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  • UNC professor dies after Chapel Hill mugging

    07/24/2014 2:15:19 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 44 replies
    WRAL ^ | 7/24/2014 | Arielle Clay
    A professor at the University of North Carolina died Thursday morning after being mugged on a Chapel Hill street during a lunchtime walk Wednesday, police said. Feng Liu, 59, of Durham, a research professor in UNC's Eshelman School of Pharmacy, was assaulted and robbed at about 1 p.m. Wednesday in a residential area near the intersection of West University Drive and Ransom Street, police said.
  • Report: University of Wisconsin-Madison mulls ‘diversity-based grading’(on DRUDGE)

    07/21/2014 12:50:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 45 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | July 21, 2014 | Kevin Binversie
    SNIP Lee Hansen, a professor emeritus of economics at UW-Madison wrote in an op-ed piece for the John William Hope Pope Center for Higher Education, a North Carolina-based think tank, about the latest “diversity” plan for the UW-System’s flagship school. The plan, completed in May, is your typical left-wing platitudes about commitments to “compositional diversity,” “equity mindedness” “representational equity” and other things for what has become a sacred cow to liberal academia. But when you dig deeper into the definitions of these platitudes according to Hansen, you suddenly see that “representational equity” is being applied to levels never before seen....
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson petitions Twitter for diversity data

    07/19/2014 9:25:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Tech Times ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jason Serafino
    The civil rights activist is going after the social media giant over diversity concerns. This follows weeks of criticism aimed at the lack of minorities at tech companies.The last few weeks have been filled with criticism regarding the lack of minorities working at tech companies, mainly at Google, Facebook and Twitter. Now, Rev. Jesse Jackson has launched a petition demanding that Twitter reveal its employment diversity reports publicly. Jackson wants this information available to show the world what percentage of the company’s workforce is made up of minorities. This has been a sensitive issue recently for many, especially after it...
  • The Brazil of North America

    07/18/2014 6:58:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    To observe the decades-long paralysis of America's political elite in controlling her borders calls to mind the insight of James Burnham in 1964 -- "Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide." What the ex-Trotskyite turned Cold Warrior meant was that by faithfully following the tenets of liberalism, the West would embrace suicidal policies that would bring about the death of her civilization. The crisis on our Southern border, where the left, and not only the left, is wailing that we cannot turn away desperate people fleeing wicked regimes and remain true to our liberal values, is a case in...
  • Highway to the danger zone? Non-pilot given command of Air Force in Pacific

    07/18/2014 6:54:32 AM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/17/2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    The White House has picked the first female general to head the Air Force in the Pacific, which will make her the first non-pilot to command air power in such a large theater of operation. The Pentagon announced this week that Air ForceLt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson has been nominated for promotion to four-star general and as commander of Pacific Air Forces, the Air Force component of U.S. Pacific Command. It is a major combatant command whose air, ground and naval forces have broad responsibility for security in the Asia-Pacific region. Her nomination was sent to the Senate for confirmation.
  • America: No longer 1 nation, 1 people

    07/15/2014 6:16:29 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 15 July 14 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque in 2001, George W. Bush declared that, as Mexico was a friend and neighbor, “It’s so important for us to tear down our barriers and walls that might separate Mexico from the United States.” Bush succeeded. And during his tenure, millions from Mexico exploited his magnanimity to violate our laws, trample upon our sovereignty, walk into our country and remain here. In 2007, supported by John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Teddy Kennedy and Barack Obama, Bush backed amnesty for the 12 million people who had entered America illegally. The nation thundered...
  • District’s ‘critical thinking’... students conclude Holocaust never occurred {Demographic Quiz!}

    07/15/2014 12:08:17 PM PDT · by drpix · 11 replies
    http://eagnews.org ^ | July 15, 2014 | Ben Velderman
    * Full title: "SHOCK: District’s ‘critical thinking’ assignment led at least 50 students to conclude Holocaust never occurred" * RIALTO, Calif. – An eighth-grade English assignment that was meant to develop students’ critical thinking skills has, instead, created some 50 new Holocaust deniers. In May, Rialto Unified School District leaders came under intense criticism after it was revealed the district’s roughly 2,000 eighth-grade students were given an in-class essay assignment in which they were asked to consider if the Holocaust was “an actual historical event” or if it might have been “a propaganda tool that was used for political and...
  • The Challenges of Diversity [Steyn]

