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  • FS1's Sharpe: Racist U.S. Flag Is Just ‘A Piece of Cloth...Nobody Fights For

    09/29/2017 7:14:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies ^ | September 29, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    After engaging in character assassination against Green Bay Packers fans who chose not to protest during Thursday’s National Anthem, FS1's Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe did the same with the American flag, declaring it to be merely a racist “piece of cloth” that “nobody fights for.” “The flag, you see, to a lot of people, symbols, patriotism but what does that symbol actually mean? What does — what does – okay — you keep telling me that the flag means so much and it's opportunity and freedom and liberty. Okay. Can you honestly say that everybody in America has freedom and...
  • Never Satisfied: CNN Lambastes Trump for New Charlottesville Remarks

    08/14/2017 7:44:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | August 14, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    Seconds after President Trump’s Monday remarks finally calling out the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists by name, CNN hosts and panelists made clear that there was nothing Trump could have said that would have satisfied them, excoriating him for not going far enough and announcing “policy in terms of addressing this.” Inside Politics aired during and immediately after the President’s statement and Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev got the first crack, slamming Trump for not doing “outreach to people not white or who might feel that they were on the victimized end of the message that the protesters were carrying.”Never Satisfied: CNN...
  • Reporters Raucously Applaud Hillary, Softball Questions to Her at Their Own Conference

    08/07/2016 8:27:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | August 5, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    Showing how much the liberal media is in the tank for Hillary Clinton in this election, reporters at the joint conference of National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists on Friday afternoon wildly applauded ClintonÂ’s far-left answers to a slew of softball questions about immigration, the electorate, and even whether she has any black friends. The gathered journalists had already given Clinton a friendly reception during her speech before NBCÂ’s Kristen Welker and TelemundoÂ’s Lori Montenegro came out to moderate the question and answer session (not to be confused with the press conferences sheÂ’s avoided for...
  • Why "Mismatch" is Relevant in Fisher v. Texas

    12/09/2015 10:11:11 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ^ | December 9, 2015 | Richard Sander
    Affirmative action is before the Supreme Court again this week, as it rehears arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. (I've discussed the legal issues in Fisher here.) But perhaps the most important question about racial preferences is one that's not directly raised by the case: do they even work? Do they help underrepresented minorities to achieve their goals, and foster interracial interaction and understanding on elite campuses? Or do large preferences often "mismatch" students in campuses where they will struggle and fail? Scholars began empirically studying the mismatch issue in the 1990s, but in the past five years the...
  • Defining Diversity in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street

    11/06/2015 5:59:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 4, 2015 | PAUL SULLIVAN
    Jana Rich, an executive recruiter who specializes in consumer technology companies, estimates that 80 percent of the searches she has done over the last 18 months in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York have been for candidates lumped under the rubric of "diversity." "I meant the broadest definition -- if the person is not a straight white male," Ms. Rich said. "A gay, white woman would be considered diverse. A gay, white man also factors into our characteristic of diversity." But then in the technology industry, the definitions get blurred. "A straight Indian male with an engineering degree from...
  • Fisher Case Produces Strange Bedfellows: The Court Should Say No To Racial Preferences

    06/04/2015 8:06:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 4, 2015 | George Leef
    On May 21, the Supreme Court held a conference to discuss whether or not to accept the Fisher case—again. At this time, I don’t know the decision, but I do know that a seemingly strange mixture of liberals and conservatives want the Court to take the appeal. The case first came before the Court in 2013, where the justices reversed the Fifth Circuit’s ruling in favor of the racial preferences used by the University of Texas (UT) in its admissions. Justice Kennedy’s opinion stressed that the lower court had been far too deferential towards the university’s policy of reserving some...
  • Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007

    05/15/2015 5:31:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter
    Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007 But police hiring of other minorities has increased, report shows By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter May 14, 2015 2:43 p.m. ET 28 COMMENTS The percentage of African-Americans in U.S. police departments has remained flat since before the recession, even as police hiring of other minorities has increased, according to a U.S. Department of Justice survey released Thursday. A lack of black officers, especially in communities with large African-American populations, has been cited frequently in the wake of police-involved deaths of black residents that sparked riots in cities from...
  • Does race really “matter” to Justice Sotomayor?

