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  • NYC 2015: Black Councilwoman Suggests ‘Benefit’ To Ethnically Segregated Housing

    03/30/2015 4:47:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/30/2015
    New York City’s 334 public housing developments’ bland, dilapidated-before-they-were-even-built housing projects have blighted the urban landscape for decades. Now, though, a Big Apple councilwoman has added further insult by bizarrely endorsing the segregation of residents living in two housing projects in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood by ethnic groups. The Daily Caller is not making this up. The councilwoman is Democrat Laurie Cumbo, the New York Post reports. Cumbo, who is black, is concerned that “blocs” of Asians have been moving into the Fort Greene housing projects. “How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move...
  • “We Hide the Word ‘Catholic’ From Prospective Students”

    02/17/2015 4:07:07 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | 2/16/15 | Jim Infantine
    A New Jesuit Approach to Higher Education?Gonzaga University graduate Autumn Jones asks a provocative question in a December 30 piece for The Atlantic, “The New Brand of Jesuit Universities.” Jones chronicles a rebranding effort by Jesuit universities across the country, and considers “whether this rebranding attenuates the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.” In search of an answer, Jones solicits comments from Jesuit faculty members, students, and administrators. Running throughout the piece is a straw man argument, expressed by some interviewees, namely: Catholic universities can either “fall in line” with the Church, or they can be “places where young adults...
  • Elizabeth Warren touts racial equality in speech

    01/12/2015 1:04:50 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 12, 2015 | Antonio Planas
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a sweeping civil rights address yesterday, warning “we are under attack” in the fight for social justice as she addressed a cheering crowd of civic leaders in a historic black church in Roxbury. “In the past half-century, our country has made progress. But we are under attack,” Warren told worshipers at the Twelfth Baptist Church, where she was presented a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award. “There are those who want to reverse those gains. Those who want to take away votes. Those who want to make it harder to get an education. Those...
  • When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

    12/07/2014 1:17:49 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-7-14 | Selwyn Duke
    There was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, Canada or Belgium — or the United States. It was discovered recently that Muslims in seven London schools were indoctrinating children with Islamic propaganda, ignoring Western culture and refusing to inculcate the “British values” of the moment. The situation was such that all of one school’s library books were in Arabic and many...
  • Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans?

    11/25/2014 4:40:42 AM PST · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 Nov 2014 | YASCHA MOUNK
    Nearly a century ago, Harvard had a big problem: Too many Jews. By 1922, Jews accounted for 21.5 percent of freshmen, up from 7 percent in 1900 and vastly more than at Yale or Princeton. In the Ivy League, only Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania had a greater proportion of Jews. Harvard’s president, A. Lawrence Lowell, warned that the “Jewish invasion” would “ruin the college.” He wanted a cap: 15 percent. When faculty members balked, he stacked the admissions process to achieve the same result. Bolstered by the nativism of the time, which led to sharp immigration restrictions, Harvard’s...
  • White is not right: Campus admins ask for help weeding out white people

    04/15/2014 1:54:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 15, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and...
  • University calls the amount of white people on campus a ‘failure,’

    04/16/2014 5:35:54 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 56 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 15, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    - WWU's marketing department asks "How do we make sure that in future years 'we are not as white as we are today?'" - This question has been posed several times already by University President Bruce Shepard. - President Shepard equates a "white" student body and faculty to "failure."
  • Racial Preferences Under Siege: Asian Americans are now agitating to retain Proposition 209

    03/21/2014 7:07:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/21/2014 | John Fund
    Two recent events, one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast, demonstrate that after half a century, support for racial preferences in college admissions is getting more and more unsustainable — both politically and intellectually. In California, liberals have long deplored the 1996 passage of Proposition 209, which banned racial preferences at state universities. Its backers pointed out that the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which is often cited as the authority for mandating preferential treatment for racial minorities, actually forbids all racial discrimination. “It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race,” Supreme Court chief...
  • Affirmative action proposal for California universities runs into Asian-American opposition

    03/17/2014 1:03:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/13/14 updated 3/16/14 | Katy Murphy and Jessica Calefati
    SACRAMENTO -- A legislative push to permit California's public universities to once again consider race and ethnicity in admissions appears to be on life support after an intense backlash from Asian-American parents who fear it will make it harder for their children to get into good schools. :snip: A planned referendum sailed through the state Senate in January without fanfare on a party-line vote, but three Asian-American Democrats who initially backed the measure are now calling for it to be "tabled" before the state Assembly has a chance to vote on it -- a highly unusual move. And it seems...
  • Former Oklahoma and Cowboys coach Barry Switzer: ‘I’d never recruit a white quarterback’

