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  • Blacks don't need a 57-point plan to succeed

    07/10/2018 11:11:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 7/10/2018 | Mychal Massie
    I recently received a press release from a group proposing a “57-point plan for removing barriers that block blacks from empowerment and for ensuring they have their chance of attaining the American dream.” Listen to me. Blacks do not need a 57-point plan to attain the American dream. They need to start behaving responsibly. They need to get an education. They need to stop having babies before they can afford a pizza. They need to understand that using skin-color affirmative action programs to get into a college/university they are not academically qualified to attend is a formula for failure. Statistics...
  • Live By the Sword, Die By the Sword

    07/10/2018 4:26:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-10-18 | MOTUS
    Glenn Reynolds has an ongoing gag line: “The left is really going to hate living under the new rules they’ve created.”In this case it’s their in-kind special interest group replacement policy: a woman is to be replace with a woman, a black man with another black man, etc.. Otherwise you’re losing the increasingly tortuous game of affirmative action. So if you don’t like the newly named Supreme Court nominee – and I note that loud portions of the Left have already assembled with their unhinged flock to scream at the waning moon with pre-printed signs opposing Justice Kavanaugh’s appointment -don’t...
  • Medical Schools Rip Trump Move Against Race Consideration At Universities

    07/06/2018 4:41:26 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 84 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 4, 2018 | Bruce Japsen
    The lobby for hundreds of medical schools and teaching hospitals Wednesday said it was “deeply concerned” that the Trump administration was rescinding guidance on consideration of race in university admissions. The 4th of July announcement by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) comes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded 24 Obama-era guidance documents on affirmative action the Trump justice department said were “unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law or otherwise improper.” A joint letter from the Justice Department and the Department of Education said the Obama administration advocated policy and "positions beyond the requirements of the Constitution,” the...
  • Prof claims Hispanic students perpetuate 'colorblind racism'

    07/06/2018 3:19:03 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 40 replies
    Toni_Airaksinen on Jul 03, 2018 at 1:23 PM EDT
    A Michigan State University sociology professor claims that the "abstract liberalism" of many Latino and Latina college students serves to reinforce "colorblind racism." Maria Isabel Ayala interviewed 50 Latino(a) students at Midwestern University, and was "dismayed" to find that they attribute their success to hard work and self-reliance while shunning affirmative action. A professor at Michigan State University is alleging that Latino students perpetuate “colorblind racism” due to their commitment to meritocracy and free market values. Sociology professor Maria Isabel Ayala made the argument in a recent study published by the Journal of Latinos and Education, having received $25,000 from...
  • The Coming Implosion After Diversity’s Victory

    07/04/2018 9:31:17 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | 2 July 2018 | Mark Bäuerlein
    something: the ideological contests are fading. What Irving Kristol famously said in his 2001 Bradley Lecture, “We in America fought a culture war, and we [conservatives] lost,” applies well to higher education. Conservatives fought wars over multiculturalism, Western Civilization, affirmative action, the Academic Bill of Rights, and political bias in hiring, and we lost every time. The educators have no reason to debate ideas, much less ideology. None of those old issues are up for discussion. (It should be said that Kristol noted that conservatives still had some influence in one theater of American life, religion, but that exemption is...
  • College Destruction of Black Students

    07/04/2018 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | July 4, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Amy Wax, a University of Pennsylvania law professor, has come under attack and scathing criticism because she dared criticize the school's racial preferences program. In an interview with Brown University economist Glenn Loury, discussing affirmative action, Wax mentioned how racial preferences hinder the ability of blacks to succeed academically by admitting them into schools at which they are in over their heads academically. At UPenn's seventh-ranked law school, Wax said, she doesn't think that she has ever seen a black law student graduate in the top quarter of his class, and "rarely" is a black student in the top half....
  • Trump Administration Reverses Obama on Affirmative Action

