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  • Diversity For Thee But Not For Me

    12/17/2016 2:45:15 PM PST · by rhett october · 12 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-17-2016 | Rhett October
    As college football ramps into bowl games and playoffs, fans are being exposed to teams they don't normally see because they are in different conferences and divisions. For example, North Alabama is playing Northwest Missouri for the division 2 national championship as I write. Another example, is the 2016 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl which features North Carolina Central versus Grambling. During the game, announcers have cautiously walked into the phenomenon timidly referred to as HBCU. Those initials have become the preferred way of referring to a group of colleges known to be Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Oddly enough,...
  • Sowell: The Fraud Goes On

    06/27/2016 12:06:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 28, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution's requirement of "equal protection of the laws," by voting that racial preferences for student admissions were legal. Supreme Court decisions in affirmative action cases are the longest running fraud since the 1896 decision upholding racial segregation laws in the Jim Crow South, on grounds that "separate but equal" facilities were consistent with the...
  • Sowell: Racial Quota Punishment

    11/17/2014 1:02:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 18, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    If anyone still has any doubt about the utter cynicism of the Obama administration, a recent agreement between the federal government and the Minneapolis Public Schools should open their eyes. Under the Obama administration, both the Department of Education and the Department of Justice have been leaning on public schools around the country to reduce what they call the "disproportionate" numbers of black male students who are punished for various offenses in schools. Under an implicit threat of losing their federal subsidies, the Minneapolis Public Schools have agreed to reduce the disparity in punishment of black students by 25 percent...
  • Let’s Set Aside Set-Asides (in government contracting)

    06/06/2014 10:23:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 16, 2014 | Terry Eastland
    In our episodic “national conversation about race,” perhaps it is time to take notice of Rothe Development Corporation of San Antonio, Texas, which, you could say, has been having its own conversation about race—in the federal courts. Rothe is a government contractor that has now brought two lawsuits challenging racial preferences in federal contracting, winning the first, which was filed in 1998 and decided in 2008, and hoping, of course, to win the second, which was filed in 2012 and could go to the Supreme Court while President Obama is in office. At stake, ultimately, is whether the government will...
  • Are You In? (College Board promotes AP classes for minorities only)

    03/10/2014 5:44:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 49 replies
    College Board ^ | March 2014
    Our “All In” campaign is focused on increasing the enrollment of African American, Latino, and Native American students in AP® courses. We know that you, too, are committed to equality and helping all students achieve at a higher level. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to help by joining the College Board’s All In campaign. By registering below, you pledge to review the master schedule at your school or in your district to ensure that 100 percent of African American, Latino, and Native American students with AP Potential™ are enrolled in courses in the 2014-15 school year.
  • The Brass Standard

    09/10/2012 10:19:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 11, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Politics takes a lot of brass. And Bill Clinton is a master politician. His rousing speech at the Democrats' convention told the delegates that Republicans "want to go back to the same old policies that got us into trouble in the first place." That is world class brass. Bill Clinton's own administration, more than any other, promoted an unsustainable housing boom, which eventually and inevitably led to a housing bust that brought down the whole American economy. Behind all the complex financial processes that reached to Wall Street and beyond, there is one fundamental fact: many people stopped making their...
  • Racial Quota Fallout (Sowell on Bell & Obama)

    03/14/2012 1:37:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 14, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Many years ago, I learned of an episode in the life of a promising young black man that is relevant to things happening now. He had been educated at a good school, and went on to receive degrees at good colleges and universities. Then he went for a Ph.D. in mathematics at one of the leading departments in that field. When he encountered difficulties, his professors essentially wrote his doctoral thesis for him. No doubt they felt good about doing something to help a promising young black man, and perhaps took pride in doing so. But what about his...
  • Obama stands up for racial diversity in school policy

    12/12/2011 8:01:12 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Dec. 12, 2011 | MARY SANCHEZ
    Barack Obama has deftly begun what could be his most significant legacy on racial equity. Did you miss it? Most people did. In early December, the administration sent new guidelines to the nation’s 17,000 school districts about how to address “racial isolation” in primary and secondary schools. It also sent new guidelines to college administrators about promoting racial diversity in admissions policies. The new directives are notable for the ways in which they reverse the spirit of George W. Bush’s 2008 dictate against race as a consideration for school admissions. Obama’s message was that schools and universities need to stay...
  • College Diversity Nears Its Last Stand

