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  • Who Is 'Racist'?: Part II (Thomas Sowell)

    04/27/2012 11:09:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Around this time of year, I sometimes hear from parents who have been appalled to learn that the child they sent away to college to become educated has instead been indoctrinated with the creed of the left. They often ask if I can suggest something to have their offspring read over the summer, in order to counteract this indoctrination. This year the answer is a no-brainer. It is a book with the unwieldy title, "No matter what ... they'll call this book Racist" by Harry Stein, a writer for what is arguably America's best magazine, "City Journal." In a...
  • Gang member sentenced for killing woman trying to stop taggers

    04/26/2012 3:05:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    go ^ | Thursday, April 26, 2012
    PICO RIVERA, Calif. (KABC) -- A gang member was sentenced on Wednesday to 50 years to life in prison for murdering a woman who was trying to stop taggers. In August 2007, 58-year-old Maria Hicks honked her horn and flashed her lights when she spotted a group spraying graffiti on a wall in Pico Rivera. That's when Angel Rojas, now 21, shot three to five rounds at Hicks. She was struck once in the head and died three days later.
  • Facebook Comments Reportedly Trigger Large Female Fight

    04/25/2012 9:15:02 AM PDT · by null and void · 48 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | Not atributed
    April 23, 2012 7:02 PM SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – More than 30 women brawled in the street, all reportedly over Facebook posts. “I saw the girls yelling and pushing each other and one girl tried to push them apart,” one witness said of the fight in Del Paso Heights on Sunday. “People shouldn’t be posting their business on Facebook,” said another woman. It happened on Grand Avenue and Clay Street when police responded to reports of a large fight with women swinging fists and baseball bats. All suspects had fled by the time officers arrived. “Two people really sustained major injuries,”...
  • Driver sues NASCAR, claims he was excluded from diversity program for being ‘too Caucasian’

    04/23/2012 5:33:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    SportingNews ^ | 04/19/2012 | Bob Pockrass
    An aspiring stock-car driver is suing NASCAR, claiming he was denied the opportunity to compete in NASCAR’s diversity program because he looks “too Caucasian.” NASCAR argues that in trying to change the “face” of the sport, it has the right to select drivers for its diversity program based on skin color, attorneys for the sanctioning body and its former diversity program administrators have told a U.S. District court. Michael Rodriguez, a driver from Pennsylvania, says in his complaint filed in U.S. District Court that he was denied the opportunity to compete in the 2005 and 2006 Drive For Diversity combines....
  • Campus diversity suffers under race-blind policies (Liberal Berkeley suffers)

    04/21/2012 8:08:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 21, 2012 | AP
    BERKELEY, California – Fifteen years ago, California voters were asked: Should colleges consider a student's race when they decide who gets in and who doesn't? With an emphatic "no," they made California the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, as well as hiring and contracting. Since then, California's most selective public colleges and graduate schools have struggled to assemble student bodies that reflect the state's demographic mix.
  • Real Racism

    04/15/2012 7:34:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Yes, this is about race and racism. But no, it’s not about the Trayvon Martin case and how the media is pimping it. It’s not even about the equally tragic black-on-white crimes some push to expose media bias in the Martin case. I don’t subscribe to the “Yeah, sure, but what about this!” game some play to expose leftist hypocrisy. A crime is a crime, regardless of the skin tone of the victims or the perps. This is about how progressives continue to exploit race to keep us divided as a people and to manipulate voters. This is about...
  • Multiculturalism: When Will the Sleeper Wake?

