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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
    DEFENSE.gov (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
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 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: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-10-1084A1.pdf PUBLIC NOTICE Federal Communications Commission 445 12thSt., S.W. Washington, D.C.20554 News Media Information 202 / 418-0500 Internet: http://www.fcc.gov 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 HERE.
  • (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 blog.Eyeblast.tv · 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,...
  • Nikki Haley and the New Racial Face of the South

    06/10/2010 12:31:44 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 38 replies · 1,405+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06/10/2010 | Tunku Varadarajan
    Nikki Haley is poised to join Bobby Jindal as conservative Indian Americans running Deep South states. Tunku Varadarajan on how they’re exploding racial attitudes—and why the Dems don’t get it. Nikki Haley, née Nimrata Randhawa, is almost assured of the Republican nomination for governor of the state of South Carolina. And if she does win her runoff on June 22, she is almost certain to be elected governor in November, which would give rise to the remarkable fact that two deeply conservative Southern states—South Carolina and Louisiana—will be home to governors of Indian descent, one the son of Hindu immigrants,...
  • Arizona laws vs. New York practices

    05/23/2010 4:03:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 724+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2010 | Kyle Smith
    We learned this month that New York City cops have stopped and frisked nearly 3 million people since 2004, that most of those were minorities, that about 88% of those stopped weren’t ticketed or charged with any wrongdoing, and that last year alone 490,000 blacks and Latinos were stopped by NYPD — against 53,000 whites. So where is Al Sharpton, where are the movie stars, where is the outrage on par with Arizona? It could be that when it comes to your back yard, instead of some faraway state that you imagine is full of hotheads and nutters, you realize...
  • The View from the Left

    04/18/2010 4:06:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 333+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 17, 2010 | Lisa Fabrizio
    We find ourselves in the midst of the latest leftist media attempt to explain to us exactly who and what we conservatives are. You know the drill: racist, homophobic, bitter, gun-slinging, bible-clinging Neanderthals. An effort to define its enemies happens every time the Democratic Party perceives itself to be in trouble. You may recall that when America endorsed the Contract with America by giving Republicans the House majority in 1994, the late ABC anchorman Peter Jennings famously attributed it to a "temper tantrum" by the electorate. Similarly, when their rock star of a president, Bill Clinton, faced removal from office,...
  • MORRIS: A crushing burden on blacks (Amnesty)

    03/23/2010 8:22:27 AM PDT · by AuntB · 47 replies · 1,220+ views
    Washington times ^ | Mar. 22, 2010 | Frank L. Morris Sr.
    Joblessness can be traced to competition from foreign workers Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) recently made the trip ... for a chat with a former member of the caucus, President Obama. Chief among the concerns of black lawmakers is the president's failure to address a black unemployment rate . Sixteen percent of black workers are unemployed, and among black teens, a staggering 44.9 percent are out of work. There is ample blame to be laid at the White House door, but the 43 members of the CBC who represent largely black constituencies also bear a large share of...
  • New York Times Pays Execs Extra If They Hire Minorities And Women Instead Of White Guys

    03/12/2010 1:21:41 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 743+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 3-12-2010 | Henry Blodget
    New York Times Pays Execs Extra If They Hire Minorities And Women Instead Of White Guys Henry Blodget Mar. 12, 2010, 3:10 PM Sorry, white fellas. No extra bucks for hiring you. Another fun fact from the New York Times's proxy: Senior executives can get an extra bonus for hiring minorities and women instead of white guys. Don't believe it? Let's go to the text: The [Compensation] Committee also retained the discretion to increase or decrease the individual component of the total bonus paid to each executive by up to 10% based on the continuing development of a diverse work...
  • Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Hitting Minorities Hardest

    03/10/2010 2:27:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 570+ views
    TUESDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and blacks and Hispanics are at highest risk of developing the disease, a new report finds. The report, 2010 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, from the Alzheimer's Association, finds that black Americans are about two times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than whites, and Hispanics face about 1.5 times the risk. "Alzheimer's is continuing to be on the rise," said Maria Carrillo, the association's senior director of medical and scientific relations. "So many people are affected by it across the country, but we are...
  • Why Obama Can't Drop Health Care Reform

    02/12/2010 3:32:40 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies · 620+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 12, 2010 | SusanAnne Hiller
    What the GOP fails to realize is that President Obama is fighting so hard on health care reform because the issue, for him, is finishing the work of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights movement. Obama has some influential company in this belief. In 2007, the Sacramento Bee covered Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson: "There really are two Americas when it comes to health care -- the fully insured, primarily white America and the disproportionately uninsured minority America," Halvorson wrote. "More than half of the total uninsured people in this country are minority. That fact alone should make the...
  • Obama Fouls His Own Nest

