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  • Sowell: The Busybody Left

    12/21/2015 10:53:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 22, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The political left has been trying to run other people's lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now trying to force neighborhoods across America to have the mix of people the government wants them to have. There are not enough poor people living in middle class neighborhoods to suit the political left. Not enough blacks in white neighborhoods. Not enough Hispanics here, not enough Asians there. Nowhere in the Constitution does it grant the federal government the power to dictate such things. But places that do not mix and match people the way...
  • Tribes Blast ‘Wannabe’ Native American Professor

    07/11/2015 11:13:07 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 50 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.11.15 | Samantha Allen
    The Cherokee Nation is denouncing scholar-activist Andrea Smith for falsely claiming to be a member of the tribe. Beyond untrue, the ethnic fraud is a painful reminder of their past. “I have always been, and will always be Cherokee.” This is University of California, Riverside professor Andrea Smith’s official response to recent allegations that she is not Cherokee, an identity that she has claimed throughout her decades-long career as a prominent figure in Native American scholarship and activism. In a blog post on Thursday night, Smith maintained that she is Cherokee, that she has “consistently identified [herself] based on what...
  • German-Americans - The silent minority

    10/06/2015 6:49:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Economist ^ | February 7, 2015
    America’s largest ethnic group has assimilated so well that people barely notice it.KOHLER, WISCONSIN - ON A snow-covered bluff overlooking the Sheboygan river stands the Waelderhaus, a faithful reproduction of an Austrian chalet. It was built by the Kohler family of Wisconsin in the 1920s as a tribute to the homeland of their father, John Michael Kohler, who had immigrated to America in 1854 at the age of ten. John Michael moved to Sheboygan, married the daughter of another German immigrant, who owned the local foundry, and took over his father-in-law’s business. He transformed it from a maker of ploughshares...
  • Video: Spokane unanimously boots famed ethnic-identity pioneer from police board

    06/19/2015 11:26:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot ^ | June 19, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Someday, we’ll recall these as the days of struggle, comrades, in pursuit of redistribution of heritage. After all, why should the Irish get all the blarney, or the Italians all the pasta? And don’t even get me started on the Swiss. On the other hand, if Rachel Dolezal’s motivation came from a deep-seated need to appropriate the claimed victimhood of others, maybe she no longer needs to fake her ethnicity any longer, since she’s become almost universally rejected for her own fakery. Spokane’s city council unanimously decided to end Dolezal’s association with the city, although the action comes in response...
  • SO WHO CAN YOU STILL JOKE ABOUT? A List of groups you can still safely make public jokes about

    12/16/2014 1:41:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/16/2014 | Steven Hayward
    I’ve been trying to come up with a list of nationalities or ethnic groups—even subgroups—about whom it is still safe to make a joke publicly, since political correctness is shrinking the domain down to the vanishing point. Before long you won’t be able to make jokes about “little green men” from Mars, for fear of offending illegal aliens “undocumented” immigrants. I’m not even sure you can joke about white people any more, like Martin Mull and Allen Rucker did 20 years ago in A History of White People in America. Not even Sony would risk publishing this right now. So...
  • New Poll Finds Something Surprising About Race and Climate Change

    12/02/2014 12:16:50 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 31 replies
    The classic portrayal of climate change is one of a great equalizer, a force that knows no color, creed or class. The rising seas will swallow us all, and if crops can't be harvested, none of us will eat. But a poll found that the public is more savvy than this story would have you believe. A report by the Public Religion Research Institute and the American Academy of Religion found that race is a consistent predictor both of people's concern toward climate change and inclination to act on it, which suggests members of the public sense that the harms...
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day Is Offensive to Indigenous People

    10/13/2014 10:43:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/13/2014 | Tim Cavanaugh
    It was either Francis Parkman or Frederick Jackson Turner or the composer of the theme from F Troop who first laid down an essential truth about the American experience: In the end, Paleface and Redskin both turn chicken. Now the same white male power structure that made Black History Month the shortest month in the calendar and sabotaged the Susan B. Anthony dollar by making it indistinguishable from a quarter is at it again. And the oppression is coming from the supposedly sympathetic, progressive side: The city of Seattle, Washington, has designated an “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the second Monday...
  • Achievement redistribution: University of Wisconsin to distribute grades based on race and ethnicity

