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  • 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
    The Hill ^ | BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    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...
  • 2020 Democrat Andrew Yang Sends Well-Wishes To Andy Ngo: 'Journalists Should Be Safe To Report...'

    07/01/2019 2:15:14 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/1/2019 | Rebecca Klar
    Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is sending well-wishes to Andy Ngo, a journalist at conservative website Quilette, who says anti-fascist protesters attacked him at a demonstration in Portland, Ore. on Saturday. "I hope @MrAndyNgo is okay. Journalists should be safe to report on a protest without being targeted," Yang tweeted Monday. ...
  • Here Is Proof That Andrew Yang Had His Microphone Turned Off During The Democratic Debate Last Night

    06/28/2019 9:21:54 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 53 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/28/2019 | Tim Pool
    Who takes the fault for this the Democrats or NBC? ...
  • California governor says Republican Party is headed 'into the waste bin of history'

    06/17/2019 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/17/2019 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in an interview published Monday said the Republican Party is headed for the “waste bin of history.” In an interview with Politico, Newsom compared national Republicans to the GOP in California in the 1990s. California Republicans were once a force, but have seen their power disappear over the last two decades. Washington Republicans will "go the same direction — into the waste bin of history, the way Republicans of the '90s have gone. That’s exactly what will happen to this crop of national Republicans,” Newsom told Politico. Former California Gov. Pete Wilson's (R) push for...
  • Trump Can Make California Great Again

    06/16/2019 4:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2019 | Carl Jackson
    Californians, what do you have to lose by voting for Trump?! It’s time for Democrats to defend the consequences of their democratic socialist policies that have ruined the state! After visiting my hometown of Los Angeles, California a couple of weeks ago, for the first time in decades, I returned to Florida absolutely convinced that Donald Trump and the Republican Party could recapture the state if the president would take Rush Limbaugh’s advice and campaign there. Everything that’s wrong with California is the fault of Democrats! They can’t blame Republicans for the mess they’ve created there! It’s a one-party...
  • New NYC education bombshell: DOE may have claimed Asian students benefit from ‘white supremacy’

    05/26/2019 8:15:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 26, 2019 | New York Post
    A city DOE-sponsored panel designed to combat racism told parents that Asian-American students “benefit from white supremacy” and “proximity to white privilege,” an outraged mom told The Post. The comments drew backlash from some parents and Asian activists, but not the Department of Education, which neither denied nor denounced them. The panel was helmed by the Center for Racial Justice in Education, a group being paid about $400,000 by the DOE, led by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, to conduct near-weekly training sessions throughout the city to address what it believes is rampant racism infecting schools.
  • Grievance Proxies: The College Board plans to introduce a new “adversity score”

    05/16/2019 6:36:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 16, 2019 | Heather Mac Donald
    For decades, the College Board defended the SAT, which it writes and administers, against charges that the test gives an unfair advantage to middle-class white students. No longer. Under relentless pressure from the racial-preferences lobby, the Board has now caved to the anti-meritocratic ideology of “diversity.” The Board will calculate for each SAT-taker an “adversity score” that purports to measure a student’s socioeconomic position, according to the Wall Street Journal. Colleges can use this adversity index to boost the admissions ranking of allegedly disadvantaged students who otherwise would score too poorly to be considered for admission. Advocates of this change...
  • When a reporter would not betray his source, police came to his home with guns and a sledgehammer

    05/12/2019 6:13:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 36 replies
    After police came into his home, officers handcuffed him for six hours as they collected his equipment. The search warrant for his home said officers were investigating “stolen or embezzled” property. It was unclear whether he was handcuffed because of the guns he says he legally owns. Carmody said the guns were locked in a safe, and he said that over the hours-long search, it was evident officers didn’t view him as a threat. At one point, some police took off their bulletproof vests on account of the heat, he said. While he was shackled, officers got a second warrant...
  • Reporter Declined to Reveal His Source. Then Police Showed Up at His Front Door With Guns.