    10/16/2011 5:42:48 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 15, 2011 | ADAM LIPTAK
    ABIGAIL FISHER, a white student, says she was denied admission to the University of Texas because of her race. She sued in Federal District Court in Austin, causing Judge Sam Sparks to spend time trying to make sense of a 2003 Supreme Court decision allowing racial preferences in higher education. “I’ve read it till I’m blue in the face,” Judge Sparks said in an early hearing in Ms. Fisher’s lawsuit. But the meaning of the central concept in the decision — “this esoteric critical mass of diversity of students,” he called it — kept eluding him. The 2003 Supreme Court...
  • Pay-by-race bake sale at Berkeley still on, student Republican group says

    09/26/2011 5:08:29 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 September 2011 | Holly Yan
    It's meant to be racist, and it's meant to be discriminatory. But the controversial "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans is still on, the club's president said, despite "grossly misguided comments" and threats aimed toward supporters of the University of California Berkeley student group.During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.The bake sale is meant to draw attention to pending legislation that...
  • Beaverton, Portland, Tigard schools sanctioned for disciplining minority special ed students

    07/14/2011 10:13:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 7, 2011 | Wendy Owen
    Beaverton School District has a $543,000 hole to fill in its special education fund next school year because staff disciplined a higher ratio of Latino students in special education than in the general school population. The district is one of three in the Portland area to get dinged for suspending and expelling a disproportionate ratio of minorities in special education, based on a federal law the state began enforcing in 2008. The law, part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, was created to help deal with a decades-old national problem -- minorities are over-represented in special education. Under the...
  • Racial quotas, speech codes and the thought police

    07/06/2011 5:24:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/5/11 | Michael Barrone
    It's racially discriminatory to prohibit racial discrimination. That's the bottom line of a decision issued Friday, just before the Fourth of July weekend, by the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. The case was brought by an organization called By Any Means Necessary to overturn a state constitutional amendment passed by a 58 percent majority of Michigan voters in November 2006. This was not BAMN's first challenge to the proposition. It staged a mini-riot in the secretary of state's office to try to block submission of the signatures that put the proposition on the ballot. The ballot...
  • Duncan calls on black men to become teachers

    02/05/2011 8:41:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | January 31, 2011 | Laura Diamond
    U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and filmmaker Spike Lee teamed up Monday to urge more black men to consider teaching. More than 1 million teachers will retire during the next decade, according to federal estimates, and leaders have embarked on a nationwide drive to build a more diverse teaching force. Duncan on Monday took the campaign to Atlanta's Morehouse College, the nation's only all-male historically black college. Teachers should look more like the people they serve, Duncan said. While more than 35 percent of the nation’s public school students are black or Latino, less than 15 percent of the teachers...
  • Obama Stronghold Evanston IL Scraps HS Honors Program -- Too Many Whites Qualify

    12/09/2010 3:12:23 PM PST · by Chicago Lampoon · 34 replies
    The Chicago Lampoon ^ | 11/24/10 | Chicago Lampoon
    WLS radio reported this morning that the Evanston Township High School, in the Obama electoral stronghold of Evanston, IL, was scrapping a number of its honors and advanced placement programs. The reason, according to ETHS Superintendent, Eric Witherspoon, is that too many whites are qualifying for the program.
  • Seeking Guidance on Dodd-Frank’s Diversity Clause

    11/12/2010 8:21:36 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 11, 2010 | KEVIN ROOSE
    As Wall Street scrambles to comply with the regulations of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, one little-noticed provision has executives scratching their heads. The statute, included in Section 342 of the bill, creates 20 Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion at the various regulatory agencies, including the Treasury, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the 12 Federal Reserve banks and the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Once established, the offices are charged with monitoring the diversity at the agencies as well as at any contractors or subcontractors, including...
  • Good Intentions Gone Haywire (racial quotas in financial "reform" bill)