    03/02/2014 5:45:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 62 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 | JOHN HEALY
    Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer has been a pretty harsh critic of Texas A&M quarterback and possible No. 1 draft pick Johnny Manziel. On Thursday, Switzer took that criticism to a new level. In an interview with WNSR Sports Radio in Nashville, Switzer was asked if he were an NFL coach, would he draft Manziel? Switzer begins by saying he “loves his ability, Johnny can play,” but out of nowhere Switzer brings race into the equation. "I've always said I'd never recruit a white quarterback,” Switzer said. “The only way I'd ever recruit a white quarterback to...
  • Obama OKs illegals’ march on Mall, still blocks Americans

    10/08/2013 7:30:36 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-7-2013 | Neil Munro
    The National Park Service is allowing an Oct. 8 pro-immigration rally on the national mall, even as it posts pickets and barriers to bar Americans from visiting their open-air memorials. “They’re going to be allowed to go [ahead] because it is a First Amendment activity,” Shannon Maurer, a spokeswoman for the “March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect,” told The Daily Caller. “They allowed us to have it because it is part of the First Amendment of the constitution,” said Susana Flores, a spokeswoman for CASA in Action, which is organizing the rally. ”We’re going to have a stage and microphones,”...
  • A Win for Public Black Colleges (Maryland told to eliminate programs at non-HBCUs)

    10/08/2013 5:29:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Inside Higher Education | October 8, 2013 | Scott Jaschik
    No excerpt allowed from IHE, story here.
  • DOJ sends letter to Universities telling them to ignore SCOTUS ruling on using race in admissions…

    10/07/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 73 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/07/2013 | The Right Scoop
    I was listening to Attorney Joe DiGenova this morning on WMAL and he pointed out how the DOJ had recently sent a letter to universities telling them they could ignore the June ruling by the Supreme Court on using race in admissions. The Supreme Court, in a nearly unanimous ruling, said that universities could use race in admissions but not as a dominant factor. But in this letter the DOJ is instructing universities to continue with the same racial preferences that the Supreme Court had just barred them from using: WSJ – Obama Administration regulators have made a specialty of...
  • IRS Gave Black Nonprofits Preferential Treatment

    09/06/2013 11:12:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 9-6-13 | Paul Sperry
    At the same time the IRS harassed Republican nonprofit groups during the 2012 political campaign, it selectively advised black churches and other Democrat nonprofits on how far they can go in campaigning for President Obama and other Democrats. This raw exercise in political favoritism has not been reported in the context of the still-smoldering IRS scandal, in which the agency in 2012 audited big GOP donors and blocked Tea Party groups trying to obtain tax-exempt status as part of what House investigators suspect was an effort to re-elect the president. But that same year, top officials with both the IRS...
  • Inclusion Means Excluding White Males

    08/22/2013 10:52:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Dear Chancellor Miller: On May 9, you announced that you were initiating a process to "rethink" our university's approach to diversity and inclusion. Then, on August 16, you announced that eleven individuals agreed to serve on your Chancellor’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. For the following reasons, I find the composition of the committee to be deeply problematic. 1. Your inclusion committee is 0% white male. I have written three books dealing with campus diversity issues. I have been invited to speak on issues of diversity (largely ideological) at 78 college campuses. Over the last ten years, I have written...
  • Cornel West: Blacks ‘Being Pushed to the Back of the Bus’ in Favor of Gays and Lesbians

    07/02/2013 10:40:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | July 2, 2013 | Will Allen
    It’s been a great week for gay activists, but Dr. Cornel West is not happy. As the postmodern professor par excellence explained to radio host Tavis Smiley last Sunday, the advances made by gays and lesbians mean that “we black folk are just being pushed to the back of the bus”: "Again this has something to do of course with what history books will say. The irony of the age of Obama in which black folks found themselves pushed to the back, [and] our gay brothers and lesbian sisters more and more pushed to the center."
  • NBC News/WSJ poll: Affirmative action support at historic low