    07/23/2014 1:37:57 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies ^ | July 23 2014 | LTC Allen B. West
    One time I was speaking at a local South Florida high school and explaining “wealth redistribution.” I used a football analogy, with the example of a team being ahead at halftime 28-7. However, when the team came back after halftime, the scoreboard read 21-14. I explained to the students that officials met in the press booth and decided to have equitable apportionment of touchdowns to make the game fairer. They believed the self-esteem of the other team was being adversely affected. When I asked the high school seniors if they agreed, they vehemently said no. They felt they’d earned their...
  • How Privileged Are You? (checklist)

    04/12/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 10, 2014 | Rega Jha and Tommy Wesely
    Check(list) your privilege.
  • You cannot Just say No to the Obamacare race questionnaire

    02/05/2014 2:57:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 5, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    The image below was sent to me by a reader who went for a visit to a physician, and was told that she could not be seen unless she filled out this race and ethnicity questionnaire, and put her name on the form. She initially refused, but they insisted that it was required or she could not see the doctor. The form does indicate that it is mandatory under Section 4302 of Obamacare. Section 4302 is explained by HHS as follows: Overview of Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes several provisions aimed at...
  • Success Traits

    01/30/2014 4:45:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | January 30, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    As parents of two middle schoolers (eighth grade and sixth) my husband and I spend time attempting to help them develop characteristics that we believe are useful and good. Looking others in the eye when talking, a firm handshake and the ability to carry on a conversation are just a few of these skills. We encourage them to work hard and do well in school. We put emphasis on them working hard and doing their best, rather than the outcome or the grade itself. Like most parents, we want our children to be successful. A recent New York Times...
  • Take the A Train to Little Guyana

    06/09/2013 5:20:57 PM PDT · by oblomov · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | 9 Jun 2013 | Kirk Semple
    On an old building at 12 St. Marks Place, hovering above the sushi counters and tattoo parlors, is an inscription chiseled in the stone facade: Deutsch-Amerikanische Schützen Gesellschaft. It marks the location of the German-American Shooting Society clubhouse, long defunct, and is a rare vestige of the German immigrant community that dominated the East Village and the Lower East Side for much of the 19th century. Known as Kleindeutschland, or Little Germany, the community had German saloons and social clubs, German theaters and churches, German stores and workshops, and, of course, tens of thousands of German residents. Little Germany is...
  • FFL gun application form has two new identifiers

    05/18/2013 3:37:23 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 62 replies
    Local gun shop | 18 May 2013 | Mene
    Went to make application for a gun I ordered and the form has two new identifiers: 1. Ethnicity (Hispanic or Non-Hispanic) and 2. Race These are in sections 10a and 10b on the form.
  • Top Stories » US » USBC News White House, FBI ok with withholding Boston Bomber information

    04/21/2013 7:54:34 AM PDT · by next media · 30 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013, 04,21 | USBC News Wire
    Many question if those in positions of power during Boston bombing massacre knew more than they admit and put people at risk in order to try to control public opinion. Richard DesLauriers, FBI agent in charge in Boston seemed to be pleading with the public to do whatever they could to help them catch the terrorists responsible for the attack in Boston. He said: “Somebody out there knows these individuals as friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members of the suspects,” he said. “Though it may be difficult, the nation is counting on those with infOrmation to come forward and provide...
  • Conversation with a Latino Independent

    03/13/2012 11:14:07 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 7 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 3/13/12 | EricTheRed
    This morning I had a conversation with an acquaintance from work. Having immigrated here from Costa Rica in the 70's while still in his teens, "Rosario" is the head custodian. While talking politics, he shared some comments on politics and current issues that were contradictory with themselves-- at least to me.Rosario is the consummate  independent. He is  extremely opinionated; he's just never hitched his wagon to any political party and looks at each politician and issue in isolation. (For this reason I describe him as an "independent" rather than "moderate" because, as I see it, a moderate is someone who's too uninformed,...
  • Exploring Sweden's linguistic history in the United States

    06/13/2011 12:52:39 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 47 replies ^ | 06/13/2011 | Karen Holst
    Almost 100 years after the great Swedish migration to North America, dialect researchers from Gothenburg are heading across the Atlantic in hopes of learning more about the evolution of the Swedish language, The Local’s Karen Holst explains. Wild myths that solve the mysterious birth of language and its dispersal often include floods, catastrophes or punishment by the gods. In Hindu stories it was a tree being humbled, in North American Indian folklore it was a great flood, in east Africa it was starvation-induced madness, in the Amazon it was stolen hummingbird eggs and in aboriginal Australia it was a goddess’...
  • Why Marco Rubio Should Resist 2012 Temptations