    09/15/2010 10:26:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 9, 2010 | Mallory Factor
    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act is supposed to shield consumers from problems in the financial services sector that many believe led to the financial meltdown. But Section 342 of the act introduces a brash example of social engineering that masquerades as consumer protection and financial reform. This section imposes gender and racial employment quotas on the financial services industry, which accounts for one-tenth of our economy. The quota provisions will affect over 50,000 financial services firms and other businesses, and the consequences will be enormous. Dodd-Frank requires at least 29 federal bureaus to open Offices of...
  • O's latest biz-killer

    08/12/2010 3:29:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 12, 2010 | PAUL SPERRY
    Buried deep inside the new "financial reform" law is a scheme to force affirmative action on small-business lending -- a "reform" with ominous implications for the US economy. Aimed at curtailing supposed discrimination, the race-based lending mandate is guaranteed to have perverse effects -- just like the drive for "racial fairness" in mortgage lending paved the way for the subprime crisis and the 2008 financial meltdown. The new Dodd-Frank banking law sets up a data-collection system to monitor small-business loans for racial bias. Lenders must report if a business that applied for a loan is minority-owned, and whether the application...
  • A slap at the Bravest (Fed judge gives Fire Dept Hiring Quota

    01/25/2010 5:11:21 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 39 replies · 1,416+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/25/2010 | NY Post
    The judicial keelhauling of New York's Bravest continues apace. Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis -- without a shred of evidence that the FDNY had discriminated against minority applicants -- last week imposed strict racial hiring quotas on the department. For every five new hires, Garaufis ordered, the department must reserve two spots for black applicants and one for Hispanic applicants -- until precisely 293 minority firefighters have been hired. He also ruled that fully 7,400 minority applicants who took the FDNY entrance exam in 1999 and 2002 could claim monetary damages from the city. It's a ruling as absurd as it...
  • The Whole Applicant (backdoor racial preferences at state universities)

    10/31/2009 4:12:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies · 935+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 1, 2009 | Lisa W. Forderaro
    ... Across the country, selective public colleges and universities are taking a page from their private counterparts and implementing what is commonly called a holistic or comprehensive admissions process. ... At Santa Barbara, the comprehensive review process was implemented in the late 1990’s, and across the entire system in 2002. Susan A. Wilbur, the system’s director of undergraduate admissions, says it enables the selection committee to view applicants in light of their socio-­economic and educational backgrounds. “We call this ‘achievement in context,’ ” she says. “We don’t want to compare a student who’s attending a well-resourced school with a student...
  • The N.C. Racial Injustice Act

    07/21/2009 10:52:41 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 3 replies · 475+ views
    Civitas Institute ^ | July 20, 2009 | Jeff Mixon
    Take a trip with me down memory lane to the mid-60’s, 70’s and early 80’s and try to remember the huge surge in violent crime that swept across the United States. The judicial activism of Chief Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren laid the foundation for liberal action against the death penalty. The result of tampering with capital punishment was immediate and clear. Murder rates spiked in the 70’s and didn’t really come back down until voters demanded tough penalties and reinstatement of the death penalty. The impact of bringing back capital punishment is very clear. According to the US Bureau...
  • Suit: Race, gender a factor in Caltrans deals (quotas supported by Obama administration)

    06/14/2009 2:19:02 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 500+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2009 | Bob Egelko
    An association of contractors accused Caltrans in a lawsuit Thursday of colluding with the Obama administration to flout California's ban on race and sex preferences by reserving some state road-building contracts for companies owned by minorities and women. "Caltrans is sideswiping the important principle of equal opportunity by using race, not lowest cost by a responsible bidder, to decide who gets government road and highway contracts," said Sharon Browne, a Pacific Legal Foundation attorney who filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Sacramento. The plaintiffs, the Associated General Contractors' San Diego chapter, seek to overturn the state Department of...
  • Obama Chooses Sotomayor for Court

    05/26/2009 5:44:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 60 replies · 2,824+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2009 | Jeff Zeleny
    President Obama will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as his first appointment to the court, officials said Tuesday, and has scheduled an announcement for 10:15 a.m. at the White House. If confirmed by the Democratic-controlled Senate, Judge Sotomayor, 54, would replace Justice David H. Souter to become the second woman on the court and only the third female justice in the history of the Supreme Court. She also would be the first Hispanic justice to serve on the Supreme Court. The president reached his decision over the long Memorial Day...
  • Philanthropy and Its Enemies: Redistribute foundation wealth based on racial quotas

