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  • Penn's Amy Wax on Being Ousted Over Views on Race, Academics, Bourgeois Values; Illiberalism (AUDIO)

    06/20/2018 5:59:31 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 17 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 6/20/2018 | Ben Weingarten
    Penn Law Professor Amy Wax has become a controversial figure because of her politically incorrect comments advocating in favor of bourgeois values and the WASP culture from which they stem, and in her claims that black students had generally performed at lower levels than other students in her classes in context of a conversation about the downsides of affirmative action -- comments that got her ousted from teaching the first year civil procedure class for which she had previously won an award for "teaching excellence." Professor Wax and I touched on her beliefs regarding bourgeois values, the comments on race...
  • Southgate tube station explosion – Several people injured after blast as cops probe ‘suspicious(T)

    06/19/2018 2:27:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 6/19/2018 | Jacob Dirnhuber and John Lucas
    COPS have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an explosion at the height of evening rush-hour. Locals were told to stay inside after emergency services and sniffer dogs swarmed Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm. One witness told The Sun how she heard a "massive bang" as she left the station. She said: "It was a really loud noise. I was on the top of the escalator and there was this massive bang.
  • How Harvard discriminates against Asians

    06/16/2018 5:29:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    I always knew that my alma mater, Harvard University, discriminates against Asians.  But I was surprised to learn how the university does it.  A lawsuit filed has shed some light on the matter. (By the way, although I am not a racist, I despise the word "Asians" – it can mean anything from Chinese to Pakistanis.  Although I will play along and continue to use the word "Asians," we are mostly talking about Chinese heritage here, with a smattering of Korean heritage, Japanese heritage, Filipino heritage, and a few other groups of applicants.) Harvard is being sued by a group claiming that Asians were...
  • Mother grieves loss of son killed in Wixom hit-and-run as man (Illegal alien) accused of hitting him

    06/15/2018 2:37:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    WDIV - ClickOnDetroit ^ | June 14, 2018 | Derick Hutchinson, Koco McAboy, Amber Ainsworth
    Michigan .. Justin Lee killed in hit-and-run crash. A mother grieved the loss of her teenage son, who was killed while riding a bicycle in Wixom, as the man accused of hitting him learned about his charges Thursday. Miguel A. Ibarra Cerda is accused of fatally striking Justin Lee, 14, with a minivan and driving away. Lee was riding a bicycle Monday on Potter Road; police said Cerda ditched the minivan in Commerce Township and fled. "My little boy was my everything. He was the reason why I got up every day," said Justin's mother, Pattie Lee. Cerda is charged...
  • Diversity and Inclusion of Identity Groups Often Means Uniformity and Exclusion of Ideas

    06/14/2018 5:59:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 13, 2018 | John Staddon
    Diversity and inclusion’ is the moral benchmark of our time… Every corporation, college, and government agency, along with a growing number of bowling leagues and bait-and-tackle shops, has an Office of Diversity and Inclusion.” So says William Voegeli in a recent article. And so says the University of California at Los Angeles, whose campus-wide Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion earned (or at least, was paid) some $444,000 in 2016. UCLA is not alone in assigning overwhelming importance to “diversity and inclusion.” Bias in favor of or against an individual simply because of his or her race or ethnicity...
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids

    06/13/2018 8:35:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/13/18 | Jordan Peterson
    You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive” activism at a...
  • Time to diversify New York City’s Discovery Program

    06/13/2018 1:35:59 PM PDT · by edwinland · 3 replies
    City & State New York ^ | JUNE 23, 2017 | LARRY CARY
    “Disadvantaged” has traditionally been defined by the city to mean either a student from a low-income family or from a family recently emigrated from a non-English speaking country. In the 1970s and 1980s significant numbers of black and Latino students qualified for Discovery. In 1970, 22 percent of Brooklyn Tech’s students were admitted through Discovery. That year 14 percent and 16 percent of the students admitted to Bronx Science and Stuyvesant, respectively, were admitted through Discovery. When the law mandating a test was first being considered, state legislators rejected putting a 14 percent cap on the number of students who...
  • Affirmative Action and the American Mind: If Any

