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  • How Privileged Are You? (checklist)

    04/12/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 10, 2014 | Rega Jha and Tommy Wesely
    Check(list) your privilege.
  • Feds sue Long Island Town of Oyster Bay, allege housing discrimination against blacks

    04/11/2014 6:32:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Newsday ^ | 04/11/2014 | ROBERT E. KESSLER. AND TED PHILLIPS
    The U.S. Department of Justice sued the Town of Oyster Bay and Town Supervisor John Venditto Thursday for allegedly discriminating against black people in two affordable housing programs -- one aimed at first-time buyers, the other at senior citizens. In a complaint filed in federal court in Central Islip, prosecutors said both programs violated the federal Fair Housing Act because preferences were given to residents, or their children, living in the town, which has few black residents. To ensure that black people were not discriminated against in the selection process, the town should have given equal treatment to prospective occupants...
  • Google: Girls worth $2500. Boys worth $0

    04/10/2014 8:54:00 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 24 replies
    Khan Academy ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Google wants public high school students, especially girls, to discover the magic of coding. Each eligible female student who completes our computer programming lesson will earn DonorsChoose.org credits for your classroom. [ ... ] You’ll receive a $100 DonorsChoose.org gift code for every female student who completes the course. When 4 or more female students complete it, we’ll email you an additional $500 gift code
  • Reality Wages War on Womyn’s Wages–Republicans Don’t

    04/10/2014 11:03:28 AM PDT · by IChing · 9 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/9/14 | Donald Joy
    “When women gained their equality, they lost their superiority.” ~ Unknown It’s nobody else’s danged business what an employer pays any employee, provided both parties have freely entered into the arrangement without force or fraud. Despite the unfortunately already existing abundance of passed legislation in this area, and especially despite much more actual and urgent problems facing our country, it’s really none of the government’s damned business at all–but of course the cultural Marxists in the Obama administration and the Democrat party are at it, full-force, again. Out comes the stale, overused Democrat media script bemoaning Republicans’ broad (pun intended)...
  • Mozilla speaks, sort of

    04/04/2014 6:26:53 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 72 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 4, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Under the heading “Brendan Eich steps down as CEO,” Mozilla has posted the following statement in the name of executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker. Eich has “stepped down” from his position at Mozilla days after his appointment, following the revelation that he contributed $1,000 to the campaign supporting the passage of Prop 8 in California six years ago. The Wall Street Journal covers the story here. Baker’s statement is must reading, though it requires some translation. It is not exactly straightforward. Using the mandatory shibboleths, the statement refers to a corporate culture of “diversity and inclusiveness.” If you’ve read 1984, you...
  • Guilty verdict withheld in Miami Heat dancer death trial [Because the killer is homosexual]

    03/27/2014 4:28:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/26/14 | Peter Burke
    A man accused of causing a crash that killed a 22-year-old Miami Heat dancer in 2010 has been found guilty, but the verdict is being withheld while the court investigates allegations of juror misconduct.... At issue is whether the jury of six men made remarks about Careaga's gay lifestyle that could have influenced their decision...
  • Ageism In Silicon Valley Is So Bad People In Their 20s Are Getting Cosmetic Surgery

    03/24/2014 7:24:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/24/2014 | LISA EADICICCO
    It's a common for people in the acting, modeling and music industries to feel pressure to maintain a young appearance. Actors and actresses over 30 and 40 complain they cannot get roles. Now, all that anxiety is coming to Silicon Valley. In The New Republic, Noam Scheiber illustrates just how severely ageism plagues parts of the tech business in California. "Silicon Valley has become one of the most ageist places in America," Scheiber writes. Dr. Seth Matarasso, a plastic surgeon that administers Botox treatments in the Bay Area, told Scheiber that he frequently treats middle-aged Silicon Valley workers, saying the...
  • Conservative prof who was denied promotion wins First Amendment lawsuit (Mike Adams wins!)