    10/03/2014 9:41:21 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 3, 2014 | David Berstein
    Judging from her dissent in the Schuette case last term, the answer is, “only when the concept can be manipulated to support her political agenda.” Here’s an excerpt from my Cato Supreme Court Review article on that case. Perhaps the most notable thing about Sotomayor’s opinion, however, is that, as Walter Olson puts it, she “gerrymanders the word race itself a way convenient to her purposes, using it to include Hispanics (who, as official forms remind us, ‘can be of any race’), while breathing not one word about Asian-Americans.”…. It’s bizarre to treat Hispanics but not Asians as a racial...
  • Unofficial Enforcer of Ruling on Race in College Admissions

    04/24/2014 10:01:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | Adam Liptak
    ... Mr. Blum does not give up easily. He has started a series of websites seeking plaintiffs. “Were you denied admission to the University of North Carolina?” one asks. “It may be because you’re the wrong race.” The site features a picture of a student who appears to be Asian-American. There is a form to fill out and a bit of hand holding. Mr. Blum’s group, the Project on Fair Representation, “covers all expenses,” the site says. “In every similar case during the last 12 years or so, no individual was required to appear or testify in any court or...
  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions

    04/22/2014 7:28:04 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 136 replies ^ | April 22, 2014 | Kellie Woodhouse
    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan's controversial ban on affirmative action in public college admissions in a divided opinion released Tuesday morning, preserving a status quo that's contributed to dwindling minority enrollment at the state's flagship colleges. The high court's decision is a blow to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, which has come under fire for low minority enrollment. Blacks comprise just 4.6 percent of undergraduates this year, compared to 8.9 percent in 1995 and 7 percent in 2006. University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and admissions director Ted Spencer have decried the affirmative action ban, saying...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Strikes Back at MSNBC's Toure Neblett: I'm No Uncle Tom

    03/26/2013 6:47:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | March 26, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC’s Toure Neblett last weekend mocked Dr. Benjamin Carson as a token “black friend” to Republicans admired only to “assuage their guilt” for past racial indiscretions. On Fox News’s America Live Tuesday, Carson struck back at his liberal media critics saying that he’s no “Uncle Tom” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary): Dr. Ben Carson Strikes Back at MSNBC's Toure Neblett: I'm No Uncle Tom MEGYN KELLY, HOST: Boy, have you been attacked. A token you've been called, an Oreo, please pardon me for repeating these to you. Most recently a commentator on a rival...
  • Obama To Unleash Racial-Preferences Juggernaut

    11/11/2012 6:06:26 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 85 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/9/2012
    ...President Obama intends to close "persistent gaps" between whites and minorities in everything from credit scores and homeownership to test scores and graduation rates. His remedy — short of new affirmative-action legislation — is to sue financial companies, schools and employers based on "disparate impact" complaints — a stealthy way to achieve racial preferences, opposed 2 to 1 by Americans. Under this broad interpretation of civil-rights law, virtually any organization can be held liable for race bias if it maintains a policy that negatively impacts one racial group more than another — even if it has no racist motive and...
  • The Unfinished Work of Affirmative Action

    10/12/2012 10:06:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 10, 2012 | Sarah Garland
    ... For Jarius Sowells, an African-American student from Dallas, the transition to academic life at UT-Austin was much more difficult than it was for Tedra Jacobs. Sowells, like many black and Hispanic students in the country, attended a high school that was made up mostly of minority and low-income students. "More than half dropped out," Sowells says of his classmates. "Overall, the teachers had apathetic attitudes." Sowells graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was automatically admitted to UT-Austin, his top choice. He planned to major in business. But Sowells didn't know what to expect on his...
  • Racial Preferences Backfire Legally

