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  • (from January 2015 Resolved March 2, 2015) Sheriff & Entire Board of Commissioners Admit to Breaking

    03/20/2015 8:35:38 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 12 replies
    You Tube video uploaded onto liveleak ^ | March 1, 2015 | The Free Thought Project
    Video has emerged showing a Newaygo County Sheriff deputy admitting his department breaks federal and state laws. Each Newaygo County Board of Commissioners meeting is recorded as a matter of record. The videos of the commissioners’ meetings are public domain. In the video, recorded in January, the Newaygo deputy knowingly admits to breaking federal and state laws that prohibit quota policies in police departments. Not only does he admit to breaking the law, but after he does so, the entire board of commissioners votes to enact his measure of breaking the law. According to the Michigan Vehicle Code, it is...
  • Dan Patrick handily wins over Van de Putte (Wise Latina Quota Queen)

    11/05/2014 3:14:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Voters handed control of the Texas Senate to its most conservative member Tuesday, punctuating the state's rightward shift by choosing Houston tea party darling Dan Patrick for the powerful post of lieutenant governor. The flamboyant radio show host, who was once considered too extreme for higher office even in deeply red Texas, scored a smaller victory than other statewide Republicans but still easily defeated fellow senator Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio in a race that never became as competitive as Democrats hoped.
  • Red light cameras shut down: South SF downs devices four years after controversy over admin errors

    09/22/2014 2:20:41 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 35 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | September 10, 2014 | Angela Swartz
    After pleas to remove red light cameras back in 2010, they are finally coming down in South San Francisco. Although the South San Francisco City Council voted 4-1 back in March to not continue its red light camera program, the cameras didn’t become inoperable until early August. In 2010, the city fronted $1.5 million in refunds for the almost $500 tickets after an administrative error nullified tickets generated from cameras at two locations. The dismantling of the cameras should happen very shortly, said Mayor Karyl Matsumoto. Matsumoto was the one vote in favor of keeping the cameras.SnipI personally think they...
  • How a $900 parking citation became a $25,000 federal lawsuit against SF (San Francisco)

    09/22/2014 1:27:57 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 73 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | September 22, 2014 | Jessica Kwong
    Two San Francisco residents, one of whom is disabled, are furious with what they see as an unjust parking ticket, and they have taken their complaint to federal court. The lawsuit -- which was served Sept. 12 to The City, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and one of its citation review officers, and the Police Department, its chief and the officer who issued the citation -- claims the Feb. 16 parking ticket was unlawful. Although the fine has been greatly reduced, the plaintiffs have decided to press on with their complaint.
  • Montana ballot measure urging equal number of men, women in Legislature passes first test

    03/17/2014 12:51:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    Politics - FoxNews.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Staff
    A ballot measure in Montana that would require an equal number of men and women to serve in the state Legislature is a step closer to getting on the November ballot.
  • Study: FBS leaders still white, male

    01/02/2014 4:29:41 PM PST · by re_nortex · 23 replies
    ESPN via AP ^ | January 2, 2014, 3:35 PM ET | Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A new study by the University of Central Florida's Diversity and Ethics in Sport released Thursday shows that the top leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools and conferences remain mostly white and male. [...] Study author Richard Lapchick called those numbers "unacceptable" and said part of the problem with getting more diversity throughout the system falls on the lack of penalties or sanctions for institutions that aren't more diverse.
  • WSDOT wants to end white women quotas (Wash. DOT)

    12/18/2013 1:10:05 PM PST · by llevrok · 23 replies
    SEATTLE — The Washington Transportation Department said small businesses owned by white women are winning enough state highway contracts and no longer need a quota. The department proposed this week to drop white women from the program that sets aside a percentage of contacts for ethnic minorities and women. The Seattle Times reported public hearings will be held in Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane in January before the plan is submitted to the Federal Highway Administration. By removing white women, the Transportation Department could reduce its goal for disadvantaged business enterprises from 16 to 12 percent.
  • CURL: The very angry first lady Michelle Obama

