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  • Affirmative action is a discriminatory institution

    07/29/2019 4:55:03 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 23 replies
    Cavalier Daily (UVa) ^ | 07/26/2019 | Milan Bharadwaj
    College admissions procedures show irrefutable signs of bias against Asian-Americans The practice of affirmative action in our country has a very complex and at times contradictory history. Modern day policies are most heavily influenced by a 1978 Supreme Court ruling that declared race-based quotas in college admissions to be unconstitutional. In order to continue their efforts towards diversity though — and to ensure indemnification against future court rulings — colleges began to obfuscate the details of their admissions procedures, exchanging forthright quotas for more nuanced racial biases. It was from here that our modern understanding of the term was born,...
  • Duquesne Light hires its first chief diversity officer

    07/18/2019 1:37:56 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 43 replies
    TribLIVE.com ^ | 7/18/2019 | Nicole Brambila
    Duquesne Light announced Thursday the creation of a new diversity strategy with the company’s first chief diversity officer: Sara Oliver-Carter. She starts Aug. 19. Oliver-Carter will focus on company culture, community partnerships and diversifying the suppliers with which Duquesne Light partners. “Our commitment to diversity and inclusion and its importance to our company, employees, customers and communities is unwavering,” Steve Malnight, Duquesne Light president and CEO, said in a statement. “Sara brings exceptional leadership experience and her approach to creating a company culture that truly values the uniqueness of its employees, customers and suppliers will add tremendous value as we...
  • Border wall construction group holds press conference on progress

    05/30/2019 12:52:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    FNC ^ | 30/5/19
    'We Build The Wall Inc.,' a nonprofit that raised over $22.9M to build a barrier along the southern border, hit a snag when the local government issued them a Cease-and-Desist order. The group is pushing back against the ordinance, claiming they have all the necessary paperwork for construction. Founder Brian Kolfage called today's conference to unveil their progress so far, as well as answer for any tensions between his non-profit and the state of New Mexico. .....
  • Arab citizens demand gov't act against violence

    05/23/2019 5:30:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/5/19 | Gary Willig
    MainAll NewsInside IsraelArab citizens demand gov't act against violence Arab citizens demand gov't act against violence Arab citizens hold demonstration outside the Knesset demanding action to reduce murder rate, violence within Arab sector. Gary Willig, 24/05/19 00:15 Share A previous Arab protest against violence A previous Arab protest against violence Flash 90 Dozens of Arabs demonstrated Thursday against violence within and against Israel's Arab population. The demonstrators held signs outside the Knesset saying "Death to Arabs isn’t a slogan, it’s a fact," "Complaints get you killed" and "Wherever a police station is opened, crime surges." The protesters noted the murder...
  • PA house passed HB2060 and moving to senate---call to action!!!

    09/26/2018 12:41:23 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 16 replies
    J prince ^ | 9/26/2018 | J Prince
    EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION – PA Firearm Rights in the Crosshairs! Only YOU can Prevent HB 2060 from being Enacted by the Senate Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 2060, over voluminous objections, including the unconstitutionality of many provisions, due to numerous misstatements about the applicability of this Bill. Although the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s website has not been updated at the time of writing this article, you will be able to find the Representatives that voted in favor of HB 2060 in the near future, here. You can find my prior testimony before the House Judiciary Committee...
  • PDJT's numbers up, Congress is out of session did anyone notice this?

    04/06/2018 8:03:57 AM PDT · by taildragger · 7 replies
    N/A | 04/06/18 | taildragger
    Has anyone noticed....* The increased activity on all fronts by President Trump and getting things done.* With the useless House and Senate out of town on Vacation, and...* His poll numbers are up.Am I the only on to see that connection or am I off base here?A penny for your thoughts Freepers...
  • Ben Rhodes launches a shadow National Security Council

    03/01/2018 1:26:53 PM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    So what's Ben Rhodes been up to these days? His unmaskings and leaks are over, he doesn't have Seb Gorka to lie about, and his failures as a national security official have pretty well been exposed. I kid you not: he hasn't been idle. His latest scheme is launching a "shadow" National Security Council, called "National Security Action," co-chairing the operation with Jake Sullivan. Showing that he was always the one running things in the Obama White House, despite his creative writing major, his past career as a failed novelist, and his lack of national security experience, he's herded a...
  • Obama-Backed Group Appears at Democracy Alliance Donor Strategy Summit

    03/25/2017 8:01:06 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 25, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Former president working with Eric Holder to focus on redistricting efforts A group backed by former President Barack Obama participated at a D.C. gathering of deep-pocketed progressive donors strategizing to "restore progressive government" and to ensure fair redistricting in upcoming years. The gathering, hosted by the dark money Democracy Alliance network, is part of the network's spring investment conference and national donor summit held in D.C to plot resistance against President Trump and Republicans. The summit consists of numerous panels and discussions with key Democratic groups and players. Kelly Ward, the executive director of the Obama-linked National Democratic Redistricting Committee...
  • Keanu Reeves to produce and appear in John Wick spin-off series on Starz

    01/12/2018 7:38:23 PM PST · by Teflonic · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/12/18 | Cassie Carpenter
    John Wick: Chapter 3 doesn't hit theaters until 2019, but fans can catch Keanu Reeves' ex-hitman in Starz's small-screen spin-off of the successful franchise called The Continental. 'You can expect to see him at some point of the series,' Starz programming head Carmi Zlotnik said Friday at the TCA winter press tour - according to Deadline. The evergreen 53-year-old will also executive produce the show centered around the Continental Hotel, the JW unverse's refuge for Los Angeles' criminal underworld. Producer-writer Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire, The Man in the High Castle) pens The Continental and serves as showrunner....
  • Pelosi Sends Letter to Speaker Ryan Calling For Immediate...blah blah blah

    10/07/2017 4:12:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Nancy Pelosi ^ | 2/10/17 | Nancy Pelosi
    Dear Mr. Speaker: The epidemic of gun violence in our country continues to challenge the conscience of our nation. Today, our nation woke up to news of the worst mass shooting in our history, claiming the lives of at least 58 innocent men and women in Las Vegas. Nearly 12,000 Americans have been killed by guns with 273 mass shootings in 2017 – one for each day of the year. On average, more than 90 Americans lose their lives to gun violence every day, a daily toll of heartbreak and tragedy in communities across America. Congress has a moral duty...
  • Accountability, or lack thereof...