    03/28/2011 1:11:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | Myra Adams
    It seems not a day goes by without Florida Senator Marco Rubio being mentioned as the favorite choice for vice president among Republicans in Washington. Even talk radio’s Rush Limbaugh weighed in when he said Senator Rubio should run for president in 2012. It is true that Senator Rubio has certain political assets, including his ability to “attract” Latino voters due to his Cuban heritage. He also is conservative, smart, and a good speaker. And he hails from a state that is considered the mother of all battleground states for 2012. What’s not to like if you are a Republican...
  • Museum of Science explores science, concept of race (race doesn't exist, according to Liberals)

    01/20/2011 11:23:52 AM PST · by pabianice · 34 replies
    MetroWest Daily ^ | 1/20/11 | Bergeron
    "...Combining scientific, anthropological and historical evidence, the exhibit argues the fundamental concept of race and racial differences has no biological basis but is a man-made distinction with immeasurable social consequences over the centuries. Developed by the American Anthropological Association and Science Museum of Minnesota, "Race" invites visitors to examine race and racism through exhibits, interactive stations and artifacts..."
  • Ethnicity and Racism

    10/28/2010 5:39:21 PM PDT · by Misterioso
    Journal of the Academy of Metaphysical Naturalism ^ | October 28, 2010 | Curtis Edward Clark
    For the sake of "diversity" we allowed the concept of "ethnicity" to enter our cultures. While we have always valued differences here in the US--for example in Holland, Michigan, the Dutch are so old fashioned that people from The Netherlands often travel here during the Tulip Festival to see the old traditions long forgotten in Holland--there is a difference between celebrating such things, and trading it up for racism, which we have done. Thirty years ago, the author Ayn Rand saw this form of racism coming and described it: "'Ethnicity' is an anti-concept, used as a disguise for the word...
  • Chris Matthews: Do Republicans Oppose Obama Because of His Race?

    08/07/2010 3:48:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 85 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 6, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    Chris Matthews on Friday actually asked a GOP Congressman if Republicans oppose President Obama because of his race. On the 5PM installment of MSNBC's "Hardball," Matthews brought on Rep. Bob Inglis, the Congressman from South Carolina who easily lost his primary fight in June to Tea Party candidate Trey Gowdy and has been badmouthing his Party ever since. Early in the conversation, Matthews asked, "What is it that`s gotten into your Party`s water supply, the Republican Party`s water supply, that makes them strangely hostile to the president, not just against his policies, but personally? Is it race?" Fixated on racial...
  • Relabeling Americans

    06/26/2010 3:37:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 26, 2010 | Edward Bernard Glick
    For two centuries, the melting pot was America's defining symbol and crowning achievement. It allowed millions of integrating immigrants to formulate and maintain this nation's social contract. But new concepts of separateness, new feelings about diversity, and new definitions of ethnicity have all but destroyed the melting pot and the social contract. To be politically correct today, how should one categorize the following naturalized or native-born Americans, all of whom I know or have known? A Kenyan-born white woman whose parents were born in South Africa and whose grandparents were born in the Netherlands. A black man who was born...
  • U.S. Census form omits ethnicity, drawing some flak

    03/24/2010 10:57:56 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 43 replies · 998+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 24 March 2010 | Chris Ramirez
    <p>Some ethnic organizations are complaining that the shorter 2010 Census questionnaire requires more effort for blacks and whites to fully declare their heritage.</p> <p>In previous population counts, they could check boxes for their ethnicity — such as Polish, Italian or Caribbean African.</p> <p>Not so this time.</p>
  • The looming crisis in human genetics: some awkward news ahead

    12/03/2009 8:54:54 PM PST · by B-Chan · 26 replies · 1,831+ views
    The Economist ^ | 13 Nov 20009 | Geoffrey Miller
    Human geneticists have reached a private crisis of conscience, and it will become public knowledge in 2010. The crisis has depressing health implications and alarming political ones. In a nutshell: the new genetics will reveal much less than hoped about how to cure disease, and much more than feared about human evolution and inequality, including genetic differences between classes, ethnicities and races. About five years ago, genetics researchers became excited about new methods for “genome-wide association studies” (GWAS). We already knew from twin, family and adoption studies that all human traits are heritable: genetic differences explain much of the variation...
  • Is NYC marathon winner American enough? Keflezighi's win stirs debate over runner's nationality