    03/20/2014 7:44:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-20-2014 | Robby Soave
    First Amendment enthusiasts are thrilled that Mike Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, won his lawsuit against administrators who denied him a promotion because of his conservative, Christian views. Adams joined the university in 1993. He was an atheist at the time. By the year 2000, he had converted to Christianity and become an outspoken political conservative. He eventually wrote columns for Townhall.com. In 2006, he was denied a promotion. Administrators were retaliating against him for his conservative views, he claimed. The jury agreed. Adams’s lawyers said the victory is an important one for free speech...
  • NYC to pay $98 million to settle case alleging FDNY discriminated against minority applicants

    03/18/2014 4:18:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 18, 2014
    New York City reached an historic settlement with the Vulcan Society of black firefighters, agreeing to pay $98 million in back pay and benefits to minority FDNY applicants without acknowledging intentional discrimination at the fire department.
  • Win Lose or Draw

    03/17/2014 5:03:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Today, as most of you sit in your offices pretending to work while reading my column (thanks, by the way) I'll be taking the stand in federal court in a First Amendment lawsuit against my employer, UNC-Wilmington. The trial will be over in three days, thus ending a seven-year legal battle with important implications for academic freedom. Some have asked how the outcome of the trial will affect my work in the campus free speech movement. I'm writing this column in response to those inquiries. There are three possible outcomes to the trial this week in Greenville, NC. We could...
  • Europe says US-made cheeses can't use Old World names

    03/12/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03-12-2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Errico Auricchio produced cheese with his family in Italy until he brought his trade to the United States more than 30 years ago. Now, the European Union is saying his cheese isn't authentic enough to carry a European name. As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales and identity of the European cheeses. Auricchio, president of Wisconsin-based BelGioioso Cheese Inc., says he...
  • College group cancels diversity 'happy hour' after excluding white staffers

    03/12/2014 8:53:09 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 68 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | March 11, 2014 | DREW MIKKELSEN
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- An attempt to fight racism at a community college may have backfired. A group of employees at South Puget Sound Community College sent out an invitation to all 300 staffers. The "Staff, Faculty and Administrators of Color" encouraged employees to reply to the invitation to find out the confidential date and time of what was being called a "happy hour" to "build support and community" for people of color. The invite made it clear white people were not invited. The email read: "If you want to create space for white folks to meet and work on racism,...
  • Liberals and the “Discrimination” Ruse

    03/11/2014 10:45:12 AM PDT · by enn247 · 2 replies
    ENN ^ | March 11, 2014 | Walter Myers III
    This weekend I was listening to a talk radio show discussing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where the subject of “women’s rights” came up. Sirius XM radio host David Webb had a liberal and a conservative guest providing opposing perspectives on the purported pay disparity between men and women. While it has been conclusively discredited that, as of current, women are being paid less than men as a matter of systematic discrimination, what never ceases to amaze is how liberals continue to parrot the charge that this is indeed the case. It appears that no matter what evidence is...
  • Why Bakers Should Be Free to Discriminate

    03/11/2014 10:01:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2014 | Alec Torres
    As innocuous as they might seem, bakeries have been the center of controversy in America for some time. Oregon and Colorado bakers have been told recently that refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding is tantamount to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and therefore punishable by fines or other sanctions. These kinds of cases were the cause of the controversial changes to the Arizona Religious Freedom Restoration Act that Governor Jan Brewer vetoed in February. But there are some services a bakery is still free to deny, and no sane person would deny them the right...
  • Israelis Detained on Board Norwegian Jade as Cruise Ship Docked in Port of Tunis

    03/10/2014 7:30:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | March 9, 2014 | Shiryn Ghermezian
    Israelis Detained on Board Norwegian Jade as Cruise Ship Docked in Port of Tunis Israeli tourists were denied the right to disembark from the Norwegian Jade, a vessel operated by the Norwegian Cruise Line, when it stopped in the Port of Tunis, Tunisia recently, Jewish human rights organization B’nai Brith Canada said on Sunday. As passengers prepared to get off the ship to visit the North African republic, the Israelis were quietly told that they were not welcomed by the Tunisian Government, the group said in a statement. The cruise line did not advise the passengers in advance that Israeli...
  • Cross Purposes: Should Anti-Discrimination Laws Trump Religious Freedom?

