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  • 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...
  • Asked about marijuana, Paul says ‘I made mistakes’ (i.e. Rand)

    12/05/2014 3:56:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2014 6:35 PM EST
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul hinted in an interview Friday that he smoked marijuana in his youth, adding that voters should not confuse his push for reduced criminal penalties for drug offenses as an endorsement of drug use. […] “I think drugs, marijuana included, aren’t good for you,” Paul said. “I don’t want to be someone who is seen as being this person advocating for drug use. I think they’re not a good idea.” […] Paul told WHAS he has focused on reducing criminal penalties for some nonviolent drug offenses, which he said have been administered unfairly and disproportionally (sic) impact...
  • Is Harvard unfair to Asians?

    11/26/2014 8:03:57 AM PST · by Macoozie · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | YASCHA MOUNK
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — NEARLY a century ago, Harvard had a big problem: Too many Jews.
  • DOE Says AP Classes Must Be Racially Balanced [satire]

    11/25/2014 9:46:02 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    The South Orange-Maplewood School District in New Jersey was told by the US Department of Education that the racial imbalance in its Advance Placement (AP) courses was discriminatory because minorities are under represented among the students enrolled in these classes. AP courses are intended for college-bound graduates and typically entail heavier workloads and more difficult assignments. US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan brushed aside arguments relying on student interest and ability as “insufficient to overcome the goal of racial equality. For the school to say that minorities are over represented on the school’s athletic teams and that somehow counterbalances their...
  • Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

    11/25/2014 6:27:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes) Ann Coulter August 27, 2014 As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, the “voices of oppression” on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren’t enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up. If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of...
  • Obama: ‘Minority Communities Typically Are Subject to More Crime’

    11/24/2014 6:49:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 24, 2014 - 7:33 AM | Susan Jones
    “[M]inority communities typically are subject to more crime,” and “they need law enforcement more than anybody,” President Obama told ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. […] “You know, in the end, what I have confidence in is that if we do a better job of training our law enforcement to be sensitive to the concerns of minority communities, then over time, trust can be built, in part because minority communities typically are subject to more crime. “They need law enforcement more than anybody, and there are a lot of communities in my hometown of Chicago, for example, who...
  • American Whites a Minority by 2050

    11/18/2014 1:28:32 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 55 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 18 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    If current worldwide demographic trends continue, whites are seriously an endangered race. A new baby boom of Hispanic, Asian and black children will make whites a minority in the USA by 2050. White birth rates in America are falling, while immigrants and minorities are having more children. The population surge does not derive directly from immigration, but rather from immigrants alreday in the USA having children. This is in the new book Diversity Explosion by Brookings Institution demographer William Frey. The book contains highly detailed charts and maps showing how falling white birth-rates and rising minority birth-rates will change...
  • Brazile: Blacks Poised to Bolt Democratic Party

    12/01/2002 5:26:50 PM PST · by kattracks · 72 replies · 562+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/01/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Donna Brazile, who managed Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign two years ago, sent a memo to Democratic lawmakers last month warning that they need to do more to reach out to African-Americans or risk losing their support in coming elections. "The Republicans are in the House," Brazile said in the controversial memo, quoted in Sunday editions of New York's Newsday. "They came in through the window and they want to play." The former Gore official, who now heads up the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute, urged party officials to "roll up their sleeves and box (the GOP)...
  • Minneapolis now requires superintendents to approve any suspension of 'minority' students

    11/10/2014 8:28:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/10/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>Racialists across America complain that minority students (chiefly blacks, not so much Chinese, for instance) are suspended for misbehavior at higher rates than whites. Questions of subculture and behavior are secondary to the quota mentality.</p> <p>The Minneapolis public school system announced a major new district-wide policy for disciplining students: any suspension of a non-white student requires the district superintendent's approval.</p>
  • Why GOP won: Shifting white votes hurt Democrats

