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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) Ė More than 30 women brawled in the street, all reportedly over Facebook posts. ďI saw the girls yelling and pushing each other and one girl tried to push them apart,Ē one witness said of the fight in Del Paso Heights on Sunday. ďPeople shouldnít be posting their business on Facebook,Ē 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. ďTwo people really sustained major injuries,Ē...
  • Driver sues NASCAR, claims he was excluded from diversity program for being Ďtoo Caucasianí

    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 NASCARís diversity program because he looks ďtoo Caucasian.Ē NASCAR argues that in trying to change the ďfaceĒ 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 Ė 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‚Äôs not about the Trayvon Martin case and how the media is pimping it. It‚Äôs not even about the equally tragic black-on-white crimes some push to expose media bias in the Martin case. I don‚Äôt subscribe to the ‚ÄúYeah, sure, but what about this!‚ÄĚ 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 nihilismóperhaps 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 nationís institutions need to look more like America--but his campaign is having trouble living up to his standards. Photos of Obamaís 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 nationís 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: ďWhen I look at our mission and our challenges, what I look to is my single greatest resource at the CIAóour...
  • 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 weíre 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: Youíre a senior in high school and you show up on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa for a college visit. Youíre 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 Deanís 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 ó 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 ó a lack of diversity at one of the regionís 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. Patrickís 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 arenít even a consideration, as alcohol, Shamrock shakes and other fun-filled elements regularly dominate the dayís observations. Somehow, though, the holiday is reportedly still too religious for one Massachusetts elementary school. At the Soule Road School in Wilbraham, St. PatrickĎs Day has been replaced as the name for the schoolís celebration surrounding the popular holiday. Itís been replaced with the generic ďOíGreen Day.Ē MassLive.comís Patrick Johnson calls the move ďa...
  • White-dominated boards face legal threats over racial makeup

    Compton City Councilwoman Janna Zurita owes her Hispanic last name to a grandmother from Spain, whom she never met. Zurita considers her mother black and said her father ďwants to be blackĒ even though he ďlooks Latino.Ē Armed with 2010 census data, a network of attorneys is increasingly targeting local governments Ė from cities and school boards to hospital and community college districts Ė for not reflecting the demographics of their constituents. While the dispute in Compton, where Zuritaís race was under question, pitted Latino residents against the cityís traditionally black leadership, other cases seek to increase minority representation on...
  • Anonymous Not Anonymous Anymore to Hacked Off Drug Lords

    03/08/2012 7:06:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | John Ransom
    Hereís a lesson to the Hackers for the 99%: Youíre not anonymous once you get caught. And youíll always get caught, because, um, the internet was designed by the Department of Defense. And thatís a group that doesnít want anyone to remain anonymous for long.† In fact, they are so good at tracking people down-with extreme prejudice- that they can make sure a very large bomb fits in a very tiny place. But thatís not your biggest problem. No your biggest problem is that hubris led you to a confrontation with Mexican drug lords who have all sorts of contacts...
  • Voodoo Killers Babysat My Kids

    03/07/2012 1:16:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/5/2012 | ALEX WEST and RACHEL DALE
    A SHAKEN mum told yesterday how she unwittingly used the voodoo killers of a terrified boy as BABYSITTERS for her toddlers. Dental practice worker Jaide Voller, 32, said as the crazed couple today face life sentences: "My blood runs cold. "I was lucky one of my children wasn't murdered." She was best friends with warped Magalie Bamu, 29 ó whose victim was her own 15-year-old brother. Evil Bamu helped her lover torture the lad to death after the pair branded him a "witch". Jaide shuddered as she recalled how the murderess babysat for her "hundreds of times" during the five...
  • At Harvard, Obama Dived Into Diversity Fight (video)

