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  • California Sues Cisco System for Bias Based on Hindu Caste System

    07/02/2020 9:26:46 AM PDT · by River Hawk · 13 replies
    US Inc. ^ | July 2, 2020 | Allan Wall
    Labor discrimination has been an ongoing issue in recent decades in our country. And now, get ready Well, get ready to add another discrimination category, one not currently recognized by U.S. labor law - the Hindu caste system. It's so foreign to our system that there's not even a law against it! Not yet, anyway.
  • California Legislature Votes To Remove Anti-Discrimination Language From State Constitution

    06/28/2020 7:22:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    The California legislature voted last week to strike anti-discrimination language from the State Constitution. In a 30-10 vote, the legislature passed the Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (ACA 5), which removes the words “The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin,” from California’s constitution, which were put in place in 1996 with Proposition 209.
  • Trump doubter now says prez governs like 'constitutional conservative' Berkeley law prof John Yoo changes tune

    06/20/2020 7:40:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 6/19/2020 | WND staff
    "His many personal and professional flaws, including his bankruptcies, sexual scandals, crude and cruel language, repelled me. I saw him as a populist, even a demagogue, who had not prepared for the heavy responsibilities of the presidency," he said in a new book, which was profiled by Paul Bedard in his Washington Secrets column. Yoo worried, at the time, that Trump would "test, evade, or even violate the Constitution." Bedard explains, "Over the course of 300 pages comparing Trump moves to the wishes of the Founding Fathers, Yoo discovered that despite constant criticism that Trump was destroying the Constitution, he...
  • Trump is planning to ban H-1B and other work visas

    06/12/2020 7:05:57 AM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 65 replies
    Online Visas ^ | 6/10/2020 | Jon Velie
    Utilizing the new Presidential proclamations INA 212(f) and 215, prevents entry into the U.S. of certain non-immigrants. We think that the ban will be announced and come into force around June 15th, 2020.
  • California legislators pit blacks against Asians in brainless move to bring back affirmative action

    06/12/2020 6:03:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Riding the momentum of the George Floyd riots, California's legislators have moved to ask the voters to repeal Proposition 209, the voter-passed measure to end affirmative action. According to the Sacramento Bee: More than two decades after California voters banned consideration of race in university admissions, public employment and contracting with Proposition 209, the state Assembly on Wednesday approved a measure that would ask voters to repeal the law. In a 58-9 initial vote, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, secured the necessary two-thirds majority approval needed to send Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 out of her house and to the state Senate. Only...
  • Scarborough Declares Asian-American Cop at George Floyd Scene 'White'

    06/01/2020 7:24:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "With the powers vested in me by the liberal media, I am pleased this morning to declare Tou Thao a white man." Joe Scarborough might as well have said that on today's Morning Joe. Expressing his outrage that the police officers who, in addition to Derek Chauvin, were on the scene when George Floyd died, have not been arrested, Scarborough said: "Three white men have not been charged for standing there and watching as life drained from a man in a slow-motion murder." Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • An Unlikely Alliance of Blacks and Asians

    03/14/2020 1:06:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | March 14, 2020 | Wenyuan Wu
    On March 9, 2020, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee approved House Bill H440, a measure outlawing race-based affirmative action in state agencies, state contracting, and public education. The bill is currently on Idaho’s full senate floor for amendments. Once amended and signed by Governor Brad Little into law, H440 will make the Gem State the ninth to adopt a statewide ban on affirmative action. The other eight states are: California, Washington, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. In most cases, measures to ban racial discrimination and preferential treatment were passed by popular votes on the ballot. At...
  • Liberal Faculty Endorse Testing. A California task force shows that banning tests helps the privileged.

