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  • Colorado Aims to Expand a Main Artery, but Beleaguered Neighbors Balk

    03/12/2017 7:14:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 19, 2017 | Julie Turkewitz
    DENVER — Each morning Yadira Sanchez and her three children awaken to the roar of traffic and the plumes of exhaust that spill from the highway that cuts through their neighborhood. Now, Ms. Sanchez and her family are confronting a plan to triple the width of this state’s main east-west artery, sending tens of thousands more cars by their door. Denver was the fastest-growing large city in America in 2015, with a population of nearly 700,000, and the scene of a tech and marijuana boom that has drawn 1,000 new households a month. But as in other cities, its highways...
  • Donald Trump's refugee ban, explained

    02/02/2017 2:43:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 30/1/17 | Vox
    0:00This executive order, signed by President Trump, 0:03starts a new policy on refugees and immigration in America. 0:06TRUMP: "And this is the protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the 0:14United States..." 0:15But that's not really what's in this Executive Order. 0:18So let’s go through it. 0:19First, the executive order banned all immigrants and visa-holders from seven majority-muslim 0:24countries from entering the US for at least 90 days. 0:28There is no security benefit. 0:31Americans are more likely to be killed by their own clothes than by an immigrant terrorist. 0:36Nobody in the US has been killed in a...
  • That time the White House invented an entirely new ethnic minority group

    12/11/2016 6:47:18 AM PST · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11 Dec 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Have you finally sorted out all of the various racial groups around the country and the social justice concerns which are being raised these days? You might think you have but I’m guessing you missed one. You can be excused, of course, because the one I’m thinking of is relatively new. In fact, it was just minted by the Obama administration. Get ready for the Next Big Thing in identity politics because we’re about to be hit by a fresh wave of Mena-Americans. The details come to us from Mike Gonzalez at National Review. One day in the not-too-distant future,...
  • FNC’s Juan Williams Attacks Pro-Trump Cuban-American Voters — ‘Not Comfortable With a Woman [tr]

    11/10/2016 11:58:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-panelists Kimberly Guilfoyle and Juan Williams reacted to the minorities, particularly in the state of Florida, that had voted for President-elect Donald Trump in Tuesday’s election. Guilfoyle noted out Trump had outperformed these voter compared then-GOP presidential nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) in the 2012 presidential, to which Williams suggested it might have something to do with those voters being “not comfortable with a woman as a leader.”
  • Obama on voter suppression: The truth is, if you really want to vote, you can vote

    11/07/2016 6:13:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 7, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Skip to 3:50 below for the key bit. Good lord. He’s about as far off-script from the usual Democratic message as you can get. After all the Democrats' concern about voter suppression, this is an interesting response from Obama to Al Sharpton in a new interview pic.twitter.com/9qrJ3riT6a— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) November 4, 2016 I assume the left will walk this back after the election by claiming that O deliberately underplayed the impact of voter-ID laws and fewer early-voting hours in order to boost morale among minority voters. If he had complained loudly here about “voter suppression,” it might have backfired...
  • Leaked Documents Reveal Expansive Soros Funding to Manipulate Federal Elections

    11/07/2016 4:01:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 7, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    Leaked funding documents reveal an effort by George Soros and his foundations to manipulate election laws and process rules ahead of the federal election far more expansively than has been previously reported. The billionaire and convicted felon moved hundreds of millions of dollars into often-secret efforts to change election laws, fuel litigation to attack election integrity measures, push public narratives about voter fraud, and to integrate the political ground game of the left with efforts to scare racial minority groups about voting rights threats. These Soros-funded efforts moved through dozens of 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) charities and involved the active compliance...
  • Polls Show African-American Vote for Donald Trump is Double Mitt Romney’s Vote