    06/11/2013 12:36:32 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 11, 2013 | Domenico Montanaro
    As the Supreme Court prepares to once again weigh in on the issue of affirmative action, a record-low number of Americans support such programs, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Just 45 percent of respondents said they believe affirmative action programs are still needed to counteract the effects of discrimination against minorities, while an equal 45 percent feel the programs have gone too far and should be ended because they unfairly discriminate against whites. (The poll was conducted May 30-June 2 and it has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.) The number of...
  • How Fast-Food Eaters Split Along Ethnic Lines

    05/31/2013 7:05:02 AM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies
    Bloomberg | May 29, 2013 | V Wong
    Bloomberg so cannot be posted but here is the link>>>http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-29/how-fast-food-eaters-split-along-ethnic-lines 
  • PROFESSOR: Affirmative Action Isn't Helping The Right People

    05/20/2013 9:51:37 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-20-2013 | Erin Fuchs
    PROFESSOR: Affirmative Action Isn't Helping The Right People Erin Fuchs May 20, 2013, 12:19 PM Kevin Brown Affirmative Action Indiana University/Maurer School of Law Professor Kevin Brown says he was a beneficiary of affirmative action when he went to Yale Law School. As the Supreme Court considers whether affirmative action is legal, it may be a good time to ask if it's working as intended. Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor Kevin Brown supports considering race as a factor in admissions but says there is a problem in how affirmative action is implemented. Colleges are giving fewer and fewer...
  • ‘Whites only’ Columbia $hock

    05/15/2013 7:47:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2013 | JULIA MARSH
    Jim Crow may be dead in most of America — but not at Columbia University. Almost 50 years after the Civil Rights Act ended legal discrimination, the bastion of liberalism is finally trying to change one of its scholarships, which is restricted to “whites only.” The Ivy League school’s Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowship stipulates that the funds be given only to “a person of the Caucasian race.”
  • 'Any race except Caucasian'

    05/01/2013 3:26:48 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    Oops! A casting call for a new host of a children's program on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the taxpayer supported, government-owned television and radio network of Canada, accidentally told the truth, when it specified "any race except Caucasian." See for yourself: Adrain Humphries of the National Post reports: A casting call to hire a new CBC host that specifically said white people need not apply has been withdrawn, with the casting agent offering apologies for the mistake. The original ad for the host of a children's show, posted on the casting agency's website under a CBC logo and on Craigslist,...
  • Transgender student denied admission to all-female Smith College

    03/21/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/2013 | Eric Owens
    A transgender high school student who applied to prestigious, private, all-female Smith College has been rejected because the school only accepts women. Smith returned Calliope Wong’s application — and application fee — earlier this month, reports The Advocate. “As you may remember from our previous correspondence, Smith is a women’s college, which means that undergraduate applicants to Smith must be female at the time of admission,” admissions dean Debra Shaver wrote in a letter to Wong, The Advocate says. Wong has identified as female for several years, according to the Keystone Student Voice. However, on the FAFSA (Free Application for...
  • Parents Complain About School Ad Excluding Whites From Tutoring Program

    02/14/2013 10:53:34 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 69 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/14/2013
    A school principal said no white children were allowed at an after-school tutoring program, and now some parents call it discrimination. The principal at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora sent a letter telling parents the program is only for students of color. Parents CBS4 talked with said they were shocked to see, in this day and age, what they consider to be segregation. “I was infuriated. I didn’t understand why they would include or exclude certain groups,” said parent Nicole Cox, who is white. Cox’s 10-year-old daughter needs tutoring. After receiving the notice, other parents complained to the school’s principal,...
  • Elite Colleges Struggle To Recruit Smart, Low-Income Kids (NPR - unintentioned honesty)

    01/09/2013 12:12:32 PM PST · by wac3rd · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | 1-9-13 | Shankar Vedantami
    Across the United States, college administrators are poring over student essays, recommendation letters and SAT scores as they select a freshman class for the fall. If this is like most years, administrators at top schools such as Harvard and Stanford will try hard to find talented high school students from poor families in a push to increase the socioeconomic diversity on campus and to counter the growing concern that highly selective colleges cater mainly to students from privileged backgrounds. (snip) (snip) "Imagine a student who is the only student who is a likely candidate for a place like Harvard or...
  • Temporary workaround to get your sidebars back

    12/24/2012 2:29:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 52 replies
    FR settings ^ | Dec 24, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    An error in the system is truncating some of our pages. Hoping John checks his messages soon and fixes the problem. In the meantime, you can work around it by clicking on "Account" (at the top of any of the main index pages) then on "My Preferences." Then select 20 results per page. Very sorry about the inconvenience. Merry Christmas, everyone!!
  • US Court Strikes Down Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

    11/15/2012 1:10:12 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 76 replies
    WLNS.com ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | AP
    AP story
  • POLL: Do you think applying affirmative action to universities' admission policies violates rights?

