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  • White Britons a minority by '66

    11/18/2010 8:21:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Sun ^ | November 18, 2010 | Graeme Wilson
    David Coleman, professor of demography at Oxford University, said they will make up less than HALF the population in just over 50 years. And soaring immigrant birthrates mean white British kids will be in a minority of youngsters in the UK even sooner. The dramatic decline will be fuelled by record-breaking levels of immigration, coupled with the departure of thousands of Brits for a better life abroad, the population analyst said.
  • Merkel urges Germans: stand up for Christian values

    11/17/2010 7:30:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2010 | Tom Heneghan
    (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans debating Muslim integration to stand up more for Christian values, saying Monday the country suffered not from "too much Islam" but "too little Christianity." Addressing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, she said she took the current public debate in Germany on Islam and immigration very seriously. As part of this debate, she said last month that multiculturalism there had utterly failed. Some of her conservative allies have gone further, calling for an end to immigration from "foreign cultures" -- a reference to Muslim countries like Turkey -- and more pressure on immigrants...
  • Vote Fraud Woes Already Mar Mid-Term Elections

    11/01/2010 8:25:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 1, 2010 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — November 2 is not here yet, but polling problems have begun. From possibly malfunctioning ballot gear to potential fraud, the 2010 mid-term vote is marred even before Election Day has dawned. •Like jurors who deliberate before a trial concludes, some Nevadans who have tried voting early for Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle instead have seen Democrat Harry Reid’s name appear on their electronic voting machines. Some voters have complained about this apparent glitch, but how many others unwittingly have miscast their ballots? Intriguingly, these machines are maintained in Las Vegas by members of the Service Employees International...
  • Mullen: U.S. Military Needs More Diversity

    10/20/2010 2:42:02 AM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE) ^ | October 18, 2010 | by Karen Parrish
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Mullen: U.S. Military Needs More Diversity By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2010 – The armed services “can’t go fast enough” to increase diversity, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a group of senior military leaders here yesterday. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the Air Force Diversity Senior Leader Working Group at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, Va. on Oct. 17, 2010. DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley (Click photo...
  • Anger over return of 'Sus' laws that will let police target minorities

    10/15/2010 3:24:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th October 2010 | By James Slack
    Police will soon be allowed to return to the days when they could stop and search people on the basis of their ethnic background. Last night the news threatened to ignite a huge row between the Government and civil liberties groups. So-called ‘Sus laws’ were scrapped in the 1980s after the alleged targeting of black people by police led to race riots in London, Birmingham and Liverpool.
  • How U.S. Assimilation Is Changing Marketing Rules

    10/11/2010 12:38:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Ad Age ^ | October 11, 2010 | Jack Neff
    When Najoh Tita-Reid was a multicultural marketing director at Procter & Gamble Co. launching the "My Black Is Beautiful" marketing program, one of the realities she faced was that many of the women the effort was targeting were Hispanic as well as black. Today, as senior VP at GlobalHue Africanic, she sees a growing group of multicultural consumers who may not fully identify with any one box they're asked to check on the 2010 Census. Call it assimilated America, one where Spanglish may be the emerging national dialect and the U.S. population is in many ways multiethnic, making future...
  • If Schools Were Like 'American Idol' ...

    10/08/2010 2:57:40 PM PDT · by 198ml · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/10 | Rupert Murdoch
    Over the past few years, I have often complained about a hidebound culture that prevents many newspapers from responding to the challenges of new technology. There is, however, another hidebound American institution that is also finding it difficult to respond to new challenges: our big-city schools. Today, for example, the United States is home to more than 2,000 dysfunctional high schools. They represent less than 15% of American high schools yet account for about half of our dropouts. When you break this down, you find that these institutions produce 81% of all Native American dropouts, 73% of all African-American dropouts,...
  • National Journal Poll: Young People And Minorities Are All The President Has Left

    09/29/2010 11:55:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Journal Congressional Connection ^ | 09/29/2010 | Jim O'Sullivan
    Americans between ages 18 and 29 are significantly more likely to be satisfied with the overall state of the country than those who are 65 and older, according to the latest Society for Human Resource Management/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, conducted with the Pew Research Center. While fully 72 percent of voters 65 and over saying they are dissatisfied with the direction of the country, only 39 percent of those under 30 share that dissatisfaction. Fifty-nine percent of respondents between 18 and 29 said they believed the federal government would make progress in solving the nation's crucial problems over the...
  • In Pakistan, killing the infidel means other Muslims

    09/06/2010 3:15:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 3, 201 | Abby Wisse Schachter
    Time reports on one of the most gruesome details coming out of Pakistan. It turns out that religious minorities in that country, especially Muslim minorities are being attacked with impunity and are being denied relief from the devastating floods. Thirty one Shiites were slaughtered, and more than 200 wounded in three Sunni terrorist bombings earlier this week. “A senior Pakistani security official told TIME that the attacks were ordered by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni extremist group with deep ties to al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban. For such groups, it is not only legitimate to attack other Muslim sects but even a...
  • Maxine Waters: The Obama financial reform is about access for the minorities and women

    08/13/2010 10:53:19 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 20 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | August 13th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters put in the spotlight on the Obama financial reform pointing out that the legislation goes above and beyond to secure access to money for minorities and women: I was honored to serve on the conference committee of the Wall-street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. I am happy to say that much of the legislation I authored has access for women and minority rights, for shareholders more accountable Consumer Protection Bureau and assistance for struggling and unemployed homeowners was included in the final legislation that was signed by President Obama. I am particularly proud of offices of...
  • Montgomery’s New Civil Rights Struggle ("Eminent Domain on Steroids")