    11/03/2009 4:29:26 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 22 replies · 767+ views
    MSNBC / NYT ^ | Nov . 3, 2009 | Gina Kolata
    NEW YORK - As soon as Mebrahtom Keflezighi , better known as Meb, won the New York City Marathon on Sunday, an uncommon sports dispute erupted online, fraught with racial and nationalistic components: Should Keflezighi’s triumph count as an American victory? He was widely celebrated as the first American to win the New York race since 1982. Having immigrated to the United States at age 12, he is an American citizen and a product of American distance running programs at the youth, college and professional levels. But, some said, because he was born in Eritrea, he is not really an...
  • The Silent Catastrophe

    10/17/2009 10:46:57 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 15 replies · 1,259+ views
    Takimag ^ | October 12, 2009 | Jared Taylor
    The media love disaster. One can hardly sit through a half hour of cable news without hearing dire prophecies of “climate change” and other ecotastrophes. And over the past year, television pundits have warned incessantly that without massive Wall Street bailouts and compulsory Swine Flu vaccinations, the sky just might fall. This all comes on the heels of years of talk of terrorist attacks and the potential for the African AIDs epidemic to infect the middle class. Not all of this is hysteria, of course, and without question the United States faces real economic and security challenges. But the most...
  • Time to End the Hyphenated American Thing

    09/05/2009 3:23:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 889+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 05, 2009 | Lloyd Marcus
    The announcer introduces me to the audiences of thousands, “Singer/songwriter of the national America Tea Party Anthem, Mr. Lloyd Marcus!” I enthusiastically enter the stage, “Hello my fellow patriots! I am not an African American ... I am Lloyd Marcus ... AMERICAN!” The mostly white crowds go wild with applause and cheers of approval. I feel their relief and gratitude of a black man who loves his country and is not hostile or resentful toward them. I am traveling across America on the Tea Party Express Tour. We began August 28th in Sacramento, CA. Our 34 city tour will end...
  • Department of Education 2009/2010 Ethnicity & Race Reporting Questionare

    09/02/2009 11:54:55 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 13 replies · 1,176+ views
    USDE ^ | 09/02/2009 | BuckeyeTexan
    The United States Department of Education requires all state and local education institutions to collect data on ethnicity and race for students and staff. This information is used for state and federal accountability reporting as well as for reporting to the Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. School district staff and parents or guardians of students enrolling in school are requested to provide this information. If you decline to provide this information, please be aware that the USDE requires school districts to use observer identification as a last resort for collecting the data for federal reporting. Please...
  • SCOTUS pick: Sonia Sotomayor (Rate judicial aptitude by group on Sotomayor Scale)

    05/26/2009 6:07:54 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 8 replies · 437+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | May 26, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” — Judge Sonia Sotomayor, in her Judge Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Lecture at the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law in 2001 The above assertion and the rest of a remarkable speech to a Hispanic group by Sotomayor — widely touted as a possible Obama nominee to the Supreme Court — has drawn very little attention in the mainstream media since...
  • Difference Between Iranians And Arabs

    05/02/2009 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Cyrus the Great · 53 replies · 1,368+ views
    Thomas Keyes ^ | 2/7/05 | Thomas Keyes
    Many Americans seem to entertain the illusion that Iranians are Arabs. This may be due to the fact that many people in both communities practise Islam, which I'll mention below. Another coincidence that may have contributed to this confusion is the apparent similarity of the names Iran and Iraq. It is true that the Persian language and the Arabic share the same alphabet, namely the Arabic alphabet, which was imposed upon the Iranians centuries ago. But originally Persian had its own alphabet. Anyway, in Arabic script the names of the countries are entirely different, 'Iraq' beginning with the letter 'ain'...
  • Overcoming ethnicity[Spengler]

    01/05/2009 7:18:18 AM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 698+ views
    The Asia Times Online ^ | 05 Jan 2009 | Spengler
    Never have things been better for one half of humankind, and never have things been worse for the other.An old joke divides the world into two kinds of people:those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don't. The decisive divide in today's world lies between nations that have a future, and nations that don't. Contrary to the prevailing pragmatism,which demands that we take every society on its own terms,an objective criteria has emerged that does not easily fade in the wash, namely the desire to live. Samuel Huntington, who died last December 27, did the...
  • Fairfax May Junk Study on Behavior