    07/03/2018 8:48:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2018 | Erica L. Green, Matt Apuzzo and Katie Benner
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will encourage the nation’s school superintendents and college presidents to adopt race-blind admissions standards, abandoning an Obama administration policy that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, Trump administration officials said. The reversal would restore the policy set during President George W. Bush’s administration, when officials told schools that it “strongly encourages the use of race-neutral methods” for admitting students to college or assigning them to elementary and secondary schools. Last November, Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked the Justice Department to re-evaluate past policies that he believed pushed the...
  • Trump to rescind race guidelines in college admissions, WSJ reports

    07/03/2018 7:24:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 147 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 Jul 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to revoke guidelines that encourage considering race in the college admissions process as a way of promoting diversity, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The guidelines, put in place in the Obama administration in 2011 and 2016, put forth legal recommendations that Trump officials contend “mislead schools to believe that legal forms of affirmative action are simpler to achieve than the law allows,” the Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the plans. Trump administration officials plan to argue the guidelines go beyond what the Supreme Court has decided on the issue....
  • The Latest Affirmative Action Suit May Succeed Where Others Failed

    06/29/2018 5:50:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 29, 2018 | Terry Eastland
    Last year, the University of Texas won the case over its use of racial preferences (Fisher v. Texas), but the Supreme Court did not rule that all racial preference plans were legal. A new suit against Harvard may prove to be successful. Here’s the background. In its affirmative action cases, starting with the Bakke case in 1978, the Supreme Court has justified race-conscious admissions while also emphasizing that they should be “temporary.” Indeed, writing for the Court in the Grutter case in 2003, which upheld race-based admissions to the Michigan Law School, Justice O’Connor described as a “requirement” that “all...
  • Asian Americans need to wise up and end our blind loyalty to the Democratic Party

    06/24/2018 6:58:40 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 47 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/24/18 | John Yoo
    For all their smarts, Asian Americans can be pretty dumb. They support Democrats in droves, and Democrats support race-based affirmative action. Last week, a lawsuit revealed just how discriminatory that kind of decision-making can be. At Harvard, racial balancing — in the guise of a personality score for applicants — appears to be systematically reducing the admission of Asian American students to the university.
  • Pentagon Covering Up Fact Female Navy Officers Nearly Sank Ship

    06/24/2018 4:42:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 61 replies
    anonymous email came in over the transom this morning: Hi, Stacy. During the early weeks after the USS Fitzgerald was speared by a lumbering Philippine container ship, it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publically named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person in charge of the combat information center, the Tactical Action Officer. That individual is supposed to be monitoring the combat radar, which can detect a swimmer at a distance of two...
  • Scoring 30% on a test is enough to graduate high school in NYC

    06/23/2018 6:14:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/22/2018 | Selim Algar
    The bar keeps dropping on state math exams — and critics are saying it’s because officials are desperate for high graduation rates. Kids only need to score a measly 30 percent on this month’s Algebra 1 Regents test to pass, according to new state guidelines. Students who manage just 26 out of 86 total points will get a heavily weighted score of 65 — the minimum required for passage. That’s the lowest standard since the state introduced the test four years ago.
  • 'Dancing Doctor' says Videos of Herself Performing over Anesthetized Patients were [Trunc]

    06/22/2018 11:53:15 AM PDT · by Cecily · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | June 22, 2018 | Hannah Parry
    The 'dancing doctor' has defended videos of herself dancing over anesthetized patients during plastic surgeries, insisting she had the patients' consent and was 'safe' at all times. Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, whose medical license was suspended after the videos came to light, appeared on Good Morning America on Friday. She is hoping that an Atlanta judge will overturn Georgia's Composite Medical Board's decision earlier this month. The doctor, who is being sued on the behalf of several patients who allege they had botched surgeries including a woman left permanently brain damaged by an operation, claims that the videos never put her...
  • Penn's Amy Wax on Being Ousted Over Views on Race, Academics, Bourgeois Values; Illiberalism (AUDIO)