    03/07/2012 9:21:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    buzz feed ^ | 3/7/12 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In this video, not previously available online but licensed by BuzzFeed from a Boston television station, the future president speaks at a 1991 campus protest organized to demand tenure for minority and female law professors. It was perhaps Barack Obama's most intense immersion in the charged campus racial politics of the late 1980s and early 1990s: As President of the Harvard Law Review in the spring of his final year there, 1991, he aligned himself with Professor Derrick Bell's dramatic protest for diversity on the faculty of Harvard Law School. Bell was the first black tenured professor at the school,...
  • US Judge rules Muslims have a right to assault people who offend them

    02/24/2012 1:03:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 116 replies
    Human Events ^ | 02/24/2012 | John Hayward
    Unbelievable. Yes, this happened HERE. People who are concerned about the spread of Muslim sharia law into American jurisprudence used to be dismissed as alarmists. That wonít happen again for a while, thanks to a Pennsylvania judge who just dismissed assault charges against a Muslim who was videotaped attacking a man dressed as ďZombie MuhammadĒ during a Halloween parade. The judge, who is a Muslim, didnít even care to see the videotape, because the assault was entirely justified under sharia law, so the First Amendment doesnít apply. In fact, the beaten Zombie Muhammad should just be thankful he wasnít killed,...
  • South Texas Constable Candidate Arrested With $1M In Vehicle's Trunk

    02/15/2012 4:12:15 AM PST · by TejanoJim · 29 replies
    The Monitor ^ | Jared Janes & Jared Taylor
    A former state trooper who was seeking election to the Precinct 1 constableís seat was arrested Monday on money laundering charges after law enforcement officers found more than $1 million packed inside suitcases stored in his carís trunk.
  • 20 Africans stomp Aussie teen in Perth (Video)

    01/29/2012 2:05:52 PM PST · by libh8er · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 22, 2012
    Perth detectives are hunting up to 20 youths, believed to be of African descent, who were involved in the attack in the city at 11.30pm last night. Two males - aged 16 and 17 - have already been charged, but police have not ruled out further charges being laid. This afternoon, 19-year-old James Claxon told how a night out with mates turned into a nightmare when he was allegedly set upon by the gang, attacked and robbed of his wallet and mobile phone. Mr Claxon said he and four friends had just got off a train and had been walking...
  • Christie's 'historic' appointments to N.J. Supreme Court bring diversity to all-white panel

    01/24/2012 2:08:19 PM PST · by vmivol00 · 38 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1-24-2012 | Jenna Portnoy
    TRENTON ó Stressing the importance of maintaining diversity at the highest levels of New Jerseyís judiciary, Gov. Chris Christie Monday nominated an openly gay African-American mayor and a Korean-American assistant attorney general to the Supreme Court.
  • The Affirmative Action War Goes On (NYT)

    01/22/2012 5:12:27 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2012
    Last month, the Obama administration issued important guidance to colleges and universities on how to increase racial diversity on campuses, explaining ways to navigate the narrow legal channel charted by the Supreme Court. The benefits of diversity, the Department of Education said, contribute to ďthe educational, economic and civic life of this nation.Ē The administrationís support for such efforts stands in stark contrast to the policy of the George W. Bush administration to discourage them. That difference has played out between the political parties for decades, as it will in this presidential election. Race-conscious programs in education ó affirmative action...
  • Universities Should Embrace Intellectual Diversity, Not Political Correctness

    01/17/2012 11:43:21 PM PST · by gabriellah · 5 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 01/18/2012 | Gabriella Hoffman
    ďAcademic freedom and intellectual diversity are values indispensable to the American universityÖ the concept of academic freedom has been premised on the idea that human knowledge is a never-ending pursuit of the truth, that there is no humanly accessible truth that is not in principle open to challenge, and that no party or intellectual faction has a monopoly on wisdom. Therefore, academic freedom is most likely to thrive in an environment of intellectual diversity that protects and fosters independence of thought and speech.Ē -David Horowitz, Academic Bill of Rights The American university is heavily touted as the marketplace of ideas....
  • Teenager 'killed by relatives who believed he was a witch' ( UK : Multicuturalism )