    03/10/2014 7:14:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/09/2014 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    The good news coming out of the just-concluded legislative battle in Arizona is that religious freedom remains what it has been there, undiminished by Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill meant to protect it. The bad news is that the debate over religious freedom has taken an ominous turn. Here are six takeaways from the controversy. The media cannot be trusted to report accurately on social issues. I mention this first not because it is the most important part of the Arizona story — though it is very important — but because it has made understanding that story...
  • Juan Williams: Treatment of Condi Rice by Rutgers a hateful liberal double standard...

    03/08/2014 8:13:07 AM PST · by Bratch · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 7, 2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    The rejection of Condoleezza Rice as a commencement speaker at Rutgers by its faculty council won’t surprise many Hot Air readers. It doesn’t surprise Fox News commentator and generally liberal Juan Williams, but he’s not shrugging it off, either. Williams, who has written about the shocking treatment of black conservatives by his supposedly enlightened liberal brethren, makes sure to note this episode as yet another marker in a long arc of hatred and bigotry against African-Americans who dare to challenge liberal orthodoxy — even Juan Williams himself: There is a disgraceful double standard amongst liberals, particularly those in academia, in the...
  • Gay Hairdresser Refuses Service To Republican Governor, Liberals Silent

    03/06/2014 2:07:00 PM PST · by unlearner · 36 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | Frank Camp
    Oh, what a joy it is when a bad person makes a mistake that makes them into a hypocrite. Even better, it’s profoundly rewarding to see hypocrisy displayed on a national scale. And what’s even better that that? When it happens immediately following a triumph. The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and nothing is bigger at this moment than the liberal hatred of Arizona for what many liberals labeled the “anti-gay” law. While I agree that the Arizona bill could have been written more precisely, and with a more adept legislative hand, the bill was clearly intended to...
  • Discrimination and My Brother’s Keeper: In some cases, race does — and should — matter.

    03/05/2014 5:43:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    President Obama announced last week a new race-based initiative, My Brother’s Keeper. According to the White House, the program will coordinate government agencies and private foundations to help young men and boys of color. “Of color” basically means blacks and Latinos. In fact, it’s pretty obvious the program is aimed at young black men. This fact has invited some conservative criticism. The Weekly Standard’s Terry Eastland notes that the program is likely unconstitutional. Doling out benefits explicitly based on race is generally a no-no, according to the Supreme Court. Even more frowned on: discrimination against women. The program will categorically...
  • Mormon Church’s human rights complaint rejected by European judges

    03/04/2014 10:46:18 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 628 replies
    Telegraph ^ | March 4, 2014 | Hayley Dixon
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a religious organisation registered as a private unlimited company in the UK, was told in 2005 that it was not exempt from paying business tax on its temple in Preston, Lancashire. Because the public were not allowed access to the temple, which was reserved for the most devout Mormons, the High Court dismissed their appeal in July 2008. However, the church refused to accept the decision, claiming that it amounted to discrimination on religious grounds and taking their battle all the way to Strasbourg. Now the European Court of Human Rights has...
  • Why ‘religious freedom’ laws are doomed

    02/28/2014 11:20:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 28,2014 | Adam Serwer
    By the time Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer announced that she was vetoing SB 1062, a bill that would have made it easier for business owners to turn away gay and lesbian customers, the religious right had already lost. ...................................................... There’s no chance that LGBT rights activists will give up that fight. While religious conservatives see the issue of allowing people to act according to their conscience, gay rights supporters see them as essentially demanding state sanction of gays and lesbians as a semi-pariah class against whom discrimination is less objectionable than it is against people on the basis of...
  • Religious Liberty Is a Just Cause—Except When It's Used to Justify Intolerance

    02/27/2014 11:19:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 27, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    A quarter-century ago, I was a legislative reporter in Arkansas assigned to a ceremony honoring Daisy Bates, the civil rights giant who led the Little Rock school integration effort in 1957. As Gov. Bill Clinton spoke and Bates beamed, a hunched old man limped into the room and leaned against a back wall. "Gov. Faubus?" I asked. ....................................................... Safety was his straw man. Religious liberty, like public safety, is a just cause, except when it's used to justify intolerance.
  • About your "right" to my service...