    10/10/2012 7:14:04 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 47 replies
    KVOA News 4 Tucson ^ | 10-9-2012 | KVOA News 4 Tucson
    Poll asks Today, the Supreme Court is questioning the University of Texas' use of race in college admissions. Do you think applying affirmative action to universities' admission policies violates the rights of white applicants? Yes or No
  • Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin

    08/28/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2012
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers Obama Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications: Obama White House ‘trying to have visibility into the UBL (Usama bin Laden) projects.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal in preparation for their film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the capture...
  • Black students' group, NAACP file amicus brief in UT case

    08/14/2012 2:07:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | August 13, 2012 | Andrew Messamore
    AUSTIN — African American students at the University of Texas at Austin filed an amicus brief Monday supporting the university's race-inclusive admissions policy, which is under challenge in Fisher vs. Texas, the first Supreme Court case on affirmative action since 2003. Co-authored by the NAACP, the Black Ex-Students of Texas and UT's Black Students Alliance, it was one of several friend-of-the court briefs filed Monday backing UT's admissions system, including one from the Obama administration calling diversity crucial to the missions of the U.S. armed forces and numerous federal agencies. In court documents last week, UT defended its use of...
  • Campus diversity suffers under race-blind policies (Liberal Berkeley suffers)

    04/21/2012 8:08:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 21, 2012 | AP
    BERKELEY, California – Fifteen years ago, California voters were asked: Should colleges consider a student's race when they decide who gets in and who doesn't? With an emphatic "no," they made California the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, as well as hiring and contracting. Since then, California's most selective public colleges and graduate schools have struggled to assemble student bodies that reflect the state's demographic mix.
  • To Be Black at Stuyvesant High

    02/25/2012 12:51:13 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 65 replies · 4+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 25, 2012 | FERNANDA SANTOS
    ... When the bell rings and the school’s 3,295 students spill out of classrooms into the maze of hallways, escalators and stairs like ants in a farm, blacks stand out because they are so rare. Rudi was one of 64 black students four years ago when she entered Stuyvesant, long considered New York City’s flagship public school. She is now one of 40. Asians, on the other hand, make up 72.5 percent of Stuyvesant’s student body (they are 13.7 percent of the city’s overall public school population), a staggering increase from 1970, when they were 6 percent of Stuyvesant students,...
  • Applying While Asian

    12/16/2011 5:56:28 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 16, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    To check or not to check the Asian box? That is the pointed choice faced by Asian-American students applying to gain admission to what are supposed to be the most tolerant places on Earth, the nation's colleges. The Associated Press ran a report on Asian students of mixed parentage checking "white," if possible, on their applications to avoid outing themselves as Asians. The Princeton Review Student Advantage Guide counsels Asian-American students not to check the race box and warns against sending a photo. In a culture that makes so much of celebrating ethnic heritage, especially of racial minorities, and that...
  • Why the Berkeley College Republicans are Wrong

    09/26/2011 6:17:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 79 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 9/26/11 | Thomas Lord
    The Berkeley College Republicans have taken a strong stance against a proposed law that would allow, among other things, race to be taken into consideration during the admissions process. They say on a Facebook event page: "The Berkeley College Republicans firmly believe measuring any admit's merit based on race is intrinsically racist." In this note I'll show that their belief is wrong. Not only is the use of race in admissions not intrinsically racist - the failure to consider race and other similar factors is intrinsically racist. This is not some subjective interpretation of histories of oppression. This is not...
  • Pay-by-race bake sale at Berkeley still on, student Republican group says

    09/26/2011 5:08:29 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 September 2011 | Holly Yan
    It's meant to be racist, and it's meant to be discriminatory. But the controversial "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans is still on, the club's president said, despite "grossly misguided comments" and threats aimed toward supporters of the University of California Berkeley student group.During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.The bake sale is meant to draw attention to pending legislation that...
  • Clashes of Money and Values: A Survey of Admissions Directors (39% give racial preferences)