    07/09/2014 8:02:49 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 3 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | 7/8/2014 | Mark Steyn
    Texas Governor Rick Perry is being criticized for declining to greet President Obama at Austin-Bergstrom Airport tomorrow when Air Force One touches down and the bazillion-car motorcade takes off for some vital Democrat fundraisers. Perry instead would like a substantive meeting to discuss the foreign invasion currently ongoing at Texas' southern border, but Obama doesn't do substantive meetings, and in any case, as the principal facilitator of the southern invasion, any discussions between him and Perry probably ought to be conducted under the auspices of the UN at the Hague or in Vienna or some such. Maybe Putin or Assad...
  • Racial Differences Are Real but no Cause for Discrimination

    07/08/2014 10:46:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "New analyses of the human genome establish that human evolution has been recent, copious and regional," writes Nicholas Wade in his recently published book, "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History." That sounds reasonable, and Wade, a science reporter and editor for many years at Nature and the New York Times, seems an unimpeachable source. But many well-meaning people will regard his words as provocative and even dangerous. For they fatally undermine the idea, widely shared by so-called progressives, that any apparent differences between groups of people are the product of nurture rather than nature, of social conditioning rather...
  • Man Beaten, Chased in Malmo for Hanging Israeli Flag

    07/08/2014 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/8/2014 | Israel National News
    A 38 year-old man was assaulted in Malmö, Sweden, on Sunday - for the sole crime of hanging an Israeli flag in his window. The assailants broke the man's window first, prompting him to seek the perpetrators, police said. "After that the man went out onto the street to see what was going on. Then he was attacked and it was on the basis of the flag. That is the information we have at present," police told the TT news agency Monday. They added that ten people chased the man from his building, wielding iron pipes. He managed to narrowly...
  • I have a plan to destroy America [Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado]

    07/04/2014 8:20:11 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 37 replies
    The speech was given by Governor Lamm at the 2004 Immigration-Overpopulation Conference in Washington, D.C. He titled it “A Plan to Destroy America.” AMERICAN SUICIDE Wherever you stand, please take the time to read this; it ought to scare the pants off you! We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado (Democrat). In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Recently there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of America’s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Davis Hansen talked about his latest book, “Mexifornia,”...
  • Man Beaten to Death at Texas Amtrak Station

    07/07/2014 8:28:27 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 07/06/2014 | Bob Price
    An unidentified man was killed Thursday night in San Antonio while waiting to board an Amtrak train to Houston. He was allegedly beaten to death by a large man who witnesses observed stating, “I just like killing someone.” The victim was a white male in his mid-fifties who weighed about 150 pounds, according to an Amtrack employee who spoke with Breitbart Texas on condition of anonymity. The alleged assailant was described as a black male weighing approximately 350 pounds.
  • Affirmative Action: Perpetuate or Phase Out?

    07/05/2014 2:24:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | July 5, 2014 | Howard Kainz
    One of the most important “precepts” of the natural law, enunciated by Aquinas, Suarez, Grotius, and other theorists, is the duty to work for, and contribute to, harmonious and just social and political conditions, according to one’s abilities and state in life. The principle now known as “affirmative action” is obviously in line with this precept, insofar as it is geared to addressing some glaring inequalities in education, housing, employment, college admissions, status and promotions in the workplace, wages and salaries, etc. This principle or “movement” has been particularly utilized in America to alleviate situations where there had been systematic...
  • Two Women Arrested over Alleged Knockout Attack on 79-Year-Old Orthodox Jew

    07/01/2014 12:25:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 30, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The knockout punches came without warning, as 79-year-old Orthodox Jew Natfali Lebovits fell to the ground from the blows. The Daily News reported that Raven Small, 20, and Tatyana Bone, 18, were arrested as suspects shortly after the incident that occurred on Sunday at 1:10 a.m. in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. An epidemic of these kinds of senseless attacks on unsuspecting victims have surfaced in cities across the nation. Many of the victims of the so called “knockout game” have been seriously injured and in some cases have suffered fatalities. Police at the scene said that the motive for...
  • McDonald's Worker Beats Mother, Threatens Tot

