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  • Testing Affirmative Action

    05/20/2020 4:50:18 AM PDT · by karpov · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 20, 2020 | Hal R. Arkes and George W. Dent Jr.
    Even though Harvard won the first round in its battle with Students for Fair Admissions, a case challenging the university’s affirmative action policy, the judge did not address the deep and difficult issues that racial preferences involve. For lawyers and judges who will grapple with this issue in the future, we would like to advance some new ideas based on empirical research on the evaluation process. The Supreme Court has said repeatedly that racial discrimination by the government is permissible only to meet a “compelling state interest.” Beginning with the Bakke case in 1978, the Court said that the educational...
  • An Unlikely Alliance of Blacks and Asians

    03/14/2020 1:06:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | March 14, 2020 | Wenyuan Wu
    On March 9, 2020, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee approved House Bill H440, a measure outlawing race-based affirmative action in state agencies, state contracting, and public education. The bill is currently on Idaho’s full senate floor for amendments. Once amended and signed by Governor Brad Little into law, H440 will make the Gem State the ninth to adopt a statewide ban on affirmative action. The other eight states are: California, Washington, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. In most cases, measures to ban racial discrimination and preferential treatment were passed by popular votes on the ballot. At...
  • DOJ Accuses Harvard Of Racism, Files Scathing Brief

    03/02/2020 3:15:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | March 2, 2020 | Marina Medvin
    Harvard, the crème de la crème of Ivy League education, has been proudly engaging in racial discrimination — in 2020.  Harvard has a sordid history of employing and supporting racists and engaging in antisemitic limitations on the admission of Jews. But this article isn't about the past; it is about present-day discrimination of a different group of Harvard-hated students: Asians. Asians have had their share of discrimination in American history, recall the Chinese Exclusion Act and the Japanese internment camps as examples. But the Asian U.S. community has proven themselves to be resilient and forward-looking, and they have effectively jumped over...
  • Justice Department: 45% of Blacks at Harvard Admitted Through Illegal Race Preferences

    02/25/2020 7:02:58 PM PST · by RightGeek · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/25/2020 | J. Christian Adams
    Almost half of all blacks and Hispanics who attend Harvard were admitted because of illegal racial preferences in admissions according to a brief just filed by the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice has filed a brief in a federal lawsuit filed by Students For Fair Admissions that says Harvard's race-based admissions process violates federal law. This filing marks a extreme departure from the Obama Civil Rights Division that spent significant time and resources seeking to expand the use of race in decision making. The brief filed by the Justice Department says Harvard "considers applicants’ race at virtually every...
  • Democrats And Race: Seems Like Old Times

    02/23/2020 3:19:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 23, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    On January 14, 1963, Alabama’s Democratic Governor George Wallace delivered his inaugural address that included the infamous line, “In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” As unimaginable as it seems to us now, that was the Democratic Party’s position just 57 years ago. While modern Democrats denounce the bluntness of Wallace’s speech, the sentiment behind it remains the key to their power. I’m accusing Democrats of being white supremacists,...
  • ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue to Feature 56-Year-Old, Plus Sized, and Bald Finalists

    02/14/2020 6:53:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies ^ | 13 Feb 2020 | Warner Todd Huston
    Sports Illustrated has introduced its next slate of finalist models for its upcoming swimsuit issue, and a plus-sized model, a 56-year-old model, and a bald fitness trainer will be among them. The magazine introduced the six finalists that the magazine touted as its most diverse ever. The finalists were winnowed down from seventeen hopefuls unveiled last October, the Daily Mail reported. Before this year’s winner is announced, the magazine is set to send the finalists to a photo-shoot conducted in the Turks & Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory southeast of the Bahamas. The finalists include Philadelphia native Christie Valdiserri,...
  • Preferences by Any Other Name. Washington State legislators continue to push for race-based quotas despite the voters’ rejection of them.