    10/30/2011 7:25:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2011 | Joseph Curl
    Michelle’s back, and she’s madder than ever. She was already pretty angry, seemingly unhappy with just about everything. As her husband wrapped up the Democratic nomination in 2008, she let fly her real feelings: “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.” A few months into her job as first lady, her French counterpart asked how she liked the gig: “Don’t ask!” she reportedly spat. “It’s hell. I can’t stand it!” She even seems to be mad at her silver-tongued husband. When the two were to set off on a luxurious 10-day vacation to...
  • Woman sentenced to indefinite jury duty after making racist remarks on a questionnaire

    04/06/2011 7:14:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 274 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 6, 2011
    A female juror in a high-profile American mafia murder trial was sentenced to indefinite jury duty after giving racist answers to a court questionnaire. The Asian woman in her 20s was asked along with hundreds of others to provide answers to the survey prior to serving on the jury for the trial of crime boss Vincent Basciano. But the woman enraged a Federal Court judge in New York by answering the question, 'Name three people you least admire', with the answer: 'African-Americans, Hispanics and Haitians.' When asked by a judge at Brooklyn Federal Court to explain her answer, she replied:...
  • Firehouse Flunkies

    03/08/2011 11:37:31 AM PST · by MadisonReagan · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/8/11 | The Washington Times
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s obsession with racial grievance-mongering could get Americans burnt to a crisp in their own homes. That’s because his Justice Department is trying to force the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) to hire flunkies who got 70 percent wrong on a basic, fire-related multiple-choice, open-book test. The exam was used to screen applicants to the fire academy. More than 90 percent of black and Hispanic test-takers passed, which isn’t enough for liberals addicted to affirmative action. At Justice’s urging, federal district Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis threw out FDNY’s test results - blocking admittance to...
  • Va. senator calls for ending diversity programs

    07/24/2010 8:28:48 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/24/2010 | staff
    Virginia Sen. Jim Webb called for ending government-run diversity programs in a newspaper column Friday, saying they have disadvantaged struggling whites and hurt the cause of racial harmony. Webb wrote an op-ed column in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that said 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.” Webb’s press secretary, Jessica Smith, said Friday that the senator felt the column speaks for itself and that he would not comment further. As an author, Webb...
  • Racial, Gender Quotas in the Financial Bill?

    07/08/2010 3:19:07 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 8 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | July 8, 2010 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    What one finds when reading congressional legislation is invariably surprising. Take the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill, for instance, which was created by merging Senate and House bills. When the Senate returns from recess one of its first actions will be to vote on the bill, which passed the House on June 30. I was searching the bill for a provision about derivatives. What did I find but Section 342, which declares that race and gender employment ratios, if not quotas, must be observed by private financial institutions that do business with the government. In a major power grab, the new...
  • Auburn (NY) police chief wants officers to write at least one ticket a day to raise money for city

    01/13/2010 10:54:48 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Post-Standard-Syracuse NY ^ | January 13, 2010, 6:00AM | By Scott Rapp /
    Auburn, NY -- Three days before Christmas, Auburn Police Chief Gary Giannotta laid down the law for his command staff. At the closed meeting Dec. 22 in the department basement, Giannotta gave this ultimatum: Tell your patrol officers to write more vehicle and traffic tickets — at least one each per shift — or there will be repercussions for those who don’t.... Threatening to punish employees who fail to make a ticket quota violates state labor law. Tuesday, the Auburn police union took Giannotta to task for his proclamation, and two college criminal justice experts questioned the ethics of his...
  • Opec cuts back, Russia ramps up oil exports (Russia backstabs OPEC)

    09/09/2009 11:56:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 492+ views
    Opec cuts back, Russia ramps up oil exports MOSCOW -- Russia is surpassing Saudi Arabia in oil exports for the first time since the Soviet Union’s collapse as Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin exploits OPEC production cuts to gain market share. Exports of crude oil and refined products from Russia rose to 7.4 million barrels a day in the second quarter, from 7.25 million in the first quarter, according to Energy Ministry data. Saudi shipments fell to about 7 million barrels a day, from 7.39 million, according to International Energy Agency estimates of output and domestic demand.
  • Return of the "Quota Quickie" (cue ominous music)

    04/14/2009 4:24:12 PM PDT · by GeronL · 4 replies · 229+ views
    Western Standard's Shotgun Blog ^ | April 14, 2009 | Rick Hiebert
    Canada's arts community is pondering another swell idea. The folks that brought you compulsory Canadian content on Canadian TV channels at night, and "Can-Con" on radio, are kicking around a new concept, according to a recent news story. Canadian filmgoers aren't going to art theaters and film festivals in large enough numbers to help the Canadian film industry. So, some in the industry are suggesting that one remedy would be to force your local multiplex to devote one or two screens to Canadian films.
  • Reverse Discrimination (Geraldine Ferraro, plantation progressive)

