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  • Fellow Asian-Americans, Back Off of Affirmative Action

    10/15/2018 9:28:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | October 15, 2018 | Elyse D. Pham
    “It’s incredible you got into Harvard — especially with its racist admission policies!” I heard the sentiment of this impassioned exclamation all too frequently in the months following my acceptance. Everyone guilty of saying it meant well. They probably even believed that the last bit — the one that never failed to provoke an internal grimace — strengthened the compliment, elevating the gravity of my achievement. Of course, I’d happily accept the praise if the sentiments fueling it didn’t have the potential to harm other equally-deserving Harvard hopefuls. Unfortunately, that potential remains strong, more so now than ever. During this...
  • Justice Department Says Harvard Illegally Discriminates Against Asian American Applicants

    08/30/2018 2:17:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | 8/30/18 | Delano R. Franklin and Samuel W. Zwickel
    The United States Department of Justice said in a court filing Thursday morning that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies inflict “unlawful racial discrimination” against Asian American applicants.“The record evidence demonstrates that Harvard’s race-based admissions process significantly disadvantages Asian-American applicants compared to applicants of other racial groups — including both white applicants and applicants from other racial minority groups,” department officials wrote. The Justice Department’s criticism came as part of a “statement of interest” it filed in the ongoing admissions lawsuit that alleges Harvard discriminates against Asian Americans in its admissions process. Its statement is meant to oppose the University’s earlier motion that...
  • Black Activists Applaud End to Race-Based College Admissions Ahead of SCOTUS Nomination

    07/06/2018 2:30:23 PM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | PENNY STARR
    Black activists are praising the Department of Justice’s announcement on Tuesday that the Obama-era, race-based college admission guidance to further advance affirmation action law would end. “In the 21st century, we shouldn’t be making race a basis for who gets into school and who doesn’t,” Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper, a former professor of constitutional law at George Mason University and senior counsel to congressional leadership, said in statements from Project 21 members distributed to the media. “The Supreme Court has never held that affirmative action in admissions should be a generic remediation tool for all past racial injustice,” Cooper...
  • College Destruction of Black Students

    07/04/2018 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Amy Wax, a University of Pennsylvania law professor, has come under attack and scathing criticism because she dared criticize the school's racial preferences program. In an interview with Brown University economist Glenn Loury, discussing affirmative action, Wax mentioned how racial preferences hinder the ability of blacks to succeed academically by admitting them into schools at which they are in over their heads academically. At UPenn's seventh-ranked law school, Wax said, she doesn't think that she has ever seen a black law student graduate in the top quarter of his class, and "rarely" is a black student in the top half....
  • Trump administration rolls back racial diversity guidelines for colleges

    07/03/2018 7:00:26 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/3/2018
    The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded an extensive set of guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama that had called on colleges and universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the 24 documents many of which gave advice to schools on how to deal with Supreme Court decisions on race and admissions “were unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.” It has the effect of bringing the federal government’s position on affirmative action close to that of the George W. Bush administration which held that race could be...
  • Trump Administration to Rescind Obama Guidelines on Race in College Admissions

    07/03/2018 5:31:04 PM PDT · by Neidermeyer · 18 replies
    wall street journal ^ | July 3, 2018 | Michelle Hackman
    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration will begin directing schools and colleges to adopt race-neutral admissions standards, the Education Department said Tuesday, reversing Obama-era guidelines that encouraged the use of race to promote diversity. The Obama guidelines, issued jointly by the Education and Justice department
  • Trump to rescind race guidelines in college admissions, WSJ reports

    07/03/2018 7:24:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 147 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 Jul 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to revoke guidelines that encourage considering race in the college admissions process as a way of promoting diversity, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The guidelines, put in place in the Obama administration in 2011 and 2016, put forth legal recommendations that Trump officials contend “mislead schools to believe that legal forms of affirmative action are simpler to achieve than the law allows,” the Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the plans. Trump administration officials plan to argue the guidelines go beyond what the Supreme Court has decided on the issue....
  • HARVARD DOESN’T LIKE ASIANS

    06/16/2018 9:21:40 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Powerline ^ | 15 June 2018 | John Hinderaker
    POSTED ON JUNE 15, 2018 BY JOHN HINDERAKER IN RACIAL PREFERENCES HARVARD DOESN’T LIKE ASIANS I wrote here about the class action lawsuit that accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asian-Americans. The court has denied Harvard’s motions to dismiss, and the case is moving forward, which caused the university to defend its admissions practices in an email to its alumni. In denying discrimination, Harvard says it relies on a “whole-person admissions process.” That is, Harvard “considers the whole person, not just an applicant’s grades and test scores.” That’s fine as far as it goes, but if one ethnic group consistently needs...
  • How Harvard discriminates against Asians

    06/16/2018 5:29:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    I always knew that my alma mater, Harvard University, discriminates against Asians.  But I was surprised to learn how the university does it.  A lawsuit filed has shed some light on the matter. (By the way, although I am not a racist, I despise the word "Asians" – it can mean anything from Chinese to Pakistanis.  Although I will play along and continue to use the word "Asians," we are mostly talking about Chinese heritage here, with a smattering of Korean heritage, Japanese heritage, Filipino heritage, and a few other groups of applicants.) Harvard is being sued by a group claiming that Asians were...
  • Evergreen State College Forecasts 20 Percent Drop In Enrollment (Whites Asked To Leave)

