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  • Gail Ciampa: Racial issues simmer in R.I. food community

    08/22/2017 2:17:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | August 21, 2017 | Gail Ciampa, Journal Food Editor
    Bakery owners and a chef are pushing fairness, equity and hoping to change the status quo. Debates on racism are raging today. You’ve seen the images and read the stories of what’s happening around the country. Very close to home, in Providence, bakery owners and a chef are addressing difficult issues that are simmering in their businesses. The hospitality community, it seems, is hardly immune to many forms of racism. Last week, an argument between patrons at Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street took on racial overtones that the store manager didn’t recognize and deal with. A woman of color...
  • Pelosi’s ‘White Supremacist’ ..Responds: ‘I’m Brown,’ ‘She’s [inciting] Citizens’ to Violence

    08/19/2017 12:09:00 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/19/2017 | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for the National Park Service to revoke the permit for a Patriot Prayer event because she says it’s a “white supremacist rally” – even though the organizer and all but one speaker are not white. “The National Park Service’s decision to permit a white supremacist rally at Crissy Field raises grave and ongoing concerns about public safety,” House Minority Leader Pelosi declared in a statement calling for cancellation of the conservative event scheduled for Aug. 26 in San Francisco, California. In a further effort to villainize the event, Pelosi implied that the Trump Administration...
  • Liberal condescension at college - how can I go on?

    08/19/2017 10:57:46 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 40 replies
    me | 8/19/17 | me
    I work for a college which is very liberal these days, in your face banners and condescending "workshops" open to all frequently, with "diversity credit" (reference below). It's sickening enough. Including having Moochelle Uhbama here the other year. But since Trump was elected, now we get hand-wringing e-mails about "hatred" and that we need to beware of evil right-wing people who cause violence (LOL). Got another one today.
  • Tillerson pledges to boost diversity at State

    08/18/2017 3:59:39 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/17 | MORGAN CHALFANT
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the lack of diversity at the State Department is a “leadership” issue as he outlined the department’s efforts to recruit more African-American, Hispanic and female personnel. “It’s not just to achieve a mix of population that looks like the rest of our country,” Tillerson said during an address to students of the department’s internship and leadership programs in Washington, D.C. “It enriches our work; it enriches our work product.” Tillerson’s remarks come at a time of tension in Washington as President Trump weathers scrutiny for his response to the white nationalist rally...
  • Why Does the Little League World Series Discriminate?

    08/17/2017 4:24:47 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 36 replies ^ | 8/17/2017 | Trevor Thomas
    While all sound-minded Americans await the start of college football season and the NFL, to tide us over, we are soon to have the awesome American pleasure of the Little League World Series (LLWS) to enjoy. The U.S. regionals—which determine the eight American teams (in addition to the eight international teams) in the LLWS—are complete. Today, August 17, the tournament to determine the 71st LLWS champion begins. Noticeably absent again this year: girls. Someone should write a memo. In 1974—of course, thanks to a ruling from a female judge—the Little League Federal Charter was amended to allow girls to play...
  • University of San Francisco to host blacks-only student orientation

    08/16/2017 9:41:11 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies ^ | 08/15/2017 | Michelle Fortunato
    Program will ‘address the specific needs’ of black students The University of San Francisco this week is scheduled to host a segregated orientation dedicated to black students, a program that takes place in addition to its standard welcoming activities for all students. The Black Student Orientation is slated for Aug. 18, the day prior to the university’s New Student Orientation. The day-long event–billed as having been “designed by Black students, faculty, and staff to welcome new Black students to the USF Black Experience”–will “address the specific and particular needs of African American/Black students at USF,” according to the school’s website....
  • 'March on Google' rally in Bakery Square (Pittsburgh) postponed (Alt-Left threats)

