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  • Affirmative Action: A Weapon of Class Warfare

    10/14/2017 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 14, 2017 | Milton Ezrati
    Whatever the original, presumably high-minded intent of affirmative action (AA), the program has long since morphed into a weapon of class warfare. It neither benefits the underprivileged, as it claims, nor does it address the legacy of historical inequality for which it was ostensibly invented. Nor does it reduce the unfair advantages of the nation’s social and economic elite, as it promised. On the contrary, it protects elites at the expense of everyone else, including some of society’s most vulnerable. And while failing to do what its promoters said it would do, it poisons civil society by fostering a battle...
  • Apple VP Of Diversity Apologizes For Suggesting Diversity Of Thought Is Important

    10/14/2017 1:47:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/17 | Derek Hunter
    Apple’s Denise Young Smith, the newly minted Vice President of Diversity at the tech giant, has caused outrage in the industry over comments she made in defense of diversity of thought. Silicon Valley has been in an all-out push to bring in more women and minorities, so when Smith said, “I focus on everyone. Diversity is the human experience,” without focusing specifically on race or gender, liberal publications criticized her.Smith ultimately apologized for the sentiment.Smith, an African-American woman, continued, I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color or the...
  • Are We All Unconscious Racists?

    10/12/2017 8:19:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 44 replies
    City Journal ^ | August 2017 | Heather Mac Donald
    Few academic ideas have been as eagerly absorbed into public discourse in recent years as “implicit bias.” Embraced by a president, a would-be president, and the nation’s top law-enforcement official, the implicit-bias conceit has launched a movement to remove the concept of individual agency from the law and spawned a multimillion-dollar consulting industry. The statistical basis on which it rests is now crumbling, but don’t expect its influence to wane anytime soon. Implicit bias purports to answer the question: Why do racial disparities persist in household income, job status, and incarceration rates, when explicit racism has, by all measures, greatly...
  • Peitition at Whitehouse to End Affirmative Action

    Sign petition at the Whitehouse Website to end Affirmative Action for Race and Gender based set asides in education and employment
  • ‘Affirmative Action Bake Sale’ charges University of New Mexico students based on race

    09/24/2017 6:49:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 23, 2017
    A school bake sale organized by an on-campus activist group charged students based on their ethnicity, sparking critique and backlash at the University of New Mexico. Turning Point USA — which is not yet recognized as an official student organization — on Thursday doled out desserts in what they called “An Affirmative Action Bake Sale,” with prices for products varying based on the customer’s race.
  • Leftists Decry Straight Black Men as 'The White People of Black People'

    09/21/2017 9:16:05 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 47 replies
    The Declaration ^ | September 21, 2017 | By Pardes Seleh
    Left-wing writers are taking the victim narrative to a new level this week, decrying “straight black men” as the “white people of black people.” In a column for The Root's “Very Smart Brothas,” writer Damon Young accused straight black men of having the “type of privilege created for and protected by whiteness.” Black men, while victims of the white man's oppressiveness, are the oppressors of the nonheterosexual/male black person.
  • U-Md. Latino students described as ‘mediocre’ and ‘pretty bad’ in mass email

    09/06/2017 9:01:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2017 | Ellie Silverman
    Latino students were described as “mediocre” and “pretty bad” in an email that was accidentally sent by a professor to students registering for a mock trial class at the University of Maryland. Mark Graber sent the missive Thursday to students in the class, inadvertently including remarks from Abigail Graber, identified by the Diamondback student newspaper as his daughter and a lawyer who volunteered as an assistant coach for the team. The university then asked the two to resign, which they did, according to an email sent to students. When asked to comment Friday evening, Mark Graber wrote in an email...
  • Why Does Rex Tillerson Want Affirmative Action for Ambassadors?

    09/05/2017 6:30:01 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/5/2017 | Terry Eastland
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was so disturbed by the clash of protesters in Charlottesville that he made a policy decision he may have to reverse: In a speech at the State Department on August 19, he repudiated hatred and racism before addressing what he called “a great diversity gap” in employment and ambassadorships. He meant that there are too few employees and ambassadors who are “diverse” on account of their race, or ethnicity, or sex, or sexual orientation. He did not say how many of this or that diversity group the department needed among its employees or ambassadors to...
  • Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish

    09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2017 | Howard Blume
    About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years. ... it’s hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of “credit recovery”...
  • Time to Drop Colleges' Racial Quotas and Preferences

    09/01/2017 4:30:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Septemeber 1, 2017 | Michael Barone
    When a policy has been vigorously followed by venerable institutions for more than a generation without getting any closer to producing the desired results, perhaps there is some problem with the goal. That thought was prompted by a New York Times story headlined "Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago." It presented enrollment data from 100 selective colleges and universities -- the eight Ivy League schools, nine University of California campuses, 20 "top" liberal arts colleges, 14 "other top universities" and 50 "flagship" state universities. (They total 100 because UC...
  • Racial Lies and Racism: The real beneficiaries of ending affirmative action practices

    08/29/2017 7:30:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 08/29/2017 | Prof. Walter Williams
    Earlier this month, The New York Times ran an article titled "U.S. Rights Unit Shifts to Study Antiwhite Bias" on its front page. The article says that President Donald Trump's Justice Department's civil rights division is going to investigate and sue universities whose affirmative action admissions policies discriminate against white applicants. This is an out-and-out lie. The truth is that the U.S. departments of Justice and Education plan to investigate racial bias in admissions at Harvard and other elite institutions where Asian-Americans are held to far higher standards than other applicants. This type of practice was used during the first...
  • Allergic Reaction Sends Rochester's (NY) Mayor Warren to Hospital

