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  • "March for Science" 4/22/17: A Push for "diversity" in Science. Is it important?

    04/21/2017 10:37:08 AM PDT · by rlmorel · 67 replies
    March for Science ^ | 4/21/2017 | rlmorel
    March For ScienceThe non-partisan March for Science celebrates the discovery, understanding, and sharing of scientific knowledge as crucial to the success, health, and safety of the human race. Thousands are expected to participate in Boston and across the country, with the main event happening on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Reading the "About Us" part of the web site, I saw this: Science based on diversity: Diversity Statement "We are committed to making science accessible to everyone and encouraging people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to pursue science careers. Diverse science teams outperform homogeneous teams and produce broader, more...
  • Detroit Doctor and Wife Arrested and Charged with Conspiring to Perform Female Genital Mutilation

    04/21/2017 8:42:00 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 58 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | 04/21/2017 | DOJ
    A Detroit physician and his wife were arrested this morning and charged by criminal complaint unsealed today for their alleged participation in a conspiracy that involved performing female genital mutilations (FGM) on minors. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge David P. Gelios of the FBI’s Detroit Division and Special Agent in Charge Steve Francis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) Detroit Field Office made the announcement. Fakhruddin Attar, M.D., 53, and his wife,...
  • (Video) 3 Men Violently Attack, Rob Man In Philadelphia

    04/19/2017 5:52:02 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 27 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 4-19-2017 | Staff
    Authorities say around 12:30 p.m. on April 15, a 25-year-old man was assaulted and robbed after leaving a restaurant on B and Tioga Streets. The suspects punched and kicked the victim in the head until he was unconscious, police say. One of the attackers then went through the victim’s pockets, stealing his cell phone, wallet and money. The three suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction. Police describe the first suspect as a black or Hispanic male, with a scruffy beard and a mustache. He was wearing a black skully hat, a black coat and black sweatpants. The...
  • ‘Diversity Statements’ Weed Out Conservative Scholars

    04/19/2017 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 19, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    "Diversity statements" are used by universities in Oregon to weed out conservative and other right-leaning scholars at universities, a new report issued by the Oregon Association of Scholars (OAS) alleges. Per the report, the universities in Oregon (University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Oregon Health and Science University) use a new kind of litmus test to single out conservative scholars: diversity statements. The report’s executive summary reads, as follows: Oregon colleges and universities have begun to impose requirements for prospective and current faculty to show their commitment to the partisan ideology of "diversity, equity, and inclusion."...
  • Naked woman slugs Highland Park officer who tried to remove her from Oak Lawn street

    04/16/2017 6:16:08 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 18 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 4/16/2017 | Liz Farmer
    A naked woman punched a Highland Park police officer in the face as the officer attempted to get her out of the street in Oak Lawn on Sunday morning, police said.
  • Clemson ‘Diversity’ Training: Time Is Culturally Relative, Expecting Promptness Is Racist

    04/15/2017 5:34:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 14, 2017 | 1:38 PM EDT | Craig Bannister
    Clemson University’s ‘diversity education and training” teaches employees that every “cultural perspective regarding time” is equally valid, so it’s wrong to expect people to be prompt. Clemson is spending $26,945 on “diversity education and training” for its faculty members. […] In one slide, employees are taught that tardiness is acceptable because the concept of time is culturally relative. Thus, every culture’s perception of the actual time must be respected — since one “cultural perspective regarding time is neither more nor less valid than any other.” …
  • N.J. town votes to be 'welcoming and inclusive' on immigration (Redbank)

    04/14/2017 4:42:10 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    RED BANK -- The borough council voted along party lines at its meeting Wednesday night to declare Red Bank a "welcoming and inclusive community" in regards to immigration. The three Democrats on the council voted for the resolution, while the three Republican members voted against it. Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, broke the tie with a "yes" vote. The resolution acknowledges the immigrant community in Red Bank, but stops short of declaring the borough of 12,000 people a "sanctuary city
  • HORRIFIC: Michigan doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation on young girls