    08/16/2017 4:13:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 16, 2017
    The “March on Google” scheduled for Saturday in Bakery Square has been postponed, Channel 11 Morning News has learned. The lead organizer said it was postponed because of credible “alt-left” terrorist threats against the events planned for locations across the country. The march was scheduled in reaction to the firing of a software engineer who wrote a controversial memo about women in technology. Organizers say the events had been falsely portrayed as "alt-right," which led to the threats. A comment on the event website says, "Mainstream media made malicious and false statements that our peaceful march was being organized by...
  • Google hiring based on race or gender: Fired engineer

    08/15/2017 7:23:10 AM PDT · by HLPhat · 33 replies
    business-standard ^ | 15 Aug 2017 | IANS | San Francisco
    In a fresh onslaught on its former employer, James Damore, the engineer who was fired by Google over a memo criticising the company's diversity efforts, has said that the tech giant is discriminating in its hiring practices.
  • I Don’t Think Diversity Means What You Think It Means

    08/14/2017 5:33:16 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-14-17 | MOTUS
    The riots and death in Charlottesville are the physical manifestation of the idea of separateness.  If the thought is the father of the deed, the children of hate, the offspring of "by any means necessary" and the scions of superiority so long in gestation, are finally being born. Donald Trump's plea for calm and his exhortation to remember "we are all Americans first" may find scant resonance among those for whom hyphens come first of all.  The war of the hyphens has broken out, and for its combatants there is only one thought: how do I get back at...
  • A Memo to Google Employees on the Recent Outrage [satire, commentary]

    08/11/2017 8:06:07 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Kevin Clark
    To: All Google Employees From: Unoi’m Carasee, Vice President of Mutually Exclusive Propositions Subject: The Recent Outrage Dear Google Employees: In light of the horrific assault on Google values recently made by a former employee, we feel it is necessary to add a few further propositions to the official Google List of Mandatory Beliefs. In order to retain their positions, all Google employees must assent to the following two Statements of Fact: 1) For the purposes of employee non-discrimination policy, there is no such thing as a male brain or a female brain. Any suggestion to the contrary is rank...
  • It's 1984 at Google

    08/11/2017 12:10:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | August 11, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    Google's firing of software engineer James Damore for daring to express politically incorrect ideas in an internal memo is the latest example of the political left's tyrannical propensity to suppress speech, thought and dissent. Almost as troubling as the left's policing is its apparent obliviousness toward its own hypocrisy and the danger it poses to the liberal exchange of ideas. While constitutional issues may not be involved in the Google case because no state action is involved, moral shaming has become a chilling cudgel in the hands of leftist-dominated institutions. In his memo, Damore notes that Google's political bias silences...
  • Diversity flaps are often manufactured

    08/11/2017 11:39:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 11, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    In 2005, the Los Angeles Times hired me as a columnist. That was great news (for me). But the best part was when Barbra Streisand canceled her subscription in protest. Her real complaint wasn't so much that the Times had hired me, but that it had dropped Robert Scheer, an old-style, left-wing writer, in the same editorial shakeup. "The greater Southern California community is one that not only proudly embraces its diversity, but demands it," Streisand wrote in an "open letter" to the newspaper. "Your decision to fire Robert Scheer is a great disservice to the spirit of our community."...
  • No, the Google manifesto isn’t sexist or anti-diversity. It’s science

    08/11/2017 11:07:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Aug. 08, 2017 | DEBRA SOH
    By now, most of us have heard about Google’s so-called “anti-diversity” manifesto and how James Damore, the engineer who wrote it, has been fired from his job. Titled Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber, Mr. Damore called out the current PC culture, saying the gender gap in Google’s diversity was not due to discrimination, but inherent differences in what men and women find interesting. Danielle Brown, Google’s newly appointed vice-president for diversity, integrity and governance, accused the memo of advancing “incorrect assumptions about gender,” and Mr. Damore confirmed last night he was fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” Despite how it’s been portrayed,...
  • One Way To Punish Google's Advertisers