    03/12/2008 7:29:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 30 replies · 1,038+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3-12-08 | George Neumayr
    Reverse Discrimination By George Neumayr Published 3/12/2008 Left-wing paternalists regard themselves as architects of racial progress, guarding and guiding blacks along the path of success -- a role in which they assume to stand forever at the head of the march. But what happens when blacks overtake their enlightened white helpers? All hell breaks loose and the mask of progress drops to reveal the stricken faces of the white avant-garde . Geraldine Ferraro's remarks confirm that beneath left-wing paternalism lurks considerable racism. "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," she said to the Daily...
  • Another Token Dropped

    01/25/2008 8:48:36 AM PST · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 66+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 25, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Another Token Dropped by: Malcolm A. Kline, January 25, 2008 Contributing to the political imbalance on university payrolls, the University of California just lowered its quota of Republicans. “David A. Kessler, a former head of the Food and Drug Administration, has been terminated as dean of the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine,” Susan Kinzie reported in the Washington Post last month. “After a long-running dispute over the school’s finances, in which he questioned accounting controls and an anonymous letter launched an audit of his spending, he was asked to resign this summer but...
  • 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...
  • Seeking Affirmative Action Success

    10/10/2007 1:59:00 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 191+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 9, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Seeking Affirmative Action Success by: Malcolm A. Kline, October 09, 2007 A New York University law professor who has analyzed Supreme Court quota cases, like many proponents of affirmative action, is hard put to give an estimate of something diversity offices make a goal of—the increase in enrollment in college of minority students using racial preferences. “I don’t know that it would have any change on the number of people going to college,” Samuel Estreicher said on Constitution Day at the Cato Institute. “It might change the mix of schools attended.” The question of how many blacks have benefited...
  • Oakland's Yoshi’s Pulls Jazz CD With No Blacks

    06/03/2007 2:39:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies · 1,100+ views
    AP) ^ | Jun 2, 2007 12:54 pm US/Pacific
    OAKLAND Managers of Yoshi's, one of the Bay Area's best-known jazz venues, said they will pull the club's first-ever CD off the market after community leaders complained the recording featured no black musicians. Club managers apologized Friday for what they called "a huge mistake" and "a major oversight." They said they plan to create a new recording that better reflects the musicians who play the 340-seat venue at Oakland's Jack London Square. "We really messed up on the CD," said Yoshi's owner Kaz Kajimura. "We apologize to anyone who feels slighted by this omission, as that was never our intention."...
  • Sen. Mel Martinez to Chair RNC

    11/13/2006 12:49:05 PM PST · by tennmountainman · 84 replies · 2,156+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 11/13/06 | Newsmax
    Sen. Mel Martinez, the first-term lawmaker who previously served in President Bush's Cabinet, will assume the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, GOP officials said Monday.
  • [Tennessee] AG sues over Supreme Court pick

    09/18/2006 1:28:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 380+ views
    AP ^ | 9/18/6 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    ASHVILLE — The state attorney general on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking clarification on how Tennessee selects its Supreme Court justices. Gov. Phil Bredesen, who was scheduled to held a conference call about the lawsuit later Monday, has criticized the state Judicial Selection Commission for "playing games" with the process. There is currently one vacancy on the court caused by the retirement of Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr., the only black on the court. Bredesen rejected the first panel of candidates to fill Birch’s seat after the only minority candidate, Davidson County Chancellor Richard Dinkins, withdrew for family reasons. Bredesen...
  • Pollster guilty of fake data conspiracy

    09/07/2006 8:52:53 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 8 replies · 1,072+ views
    Connecticut Post Online ^ | 9.7.06 | MICHAEL P. MAYKO
    BRIDGEPORT — A polling company owner admitted participating in a conspiracy to falsify data in order to meet deadlines for clients, which included the campaigns of President Bush, U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Mayor John M. Fabrizi. Tracy Costin, 46, of Madison, admitted to U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall that she participated in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Costin, who owned and operated DataUSA, a survey and polling firm with offices in West Haven and Guilford, faces up to five years in prison when she is sentenced Nov. 30. However a preliminary calculation of...
  • Marshals: Innocent People Placed On 'Watch List' To Meet Quota

