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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...