    08/11/2017 7:49:58 AM PDT · by 13foxtrot · 30 replies
    Just a quick thought. What if everyone clicked on Google ads just to run up the bill for Google advertisers? In the short term Google would make some money, but their advertisers would have to pay it for no benefit. I wonder if enough angry people protest clicked their ads would advertisers leave or lower their ad bids? If someone clicked through they could tell the advertisers that it was protest click.
  • Google Cancels Meeting on Diversity, Citing Safety Concerns for Employees

    08/10/2017 5:28:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Google Cancels Meeting on Diversity, Citing Safety Concerns for Employees CEO had scheduled meeting after the firing of a Google engineer, which had set off a nationwide debate By Jack Nicas Updated Aug. 10, 2017 7:20 p.m. ET 122 COMMENTS Google canceled a companywide meeting about diversity just before it was set to begin Thursday, saying right-wing websites published the names of employees who had proposed questions, raising security concerns. Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in an email to employees that the company decided to cancel the highly anticipated meeting after employees expressed concerns “about their safety and worried...
  • Getting Clear About Diversity and Affirmative Action

    08/09/2017 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | August 9, 2017 | Star Parker
    Affirmative action is once again in the news. This time because of a leaked Justice Department memo indicating possible action regarding complaints from Asian-American groups that Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-Americans in its admissions policies. As this story was breaking, Harvard released news that, for the first time in history, the majority of its incoming freshman class will not be white. Per the story, 50.8 percent of Harvard's class of 2021 will not be white. Here's Harvard's spokesperson: "To become leaders in our diverse society, students must have the ability to work with people from different backgrounds, life experiences,...
  • Google's Leftist Goggles Leave Googlers Agog

    08/09/2017 4:26:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 9, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    So, Google is a leftist company. That's no surprise. All you'd have to do to verify that fact is watch the rotating Google doodles throughout the year. They frequently feature social justice warriors, leftist causes celebres and random slaps at religion. Or you could check its search results, which tend to favor leftist causes and politicians over conservative ones. But Google isn't just liberal; it's leftist. It's so leftist that its vice president of Diversity, Integrity & Governance, Danielle Brown, participated in a public scourging of an unnamed Google employee who had the temerity to question the company's odd focus...
  • NPR: Women at Google were so upset over memo citing biological differences they skipped work

    08/08/2017 1:20:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 8, 2017 | Brett T.
    As Twitchy reported, the Google employee who wrote an “anti-diversity memo” suggesting biological differences between men and women are the reason there are fewer women in technical fields was fired, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed the controversy with his own memo saying the employee had crossed the line by “advancing harmful gender stereotypes.”
  • Anita Hill Wants Women in Tech to Sue Their Employers for Sex Discrimination

    08/08/2017 12:12:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 8, 2017 | Claire Landsbaum
    Over the weekend, a memo written by a Google engineer suggesting women are less “biologically” fit to work in tech became another reminder of just how far Silicon Valley companies have to go when it comes to eradicating sexism. The memo was the latest in a series of scandals that have made abundantly clear how toxic tech jobs can be for women, and highlighted the immediate need for companies to come up with a concrete plan to counter sex discrimination. But Anita Hill, whose own claims of sexual harassment made headlines back in the ‘90s, has no faith in the...
  • Google CEO Cuts Vacation Short To Deal With Crisis Over Diversity Memo

    08/08/2017 11:52:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    NPR ^ | August 8, 2017 | Laura Sydell
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai cut his the vacation short and returned to the company's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters as criticism mounted over a senior engineer's controversial memo condemning Google's diversity initiatives. The engineer was subsequently fired. The memo, which some inside Google jokingly called a "manifesto," was widely shared inside and outside the company. James Damore wrote that "biological causes" are part of the reason women aren't represented equally in its tech departments and leadership. In addition, Damore said men have a "higher drive for status." Damore also criticized the company for being an "ideological echo chamber" that made it...