    07/25/2006 3:48:25 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 15 replies · 722+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | 21 July 2006 | The Denver Channel
    Marshals Say They Must File One Surveillance Detection Report, Or SDR, Per Month DENVER -- You could be on a secret government database or watch list for simply taking a picture on an airplane. Some federal air marshals say they're reporting your actions to meet a quota, even though some top officials deny it. The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they're required to submit at least one report a month. If they don't, there's no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments. "Innocent passengers are being entered into an international intelligence database as...
  • Karuna wants quota for Muslims, Christians (India gives job quota to Muslims!!)

    07/13/2006 6:37:33 PM PDT · by The Lion Roars · 7 replies · 311+ views
    CHENNAI, JULY 13 : Welcoming the concept of reservation for minorities, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today said there should be "specific" reservation for Christians and Muslims. "I kindly request you to pursue this matter further so that there is specific reservation for Christians and Muslims, as they have been demanding reservation for a very long time," he said in a letter to Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh, a copy of which was released to the press here. Referring to Singh's remarks yesterday that Muslims could be given reservation under the constitutional norms of backwardness, Karunanidhi said he...
  • Students restive over quotas (India - quotas reach 50%)

    04/09/2006 11:23:49 AM PDT · by The Lion Roars · 5 replies · 392+ views
    With their share of seats in elite institutions under threat, students have become a restive lot and the academic community is in turmoil over the controversial move to reserve seats in Central Universities, IITs and IIMs which has revived the 'merit vs quota' debate in the country. HRD Minister Arjun Singh's latest move to reserve another 27 per cent seats in 20 Central universities and IIMs, IITs and NITs following the 'Mandal formula' has sent shivers among sections of students belong to the upper castes. The proposal, which is before the Union Cabinet, if implemented, would lead to a total...
  • Some China Textile Import Quotas Re-Imposed

    09/01/2005 9:33:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 250+ views
    AP ^ | 09/01/05 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
    Some China Textile Import Quotas Re-ImposedBy MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer Thu Sep 1, 9:18 AM ET The Bush administration announced Thursday that it was re-imposing quotas on two categories of Chinese clothing and textile imports after negotiators in Beijing failed to make progress toward an agreement to limit a surge of imports from China. The administration said that it would limit imports of fabric made with synthetic filament threads and also bras and other body-supporting undergarments, in response to shipments that have battered the U.S. industry. "Today's announcement demonstrates this administration's commitment to leveling the playing field for U.S....
  • Montana Police Have to Stop One Vehicle an Hour

    07/08/2005 12:52:43 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 35 replies · 1,053+ views
    AP ^ | 7/7/05
    HELENA, MT (AP) -- For motorists wondering whether police are working on a quota system, an answer can be found in Montana. A new policy requires state troopers to stop at least one vehicle an hour, whether the driver has done anything wrong or not. But the driver doesn't have to be ticketed, so police officials say it's not a quota system. State police Colonel Paul Grimstad said the rule that took effect on Monday is intended to reduce traffic accidents and drunken driving. Montana had the highest number of alcohol-related deaths per miles traveled in a National Highway Traffic...
  • Mont. troopers must make hourly stops (at least 1 per hour, ticket issued or not)

    07/07/2005 4:15:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,441+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/7/05 | AP - Helena
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A new policy requires state troopers to stop at least one vehicle an hour, but the driver need not be ticketed, and the chief said the rule steers clear of an anti-quota law. Col. Paul Grimstad said the rule, which took effect Monday, is intended to reduce traffic accidents and drunken driving. Montana had the highest number of alcohol-related deaths per miles traveled in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report released in December 2003. Officers and sergeants now average 0.88 stops an hour while patrolling highways, Grimstad said. A state law passed this year bars...
  • Supreme quotas? - (Thomas Sowell: "Sandra Day O'Connor was a mistake from the beginning! right!)