    02/26/2014 7:22:13 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 64 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-26-14 | Dan Popp
    Today the conservative talkers are jawing about the supposed "balance" between a person's right not to be discriminated against, and a business owner's rights of conscience. But the problem, you see, is that the first thing is not a right. I don't have a right to force people to like me. Or to hire me. Or to sell something to me. Someone will say that I do indeed have those rights, as created by the Courts or the Congress or Eric Holder (Fleas Be Upon Him). But the government cannot create rights. Only God can grant rights. And a government...
  • Ariz. Bill Decried As License to Discriminate

    02/20/2014 9:16:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 20, 2014 | MSN
    PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and others, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.
  • Arizona Bill Targets Discrimination Against Religion

    02/20/2014 4:49:40 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 6 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/20/14 | LD Jackson
    Arizona has passed a bill that is aimed at expanding the rights of businesses to refuse service to homosexuals and others. The usual rhetoric applies. The liberals declare it will open the door to discrimination and the state's economy will be damaged. They have even went so far as to say it will allow people to get away with criminal activity by declaring it as an expression of faith. Like I said, the usual rhetoric applies. What can not be argued against is this. Homosexuals have declared a war on businesses that refuse them service. I'm not talking about refusing...
  • Totalitarians and TEKEs

    02/11/2014 7:33:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author's note: This is a continuation of my previous column. The university responded three days after my call for an investigation into viewpoint discrimination in the student group recognition process at UNC-Wilmington. This is my first response to that investigation. What was intended to be a two-part series will now stretch into three parts. Enjoy part two below.Dear Chancellor Miller (chancellor@uncw.edu): I am in receipt of the results of your three day investigation into allegations of viewpoint discrimination by the student affairs division of the administration at UNC-Wilmington. The results of the investigation are unsatisfactory and now compel me to...
  • The Failure Of The Civil Rights Movement In Two Pictures

    02/06/2014 7:56:18 AM PST · by joeclarke · 23 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/06/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
  • White House Denies Gender Hypocrisy

    02/01/2014 12:05:34 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    In his State-of-the-Union speech, President Obama denounced pay inequities between men and women. Critics expressing doubts about his sincerity cited the fact that on the President's own staff men are paid more than women. Among White House employees the 228 women pull down a median annual salary of $65,000 while 231 male staffers receive nearly $75,000. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough denied any hypocrisy on the part of the President. “Salaries at the White House are based on factors that consider skills, experience, level of education, and performance on the job,” McDonough said. “To use the raw data...
  • Former Canadian Minister 'Shocked' by Visit to Temple Mount

    01/20/2014 10:13:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Elad Benari
    A former Canadian minister who visited the Temple Mount on Sunday was shocked to learn of the discrimination shown by Israeli police officers towards Jews. Stockwell Day, who served as Canada’s Minister of Public Safety between 2006 and 2008, visited the Temple Mount following a coincidental meeting with a resident of Jerusalem, Yosef Rabin, who regularly visits the Temple Mount compound. Rabin, who spoke to Arutz Sheva on Monday, said that his meeting with Day took place over Shabbat, when he visited friends for a Shabbat meal also attended by Day. During the meal, Rabin said, he told the former...
  • Former Canadian Minister 'Shocked' by Visit to Temple Mount