    06/09/2018 1:34:43 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 8 replies
    Fredoneverything ^ | May 29, 2018 | Fred Reed
    Affirmative action” means hiring people because they can’t do the job well. Near-synonyms are “diversity,” meaning groups that cannot do the job well, and “inclusiveness,” which means seeking people who you know cannot do the job well. These underpin American society, and have ruined education. For some time the sciences seemed less susceptible to the prevailing enstupidation because mathematics would present an impenetrable barrier to the the insufficiently bright. This, astonishingly, is changing. The sciences are being dumbed down to–are you surprised?–spare the feelings of included affirmative diversity. As a matter of observable–if, to many, unwelcome–fact, virtually all of the...
  • How college literally drives students nuts

    06/09/2018 9:52:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 6/8/2018 | Patrice Lewis
    Now that colleges and universities across the nation are disgorging their graduating classes for the year, you might wonder what kind of employment opportunities are available to those students who majored in subjects such as Diversity Studies, Feminist Studies, Victimology and other esoteric knowledge. Well, I think I’ve found the answer: They get hired by the University of Michigan. Yes, U of M, that bastion of free speech and free expression, now has 93 – let me spell that out, ninety-three – diversity staff on their employment roll. I suspect U of M is not alone in the size of...
  • The Airport Control Tower Is No Place for Racial Redress

    06/06/2018 4:28:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2018 | Jason L. Riley
    Andrew Brigida is the son of a former New York City police officer. When he was 12, his family moved to a suburb of Phoenix, and at the urging of a neighbor he decided to become an air-traffic controller. In 2013 he graduated with two aviation-related bachelor’s degrees from Arizona State University, one of the dozens of schools with which the Federal Aviation Administration has partnerships to vet candidates for its air-traffic-control training program. Graduates of these Collegiate Training Initiative schools then must pass the Air Traffic Selection and Training exam, or AT-SAT. This eight-hour test is designed to assess...
  • Obama put diversity over safety at FAA

    06/05/2018 10:46:53 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    OneNews ^ | 6/3/2018 | Michael Haverluck
    The Obama administration’s hiring rules for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic controllers placed diversity ahead of safety, says an attorney suing the federal agency for putting American passengers at risk. Former President Barack Obama changed the FAA’s rules for hiring air traffic controllers so that applicants must pass a diversity test before being considered – an added step in the initial process that is argued to put millions of passengers and crew members as risk. “For decades, the selection process for the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic controllers was rigorous,” TheBlaze reported. “After all, one minor mistake could...
  • De Blasio wants to scrap admissions testing for elite high schools

    06/03/2018 3:38:35 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 77 replies ^ | 6/3/18 | Selim Algar
    De Blasio wants to scrap admissions testing for elite high schools Mayor de Blasio unveiled a plan Saturday to boost black and Latino enrollment at the city’s eight specialized high schools — and he wants to scrap admissions tests outright. In an op-ed for education-news site Chalkbeat, de Blasio announced that 20 percent of seats at those eight schools would be reserved for low-income applicants. Kids in the Department of Education’s Discovery Program who score just below the admissions cut-off would be given one of those saved seats, according to the plan. De Blasio said he will fight to eventually...
  • The Diversity Staff at the University of Michigan Is Nearly 100 Full-Time Employees

    06/02/2018 2:33:27 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 48 replies ^ | May 30, 2018 | Jon Miltimore
    There is no doubt that the human costs of this rise are severe: Some 44 million Americans currently carry nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, and the delinquency rate is 11 percent. There are various reasons for surging costs, but the primary one is the remarkable expansion of university administration in recent decades. As Paul Campos, a law professor at the University of Colorado, wrote in the New York Times a few years ago: “According to the Department of Education data, administrative positions at colleges and universities grew by 60 percent between 1993 and 2009, which Bloomberg reported was...
  • Obama makes changes to FAA because too many white males were passing their classes [flashback]