    11/06/2014 9:24:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 107 replies
    AP ^ | November 6, 2014 | By JENNIFER AGIESTA and JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON — White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past, helping Republicans nationwide but most acutely in the South — and overpowering Democratic efforts to turn out their core supporters among blacks and Hispanics. In a nation growing ever more diverse, political forecasters repeatedly warn Republicans they must improve their appeal among minorities in order to remain competitive in the long term.
  • Army worried too many white men lead combat units, racial diversity lacking

    09/11/2014 6:49:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat troops will have detrimental effect on minorities and lead to fewer black officers in top leadership posts. “The issue exists. The leadership is aware of it,” Brig. Gen. Ronald Lewis told USA Today on Thursday. “The leadership does have an action plan in place. And it’s complicated.” The Army reports that only 10 percent of its active-duty officers are black, which has contributed to its dearth of black officers leading soldiers with occupational specialties in infantry, armor and artillery. “It certainly is a problem for several...
  • Asian-Bashing Dems and Doormat Minorities Who Enable Them

    08/27/2014 3:15:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Harry Reid is a bigoted Beltway corruptocrat with an interminable case of diarrhea of the mouth. The feeble-minded coot stuck his foot in that mess of a mouth again last week at the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce. But as mortifying as the Senate Majority Leader is, there's an even worse spectacle: Asian-American liberals who keep giving top Democrats and their partisan operatives blanket passes. Reid clumsily offered his assessment of the success and intelligence of business leaders of Asian descent at the gathering. "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us...
  • Study finds Dems pay minorities less than white counterparts

    08/11/2014 3:06:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Earlier this year, the press was shocked to learn that President Barack Obama’s rhetorical opposition to divisive gender-based discrimination in the workplace was not matched by his administration’s actions. After months of pushing the misleading and inaccurate statistic that women are paid just 70 cents for every dollar a man makes in similar occupations, the political media learned that the same calculation implicates the White House in that very same discrimination. As recently as July, reporters noted that the administration has been slow to correct their own pay discrimination problem. “The average male White House employee currently earns about...
  • Google Finally Discloses Its Data On Diversity, And The Numbers Aren't Great

    05/28/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    BI ^ | 5-28-2014 | Karyne Levy
    Google Finally Discloses Its Data On Diversity, And The Numbers Aren't Great Karyne LevyMay 28, 2014, 7:05 PM Google today released a report that details the ethnic and gender makeup of its employees. Until now, Google — as well as other companies in the Silicon Valley — had been reluctant to show diversity numbers. And after seeing the report, it's easy to see why. The company also shared even more numbers with PBS NewsHour: Women account for only 21% of the top positions in the company, which has just under 50,000 employees. Google announced that it was going to release...
  • What White Democrats Really Think About Black Americans

    05/23/2014 2:00:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    On any given day of the week, one can turn on the liberal media and hear how the Democratic Party is the one party that cares for black Americans. Liberal pundits such as Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell, and of course Al Sharpton are forever fighting the purportedly racist Republicans on behalf of black Americans. Just a few weeks ago, Nancy Pelosi told Americans that Republicans were trying to take food out the mouths of black Americans by cutting food stamps. She then stated that 50% of food stamp recipients are black Americans. And let us not forget that the Democrats...
  • Holder Seeks To Prove Cops, Courts Racist

    04/28/2014 4:57:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 28, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Racial Politics: Attorney General Eric Holder thinks the "overrepresentation" of blacks in jails somehow proves that cops and judges are racist. So he's collecting arrest data to lord over mayors. Usually when an agency collects data, it waits to study the results before reaching conclusions. Not this Justice Department. It's gathering data to fit a preconceived notion that the criminal justice system is out to get young men of color. Holder announced Monday that he's gathering records on police stops, searches and arrests to "curb racial bias" within big city police departments. He didn't say "possible" bias. He's convinced cops...
  • Sotomayor Assails Court Decision

    04/26/2014 1:25:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 April 2014 | John Semmens
    This week the US Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that voters in Michigan have the authority to outlaw racial discrimination in State University admissions. Justice Sonia Sotomayor castigated this decision calling it “a return to the Jim Crow era.” “It is simplistic thinking that discrimination can be ended just by ending it,” the Justice wrote. “It may take centuries of counterbalancing discrimination to even the scales of justice. The idea of letting people vote to end discrimination and negate decisions made by University experts elevates mob rule over reasoned judgment.” if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you...
  • Bundy’s Speculations Further Enrage Senator Reid