    01/20/2014 10:13:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Elad Benari
    A former Canadian minister who visited the Temple Mount on Sunday was shocked to learn of the discrimination shown by Israeli police officers towards Jews. Stockwell Day, who served as Canada’s Minister of Public Safety between 2006 and 2008, visited the Temple Mount following a coincidental meeting with a resident of Jerusalem, Yosef Rabin, who regularly visits the Temple Mount compound. Rabin, who spoke to Arutz Sheva on Monday, said that his meeting with Day took place over Shabbat, when he visited friends for a Shabbat meal also attended by Day. During the meal, Rabin said, he told the former...
  • Lawsuit: Oracle called $50K 'good money for an Indian'

    01/14/2014 8:21:14 PM PST · by coldphoenix · 60 replies
    IT World ^ | 14 Jan 2014 | Chris Kanaracus
    A former Oracle sales manager is suing the vendor, alleging he was fired shortly after complaining of discriminatory actions by his superior and other company officials. Ian Spandow was a high-performing sales manager at Oracle in Europe and later California, according to his lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. After coming aboard in 2005, he trained more than 1,000 new hires and gave skills coaching to hundreds of others, the suit states. Spandow was subsequently promoted in January 2008 to the position of coaching manager, and after continued success was promoted to...
  • ..professor who refused student’s request to be separated from female classmates broke 'obligation..

    01/09/2014 6:37:07 AM PST · by Loyalist · 17 replies
    National Post ^ | January 9, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    After refusing to honour a male student’s request to be separated from his female classmates for religious reasons, a York University professor has found himself at odds with administrators who assert he broke their “obligation to accommodate.” “It represents a great leap backwards,” said sociology professor J. Paul Grayson. “When I was a student, you couldn’t have gotten away with that — it wouldn’t even have been considered.” The issue arose last September in the opening days of SOCI 2030, an online course taught by Mr. Grayson. A student, who remains nameless due to privacy reasons, asked to be counted...
  • Study: Racism May Accelerate Aging In African-American Men

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC) – Accelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people. Previous research has documented African-Americans’ shorter life expectancy and greater risk of chronic diseases, but this new study is the first to...
  • The DOJ’s Curious Foray into the ‘Knockout Game’ Fray

    12/27/2013 6:39:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 27, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The DOJ’s Curious Foray into the ‘Knockout Game’ FrayPosted By Arnold Ahlert On December 27, 2013 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Twenty-seven-year-old Conrad Barrett of Katy, Texas has been charged with a hate crime by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly targeting a 79-year-old black man as his “knockout game” victim. The victim suffered two jaw fractures in the November 24 assault. “Suspected crimes of this nature will simply not be tolerated,” said Kenneth Magidson, the U.S. attorney for the southern district of Texas. “Evidence of hate crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted...
  • Black male judge’s pay sparks outcry

    12/28/2013 8:48:21 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/28/13 | Matt Stout
    A scathing discrimination complaint is pitting three appointees of Gov. Deval Patrick against his own administration, accusing it of paying a black male administrative judge more than three women who hold the same job, including former Democratic state Sen. Cheryl Jacques. The three Patrick-appointed administrative judges at the Department of Industrial Accidents say officials led by state labor boss Joanne Goldstein lavished a six-figure starting salary and prime downtown parking space on Judge Michael Williams, who, according to the complaint, has less experience. “Would you want to bite the hand that feeds you? None of us want to do that....
  • Jesse Jackson - Phil Robertson and White Privilege

    12/26/2013 3:36:29 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 28 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/26/13 | LD Jackson
    Honestly, I am surprised it took Jesse Jackson this long to open his mouth and put himself in the middle of the discussion about the remarks made by Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson in an interview with GQ. Turning the focus away from what Phil Robertson said about homosexuality, Jesse Jackson instead accused him of having "white privilege" when he mentioned his experiences picking cotton with blacks while he was growing up in Louisiana. Politico - The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. has stepped into the “Duck Dynasty” uproar, using the case of civil rights hero Rosa Parks to make his case against...
  • Students defend professor after sit-in over racial climate