    01/05/2012 1:47:32 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph Media ^ | 05 Jan 2012
    Kristy, 15, was in such pain after days of being attacked with sticks, a metal bar, hammer and chisel that he begged to die, jurors heard. His brother-in-law Eric Bikubi was joined by his partner, Kristy's sister Magalie, in the horror, said Brian Altman QC, prosecuting. And his other siblings were forced to join in before they were all placed in the bath to be hosed down in cold water with a shower head by Bikubi on Christmas Day, 2010. ... The jury was told that in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the defendants are originally from, witchcraft...
  • Child sacrificed, liver offered to gods: Indian police

    01/02/2012 10:46:26 AM PST · by massmike · 9 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 01/02/2012 | n/a
    A seven-year-old Indian girl was murdered in a tribal sacrifice and her liver offered to the gods to improve crop growth, police in the central state of Chhattisgarh said on Sunday. Human sacrifices occasionally make headlines in deeply religious and superstitious India, and usually occur in poor areas where some people revere practitioners of black magic. Two suspected child sacrifices were reported in Chhattisgarh in 2010, while in the same year the decapitated body of a factory worker was found in a temple in the eastern state of West Bengal. The victims are often ritually killed by witchdoctors to appease...
  • Less productive, but richer (Compared with U.S., Canada's output/hour is down, but Incomes are up)

    12/31/2011 7:27:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 12/31/2011 | William Watson
    This roll the country has been on lately, where we burn brighter and brighter while our traditional lodestars, the United States and Europe, sink deeper into the western sky ó and, moreover, the rest of the world seems to be noticing our ascent ó has produced strangely unaccustomed feelings of self-confidence in many Canadians. Itís not that they arenít nice feelings. But for a country more used to thinking of itself as not being terribly noticeable, superstar status ó well, OK, letís not get carried away ó rising-star status takes getting used to. Not since Expo 67 or the early...
  • Diversity, Inc.

    12/28/2011 7:07:34 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/28/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    ďDiversityĒ places appearances above ďthe content of our character.Ē ĎAffirmative actionĒ was the logical sequel to the civil-rights legislation of the 1960s. The initial reasoning was attractive enough. New guarantees of equality of opportunity were insufficient to achieve the promised social parity, given the legacy of slavery and the existence of ongoing racial bias. Therefore, to counteract the effects of historical discrimination, the race of individuals must be weighed into contemporary hiring and admissions practices. The key was to avoid the word ďquota.Ē That did not sound very ďaffirmativeĒ for a program that supposedly was about growing (or ďenrichingĒ) the...
  • Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment [Amid Christmas Gifts And Wrapping Paper]

    12/25/2011 6:44:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 104 replies · 7+ views
    FoxNews ^ | December 25, 2011
    Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment Published December 25, 2011 GRAPEVINE, Texas Ė Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death in a suburban Texas apartment, police said Sunday. Authorities said they believe the shooter is among the dead, but got a warrant before doing a full search on the small chance that it was otherwise. Four women and three men, aged 18 to 60, were found in an adjoining kitchen and living room area when police entered the apartment around midday, said...
  • The Ever Shrinking World (Part 3)

    12/26/2011 5:36:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2011 | Bruce Bialosky
    There are three universal facts about dining in foreign countries today: First, no matter how small the town, there is at least one Chinese restaurant. Second, every menu that isnít Chinese has a pasta dish on it. And third, you will always be served by someone from a country other than the one youíre in. When we arrived in Inverness, a town of 56,000 that is the administrative center of the Scottish Highlands, we expected to hear people speaking with a Scottish brogue, much like Craig Ferguson of the Late, Late Show on CBS. And indeed, thatís exactly what we...
  • More Politically Correct Carols, but Where Are the Real Ones?