    06/26/2014 12:25:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Authorities in South Jersey are searching for a McDonald's employee caught on video violently beating a young mother in front of her toddler. A 54-second long video, recorded by an on-looker and posted to the internet, shows a woman, wearing a red McDonald's uniform, briefly exchanging words with the victim in a grassy area in Salem City, New Jersey. Moments later, she throws the young mother to the ground, sits on top of her and unleashes a series of punches to the victim's face and chest. Motorcyclist Parks Legally, Still Issued 15 Tickets in 3 Months "Mommy!" the victim's young...
  • Our New Chief Diversity Officer

    06/27/2014 11:31:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Gary Miller must really be angry about getting run off as chancellor of UNC-Wilmington. On his way out the door, he's left us with more bad news. Apparently, five diversity offices and a small army of administrators to manage them just isn't enough diversity spending. So we are adding a new Chief Diversity Officer to head the main Office of Diversity and Inclusion - one who will also sit on the white chancellor's cabinet and shield him from accusations of racism in exchange for a six-digit salary that will drive up tuition and consequently reduce black enrollment. The advertisement for...
  • Woman Attacked With Bat At Fort Smith Walmart (Video)

    06/22/2014 3:27:13 PM PDT · by Main Street · 70 replies
    5NewsOnline ^ | June 19, 2014 | Aubry Killion
    [Editor's note: Warning: this surveillance video contains graphic content that some may find disturbing.] A River Valley man is behind bars after police said he attacked a woman with a baseball bat at Walmart on Sunday night (June 15). Fort Smith police said the incident happened at the Walmart on Rogers Avenue. Police said a man identified as Corey Mosley got a running start and struck a woman identified as Ashlyne Rogers in the head with a bat inside the store. “I couldn’t be happier based on the situation of how she’s doing and holding up,” said the victim’s father...
  • Silencing Diversity

    06/21/2014 4:48:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office invalidated several patents belonging to the Washington Redskins. This is not the first attempt by aggrieved parties to have the trademarks revoked. A recent poll showed more than 70 percent of Redskins fans opposed changing the team name. More so, a majority of Americans have not found the team name to be offensive. Even more telling, there are numerous sports teams on Indian reservations around the United States that use the name Redskins. When the team name and logo were created, Native Americans participated. But the patent office has ruled that, at...
  • U.S. Navy and DoD Celebrate LGBT Month & Homosexuality

    06/19/2014 8:12:24 AM PDT · by Barry Cratus · 32 replies
    U.S. Navy website ^ | June 2014 | U.S. Navy
    The Department of Defense celebrates LGBT Pride month in June 2014. Here is the month-long announcement of this fact on an internal website at a U.S. Navy facility: In January 2014, the U.S. Navy celebrates homosexuality via the euphemism of rainbow-colored "diversity." Here is the several-week announcement of this celebration on an internal U.S. Navy facility: The Department of Defense celebrates LGBT Pride month in June 2013. Here is the month-long announcement of this fact on an internal website at a U.S. Navy facility:
  • Caught On Camera: Drexel Hill Man Punched In The Face At Trolley Stop

    06/16/2014 3:59:47 PM PDT · by equalator · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 15, 2014 | Dave Kinchen
    He says he was just minding his own business at the Burmont and Morgan trolley stop last week when about six teens came up to him. Upper Darby Police are calling the incident yet another in the popular 'Knockout Game' where people are punched out of the blue while someone else records it. “Extremely disappointing about how the world's changed since I’ve known it," the victim said.
  • Peter Goodchild: Socialism = Diversity = Immigration

    06/15/2014 7:01:14 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 6 replies
    Council of European Canadians ^ | Saturday, 14 June 2014 | Peter Goodchild
    Before multiculturalism and diversity became the dogma of our times, before the 1970s, socialist parties and labor federations across the Western world opposed unrestricted immigration because it lowered wages and threatened labor union solidarity. Today, by contrast, socialists and leftists in general, are vocal supporters of immigration. For a socialist today all criticism of immigration is "victimizing the poor." Any genuine evidence of the harm caused by the importation of cheap labor to native workers is simply overlooked. One cannot convince a socialist of the lack of logic in their beliefs. Socialism is not a rational stance; it is merely...
  • Police investigate attack on 10 year old girl as hate crime (Knockout Game for Kids)