    12/23/2013 11:14:46 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Daily Bruin ^ | 12/23/13 | Sam Hoff
    Current and former students in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies expressed their support for professor emeritus Val Rust following a demonstration in one of his graduate classes last Thursday. Student demonstrators alleged that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the graduate school, including in Rust’s classroom. Organizers told the Daily Bruin last week that they decided to host the demonstration after a recent report examining racial discrimination among the university’s faculty stated that UCLA’s policies and procedures do not sufficiently address racially motivated instances of discrimination. After Thursday’s sit-in, several current and former students said they...
  • Democratic Campaigns Pay African American, Hispanic Staffers Less (than whites)

    12/21/2013 11:37:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 19, 2013 3:40 pm
    Democratic federal-level campaigns are paying minority staffers significantly less than their white counterparts, according to a study from the New Organizing Institute (NOI). “African American staffers on Democratic federal-level campaigns are paid 70 cents on the dollar compared to their white counterparts; Hispanics are paid 68 cents on the dollar,” writes Ethan Roeder, executive director of NOI. …
  • Christie Agrees to In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

    12/19/2013 5:38:02 PM PST · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec 19, 2013 | Kirk Semple
    The New Jersey Legislature approved legislation on Thursday that would allow students without legal immigration status to pay in-state college tuition. Gov. Chris Christie planned to sign it on Friday, a spokesman said. During Mr. Christie’s re-election campaign this year, he spoke favorably of tuition equality. The compromise bill will allow access to in-state tuition for immigrants without legal status who have graduated from a New Jersey high school after at least three years of attendance. Mr. Christie said the legislation would become effective immediately, allowing students to take advantage of it in time for the spring semester.
  • A&E declares war on 'Duck Dynasty's' Christian values

    12/19/2013 8:48:56 AM PST · by rhema · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 19, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Duck Dynasty has been sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. By now you probably know that A&E indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, for following the teachings of the Holy Bible. Nothing says tolerance and diversity by silencing the Christians and shoving them in a closet. Between you and me, I think Duck Dynasty ought to indefinitely suspend A&E. Phil ran afoul of intolerant leftwing bullies after making comments about homosexuality to GQ magazine. When the writer asked Phil what he considered to be sinful behavior, he replied: “Start with homosexual behavior and just...
  • Lesbian boss "fired me for being straight"

    12/19/2013 6:33:23 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 77 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/18/2013 | Julia Marsh
    <p>A married, heterosexual gym teacher at a tony Upper West Side private school was fired because his lesbian supervisor disapproved of his “traditional family status,” the canned teacher claims in a new Manhattan lawsuit.</p> <p>Gregory Kenney, 50, taught gym at the Trinity School on W. 91st St. for 16 years before he was let go in June 2012.</p>
  • TSA Wants to Hire ‘Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business’ (for $30M contract)

    12/19/2013 3:36:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 18, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking exclusively for an “economically disadvantaged woman owned small business” when it awards its next $30 million contract for security training. The agency announced a solicitation for a company to conduct training for its Inter-Modal Security and Training Exercise Program (I-Step) last week. [Snip] Contracting offices are required to set quotas for hiring EDWOSBs by the Small Business Act, which was enacted in January. According to the law, women are “subjected to discrimination in entrepreneurial endeavors due to their gender” and it is “in the national interest” to “remove discriminatory barriers.” The act sets...
  • It’s a Man’s World, And It Always Will Be

    12/16/2013 9:38:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    Time ^ | 12/16/2013 | Camille Paglia
    If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct—unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where females will clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers. A peevish, grudging rancor against men has been one of the most unpalatable and unjust features of second- and third-wave feminism. Men’s faults, failings and foibles have been seized on and magnified into gruesome bills of indictment. Ideologue professors at our leading universities indoctrinate impressionable undergraduates with carelessly fact-free theories alleging that gender is an arbitrary, oppressive fiction with no basis in biology. Is...
  • Lawsuit Claims Melrose Eatery Replaced Female Servers With ‘Handsome Men’

