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  • Republicans Focusing on Women, Minorities for 2020 House Challengers

    05/14/2019 12:44:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 13, 2019 | Alan Fram
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans are hunting district-by-district for just the right candidates — women and minorities in many cases — to help them recapture the House six months after a political tidal wave swept Democrats into control of the most diverse majority in history. Among the recruits are a Republican woman in the Oklahoma state Senate and a black political novice from Houston with Iraq combat experience and three Ivy League degrees on his resume. They are part of the GOP drive to gain at least 18 seats in the 2020 elections to win the majority — historically a...
  • Democrat Party ‘Minority’ members are Party’s WILLING Props & Tokens

    04/14/2019 9:19:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/19 | Judi McLeod
    The Democrats, who rule their running dog media, excel at silencing their enemies and do it most every day U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib wants people to believe that she and other minority members of the Democrat Party have been used as tokens whenever the party wants to project an image of inclusiveness. That’s the S.O.S. message the Michigan Rep. Tweeted out on Saturday.
  • With Lori Lightfoot as mayor, women of color to hold 5 top city, county offices

    04/05/2019 2:36:14 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 95 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 5, 2019 | Mary Mitchell
    With Lori Lightfoot’s election as mayor, black women will hold the top political offices in Chicago and Cook County for the first time ever.
  • Some construction projects in Syracuse overwhelmingly white, male, report finds

    03/28/2019 10:04:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    WRVO ^ | March 18, 2019 | Tom Magnarelli
    White, suburban men are reaping the benefits of public construction projects in the Syracuse area, despite the city's demographics, according to a new report. Advocacy groups are sounding the alarm, before a decision is made regarding the future of the Interstate-81 viaduct in Syracuse. The I-81 project is expected to be a massive undertaking with the potential to create lots of jobs for local residents. Andrew Croom, staff attorney with Legal Services of Central New York, which issued the report with the Urban Jobs Task Force, said they reviewed the payroll records for five construction projects in the Syracuse area,...
  • Report: Only 7 Black Students Admitted To New York City’s Top High School (Stuyvesant)

    03/20/2019 11:15:21 AM PDT · by blam · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-20-2019 | Tom Ciccotta
    Stuyvesant High School, New York City’s most prestigious secondary school, only admitted seven black students for the upcoming fall term. Asian students make up 73 percent of the student body. According to a report from the New York Times, Stuyvesant High School only offered admission to seven blacks students this year for their incoming 900-seat freshman class. This news has sparked debate across the political spectrum, with figures like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chiming in. Maggie Haberman of the New York Times argued that white students dominate secondary schools like Stuyvesant because they can afford to prepare for its entrance exam. However,...
  • Leftism Eradicates Character

    03/13/2019 2:38:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 12, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    Every year, many thousands of American parents find that the son or daughter they sent to college has been transformed by college into a leftist. For left-wing parents, this may be a blessing, but for parents who are not leftist—not to mention conservative—it is often painfully jolting. It is jolting because their beloved child now holds America in contempt; prefers socialism to capitalism; regards all white people and police as racist; believes the Bible, Christianity, and Judaism are not only nonsense, but dangerous nonsense; no longer believes men and women are inherently different—or even that male and female objectively exist;...
  • Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'

    02/19/2019 6:24:56 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    AP ^ | February 19, 2019
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of an initiative he started after the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The death of the African-American teen sparked protests over racial profiling.
  • Illinois Tollway Constructionworks program launches across Northern Illinois

    01/22/2019 11:14:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Chicago Crusader ^ | January 3, 2019 | crusader
    A few years ago, during a panel discussion at the 47th annual Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) was the opening speaker on the topic of “Putting Black America to Work: the New Skilled Trade Workforce.” Lawrence noted that the industry supported by skilled trade workers will need an infusion of youth because the average age of workers was 53 years old. Rep. Lawrence said, “We are building a new bridge from Detroit to Windsor (Canada). I’ve been told we are bringing in welders from Vietnam to help build it.” It seems unfathomable that the United States, a...
  • House Dem Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries Calls Trump ‘The Grand Wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’

    01/21/2019 6:12:48 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 88 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 21, 2019 | Josh Feldman
    Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D- NY) blasted President Donald Trump during a speech on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Jeffries spoke at the National Action Network event about the lessons from Dr. King that still resonate today. At one point he told the audience, “We have a hater in the White House. Birther-in-Chief. The Grand Wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. One of the things we’ve learned is that while Jim Crow may be dead he’s still got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well.”
  • Trump Reversal of Obama School Discipline Policy Harms Minorities [semi-satire]

    01/19/2019 9:54:46 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    The Trump Administration’s intention to eliminate the “racially balanced” regulations promulgated by former President Obama’s “Dear Colleague Letter” was condemned by former Obama Administration Sec. of Education Arne Duncan who called it harmful to minorities. “The whole point of President Obama’s approach was to equalize the stigma of school disciplinary actions so that each racial grouping was proportionately represented in the punishments meted out,” Duncan said. “The previous policy articulated by former Reagan Administration official Clarence Thomas in 1981 merely directed that whatever disciplinary procedures a school had must be applied without racial bias. This led to minorities being disproportionately...
  • Legislators spent big on lavish fundraisers — but gave no grants to students (NY)

    01/01/2019 8:44:21 AM PST · by Salman · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12-20-2018 | Isabel Vincent
    A nonprofit run by state lawmakers to raise scholarship money for needy minority students spends most of the cash on its lavish annual soiree — including $6,000 on limos — and gave out no grants the last two years, The Post has learned. The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators organizes a “Caucus Weekend” — a series of workshops, concerts and parties — in Albany every February for minority members of the Assembly and the Senate. The group charges sponsors up to $50,000 for a chance to party with lawmakers at events that have ­included Grammy...
  • Uh, That's Racist: White Liberals Dumb Themselves Down While Speaking To Minorities...