    04/13/2017 12:42:22 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 153 replies
    Meet Dr. Jumana Nagarwala of Livonia, Michigan who was arrested on Wednesday and charged by the DOJ of performing female genital mutilation on girls “who were approximately 6 to 8 years old.” From the Detroit News: Seven days later, an FBI child forensic interviewer talked to one of the girls, who said she was brought to Detroit with a second girl for a “special girls’ trip,” according to the FBI. After arriving in Farmington Hills, the girls were taken to a doctor because “their tummies hurt.” “While at the doctor’s office, a procedure ‘to get the germs out,’” was performed...
  • Americans have become lazy and it's hurting the economy

    04/12/2017 2:19:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 12, 2017 | Heather Long
    Americans have become lazy, argues economist Tyler Cowen. They don't start businesses as much as they once did. They don't move as often as they used to. And they live in neighborhoods that are about as segregated as they were in the 1960s. All of this is causing the U.S. to stagnate economically and politically, Cowen says in his new book: "The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream." Growth is far slower than it was in the 1960s, 70s and 80s and productivity is way down, despite everyone claiming they are working so hard. "Innovation is painful....
  • German-Muslim Author Faces Death Threats After Publishing Book Critical of Islam

    04/12/2017 5:38:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection - Kronen Zeitung ^ | April 11, 2017 | Vijeta Uniyal
    Islamic headscarf a shroud of death for a free society,’ says former radical Feminist Zana Ramadani. With her book The Veiled Threat dealing with the plight of Muslim women in Europe, former radical feminist Zana Ramadani has kicked the Islamist hornets’ nest in Germany. Being born a Muslim herself, Ramadani is fearful of her life after receiving countless death threats from radical Muslims in Germany ... Once a darling of the left, Ramadani quickly fell out of favour with German liberals once she started criticising the oppression of women within Islam. Her fellow feminists accused her of being a racist...
  • Tollway puts $4 million toward increasing contractor diversity

    04/10/2017 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | March 23, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Illinois tollway directors agreed Thursday to spend up to $4 million to assist minority-, women- and veteran-owned construction companies that are seeking work with the agency. The funds will be distributed among seven entities including the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Training ranges from basics such as explaining the technicalities of bidding for a contract and obtaining financing to advanced classes in estimating the cost of a job or managing a business. The program will be evaluated based on the number of businesses served and successful bids, among other...
  • Hispanic American construction association awards Illinois Tollway’s Jane Addams Memorial Tollway

    04/10/2017 4:08:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | March 17, 2017 | Chris Hill
    The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) has presented the Illinois Tollway with a Project of the Year Award for the $2.5 billion Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) Rebuilding and Widening Project. The award was presented during the association’s 38th annual awards banquet in Chicago. This is the second HACIA Project of the Year Award the Tollway has received, the first being presented in 2015 for the initial phase of this same project. “This project demonstrates how the Illinois Tollway has helped contribute to the growth and development of Hispanic-owned firms in the Chicago area and across Northern Illinois,”...
  • Metastasizing Academic Cancer (Walter Williams)

    04/10/2017 12:05:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 12, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    The average American has little knowledge of the extent to which our institutions of higher learning have been infected with a spreading cancer. One aspect of that cancer is akin to the loyalty oaths of the 1940s and '50s. Professors were often required to sign statements that affirmed their loyalty to the United States government plus swear they were not members of any organizations, including the Communist Party USA, that sought the overthrow of the United States government. Fortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down loyalty oaths as a condition of employment in 1964. Today we're seeing the re-emergence of...
  • Anti-capitalist protesters disrupt work, traffic at IU