    08/23/2012 10:42:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 17, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Racial preferences embraced by supposedly elite law schools may actually be forcing blacks out of the legal profession. “There are fewer African-American students than anyone would prefer with the entering credentials necessary for admission on a color-blind basis to the most elite law schools,” Anthony Caso of the Chapman University School of Law wrote in an amicus brief he compiled for three members of the U. S. Civil Rights Commission. “But there are many more who would do well at mid-tier schools—if they were only attending those schools.” Caso assembled an amicus brief in support of Abigail Noel Fisher in...
  • In Harvard essay, young Michelle Obama argued for race-based faculty hiring

    08/15/2012 7:12:34 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2012 | Charles Johnson
    During her third and final year at Harvard Law School, first lady Michelle Obama — then named Michelle Robinson — penned an article for the newsletter of Harvard’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), arguing that Harvard and its students were perpetuating “racist and sexist stereotypes” by not intentionally hiring minority and female law professors on the basis of their sex or skin color. The 1988 essay, titled “Minority and Women Law Professors: A Comparison of Teaching Styles,” ran in a special edition of the BLSA Memo. The future first lady justified her demands for more black and female law school...
  • Eric Holder: Racial Preferences Needed for … National Security

    08/14/2012 11:57:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 14, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    The Eric Holder Justice Department has filed this brief in the United States Supreme Court defending racial preferences at the University of Texas. (Texas, by the way, is also vigorously defending the racial preferences.) Abigail Fisher, who is white, is challenging race preferences that cost her a slot at the University of Texas law school. Because the racial spoils go to Obama’s most loyal political constituency, people of color, naturally Eric Holder’s Justice Department is defending them by spending your tax dollars paying lawyers to write the brief. None of that is a surprise. What is surprising is the argument...
  • Lessons from Claremont, Part 2: Did racial preferences play a part in the college’s fabrications?

    05/27/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | 24 May 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    Claremont McKenna College, a private liberal arts college 60 miles east of Los Angeles, drew national attention earlier this year when its dean of admissions, Richard Vos, was caught deliberately misreporting the SAT scores that students had achieved before attending CMC. VosÂ’s goal was to reach the coveted 1400 SAT average for highly selective liberal arts colleges. He resigned soon after the scandal emerged in January, but not before touching off a debate about the lengths to which colleges will go to boost their rankings. Journalists and education-policy experts lectured about the corrupting effect of U.S. News and World ReportÂ’s...
  • Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Diversity Mania in Higher Ed

    05/21/2012 2:17:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | May 21, 2012 | David French
    I have no idea whether Barack Obama’s recently discovered bio and Elizabeth Warren’s periodic (and selective) ethnic box-checking represent mistakes, misrepresentations, or some combination of the two, but I do have first-hand experience with the powerful academic incentive to make one’s background as exotic as humanly possible. As perhaps the only regular Corner poster who’s also a veteran of an Ivy League law school admissions committee (at Cornell, where I taught for two years), I’m unfortunately completely inadequate for the task of communicating to readers how critically important “diversity” is to admissions and promotions in academe. Simply put, once you...
  • Infinite Affirmative Action?

    03/06/2012 9:47:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | March 6, 2012 | John Fund
    In Eric Holder’s world, the need for racial preferences will never end. Later this year, the Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of the use of racial preferences in college admissions in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. The battle lines will once again be drawn over the meaning of the equal-protection provisions of the Constitution. So it’s noteworthy that Attorney General Eric Holder has just made it clear he’s never bumped into a racial preference he didn’t like, and that he sees no time limit on such policies. Last month, in an appearance at Columbia University, his...
  • U.S. Urges Campus Creativity to Gain Diversity

    12/02/2011 6:41:41 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 2, 2011 | SAM DILLON
    The Obama administration on Friday urged colleges and universities to get creative in improving racial diversity at their campuses, throwing out a Bush-era interpretation of recent Supreme Court rulings that limited affirmative action in admissions. The new guidelines issued by the Departments of Justice and Education replaced a 2008 document that essentially warned colleges and universities against considering race at all. Instead, the guidelines focus on the wiggle room in the court decisions involving the University of Michigan, suggesting that institutions use other criteria — students’ socioeconomic profiles, residential instability, the hardships they have overcome — that are often proxies...