    09/21/2011 12:25:10 PM PDT · by reaganaut1
    Inside Higher Education | September 21, 2011
    No excerpt allowed from this source, story here .
  • Waive Me

    05/18/2011 4:36:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Hear that? It's the escalating cry of American employers and workers trying to hold on to their health care benefits in the age of stifling Obama health insurance mandates: Gangway! Gangway! Save me! Waive me!Obamacare refugees first began beating down the exit doors in October 2010. As I've documented since last fall, waiver-mania started with McDonald's and Jack in the Box; spread to Dish Networks, hair salon chain Regis Corp and resort giant Universal Orlando; took hold among every major Big Labor organization from the AFL-CIO to the CWA to the SEIU; roped in the nationalized health care promoters at...
  • Democrats Way Out There With Waivers

    05/16/2011 11:27:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2011 | Alex Cortes
    On Friday evening the Department of Health and Human Services posted on its website 221 newly approved waivers from various provisions of ObamaCare, and for some reason, chose to forego issuing a press release celebrating the occasion. That brings the total to 1,372 businesses and 7 entire states that have now received exemptions from the law, while the rest of America bears its full oppressive weight, as many plaintively plea: Where’s MY Waiver? The waiver fiasco presents a significant problem for ObamaCare’s supporters in that while many Americans are still largely unaware of many of its most burdensome provisions, as...
  • Unmarried Pastor, Seeking a Job, Sees Bias ('Once I say I'm Single, Never Married, I'm Done')

    03/22/2011 3:12:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/22/2011 | Erik Eckholm
    Like all too many Americans, Mark Almlie was laid off in the spring of 2009 when his workplace downsized. He has been searching for an appropriate position ever since, replying to more than 500 job postings without success. But Mr. Almlie, despite a sterling education and years of experience, has faced an obstacle that does not exist in most professions: He is a single pastor, in a field where those doing the hiring overwhelmingly prefer married people and, especially, married men with children. Mr. Almlie, 37, has been shocked, he says, at what he calls unfair discrimination, based mainly on...
  • The George Clooney Effect – High-Earning Women ‘want Older, More Attractive Partners'

    12/12/2010 5:55:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Science Daily ^ | December 10, 2010 | Science Daily
    ScienceDaily (Dec. 10, 2010) — Psychologists have found that George Clooney may be even luckier than previously thought…Research at the University of Abertay Dundee discovered that as women become more financially independent, they want an older, more attractive male partner. Studies have previously found that women place greater emphasis on whether a man can provide for them, while men place more importance on good looks. The new study revealed that as women earn more and become more independent, their tastes actually change. The finding suggests that greater financial independence gives women greater confidence in choosing their partner. Instinctive preferences for...
  • American Students Struggle for U.S. Grad School Slots Against Foreign-Born Applicants

    08/20/2010 11:20:24 AM PDT · by epithermal · 28 replies
    Science ^ | August 19, 2010 | Jeffrey Mervis
    U.S. students had a much harder time getting into American graduate schools this past year than did their peers from China and the rest of the world. And while 1 year is far from a trend, a new report by the Council of Graduate Schools raises the question of how well Americans stack up against international students. Overall, the report says, 3% more international students received offers of admission for the 2010–11 academic year than in the previous year. That's the fifth increase in the past 6 years. But the survey from the Washington, D.C.,–based organization also found that 1%...
  • I Agree With Sen. Webb: It's Time to End Federal Diversity Efforts

    Last week, The Wall Street Journal carried an op-ed piece written by Sen. James Webb, D-Va. "A plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers," wrote Webb. "The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future." Although the sound bite from his essay may be distressing to those traditionally underrepresented and his comments came on the heels of last week's poorly handled Shirley Sherrod incident, which illustrated a lack of diversity management in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the White House, I think, in...
  • Fairness for all

    07/26/2010 2:41:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 26, 2010 | Editorial
    "A plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future . . . In an odd historical twist that all Americans see but few can understand, many programs allow recently arrived immigrants to move ahead of similarly situated whites whose families have been in the country for generations." -- Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), in a Wall Street Journal column calling for an end to government-run diversity programs
  • Bias and bigotry in academia