    06/04/2008 10:06:23 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 22 replies · 84+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 5, 2008 | Michael Alison Chandler
    Fairfax May Junk Study on Behavior Staff Report Shows Racial, Ethnic Gaps Among Students Fairfax County School Board members said they are likely to abandon a staff report that showed racial and ethnic gaps in some measures of student behavior, including in the demonstration of "sound moral character and ethical judgment." The board had delayed an April vote to approve the report after concerns were raised that findings were based on subjective measures, such as elementary report card data, and that they would fuel negative stereotypes. Board member Phillip A. Niedzielski-Eichner (Providence) said yesterday that he plans to propose at...
  • Us and Them; The Enduring Power of Ethnic Nationalism

    04/23/2008 1:48:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies · 55+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | March/April 2008 | Jerry Z. Muller
    Summary: Americans generally belittle the role of ethnic nationalism in politics. But in fact, it corresponds to some enduring propensities of the human spirit, it is galvanized by modernization, and in one form or another, it will drive global politics for generations to come. Once ethnic nationalism has captured the imagination of groups in a multiethnic society, ethnic disaggregation or partition is often the least bad answer.
  • Health views differ along ethnic lines

    03/12/2008 12:43:53 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 216+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Mar. 11, 2008 | KEVIN FREKING
    Minorities are more likely than white patients to rate their health care as fair or poor, a view that is particularly true among Chinese-Americans, blacks born in Africa and Vietnamese-Americans. Researchers have long stressed that improving patients' perception of their care is important to improving outcomes. That's because negative experiences can lead to less time spent with a physician and poor communications between doctor and patient. To get a more detailed view of the differing perceptions that patients have, researchers at Harvard University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation surveyed 4,334 adults last year. The researchers asked patients such questions...
  • The Enduring Power of Ethnic Nationalism

    02/29/2008 6:24:15 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 131+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 29, 2008 | Jerry Muller
    Projecting their own experience onto the rest of the world, Americans generally belittle the role of ethnic nationalism in politics. After all, in the United States people of varying ethnic origins live cheek by jowl in relative peace. Within two or three generations of immigration, their ethnic identities are attenuated by cultural assimilation and intermarriage. Surely, things cannot be so different elsewhere. Americans also find ethnonationalism discomfiting both intellectually and morally. Social scientists go to great lengths to demonstrate that it is a product not of nature but of culture, often deliberately constructed. And ethicists scorn value systems based on...
  • Kenya: Prominent human rights defenders threatened with death as “traitors” to their ethnicity

    01/31/2008 9:54:22 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 172+ views
    Amnesty International ^ | 30 January 2008 | Staff
    Amnesty International today issued an urgent action calling for the protection of several Kenyan human rights defenders and activists who have received serious death threats. The group, which includes six men and three women -- some of whom are prominent members of human rights organizations -- have received a number of anonymous threats in the form of SMS messages, phone calls and emails. They are now taking precautions for their safety, such as moving house and not making any public statements. The threats include accusations that they are ”traitors” to their ethnicity. All but one of the activists are of...
  • Sex, Race, Religion and America's Next President

    09/19/2007 11:39:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 197+ views
    TheTyee ^ | September 19, 2007 | Mario Canseco
    Next year's United States presidential election will be the first one since 1952 to have neither an incumbent nor a current or former vice-president on either of the two main tickets -- unless Al Gore suddenly decides to run again. As of now, national polls place New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as the favourite candidate for Democrats, followed by Illinois Senator Barack Obama and former North Carolina senator John Edwards. On the Republican side, actor and former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson is almost even with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, with Arizona Senator John McCain and former...
  • I Am A Cultural Bigot - Are You?

    06/25/2007 1:27:49 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 66 replies · 1,446+ views
    n/a ^ | June 25, 2007 | A Navy Vet
    As the title says, I am a cultural bigot: ..."a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices"; Guess what folks...we are all prejudiced bigots. We make decisions every day based on a prejudice against or for certain foods, gas stations, sport teams, etc. Prejudice is not a bad word. I'm sick of hearing the race-baiters use it in everything they promote. They, also, are prejudice in their words and actions. Everyone is. That needed to be said, however, it was not the point of this article. It was only stated to define the word...
  • Political party wants all-Swedish schools