    12/24/2009 3:54:17 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies · 856+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 24, 2009 | Jane Jamison
    Hey Obama constituencies! How’s that “HOPE” and “CHANGE” working for ya? Labor: Based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12-4-2009: National unemployment has risen from 7.6% in January 2009 to 10% in November 2009. Among the major worker groups, unemployment rates for adult men (10.5 per-cent), adult women (7.9 percent), teenagers (26.7 percent), whites (9.3 per-cent), blacks (15.6 percent), and Hispanics (12.7 percent) showed little change in November. The unemployment rate for Asians was 7.3 percent. African Americans: Based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Money.CNN.com reports:
  • In Job Hunt, College Degree Can’t Close Racial Gap

    12/04/2009 7:19:44 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 32 replies · 1,364+ views
    NY Times ^ | 30 November 2009 | Michael Luo
    Johnny R. Williams, 30, would appear to be an unlikely person to have to fret about the impact of race on his job search, with companies like JPMorgan Chase and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago on his résumé. Barry Jabbar Sykes goes by Barry J. Sykes in his job hunt. But after graduating from business school last year and not having much success garnering interviews, he decided to retool his résumé, scrubbing it of any details that might tip off his skin color. His membership, for instance, in the African-American business students association? Deleted. “If they’re going to...
  • Goal: no gifted minorities left behind

    11/24/2009 10:26:39 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 44 replies · 1,345+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 11/23/09 | Bob Brown
    In Henrico County schools last year, African-American students made up 36 percent of the enrollment and 7 percent of the children who received gifted education. Chesterfield and Hanover counties saw similar patterns the last school year. Area school officials who provided the numbers acknowledge the disparities and say they've dug in with task forces, targeted programs and studies. But last week, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine put the issue in the spotlight with an order to analyze disproportionately low representation of minority students in gifted education.
  • Naval Academy defends move to adjust image on national TV

    11/10/2009 8:14:58 PM PST · by Saije · 19 replies · 1,147+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/10/2009 | Daniel de Vise
    Leaders of the U.S. Naval Academy tinkered with the composition of the color guard that appeared at a World Series game last month so the group would not be exclusively white and male. Accounts differ as to who was added to or removed from the Oct. 29 color guard. But the net result was that one of the six who marched on Yankee Stadium's field, Midshipman 2nd Class Hannah Allaire, was selected because her presence would make the service academy look more diverse before a national audience. The incident has captured the attention of the Annapolis campus and stirred up...
  • Tough Choices

    11/08/2009 1:55:17 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 1 replies · 243+ views
    Tough Choices by Ari Bussel Many are worried that, if left on its own, the Jewish state will at one point have a non-Jewish majority. Thus, they claim, by democratic process alone, Israel will become a country of all its citizens, i.e. cease to be a Jewish state. Recognizing what they call “the inevitable,” some call for the creation of two separate states. I call them those of little faith. They surrender in advance, yielding to an idea that will bring only one solution: The Destruction of the Israeli (Jewish) State. Regrettably, many “centrists” in Israel have accepted the supposition...
  • Suit Alleges Trusted Blacks Drew Minorities to High-Rate Loans

    09/18/2009 8:54:15 PM PDT · by Saije · 21 replies · 1,648+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 9/17/2009 | Mary Kane
    As the housing market began booming in mid-2000, Wells Fargo & Co. teamed up with prominent African American commentator and PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley and financial author Kelvin Boston, the host of “Moneywise,”...to host something called “Wealth Building” seminars in black neighborhoods. Smiley was the keynote speaker, and the big draw...Smiley would charge up the audience — and rattle the Wells Fargo executives in attendance — by launching into a story about how he hated banks, and how they used to refuse to lend him money for his real estate projects in Compton, Calif., and elsewhere. After Hurricane...
  • Officials Find Swine Flu Hits Minorities Harder

    08/20/2009 1:58:02 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 30 replies · 1,553+ views
    NPR ^ | 8/19/09 | Richard Knox
    There are, however, other reasons why minorities seem to be more at risk of swine flu. Low-income parents have a harder time keeping their sick children home from school. "For some parents in lower-wage jobs, if they don't show up at work, they don't get paid, and people may already be on the economic margins," Barry says. "So parents were desperate to get some of these children back in school." As a result, there were many sick, contagious kids in Boston classrooms this spring. Because of the economic pressures and demographics of the Boston school system, most of them turned...
  • Reparations By Way Of Health Care Reform