    05/12/2019 6:47:55 AM PDT · by Galatians328 · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12 hours ago | Eli Rosenberg
    Bryan Carmody, a freelance reporter in San Francisco, awoke Friday to the sounds of someone trying to break into his house.
  • Cheating on the SATs

    04/09/2019 8:40:04 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8 April 2019 | William McGurn
    Felicity Huffman made her first court appearance since her arrest on charges she’d cheated her daughter’s way into college. The “Desperate Housewives” star stands accused of engaging the services of William Rick Singer to bribe an SAT proctor, who is alleged to have corrected her daughter’s answers to ensure a higher score. On Monday Ms. Huffman agreed to plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Here’s the great unasked question: What’s the moral difference between Ms. Huffman’s getting her daughter into college with an SAT score she didn’t earn and...
  • What Hillsdale Can Teach Harvard

    03/31/2019 9:47:10 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    Business Telegraph ^ | October 16, 2018 | William McGurn
    On Monday in federal court, Harvard denied charges that it discriminates against Asian-Americans in the same way it once discriminated against Jews. Race, its lawyer insisted, was just one of many factors considered, and it could only help an applicant’s chances of admission, not hurt them. On the substance, this is a dubious proposition. Students for Fair Admissions, which brought the lawsuit, has produced considerable evidence that Harvard uses various means to exclude Asian-Americans even when they are more qualified academically and have better records of extracurricular activities than other accepted students. These means include suspiciously lower ratings given Asian-Americans...
  • Harris to seek federal investment on teacher pay, aide says

    03/23/2019 8:17:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/23/19 | JUANA SUMMERS
    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday will call for a significant federal investment in teacher pay, a campaign aide says, the first policy proposal that she has put forth since officially launching her 2020 campaign. At a rally in Houston, Harris will argue that the U.S. faces a teacher pay crisis that requires a national response and will commit to closing the teacher pay gap during her first term as president, the aide said. Harris' campaign is citing a study from the liberal-leaning Economic Policy Institute that found that what's called the "teacher pay penalty" - the...
  • Andrew Yang and the “Freedom Dividend” (Universal Basic Income)

    03/21/2019 10:03:04 AM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/19/19 | Don't Walk, Run! Productions
    Presidential candidate Andrew Yang is campaigning on the platform of Universal Basic Income. He says everyone from MLK to Milton Friedman to Richard Nixon were for it. But were they? The answer won't surprise you.
  • NYC progressives de Blasio and Ocasio-Cortez want to punish Asian students for academic success

    03/21/2019 6:51:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2019 | By Thomas Lifson
    In the wake of the college admissions scandal where meritocracy was bypassed by the wealthy and connected, New York City leftists Bill de Blasio and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are demanding an end to the strict meritocracy governing admission to the crown jewels of public education, Bronx High School of Science and Stuyvesant High. Yesterday, the freshman congresswoman tweeted out her outrage at strict meritocracy:   68% of all NYC public school students are Black or Latino. To only have 7 Black students accepted into Stuyvesant (a *public* high school) tells us that this is a system failure. Education inequity is...
  • Asian-Americans in Mid-Term Election 2018

    11/28/2018 12:51:34 AM PST · by Doreener · 19 replies
    A 2018 Asian American Voter Survey, published Oct. 9, found that Democrats are at an advantage with the Asian-American electorate this midterm election. Democrats also held an advantage in voter identification, with 38 percent of those surveyed identifying as Democrats compared to 22 percent as Asian-American Republicans. Thirty-eight percent said they did not identify with either party. When asked about Trump's job in office, a majority said they disapproved of his performance (58 percent), while 36 percent approved. This sentiment was not uniform among all ethnic groups: A majority of surveyed Vietnamese Americans approved of Trump (64 percent), the only...
  • Maxine Waters’ Career May Be Finished — New Scandal Revealed

    11/18/2018 1:06:50 PM PST · by deandg99 · 78 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 11/16/2018 | RWN Staff
    California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is certainly no stranger to controversy and scandal. In fact, she wallows in it. Waters strikes me as someone who believes she is above the law and can get away with whatever she wants. It’s one of the reasons she is seen as one of the most corrupt politicians in Congress. A new complaint has been filed against Waters and it and the new unfolding scandal surrounding the complaint has the potential to finish off her career. The complaint involves an obscure fundraising tactic that has raked in thousands of dollars from state politicians in...
  • ‘ROBBED.’ Dem Gil Cisneros defeats Repub Young Kim proving Orange Cty. CA is sexist AND racist...

    11/18/2018 10:35:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 8:31 am on November 18, 2018 | Sam J.
    FULL TITLE: ‘ROBBED.’ Dem Gil Cisneros defeats Repub Young Kim proving Orange Cty. CA is sexist AND racist (that’s how this works, right?) Republican Young Kim who originally held the lead on Election Day has magically lost her race to Democrat Gil Cisneros. Gosh, is it our imagination or does there seem to be a lot of this going on? *adjusts tinfoil hat*