    02/12/2020 11:42:37 AM PST · by karpov · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 11, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    ... [A] task force of the faculty senate at the University of California, of all places, is resisting the movement to ban test scores in admissions. The 227-page report, completed in late January, recommends that the UC system keep standardized tests like the ACT and SAT as admissions requirements, and it demolishes the logic of the politically motivated anti-testing movement. The report dispatches the myth that standardized math and reading tests are useless for predicting college performance. Based on data from tens of thousands of students in the UC system, the report concludes that “test scores are currently better predictors...
  • Meritocracy’s Waterloo? The University of California may scrap admissions testing.

    11/08/2019 6:40:32 AM PST · by karpov · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 7, 2019
    Social-justice organizations last week threatened the University of California with a lawsuit unless it halts the use of standardized testing in admissions, claiming the tests discriminate against minorities. Who knows what success they may have before a sympathetic judge. But the issue may be settled sooner as the political mood in the UC moves against testing. This shift could have baleful nationwide consequences. Standardized tests have been a target of the left for decades, but in 2018 something changed. Dozens of colleges, most significantly the University of Chicago, have been dropping their standardized-test requirements. The number of students who take...
  • Seattle Schools Propose To Teach That Math Education Is Racist—Will California Be Far Behind?

    11/10/2019 7:39:16 AM PST · by robowombat · 111 replies
    Hoover Institute ^ | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Lee Ohanian
    Seattle Schools Propose To Teach That Math Education Is Racist—Will California Be Far Behind? by Lee Ohanian Tuesday, October 29, 2019 California’s latest K–12 test scores were released earlier this month. Despite spending 26 percent more per pupil after inflation since 2011, test scores remain low, and improvement is proceeding at a glacial pace. Just 40 percent of California schoolchildren are proficient at math. What should be done? Seattle’s idea is to teach their students that US math education is racist, is used to oppress people of color and the disadvantaged, and has been used to exploit natural resources. According...

    12/05/2019 9:55:34 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 4 Dec 2019 | Ann Coulter
    I gather it would be proof positive of “white nationalism” to point out that the only group discriminated against in college admissions is white people. We’ve heard a lot about discrimination against Asians lately, which reminds me: Asians are SO lucky they’re not white! Otherwise, America’s leading hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, would be churning out reports on the worrying rise in Asian Supremacy. In fact, however, a recent study by Georgetown University (probably White Nationalist), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (presumed hate group), found that if colleges admitted students based solely on SAT scores,...
  • Washington State Voters Overcome Doublespeak, Reject Racial Preferences Again

    11/11/2019 9:11:32 AM PST · by karpov · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | November 11, 2019 | Jason Richwine
    By a slim margin, Washington state voters appear to have rejected the legislature’s attempt to reinstate racial preferences. (The result is still unofficial.) Both Heather Mac Donald and Peter Kirsanow summarized the history of this issue for NR last month. Essentially, a 1998 voter referendum outlawed the use of racial preferences by the state of Washington, but this year the legislature passed Initiative 1000 that would reverse that referendum. Opponents of preferences, led in large part by Asian Americans, then put a new referendum on the ballot that would allow voters to reject I-1000 and keep the 1998 ban on...
  • Harvard Students Mocked Asian Applicants Who Received Lower Personality Scores

    10/16/2019 7:49:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2019 | John Sexton
    Earlier this month a judge determined that Harvard’s admissions practices did not discriminate against Asian applicants. The lawsuit which led to that decision was filed by a group called Students for Fair Admissions. SFFA hired an expert who looked closely at Harvard’s process and discovered something curious. While Asian students score the highest of any group on academics and extra-curricular activities, they score consistently lower than other groups on Harvard’s personality score.The lead attorney who worked on the lawsuit, Adam K. Mortara, was invited to speak about the decision at Harvard last week. He argued that the judge had...
  • Elizabeth Warren Under Fire as Campaign Surrogate’s Racist, Homophobic Tweets Come to Light