    04/10/2012 2:35:30 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    takimag.com ^ | 29MAR12 | by John Derbyshire
    London Mayor Boris Johnson spoke the other day about the riots that devastated London and other English cities last summer: The biggest shock for me from the riots was the sheer sense of nihilism—perhaps I should not have been shocked, but in my view literacy and numeracy are the best places to start. In seven particular boroughs in London one in four children are leaving functionally illiterate. In a few schools it is nearer 50%. We have to intervene at an earlier stage, and I think the mayor can help. Here is a thing that The New York Times said...
  • Obama 2012: The Great White Hope

    04/10/2012 5:07:47 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-10-12 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama often speaks about how the nation’s institutions need to look more like America--but his campaign is having trouble living up to his standards. Photos of Obama’s young campaign staffers at his campaign headquarters, though, which the campaign released and can be seen here and here, show a stunning lack of diversity within his own campaign, making Obama seem more like a president whose lofty rhetoric does not match his deeds. Obama has made a point of calling on federal agencies and even the nation’s schools to be more diverse. In 2011, Obama signed an Executive Order to...
  • CIA and ODNI Sponsor First Intelligence Community LGBT Summit

    04/08/2012 6:14:16 AM PDT · by aruanan · 45 replies
    Central Intelligence Agency ^ | April 5, 2012 | none listed
    The CIA and the Office of the Director for National Intelligence (ODNI) recently hosted the first Intelligence Community (IC) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Summit. Participants included members of LGBT employee groups from nine IC agencies and CIA and ODNI leaders. The Summit was designed to ensure the Agency maintains a high performing, engaged, and diverse workforce. CIA Associate Deputy Director (ADD) Sue Bromley welcomed participants to the February event, highlighting the importance of inclusion in mission success: “When I look at our mission and our challenges, what I look to is my single greatest resource at the CIA—our...
  • Son: She Didn't Like That I Was Gay (So he stabbed his mom)

    04/05/2012 6:20:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    4029TV ^ | April 4, 2012
    FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Fort Smith police have a teen in custody in connection with his mother's stabbing Wednesday morning. Officers responded to a 911 call at an apartment on Meandering Way where a woman had been stabbed. Police said they found a 55-year-old Natividad Saluten Parker sitting on the porch with stab wounds to her face and neck. She was taken to St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and is in critical but stable condition, police said. --snip-- "She didn't like that I was gay," the suspect told Ellison when she asked why he stabbed his mother.
  • Critique of (Im-)Pure Conservative Labels

    04/05/2012 2:30:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 5, 2012 | Paul Jacobson
    .... the most egregious leftist verbal booby traps.... Pro-choice: This label, used almost universally by conservatives, goes down with one knockout punch: a choice to do evil is never a morally legitimate choice. Stick to "pro-abortion" because it's a truthful label no matter how much leftists may pretend that they "oppose abortion personally."................. Fair: This word has been unconscionably manipulated by the left. "Fair" is a perfect "wax nose" label: its common meaning is so ambiguous that it can be pummeled by leftists into any shape that suits their propaganda of the moment. To make the word even more recondite,...
  • The 'race' race (and how we’re all currently losing)

    04/04/2012 9:26:02 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 2 replies
    The Northern Iowan ^ | Monday, April 2, 2012 | Nate Konrardy
    Picture this: You’re a senior in high school and you show up on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa for a college visit. You’re shown around campus by a male and a female in purple shirts that read SAA. Throughout the tour you learn that one is involved in Northern Iowa Student Government, UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers and Dance Marathon and runs track, and the other is involved in Greek Life, the Harry Potter Club and the Interpreters Theatre and is on the Dean’s List. After your tour, the number of things you can get involved in impresses...
  • Death of the white African farmer

    03/27/2012 1:11:59 PM PDT · by Dominic L. Fottfoy · 23 replies
    Western Farm Press ^ | March 27, 2012 | Chris Bennett
    The white African died almost a year ago at age 78. Mike Campbell, a white farmer from Zimbabwe, was a man of conviction and vision — and he paid for it with his life.
  • Portland Train Mob Attack on White Teen Ruled Not a Hate Crime! Huh? (video)

