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  • UCLA official resigns over racial admissions

    08/30/2008 1:27:05 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 16 replies · 228+ views
    oc register ^ | 8-28-2008 | MARLA JO FISHER
    A professor who said he suspects UCLA is cheating to illegally admit black students resigned Thursday from its admissions committee, saying the university refused to provide him the data he needs to investigate his suspicions. "A growing body of evidence strongly suggests that UCLA is cheating on admissions," political science Professor Tim Groseclose wrote in a report he released Thursday. "Specifically, applicants often reveal their own race on the essay portion of the application."Students typically report their race on their applications, but the people who evaluate their files don't see names, race or ethnicity. If race does come up in...
  • 3 states to consider affirmative action ban

    08/06/2008 11:16:14 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 145+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/6/8 | CHRIS KAHN, Associated Press Writer
    PHOENIX (AP) -- With one brief criticism of affirmative action, John McCain has brought new attention to ballot issues aimed at dismantling preferential treatment programs for women and minorities. The question is whether McCain's support for one of those initiatives, in Arizona, will make any difference. . . .McCain's comments also have drawn critics who pointed to comments he made a decade ago calling similar measures "divisive."
  • Colorblind Equality: A Winning Issue for McCain?

    07/23/2008 10:00:28 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 11 replies · 164+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 23, 2008 | John Rosenberg
    Opposing race-based preferences could help power a McCain comeback.
  • Mich. Affirmative Action Lawsuit Tossed

    03/18/2008 2:39:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 738+ views
    Lansing, Mich. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a Michigan law that bans racial and gender preferences in government hiring and university admissions. The ruling on Tuesday upholds the constitutionality of a measure approved by Michigan voters in 2006. It had been challenged by groups including the NAACP
  • UK: White men could be legally blocked from jobs under new anti-discrm. laws being considered

    03/16/2008 12:18:56 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 31 replies · 1,046+ views
    DailyNews.uk ^ | 16th March 2008 | DANIEL MARTIN
    Harman's law to reject white workers for ethnic minorities is slammed by campaigners By DANIEL MARTIN Last updated at 19:11pm on 16th March 2008White men could be legally blocked from getting jobs under new anti-discrimination laws being considered by Labour. Employers would be able to give jobs to women or ethnic minority candidates in preference to other applicants, under the plans unveiled by equalities minister Harriet Harman. If two candidates were equally qualified for a position, employers would be able to reject the white person or the man in favour of a black person or a woman. But the plans...
  • UPS partners with National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

    03/11/2008 7:52:31 PM PDT · by kc8ukw · 38 replies · 745+ views
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | March 11, 2008 | Atlanta Business Chronicle
    United Parcel Service Inc. has added lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses to its supplier diversity program. The move comes with a partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Atlanta-based UPS (NYSE: UPS) said. The NGLCC represents the interests of some 1.4 million LGBT-owned businesses. UPS began its supplier diversity process in 1992, giving UPS business opportunities for small businesses and those owned by minorities, women, veterans and now lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. LGBT-owned businesses also will get a discount on UPS shipping services.
  • Trooper exam unfair

    02/29/2008 7:41:06 PM PST · by ABN 505 · 19 replies · 167+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 2/28/08 | Tracy Gordon Fox
    Racism is so entrenched in the Connecticut State Police that basic hiring practices ensure only a few minority troopers will even enter a training class, never mind be promoted in the ranks, an attorney representing a black troopers' coalition said Thursday.
  • Crowd puts Connerly on the hot seat at UNL

    02/27/2008 8:07:11 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 25 replies · 115+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 1-27-2008 | Melissa Lee
    Tough, tough crowd. Ward Connerly, the California businessman behind a movement to end race- and gender-based affirmative action in Nebraska, faced jeers and interruptions Tuesday evening as he defended his position on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. About 200 listeners, mostly students, drilled Connerly with questions about his motives, beliefs and even his salary. One young woman asked whether his efforts are funded by the Ku Klux Klan. “No,” Connerly said. Then he added: “What a stupid question,” drawing boos. Connerly leads the California-based Super Tuesday for Equal Rights, which seeks to end racial and gender preferences in hiring and...
  • Why Voters Play Follow-the-Leader