    02/17/2018 8:57:07 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-17-2018
    The President of Evergreen State College announced this week that the college is predicting a 20 percent drop in enrollment for the upcoming fall semester. Evergreen president George Bridges announced this week that the college is facing a 20 percent drop in enrollment for the upcoming fall semester. The school currently boasts a student body of 3,800, but with the graduation of the current class of seniors this spring and the introduction of a smaller freshman class this fall, the total student body will drop to 3,100 students. The college was also hit with a five percent drop in enrollment...
  • DNC: White men shouldn't apply for tech jobs

    11/01/2017 12:37:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 100 replies
    DNC: White men shouldn't apply for tech jobs Fox News White men need not apply. That’s the message out of the Democratic National Committee’s hiring team, currently on the hunt to filll multiple vacancies in their tech department. The political organization, which routinely makes grand statements about inclusion, recently sent an email to its employees looking to recruit people for eight open spots including IT Systems Administrator, Product Manager and Chief Security Officer. Though the Oct. 30 email says that the DNC is looking for a “staff of diverse voices and life experiences,” it apparently doesn’t mean white men. DNC’s...
  • British Police Force Uses ‘Positive Action’ to Ban White Men from Recruitment Workshops

    10/12/2017 10:52:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 12, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    The British Transport Police are disadvantaging white, male applicants by excluding them from recruitment workshops. The force is holding the workshops in London, Manchester, and Birmingham — but one would-be officer was turned away after being told they were for “women and black or ethnic minority” candidates only, reports The Metro. “I am a white heterosexual male and also a member of the armed forces, how can a public service blatantly support this kind of discrimination and inequality in 2017?” he told the newspaper. “I am going to withdraw my application due to having been treated in such a manner.” Metro’s correspondent Harley Tamplin seemed...
  • Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish

    09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2017 | Howard Blume
    About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years. ... it’s hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of “credit recovery”...
  • Google hiring based on race or gender: Fired engineer

    08/15/2017 7:23:10 AM PDT · by HLPhat · 33 replies
    business-standard ^ | 15 Aug 2017 | IANS | San Francisco
    In a fresh onslaught on its former employer, James Damore, the engineer who was fired by Google over a memo criticising the company's diversity efforts, has said that the tech giant is discriminating in its hiring practices.
  • I Don’t Think Diversity Means What You Think It Means

    08/14/2017 5:33:16 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-14-17 | MOTUS
    The riots and death in Charlottesville are the physical manifestation of the idea of separateness.  If the thought is the father of the deed, the children of hate, the offspring of "by any means necessary" and the scions of superiority so long in gestation, are finally being born. Donald Trump's plea for calm and his exhortation to remember "we are all Americans first" may find scant resonance among those for whom hyphens come first of all.  The war of the hyphens has broken out, and for its combatants there is only one thought: how do I get back at...
  • Getting Clear About Diversity and Affirmative Action

    08/09/2017 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Star Parker
    Affirmative action is once again in the news. This time because of a leaked Justice Department memo indicating possible action regarding complaints from Asian-American groups that Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-Americans in its admissions policies. As this story was breaking, Harvard released news that, for the first time in history, the majority of its incoming freshman class will not be white. Per the story, 50.8 percent of Harvard's class of 2021 will not be white. Here's Harvard's spokesperson: "To become leaders in our diverse society, students must have the ability to work with people from different backgrounds, life experiences,...
  • School: AP and Honors classes will be decided by skin color, not intelligence

    08/08/2017 4:13:01 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 Aug 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A Virginia high sent a disturbing letter to parents and students announcing they would be selecting students for Advanced Placement and honors classes at least partly based on skin color, a concerned parent told Fox News. Martin Luther King, Jr. must be turning over in his grave. A parent forwarded me a copy of the letter sent from John Handley High School in Winchester. “Through our collective work, advanced classes such as AP and Honors will have proportional representation,” read the letter. “Proportional representation is 40% White, 35% Hispanic, 12% African American, 10% mixed race.” The letter went on to...
  • Andrea Mitchell: “I don’t know if there are cases” of whites hurt by affirmative action

    08/03/2017 7:06:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 125 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yesterday, we noted the left’s freak-out over the news that the Justice Department will be investigating race-based discrimination in college and university admissions. The freak-out was on full display on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC show yesterday. You knew the fix was in from Mitchell’s choice as guests of two critics of the initiative: the Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart, and Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The most outrageous moments came when Mitchell said: “I don’t know if there are cases, even” of white students being disadvantaged by minority students taking available slots. View the video here.
  • Fast-track training put officer Mohamed Noor on Minneapolis police force

    07/23/2017 10:25:45 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 59 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | Jul 23, 2017 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    The officer who fatally shot Justine Damond graduated in 2015 from the city’s accelerated police cadet program. The seven-month training is a quicker, nontraditional route to policing aimed at helping those who already have a college degree enter law enforcement. The Minneapolis program covers tuition at Hennepin Technical College and pays trainees a $20-an-hour salary with benefits while they work to get licensed. After that their salary bumps up. Some law enforcement professionals say the cadet program and others like it are exactly what policing needs — a way to attract more diverse people with broader life experiences.
  • Prof to admit students into geology class based on race

    04/26/2017 8:44:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 26, 2017 | Matthew Reade
    A geology professor at Pomona College says she will prioritize students of color, immigrants, and low-income students for enrollment in a class with a strict 15-student cap. A flyer advertising the course on “Southern California Earthquakes and Water,” an introductory geological science class with a particular focus on “the particular geologic challenges” of Southern California, expresses a particular desire for “students from a range of backgrounds whose varied perspectives will contribute to the course.”