    03/27/2012 11:54:37 AM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 03/27/2012 | n/a
    A teenager says she was just trying to get home after shopping with some friends when a gang of teen girls started harassing her. "They started getting aggressive, and I was pinned in a corner. I was hit numerous times," said 14-year-old Karley Buckland who was beat up on a MAX train while others just watched.
  • Police: Trayvon protesters ransack store; North Miami Beach Walgreens incident caught on video

    03/27/2012 10:13:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 87 replies
    Local 10 Miami ^ | Tuesday, March 27, 2012
    NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - North Miami Beach police said surveillance video shows dozens of high school students demonstrating in the Trayvon Martin case Friday ransacking and shoplifting from a Walgreens store. The incident occurred during a walkout from North Miami Beach Senior High School in support of Martin, 17, who was fatally shot in Sanford. Protesters have been calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, 28, who has not been charged because he claimed self-defense in the shooting, according to police. Minutes after walking out of their school Friday at about 11 a.m., a large group of students walked...
  • Metro derailed by culture of complacence, incompetence, lack of diversity

    03/27/2012 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Road Glide · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region’s largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits. The homogeneity, interviews with dozens of current and former Metro workers indicated, is a proxy to a clubby culture of favoritism in which merit has little to do with promotions, and accountability, such as noting safety violations, is a...
  • 'Aggressive' Colorado Parents Force Annual Easter Egg Hunt To Be Canceled

    03/26/2012 7:59:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies · 6+ views
    MyFox DC ^ | March 16, 2012
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A free annual Easter egg hunt held in Old Colorado City was canceled because "aggressive" parents were grabbing too many eggs for their children. Thousands of candy-filled plastic eggs are scattered across Bancroft Park every year for children to find and collect, KXRM reported. But organizers said some parents were too aggressive and took too many of the eggs, leaving some children empty-handed.
  • Mutilated corpse is left on display for rival cartel members in Nuevo Laredo [Mexico]

    03/22/2012 1:58:05 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 2+ views
    KGNS ^ | March 19, 2012
    The body, along with a banner, was discovered early Monday morning at Reforma and Paseo Colon in Nuevo Laredo. According to reports, the victim, in his twenties, had been tortured and beaten severely. He was tied and bound, and his arms and legs were cut off, then he was beheaded. The banner included a message from the zetas for any rival cartels, saying the victim's fate would be the same for anyone considering coming into their territory. This discovery comes after another violent weekend across the border in Nuevo Laredo, with several shootouts in the streets and more people being...
  • Vandy's diversity doctrine is Orwellian

    03/16/2012 7:57:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/16/12 | Greg Johnson
    On Monday, the day after this year's NCAA March Madness selections, hardcore Vanderbilt University basketball fans plotted a pilgrimage to the desert, to Albuquerque, to exhort their Commodores in their struggle with the Harvard Crimson. Also on Monday, Vanderbilt battered the faithful and cast out the Christians, all in the name of diversity. March 12 marked the day Vanderbilt student groups must begin to submit applications to the university so the Ministry of Diversity, er, I mean, the Dean of Students office, can decree which student organizations are nondiscriminatory enough to haunt Vandy's hallowed halls. Forgive the Orwellian slip, but...
  • Ma. elementary school changes name of St. Patrick's Day to O'Green Day to be more inclusive

    03/15/2012 1:12:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 69 replies
    960weli.com ^ | 03/15/2012 | Billy Hallowell
    St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday rooted in Christian values, however secular celebrations are also regularly held to commemorate the day. In fact, for a great many, the religious tones aren’t even a consideration, as alcohol, Shamrock shakes and other fun-filled elements regularly dominate the day’s observations. Somehow, though, the holiday is reportedly still too religious for one Massachusetts elementary school. At the Soule Road School in Wilbraham, St. Patrick‘s Day has been replaced as the name for the school’s celebration surrounding the popular holiday. It’s been replaced with the generic “O’Green Day.” MassLive.com’s Patrick Johnson calls the move “a...