    07/02/2005 4:06:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 61 replies · 1,837+ views
    My reaction to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement was almost as positive as my reaction in 1981 was negative when the Reagan administration announced that they were going to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court. It wouldn't matter if all nine Justices of the Supreme Court were women, if these were the nine best people available. But to decide in advance that you were going to appoint a woman and then look only among women for a nominee was a dangerous gamble with a court that has become dangerous enough otherwise. The recent outrageous Supreme Court decision making anyone's...
  • EU steps up pressure on China over textiles(love affair in danger)

    05/06/2005 8:02:07 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 401+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 05/07/05 | Stefania Bianchi
    EU steps up pressure on China over textiles By Stefania Bianchi BRUSSELS - The European Union (EU) has stepped up pressure on China to curb what it calls a "ruinous" surge in textile exports, urging it to take action or face possible sanctions to protect the bloc's clothing industry. On April 24, Peter Mandelson, EU commissioner for trade, called on China to consider stricter measures to curb the rise in its textile exports following the end of an international quota system earlier this year. During an informal meeting of European trade ministers in Luxembourg, Mandelson confirmed that Brussels would launch...
  • Uncle Sam Wants Your Kids – Now!

    12/09/2004 3:15:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies · 1,663+ views
    Soldiers for the Truth ^ | December 6, 2004 | David H. Hackworth
    We’ll soon have 150,000 U.S. troops stuck in the ever-expanding Iraqi quagmire, a number that will probably grow even larger before Iraq holds elections presently scheduled for the end of January ’05. Maintaining such a force is a logistical and personnel nightmare for every grunt in Iraq. And according to several Pentagon number crunchers, it’s also driving the top brass bonkers. Meanwhile the insurgents continue cutting our supply lines and whacking our fighting platoons and supporters, who attrit daily as soldiers and Marines fall to enemy shots, sickness or accidents. Empty platoons lose fights, so these casualties have to be...

    09/15/2004 5:28:06 PM PDT · by MensaMinds · 101 replies · 3,808+ views
    9/15/04 | MensaMinds
    Did Juan Williams even graduate high school? He sounds stupid, uniformed, and spews fictionous garbage. He must be an intern at FOX, I can't imagine any news org paying him for that.
  • Two FL Lawyers on Diversity (one good, one stuck in 2000)

    05/26/2004 12:47:25 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 153+ views
    Florida Bar News ^ | May 5, 2004 | Lawyers in FL
    May 15, 2004 Letters Diversity So, the entire Florida Bar is off on the road to diversity. Reminds me of the Bob Hope and Bing Crosby movies of comedic knights — errant on their way to some exotic location, except, of course, that Bob and Bing were a lot funnier than The Florida Bar, and had a better idea of where they were going. The Florida Bar leadership has been in lock-step, tooting its diversity horns and banging its diversity drums for the last 20 years, and the parade has gone nowhere. So, that having failed, they have resolved to...
  • Dems Set Homosexual Quota for Convention

    05/15/2004 2:24:19 AM PDT · by DugwayDuke · 25 replies · 110+ views
    Family News ^ | 14 May 2004 | Keith Peters
    If you want to be a delegate to the Democratic Party's national convention this summer — it might help to be gay. It appears the Democratic Party has a quota system for delegates to this summer's convention. State Democratic parties in 15 states and Puerto Rico are requiring that a specific number of their delegates be homosexual, bisexual or transgender. The requirement seems to be part of an effort by Democrats to aggressively court homosexuals and their money. Bob Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute at Concerned Women for America , said in a time when the nation...
  • Ex-Irish great says school can't compete (Oh oh, here we go again)

    03/31/2004 5:49:09 AM PST · by misterrob · 19 replies · 253+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 3/31/04 | ESPN.com news services
    Former Notre Dame great Paul Hornung may have landed in some hot water when discussing how the Irish can improve their football fortunes. Hornung with his 1956 Heisman Trophy. Hornung told Detroit's AM-1270 The Sports Station (an ESPN radio affiliate) on Tuesday that Notre Dame must ease up on its academic restrictions because "We gotta get the black athlete," he said. "We must get the black athlete if we're going to compete." Hornung said that Notre Dame's schedule factors into his opinion. "You can't play that type of schedule," Hornung said. "We're playing eight bowl teams next year ... and...
  • Did UC Berkeley violate California's affirmative action ban?