    02/19/2008 2:43:24 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 88+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2008 | Shankar Vedantam
    What do you think is more dangerous? Terrorists getting their hands on a biological weapon that can be smuggled into the country or another hurricane like Katrina? Which is the smarter way to keep Social Security solvent? Raise the retirement age or raise taxes? How can the current economic crisis be averted? Give Americans cash to spend or slash mortgage interest rates to restart the housing market? As millions of Americans gather to vote for presidential candidates in tomorrow's Democratic and Republican primaries, what they are really being asked to do is make a number of policy choices. The problem...
  • Visions of Equality: Realistic steps forward.

    01/21/2008 8:02:30 AM PST · by Sherman Logan · 51+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 21, 2008 | Roger Clegg
    The question I’d like to pose this Martin Luther King Day weekend is: Are we likely to witness the end of racial preferences soon — not just in our lifetimes, not just within the 25 years that Justice O’Connor “expected” in 2003, but in the next, say, 5 to 10 years? I think there is a good chance that we will. But I’m a non-determinist, so nothing is inevitable. In other words, I think we’ll win, but I know that we can still lose. There are different ways to think about this question, and different factors to consider. Demographics, Law,...
  • Family Sues Over Quotas

    01/19/2008 8:26:56 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 13 replies · 173+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 14, 2008 | NY Post / By DAN MANGAN
    A year after the city's racial quotas kept their daughter out of an elite public school, an Indian couple from Brooklyn is filing a class-action lawsuit to make sure it doesn't happen again to her or any child. "Children should be judged on the content of their character, not on the color of their skin," said Dr. Anjan Rau, the girl's dad, about the quotas at Mark Twain School in Coney Island. "The selection process should be colorblind," Rau said. For decades, the school has enforced racial double standards on its tests to maintain a 6-4 white-to-minority ratio to comply...
  • Female Business Owners Fault New Rules on U.S. Contracts

    01/16/2008 8:20:09 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 192+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 16, 2008 | Elizabeth Olson
    Women who own small businesses — about a third of all small businesses in the United States, in fact — have been pushing for years for a bigger piece of government contracts, which now total $400 billion a year. But few were happy when the Small Business Administration finally announced new rules in December to ensure that 5 percent of the contracts would go to female-owned businesses. First, the critics noted, it took seven years for the S.B.A. to develop the rules after Congress ordered the agency to create them in 2000. But perhaps more important to the critics, among...
  • Alaska Airlines Discount... 10% on Holiday Travel if You're Gay (full rate if you're straight)

    12/02/2007 12:39:39 PM PST · by bshomoic · 92 replies · 780+ views
    If you're straight you pay full rate. But if you're gay they take 10% away. To receive this discount just enter Discount Code EC06607 Other special discount code for gays can be found here. Of course this is against federal law but hey, it's politically correct. http://www.alaskaair.com/as/alaska/gaytravel/toc.asp?mid=K98614&p=0&cm_ven=Performics&cm_cat
  • Nebraska vote sought on affirmative-action ban

    11/14/2007 9:40:20 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 10 replies · 838+ views
    columbustelegram.com ^ | 11-14-2007 | NATE JENKINS
    LINCOLN, Neb. - A petition filed with Secretary of State John Gale all but guarantees Nebraska will be an affirmative-action battleground heading into the November 2008 election. Public institutions including colleges and universities would be barred from using race, sex and other factors in hiring and admissions decisions under the proposed constitutional amendment. The petition drive will be guided by a California-based group that has been successful squashing affirmative action in other states. Ward Connerly, a former University of California regent best known for dismantling state programs that gave preferences to minorities, is behind the petition. It would give Nebraska...
  • Blacks and Hispanics Natural Allies?