    12/25/2011 6:42:57 PM PST · by stolinsky · 1 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 12-26-11 | stolinsky
    ¬† More Politically Correct Carols, but Where Are the Real Ones? David C. Stolinsky Dec. 26, 2011 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_G-aof4zoffk/TPkhsECvywI/AAAAAAAABuk/wY1a1eiwaaU/s400/choice-on-earth-herod.jpg What Child Was This? Planned Parenthood, which receives taxpayer funds, offered gift certificates for its birth-control services, including abortion. Mark Steyn suggested including a greeting card showing an empty manger ‚ąí which may be the real purpose. What child was this who, laid to rest,In the trash is sleeping, Whom angels greet with anthems sweet To cover up their weeping? This, this is no one now, While only to ourselves we bow. Haste, haste to turn away, We may have a...
  • Women in the U.S. Military: Growing Share, Distinctive Profile

    12/22/2011 8:20:30 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Pew Research Center ^ | 12/22/11 | Eileen Patten and Kim Parker
    The women who serve in todayís military differ from the men who serve in a number of ways. Compared with their male counterparts, a greater share of military women are black and a smaller share are married. Also, women veterans of the post-9/11 era are less likely than men to have served in combat and more likely to be critical of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In other ways, however, military women are not different from military men: they are just as likely to be officers; they joined the armed services for similar reasons; and post-9/11 veterans of both...
  • N.J. gay couple fight for custody of twin 5-year-old girls

    12/20/2011 5:12:46 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    star ledger ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | Ted Sherman
    It was not the typical custody case.† On one side of the parental tug-of-war over the 5-year-old twin girls at the center of the long-fought court battle were Donald Robinson Hollingsworth and Sean Hollingsworth ó a gay couple who married in California and live in Jersey City.† On the other was Angelia Robinson, Donald Hollingsworthís sister, who agreed to serve as a surrogate, ultimately giving birth to the girls through a donor embryo fertilized by Sean Hollingsworth.At issue for the judge in a case of complicated and strained family relationships, and a contractual agreement with the mother that ended in...
  • Hamline University: Closed Hearts, Closed Minds, and Closed Doors

    12/20/2011 4:37:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2011 | Mike Adams
    ďAt Hamline, students collaborate with professors invested in their success. They are challenged in and out of the classroom to create and apply knowledge in local and global contexts, while cultivating an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service.Ē Ė From the Hamline University website Hamline University is not a liberal arts college as it claims to be. It is an illiberal arts college that has just disgraced itself in the national court of public opinion. Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer was hired to teach at the school but then abruptly canned by those who...
  • 3 reasons Christmas is bad for your company

    12/20/2011 4:20:21 AM PST · by sauropod · 52 replies
    American Express Open Forum ^ | Dec. 15, 2011 | Penelope Trunk
    Yes, this is an actual article... The end of December is notoriously expensive for companies, literally-because everyone who has any room left in their budget is spending it on whatever they can find, seeing that the money is burning a hole in their pockets-but figuratively, as well-because it's a time when company morale can plummet if you're not watching carefully. This post addresses the figurative cost of Christmas. Here are three things that every business owner should be prepared to handle during the holidays. 1. The Christmas Caste System People who are higher up in the organization usually take time...
  • Applying While Asian

    12/16/2011 5:56:28 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 16, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    To check or not to check the Asian box? That is the pointed choice faced by Asian-American students applying to gain admission to what are supposed to be the most tolerant places on Earth, the nation's colleges. The Associated Press ran a report on Asian students of mixed parentage checking "white," if possible, on their applications to avoid outing themselves as Asians. The Princeton Review Student Advantage Guide counsels Asian-American students not to check the race box and warns against sending a photo. In a culture that makes so much of celebrating ethnic heritage, especially of racial minorities, and that...
  • African American Listed

    12/13/2011 4:23:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Dear African American Center: Seasonís greetings! I wanted to write to you today to share a heartwarming story that will help kick off your annual celebration of Kwanza. It involves a young woman of color who recently finished one of my classes in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. She told me that she thoroughly enjoyed the course and was glad she did not drop it as she was advised to do. Sadly, the people who advised her to drop the class were supporters of the campus African American Center. You are doing a fine job of instilling the values...
  • Is The Church Brainwashing Black Folks Against Homosexuality?