    07/21/2017 8:51:43 AM PDT · by Rustybucket · 2 replies
    7/21/2017 | Rustybucket
    In order for a body to be accountable, action must occur.
  • Help STOP Elder Abuse – An AMAC Call to Action

    06/10/2017 11:58:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | June 6, 2017 | Andrea Rogers
    Norma Evanston is an 88-year old widow who had remained healthy until two years ago, when she suffered a fall. Since her children live out of state, the family made several long-distance calls and ultimately, hired a local caregiver. However, several months later, after a concerning phone call, the family realized that the caregiver was not providing the professional care they expected. Despite the fact that the caregiver was hired from a “reputable” company, Norma’s doctor reported that Norma had suspicious bedsores and had missed a scheduled appointment. Fortunately, the family was able to make alternate arrangements to ensure that...
  • Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails

    04/09/2017 7:44:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 149 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9 April 2017 | Edward Helmore and agencies
    Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails Secretary of state: ‘President Xi understands the situation has intensified’ Syria missile strike described by North as ‘intolerable act of aggression’ Edward Helmore and agencies Sunday 9 April 2017 15.31 BST As the US navy deployed a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean, to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said China agrees with the Trump administration that “action has to be taken” regarding North Korea. Tillerson told CBS’s Face the Nation, in an interview broadcast on Sunday, that when...
  • It's "Christmas in January" for Conservatives

    01/28/2017 4:25:31 AM PST · by iontheball · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It's like "Christmas in January" for conservatives. Every day is a new present under the tree...or two, or three, or a half dozen. Trump is Santa Claus...if Santa never slept and worked 365 days a year! Donald Trump is the Harlem Globetrotters of politics. Trump vs the politicians of Washington DC isn’t even fair. It’s like the Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Washington Generals. Try as they may, the Generals can never win. The Globetrotters run circles around them. The Globetrotters bounce balls off their shoulders, heads, even butts, then shoot long jumpers that go…swoosh.
  • A Preview Of Trump's Seven Imminent Executive Orders

    01/22/2017 6:52:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 22JAN17 | by Tyler Durden
    A Preview Of Trump's Seven Imminent Executive Orders by Tyler Durden Jan 22, 2017 4:26 PM 0 SHARES Having already signed a (mostly symbolic) executive order on Obamacare on Friday night, urging US agencies to "waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation" of provisions deemed to impose fiscal burdens on states, companies or individuals, Trump is preparing to unload a volley of many more executive orders. Courtesy of Axios, which quotes "one of the best-wired Republican lobbyists in town", here is a preview of the initial round of Trump executive actions, some of which may hit as soon...
  • A Pro-Trump Civil Rights March in Portland?

    11/17/2016 8:13:42 AM PST · by Jack Black · 27 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Jack Black
    I've been toying with the idea of having a "Support President Trump" rally in Portland, OR. Obviously the city has just gone through a week of violent leftist protests. These are clearly intended to suppress conservative people, thought and support for Trump in the city. Put bluntly there is a very high level of intimidation in these events. Which got me to thinking about other times when mobs have been used to intimidate. The Civil Rights era is perhaps the one I am most familiar with, where large ad-hoc groups of sheriff's deputies and "concerned citizens" were used to harrass...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23 2016 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision, as Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel...
  • Action Alert: Arizona GOP State Convention April 30th – Trump Supporters Needed…

    04/23/2016 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 46 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 4/23/16 | sundance
    (ARIZONA Op-Ed) If you are in Arizona, mark April 30th on your calendar and plan to attend because Arizona GOP elite says Trump voters don’t matter. This is why the Arizona Cruz supporters and the GOP establishment elite have entered into an unholy alliance to “stack the deck to steal the national delegates” from Mr. Trump at the Arizona GOP State Convention scheduled for April 30 in Mesa. A delegation of 1,251 state delegates elected from 40 Arizona Legislative and County Caucuses will descend on Mesa on April 30. Unfortunately, many of these state delegates are Cruz supporters led by...
  • Biden vows to 'act' on Iran missile tests - if confirmed

    03/09/2016 5:52:53 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/16
    US Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the United States would take action against Iran - if its long-range ballistic missile tests widely reported in Iranian media were confirmed by the US. "I want to reiterate, as I know people still doubt, if in fact they break the (nuclear) deal, we will act," Biden said during a visit to Israel. "All their conventional activity outside the deal, which is still beyond the deal, we will and are attempting to act wherever we can find it." Iran fired two more long-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday as it continued military...
  • Official: ASU air traffic control students struggling to land jobs amidst shortage

    10/20/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    KTAR ^ | October 20, 2015 | Mike Sackley
    As the nation deals with an air traffic controller shortage, some qualified candidates are not getting hired to fill those positions. Officials said Arizona State University’s air traffic management program has seen its enrollment numbers drop 50 percent. That is due to new hiring procedures put in place last year by the Federal Aviation Administration. Until recently, students who attended an FAA-approved college training initiative program like the one at ASU were shown preference in the controller hiring process. Now, those students are in the same applicant pool as anyone from the general public who applies for a controller job....