    04/26/2014 10:35:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 April 2014 | John Semmens
    The Nevada rancher currently embroiled in a dispute with the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing fees drove Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev) into a rage when he ventured to suggest that Government welfare programs may have done more harm than good to minorities. “In addition to impeding the development of land for solar power production, Bundy has revealed his true anti-Government animus by bad-mouthing a vital government program,” Reid complained. “For him to imply that a life style of crime, abortion and unwed motherhood could in any way be facilitated by the financial assistance provided to minorities by the...
  • From Greatness to Whiteness

    04/22/2014 6:28:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    When Americans over the age of, let us say, 45, look at any of the iconic paintings of America's Founders -- the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the signing of the Constitution, George Washington crossing the Delaware, any of the individual portraits the Founders -- what do they see? They see great men founding a great country. If you ask recent graduates of almost any American university what they see when they look at these paintings, chances are that they see something entirely different. They are apt to see rich, white males who are not great and who...
  • Does Traditional College Debate Reinforce White Privilege? (Hurl Alert)

    04/17/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jessica Carew Kraft
    It used to be that if you went to a college-level debate tournament, the students you’d see would be bookish future lawyers from elite universities, most of them white. In matching navy blazers, they’d recite academic arguments for and against various government policies. It was tame, predictable, and, frankly, boring. No more. These days, an increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions, mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics. These “alternative-style” debaters have achieved success, too, taking top honors at national collegiate tournaments over the past few years.
  • Rand Paul: GOP Must Get the ‘Door Ajar’ for Minorities, Not be ‘Party of Deportation’

    04/02/2014 8:05:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/02/2014 | RODRIGO SERMEŃO
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said the future of the Republican Party depends on what the Republicans do to expand its appeal among Hispanic voters and show them that the GOP is not “just the party of deportation.” “I’ve been saying over and over that the Republican Party cannot win until it’s more diverse, until it looks like the rest of America,” he said. During a Tuesday symposium hosted by the Media Research Center (MRC) and the American Principles Project (APP), the Kentucky Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate said that if the GOP wants to appeal to minority...
  • Woman explains what happened when roving mass mob of black teens attacked her in Louisville

    03/26/2014 6:12:13 PM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 150 replies
    The RIght Scoop ^ | March 26, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    The other night we reported how a mob of 200 teens went on a rampage in downtown Louisville, Kentucky last Saturday night, assaulting people and mob-robbing stores. There was surveillance footage from a store that was mob-robbed that showed the teens to be black – a detail left out in the reporting of the story. One of the women attacked was reported to be in her car with her children in the backseat. She has come forward to explain what really happened and it’s a situation none of us would want to find ourselves in, especially with 5 children in...
  • Crying Racism: Is A Photo ID Required For An Abortion?

    The left loves to cry racism whenever someone disagrees with them. They love to cry racism even more when conservatives dare to attempt to speak to minorities or try to fix problems that disproportionately affect minorities. Crying racism deters conservatives from trying to work with minorities or fix problems, thus perpetuating the leftist lie that conservatives don’t care about minorities. In fact conservatives care a great deal about minorities and are troubled by the problems facing them. Our solutions are obviously different from the left’s. We’re nearly fifty years into President Johnson’s Great Society welfare program and poverty isn’t down...
  • Opposing Voter ID Laws in the Name of Race Is Insulting to Minorities

    03/20/2014 12:09:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 21, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    This is a headline we should never see in the United States: "Federal Judge: Yes, Arizona and Kansas Can Require Voters To Prove Their Citizenship." The fact that this issue would be disputed at all is astonishing. That it is legally contested is stunning. That the prime mover in initiating the legal challenge is our own federal government, which has a compelling interest in ensuring the integrity of the election process, is mind-blowing. Who would have imagined just a few short years ago that in 2014 the executive branch of the federal government and a good chunk of its legislative...
  • Has America Lost Its Grit?