    06/13/2014 7:16:47 PM PDT · by equalator · 41 replies
    19 Action News ^ | 6-11-2014 | Ed Gallek
    A video posted on YouTube shows a white girl on a scooter ambushed and beaten by a black girl. The beating went on for about 12 seconds until you hear voices in the background calling for it to stop. A Cleveland Police report shows the attacker is 13 years old. The victim, Danielle Fair, says she felt bullied. A neighbor says she saw it all, and she heard the attacker use a racial slur. "Cracker. She called her a cracker," said Jessica Jaworski. The attack looked planned, with the camera rolling even before the beating even started.
  • LinkedIn not happy with its own workforce diversity numbers

    06/12/2014 7:51:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2014 | Benny Evangelista
    LinkedIn’s own workforce is still too heavily white and male and needs to become more diverse, the company admitted Thursday. LinkedIn said 61 percent of its employees 5,400 employees worldwide are men and 39 percent are women. Of its employees based in the U.S., 53 percent are white, 38 percent are Asian, 4 percent Hispanic and 2 percent black.
  • Hole in the Diversity Grail

    06/04/2014 7:24:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 3, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academia is doubling down on diversity and on anyone who comes near it offering diverse thoughts. condoleezza rice A special supplement of The Chronicle of Higher Education features articles entitled: “First-Generation at Georgetown—A broad support system helps students succeed among wealthier—and worldlier—classmates;” “Undocumented at Berkeley—A special program at Berkeley gives young immigrants a pathway;” “Navigating the Fafsa Wilderness—A U. of Buffalo professor’s project to help students fill out the complicated aid forms has helped more go to college;” and “Helping Hispanic Students Beat the Odds.” Worthy goals to be sure, at least those that don’t skirt U.S. immigration law. Nevertheless,...
  • FAA changes hiring practices for air traffic controllers (Increase Diversity by eliminating Tests)

    06/03/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT · by equalator · 59 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 6-2-2014 | John Ferrugia, Catherine Shelley
    'We've engineered the biographical questionnaire in a way that we think will promote diversity.'" The initial hurdle for all applicants was based solely on a new, online biographical questionnaire that gave test takers instant results. "It didn't ask me anything about my college experience, my grades, my scores, (and) my ability for the actual job. It asked me what sports I played in high school. What was my least favorite subject in high school. Nothing related to aviation," remembered Meryhew
  • New York Times Wants Google to Fire Asians for Diversity

    06/02/2014 2:34:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/02 | Daniel Greenfield
    Maybe just call them White Asians and that will make it okay.The New York Times and assorted liberal activists are complaining that Google is too white. And by too white, they mean less white than the national average. Non-Hispanic whites are 61 percent of the Google work force, slightly below the national average. (That average, according to 2006-10 numbers, is 67 percent.) Google is thus less white than the typical American company. But the New York Times is unhappy… Google’s disclosures come amid an escalating debate over the lack of diversity in the tech industry. Although tech is a key...
  • 'Knockout game' lands autistic Covington teen in hospital (Louisiana)

    05/30/2014 4:14:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WDSU-TV ^ | May 28, 2014 | Gina Swanson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)COVINGTON, La. —A Covington teen with autism is recovering in the hospital after he was knocked out in what some people call the "knockout game." The boy was struck so hard his jaw was broken in two places and he underwent surgery. "He has autism he would never hurt anybody," said a Covington mother who did not want to be identified. The woman believes her son was the victim of the knockout game. The 17-year-old is still recovering from a blow he never saw coming. "They cannot think that its OK, because it's not, and I don't want them to...
  • Group Attacked For Being White In Cincinnati

    05/31/2014 5:56:34 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | may 30, 2014 | chuck ross
    A Cincinnati man says that a group of black teenagers yelled at him and a group of white people “Why are you white people in our neighborhood?” before attacking him, in what police are investigating as a hate crime. The attacks occurred at the three-day Taste of Cincinnati event last Sunday. The annual event attracts over half a million visitors to the area. But it also apparently attracted violent groups of young people. A police report obtained by The Daily Caller classifies attacks on two men, Scottie Hunter and Randy Ulses, as hate crimes. The report says that Ulses, white, was...
  • Silicon Valley Capitulates to Jesse Jackson Shakedown