    04/30/2007 7:01:10 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 10 replies · 574+ views
    Newsdaily ^ | April 30, 2007 | Staff
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 30 (UPI) -- Sweden's National Democrat party plans to open pre-schools for only ethnic Swedish children, starting in Uppsala and Soderalje. Within the next few weeks, the political party will start submitting applications to various local councils to open the Swedes-only schools, the online Swedish newspaper The Local reported Monday. "It is very important that we can build up a safe and Swedish environment for our children. They can have the best possible start in life by growing up with Swedish culture," party leader Marc Abramsson said about why Sweden needs racially pure pre-schools.
  • Iraq's minorities 'face violence'

    02/26/2007 12:00:09 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 5 replies · 313+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, February 28, 2007 | Jane Peel
    Iraq's minorities include Muslims, Christians and Jews Religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq are facing unprecedented levels of violence, according to a study by a human rights organisation.The plight of minorities is being ignored amid the constant news of carnage in Iraq, Minority Rights Group International says. Its report claims that some groups risk being eradicated from their homeland. Iraqi minority members have been abducted, tortured or killed, or forced to assimilate. The study says some communities - many of whom have lived in Iraq for more than 2,000 years - are suffering terrible violence as a result of...
  • Tancredo Campaign Email Update (For your perusal)

    01/30/2007 7:25:29 PM PST · by kc8ukw · 56 replies · 738+ views
    Email update | January 30, 2007 | Tom Tancredo
    Here's the latest news on my campaign to represent you Sometimes the Truth Makes Waves Dear Friend of This Campaign, My presidential bid continues to stir dust in every direction! That's good, I think. On Thursday, I made a statement sure to offend many of the most powerful people in Washington. I called for the disbanding of the Black, the Asian Pacific-American, and the Hispanic Congressional Caucuses. This was a risky decision for me, but I had to tell the truth--even if I lost some friends. I think it's high time we fought harder for Ronald Reagan's vision of a...
  • Who knew I'd be so ethnic? Where my roots led me (What box to check?)

    10/01/2006 6:01:24 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 146 replies · 2,717+ views
    houston chronicle ^ | Sept. 30, 2006, 7:03PM | ASHLEY HERZOG
    The idea of taking a DNA test first came to me in August, after I read a Time magazine article entitled "Diving into the Gene Pool." The author, Carolina A. Miranda describes herself as an "olive-skinned Latina," but a DNA analysis test uncovered connections to places likesuch as Poland and Mozambique. Intrigued, I decided to order my own analysis kit from DNA Tribes, a company that promised to trace my ancestry back to ancient times. I didn't expect my experience to be anything like Miranda's. For starters, I was fairly certain of my ethnic heritage: Irish on my mother's side,...
  • Islamofascism, the broader, deeper & wider reality - How radical Islam makes you into a fascist!

    06/17/2006 10:56:58 PM PDT · by NeoOldCon · 1 replies · 1,471+ views
    How [radical] Islam makes one into a fascist, whether you are Arab, black, etc. The broader view of the deep & wide reality of Islamofascism What do the Arab Muslim massacre in NYC WTC, The Pakistani Muslim bombing in London, the Arab Muslim bombing in Madrid, an Indonesian attack on Australians in Bali, an Arab Muslim racist attack on an ordinary Jew in Paris, Arabs' onslaught in the genocide campaign in Sudan, WW2's Bosnian Muslims attacking Christian Serbs, Jordanian Arab murderer: Zarqawi that seperated (Nazi style) between Shiite & Sunni kids on a bus, Arab slave masters in Mauritania, a...
  • Literacy Falls for Graduates From College, Testing Finds

    12/16/2005 9:39:30 AM PST · by liberallarry · 147 replies · 1,445+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 16, 2005 | SAM DILLON
    The average American college graduate's literacy in English declined significantly over the past decade, according to results of a nationwide test released yesterday. When the test was last administered, in 1992, 40 percent of the nation's college graduates scored at the proficient level, meaning that they were able to read lengthy, complex English texts and draw complicated inferences. But on the 2003 test, only 31 percent of the graduates demonstrated those high-level skills. There were 26.4 million college graduates. The college graduates who in 2003 failed to demonstrate proficiency included 53 percent who scored at the intermediate level and 14...
  • What flight? (Thomas Sowell hits one again)

    11/24/2005 4:37:29 PM PST · by Sonny M · 42 replies · 3,108+ views
    TownHall ^ | Nov 24, 2005 | Thomas Sowell
    "The New White Flight" was the title of an eye-opening article in the November 20th issue of the Wall Street Journal. It was about a high school in Cupertino, California, where a growing Asian American student population is causing rising academic standards -- and causing many white parents to withdraw their children from the school and some to move out of the community. The school has some of the highest test scores in the state. But, although everybody is in favor of high academic standards in the abstract, not everyone is in favor of having to struggle to meet those...
  • What Makes Someone French?