    11/05/2016 7:08:49 AM PDT · by xzins · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Nov 16 | Neil Munro
    Donald Trump is on track to double Gov. Mitt Romney’s support among African-American voters, according to a series of state polls. In 2012, African-Americans comprised a record 13 percent of all voters. President Barack Obama was reelected with 93 percent of the African-American vote, leaving Gov. Mitt Romney with only 6 percent of the African-American vote. Obama is now campaigning against Trump, and hoping to keep his share of the African-American vote below the 11 percent that George W. Bush won in 2004 during the housing bubble. On Friday, a poll of 506 Pennsylvania voters by Harper Polling showed Trump...
  • Tollway aims to boost minority jobs by teaching construction skills

    11/04/2016 9:46:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | October 19, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    With 10 years remaining in its $12 billion road-building program, the Illinois tollway intends to start training workers to help finish the job. The aim is to increase the number of minorities working on tollway projects through a center teaching construction-related skills, officials said at a meeting Wednesday. The program is in the early stages, with diversity department planners still figuring out logistics, including funding. About $400,000 is allocated for 2017, although several tollway board directors advised staff members to budget for more. A 2015 tollway study concluded that blacks, Hispanics and women are underrepresented compared to whites when it...
  • Feds Order Law Enforcement Agencies to Ignore Drug Use, Criminal Records to Hire Minorities

    11/02/2016 11:25:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 2, 2016
    In a push to hire minority police officers, the Obama administration is asking the nation’s 18,000 law enforcement agencies to forgive drug use, disregard the criminal records of candidates from “underrepresented communities” and lower standards on written and physical exams. It’s part of the administration’s Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement initiative following a string of officer-involved shootings involving African Americans. Key to the mission is the racial diversification of local law enforcement agencies so that they “better reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.” To accomplish this, several barriers must be removed and the details are outlined in a...
  • Trump’s daughter Ivanka to celebrate Diwali at temple with Indian-Americans

    10/22/2016 6:54:10 PM PDT · by jennychase · 98 replies
    Hindutan Times ^ | 10/22/2016 | LKJ ABH
    The results of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections have shown that whoever wins Loudon County wins Virginia. The county in the past 16 years has seen significant growth of the Indian-American community, mainly on account of the emergence of an IT corridor near the Dulles Airport. There were 1,200 Indian-Americans in 2000, which increased to 12,000 in 2010. The number is estimated to have jumped to 30,000 in 2016. The neighboring Fairfax County too has an estimated 20,000 strong Indian-American community members.
  • Why You Can Expect To See More Violence In Schools This Year

    09/18/2016 10:37:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Sep. 15, 2016 | Joy Pullmann
    Two years ago I chased down a single dad whose son attended schools in the same district as the infamous Missourian Michael Brown. Sixty-six-year-old Paul Davis, a cab driver and son of Mississippi sharecroppers, decided to pay $1,500 in rent atop his mortgage just to get his son Robert out of some of the nation’s most violent schools by establishing residency in a better school district. Davis told me about the time in fifth grade other black boys had held Robert down until he peed on himself; the time bullies stole his book bag; the many times they attacked Robert—in...
  • Using minorities as progressive pawns

    09/16/2016 5:18:19 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The Indians themselves are hamstrung by higher energy costs. And it is energy that powers economic growth, not mounds of governmental regulations Blocking the nation’s best interest by manipulating minority populations is a progressive tactic. LGBT, BlackLivesMatter and, unfortunately, tribal members are finding themselves at the center of media storms engineered by the media. Political correctness (i.e. cowardice) has fueled the mob takeover of free enterprise, essentially shutting it down in favor of poverty and government dependence, otherwise known as bondage.
  • MSNBC: Republicans Purging Minorities to Steal Election, Hack Results

    09/04/2016 7:26:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/4/16 | Nicholas Fondacar
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid, who was swift to condemn Republican concerns of voter fraud, was equally as fast at accusing them of plotting to steal the election. Reid’s concern centered on a computer system called CrossCheck which was developed to find duplicate names on the voter rolls so they can be removed. But Reid and her guest Rolling Stone writer Greg Palast, who brought the issue to her attention, accuse the system of targeting minorities. “The system disproportionality targets voters of color who are likely to have common surnames, like Washington or Hernandez,” Reid stated. According to a quote read by
  • Gallup: Life got better for pretty much everyone under Obama