    05/30/2014 11:25:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 29, 2014 | Carl Horowitz
    In the sixth year of the presidency of an African-American, and long after Jesse Jackson, Sr. is considered relevant to anything, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are rushing in to resuscitate his career as tribute artist. Jackson once again has resorted to his anachronistic but apparently still effective playbook. He issues an ultimatum for more "diversity." As he sees it, the company has a choice: 1) expand hiring, marketing and other activities in ways that favor nonwhites; or 2) get ready for a boycott, picketing, a lawsuit or other bad publicity, even though it has been years since he has...
  • Widespread Memorial Day Black Violence Ignored by National Media

    05/30/2014 1:06:31 AM PDT · by ComputerGuy · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 30, 2014 | Colin Flaherty
    Black Beach Week used to get all the glory: Every Memorial Day weekend, 300,000 black people gathered in Miami Beach to get their freak on. And also create a tsunami of violence, robbery, shootings, carjackings, vandalism, mayhem, noise and trash. snip... Last year, a local radio personality said all the ruckus was just one big misunderstanding. She could speak for all of those who still refuse to believe that black mob violence exists out of proportion on Memorial Day. And every other day: "You had many more people up that way than previous years," said Jill Tracey. "You have that...
  • Let’s Debate the Logic of White Privilege

    05/29/2014 5:09:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-29-2014 | MOTUS
    Today we reflect on what passes for debate in the Age of Obama: No, this is real. Complete explanation in, of all places, The Atlantic: Hacking Traditional College Debate's White-Privilege Problem.Which begs the question: were this not the Age of Obama, could the soft racism of lowered expectations have so completely transformed the art of competitive collegiate debate?  (That’s a rhetorical question, if anyone’s keeping score.)Clearly what is demonstrated in the video is not classic debate, where arguments are made and refuted. It’s more like classic performance art; a rant, if you will, of the take-no-prisoners (or breath) variety that...
  • Google Finally Discloses Its Data On Diversity, And The Numbers Aren't Great

    05/28/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    BI ^ | 5-28-2014 | Karyne Levy
    Google Finally Discloses Its Data On Diversity, And The Numbers Aren't Great Karyne LevyMay 28, 2014, 7:05 PM Google today released a report that details the ethnic and gender makeup of its employees. Until now, Google — as well as other companies in the Silicon Valley — had been reluctant to show diversity numbers. And after seeing the report, it's easy to see why. The company also shared even more numbers with PBS NewsHour: Women account for only 21% of the top positions in the company, which has just under 50,000 employees. Google announced that it was going to release...
  • Obama will wait until after election to impose his vision of how we should live

    05/28/2014 10:17:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5-28-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    I wrote here and here about the Obama administration’s proposed rule on “affirmatively furthering fair housing” (AFFH), an attempt to dictate how we shall live. In essence, President Obama seeks to use the power of the national government to create communities of a certain kind, each having what the federal government deems an appropriate mix of economic, racial, and ethnic diversity. The proposed AFFH rule, issued last July, was expected to be finalized by the end of last year. But the year ended with no further action. 2014 was supposed to be the year Obama’s “year of action” — the...
  • American girl confronts diversity claims

    05/28/2014 8:47:57 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 41 replies
    http://www.vocativ.com ^ | 5/27/2014 | Emily Levy
    When American Girl opted to discontinue two of its historical dolls last week, the brand chose Facebook as its medium of communication: “Soon, we’ll say farewell to Marie-Grace, Cécile, Ruthi and Ivy,” American Girl announced. “Complete your collection while supplies last—quantities are extremely limited.” It wasn’t so simple, though. What the brand failed to address in its statement, but which very quickly became evident in blog posts, was that Cécile, an African-American doll, and Ivy, an Asian-American doll, were two of the only dolls of color in American Girl’s standard collection.
  • Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death By Family for Not Marrying Her Cousin ( Honor Murder )

    05/27/2014 7:25:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Police said 25-year-old Farzana Iqbal was stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved .. and not her cousin. ... Around 1,000 Pakistani women are killed every year by their families in honour killings. The true figure is probably many times higher since the Aurat Foundation only compiles figures from newspaper reports.
  • Woman testifies of repeated assaults in Central City gang rape (No Hate Crime)