    08/03/2010 9:49:00 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 18 replies · 5+ views
    FoxNews ^ | August 3, 2010 | David Lewkowict
    In 1965, Rosa Parks boarded a bus and forever changed the course of history. Her very public struggle for equality began at a bus stop outside Columbia Court apartments in Montgomery, Alabama. "It is a very sad situation, it is quite ironic, that this is the place, this is the city where the civil rights movement began in 1955, a very assertive civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King. Yet you have the civil rights of minorities being violated here in a new kind of way, on, I think, a massive scale," said David Beito, chair of the Alabama...
  • Dems Edge With Minorities Falls

    07/31/2010 10:20:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 7+ views ^ | July 31, 2010 | Sean Trende
    One of the foundational beliefs of the Emerging Democratic Majority (EDM) thesis (of which I am extremely skeptical, as I am of realignment theory in general) is that the GOP's level of support among minorities in the 2004 election was a fluke. That year, African Americans voted for the Democratic candidate 89-10, while Hispanics voted Democrat by a 55-44 margin. EDM theorists tend to believe that the natural level of GOP support among minorities is more like it was in 2008, when Democrats carried African Americans 93-5 and Hispanics 68-29. With this level of Democratic support from minorities, Republicans are...
  • History shows Republicans have improved civil rights

    07/21/2010 11:50:04 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 5 replies
    Kansas State University Collegian ^ | 07-21-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    First is the assumption that it is unfashionable for African-Americans, or anyone for that matter, to break from the liberal mantra that all good things come from the Democratic Party. Second, and equally unpopular, is the illumination of numerous pivotal points in history when republicans, not democrats, created opportunities for minorities to ascend to positions of justly earned greatness.Note: People can comment directly to article without putting their name or registering by clicking the (Site Comment) spot at the bottom right of the page.
  • Congressman Reintroduces Military Draft Legislation

    07/12/2010 12:40:48 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies · 1+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 11 July 2010 | John Semmens
    Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY), who earlier this year was removed from his post as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee after it was disclosed that he had failed to properly pay his taxes, has revived one of his favorite causes—the reinstatement of the military draft. Rangel’s bill would require all Americans between the ages of 18 and 42 to register for the draft. “As it stands tight now, we don’t really have a citizen’s army,” Rangel contended. “Only those who want to serve are serving. Those who don’t like the army or who oppose our war aims aren’t...
  • Minority wave in summer tide of Coast Guard swabs

    07/03/2010 10:36:13 AM PDT · by camerakid400 · 11 replies
    NEW LONDON, Conn. — New recruits at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are supposed to look straight ahead, but Rasheed Breland was able to glance at his classmates long enough to realize that many besides him were minorities. Swabs from racial and ethnic minority groups make up 24 percent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's Class of 2014 -- the second highest percentage in the school's history, surpassed only by one class that was a percentage point higher. The academy has been criticized for its lack of racial and ethnic diversity, with some in Congress attempting to bring the admissions...
  • Media Bureau Announces the Release of Requests for Quotation for Media Ownership Studies...[FCC]

    06/24/2010 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The following text SNIPPET is a quote: PUBLIC NOTICE Federal Communications Commission 445 12thSt., S.W. Washington, D.C.20554 News Media Information 202 / 418-0500 Internet: TTY: 1-888-835-5322 DA 10-1084 Released: June 16, 2010 MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF REQUESTS FOR QUOTATION FOR MEDIA OWNERSHIP STUDIES AND SEEKS SUGGESTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL STUDIES IN MEDIA OWNERSHIP PROCEEDING MB Docket No. 09-182 Suggestions for Additional Studies Deadline:July 7, 2010 Requests for Quotation for Media Ownership Studies. As part of the Commission’s 2010 Quadrennial Media Ownership proceeding,1the Commission is commissioning nine economic studies to evaluate the current marketplace and the state of...
  • VIDEO: Dem Rep Distinguishes Between Minorities and 'Average, Good' People

    06/24/2010 1:08:54 PM PDT · by Puzzleman · 5 replies
    Hope For America ^ | June 24, 2010 | Hoper for America
  • (VIDEO)Dem:We're Giving Relief to ‘Average, Good American People’Not ‘Minorities’ or ‘Defective’ Ppl

    06/24/2010 8:16:52 AM PDT · by · 5 replies
    Eyeblast TV ^ | 7/24/2010
    In and apparent attempt to reassure the American people that the government is helping the right people Democrat Paul Kanjorski made this statement: You see its perfectly acceptable that we give government hand outs to people so long as they are “average, good American people” and not those danged “defectives”. Oh, and these “defectives” apparently include “minorities”. Wow. Lets look at the last part of what Rep Kanjorski said again (h/t Washington Times): We’re giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people...
  • Dem Congressman: Financial Bill Will Help "Good People" Not "Minorities" Or "Defective" People

    06/24/2010 7:06:16 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 29 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 24, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA): "We're giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people and they're not minorities and they're not defective and they're not all the things you'd like to insinuate that these programs [are] about, these are average, good American people."
  • Census: Multiracial U.S. becoming even more diverse (minority population steadily rising !)

    06/12/2010 12:16:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 845+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/12/2010
    The minority population in the United States is steadily rising and makes up 35% of the total, advancing an unmistakable trend that could render them the new American majority by midcentury. New Census Bureau estimates for 2009 show that the minority population grew by 2.5%, boosted by a surge in births among Latinos and an increase in the number of people who describe themselves as multiracial. During this time, the white population remained flat, making up roughly 65% of the country (199.9 million people). In 2000, whites comprised 79% of the total population and minorities 21%. Four states -- Hawaii,...