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    12/05/2019 9:55:34 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 4 Dec 2019 | Ann Coulter
    I gather it would be proof positive of “white nationalism” to point out that the only group discriminated against in college admissions is white people. We’ve heard a lot about discrimination against Asians lately, which reminds me: Asians are SO lucky they’re not white! Otherwise, America’s leading hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, would be churning out reports on the worrying rise in Asian Supremacy. In fact, however, a recent study by Georgetown University (probably White Nationalist), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (presumed hate group), found that if colleges admitted students based solely on SAT scores,...
  • Washington State Voters Overcome Doublespeak, Reject Racial Preferences Again

    11/11/2019 9:11:32 AM PST · by karpov · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | November 11, 2019 | Jason Richwine
    By a slim margin, Washington state voters appear to have rejected the legislature’s attempt to reinstate racial preferences. (The result is still unofficial.) Both Heather Mac Donald and Peter Kirsanow summarized the history of this issue for NR last month. Essentially, a 1998 voter referendum outlawed the use of racial preferences by the state of Washington, but this year the legislature passed Initiative 1000 that would reverse that referendum. Opponents of preferences, led in large part by Asian Americans, then put a new referendum on the ballot that would allow voters to reject I-1000 and keep the 1998 ban on...
  • Harvard Students Mocked Asian Applicants Who Received Lower Personality Scores

    10/16/2019 7:49:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2019 | John Sexton
    Earlier this month a judge determined that Harvard’s admissions practices did not discriminate against Asian applicants. The lawsuit which led to that decision was filed by a group called Students for Fair Admissions. SFFA hired an expert who looked closely at Harvard’s process and discovered something curious. While Asian students score the highest of any group on academics and extra-curricular activities, they score consistently lower than other groups on Harvard’s personality score.The lead attorney who worked on the lawsuit, Adam K. Mortara, was invited to speak about the decision at Harvard last week. He argued that the judge had...
  • Elizabeth Warren Under Fire as Campaign Surrogate’s Racist, Homophobic Tweets Come to Light

    10/15/2019 6:50:46 PM PDT · by Conserv · 59 replies
    Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is being heavily criticized for failing to vet a high-profile campaign surrogate with a history of making homophobic, racist, misogynistic and xenophobic comments on social media. Activist Ashlee Marie Preston was featured in a Warren campaign video released October 10. In that video, Preston explains that she’s “a Warren Democrat because I am not afraid of the fight.” The video released by Twitter account @TeamWarren is captioned: 🙌@AshleeMPreston is a #WarrenDemocrat, and so are we. Together, we’re fighting so that all women of color have a voice in our democracy.
  • Round One—Harvard Beats Asian Americans

    10/16/2019 9:47:18 AM PDT · by karpov · 21 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 16, 2019 | Roger Clegg
    In a long-awaited decision, federal trial judge Allison Burroughs has ruled that, while Harvard does consider a student’s race in determining who gets in and who doesn’t (“the use of race in and of itself is admitted”), nonetheless Harvard is not breaking the law. That outcome was not surprising, and the judge’s opinion is unlikely to change many minds or alter the case’s expected trajectory to the Supreme Court. Judge Burroughs found that “Race is only intentionally considered as a positive attribute.” But if race is a positive attribute for favored groups, then does it not follow that it is...
  • California Poised to Ban Suspension of Willfully Defiant Students

    09/09/2019 5:51:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 4, 2019 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is poised to sign a bill into law that would prohibit both traditional public and charter schools in the state from suspending students in grades K-8 for willfully defiant behavior. Senate Bill 419 intends to address racial disparities in school discipline. The Sacramento Bee reported: Students of color are disproportionately suspended for unruly behavior in California schools. Black students made up just 5.6 percent of the total enrollment for academic year 2017-18, yet accounted for 15.6 percent of total suspensions for willful defiance, according to the education department. By contrast, white students made up 23.2 percent of total...
  • California’s two-tier society