    08/06/2007 2:00:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 1,122+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2007 | La Shawn Barber
    In a recent article, The Economist called blacks and Hispanics “natural allies.” Citing Barack Obama’s “brothers in the fight for equality” reference to the two groups, the writer conceded that with blacks and Hispanics, there’s no such thing. I frequently blog about what I perceive as a growing battle between blacks and Hispanics for “preferred minority” status. A preferred minority group is one that ostensibly is under-represented in certain professions and universities. This status goes beyond mere numbers and focuses on “oppression.” For example, while Asians are a minority group in America, they’re not considered oppressed in the same sense,...
  • Court: Web site liable for postings

    05/17/2007 9:03:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies · 1,555+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | May 17, 2007 | UPI Staff (United Press International)
    SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- A court in San Francisco ruled that a roommate-matching Web site may be held accountable for what users say about their preferences. A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court ruled in favor of two California fair housing groups that brought the complaint against Roommate.com, saying the Web site violates the Fair Housing Act by allowing users to specify roommate preferences based on sex, race, religion and sexual orientation, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The ruling took away the main argument of the defense: that a 1996 ruling granting immunity to Internet service providers that...
  • Race preferences defeated in Michigan

    11/15/2006 2:58:03 AM PST · by xtinct · 17 replies · 776+ views
    Townhall ^ | 11-15-06 | La Shawn Barber
    If you thought the turbulent Civil Rights Movement – culminating in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – ended skin color discrimination, you were mistaken. Half a century ago, America faced a moral and legal struggle to end government-mandated preferential treatment based on race. Half a century later, America faces a moral and legal struggle to end government-mandated preferential treatment based on race. Our government still treats people differently based on the color of their skin. This time around, minorities (Asians excluded) benefit from unconstitutional race-based programs. So-called equal opportunity policies in federal, state, and local agencies across the country...
  • CA: UC Berkeley chancellor creates new post aimed at diversity

    08/24/2006 6:21:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 594+ views
    University of California, Berkeley, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau is creating a top-level post to focus on keeping the campus fair and welcoming. Birgeneau said he wants to make sure there is equal opportunity for students, faculty and staff regardless of religion, sexual orientation, race, gender or whether someone has a disability or not. "I very strongly believe that every single person (should) feel that this is a place where they belong, where they are respected for their individuality, for what they represent and their background," Birgeneau said Wednesday in announcing the new position at a back-to-school briefing. A national search is...
  • Lawyers Argue Over Anti-Affirmative-Action Proposal

    08/20/2006 6:51:53 PM PDT · by Westlander · 13 replies · 459+ views
    The Associated Press. ^ | August 18, 2006 | AP
    The effort to put an anti-affirmative-action proposal before Michigan voters was wrought with fraud and should be blocked from the November ballot, lawyers for the proposal's opponents argued in federal court Friday. But lawyers representing the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative and state elections officials told U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow that voters would be harmed if they're not allowed to decide whether to ban race and gender preferences in government hiring and public-university admissions in Michigan.
  • Affirmative-Action Update: Where Are All the Black Students?

    07/24/2006 2:09:59 PM PDT · by flowerplough · 49 replies · 1,532+ views
    DiversityInc.com ^ | July 24, 2006 | Compiled by the DiversityInc staff
    Not at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Of nearly 10,000 black students who graduated from Los Angeles County high schools this past June, just 1 percent will attend UCLA, according to NPR's Morning Edition. Why? For many, the culprit is Proposition 209, the 1996 anti-affirmative-action bill backed by former UC Regent Ward Connerly, which made it illegal to use race-based preferences in admissions, employment and contracting throughout the state. When Connerly's term ended in January 2005, his message was clear: Don't bring back affirmative action, according to Black Issues in Higher Education. UC may not be able to...