    08/28/2017 2:00:50 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 9 replies
    AP/ Tri-Cityherald.com ^ | August 23, 2017
    August 23, 2017 10:19 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Officials in Rochester say Mayor Lovely Warren has been hospitalized after suffering an allergic reaction. City Communications Director James Smith says Wednesday that the 40-year-old Democrat was admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital on Tuesday "due to a significant allergic reaction." Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/business/health-care/article168876397.html#storylink=cpy
  • Affirmative Action Has Failed. It Never Had a Chance to Succeed

    08/25/2017 9:48:33 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 72 replies
    National Review online ^ | 8-24-17 | David French
    This morning the New York Times published an extraordinary, data-rich article examining the outcome of diversity efforts at colleges from coast to coast. The results, quite frankly, are sobering. After decades of affirmative action, billions of dollars invested in finding, mentoring, and recruiting minority students, and extraordinary levels of effort and experimentation, black and Hispanic students are “more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago”. White and Asian students, on the other hand, remain overrepresented as a percentage of the population, with Asian students most overrepresented of all. (Skip) No one should argue...
  • A Fox News Host Attacks Trump, and Some Viewers Bristle

    08/17/2017 10:42:58 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 43 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 8/16/2017 | Michael Grynbaum
    Fox News, television’s equivalent of a presidential safe space, kept up its steadfast defense of President Trump even as he faced an uproar this week over his response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia last Saturday. Anchors like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson praised the president and lauded his bare-knuckle criticism of the news media. But notably, some pundits broke ranks. Eboni K. Williams, a host of the 5 p.m. show “The Specialists,” derided Mr. Trump in exceptionally blunt terms, calling his initial remarks about the rally “cowardly and dangerous” and accusing the president of minimizing...
  • IRS Rehires 213 Employees Ousted for Falsifying Documents, Avoiding Taxes, Other Offenses

    08/15/2017 5:08:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal. ^ | August 14, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    The Internal Revenue Service rehired 213 employees who ducked taxes, falsified documents, were convicted of theft, or made unauthorized use of taxpayer data, an inspector general’s report says. The Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which also first discovered the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups in 2013, examined the agency’s hiring from January 2015 through March 2016. For these 15 months, the IRS official in charge was Commissioner John Koskinen, an appointee of resident Barack Obama. House Republicans for months sought to impeach Koskinen for obstructing a congressional probe into the agency’s targeting of the applications for tax-exempt...
  • Getting Clear About Diversity and Affirmative Action

    08/09/2017 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Star Parker
    Affirmative action is once again in the news. This time because of a leaked Justice Department memo indicating possible action regarding complaints from Asian-American groups that Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-Americans in its admissions policies. As this story was breaking, Harvard released news that, for the first time in history, the majority of its incoming freshman class will not be white. Per the story, 50.8 percent of Harvard's class of 2021 will not be white. Here's Harvard's spokesperson: "To become leaders in our diverse society, students must have the ability to work with people from different backgrounds, life experiences,...
  • Why Men Are the New College Minority

    08/09/2017 8:10:41 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 9, 2017 | Jon Marcus
    Jessica Smith raised an arm and pointed across the lobby of the university student center like an ornithologist who had just spied a rare breed in the underbrush. “There’s one,” she said. It was, in fact, an unusual bird that Smith had spotted, especially on this campus: masculum collegium discipulus. A male college student.
  • Affirmative Action: Now More Than Ever (A dispatch from bizzaro world)

    08/08/2017 2:46:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 4, 2017 | Michael S. Roth, Contributor, President, Wesleyan University
    Education provides people concrete opportunities to overcome real circumstances of poverty or oppression. Even after weeks of macho vulgarity, preening and unruly incompetence, this week the Trump administration still managed to send shock waves through the higher education and civil rights communities. The New York Times reported that the White House wants the U.S. Department of Justice to “redirect resources” of its civil rights division “toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants.” Subsequently, the DOJ announced that it was really just seeking “volunteers” interested in a lawsuit alleging discrimination against Asian-Americans....
  • AAUP Dislikes Investigation of Academic Discrimination

    08/08/2017 10:59:41 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 8, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Guess who doesn't like the Trump Administration's attempt to investigate whether colleges and universities practice racial discrimination in their affirmative action programs? “The Department of Justice has as yet declined to provide details about the new effort,” Hank Reichman of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) averred. "While we hope that any prosecutions will be consistent with current Supreme Court precedents upholding the constitutionality of race-conscious admissions programs, the AAUP will join with other organizations and individuals in higher education to vigorously defend the value of diversity and the rights of faculty and institutions to determine for themselves appropriate...
  • Liberals can't handle the Asian factor in affirmative action

    08/03/2017 9:02:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | August 3, 2017 | Mark Bauerlein
    Liberals can't handle the Asian factor in affirmative action By Mark Bauerlein Updated 1807 GMT (0207 HKT) August 3, 2017 The big surprise in the study was that Asians had to score significantly higher than whites, as well as blacks and Hispanics. Despite having a higher average SAT score, Asians have lower odds of admission than do "comparable whites." Take away those inequities and Asian enrollment would do what it did at Caltech in California, where racial preferences are outlawed. In 1992, Asian enrollment was 25%. In 2013, it was 43%. According to Students for Fair Admission, an anti-affirmative action...