    08/04/2019 8:49:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 02, 2019 | Dan Walt
    Thirty-four years ago, two researchers delved into California’s rapidly changing demographic and economic trends and saw “an emerging two-tier economy with Asians and better-educated non-Hispanic whites and blacks competing for the prestigious occupations while poorly educated Hispanics and blacks scramble for the lower status jobs…”
  • Why the GOP Has Declined in California: Nope, It's Not Because the Party Enraged Latinos

    08/01/2019 7:53:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/01/2019 | James Sutton
    Talk to almost any Californians (that is, to any who’ve been in the state since before the ’90s) and they’ll tell a simple story of conservative decline. A crucial 1994 ballot initiative that attempted to enact stricter restrictions on illegal immigrants, Proposition 187, was pushed by a radicalizing GOP in a diversifying California. This initiative was a draconian effort to lash out against minorities’ political gains, and it especially enraged and energized Latinos, long a sleeping giant in California politics. In short, overreach tinged with racism caused Republicans to go the way of the grizzly on the state flag: extinct....
  • The Rise of the Chinese-American Right: They Hate Affirmative Action and Support Trump

    07/17/2019 12:44:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2019 | By RONG XIAOQING
    New generations of Chinese immigrants hate affirmative action — and some are beginning to love Trump. On June 13, during a nasty storm, a group of Chinese New Yorkers gathered in front of the gates of Gracie Mansion, the New York mayor’s residence on the Upper East Side, to protest. Inside, Mayor Bill de Blasio was meeting with two dozen or so representatives of the Asian-American community to discuss his controversial plan to reform the meritocratic admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools — the first such meeting since he announced the plan out of the blue a year...
  • Susan Rice: Chinese diplomat a 'racist disgrace' for saying whites avoid black areas of DC

    07/15/2019 10:34:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    Former national security advisor Susan Rice called a Chinese diplomat a "racist disgrace" in a tweet Monday. "You are a racist disgrace. And shockingly ignorant too. In normal times, you would be PNGed for this, Ambassador Cui, I expect better of you and your team. Please do the right thing and send him home. " Rice tweeted in reference to Lijian Zhao, a diplomat posted in Islamabad. In a now-deleted tweet, Zhao said that if “you’re in Washington, D.C., you know the white never go” to the southeastern part of the U.S. capital. "PNGed" refers to being designated as a...
  • 2020 Democrat Andrew Yang Sends Well-Wishes To Andy Ngo: 'Journalists Should Be Safe To Report...'

    07/01/2019 2:15:14 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/1/2019 | Rebecca Klar
    Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is sending well-wishes to Andy Ngo, a journalist at conservative website Quilette, who says anti-fascist protesters attacked him at a demonstration in Portland, Ore. on Saturday. "I hope @MrAndyNgo is okay. Journalists should be safe to report on a protest without being targeted," Yang tweeted Monday. ...
  • Here Is Proof That Andrew Yang Had His Microphone Turned Off During The Democratic Debate Last Night

    06/28/2019 9:21:54 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 53 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/28/2019 | Tim Pool
    Who takes the fault for this the Democrats or NBC? ...
  • California governor says Republican Party is headed 'into the waste bin of history'

    06/17/2019 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/17/2019 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in an interview published Monday said the Republican Party is headed for the “waste bin of history.” In an interview with Politico, Newsom compared national Republicans to the GOP in California in the 1990s. California Republicans were once a force, but have seen their power disappear over the last two decades. Washington Republicans will "go the same direction — into the waste bin of history, the way Republicans of the '90s have gone. That’s exactly what will happen to this crop of national Republicans,” Newsom told Politico. Former California Gov. Pete Wilson's (R) push for...
  • Trump Can Make California Great Again