    07/20/2010 3:58:34 AM PDT · by John.Galt2012 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 19, 2010 | Patrick Buchanan
    "To have the same chance of gaining admission as a black student with a SAT score of 1100, a Hispanic student otherwise equally matched in background characteristics would have to have 1230, a white student a 1410, and an Asian student a 1550."
  • Affirmative Action for Effort

    06/07/2010 9:01:10 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 15+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | June 7, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Affirmative Action for Effort Malcolm A. Kline, June 7, 2010 With their genius for expanding failed government programs, academics have concocted a way to apply affirmative action more expansively. Simply put, Richard D. Kahlenberg, in a June 4, 2010 essay in The Chronicle Review suggests that “universities consider how far a student has come as well as what her raw scores are” on the SAT. Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation. The Chronicle Review is published by the Chronicle of Higher Education. “Thomas J. Espenshade, a professor of sociology at Princeton University, and his co-author Alexandria Walton...
  • No-interest MasterCard aims at devout Muslims

    04/13/2010 9:03:16 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 28 replies · 985+ views
    The Star ^ | April 12, 2010 | Emily Mathieu
    Zero interest and faith are not words one commonly associates with credit cards. They do have a place in discussions about the iFreedom Plus MasterCard, tailored to meet the religious requirements of Canada’s Islamic community and recently launched by Toronto company UM Financial. “There are clients in the market looking for structured products that are compliant,” from credit cards to mortgages, said Omar Kalair, president and chief executive officer. UM Financial plans to market the card to all Canadians.
  • Racial Preferences in the Democrats' Health Care Bill

    All 1,018 pages of the Democrats' health care bill can be inspected here. The bill includes racial preferences. Under the Democrats' health care bill, if a medical school wants to increase its chances of receiving many different kinds of grants and contracts from the federal government, it should have a demonstrated record of training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups. This is because the Democrats' health care bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to give preference to the entities that have demonstrated such a record in the awarding of these contracts to medical schools and other...
  • Supreme Court To Consider Another Case On Racial Bias In Hiring [Only "Well Qualified" Hired]

    02/20/2010 5:14:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 925+ views
    LATimes ^ | February 20, 2010 | David G. Savage
    Supreme Court To Consider Another Case On Racial Bias In Hiring Chicago firefighters say they were illegally discriminated against through test scores. A lawyer calls it the flip side to last year's case involving white firefighters in New Haven, Conn. By David G. Savage February 20, 2010 Reporting from Washington - The controversy over racial bias, testing and firefighters that blew up at both the Supreme Court and the Senate last year returns Monday, this time as the justices decide whether blacks who were not hired in Chicago because of their test scores are due damages for years of lost...
  • Do colleges redline Asian-Americans?

    02/09/2010 6:08:26 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 35 replies · 747+ views
    SAT SCORES aren’t everything. But they can tell some fascinating stories. Take 1,623, for instance. That’s the average score of Asian-Americans, a group that Daniel Golden - editor at large of Bloomberg News and author of “The Price of Admission’’ - has labeled “The New Jews.’’ After all, much like Jews a century ago, Asian-Americans tend to earn good grades and high scores. And now they too face serious discrimination in the college admissions process. Notably, 1,623 - out of a possible 2,400 - not only separates Asians from other minorities (Hispanics and blacks average 1,364 and 1,276 on the...
  • Do colleges redline Asian-Americans?

    02/08/2010 9:55:18 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies · 1,381+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 8, 2010 | Kara Miller
    SAT SCORES aren’t everything. But they can tell some fascinating stories. Take 1,623, for instance. That’s the average score of Asian-Americans, a group that Daniel Golden - editor at large of Bloomberg News and author of “The Price of Admission’’ - has labeled “The New Jews.’’ After all, much like Jews a century ago, Asian-Americans tend to earn good grades and high scores. And now they too face serious discrimination in the college admissions process. Notably, 1,623 - out of a possible 2,400 - not only separates Asians from other minorities (Hispanics and blacks average 1,364 and 1,276 on the...
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    02/04/2010 8:26:19 PM PST · by DwFry · 186 replies · 4,207+ views
    Bill Gates has made his scholarship fund off limits to white teenagers. The Gates Millennium Scholarship fund is financed by a $1 Billion endowment Bill Gates made in 1999. The fund explicitly denies eligibility to white students. “Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they: Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American;"