    03/03/2009 1:30:55 PM PST · by mojito · 21 replies · 599+ views
    WSJ ^ | 3/3/2009 | Naomi Riley
    Nonprofit leaders are reeling from the recent news that President Barack Obama's proposed budget would limit tax deductions on charitable contributions from wealthy Americans. But now the philanthropic world has something else to worry about. Today the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), a research and advocacy group, will release a report offering "benchmarks to assess foundation performance." Its real aim is to push philanthropic organizations into ignoring donor intent and instead giving grants based on political considerations. The committee is part of a rising tide of politicians and activists who are working to change the face of American philanthropy...
  • Upside down economics

    02/21/2009 8:56:19 PM PST · by topfile · 12 replies · 999+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, February 22, 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    From television specials to newspaper editorials, the media are pushing the idea that current economic problems were caused by the market and that only the government can rescue us. What was lacking in the housing market, they say, was government regulation of the market's "greed." That makes great moral melodrama, but it turns the facts upside down. It was precisely government intervention that turned a thriving industry into a basket case. An economist specializing in financial markets gave a glimpse of the history of housing markets when he said: "Lending money to American homebuyers had been one of the least...
  • University of California considers changes to guaranteed admissions

    06/26/2008 7:22:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies · 82+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 26, 2008 | Tanya Schevitz
    The University of California is considering a major shift in the way it determines which students are eligible for admission - a formula some say is now too rigid. The faculty proposal, to be discussed by UC's governing Board of Regents in July, is the first time that revisions have been recommended that would dramatically reduce the percentage of students being guaranteed admission to the system's 10 undergraduate campuses. As drafted, it would change UC's decades-old promise of a seat to the top 12.5 percent of high school graduates to instead guarantee a seat only to about the top 10...
  • Michigan voters ban affirmative action

    11/08/2006 3:08:12 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 77 replies · 1,561+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | November 8, 2006
    Just as California voters did a decade ago, Michigan voters on Tuesday approved a controversial measure to ban affirmative action programs in public employment and university admissions. The Michigan measure, called Proposal 2, was backed by Ward Connerly, the former University of California regent who also backed California's law, Proposition 209, approved in 1996. Unofficial final election results today said 58.1 percent voted "yes" on Proposal 2, with 41.9 percent against. University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman said she would investigate an immediate legal challenge to the proposal, which officials said would severely hamper efforts to ensure a diverse...
  • Newsweek reaches a new low

    05/13/2005 10:39:44 PM PDT · by zhukov · 13 replies · 840+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 5/11/05 | Jay Mathews
    The current issue of Newsweek has it's yearly list of the top 100 high schools in the country.In Newsweek's quest to publish the most politically correct stories regardless of accuracy,Jay Mathews, using his absurd rating system,at least 9 of the top 10 schools are magnet or local high schools whose student bodies are all or mostly people of "color" as indicated by the photos of students accompanying the story and inner city locations However,another published news story indicated the school rated as the tenth best High School in the entire country by Jay Mathews also received a grade from the...
  • Alien flees after cop dies

    05/12/2005 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 32 replies · 1,398+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Raul Garcia-Gomez, 19, is suspected of shooting two Denver police officers at about 1 a.m. Sunday after they refused to let him re-enter a baptismal party. Detective Donald Young, 44, died at the scene after being shot from behind three times in the back and head.
  • Immigrants in Tennessee Issued Certificates to Drive

    05/09/2005 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 14 replies · 1,202+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 9, 2005 | Shaila Dewan
    Behind the counter at the busy Hart Lane driver testing center here, Rosa King looked over the man's fistful of documents, including a Mexican birth certificate and a separate, typewritten English translation. The translation, Ms. King explained in Spanish, was not exact enough. It would have to be redone. When the man returned, he would be eligible for a card bearing his photograph, date of birth, height, eye color and the words "Not Valid for Identification." Tennessee is one of only two states that issue two different driver's permits: a license, for citizens and permanent residents; and a certificate for...
  • American Citizen Barred From Pro-Illegal Immigration Rally; Assaulted, Then Detained By Police