    09/01/2016 9:34:47 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/31/16 | Christopher Ingraham
    "The percentages of U.S. whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians who are thriving have all increased during the Obama era," Gallup notes. The percentage of blacks thriving has risen by about 6 points, as has the percentage of whites and Hispanics. Asian thriving has risen by about 10 points since 2008.
  • Table Talk Episode 41: Donald Trump asked a question & Obama response to the Flood

    08/29/2016 1:13:04 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 11 replies
    Diamond and Silk Table Talk - You Tube ^ | 8/23/16 | Diamond and Silk
    Another great Diamond and Silk video. Much of the topic is about Donald Trump calling out to minorities to vote for him because - "What the hell do you have to lose????"
  • Texas Democrat Says Trump Is Correct–They Take Minorities for Granted

    08/27/2016 7:14:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    MCALLEN, Texas — A Democrat Texas State Senator publicly stated that the Democrat Party has taken minorities for granted. The statement was made by Texas Democratic Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa Friday afternoon during a panel hosted by the Texas Tribune in this border city. In one of the questions, Tribune CEO Evan Smith brought up Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s effort to court African-American and Hispanic voters.
  • Donald Trump plans minority voter outreach

    08/24/2016 6:05:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Tal Kopan, Sara Murray and Jim Acosta,
    Donald Trump's campaign is planning a concerted effort to reach out to minority voters and shed the perception by some that he is racist, part of a reset for his campaign sparked by bringing in new leadership. A senior Trump adviser characterized the strategy as "part of an ongoing conversation" and said the campaign is "looking forward." As first reported by The Washington Post, the campaign is planning to make trips to diverse and urban areas and focus on an economic and job-centric theme. Some of the effort has already been evident.
  • Sowell: Does Black Success Matter?

    08/15/2016 3:13:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 16, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    We keep hearing that "black lives matter," but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 percent of black lives destroyed by people who are not police do not seem to attract nearly as much attention in the media. What about black success? Does that matter? Apparently not so much. We have heard a lot about black students failing to meet academic standards. So you might think that it would be front-page news when some whole ghetto schools not only meet, but exceed, the...
  • Republican Diversity Coalition Plans Trump Election Strategy

    07/05/2016 5:58:40 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/05/16 | Chris Fuchs
    Asian Americans were among dozens of Donald Trump supporters who gathered in Washington, D.C. Friday with GOP officials and the Trump campaign to strategize ways of mobilizing minorities to vote for the presumptive presidential nominee. Vietnamese-, Chinese-, and Filipino-American members of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump were some of the 65 people who participated in the three-hour meeting just two weeks before the Republican convention... "We're putting together our field program, we're putting together grassroots strategies in order to engage all Americans — Asian Americans, African Americans, and Hispanics and Latinos — to support Mr. Trump's candidacy," Jason Chung,...
  • This Is Where Whites In America Are A Minority

    06/29/2016 7:07:07 AM PDT · by blam · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6-29-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Jun 29, 2016 New research out by the Pew Research Center shows an interesting development in the United States. Using Census Bureau information released with 2014 population estimates, Pew found that the US is becoming ever more diverse, at the local level as well as nationally. In 2014, 364 counties, independent cities and other county-level equivalents did not have non-Hispanic white majorities, the most in modern history, and more than twice the level in 1980.(snip)(snip)
  • Fauxcahontas Revs Up Democrats Like Hillary Never Can

    06/28/2016 10:42:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | June 27, 2016
    WARREN: When Donald Trump says he'll make America great, he means make it even greater for rich guys just like Donald Trump. FOLLOWERS: (grumbling) WARREN: Great for the guys who don't care how much they've already squeezed from everyone else. Great for the guys who always want more. Because that's who Donald Trump is, the guy who wants it all for himself. And watch out, because he will crush you into the dirt to get whatever he wants. FOLLOWERS: (angry cheers) WARREN: That's who he is: A small, insecure money-grubber who fights for no one but himself! RUSH: You know,...
  • Minority babies outnumber whites among US infants