    05/26/2014 6:14:29 AM PDT · by equalator · 33 replies
    NOLA ^ | 5-22-2014 | Helen Freund
    The woman, a petite blonde dressed in a black pantsuit and purple blouse, appeared nervous when addressing the jurors, speaking quietly and quickly, often clenching her hands in her lap.The woman then walked the jurors through graphic details of the assault, when she says multiple men raped her repeatedly. After the incident, the woman told police she guessed there were 5 to 8 men, but she could not recall how many exactly assaulted her. "It all happened so fast," she recalled.
  • Child killed, four hurt in family brawl (Norway)

    05/24/2014 12:31:18 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 20 replies
    UPDATED: A family brawl among 10 people at Ellingsrud in northeast Oslo left a two-year-old girl dead, one critically injured and three others wounded on Friday night. Police arrested several people at the scene of what was described as a massive knife fight. The fight was reported shortly before 5pm, police told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). Details were sketchy in initial reports from the scene, with one person reported dead and three persons said to be critically injured. It wasn’t until later that police confirmed that the victim of the deadly brawl that shocked the Ellingsrud neighbourhood was the two-year-old daughter...
  • 36-Year-Old Accused of Smashing 21-Year-Old Woman's Eye Socket in 'Knockout' Attack

    05/23/2014 6:31:46 PM PDT · by equalator · 77 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 5-23-2014 | Robert Wilde
    Ibrahim King, 36, was charged with assault just before 4 a.m. at the PATH 9th Street Station for allegedly slugging Elizabeth Meja. The woman’s friend, Steve Sala said, “He looks at her for a very short moment and then he pulls his right fist back and lunges across the railing and punches her in the face.” King tried to flee, but Sala chased him down and applied a choke hold on him. In the scuffle, Sala extracted one of King’s dreadlocks from his scalp.
  • Multicultural Mayhem in Brooklyn: Is this the kind of "diversity" we want?

    05/23/2014 8:26:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/23/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    In the interest of furthering cross-culturalism, Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner/multicultural advocate/poet Maya Angelou once said that “[it was] time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” With that pluralistic thought in mind, why not begin that lesson with the story of an elderly Muslim immigrant from Pakistan living in Brooklyn, New York named Noor Hussein? According to prosecutors, 75-year-old Noor met his late wife, 66-year-old Nazar, in Pakistan, where they married before emigrating to Brooklyn. Clearly the honeymoon was over, because Noor, which means "light" in Farsi,...
  • (NY) City plans to attack economic segregation by moving poor into middle-class neighborhoods…

    05/22/2014 11:03:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 11:54 PM | Erin Durkin
    The City plans to attack economic segregation in its affordable housing plan—placing the poor in middle-class neighborhoods and the more affluent in high-poverty spots. Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been said the plan to build 80,000 new affordable apartments and preserve 120,000 units would create a more diverse city. “We really have to make economic diversity a cornerstone of that plan,” she said at a City Council budget hearing Wednesday. …
  • Man killed wife for making vegetarian dinner: prosecutors

    05/22/2014 6:49:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 21, 2014 | Josh Saul
    Pakistani immigrant beat his wife to death with a stick after the doomed woman made the mistake of cooking him lentils for dinner instead of the hearty meal of goat meat that he craved, according to court papers. Noor Hussein, 75, was so outraged over the prospect of eating the vegetarian fare that he pummeled his wife, Nazar Hussein, 66, inside their Brooklyn apartment until she was a “bloody mess,” prosecutors said in opening statements of his murder trial Wednesday. .... in his home country, beating your wife is customary. “He comes from a culture where he thinks this is...
  • NATCA Says ATC Hiring Scheme Needs Tweaking

    05/20/2014 5:17:03 PM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 11 replies
    AvWeb ^ | May 17, 2014 | Russ Niles
    The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is suggesting the FAA rethink its new ATC hiring protocol after the first attempt netted only a fraction of the controller trainee candidates it expected. As we reported in February, the agency revised its recruitment policies in the hopes of attracting a more diverse pool of prospective controllers. More than 28,000 people applied but of those, only 2,200 passed a somewhat mysterious "biographical questionnaire" to advance to the next selection level. NATCA says the FAA was hoping for 30 percent to pass the questionnaire phase. Among those who failed the questionnaire were graduates of...
  • Cell phone video captures Nimitz student assaulting substitute teacher