    06/16/2019 4:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies ^ | June 16, 2019 | Carl Jackson
    Californians, what do you have to lose by voting for Trump?! It’s time for Democrats to defend the consequences of their democratic socialist policies that have ruined the state! After visiting my hometown of Los Angeles, California a couple of weeks ago, for the first time in decades, I returned to Florida absolutely convinced that Donald Trump and the Republican Party could recapture the state if the president would take Rush Limbaugh’s advice and campaign there. Everything that’s wrong with California is the fault of Democrats! They can’t blame Republicans for the mess they’ve created there! It’s a one-party...
  • New NYC education bombshell: DOE may have claimed Asian students benefit from ‘white supremacy’

    05/26/2019 8:15:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 26, 2019 | New York Post
    A city DOE-sponsored panel designed to combat racism told parents that Asian-American students “benefit from white supremacy” and “proximity to white privilege,” an outraged mom told The Post. The comments drew backlash from some parents and Asian activists, but not the Department of Education, which neither denied nor denounced them. The panel was helmed by the Center for Racial Justice in Education, a group being paid about $400,000 by the DOE, led by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, to conduct near-weekly training sessions throughout the city to address what it believes is rampant racism infecting schools.
  • Grievance Proxies: The College Board plans to introduce a new “adversity score”

    05/16/2019 6:36:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 16, 2019 | Heather Mac Donald
    For decades, the College Board defended the SAT, which it writes and administers, against charges that the test gives an unfair advantage to middle-class white students. No longer. Under relentless pressure from the racial-preferences lobby, the Board has now caved to the anti-meritocratic ideology of “diversity.” The Board will calculate for each SAT-taker an “adversity score” that purports to measure a student’s socioeconomic position, according to the Wall Street Journal. Colleges can use this adversity index to boost the admissions ranking of allegedly disadvantaged students who otherwise would score too poorly to be considered for admission. Advocates of this change...
  • Cheating on the SATs

    04/09/2019 8:40:04 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8 April 2019 | William McGurn
    Felicity Huffman made her first court appearance since her arrest on charges she’d cheated her daughter’s way into college. The “Desperate Housewives” star stands accused of engaging the services of William Rick Singer to bribe an SAT proctor, who is alleged to have corrected her daughter’s answers to ensure a higher score. On Monday Ms. Huffman agreed to plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Here’s the great unasked question: What’s the moral difference between Ms. Huffman’s getting her daughter into college with an SAT score she didn’t earn and...
  • What Hillsdale Can Teach Harvard

    03/31/2019 9:47:10 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    Business Telegraph ^ | October 16, 2018 | William McGurn
    On Monday in federal court, Harvard denied charges that it discriminates against Asian-Americans in the same way it once discriminated against Jews. Race, its lawyer insisted, was just one of many factors considered, and it could only help an applicant’s chances of admission, not hurt them. On the substance, this is a dubious proposition. Students for Fair Admissions, which brought the lawsuit, has produced considerable evidence that Harvard uses various means to exclude Asian-Americans even when they are more qualified academically and have better records of extracurricular activities than other accepted students. These means include suspiciously lower ratings given Asian-Americans...
  • Harris to seek federal investment on teacher pay, aide says

    03/23/2019 8:17:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/23/19 | JUANA SUMMERS
    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday will call for a significant federal investment in teacher pay, a campaign aide says, the first policy proposal that she has put forth since officially launching her 2020 campaign. At a rally in Houston, Harris will argue that the U.S. faces a teacher pay crisis that requires a national response and will commit to closing the teacher pay gap during her first term as president, the aide said. Harris' campaign is citing a study from the liberal-leaning Economic Policy Institute that found that what's called the "teacher pay penalty" - the...
  • Andrew Yang and the “Freedom Dividend” (Universal Basic Income)

    03/21/2019 10:03:04 AM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/19/19 | Don't Walk, Run! Productions
    Presidential candidate Andrew Yang is campaigning on the platform of Universal Basic Income. He says everyone from MLK to Milton Friedman to Richard Nixon were for it. But were they? The answer won't surprise you.