    06/23/2016 5:07:04 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 94 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | June 23, 2016 | Teresa Welsh
    White babies are now outnumbered by minority babies, according to new population estimates from the Census Bureau. In 2015, racial and ethnic minorities made up 50.2 percent of babies under a year old. That year, there were 1,995,102 minority babies born, just slightly more than the 1,982,936 white babies born. The 2015 data was released Thursday, as was updated data for previous years. These new figures show that in 2013, minority babies also outnumbered non-Hispanic white babies by about 1,000 births. In 2014, white babies were outnumbered by about 16,000. Original data from 2011 showed that white babies were in...
  • Libs being Lib - Can't Make This Up or Not !?

    04/02/2016 8:15:02 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 7 replies
    Glasstire ^ | April 2, 2016 | myself
    Libs being Lib - Can't Make This Up - Or not!?
  • The Trump Campaign and Race Baiting at The New York Times

    03/26/2016 4:12:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    Sometimes you wonder if the editorial writers for The Gray Lady ever read the rest of their newspaper. A front page story in last week’s New York Times described Donald Trump’s Tampa office as a “melting pot” of racial and ethnic diversity. The campaign workers include a young woman who recently arrived from Peru; an immigrant from the Philippines; a 70-year-old Lakota Indian; a teenage son of Russian immigrants; a Mexican-American. Yet on that same day, back on the editorial page, the writers write as if they were in another universe. Charles Blow was apoplectic over the fact that Ben...
  • Housing policies still pin poor in Baltimore, but some escape to suburbs

    12/18/2015 6:28:15 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/15/15
    Danielle Hill has a secret, one she shares with dozens of other residents of Baltimore public housing. It goes like this: They don't live in the city. Instead, they live in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, in houses purchased by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. Thousands more have moved to the counties with special rent subsidies in a companion program. Hill's family is among nearly 10,000 black women and children who have moved into overwhelmingly white, prosperous suburbs through a court-ordered relocation program designed to combat the intense inner-city segregation and poverty forged by decades of discrimination....
  • Islam Conversion in U.S. Prisons

    11/29/2015 2:16:09 PM PST · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 33 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | December, 2010 | J. Michael Waller
    In addition to immigration, the state, federal and local prisons of the United States may be a contributor to the growth of Islam in the United States. J. Michael Waller claims that Muslim inmates comprise 17-20% of the prison population in New York, or roughly 350,000 inmates in 2003. He also claims that 80% of the prisoners who "find faith" while in prison convert to Islam.[1] These converted inmates are mostly African American, with a small but growing Hispanic minority.[2] Waller also asserts that many converts are radicalized by outside Islamist groups linked to terrorism, but other experts suggest that...
  • Most of the U.S. Job Hunting Takes Place Online Now. That's a Problem For Many.

    11/24/2015 5:16:50 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 23 Nove 15 | By Amy X. Wang
    In the US, the internet has become a job seeker's most important resource. People are researching, finding, and applying to jobs online with relative ease. A Pew Research Center report released Thursday (Nov. 19) shows most American adults who have looked for a job in the last two years turned to online resources more than they used personal and professional connections, employment agencies, ads, or job fairs, the traditional avenues of a career hunt. A third of respondents used social media to either research or look for a job. Relocating job hunting to the internet is an obvious outcome,...
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.” Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.
  • Many willing to give ex-con former mayor a second chance (Joe Ganim [D], Bridgeport CT)

    10/25/2015 8:53:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2015 11:05 AM EDT | Susan Haigh
    Bridgeport voters realize many in Connecticut don’t understand why former Mayor Joe Ganim stands a good chance of winning back his old office. […] Resident Nicole Phillips and other voters remember better schools, lower taxes, cleaner parks and safer neighborhoods during Ganim’s tenure and believe he should be given a second chance. …
  • Illinois Tollway Establishes Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    10/12/2015 7:49:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Downers Grove Patch ^ | September 24, 2015 | Morgan Searels and the Illinois Tollway
    Submitted by the Illinois Tollway. The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors today announced it has created a new committee to guide the development of policies and programs that will continue to encourage and support the agency’s inclusion efforts in contracting, procurement of goods and services and workforce diversity. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will work to expand and increase the effectiveness of current Tollway efforts to offer small and veteran-owned firms and disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned businesses opportunities to compete for agency contracts and encourage all firms the agency does business with to hire more diverse workforces. “Establishing this new...
  • Minority Teachers Quitting Due To Racism And Black Income Disparity; Common Core, Child Discipline?