    05/08/2005 9:27:10 AM PDT · by suspects · 92 replies · 3,229+ views
    630 WMAL ^ | May 8, 2005 | Michael Graham
    When opponents of the “Real ID” legislation announced a rally for illegal immigrants and their allies in Montgomery County, MD, there was one immigration-related group I was absolutely certain would not show up: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the people responsible for actually enforcing our immigration laws. Casa de Maryland and others claimed 5,000 people would gather on Saturday to protest the “Real ID” Act working its way through Congress, and many of these people would be illegal immigrants themselves, we were told. If I were looking for immigration criminals, it’s exactly where I would be. That’s why...
  • Immigrant Groups Fight License Bill

    05/07/2005 9:31:55 AM PDT · by seastay · 37 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2005 | Ray Rivera
    Latino and immigrant support groups are mobilizing against the proposed Real ID Act, a federal law that would prohibit states from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Immigrant support groups say Real ID would make roads less safe and could erode national security, not improve it. "It will make millions of people that live in our nation hide even more," said Gustavo Torres, executive director of Casa de Maryland, a Latino advocacy group. "They are going to keep driving, keep working, but now they are going to be even more scared to participate in our society, to cooperate with police...
  • "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP

    05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 93 replies · 2,716+ views
    The New American ^ | May 7, 2005 | William Norman Grigg
    "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP by William Norman Grigg May 7, 2005 According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans. During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administration’s illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News. While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to...
  • Illegals flow into Arizona like water through a broken dam

    05/07/2005 5:09:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 225 replies · 3,903+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | May 7, 2005 | Renee Downing
    LIKE MANY other southern Arizonans, I am deeply grateful to the few dozen vigilantes calling themselves Minutemen who set up camp along the Arizona-Mexico border last month. That few people around here were much impressed with a bunch of retirees in camouflage playing soldier, and that there turned out to be almost as many reporters as patriots on the ground, was irrelevant: We were just thrilled by the publicity. We’ve been trying to get the rest of the country to notice what’s going on down here for years. U.S. immigration policy has turned the Arizona desert between Tucson and the...
  • How Racial P.C. Corrupted the LAPD

    05/06/2005 9:28:58 AM PDT · by Abathar · 122 replies · 1,799+ views
    The LAPD was once known as "the world's greatest police department," due largely to its stringent character screening. Back in the era of Sergeant Joe Friday, LAPD candidates were checked out as thoroughly as homicide suspects. Even a casual relationship with any known criminal excluded a candidate from being considered as a police officer. All that is now history. In a bid to appease racial activists and meet federal decrees, strict screening and testing measures were dismantled. New black and Hispanic officer candidates were hustled into the ranks at any cost. What former deputy chief Steve Downing called "a quagmire...
  • South African Navy all at sea over new submarine(Racial quotas again!!!)

    03/04/2005 10:47:11 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies · 1,387+ views
    BusinessDay ^ | 04/03/05
    Navy must be all at sea over new submarine A WHOLE box of expensive new toys and not enough boys qualified to play with them. That’s the poser facing the South African Navy as it prepares to take delivery of the first new submarine bought in terms of the controversial multibillion-rand arms deal. News 24 reports that while the navy put in place a policy of training three black submariners for every white one a couple of years ago, in preparation for the imminent handover, a lack of experienced black crew members has left newly appointed navy chief Vice-Admiral Johannes...

    10/21/2004 1:53:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 413+ views
    Case 41: FAA Unlawful Racial Quotas '04 The case is officially known as "Michael C. Ryan vs. Norman Y. Mineta" Civil Action No. 99-4128 (Mineta is named in this action in his official capacity as administrator of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation) The FAA's discrimination against Mr. Ryan pitted merit promotion principles against the FAA's illegal racial quota hiring program. It took Mr. Ryan over nine years of hearings and litigation to win his right to equal treatment under the law without regard to his skin color. (1) Overview [Adversity.Net Report Oct. 12, 2004] -- Michael C. Ryan is a...
  • Rice to weigh race in admissions; UT proposing same (Michigan fallout)