    11/12/2005 4:01:26 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 53 replies · 1,545+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 11, 2005 | CRAIG S. SMITH
    Ed Alcock for The New York Times Semou Diouf, 50, has spoken French all his life and was educated in France but says he still feels like an outsider, despite living under a Constitution that is officially color blind. PARIS, Nov. 10 - Semou Diouf, holding a pipe in one hand and a cigarette in the other...(snip) "I was born in Senegal when it was part of France," he said before putting the pipe in his mouth. "I speak French, my wife is French and I was educated in France." The problem, he added after pulling the pipe out...
  • NYP: ISRAELIS KNOW: PROFILING'S KEY -- NYC's random checks aren't most effective.

    07/26/2005 6:01:02 AM PDT · by OESY · 21 replies · 762+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2005 | YISHAI HA'ETZNI
    Since 9/11, U.S. officials have struggled with how to protect the American public without infringing on individuals' rights and sensibilities. The touchiest issue of all is "profiling" — using various factors, including race or ethnicity, in security checks. So, it wasn't surprising that, when New York announced last week that it would begin screening passengers on the city's subway, officials promised loudly and insistently that the checks would be random and racial profiling would not be used. Such a policy avoids discrimination against certain ethnic groups — in effect, inconveniencing, embarrassing and perhaps even punishing individuals for crimes they did...
  • President Attends National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

    06/18/2005 6:56:51 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies · 448+ views
    White House Website ^ | June 16, 2005 | Staff
    THE PRESIDENT: Gracias, y siéntese. (Laughter.) Thank you for the warm welcome. It's an honor to be here at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast. Thanks for inviting me back. I understand this, like you understand this: America is founded on los valores de fe y familia. (Applause.) These are the values at the heart of the Hispanic American community. These are the values that enrich our nation. And I am grateful. Your good works and reverence bring compassion to our country, and more importantly, honor to the Almighty. This morning we come together to pray, to pray for God's help...
  • Whites are quitting cities (in Britain)

    02/10/2005 10:23:20 AM PST · by Korth · 44 replies · 1,933+ views
    The Sun via Drudge ^ | February 10, 2005 | NIC CECIL
    TENS of thousands of white families are pouring out of UK cities as immigrants move in, a controversial new report claims. The exodus is creating an increasingly divided society, says the study for independent think-tank Migrationwatch UK. It found that 600,000 more people left London for the regions between 1993-2002 than arrived in the capital from elsewhere in Britain. Those moving out were believed to be mainly white. In the same decade, the number of immigrants arriving in London went up by 726,000. Migrationwatch said there were similar changes in Manchester and Birmingham. Chairman Sir Andrew Green said: “The development...
  • Chicago Nursing Homes Grouping Residents

    10/12/2004 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Melpomene · 26 replies · 1,190+ views
    CHICAGO - Mid America Convalescent Center is one of a growing number of Chicago-area nursing homes that assemble residents by ethnicity. Asians live on one floor, Hispanics are on another. Each group has its own traditional food, activities and a staff that speaks its language. Within a few miles are other facilities doing the same for Poles, Russians, Indians and Koreans. There have long been nursing homes that cater to certain nationalities and religions, or become popular with different ethnic groups. But in Chicago, with the third largest number of foreign-born residents in the United States, that sort of specialization...
  • The Wrong Blacks

    06/29/2004 6:43:25 AM PDT · by Davis · 36 replies · 341+ views
    The Conning Tower | June 29, 2004 | Trentino
    After much intramural whispering, the Black Alumni of Harvard in convention assembled have spilled the beans. They recently revealed to a couple of New York Times staffers that affirmative action has been attracting the wrong blacks to Harvard and other elite colleges. The data about the ethnicity of blacks—yeah, you read that right, the ethnicity of blacks—is not official, but it seems authoritative. Harvard is getting too few black kids from the inner cities and too many kids who are immigrants from the West Indies or their children, African-African immigrants or their children, or bi-racial blacks. That's ethnicity, see. Harvard...