    09/17/2015 5:08:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    .Inquisitr.com ^ | September 17, 2015 | Patrick Frye
    A new report claims the United States’ education system is seeing minority teachers quitting at an alarming rate. Experts cited by the Washington Post claim it is possible a history of racism and income disparity might explain why some black teachers are quitting their jobs, but others believe the new standardized curriculum like Common Core and the inability to apply child discipline may have frustrated these teachers.
  • Federal Workforce Diversity: Why Agencies Seek Out Minority Workers

    09/06/2015 9:00:36 AM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    .monster.com ^ | Dan Woog / Monster.com
    African Americans make up 17.4 percent of the federal workforce, as compared to 10.1 percent of the civilian labor force. But the percentage of African Americans drops dramatically with each rise in job grade. They hold 27.6 percent of the lowest positions (GS 1-4), 25.8 percent of GS 5-8, 15.7 percent of GS 9-12, 10.9 percent of GS 13-15 and just 6.9 percent of Senior Pay levels. Advance Your Career Hispanics make up just 7.3 percent of the federal workforce versus 12.6 percent of the civilian labor force. They hold about 9 percent of the GS 1-4 and 5-8 job...
  • Women's group criticizes Rauner for all-male Tollway board

    08/11/2015 10:53:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2015 | Richard Wronski
    A national women's organization is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointments to the Illinois Tollway, saying he is violating state law by creating an all-male board. Over the past three months, Rauner has named five male directors and re-appointed another to the nine-member Tollway board, which already included three men. In addition, Rauner backed Greg Bedalov as the agency's new executive director. Bedalov replaced Kristi Lafleur, who had held the post under the tenure of former Gov. Pat Quinn. The National Council of Women's Organizations is charging that Rauner is violating the Illinois Gender Balanced Appointments Act. The 1991 law is...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Minorities, young Americans still backing Obama

    07/17/2015 11:27:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2015 9:11 AM EDT | Josh Lederman and Emily Swanson
    Even as the public remains closely divided about his presidency, Barack Obama is holding on to his support from the so-called “Obama coalition” of minorities, liberals and young Americans, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows, creating an incentive for the next Democratic presidential nominee to stick with him and his policies.Hillary Rodham Clinton, by comparison, is viewed somewhat less favorably by the key voting groups whose record-setting turnout in 2008 propelled Obama to the White House and will be crucial to her own success. Roughly two-thirds of Hispanics view Obama favorably, compared to just over half of Hispanics who say the...
  • CIA Suffers Significant Decline in Minority Recruits

    06/30/2015 12:12:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | June 30, 2015
    The CIA admitted Tuesday that while the presence of racial and ethnic minorities in its workforce is broadly representative of the nation's population, there is a lack of diversity in the agency's leadership … and a troubling decline in the recruiting of the best and brightest in minority populations. The conclusions were released in a 48-page report entitled "Director's Diversity in Leadership Study: Overcoming Barriers to Advancement." "The study found cultural, management, and organizational issues that contribute to a lack of diversity in the agency's leadership," said CIA Director John Brennan, who met with reporters at agency headquarters in Langley,...
  • Conservatives must fight for minority hearts and minds

    06/03/2015 8:23:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Star Parker
    It's an unfortunate mistake of history that Republicans ceded the political turf in minority communities to welfare-state Democrats. The severe social problems in these communities flow right from a half-century of left-wing programs.Republican pollster Whit Ayres' new book, 2016 and Beyond: How Republicans Can Elect a President in the New America, bears a crucial message. Republicans must make inroads into non-white America if they wish to occupy the White House in the foreseeable future. I, and others, have been writing about the electoral implications of sweeping demographic change for a number of years. The USA is becoming less white. With...
  • 7 Questions You’ve Always Wanted To Ask A White Conservative

