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  • 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.”
  • Students vote to give blacks free tuition at Western Kentucky University

    04/20/2017 8:02:04 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 109 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    The student government at Western Kentucky University on Tuesday voted in favor of giving free tuition to black students. The school’s Student Government Association passed a resolution by 19-10 supporting slavery reparations for black students in the form of free tuition and free access to the public Bowling Green campus. The resolution also recommends that the university create a task force to “assess the feasibility of test-optional admissions and geographically-weighted admissions,” claiming that some standardized testing poses a disadvantage for needy students and perpetuates inequality and “white supremacy,” The Bowling Green Daily News reported.
  • Sotomayor’s demeaning views on race

    04/08/2017 7:41:53 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    nypost ^ | April 23, 2014 | Mike Gonzalez
    Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling that Michigan voters had the right to ban racial preferences in university admissions didn’t sit well with the court’s self-described “Wise Latina,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Her 58-page-long dissent made clear that she’ll be the last line of defense for affirmative-action policies at the highest court in the land. But a look at the dissent as well as her own history, makes clear that the lady doth protest too much. Immigrants and their children simply have no claim on affirmative action — if anyone does. To the contrary, these policies hurt their intended beneficiaries. The court didn’t...
  • How About “America First” for College Admissions?

    02/08/2017 7:38:52 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 45 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 8, 2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a recent article, "Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges," The Washington Post stumbled on the truth about one of the factors affecting the rising cost of college for American students. The percentage of foreign students enrolling in both public and private colleges and universities has skyrocketed. Their sponsors, Middle East governments and regimes like China, buy their way into American colleges and universities for their own students, forcing up costs for the dwindling number of Americans fortunate enough to gain admission. It is estimated that over one million international students are enrolled in...
  • How About “America First” for College Admissions?

    02/03/2017 2:16:20 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 3, 2017 | By Cliff Kincaid
    In a recent article, “Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges,” The Washington Post stumbled on the truth about one of the factors affecting the rising cost of college for American students. The percentage of foreign students enrolling in both public and private colleges and universities has skyrocketed. Their sponsors, Middle East governments and regimes like China, buy their way into American colleges and universities for their own students, forcing up costs for the dwindling number of Americans fortunate enough to gain admission. It is estimated that over one million international students are enrolled in...
  • Starbucks’ Announcement to Hire 10,000 Refugees Illegal

    01/31/2017 10:37:59 AM PST · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    e-headlines ^ | January 31, 2017 | Kristie McDonald
    FAKE NEWS and FAKE TEARS! Liberals across the country were in uproar after 109 of 325,000 foreign passengers were detained at US airports over the weekend. You could almost smell the hypocrisy as Iraqi refugees for six months in 2011 and Democrats said nothing. Obama also Refused 91 Refugees – Sent Them Back to Castro’s Hell-Hole. Starbucks Corp CEO Howard Schultz announced on Monday that the company plans on hiring 10,000 refugees over the next five years to ease the company’s conscience. Bloomberg reported: Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz, who wrote he had a “heavy heart” over U.S....
  • Ohio State students and faculty pushed hard for more Islamic immigration

    11/29/2016 3:13:14 AM PST · by FreedomUS · 37 replies
    American thinker ^ | November 29, 2016 | Ed Straker
    The case of Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born Islamic terrorist who ran over and stabbed 11 people with a butcher knife at Ohio State may be what President Obama calls a "teachable moment." We can feel great sympathy for the victims, but it is also fair to point out that some of the policies advocated by said victims helped contribute to this tragedy. And the fact is that a large number of Ohio State faculty and students are strongly pro-Islamic immigration
  • PODESTA # 32741 : CHRISTIANS EXPLICITLY EXCLUDED FROM TOP ADMINISTRATION JOBS, MUSLIMS PREFERRED

    10/26/2016 10:12:18 AM PDT · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 42 replies
    Here's proof of what we've seen happening: Muslim American candidates are selected for top Administration jobs, sub-cabinet jobs, and outside boards/agencies/policy committees." Christians are explicitly excluded. (Read the email, at link, and the two attachments.) "In the candidates for top jobs, I excluded those with some Arab American background but who are not Muslim (e.g., George Mitchell). Many Lebanese Americans, for example, are Christian."
  • Wikileaks -- Openly Assigning Hiring Slots by Race, Gender

    10/24/2016 5:54:40 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 27 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 24 2016 | released by WIkileaks
    From:cheryl.mills@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-02-16 07:49 Subject: Re: You Dropped But sorry Went off line - I head to airport to come home at 11am so if I get family packed will call before then cdm > On Feb 15, 2015, at 10:00 PM, John Podesta wrote: > > If you are awake call me at 202-244-5673 > >> On Feb 15, 2015 9:52 PM, "Cheryl Mills" wrote: >> Here is Robby's List of the top 10 or so positions: >> >> Exec Chair - Podesta >> >> States Director - Marshall >> >> Political Director - Hispanic Woman >>...
  • Georgetown University to give slave descendants priority for admission (Insanity!)

    09/01/2016 2:29:16 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 76 replies
    Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington announced Thursday.
  • ZIP: a new app provides quick, easy way to get idea of people’s feeling about many topics

    08/25/2016 9:02:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Like many people, when I read about a new app called ZIP, I was curious. The owner/inventor said that based on the daily 100,000 sample size his invention attracts, the app provides a fairly reliable snapshot of public sentiment on a variety of issues including politics. In fact he says based on what he sees, Donald Trump is on his way to victory. Of course since the left doesn’t like the answers ZIP questions are producing, the inventor is being attacked. Welcome to our world. Here are some ZIP app answers to questions that will be surprising and infuriating to...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/23/2016
    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision. Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., dissented....
  • Schoolwork, advocacy place strain on student activists

    02/20/2016 6:19:20 AM PST · by billorites · 14 replies
    Brown Daily Herald ^ | February 18, 2016 | Mei Novak
    Two weeks ago, the University released the final version of its diversity and inclusion action plan, which could not have been compiled without the exhaustive efforts of students throughout last semester. "There are people breaking down, dropping out of classes and failing classes because of the activism work they are taking on," said David, an undergraduate whose name has been changed to preserve anonymity. Throughout the year, he has worked to confront issues of racism and diversity on campus. His role as a student activist has taken a toll on his mental, physical and emotional health. "My grades dropped dramatically....
  • Rethinking College Admissions

    01/19/2016 11:44:10 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    ny times ^ | 1-19-2016 | Frank Bruni
    A growing number of colleges have made the SAT or ACT optional. And late last year, more than 80 colleges, including all eight in the Ivy League, announced the formation of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, which is developing a website and application process intended in part to diversify student bodies. Colleges are becoming more conscious of their roles - too frequently neglected - in social mobility. They're recognizing how many admissions measures favor students from affluent families. They're realizing that many kids admitted into top schools are emotional wrecks or slavish adherents to soulless scripts that forbid...