    05/17/2014 2:28:21 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 57 replies
    abc13.com - Houston ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | http://abc13.com
    A Nimitz High School student is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a substitute teacher Thursday. The 16-year-old student is charged with injury to an elderly person. According to Aldine ISD, the substitute teacher took away the student's cell phone. The student is accused of shoving the substitute teacher to the ground and getting his cell phone back.
  • Melissa Harris-Perry: ‘You’re Not Getting a Full Education’ in a Single-Race Classroom

    05/16/2014 5:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 16, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry joined her fellow MSNBC host Joy Reid on Friday to talk about the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Brown v. The Board of Education and modern racial dynamics in education. Harris-Perry, an educator herself, said that the metrics used to assess the quality of an education need to include diversity as well as factors like test scores and college attendance. Harris-Perry and Reid wrestled with the history of segregation in education and eventually moved on to discuss the rise of charter schooling which both noted are now attracting minority students as well as...
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media

    05/13/2014 4:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | May 12, 2014 | Gabriel Arana, Senior Editor
    If left-leaning publications value diversity, why don't they have any?On the staff of The American Prospect, I’m the only member of an ethnic minority. That's not because I bring all the variety the magazine needs, or because the editors don't think diversity is valuable. Everyone on the masthead of this liberal publication is committed to being inclusive—not just of racial and ethnic minorities but of women; gays, lesbians, and transgender people; and the poor. Nearly 40 percent of the country is non-white and/or Hispanic, but the number of minorities at the outlets included in this article's tally—most of them self-identified...
  • The “Dirty Job” Mike Rowe Missed

    05/10/2014 10:06:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/10/14 | Jerry Todd
    Mike Rowe the star of “Dirty Jobs,” his long running series on Discovery Channel sought out and performed a huge variety of jobs that actually got his hands – and the rest of him – dirty. He showed what others do every day to keep the country running with plenty of food, fiber and mobility. Mike was seen on a dairy farm shoveling cow manure, inside an Air Force transport plane fuel tank; in factories and farms cleaning out sumps; slaughter houses dealing with offal; crawling into places that a claustrophobic (not homophobic) like me would panic in. I only...
  • Mexican drug cartel enforcers torture local men (Minnesota)

    05/06/2014 11:06:30 AM PDT · by mgist · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 5/6/14 | Mecenroe
    Three enforcers hired by Mexico’s biggest drug cartel flew from Los Angeles to Minnesota last month, kidnapped two local teenagers, and then tortured them for hours at a house in St. Paul in an effort to recover stolen drugs, according to court documents reviewed by the Star Tribune. Acting under orders from the Sinaloa cartel, the three kidnappers were trying to determine who had stolen 30 pounds of methamphetamine and $200,000 from a stash house on Palace Avenue in St. Paul. Before the episode was over, they had issued death threats against the Minnesota pair and their families, demanding that...
  • College Wins US Debate Championship By Repeating the N-Word Over and Over, Speaking Incomprehensibly

    05/05/2014 9:10:09 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 52 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/5/14 | Aurelius
    ...Towson University won the 2014 Cross Examination Debate Association's national championship. Towson defeated the University of Oklahoma. What was Towson's strategy? Inexplicably using the N-word over and over again in an incomprehensible tirade. Here is an actual excerpt (with profanity redacted). See if you are able to tell what Towson is arguing in favor or against: They say the n*****s always already qu***, that's exactly the point! It means the impact is that the that the is the impact term, uh, to the afraid, uh, the, that it is a case term to the affirmative because, we, uh, we're saying...
  • US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

    05/04/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2014 2:19 PM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this “diversity gap” at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms. …
  • Smaller classes in St. Paul schools mean less room for diversity

    04/25/2014 3:02:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    MPLS Star & SIckle ^ | 4-24-14 | ANTHONY LONETREE
    The St. Paul teachers’ contract may have an unwanted side effect: Limiting school spots for the city’s integration effort. The class-size lim­its her­ald­ed as a key fac­et of the new St. Paul public schools teachers contract are com­pli­cat­ing ef­forts to boost en­roll­ment and blunt­ing an in­itia­tive de­signed to in­te­grate some of the district’s most popu­lar schools. That initiative, Re­flect­ing St. Paul, was launched this school year and seeks to open seats in 11 schools to stu­dents from neighborhoods with low­er in­comes, high­er per­cent­ages of non-Eng­lish-speak­ing families and low­er test scores. Under the program, the stu­dents, many from mi­nor­i­ty groups, are...