    06/02/2015 4:47:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | John Hawkins
    It’s very difficult to discuss racial issues in America because every conversation tends to devolve down into some hostile version of, “That’s racist” vs. “No, it’s not” -- and nothing ever gets accomplished. In an attempt to try something a little different, I reached out to some friends: Demetrius Minor (Preservation and Purpose: The Making of a Young Millennial, A Manifesto for Faith, Family and Politics), Kevin Jackson (Race Pimping: The Multi-Trillion Dollar Business of Liberalism), Jennifer Burke and Talitha McEachin. They all posted messages on their Facebook pages requesting questions and I’m going to be honestly answering some of...
  • Racial Penalties in Baltimore Mortgages (Oh, the Hugemanatee)

    05/31/2015 2:53:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    NYTimes ^ | May 30, 2015 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    The mortgage crisis that brought the economy to its knees seven years ago was especially devastating for black communities, where homeowners who qualified for safe, traditional mortgages were often steered into ruinously priced loans that paid off handsomely for brokers and lenders while leaving borrowers vulnerable to foreclosure. The crisis left many middle-class minority communities strewn with abandoned houses, further widening the already huge wealth gap between African-Americans and whites. A study published this month in the journal Social Problems lays out how this happened in Baltimore in the run-up to the recession and comes at a time when the...
  • Jobs elusive for 40% of area poor: Survey respondents still struggling

    05/03/2015 1:41:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Local ^ | May 3, 2015 | Sherry Slater
    A survey targeting local low-income families has found that 40 percent of respondents felt they have very little or no job security, according to results being released this week. That kind of instability makes it challenging to commit to car loans, apartment leases and tuition payments – steps often necessary to improving a family’s economic standing. Of those participating in the survey, more than 1 in 2 has received free groceries or meals and about 1 in 4 has needed help with housing, utilities or health care. The 502 responses reflect the experiences of those who continue to struggle in...
  • Obama: Too Many Troubling Police Interactions with Blacks

    04/28/2015 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 28, 2015 | Newsmax Wires
    As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." But he said there was no excuse for rioters to engage in senseless violence. Obama said people in Baltimore who stole from businesses and burned buildings and cars should be treated as criminals. "They aren't protesting, they aren't making a statement, they're stealing," Obama said. Obama spoke at a White House press conference with the Japanese prime minister the day after violence broke out 40...
  • Minority teachers file $300M suit claiming licensing test bias

    04/27/2015 3:59:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2015 | By Yoav Gonen, Erin Calabrese and Bruce Golding
    An old teacher-licensing test that blacks and Hispanics had trouble passing poses a grave threat to city coffers — $300 million, according to internal budget documents obtained by The Post. Taxpayers are on the hook for cliams by thousands of minority teachers as part of a civil-rights case in which a judge ruled they were illegally fired, demoted or denied jobs for failing the racially discriminatory Liberal Arts and Sciences Test.
  • MLB's hiring of minority and women front office staff has remained flat

    04/17/2015 6:27:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 16, 2015
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Major League Baseball maintained its grades for its racial and gender hiring practices, while its percentage of African-American players remained only slightly above a study's low set in the 2007 season. The annual report issued Wednesday by Richard Lapchick's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida gave MLB an A grade in racial hiring and C in gender hiring.
  • U.S. Air Force launches push to recruit more women and minorities

    03/08/2015 7:45:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | Andrea Shalal
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday kicked off a drive to attract and retain more women and minorities, including a push to increase the number of female officers and pilots. Air Force Secretary Deborah James announced nine measures that she said were critical to ensuring the Air Force's success, such as a web-based mentoring system, longer deferrals for deployments after pregnancy, and a 30-percent target for the percentage of females in the officer applicant pool, up from 25 percent.
  • White US children will be minorities by 2020 after immigrant 'baby boom', Census reveals