    11/28/2018 6:38:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | November 28, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The Democrats are the party of Jim Crow, black codes, and the Ku Klux Klan—but it’s the GOP that’s racist and has a racist history, or something. These historical debates get the Left and Right going on social media. Yet, a new study just drives the heart into the whole notion that liberalism is open and averse to racism.  It’s the seat of irony. The report found that white liberals dumb themselves down while interacting with minorities in order to get along with them (via Yale Insights): Racial bias can put people of color at a disadvantage when interviewing for...
  • Why the Announcement of a Looming White Minority Makes Demographers Nervous

    11/22/2018 6:26:06 PM PST · by DesScorp · 73 replies ^ | 11-22-2018 | Sabrinia Tavernese
    The graphic was splashy by the Census Bureau’s standards and it showed an unmistakable moment in America’s future: the year 2044, when white Americans were projected to fall below half the population and lose their majority status. The presentation of the data disturbed Kenneth Prewitt, a former Census Bureau director, who saw it while looking through a government report. The graphic made demographic change look like a zero-sum game that white Americans were losing, he thought, and could provoke a political backlash. So after the report’s release three years ago, he organized a meeting with Katherine Wallman, at the time...
  • Cash Giveaways to Fight Poverty [semi-satire]

    10/30/2018 11:29:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    Declaring that “it is unfair that whites have more money than minorities,” Sen. Cory (Spartacus) Booker (D-NJ) has concocted a plan to hand wads of cash to “deserving black kids.” Dubbing these giveaways “opportunity accounts,” Booker boasted that “there’s no telling what these young people are capable of doing if only they had the money to do it.” Under Booker’s scheme minority youths would be eligible for “no strings grants of up to $50,000 they could use for wealth-building purposes. Most of the investment opportunities in the ghetto require cash. We’ll be giving these youngsters cash they could use to...
  • Trump Approval Among Black Voters Rises to Record

    10/30/2018 7:42:13 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 52 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 29 OCT 2018 | Petr Svab
    Some 40 percent of black likely voters approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing, according to the daily Rasmussen poll released on Oct. 29. The number marks a record high, the pollster noted, and shows a rapid rise in support for the president among black voters, compared to Rasmussen’s own results from a year ago. The poll showed 29 percent support for Trump among blacks on Aug. 6, compared with 15 percent on Aug. 3, 2017. Reuters/Ipsos polls also have revealed an increase, though more modest, to 16.5 percent approval among blacks in an Oct. 18–22 survey, from...
  • Taylor Swift and the Politics of Groupthink

    10/08/2018 5:14:47 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 26 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 8, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Last weekend, pop (formerly country) superstar Taylor Swift – after years of carefully avoiding politics – took to Instagram to issue a polemic against Congressman Marsha Blackburn, candidate for U.S. Senate in her home state of Tennessee. Swift, who has long had a broad following across the ideological spectrum, penned a social media screed that tarred Rep. Blackburn with the usual accusations that modern Democrats regularly level against Republicans: accusing her of supporting a patriarchy by taking positions that oppose women, LGBTQs, and other minorities. Now, we have no way of knowing for sure whether T-Swift came to this feeling...
  • Obama Claims Credit for Economic Boom [semi-satire]

    09/09/2018 10:23:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    As we move closer to the mid-term election day, the stream of favorable economic news following the Republican tax cuts and President Trump's moves toward deregulation has spurred former President Obama to step forward to try to make the case that his policies were the real source of the current boom. In a speech at the University of Illinois, Obama attempted to persuade people that "the credit for the prosperity that is breaking out today truly belongs to me. The GOP tax cuts wouldn't have been as effective if taxes hadn't been so high during my term. Likewise for the...
  • Parents fear new RRISD PD could make things worse for minority students (Round Rock, TX)

    06/20/2018 8:03:37 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    kxan ^ | June 19, 2018 | Brittany Glas
    According to Round Rock ISD data, in 2017, African-American students represented just 8.7 percent of RRISD students, but received 33 percent of all discretionary discipline placements. Parents like Mischia Farrer say they’re concerned those numbers aren’t proportional. “It’s just really unfair and it makes it hard to feel safe,” said Farrer. “I want my kid to feel safe in school. I don’t want them to feel like they’re afraid. It’s not a prison... The new district police department is estimated to cost RRISD $2.7 million each year.
  • STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

    05/07/2018 7:22:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 7, 2018 | Soumya Karlamangla
    he teenagers tucked their hands into their sweatshirt pockets as they shuffled to form a circle. Some gazed at the asphalt, trying to avoid the game they had been drafted to play. “It’s like hot potato/musical chairs, but with a penis,” said the girl leading the group. The kids gathered on a spring morning in South Los Angeles were about to get a hands-on lesson in sex education. Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctor’s office — that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patient’s behavior....
  • Teaching hospitals pledge to hire, treat more minorities (Boston)

    04/18/2018 5:52:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2018 | Liz Kowalczyk
    Two of Boston’s top teaching hospitals said they are expanding efforts to hire more black and Latino doctors, and to ensure their facilities are welcoming to minorities they treat — an attempt to address two longstanding issues in the health care industry. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers, plans to hire a new leader for diversity programs and to require all faculty and administrative leaders to complete a bias awareness workshop, and has set diversity goals in its 2018 strategic plan.