    04/07/2017 10:00:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 6, 2017 | Marissa Gentry
    A rally Wednesday afternoon resulted in a disrupted workplace and gridlocked traffic as student protesters marched to demand more diversity at the Indiana University-Bloomington campus. The rally and march was organized by the student group Students Against State Violence (SASV) in support of a Resolution on Diversity that was passed last April by the Faculty Council, because according to the SASV, the university “has been delaying and opposing its implementation.”
  • Refugees Admit Sex Attack on Disabled Girl in Idaho

    04/07/2017 6:47:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 6 Apr 2017 | Katie McHugh
    Three boys from Iraq and Sudan who were invited into the country via refugee programs pled guilty to charges of sexually brutalizing a five-year-old American child in Twin Falls, Idaho, last year. A seven-year-old Iraqi boy, plus 14-year-old and 10-year-old Sudanese boys, reportedly cornered the tiny victim in a laundry room at the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls, Idaho, on June 2. They stripped her naked, sexually assaulted her, urinated all over her body and in her mouth, and videotaped the attack... The attack sparked another national uproar among Americans — but only dismissive responses from managers in resident Barack...
  • Skin Deep: Justin Trudeau’s vision of diversity

    04/04/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/17 | David Sedgwick
    If Trudeau wanted to be a little more truthful with himself and his fellow Liberals, he could always modify his favourite slogan so that it represents his true sentiments: “Diversity, it’s only skin deep.” “Diversity is our strength,” tweeted Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently, and so say all of us: the politicians, the celebrities, the teachers, the campaigners, the media and even government. Who amongst us then could argue with such an overwhelming body of opinion? After all, Mr Trudeau and friends are unshakeable in their conviction: Diversity is our strength. Case closed. Or is it?
  • McKinney surgeon sexually assaulted woman then asked what favorite part of visit was, police say

    04/03/2017 10:52:32 PM PDT · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 18 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 3, 2017 | Julieta Chiquillo
    McKinney police arrested an orthopedic surgeon on suspicion that he sexually assaulted two female patients while they were under his care. Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, 44, faces two charges of sexual assault, according to court records. McKinney police arrested him Friday and booked him at the Collin County Jail, where his bail was set at $50,000. He was released Sunday. Donald Ozumba Donald Ozumba Police said the offenses happened at OSSM Orthopedics in the 8000 block of State Highway 121 in McKinney. Ozumba couldn't be reached for comment Monday. One of the women went to his office last week...
  • Who could have guessed that “diverse” characters would tank Marvel’s sales?

    04/03/2017 7:45:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    While I don’t buy comic books anymore (meaning since the 70s) and don’t really go in for the superhero genre movies, I catch enough of the pop culture headlines to stay current on the breaking news. I found it more than a little odd (to say the least) when I heard that Thor was going to be a woman and Iron Man was being downgraded to teenager status, but didn’t think too much about it. Still, it sounded like a risky idea from a business perspective and that apparently turned out to be the case. The Guardian reports that...
  • FLASHBACK: Susan Rice: Too Many White People in Top National Security Positions (VIDEO)

    04/03/2017 12:37:38 PM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    It is being reported that former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice was behind the ‘unmasking’ of Trump and his private associates. Reminder: Susan Rice said back in 2016 that there are too many white people in important national security posts. Lovely! Via Fox News: U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Wednesday that there are too many white people in important national security posts. Rice made the comments during her commencement address at Florida International University, saying that a lack of diversity in the those positions puts our country at risk, because they all think alike. Referring to the criticism...
  • Marvel executive says emphasis on diversity may have alienated readers

    04/03/2017 7:41:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 3, 2017 | Sian Cain
    Marvel’s vice president of sales has blamed declining comic-book sales on the studio’s efforts to increase diversity and female characters, saying that readers “were turning their noses up” at diversity and “didn’t want female characters out there”. Over recent years, Marvel has made efforts to include more diverse and more female characters, introducing new iterations of fan favourites including a female Thor; Riri Williams, a black teenager who took over the Iron Man storyline as Ironheart; Miles Morales, a biracial Spider-Man and Kamala Khan, a Muslim teenage girl who is the current Ms Marvel.