    06/01/2018 9:02:34 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 5, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama administration makes changes to Federal Aviation Administration because too many white males were passing their air traffic controller classes The Obama administration has abandoned the old system for getting qualified air-traffic controller applicants because too many of them were white males, and replaced it with a new system that asks applicants how many different sports they played when they were in high school.The Federal Aviation Administration has stopped giving preferential treatment to air-traffic controller applicants who had passed classes from the 36 FAA-approved college aviation programs across the U.S., because too many of the people who passed these classes were...
  • To Promote Diversity, FAA Favors Air Traffic Control Applicants Bad at Science and Unemployed

    06/01/2018 6:50:56 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As a small-plane pilot, I keep up on aviation news, subscribing to multiple magazines, websites and podcasts devoted to flying. So it is a measure of just how hard the Obama admin worked to hide this outrageous story from the public that I had never heard about it until Tucker Carlson brought it to light this evening. Turns out, diversity activists during the Obama era decided that there wasn’t enough diversity among air traffic controllers. So, without a vote, the Obama FAA scrapped its merit-based rules and replaced them with a system contrived to benefit “diverse” applicants. As Tucker explained...
  • Sudan Is About To Execute A Teen For Defending Herself Against Rape

    05/24/2018 9:08:41 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 05/22/18 | Yassmin Abdel-Magied
    What do we know about Noura Hussein? The 19-year-old Sudanese woman is currently on death row in Omdurman, Sudan, for killing a man in self-defense. She was convicted of murdering her husband, who raped her on their “honeymoon.” When she was 16, Noura’s family attempted to force her to marry a man, despite the fact that Islam prohibits marriage without consent. Refusing the marriage, she ran 155 miles away from her family home to a town called Sennar. She lived with her aunt for three years, determined to complete her high school education and with her eyes on further studies....
  • Netherlands: 1,400 Underage Dutch Girls Forced into Sex Slavery Each Year by ‘Migrant [tr]

    05/22/2018 5:20:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22, 2018 | Virginia Hale
    Every year more than one thousand underage Dutch girls are groomed and then blackmailed into sex slavery by young pimps with migrant backgrounds, an investigation has revealed. With gifts, drink, and drugs, so-called ‘loverboys’ will seduce a girl into agreeing to become his sex partner before taking pictures or video footage of the encounter which will then be used as leverage to force her into prostitution, Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reports.
  • I’m So Old I Remember When the University of Michigan Was a Great School

    05/22/2018 4:53:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 24 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-22-18 | MOTUS
    I’m so old I remember when the University of Michigan was renowned for it’s STEM programs. Clearly this is not your patriarch’s university anymore. Even if that wasn’t a sexist comment.Summary: Everything wrong with higher education in 2 tweets - or as the Instapundit might say - SHOT:CHASER:As my contribution to the ever escalating price of college credentials I am offering this complimentary course in Gender Studies from the University of Michigan for FREE! I can’t guarantee you a $100k job at the university of your choice but I will guarantee you a better education than you will get for...
  • A Gospel Choir Just Sang "Stand By Me" at the Royal Wedding and It Was Beautiful

    05/19/2018 6:22:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 182 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | 05/19/2018 | Sarah Weldon
    In one of the more beautiful moments of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, guests were treated to a performance of "Stand By Me" by Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir. The song was performed following Bishop Michael Bruce Curry's address at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. Watch and cry and sing along and watch and cry again: CBS This Morning ✔ @CBSThisMorning WATCH: "Stand By Me" performed by Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir. #StandByMe ✨#RoyalWedding #RoyalThisMorning #HarryandMeghan 7:35 AM - May 19, 2018 While everyone has 100% danced to the song at every wedding reception they've...
  • You mean you’re NOT an undocumented immigrant? Take your diploma and get out

    05/16/2018 6:21:44 AM PDT · by Breyean · 28 replies
    Chicago SunTimes ^ | 5/15/18 | Neil Steinberg
    Southern California houses don’t have gutters. Not enough rain. I wish I could say I noticed this, with my keen journalist’s eye. But it was my wife who, strolling around the lovely college town of Claremont, east of Los Angeles, pointed it out. That happens a lot. What I noticed was the sign for the “Black Graduation Ceremony” two days before commencement at Pomona College, the liberal arts school where my kid got his degree Sunday. The sign was the first thing I saw stepping on campus, and set the tone. What could black graduation be? Like black proms at...