    03/14/2014 5:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Amy Chua, the "Tiger Mother" who launched a thousand panic attacks among ambitious but lenient parents, is back with an almost-great book about why some groups achieve spectacular success in America while others languish. Written with her husband Jed Rubenfeld (both are law professors at Yale), "The Triple Package" examines a number of groups who've succeeded in this country and advances a thesis about why groups (and nations) prosper or decline. The success of Asian-American immigrants (this principally includes people from China, Japan, Korea and India) is legendary. Less familiar is the bounding achievement of Nigerian immigrants. Though they account...
  • Who Hates Minority Children?

    03/11/2014 12:20:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Just try to envision the scene: A newly elected Republican mayor of a large American city takes steps to close down some of the best schools serving an almost exclusively minority population. You know how it would go. We'd be hearing that Republicans "hate" the poor. The words "cruel," "vicious" and "racist" would circle the new mayor like sharks. News organizations would examine where the mayor sent his own children, and his hypocrisy would be fiercely denounced. It is, of course, the new Democratic mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, who is shutting down a number of highly successful...
  • Sowell: The Left Versus Minorities

    03/10/2014 1:03:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 11, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left's avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now — and the place would be New York City, where far left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding, among other things. These schools have given thousands of low income minority children their only shot at a decent education, which often means their only shot at a decent life. Last year 82 percent of the students at a charter school called Success Academy passed city-wide mathematics...
  • Former Congressman: Obama Plans to Release Minorities from Prison

    02/12/2014 5:07:33 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/2014 | Robert Wilde
    A former Congressman has accused President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of a racial ulterior motive in a massive early prison release planned for up to 10,000 drug dealers. Ernest Istook, a former U.S. Congressman and writer for the Washington Times, pointed out on his radio program that “Obama claims minorities usually get longer terms than whites, so he wants to shorten their time served. He says letting them out of prison early will save taxpayers money.” Most of the prisoners were convicted for crack cocaine violations, almost always for dealing or possession with intent to sell. Istook...
  • DOJ Says Schools Unfairly Punish Minorities

    01/13/2014 8:53:58 AM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    Attorney General Eric Holder slammed schools’ disciplinary standards that result in a “disproportionate number of minorities being penalized. These school administrators may feel that they’re being fair because the same rules apply to all students. But I’m saying this kind of simplistic notion is not good enough.” Holder suggested that “differences in the subcultures of students from different racial, social, and economic backgrounds must be considered. Minorities who have been subjected to generations of oppression have a right to strike back against this oppression. An action that might justifiably be regarded as unwarranted if committed by a member of the...
  • HOLDER'S NEW SCHOOL DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES: STOP TARGETING MINORITIES

    01/08/2014 6:02:42 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    he Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules. Civil rights advocates have long said that a "school-to-prison" pipeline stems from overly zealous school discipline policies targeting black and Hispanic students that bring them out of school and into the court system. Attorney General Eric Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned "zero-tolerance" policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s,...
  • Obama Agenda Promotes Unfairness

    12/09/2013 4:23:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2013 | Star Parker
    When presidents give speeches, the affair is choreographed like a Broadway production. The message is not just the words of the speech, but where it is given and who happens to be the chosen audience. So it was not by accident that President Obama chose a theater in a poor black neighborhood in Washington, DC, where the average income is barely half the national average, to speak this week about economic opportunity and fairness. What exactly was the President trying to achieve by sharing with a low-income black audience that “today’s CEO now makes 273 times more” than the average...
  • Chris Matthews to Obama: ´Everyone Knows´ Republicans Want to Stop Minorities From Voting

    12/05/2013 6:29:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/5/13 | Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews got his long-desired wish on Thursday, an exclusive interview with Barack Obama. The Hardball anchor didn´t exactly live up to the title of his show, wondering about Republican efforts to "make it difficult for minorities to vote" and questioning who was better, Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden? Talking to the President at American University, Matthews read a question from Twitter: "What can we do to stop the GOP, the Republicans, from rigging the states, rigging the votes, state by state, to disenfranchise voters and destroy our democracy?" The host added, "Thirty six states right now led by Republican
  • 'Racist' L.A. Police Dogs Think Whites Taste Bad