    11/25/2003 10:08:21 AM PST · by GOPcapitalist · 20 replies · 257+ views
    Houston Comical ^ | 11/25/03 | Todd Ackerman
    Rice University will resume considering race and ethnicity in admissions decisions beginning in fall 2004 and the University of Texas-Austin is proposing to follow suit in fall 2005, the schools announced Monday. The announcements come five months after a divided Supreme Court ruled that universities can give minority students a boost in admissions, in effect overturning the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' 1996 Hopwood decision, which banned racial preference in Texas. "We have thoroughly studied the matter through the summer and into the fall," said Rice President Malcolm Gillis. "Since 1996, we have tried race-neutral means, but these alone...
  • Liberal Case Against Affirmative Action Looks a Lot Like the Conservative Case

    11/19/2003 6:47:05 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 3 replies · 109+ views
    University of Virginia Law School ^ | 17 November 2003 | THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF RACE AND LAW INAUGURAL LECTURE
    Affirmative action programs corrode minorities' long-term aspirations and should be abandoned because they violate basic American democratic values of equality and merit, according to University of Michigan philosophy professor Carl Cohen. That point of view is not novel, but it is unusual in an intellectual with solid liberal bona fides, and that kink was one reason Cohen was asked by law professor Kim Forde-Mazrui to deliver the inaugural lecture of the Law School 's new Center for the Study of Race and Law. Cohen presented “The Liberal Case Against Affirmative Action,” Nov. 7 in Caplin Pavilion to a large but...
  • Harvard Study: White Males Cause Binge Drinking

    10/31/2003 8:28:54 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 46 replies · 228+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/31/03 | Limbacher
    White males cause each other to drink heavily. The fewer of them there are, the less likely they are to binge drink. So says a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health and Social Behavior. The findings are published in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - the big NPR patron – supported the study. Yes, the evil white male is the new villain in America. Just like in the hit movie "Sum of All Fears," white men are to blame for society’s evils Just listen to this...
  • There is a medical problem with being blind to race(CA Prop54-Another lie from the Houston Chron)

    09/01/2003 10:54:29 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 23 replies · 428+ views
    Have you heard about the latest California crusade? It's called Proposition 54, and it's based on the utopian ideal that race doesn't matter. The proposition stipulates that state and local officials can't collect or use information regarding someone's race, ethnicity, color or national origin for the purpose of public education, public contracting, public employment or other government operations. The mastermind behind Prop. 54 is a mild-mannered man by the name of Ward Connerly. He also happens to be African-American. But people are warned not to use that term in his presence. As Connerly sees it, race isn't real. Well, in...
  • Charen: Memo to Supreme Court: Be brave

    05/27/2003 4:40:46 PM PDT · by cgk · 14 replies · 206+ views ^ | 5-27-03 | Mona Charen
    Memo to Supreme Court: Be braveMona Charen (archive) May 27, 2003 | Print | SendWhen it takes up the University of Michigan's racial preferences policy, the Supreme Court of the United States will be treading on the most sensitive ground in American life. If the justices are brave (to say nothing of true to the Constitution), they will pull the plug on racial quotas in education. I say this knowing full well that if the Supreme Court invalidates racial preferences some painful short-term consequences will ensue. The number of black students at elite colleges will fall through the floor --...
  • Bush Decision on University Criticized

    01/17/2003 2:05:34 PM PST · by GeneD · 3 replies · 251+ views
    AP via ^ | 01/17/2003
    Democrats, looking to capitalize on President Bush's decision to oppose the University of Michigan's affirmation action program, began a campaign Friday to make civil rights and equal education opportunities a major 2004 election issue. "Civil rights has always been the great unfinished business of America," Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy told a Capitol Hill Democratic forum. Democrats have been criticizing the GOP on civil rights issues since December, when Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi started an uproar with remarks praising the pro-segregation 1948 presidential campaign of Strom Thurmond. Then the Bush administration argued to the Supreme Court on Thursday against...
  • Using Synonyms for Race, College Strives for Diversity