    10/26/2003 8:01:24 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 17 replies · 242+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | October 26, 2003 | Michelle Maitre and William Brand
    Did UC's low-SAT admissions dodge affirmative action ban? By Michelle Maitre and William Brand, STAFF WRITERS BERKELEY -- Critics on the University of California Board of Regents and around the state have been asking hard questions about the fairness of admission policies at prestigious UC Berkeley. The critics charge that Berkeley's admissions policy, which weighs personal hardship and extra-curricular achievement alongside academic prowess, has let underqualified students into the internationally famous campus. The question also has reignited a lingering debate over whether the process has provided a back-door way to skirt a ban on affirmative action. An analysis of admissions...
  • Bush claims victory in diversity

    09/03/2003 1:26:32 PM PDT · by I still care · 154+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | September 3, 2003 | ANITA KUMAR
    Bush claims victory in diversity Gov. Jeb Bush credits his One Florida program for raising enrollment among minority students in Florida colleges. By ANITA KUMAR, Times Staff Writer © St. Petersburg Times -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday had a message for critics of his ban on racial preferences in university admissions. Told you so. Florida universities this year saw the biggest percentage increase in freshmen minority enrollment since Bush's One Florida plan took effect three years ago, new figures show. It was a slight increase - less than 1 percentage point - but it was enough to allow Bush...
  • Gay Musicians Want to Break Country Music Barrier

    08/07/2003 4:45:16 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 116 replies · 2,436+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 7, 2003
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's country music scene isn't exactly known for its gay artists, but a colorful pack of wanna-be stars pulled out their best rustic twangs and wailing guitars on Thursday to try to change all that.Scores of country music hopefuls auditioned in New York for what is being billed as a television show to pick an openly gay country music star from about 50 contestants.The musicians -- most of whom wore jeans and spit-polished boots -- wailed through Willie Nelson songs, crooned like Lyle Lovett and belted out ballads like Garth Brooks.Livening up the day was The...
  • MITCH ALBOM: NFL's hiring policy still needs work

    08/05/2003 10:41:48 AM PDT · by Lost Highway · 6 replies · 273+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | August 3, 2003 | MITCH ALBOM
    <p>Here's the thing about the human heart: You can't legislate it. You can't make laws requiring people to like broccoli. You can't force people into theaters to see "Gigli."</p> <p>And it's the reason the NFL's minority hiring policy is seriously flawed.</p>
  • Re-Segregating the Classroom: The Left demands new kinds of segregation in two public schools.

    07/30/2003 11:49:35 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 600+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2003 | By Lowell Ponte
    Re-Segregating the ClassroomBy Lowell PonteFrontPageMagazine.com | July 30, 2003                                       PONTEFICATIONSTWO MORE SCHOOLS HAVE JUST BECOME BATTLEGROUNDS in America’s culture war, both over issues of segregation and separatism. In Oberlin, Ohio, southwest of Cleveland, activists are outraged that scheduling requirements assigned a white teacher to lead local high school classes in black history.“The message is that we are not concerned about the importance of your historical background,” says A.G. Miller, an associate professor of American and “African religious history” – voodoo history? – at Leftily-trendy nearby Oberlin College, racially integrated from its opening day in 1833.“When you talk about slavery,...
  • IBM Sponsors Gay Chamber of Commerce

    07/26/2003 12:00:03 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 46 replies · 332+ views
    Gfn.com News ^ | 5/22/2003 | Gfn.com News
    IBM Sponsors Gay Chamber of Commerce The nation's first National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce or NGLCC, said Thursday they will partner with IBM to launch a diversity development and procurement program to bring technology opportunities to GLBT-owned companies. The program, says NGLCC, was inspired by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, or NMSDC, a certifying body for minority owned businesses, which creates development and procurement opportunities with major corporations. "Since GLBT owned businesses do not qualify as minority businesses under NMSDC guidelines, tremendous financial opportunities are forfeited," said NGLCC's co-founder Chance Mitchell. IBM will be the founding corporate...
  • DIVERSITY.MONSTER.COM - Jobs reserved for 'diverse' people.

    06/30/2003 4:19:17 PM PDT · by Swanks · 111 replies · 1,619+ views
    N/A ^ | 6/30/2003 | SELF
    Did not take long, since the SUPREME's decision, to go on the offensive re: DIVERSITY and AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. Jobs at the exclusion of people and races we don't like. See Monster.com's new 'DIVERSITY' career section - http://diversity.monster.com/ - of course at the exclusion of white / straight people. For example: CAREER ADVISE FOR YOU: African Americans American Indians Asian Americans Gays/Lesbians Hispanics/Latinos Older Workers Veterans/Military Transition Women Workers with Disabilities And, of course, job postings /searches for companies wishing to exclude types of races, sexes at the alter of the Diversity Gods.

    05/26/2003 12:00:35 PM PDT · by yonif · 22 replies · 194+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 25, 2003 | Jeff Jacoby
    <p>The Supreme Court will soon rule in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases. However the court decides, the debate over race-based admissions is sure to intensify. And so will the discussion of other kinds of college preferences, particularly the boost many schools give to the children (and grandchildren) of alumni, or "legacies."</p>
  • Give president 150 points for duplicity

    01/25/2003 1:46:08 PM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 18 replies · 290+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 01/26/03 | Cynthia Tucker
    "Quota." Announcing his opposition to affirmative action policies at the University of Michigan, President Bush used that word several times to describe those policies. The president ought to be ashamed. Michigan's policies are nothing of the sort, and he knows that. Bush used the word "quota" because polls have consistently shown that it inflames and unsettles most Americans, conjuring up blatant unfairness and driving away support for any program so described. The president's supporters paint a portrait of him as a man of honor and integrity who lives and dies by principle, but that is wishful thinking -- as his...
  • HILL OF BEANS - Bush's No Action On Affirmative Action

    01/24/2003 7:06:10 AM PST · by Uncle Bill · 134 replies · 761+ views
    New York Press ^ | January, 2003 - Volume 16, Issue 4 | By Christopher Caldwell
    HILL OF BEANS New York Press By Christopher Caldwell January, 2003 - Volume 16, Issue 4 No Action Last week, President Bush submitted two amicus curiae briefs to the Supreme Court, regarding the University of Michigan’s affirmative action program. The controversial admissions program ranks applicants on a 150-point scale, and awards a 20-point "bonus" right off the bat to blacks and selected other minorities. The admissions regime once had two tracks–one for whites and one for targeted minorities–and it protected those minorities from direct competition with the wider pool. The Bush administration, quite correctly, held that this made it a...
  • Bush's strategy of racial innuendo a telling and troubling sign (Rep. Lewis BARF Alert)

    01/19/2003 9:44:10 PM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 7 replies · 313+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 01/20/03 | JOHN LEWIS
    Today our nation comes together as one family to celebrate the life and the work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., America's greatest human rights advocate of the 20th century. King sacrificed his life to tear down the political, legal, economic and social walls that divide us. Because of his sacrifice, our nation and our world are not the same as they were 30 years ago. The United States has become the most diverse, the most tolerant and the most accepting nation in the world. In the 35 years since King's death, we have made great strides toward his...
  • President hits race policy

    01/16/2003 8:10:57 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies · 286+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | January 16, 2003 | Joseph Curl and Stephen Dinan
    <p>In an announcement yesterday in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Mr. Bush said the Michigan admission policy amounts "to a quota system that unfairly rewards or penalizes prospective students, based solely on their race."</p> <p>The Supreme Court will review in March a lawsuit brought by three white students who say they were unconstitutionally kept out of the University of Michigan and its law school because it gave preferential treatment to minority applicants so that it could have a racially diverse student body.</p>
  • ** MUST FReep CNN/Moneyline Poll **

    01/15/2003 3:31:14 PM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 26 replies · 246+ views
    CNN Moneyline ^ | 11/15/03
    <p>Is it time to end affirmative action and racial preferences?</p>
  • Race and Cant

    11/11/2002 1:00:46 PM PST · by zingzang · 1 replies · 93+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/11/02 | Thomas Sowell
    Cant has become the norm in discussions of any issue involving race or ethnicity. However, a new book by JWR's Linda Chavez -- a memoir of her own remarkable life -- should make it inescapably clear what counterproductive and even vile things have been going on in the name of racial betterment. The book is titled "An Unlikely Conservative," a title based on Ms. Chavez's poverty-stricken childhood and her initial role as an activist on the political left. The daughter of an Irish mother and a Mexican American father, Linda Chavez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1947. A...