    10/15/2019 6:50:46 PM PDT · by Conserv · 59 replies
    Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is being heavily criticized for failing to vet a high-profile campaign surrogate with a history of making homophobic, racist, misogynistic and xenophobic comments on social media. Activist Ashlee Marie Preston was featured in a Warren campaign video released October 10. In that video, Preston explains that she’s “a Warren Democrat because I am not afraid of the fight.” The video released by Twitter account @TeamWarren is captioned: 🙌@AshleeMPreston is a #WarrenDemocrat, and so are we. Together, we’re fighting so that all women of color have a voice in our democracy.
  • Round One—Harvard Beats Asian Americans

    10/16/2019 9:47:18 AM PDT · by karpov · 21 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 16, 2019 | Roger Clegg
    In a long-awaited decision, federal trial judge Allison Burroughs has ruled that, while Harvard does consider a student’s race in determining who gets in and who doesn’t (“the use of race in and of itself is admitted”), nonetheless Harvard is not breaking the law. That outcome was not surprising, and the judge’s opinion is unlikely to change many minds or alter the case’s expected trajectory to the Supreme Court. Judge Burroughs found that “Race is only intentionally considered as a positive attribute.” But if race is a positive attribute for favored groups, then does it not follow that it is...
  • California Poised to Ban Suspension of Willfully Defiant Students

    09/09/2019 5:51:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 4, 2019 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is poised to sign a bill into law that would prohibit both traditional public and charter schools in the state from suspending students in grades K-8 for willfully defiant behavior. Senate Bill 419 intends to address racial disparities in school discipline. The Sacramento Bee reported: Students of color are disproportionately suspended for unruly behavior in California schools. Black students made up just 5.6 percent of the total enrollment for academic year 2017-18, yet accounted for 15.6 percent of total suspensions for willful defiance, according to the education department. By contrast, white students made up 23.2 percent of total...
  • California’s two-tier society

    08/04/2019 8:49:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 02, 2019 | Dan Walt
    Thirty-four years ago, two researchers delved into California’s rapidly changing demographic and economic trends and saw “an emerging two-tier economy with Asians and better-educated non-Hispanic whites and blacks competing for the prestigious occupations while poorly educated Hispanics and blacks scramble for the lower status jobs…”
  • Why the GOP Has Declined in California: Nope, It's Not Because the Party Enraged Latinos

    08/01/2019 7:53:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/01/2019 | James Sutton
    Talk to almost any Californians (that is, to any who’ve been in the state since before the ’90s) and they’ll tell a simple story of conservative decline. A crucial 1994 ballot initiative that attempted to enact stricter restrictions on illegal immigrants, Proposition 187, was pushed by a radicalizing GOP in a diversifying California. This initiative was a draconian effort to lash out against minorities’ political gains, and it especially enraged and energized Latinos, long a sleeping giant in California politics. In short, overreach tinged with racism caused Republicans to go the way of the grizzly on the state flag: extinct....
  • The Rise of the Chinese-American Right: They Hate Affirmative Action and Support Trump

    07/17/2019 12:44:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2019 | By RONG XIAOQING
    New generations of Chinese immigrants hate affirmative action — and some are beginning to love Trump. On June 13, during a nasty storm, a group of Chinese New Yorkers gathered in front of the gates of Gracie Mansion, the New York mayor’s residence on the Upper East Side, to protest. Inside, Mayor Bill de Blasio was meeting with two dozen or so representatives of the Asian-American community to discuss his controversial plan to reform the meritocratic admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools — the first such meeting since he announced the plan out of the blue a year...
  • Susan Rice: Chinese diplomat a 'racist disgrace' for saying whites avoid black areas of DC

    07/15/2019 10:34:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    Former national security advisor Susan Rice called a Chinese diplomat a "racist disgrace" in a tweet Monday. "You are a racist disgrace. And shockingly ignorant too. In normal times, you would be PNGed for this, Ambassador Cui, I expect better of you and your team. Please do the right thing and send him home. " Rice tweeted in reference to Lijian Zhao, a diplomat posted in Islamabad. In a now-deleted tweet, Zhao said that if “you’re in Washington, D.C., you know the white never go” to the southeastern part of the U.S. capital. "PNGed" refers to being designated as a...