    02/04/2020 2:06:35 PM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | February 4, 2020 | John S. Rosenberg
    Last November, the voters of Washington State shocked their betters in board rooms, editorial offices, university administrations, and the leadership of both parties by rejecting Referendum 88, an attempt by state Democrats to bring back affirmative action, which had been prohibited in a 1998 referendum. This new, revived affirmative action, they claimed, would not permit quotas or preferential treatment. Referendum 88 disingenuously defined preferential treatment as using race, sex, or ethnicity “as the sole qualifying factor to select a less qualified applicant over a more qualified applicant” in public education, employment, or contracting. This would have offered an open door...
  • Harris County to halt Ship Channel Bridge construction to fix design flaw

    01/22/2020 8:33:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    KPRC Click2Houston ^ | January 7, 2020 | KPRC Click2Houston
    HOUSTON – Following 20 months of construction of the new Ship Channel Bridge along the Beltway 8, the county has issued a pause. Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia said the decision was made following the discovery of a design flaw with part of the bridge. “I want to make sure that we are doing everything on behalf of public safety to ensure that everything is well,” Garcia said. “This was obviously concerning and alarming for me." John Tyler, the deputy director of engineering with the Harris County Toll Road Authority and in charge of the project, said the flaw was...
  • New evidence against Lori Loughlin and husband revealed in government motion

    01/17/2020 11:52:37 AM PST · by libstripper · 59 replies
    CNN, via MSN ^ | Jan.17, 2020 | Sarah Jorgensen, et al
    New details have emerged about the alleged involvement of actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli in the college admissions scandal.
  • Outlaw Universities: Discrimination in Academia

    01/11/2020 7:01:17 PM PST · by karpov · 3 replies
    Fake Nous ^ | January 10, 2020 | Michael Huemer
    Probably everyone in the academy knows that affirmative action is widely practiced: racial minorities (except Asians) and women are commonly given preference in hiring and admission decisions at American universities. I would guess, however, that some academics — and many more non-academics — are unaware that typical university hiring practices are blatantly illegal. So I’m going to talk about that for a while, in case you find that interesting. Job advertisements commonly say things like that the university rejects discrimination, supports equal employment opportunity, and considers all applicants “without regard to” race, sex, religion, etc. What they actually mean by...
  • Teacher tells students to boycott Beacon HS after white girl accused of racism

    12/15/2019 5:08:51 PM PST · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2019 | Susan Edelman
    A black teacher at Manhattan’s Beacon High School told cheering students to boycott the elite campus Monday after an incident involving a white Jewish girl sparked complaints about a racist environment. “What we’re asking of all students: Do not come to school that day to show solidarity for the support of not just students of color but all students at Beacon in providing a safe space,” said a teacher who identified himself as “Mr. Green” at Friday’s boisterous cafeteria gathering, which was videotaped. “Until the demands are met, students are not to return to school,” the teacher exhorted the crowd...
  • UC Davis professor under fire for opposing required ‘diversity statements’

    12/05/2019 11:11:52 AM PST · by tbw2 · 32 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 4, 2019 | Addison Smith
    A mathematics professor at the University of California, Davis, has faced significant pushback for criticizing university-mandated “diversity statements,” testimonies that purportedly help determine the degree to which job applicants will be able to advance and promote diversity on campus.
  • One month to go until recreational weed becomes legal in Illinois. Here’s what you need to know.

    11/30/2019 6:29:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 125 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | November 29, 2019 | Robert McCoppin
    When the most popular medical marijuana dispensary in Chicago begins selling recreational pot on New Year’s Day, it will operate like a busy restaurant. Dispensary 33 plans to take names from those in line and page customers by phone when they can get in. The North Side cannabis shop will take that unusual step due to the huge crowds expected when weed sales become legal under state law at 6 a.m. Jan. 1, 2020. The celebration will be similar to the unofficial pot holiday of April 20, or 4/20, when a Dispensary 33 street fest and special deals this year...
  • Police: Drunken off-duty cop in clown makeup arrested after slapping fellow officer