    12/07/2002 11:27:11 AM PST · by GeneD · 33 replies · 430+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/07/2002 (for editions of 12/08/2002) | Jacques Steinberg
    HOUSTON, Dec. 6 — When a federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled in 1996 that the University of Texas Law School could not legally consider race in admitting students, lawyers at Rice University, a highly selective private college here, reluctantly decided that the ruling applied to it, too. Almost overnight, the admissions officers at Rice stopped saying aloud the words "black," "African-American," "Latino," "Hispanic" or even "minority" in their deliberations. The next year, the proportion of black students admitted in the freshman class fell by half; the proportion of Hispanics fell by nearly a third. The university feared that...
  • Md. Gov. - Elect to Lift Moratorium [on Death Penalty]

    11/16/2002 4:53:44 PM PST · by GeneD · 7 replies · 279+ views
    Filed at 7:25 p.m. ET ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Following through on a campaign promise, Gov.-elect Robert Ehrlich said he will lift Maryland's moratorium on the death penalty immediately after taking office in January. Lifting the ban Gov. Parris Glendening declared in May could mean as many as seven inmates would be executed in Ehrlich's first year in office. Ehrlich, who made the announcement Friday, said the governor should review the case of each person on death row individually, rather than issuing a blanket moratorium. Death penalty opponents said they will try to persuade Ehrlich to wait to lift the...
  • NAACP President Blasts Papers On Minority Hiring

    10/24/2002 9:05:13 AM PDT · by GeneD · 20 replies · 204+ views
    Editor and Publisher Online ^ | 10/23/2002 | Joe Strupp
    BALTIMORE -- Kweisi Mfume, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), accused newspapers of not doing enough to recruit and retain minorities and urged editors meeting here this week to "support opportunity" for minority journalists. Mfume, a former Baltimore-area congressman, made his remarks during the annual Associated Press Managing Editors conference. He also urged editors not to think of the NAACP only for stories related to so-called "black issues." "Often times, the NAACP is relegated to the civil rights reporter and coverage is generated by what happens in the black community," Mfume told...
  • Whatever Happened to Civil Rights?

    08/12/2002 9:16:12 PM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 261+ views ^ | 8/13/02 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Does anyone remember what the civil rights movement was about? Not today. Four decades later, it is “controversial” if not “racist” to recall that the civil rights movement was about equal opportunity. People were to be hired on the basis of merit and ability alone--”the best person for the job.” No other factor was to play a role. The ink was hardly dry on the 1964 Civil Rights Act before an EEOC bureaucrat, Alfred W. Blumrosen, illegally and unconstitutionally subverted the statutory purpose of the law. Judicial complicity and congressional distraction enabled Blumrosen to redefine discrimination from a purposeful...
  • Press Club defends against criticism

    07/23/2002 9:23:43 AM PDT · by GeneD · 14 replies · 238+ views
    USA Today ^ | 7/23/02 | Peter Johnson
    <p>Despite a request from black and Hispanic journalists to rescind it, the National Press Club on Monday gave an award to the author of a controversial book that argues that the crusade for diversity in the media has corrupted American journalism.</p>
  • Three at Gilroy High resign in protest

    07/09/2002 11:23:12 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 56 replies · 375+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/9/02 | Pat Lopes Harris
    <p>The principal and two assistant principals at Gilroy High School have resigned in protest of a district decision to implement a pilot honors program this fall in English and social studies for ninth- and 10th-graders.</p> <p>In the latest Bay Area example of so-called academic tracking clashing with equal educational access, Principal Wendy Gudalewicz and Assistant Principals Cec Bell and Rosa Nieto said the honors program, which will place the district's top freshmen and sophomores in separate classes rather than mixing them with students of all abilities, will lead to segregation.</p>
  • Texas Senate Candidate Scolds Rep

    04/12/2002 2:29:24 PM PDT · by GeneD · 7 replies · 240+ views
    Filed at 5:02 p.m. ET AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Republican Senate candidate John Cornyn on Friday disavowed a remark by his campaign spokesman that the Democrats' black-and-Hispanic statewide campaign ticket is a ``racial quota system.'' ``It was shocking and inappropriate,'' said Cornyn, who is white. ``I just want to make it absolutely clear that race is not going to play any part in this campaign, not on my part, not on the mayor's part, I trust.'' Cornyn, who is the state attorney general, faces former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, a black Democrat, in the Senate contest. With Kirk running for...