    08/10/2009 3:56:08 PM PDT · by RebelYell1990 · 16 replies · 1,104+ views
    Investors.com ^ | 7/27/09
    Legislation: Still believe in post-racial politics? Read the health care bill. It's affirmative action on steroids, deciding everything from who becomes a doctor to who gets treatment on the basis of skin color. President Obama is on the record as being officially opposed to reparations for slavery. But as with other issues, you have to sift through his eloquent rhetoric and go beyond the teleprompter to get at what he really means.
  • Reparations By Way Of Health Care Reform

    07/27/2009 6:13:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,381+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Legislation: Still believe in post-racial politics? Read the health care bill. It's affirmative action on steroids, deciding everything from who becomes a doctor to who gets treatment on the basis of skin color.President Obama is on the record as being officially opposed to reparations for slavery. But as with other issues, you have to sift through his eloquent rhetoric and go beyond the teleprompter to get at what he really means. His opposition to reparations is based on the fact they don't go far enough. In a 2004 questionnaire, he told the NAACP, "I fear that reparations would be an...
  • Health Care Quotas

    07/24/2009 6:05:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 470+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2009 | Linda Chavez
    President Obama used his considerable powers of persuasion to try to sell his health care package in a nationally televised press conference this week. But Americans are growing skeptical -- and for good reason. The gargantuan new bureaucracy Obamacare envisions would not only be inefficient and expensive but could give birth to a new racial spoils system. Among the provisions in the thousand-page House version are special set-asides aimed at training "underrepresented" minorities in health care professions. The idea is that some minority groups -- but not all -- will be better served if their doctors share their racial and...
  • Influx Of Black Students Causes Teachers To Flee

    06/06/2009 2:30:48 PM PDT · by vaper69 · 29 replies · 2,026+ views
    Whoa … this isn’t a study that paints teachers in a positive light, but it doesn’t paint minority students in one either. We’re faced with some tough questions here. Do teachers prefer non-black students, or are black students more difficult for teachers on average? It should be noted that even black teachers are relocating, and it doesn’t completely focus on just black students. Other minorities are discussed as well as economic class.
  • Charter School Defies Liberalism, Delivers Top Scores (video)

    06/03/2009 8:42:51 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 11 replies · 523+ views
    Oakland, California's American Indian Public Charter Schools are quickly gaining a reputation. Well, two reputations, actually. One reputation is for being aggressively anti-union, and weeding out teachers who try to peddle New-Agey education philosophies. The other reputation is for delivering the best education in California... ranking in the top 4 in the state, and the only top California school serving inner-city kids
  • FCC: America’s New Speech Police [Obama Trying to Silence Talk Radio]

    06/01/2009 10:08:49 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 9 replies · 967+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | June 1, 2009 | Brian Jennings
    At the heart of the controversy is conservative talk radio. Arbitron’s new PPM measurement system is showing that conservative talk is even more popular in the nation’s largest markets than previous measurements have shown while minority targeted stations are less popular. But, the PPM doesn’t lie. This is a pager-like device that the listener wears. It registers whatever radio station is being heard in real time and encodes that information into a data base. It is the most accurate means of measuring true listening habits ever devised. But minority stations are crying foul and we have a government that grabs...
  • NYT: Minorities Hardest Hit By Foreclosures (Because Libs Forced Banks to Make Unaffordable Loans)

    05/16/2009 12:27:25 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 6 replies · 389+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | May 16, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    When real life creeped in on the liberal land of unicorns and the folks that couldn't afford the subprime loans proved to be unable the afford the subprime loans, the government, as promised, went on the hook, and the economy tanked. And here we sit. The New York Times woke up this morning, reached up for the curb, and, in a drunken, slurring, liberal fit, decried the horror of minority neighborhoods facing the lion's share of foreclosures.
  • ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN'S PERSECUTION OPPRESSION OF MINORITIES - ISLAMIC APARTHEID [update]

    04/24/2009 12:56:25 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 463+ views
    ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN'S PERSECUTION OPPRESSION OF MINORITIES - ISLAMIC APARTHEID In General, Christians, Baha'i, Kurds, Jews, Azeris, Baluchis, Ahwazi Arabs Again, religious persecution in IranFebruary 20, 2009Ethel C. FenigAs Thomas Lifson noted yesterday Iranian authorities destroyed a Sufi holy site, continuing their practice of pressuring and discriminating against religions that do not strictly follow the Shi'ite form of Islam.  But the Sufis are not the only religious minority suffering discrimination in Iran.   The 2500 year old Jewish community, which numbered over 80,000 thirty years ago at the time of the Khoemeni Revolution which overthrew the Shah, has dwindled to about...
  • FRANKS: A 21st-century civil-rights battle