    11/15/2019 3:24:33 PM PST · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Boston News ^ | 11/7/2019 | Frank O'Laughlin
    A drunken off-duty cop in clown makeup was arrested last week after police say she reportedly slapped a fellow officer as she tried to gain entry into a nightclub. Karina Salgado, 30, was arrested early Friday morning on charges including criminal trespassing, battery, and resisting or obstructing an officer, according to the Chicago Police Department. Officers responding to the 3700 block of North Broadway for a report of a woman who kept trying to enter a bar after repeatedly being turned away found Salgado decked out in Halloween makeup that resembled “Pennywise” the clown, WBBM-TV reported. When officers found...
  • Gossip Girl Reboot Update: Expect 'Non-White Leads,' a 'Lot of Queer Content' (tr)

    11/11/2019 11:09:41 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    TV Line ^ | November 11, 2019 | Michael Ausiello
    HBO Max’s in-the-works Gossip Girl reboot may be set in the same universe as the CW original, but the new series will have a dramatically different (read: more diverse) worldview. In an interview with Vulture, OG Gossip Girl EP Joshua Safran — who will serve as showrunner on the follow-up — acknowledges, “There was not a lot of representation the first time around on the show. I was the only gay writer I think the entire time I was there. Even when I went to private school in New York in the ’90s, the school didn’t necessarily reflect what was...
  • 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...
  • Elections 2019: Washington state voters reject affirmative action

    11/06/2019 12:47:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/06/2019 | By Tim Darnell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Voters in the state of Washington rejected a controversial affirmative action proposal in Tuesday’s elections. According to the latest figures from the Washington secretary of state’s office, Referendum 88, which would have reinstated the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities, was defeated 52% to 48% With 100% of precincts reporting and 983,438 votes counted, 509,144 people voted against the referendum and 474,294 people supported it.Opposition to the measure was led by a group of Chinese immigrants, according to the Seattle Times. Opponents said the referendum would have given the government the...

    10/31/2019 8:23:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle ^ | October 28, 2019 | Charles C. Bonniwell
    Crony Bidding And Gross Incompetence Reign.. At a time when Coloradans are desperately pleading for improved and new roadways the agency in charge of the same, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), is mired in the greatest crisis of its long-storied existence . ... In December 2018, Governor Jared Polis appointed 35-year-old Shoshana Lew as his new Executive Director, a history major .. She replaced Governor Hickenlooper's appointment of 56-year-old Michael Lewis, an engineer with extensive public construction management experience. ... Lew's primary qualification .. was her close relationship to Michelle Obama who called the newly elected governor for a...
  • Mom who lied about son’s ethnicity on college apps gets 3 weeks in jail

    10/22/2019 5:59:57 AM PDT · by karpov · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 17, 2019 | Tamar Lapin
    The college admissions scandal mom who falsely claimed her son was African-American and Hispanic to increase his chances of getting into a top college was sentenced to three weeks in prison on Wednesday. Marjorie Klapper, 51, copped to paying $15,000 to fudge her son’s ACT exam score in May as part of the nationwide scandal. She also agreed to portray him as a racial minority and a first-generation student on his applications — though both she and her husband graduated from college, prosecutors said. Prosecutors had sought four months behind bars and a fine of $20,000 for Klapper, arguing that...
  • Violent crime rates surged across Boulder County over past 5 years [ Colorado ]

    10/21/2019 2:52:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | October 19, 2019 | Kelsey Hammon
    Violent crimes cases across Boulder County surged from 2013 to 2018, a trend that corresponds with a rising number of felony case filing across the state. According to Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty, state felony case filings spiked nearly 45% in five years. In Boulder County, the majority of new felony case filings were for violent crimes, which saw a 32% increase from 2013 to 2018. ... Violent crimes include cases that involve assault, robbery, vehicular homicide, crimes against at-risk individuals, bias-motivated crimes, murder, attempted murder and stalking. In Boulder County, Dougherty said domestic violence is the county’s most...