    03/04/2015 3:30:20 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2015 | Michael Zennie
    White children will be outnumbered by minority kids in the United States in just five years, new Census Bureau projections reveal. This is the result of an ongoing trend of declining birth among white Americans and a baby boom among immigrant groups, as well as a surge in immigration. By the year 2020, 50.2 percent of all children in the US are expected to be non-white, according to the Census. By 2044, whites will be outnumbered by minorities. The Census study, released this week, predicts that by year 2060, nearly 20 percent of the population will be foreign born -...
  • Home is where the POTUS is: Al Sharpton returns to White House 'for his 73RD visit' with Obama...

    02/28/2015 1:31:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/15 | Snejana Farberov
    Home is where the POTUS is: Al Sharpton returns to White House 'for his 73RD visit' with Obama to discuss problems facing minorities Reverend Al Sharpton apparently cannot get enough of the White House. The prominent civil rights leader and MSNBC talk show host was invited Thursday to a meeting with President Obama and other African-American activists, making it his 73rd visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since 2009, according to some estimates. In a press release sent out ahead of the summit, White House officials described the occasion as an 'opportunity to have a dialogue with the leaders about the...
  • Michael Bloomberg blocks footage of Aspen Institute appearance

    02/15/2015 9:50:52 PM PST · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Karl Herchenroeder
    Michael Bloomberg representatives have asked the Aspen Institute not to distribute footage of his recent appearance in Aspen, where the three-term New York City mayor made pointed comments concerning minorities and gun control. Appearing before nearly 400 people in Aspen on Feb. 5, the billionaire founder of Bloomberg L.P. argued that in order to save lives, police should seize guns from male minorities between ages 15 and 25.
  • Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to ‘keep them alive’

    02/09/2015 6:35:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly argued Friday that guns need to be kept out of the hands of minorities in order to keep them alive. While speaking at the Aspen Institute, Mr. Bloomberg, 72, said 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: a male minority between the ages of 15 and 25, The Aspen Times reported. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, the former three-term mayor said, according to The Times. “These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Mr....
  • Fired US McDonald's workers allege racial discrimination

    01/23/2015 2:54:22 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 92 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Jan 15 | AFP Reporter
    A group of former McDonald's workers is suing the fast-food giant in the United States for alleged racial discrimination and sexual harassment after they were fired from several restaurants in Virginia. According to the civil rights complaint filed Thursday, workers at franchised restaurants in the southern state of Virginia were "subjected to rampant racial and sexual harassment, committed by the restaurants' highest-ranking supervisors." The lawsuit potentially has broad implications because it contends that McDonald's is responsible for the well-being of workers at all its restaurants, even if they are franchises. The plaintiffs, nine of whom are black and one...
  • Many minorities don’t get support to keep their babies, former clinic worker says

    12/19/2014 7:36:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 18, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    From a former abortion clinic worker, Rayna Rapp, who is still pro-choice: Many minority women, even if they are not poor, cannot count on support for their pregnancies, and pregnancy related decision-making, from their healthcare providers. Frankie Smithers, an African-American schoolteacher, told me that when she got her positive pregnancy test results back at City Hospital, she was delighted, but the nurse automatically directed her to make an appointment for an abortion. It took considerable complaint to persuade the woman to schedule a prenatal care visit instead. — Rayna Rapp Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: the Social Impact of Amniocentesis...
  • Elizabeth Warren tells donors minorities were ‘targeted’ with subprime mortgages

    12/08/2014 2:10:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/08/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Progressive icon Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently dropped a bombshell in a private meeting with Boston-area donors, according to a report in Politico. The dispatch focuses primarily on WarrenÂ’s candid criticisms of President Barack Obama and his pick to serve as undersecretary for domestic finance at the Treasury Department, Antonio Weiss. This bit of fractious infighting within the Democratic Party will provide pundits with an opportunity to examine the divisions within the Democratic coalition, but Warren also made a more interesting contention in this meeting that merits further review. According to sources who attended that meeting, Warren heavily criticized...