    12/06/2013 1:52:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 6, 2013 11:01 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A lawsuit filed by a former server at a trendy Melrose Avenue restaurant alleges a new owner sought to replace female servers with “handsome men.” The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against The Larchmont includes allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination based on gender, retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. According to the suit, Lauren Costa was hired as a server in 2008 at the eatery located at 5750 Melrose Ave. when it was known as the Larchmont Grill, which was sold in January to a group that changed the name to The Larchmont....
  • Sebelius: Obamacare opens door wider to gays, AIDS victims

    12/04/2013 3:41:11 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 120 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | JUNE 3, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that Obamacare will place a special focus on members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community because "for too long...[they] were pushed to the side," Paul Bedard reported at the Washington Examiner. "LGBT individuals have faced limited access to health care and insurance. They have been less likely to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy, they have higher rates of tobacco use, and they are often at increased risk for mental health illness," she said. To counter this, the administration is drawing attention to new benefits...
  • A Culture in Ruins

    11/25/2013 5:08:20 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-24-13 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Lady Gaga reportedly spent $25 million on pop art to jazz up her new and apparently underwhelming album. In contrast, Miley Cyrus’ sexual twerking at the MTV video awards earned her more millions by exposing her rather unimpressive anatomy. Both make the once vulgar Madonna seem like June Cleaver, but at least raise an existential question: ~snip~ Meanwhile hip-hop artist Kanye West is promoting his own new music video. He seems to be having sex with his girlfriend Kim Kardashian while riding a motorcycle. If you did not know that Kanye West was the singer of the background music, by...
  • To Each According to His Disability

    11/05/2013 3:34:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Mike Adams
    I'm probably too young to have so many pet peeves. The list seems to get longer every year. So, naturally, the longer I teach, the longer my list of class rules seems to get. In addition to rules of class conduct, I also have to develop rules concerning over-disclosure of information in emails and office visits. Such over-disclosure is always geared towards one goal for the student: transforming personal deficiencies into legitimate disabilities in an effort to attenuate workload expectations. Whenever I'm feeling overwhelmed by these excuses, I take time out in class to reiterate the rules concerning over-disclosure. Note...
  • Pentagon training manual: white males have unfair advantages

    10/31/2013 11:33:25 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 69 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/31/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A controversial 600-plus page manual used by the military to train its Equal Opportunity officers teaches that "healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian" men hold an unfair advantage over other races, and warns in great detail about a so-called "White Male Club." “Simply put, a healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian male receives many unearned advantages of social privilege, whereas a black, homosexual, atheist female in poor health receives many unearned disadvantages of social privilege,” reads a statement in the manual created by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI).-snip- “I’m participating in teaching things that are not true,” the instructor told me. He...
  • TV Actor Robert Brown Accuses Macy’s of Racial Profiling

    10/26/2013 5:30:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Time ^ | 10/25/13 | Colleen Long
    A black actor on the HBO drama series “Treme” said in a lawsuit on Friday that he wasstopped because of his race while buying sunglasses at Macy’s — the third discrimination allegation made this week by a black shopper against a department store. Robert Brown, who filed the lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, said he was detained by police at the flagship Herald Square store on June 8 after employees contacted authorities about possible credit card fraud. He said he was “paraded while handcuffed” through the store to a holding cell, where he was kept for nearly an...
  • Discrimination lawsuit against Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee allowed to proceed

    10/24/2013 7:52:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/24/13
    A discrimination lawsuit filed against liberal Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) has been allowed to proceed, granted by a federal judge, despite Lee’s attempts to halt the proceedings according to the Washington Times on Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed by former legislative director Mona Floyd and said in court papers that Mrs. Jackson Lee, a 10-term congressional representative from Houston had refused to accommodate her debilitating eye condition called monocular vision. Floyd’s lawsuit complaint was based on Lee saying to her, “I don’t care anything about your disability.” The Washington Times reported that Lee’s legal team wanted to have the...