    06/20/2018 5:59:31 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 17 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 6/20/2018 | Ben Weingarten
    Penn Law Professor Amy Wax has become a controversial figure because of her politically incorrect comments advocating in favor of bourgeois values and the WASP culture from which they stem, and in her claims that black students had generally performed at lower levels than other students in her classes in context of a conversation about the downsides of affirmative action -- comments that got her ousted from teaching the first year civil procedure class for which she had previously won an award for "teaching excellence." Professor Wax and I touched on her beliefs regarding bourgeois values, the comments on race...
  • How Harvard discriminates against Asians

    06/16/2018 5:29:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    I always knew that my alma mater, Harvard University, discriminates against Asians.  But I was surprised to learn how the university does it.  A lawsuit filed has shed some light on the matter. (By the way, although I am not a racist, I despise the word "Asians" – it can mean anything from Chinese to Pakistanis.  Although I will play along and continue to use the word "Asians," we are mostly talking about Chinese heritage here, with a smattering of Korean heritage, Japanese heritage, Filipino heritage, and a few other groups of applicants.) Harvard is being sued by a group claiming that Asians were...
  • Movie Critics Are Mostly White Men, Study Shows

    06/12/2018 6:45:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Variety ^ | June 10, 2018 | Brent Lang
    Movie criticism is a field dominated by white men, according to a new study by researchers at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. White critics wrote 82% of the reviews of the top 100-grossing films of last year, while critics from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds penned a mere 18% of the reviews of those movies. The study notes that doesn’t reflect the representation of these ethnic and racial groups in society — U.S. census data finds that individuals from these groups comprise nearly 39% of the population. The situation wasn’t much better when it came to the gender...
  • Shame on Trump for continuing Obama’s insane policy of hiring air-traffic controllers...

    06/06/2018 12:04:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 6, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Shame on Trump for continuing Obama’s insane policy of hiring air-traffic controllers based on race instead of merit! When Obama was president, he abandoned the old system of hiring qualified air-traffic controllers who had a college degree in air-traffic control and/or were military veterans with aviation experience, because too many of these people were white males. Obama then replaced the old system with a new system that tried to achieve racial diversity by asking applicants how many different sports they had played when they were in high school. I explain this below in detail.But first, I want to post this new...
  • Real world evidence proves that affirmative action hurts black people

    06/05/2018 4:01:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 5, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Real world evidence proves that affirmative action hurts black people This article is from the Atlantic – not exactly a bastion of the political right.It says that although the supporters of affirmative action have good intentions, the actual results are that the policy hurts black students. It hurts them by putting them into schools that are above their ability, so they either end up dropping out, or, they abandon the STEM major that they had wanted in exchange for an easier major.It also talks about how blacks are more likely to have white friends at the school if the school does...
  • Obama makes changes to FAA because too many white males were passing their classes [flashback]

    06/01/2018 9:02:34 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 5, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama administration makes changes to Federal Aviation Administration because too many white males were passing their air traffic controller classes The Obama administration has abandoned the old system for getting qualified air-traffic controller applicants because too many of them were white males, and replaced it with a new system that asks applicants how many different sports they played when they were in high school.The Federal Aviation Administration has stopped giving preferential treatment to air-traffic controller applicants who had passed classes from the 36 FAA-approved college aviation programs across the U.S., because too many of the people who passed these classes were...
  • To Promote Diversity, FAA Favors Air Traffic Control Applicants Bad at Science and Unemployed

    06/01/2018 6:50:56 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As a small-plane pilot, I keep up on aviation news, subscribing to multiple magazines, websites and podcasts devoted to flying. So it is a measure of just how hard the Obama admin worked to hide this outrageous story from the public that I had never heard about it until Tucker Carlson brought it to light this evening. Turns out, diversity activists during the Obama era decided that there wasn’t enough diversity among air traffic controllers. So, without a vote, the Obama FAA scrapped its merit-based rules and replaced them with a system contrived to benefit “diverse” applicants. As Tucker explained...