    04/20/2009 3:12:25 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 410+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2009 | Trent Franks
    The most recent U.S. census reveals that abortion clinics are engaged in an insidious form of racial and sex-based discrimination. In a report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Columbia University economic researchers Douglas Almond and Lena Edlund said they found a significant gender imbalance between males and females within immigrant populations in the United States, which they think provides "evidence of sex-selection, most likely at the prenatal stage." The data revealed unnatural sex-ratio imbalances within segments of certain immigrant populations, including those originating from India, Vietnam, Thailand, Armenia and especially China, where government-enforced "one child"...
  • We Need Something Stronger than Steele

    03/18/2009 12:07:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 507+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2009 | Selwyn Duke
    Most of us place politicians down at the level of used-car salesmen, personal injury lawyers and Hollywood actors. In fact, they're much like actors, only their acting is generally a bit better. But we tend to miss the point about our leaders. The problem with politicians is that they're trying to please us. Mind you, I don't mean they're trying to please those of us who read and render commentary. They don't have to worry about us fringe types - we don't really command many votes. We're like a pesky fly they can't quite swat (although they're trying to with...
  • Why the GOP Can't Win With Minorities (Excellent Column)

    03/16/2009 4:14:41 AM PDT · by RangerM · 237 replies · 6,400+ views
    WSJ ^ | 3/16/09 | Shelby Steele
    Today conservatism is stigmatized in our culture as an antiminority political philosophy. In certain quarters, conservatism is simply racism by another name. And minorities who openly identify themselves as conservatives are still novelties, fish out of water. Yet there is now the feeling that without an appeal to minorities, conservatism is at risk of marginalization. The recent election revealed a Republican Party -- largely white, male and Southern -- seemingly on its way to becoming a "regional" party. Still, an appeal targeted just at minorities -- reeking as it surely would of identity politics -- is anathema to most conservatives....
  • UK: Minority groups to get extra Government help to protect them from the recession

    03/01/2009 10:47:48 PM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies · 981+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | March 2, 2009 | James Chapman
    Ethnic minorities could receive extra help during the recession following Government fears they will be hardest hit as the economy deteriorates.Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell announced a controversial drive to ensure ethnic minority workers are not  'left behind'.He warned that employment levels amongst ethnic minorities fell by ten percentage points in the 1990s recession, more than other groups.Mr Purnell, announcing the initiative in a speech to Labour's Black Asian and Minority Ethnic annual general meeting in Leicester, said it was vital to ensure the mistakes of previous recessions were not repeated.'In the past too many were left behind...
  • The greater reality of minorities on TV

    02/16/2009 7:26:51 PM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies · 811+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 16, 2009 | Greg Braxton
    While scripted shows still largely reflect a white male society, the faces we see on reality shows are more diverse.
  • Financial burden of homeownership spread unequally (Mega Gag Alert)

    01/18/2009 11:59:29 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 39 replies · 891+ views
    WASHINGTON – When it comes to homeownership, Hispanics in New Jersey, single parents in California and senior citizens in Rhode Island all have something in common: More than a third have an unaffordable mortgage. Inequality in America has traditionally followed familiar patterns of race, age and education. Those long-standing gaps have been magnified by the real estate boom and now the historic bust, according to an Associated Press analysis of 2007 Census Bureau data. While minorities have made significant gains in wealth and home ownership since 1990, "things are going into reverse gear," and now the homeownership rate for blacks...
  • NAACP Wants More Minorities on TV

    12/30/2008 9:22:26 PM PST · by John Semmens · 60 replies · 1,199+ views
    Pointing out that “the president is, after all, a Black man, we deem it appropriate for the media to adjust the composition of its workforce.” Failure to do so would reputedly force the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to boycott the networks. NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous said, “At a time when the country is excited about the election of the first African-American president in U.S. history, it is unthinkable that minorities would be so grossly under-represented on broadcast television.” Jealous suggested that the networks’ ratio of Blacks to other racial groups “ought to...
  • Government Forces Banks to Make Bad Loads to Minorities; Minorities Hardest Hit

    12/02/2008 10:43:15 AM PST · by Scott Martin · 9 replies · 989+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12-2-08 | Scott Martin
    Damn Banks: Damned if they don't, Damned if they do Alternative headlines: Community Organizers Sue Businesses for Believing Community Organizers' Propaganda Government Forces Banks to Make Bad Loads to Minorities; Minorities Hardest Hit This is what Happens When Government Tells you how to run your Business Remember the good old days when banks were allowed to decide for themselves who to lend to? They would consider old-fashioned factors like the amount of the down payment, the borrowers' employment history, credit scores and otherwise come to a conservative expectation of the future profitability of a given loan. And they profited. And...