    12/07/2011 5:10:40 PM PST · by presidio9 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    News One ^ | December 6, 2011 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    Is the pulpit brain-washing blacks against supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people? It depends on who you ask. LGBT advocates have different perspectives on why blacks do not align themselves with gay rights causes. To varying degrees, many LGBT rights advocates say that the church is the singlemost influential factor in black opinion on homosexuality. Antonio David Garcia, executive director of Affirmations, a Detroit-area LGBT civil rights group, says whatís worse is that those opinions are often homophobic and go unchallenged. ďEveryday we face religious bigotry [from the church],Ē Garcia says. ďTheyíve got to start questioning some of...
  • Savage Beating in Dean College in Franklin, MA

    12/07/2011 3:47:19 AM PST · by Prolixus · 41 replies
    The video of the savage beating at Dean College in Franklin, MA has not yet been scrubbed from this site. It's already being scrubbed from YouTube and, of course, the edited versions seen on the news do not convey the full story.
  • Put NYC pension fund in minority hedge funds: official

    12/05/2011 8:25:49 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 2, 2011 | Joan Gralla
    New York City, weighing how best to invest some of its $109 billion pension money in hedge funds, should hire so-called emerging managers, said Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Emerging managers include women- and minority-owned hedge funds, which are fairly new and thus typically manage less money than older, more established rivals. Furthermore, women- or minority-owned hedge funds outperformed their much larger established peers over the last five years, according to a study by Barclays Capital released in June. "We'd be missing a big opportunity to grow the fund in a tough fiscal climate if we only add emerging managers...
  • Islamophilia

    12/03/2011 10:05:53 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    One News Now ^ | 12-2-2011 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    True democracy can no more take hold in Islamic soil than a rose can grow in a glass vase ... no matter how much water it contains. This is a true statement and many Islamists know that this is a true statement. Tell that to the politically correct segment of our society. This segment, whether it is the mainstream media or foreign policy makers, is afflicted with "opposite disorder ' or better described as "Islamophilia." "What is Islamophilia?," you ask. It is the irrational and self-destructive desire to show how enlightened and morally superior you are by bending over backwards...
  • U.S. Urges Campus Creativity to Gain Diversity

    12/02/2011 6:41:41 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 2, 2011 | SAM DILLON
    The Obama administration on Friday urged colleges and universities to get creative in improving racial diversity at their campuses, throwing out a Bush-era interpretation of recent Supreme Court rulings that limited affirmative action in admissions. The new guidelines issued by the Departments of Justice and Education replaced a 2008 document that essentially warned colleges and universities against considering race at all. Instead, the guidelines focus on the wiggle room in the court decisions involving the University of Michigan, suggesting that institutions use other criteria ó studentsí socioeconomic profiles, residential instability, the hardships they have overcome ó that are often proxies...
  • Muhammad Hates Diversity

    11/29/2011 11:00:32 PM PST · by UltraConservative · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11-30-11 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, in Oakland, Calif., America saw yet another stellar example of the glories of diversity. At a taping of a rap music video in that fair city, eight people, including a one-year-old child, were shot. When a classical music video goes wrong, somebody busts a string. When a rap music video goes wrong, somebody busts a cap. Such observations, however, are now taboo. We're not supposed to suggest that the rap culture is any different from the classical music culture or that one is better than another. As white guy John Kerry put it, "I think there's a lot...
  • The one inequality infographic no one on the Left wants to see

    11/26/2011 8:07:39 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Ed West
    The folks at Liberal Conspiracy have asked people to put together ďinfo-graphics and bits of information about inequalityĒ, so I thought Iíd help out a bit with this neat little graph (the little blue dots represent American states). Citing New Economics Foundation, Resolution Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Sunny Hundal points out that: