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  • Beyoncé Ignored the LGBT Community in Houston

    11/05/2015 12:59:55 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Posted: 11/04/2015 4:12 pm EST | Carlos Maza
    It kills me to write this post. I have spent more time worshiping Beyoncé than just about any other pop star. I've spent countless hours dancing to "Grown Woman" alone in my apartment. I've been the only guy in a dance class aimed at teaching the "Single Ladies" dance, and I loved every second of it. Beyoncé has been queen in my life since the first time I watched the "Crazy In Love" video. But. Over the past few months, Beyoncé has repeatedly refused the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of discrimination against LGBT people in her hometown......
  • San Jose Police arrest suspect from Donald Trump rally

    06/12/2016 7:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    KRON-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Yama Hazheer
    SAN JOSE (KRON) Officers arrested a 24-year-old man Friday after they had released a photo of him, along with others, asking the public to help identify suspects connected to assaults that happened during a rally for Donald Trump in San Jose last week. Officers arrested San Jose resident Anthony Yi on suspicion of robbery, assault and battery, according to police. The arrest stems from three separate incidents in which Yi allegedly robbed one victim and then assaulted two other people at the rally, police said. The rally, which drew hundreds of protestors, occurred on June 2 outside the San...
  • Silicon Valley Finds Trumps Disruption Unwelcome

    06/01/2016 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1st, 2016 | Jason Henry for The New York Times
    PALO ALTO, Calif. Donald J. Trump would not be Silicon Valleys first choice as president. Or its second. Or maybe even its third. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to restrict immigration while bringing back manufacturing. He compulsively uses tech products like Twitter but is not in awe of the people who built them. He made his fortune the old-fashioned way, by going into the family business, in the old-fashioned industry of real estate. Hes not the valleys kind of entrepreneur. Worst of all, Mr. Trump is revealing Silicon Valleys vulnerability. In recent years, technology companies have extended their...
  • San Diego #NeverTrumps Spew Racial Hate Against Black Trump Supporter

    05/29/2016 4:21:14 PM PDT · by Publius90 · 30 replies
    The peaceful, tolerant Left was out in force in San Diego this weekend. We've chronicled their crime and mayhem that started Friday. This time the mob turned their malice on a black Trump supporter. They surrounded him and spewed vile racial insults at him. In their world, if you're black you're not allowed to think for yourself. And if you try, the mob will turn on you and make you into an unperson - a sub-human not worthy of respect or the most basic dignity. It's despicable. And it's been on display at anti-Trump protests for months. This is just...
  • Data show more students leaving public schools for charters

    05/29/2016 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2016 11:23 AM EDT
    Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from district budgets. In states experiencing population growth, such as Arizona, charter schools help relieve overcrowding. But for districts that are struggling financially, the student flight is costly.
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have unlawfully discriminated against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, which is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations, claims the colleges have the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans, and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined despite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011. This is the first such...
  • The Head Of One Of The Best Universities Says That Affirmitive Action Means 'Lower Standards'

    05/17/2016 4:29:29 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    BI ^ | 5-17-2016 | Abby Jackson
    May 17, 2016 Abby Jackson Responding to criticism about dismal diversity metrics, Chris Patten, the chancellor of the University of Oxford, disparaged the concept of racial quotas, as Quartz reported. In an interview with The Telegraph, Patten said that quotas lower standards: I am in favor of universities recognizing their responsibilities for promoting social inclusion. But I dont think that if you want high-class universities, you should expect them to lower their standards in order to make up for some inadequacies in our secondary education system. Nobody will explain to me how you can make a system of quotas work...
  • After Anti-Semitic Incident, Delayed Response by Harvard to Jewish Students

    05/03/2016 5:18:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/3/16 | Adam Kredo
    A group of Jewish students at Harvard received a response this afternoon to a meeting request sent to school President Drew Faust last Wednesday only two hours after the Washington Free Beacon inquired with Fausts office for a story about the delay in responding to the meeting request. The students first asked Faust for a meeting on April 27th, the week after an anti-Semitism scandal at Harvard received national media attention. The students sought the meeting to raise their concerns about Harvard administration policies that they believe have supported and legitimized the growth of extremist anti-Israel events, groups, and...
  • Californias school gap wider than thought

    04/17/2016 3:34:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 16, 2016 | Dan Walters
    For years, California politicians and educators who are sometimes the same have talked about the achievement gap that separates poor and English-learner students from more advantaged classmates.
  • Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet

    04/29/2016 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 38 replies
    cagop.org ^ | 4-289-2016 | Staff
    Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party announced today that Presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver the keynote speech at the CAGOP 2016 Convention Kickoff Lunch Banquet on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.   “We are very excited to have Donald Trump kicking off our weekend convention,” said California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte. “Mr. Trump’s success and experience as an American businessman is a result of his tenacity and unique ability to make any endeavor a triumph. He has built...
  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as dangerous on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • Brooks and Dionne on Trumps anti-immigrant talk, Confederate flag retirement

    07/11/2015 1:58:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KERA-TV's PBS Newshour ^ | July 10, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the weeks news, including whether presidential candidate Donald Trump is hurting the Republican party, the historic removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolinas state house and whether Sen. Bernie Sanders momentum poses a viable challenge to Hillary Clinton.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: And to the analysis of Brooks and Dionne. Thats New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. Mark Shields is away. Welcome to you both. E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, lets...
  • NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of black privilege

    04/12/2016 1:00:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 12, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege” This three minute audio segment from NPR is called “Blind hiring, while well meaning, may create unintended consequences.”It says that “blind hiring” is a process where job applicants are interviewed by computer instead of in person, so there is no bias regarding gender or race. Applicants are given online tests such as doing a math problem, or writing computer code.I think this is a great idea.In the NPR audio segment, the “unintended consequence” of “blind hiring” is explained by a black female college student, who complains that under “blind hiring,” she would...
  • Female Researcher: We Must Make STEM Courses Less Competitive to Be More Inclusive of Women

    03/23/2016 7:01:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | March 22, 2016 | Katherine Timpf
    A doctoral candidate at the University of North Dakota published a paper suggesting that we should make Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses more inclusive of women by making then less competitive, which is about the most sexist thing Ive ever heard. There is an opportunity for STEM courses to reduce the perception of courses as difficult and unfriendly through language use in the syllabi, and also as a guide for how to use less competitive teaching methods and grading profiles that could improve the experience of female students, Laura Parson wrote in the paper.
  • Democratic Party Fears Realized as Young Black Males Defect to GOP

    05/20/2014 5:21:44 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 20, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Beset by scandals on both the national and statewide level, Democrats find themselves in danger of historic losses in the 2014 midterms, as in addition to the "angry white males" they find themselves facing a new threat, that of the "angry young black male." A growing trend of young black makes defecting to the GOP has caused fears among Democratic Party officials who have largely ignored the concerns of a constituency that has been loyal for decades. It is ironic that with the election of the first African-American President, the party that garners roughly 90% of the black vote finds...
  • Paris fashion darling in race row for only using white models

    03/07/2016 12:10:10 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    Global Post ^ | 7 March 16 | Staff
    Diversity campaigners Monday condemned the darling of Paris fashion week after he failed to cast a single model of colour in his two headline-grabbing shows. Demna Gvasalia, who counts black music superstars Rihanna and Kanye West among his biggest fans, used only white models in shows for his own hip Vetements label and for Balenciaga Sunday, where he has just taken over as creative director. The British-based Models for Diversity group slammed his choice as "appalling, unbelievable and bewildering". Its founder Angel Sinclair told AFP that the omission was all the more "shocking after the great strides at New York...
  • Ex-state Sen. Leland Yee gets 5 years in prison in corruption case

    02/24/2016 1:58:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    LATIMES ^ | Feb. 24, 2016 | Maura Dolan and Patrick McGreevy
    A federal district judge sentenced former state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, to five years in prison Wednesday for trading political favors for campaign contributions. He was also fined $20,000. Yee admitted in a plea deal that he was part of a racketeering conspiracy that involved exchanging official acts for money, conspiring to traffic in weapons and money laundering. Specifically, Lee promised an undercover FBI agent favors in return for campaign contributions. During the hourlong proceedings, Yee asked the court for leniency in light of his public humiliation, his wife's severe illness, his admissions of wrongdoing and his...
  • Heritage Was Wrong - The think tank should have defended Jason Richwine.

    05/13/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 13, 2013 | Robert VerBruggen
    As you no doubt have already heard, on Friday the Heritage Foundation accepted the resignation of one Jason Richwine, who in 2009 had completed a Harvard dissertation in which he probed the nexus between immigration and IQ. The decision revealed a shocking unwillingness on the part of Heritage to stand up to bullying and protect the academic freedom of its researchers. Perhaps the only good thing to emerge from all this has been the wide-scale distribution of the dissertation itself, a worthy if highly debatable document. Its a pity that none of Richwines detractors seem to have seriously engaged the...
  • WHITE HOUSE BLAMES REPUBLICANS FOR DEPORTED SAN FRANCISCO KILLER

    07/06/2015 1:21:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 6, 2015 | charlie spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is blaming Republicans after an illegal immigrant who was reportedly deported five times was charged with murder in California. When asked by reporters about critics of President Obamas immigration enforcement policies, Earnest insisted that it was actually Republicans who are fault for voting against the Gang Of Eight bill last year, pointing out that it contained funding to increase border security. The fact is that the president has done everything within his power to make sure that we are focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public...
  • At SF Schools, the Kids Are All Right

    10/22/2015 7:15:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Is there such a thing as being too politically correct in San Francisco? Yes -- but a public official has to overreach drastically to hit that mark. Everett Middle School principal Lena Van Haren did just that when she chose to withhold the results of her school's Oct. 9 student council election because students had elected too many white kids. "It's not OK for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white," Van Haren told the San Francisco Chronicle's Jill Tucker as her decision made national news. On Monday, Van Haren finally released the...
  • Concerns raised over lack of diversity in SF school election results

    10/20/2015 8:22:50 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    ktvu.com ^ | 10/20/2015 | n/a
    Theres a bit of controversy surrounding student elections at a San Francisco middle school after the results were immediately withheld by the principal because they werent diverse enough. The incident happened at Everett Middle School in San Franciscos Mission District. The voting was held Oct. 10, but the principal sent an email to parents on Oct. 14 saying the results would not be released because the candidates that were elected as a whole do not represents the diversity that exists at the school. According to Principal Lena Van Haren, Everett Middle School has a diverse student body. She said 80...
  • California Middle School Principal Is Openly Withholding Student Election Results Because

    10/19/2015 11:45:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 19, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A middle school principal in San Francisco has refused to release the results of a school election because of a lack of diversity among the winning candidates. Everett Middle School principal Lena Van Haren said in an email to parents sent Oct. 14 four days after the student government election that the results would be withheld because the winning candidates did not properly reflect the diversity at the school, according toKTVU-TV. Van Haren told the news station that her schools population is 80 percent students of color and 20 percent white students statistics the election results did...
  • In S.F., minorities' wages lag even farther behind whites'

    04/05/2006 7:22:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 640+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/5/6 | Vanessa Hua
    San Francisco's nonwhite residents make even less compared to whites than they do across the country, and middle-income jobs are vanishing here faster than the national average, a new study released by the city on Wednesday shows. The detailed analysis, a first for San Francisco and unusual anywhere in the United States, also shows how directly education affects Bay Area residents' ability to earn a living. San Francisco workers who have a four-year college degree earned an average of $72,850 in 2004, while those without a high school diploma earned $18,897. A high school diploma brought average earnings up to...
  • Marin County: Where the white folks are

    03/28/2011 2:51:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/28/11 | Jenny Pisillo
    The slogan to the Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau is "Marin: It's just a little out there." Their site also notes that "It's different here. And not by accident." One difference is that Marin is the culturally, pretty plain vanilla. It's probably not a shock that of all the pockets and regions in the Bay Area, Marin County is the least diverse of them all. Or translated differently, Marin has one of the highest percentage of Caucasians. While this is most likely a well known fact, The Bay Citizen last week confirmed this, in compiling the 10 Whitest Cities in...
  • San Francisco Poised to be "Whitest County" in Bay Area By 2040: Study

    04/23/2015 2:30:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/23 | Tamara Palmer
    A study of the Bay Area region finds that San Francisco is becoming less diverse as surrounding counties increase multicultural populations. CityLab noted the study's starkest findings in the PolicyLink study: San Francisco is predicted to be the "whitest county" in the Bay Area by the year 2040. San Francisco is the only county in the Bay Area that is becoming less diverse; surrounding counties are becoming more diverse as soaring rent prices continue to drive people into other cities and towns. "It's startling because the city's diversity and identity as a progressive, inclusive city is seriously at-risk," Sarah Treuhaft,...
  • Univ. of San Francisco: Straights, Whites Have "Heterosexual," Racist "Privilege"

    11/02/2014 6:27:18 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 78 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/14 | Aurelius
    In a new campaign to reportedly raise awareness of "privilege," the University of San Francisco is handing out fliers telling anyone who is white, straight, Christian, or "able-bodied" that they are privileged and need to "check their privilege." The campaign was put together by three professors at the college and Student Life. The fliers also claim that if you believe that your gender identity and biological gender are the same (that is, if you consider yourself a male and you are biologically male), you are privileged as well. No matter who you are, no matter what your situation in life,...
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    01/30/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM EST | Paul Elias
    San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women. The pledge is part of a broader public relations campaign by the embattled police department to repair frayed relations with minority neighborhoods and community activists. The campaign comes amid growing tensions between police and black communities that are shaking up departments across the country and have led to the dismissal of top brass in some cities, including Chicago. Politically progressive San Francisco is not...
  • Oscar Voter: Diversity Push Is Ageist and 'Insulting to Black People'

    01/25/2016 12:16:54 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Milton Justice
    Having won an Oscar, I'm safe. Otherwise, I suppose I would have had to get my agent at CAA to write a letter assuring the Academy that even though I haven't produced a film in the past 10 years, there are three scripts on his desk he has not yet been able to set up, thus indicating activity in the past 10 years. That is, unless you can count the short film I directed, which made it into several festivals, or the web series I directed, which was nominated for a Producers Guild Award. Or do the 15 years I've...
  • More Asian than Hispanic immigrants: political implications?

    09/29/2015 4:33:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 28, 2015 | Story Hinckley
    By 2065, Asians will surpass Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants entering the US. Asians will increase from 26 percent of the immigrant population to 38 percent, and Hispanics will decrease from 47 to 31 percent, according Pew Research Center released a report released Monday. Asians currently account for 6 percent of the total US population, but this will increase to 14 percent by 2065, experts say. Pew study suggests that in the past 50 years since the Immigration and Nationality Act was passed, almost 59 million immigrants have moved to the US, pushing the total foreign-born population...
  • Study: Asians expected to become largest US immigrant group

    09/27/2015 11:55:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2015 12:11 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, according to estimates in a new immigration study. The study looks in detail at what will happen by 2065, but the actual tipping point comes in 2055. An increase in Asian and Hispanic immigration also will drive U.S. population growth, with foreign-born residents expected to make up 18 percent of the countrys projected 441 million people in 50 years, the Pew Research Center said in a report being released Monday....
  • Too many Asians? NY Dem lawmaker explores segregating public housing by race

    03/30/2015 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Apparently upset that blocs of Asians are taking over blocks of public housing in her district, a New York City councilwoman last week suggested culture be included when assigning people to public housing. There could be some benefit to housing people by culture, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo told the New York Post. I think it needs to be discussed. lauriecumbo0330 Photo: New York Post If Cumbo werent a black woman Democrat from New York City in 2015 if she were, say, a white male Democrat from Alabama in 1965 everyone would know exactly what she was talking about when...
  • From NYC to Harvard: the war on Asian success

    12/30/2015 9:16:29 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    The year 2015 was a dismal one for American public education — at least by the numbers. But don’t blame the kids. Parents are missing in action. Except most Asian-American parents, that is. They tend to oversee their children’s homework, stress the importance of earning high grades and instill the belief that hard work is the ticket to a better life. And it pays off. Their children are soaring academically.
  • Lawsuits challenge affirmative action as discriminatory against Asian-Americans

    11/17/2014 2:14:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 17, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    A newly formed group, the Students for Fair Representation, has filed suit challenging racial and other affirmative action preferences at Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lawsuits are brought by the same law firm that represented Fisher in Fisher v. Texas, in which the Supreme Court ruled that affirmative action plans were subject to strict scrutiny in applying the Equal Protection Clause: The parties asked the Court to review whether the judgment below was consistent with this Courts decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U. S....
  • Jeb Bushs Choice of Words Upsets Asian-Americans (now Yebbie's done it)

    08/25/2015 9:52:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Alan Rappeport
    While trying to soothe feelings among Hispanics for use of the term anchor babies, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida appears to have offended some in the Asian-American community. Mr. Bush said on Monday that it was ludicrous to suggest that he was using a slur to talk about Hispanics when discussing birthright citizenship. He went on to explain that he was largely referring to people from Asian countries who sneak into the United States planning to give birth. No matter which ethnic group youre referring to, anchor babies is a slur that stigmatizes children from birth, said Representative Judy...
  • Asians beware - Top marks largely go to Asians. Bill de Blasio wants to change the exams

    03/24/2015 10:00:53 PM PDT · by Cronos · 183 replies
    The Economist ^ | 14.Mar.2015 | Economist
    ..New York has nine specialised high schools, of which eight admit students using the citys Specialist High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). The education they offer rivals that of private schools that charge $40,000 a year. The high schools are free. The most popular, Stuyvesant, sends roughly 25% of its graduates to the Ivy League or other top colleges. The schools unofficial mantra is Sleep, study, socialise: pick two. It admits 4% of test-takers, pickier than Harvard.New Yorks Democratic mayor, Bill de Blasio thinks the SHSAT favours parents who can afford tutors. He wants to broaden (ie, relax) the admissions criteria,...
  • Former Ivy League admissions dean reveals why highly qualified Asian students often get rejected

    06/10/2015 7:45:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/10/2015 | Peter Jacobs
    Asian American students may be at a distinct disadvantage when applying to highly competitive colleges, according to Sara Harberson, a former Ivy League admissions dean. In a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, Harberson the former associate dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and the former dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College writes that there is always a reason for a college applicant's rejection. In many cases, students are denied admission because they don't have a "tag" associated with their application what Harberson calls "the proverbial golden ticket for...
  • Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    05/16/2015 5:48:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    The complaint, filed by a coalition of 64 organizations, says the university has set quotas to keep the numbers of Asian-American students significantly lower than the quality of their applications merits. It cites third-party academic research on the SAT exam showing that Asian-Americans have to score on average about 140 points higher than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students and 450 points higher than African-American students to equal their chances of gaining admission to Harvard. The exam is scored on a 2400-point scale. The complaint was filed with the U.S. Education Departments Office for Civil Rights. Many studies...
  • "Safe Space" Students Silence Asian Woman For Saying "Black People Can Be Racist"

    11/12/2015 12:19:26 PM PST · by maggief · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 12, 2015
    Students at Claremont McKenna College in California who are demanding a racially segregated "safe space" for "marginalized identities," silenced and embarrassed an Asian woman when she described how she had been racially harassed by an African-American man.
  • Whites, Asians need not apply for faculty job at University of Louisville

    12/24/2015 7:35:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Usually affirmative action diversicrats are sneaky enough to disguise their efforts to discriminate against targeted racial groups – almost always whites (because they are the majority) and Asians (because they study and work hard and achieve). They use code word language like “goals” and “diversity,” and avoid giving the impression that certain groups are ruled out from consideration. That’s what makes the honesty of a job posting at the state-funded University of Louisville so unusual.  Inside Higher Education (hat tip: Legal Insurrection) reports: can a department specifically reserve a position for an underrepresented minority candidate? That’s what some are...
  • Anti-American Asians Don't Speak for Me

    01/18/2013 4:45:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Martial arts movie legend Jackie Chan deserves a rhetorical roundhouse kick to the mouth. So does his pal PSY, the Korean rapper whose "Gangnam Style" music video has racked up more than a billion views worldwide. Both men have raked in big bucks from Western fans while trashing the very freedoms and cultures that made them superstars. Last week, The Washington Post spotlighted a recent interview Chan did with Chinese TV in which he accused America of being "the most corrupt country in the world." The Hong Kong-born Chan also admitted proudly that he is a propagandist for the Communist...
  • Hillary Clinton: The Asian-American choice [75% of Asian Dems voted for Hillary]

    02/06/2008 12:24:42 PM PST · by charles m · 37 replies · 794+ views
    Salon ^ | 2/6/08 | Andrew Leonard
    At the big Oprah-headlined rally for Barack Obama in Los Angeles on Saturday, surprise guest Maria Shriver, California's First Lady, cited -- as one of a string of reasons why the state's Democrats should vote for the Senator from Illinois -- the fact that, like California, he was "diverse." In the wake of Super Tuesday, we've learned that such diversity doesn't necessarily include Latinos, especially those older than 30. But a self-congratulatory article in the India Express touting the influence of Indian-Americans in the Democratic primary process reveals even greater constraints on the appeal of Obama's diversity. In California, exit...
  • Why do Asians and Latinos from similar backgrounds do differently in school?

    07/15/2003 12:16:59 AM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 61 replies · 1,985+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 7/13/03 | MARIA SACCHETTI
    GARDEN GROVE Four years ago, Areanna Vasquez and Deanna Le bounded into the same school with the same dream - to attend a university. Both are the daughters of immigrants who urged them to seize opportunities the parents missed. At Garden Grove High School, Vasquez led the cheerleading squad, Le was homecoming queen. Both were elected to student government. Their English is seamless, their grades are strong and their expectations high. Yet their dreams diverged on the way to graduation. Le was accepted to four universities and spent the spring hunting for financial aid. Vasquez toured one community college,...
  • UCLA Student Posts Video Rant on Asians

    03/15/2011 4:05:05 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 70 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | 3-14-11 | AP
    ANGELES LOS ANGELES -- The chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles said Monday he was "appalled by the thoughtless and hurtful comments" that a white student made about her Asian classmates in a video that has drawn national attention. Alexandra Wallace posted a three-minute rant on YouTube called "Asians in the Library," in which she criticizes the school for accepting "these hordes of Asian people" who she said have no manners and invite their extended family to visit on the weekends. The UCLA political science student also faulted Asian students for disrupting her studies at the library...
  • Sins of Admission [Americans of asian descent need not apply]

    01/16/2003 8:45:13 PM PST · by Antoninus · 30 replies · 511+ views
    SINS OF ADMISSION Dinesh D'Souza When Michael Williams, head of the civil rights division of the Department of Education, sought to prevent American universities from granting minority-only scholarships, he blundered across the tripwire of affirmative action, the issue that is central to understanding racial tensions on campus and the furor over politically correct speech and the curriculum. Nearly all American universities currently seek to achieve an ethnically diverse student body in order to prepare young people to live in an increasingly multiracial and multicultural society. Diversity is usually pursued through "proportional representation, a policy that attempts to shape each university...
  • Jeb Bush: Asians abusing US birthright citizenship

    08/24/2015 3:31:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    TV5 ^ | 8/24/15 | Agence France-Presse
    Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush on Monday accused Asians of abusing rules allowing infants born in the United States to be American citizens, amid a campaign row over immigration. Bush has clashed with rivals -- including the Republican presidential frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump and top Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton -- over use of the term "anchor babies," a derogatory description of children born in the United States to undocumented parents. Migrants' rights activists see the term as a slur used by anti-immigration campaigners to describe the babies of those who sneak across the border to give birth, gifting their...
  • Harvard's Asian-American Quota

    05/24/2015 7:41:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Asian-Americans are one of the nation's most astonishing success stories. In 1960, they accounted for less than 1 percent of the U.S. population but had a rich history of persecution -- from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Back then, no one could have imagined what lay ahead. Today, nearly 5 percent of Americans have Asian ancestry, tracing to countries from India to Japan. The Pew Research Center reports that they are "the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States." They are overrepresented in fields like medicine, engineering...
  • Asian-Americans blast UC Admissions Policy

    04/24/2009 7:19:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 1,771+ views
    AP Report ^ | April 24, 2009
    Asian-Americans blast UC admissions policy They say new standards are unfair, will reduce their numbers on campus April 24, 2009 SAN FRANCISCO - A new admissions policy set to take effect at the University of California system in three years is raising fears among Asian-Americans that it will reduce their numbers on campus, where they account for a remarkable 40 percent of all undergraduates. University officials say the new standards the biggest change in UC admissions since 1960 are intended to widen the pool of high school applicants and make the process more fair. But Asian-American advocates, parents...
  • For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions

    02/28/2015 12:27:35 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    n a windowless classroom at an Arcadia tutoring center, parents crammed into child-sized desks and dug through their pockets and purses for pens as Ann Lee launches a PowerPoint presentation. Her primer on college admissions begins with the basics: application deadlines, the relative virtues of the SAT versus the ACT and how many Advanced Placement tests to take. Then she eases into a potentially incendiary topic one that many counselors like her have learned they cannot avoid. Let's talk about Asians, she says. Lee's next slide shows three columns of numbers from a Princeton University study that tried to...
  • Why Asian Americans Don't Vote Republican

    11/03/2015 5:37:49 PM PST · by entropy12 · 111 replies
    theconversation. ^ | November 2, 2015 | Cecilia Hyunjung Mo
    During the recent No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire, things got a little uncomfortable. When Joseph Choe, an Asian-American college student, stood up to ask a question about South Korea, Donald Trump cut him off and wondered aloud: “Are you from South Korea?” Choe responded, “I’m not. I was born in Texas, raised in Colorado.” His answer prompted laughter from the audience, and nothing more than a shrug from the GOP presidential candidate.
  • Air Traffic Controllers Demand Investigation of FAA [blacks criticize affirmative action]

    07/06/2015 4:25:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Fox Businesses ^ | May 29, 2015 | Adam Shapiro
    The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, NATCA, has called for an investigation of the FAAs hiring practices following the FOX Business investigation Trouble in the Skies first telecast on May 20th. A just released statement from the union which represents the nations air traffic controllers says, NATCA believes these allegations must be thoroughly investigated. The FAA should carefully examine its hiring practices to ensure the highest quality candidates are selected for the training process. The flying public deserves nothing less. FOX Business uncovered cheating on a key exam to become an air traffic controller as well as serious questions about...