    10/13/2013 7:59:47 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Will the slights and salt-in-wound exacerbations ever end? It's not enough that white people are cast as the source of all the world's woes as people find that we, increasingly, leave a bad taste in their mouths. Now we hear that even man's best friend doesn't find us very palatable. Writes The Independent in a piece titled "'Racist' LA police dogs only bite Latinos and African-Americans": Police officers in Los Angeles have long faced accusations of institutional racism, but now it appears their dogs may be unjustly discriminatory, too. A new report focusing on the Canine Special Detail of the...
  • Feds Spending $13M on Anti-Smoking Studies

    09/21/2013 4:38:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 20, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is spending more than $13 million on studies designed to determine how a variety of groups can learn to quit smoking.This month the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a five-year study to Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I., to examine how exercise can get depressed smokers to stop. The first grant amounts to $581,991.The depressed are not the only ones to receive attention.The agency is currently funding cessation studies for American Indians ($2,899,954); Chinese and Vietnamese men ($424,875); postmenopausal women ($4,151,850); the homeless ($392,322); Korean youth ($94,580); Schizophrenics ($266,554); Brazilian smokers ($174,637); Latino HIV-positive smokers ($223,265); and...
  • A Minority View

    08/28/2013 3:28:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University's distinguished economics faculty. You might imagine my surprise when I received a letter from its Office of Equity and Diversity Services notifying me that I was required to "complete the in-person Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures training." This is a leftist agenda for indoctrination, thought control and free speech suppression to which I shall refuse to submit. Let's look at it. Ideas such as equity and equal opportunity, while having high emotional value, are vacuous analytical concepts. For example, I've asked students whether they...
  • EEOC Vows to Appeal Judge's Ruling

    08/16/2013 9:38:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    This past week, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Titus dismissed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's contention that the use of criminal background checks for prospective employees unfairly discriminates against minorities. Titus labeled the EEOC's arguments “laughable.” EEOC Chairwoman Jacqueline Berrien called the Judge's ruling “clearly erroneous. Statistics show that minorities represent a disproportionate share of those convicted of crimes. A hiring policy that screens out persons with a criminal history will inevitably screen out more minorities. This is illegal.” Berrien conceded that “businesses may feel uncomfortable with the idea of hiring those with criminal records, but this must be balanced...
  • College sports get B for diversity

    07/10/2013 7:03:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 10, 2013
    A new study gives college sports a B grade for racial and gender hiring practices, though the overall numbers have dipped slightly from last year. The 2012 College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card was issued Wednesday by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport. The mark for gender hiring rose slightly to 81.3 points from 80.7 a year ago, while the number for racial hiring dipped to 81 points from 82.2. The overall score fell to 81.1 points from 81.5.
  • Black Education Tragedy

    07/10/2013 4:50:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see. Some of that evidence unfolded when Zimmerman's defense attorney asked 19-year-old Jeantel to read a letter that she allegedly had written to Trayvon Martin's mother. She responded that she doesn't read cursive, and that's in addition to her poor grammar, syntax and communication skills. Jeantel is a senior at Miami Norland Senior High School. How in the world did she manage to become a 12th-grader...
  • City Defends Hiring Non-Swimming Minorities as Lifeguards

    04/05/2013 7:05:29 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 63 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Apr 2013 | John Semmens
    While taking some flak for doing so, City of Phoenix officials are standing by their decision to accept non-swimming minorities as pool lifeguards. “The problem with requiring swimming proficiency as a condition of employment is that minorities would be under-represented among those we hire,” City Parks and Recreation Administrator Alfredo Zote observed. “The Mayor has asked us to strive for a workforce that mirrors the composition of the City’s population. We can’t do that if we impose qualifications that have a disproportionate impact on any racial or ethnic groups.” As to whether the ability to swim might not be a...