressive Left have been having a field day accusing GOP front runner Donald Trump of being fascist and racist for his strong stance against illegal aliens. Contrary to the Democrat narrative Trump’s whole campaign is a melting pot, and even the New York Times is pointing it out. From Daily Caller: The New York Times published a profile of a Donald Trump campaign office in Florida, expressing astonishment...
  • In the US Army, Check Your Gear and Your White Privilege

    03/14/2016 6:56:47 PM PDT · by pboyington · 33 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 14, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Here we go again… The insane social engineering of the military marches on with more radical, left-wing, Cultural Marxist, insanity in the US Army, courtesy of the White House, Pentagon feather merchants and gutless officers. Recently, the media learned that US Army soldiers underwent White Privilege Training in April of 2015. As reported in WND and Newsmax: About 400 soldiers at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia, were forced to sit through a training session that included a bullet-point discussion on “white privilege,” and outraged members of the social media community now say the instructor should be hit with a dishonorable...