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  • New Findings about the Dodgy Dossier [Weekly Update] (Repost)

    10/10/2020 10:47:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 9, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    State Dept Officials Were Skeptical about Christopher Steele Reports The Left’s Plan for Election Violence After Chinese Steal Billions in Research, We Finally Ban Them Judicial Watch is Suing to Colorado to Clean Up Its Voter Rolls Stopping California’s Diversity Quotas for Corporate Boards Judicial Watch Contested Virginia Officials’ Secret Meeting on BLM Riot State Dept Officials Were Skeptical about Christopher Steele Reports We have now received 48 pages of emails among top Obama State Department officials and a U.S. Ambassador expressing skepticism about Steele reports by Steele’s London-based private intelligence firm Orbis Business Intelligence. Steele was the author...
  • Woke Science Is an Experiment Certain to Fail. Advancing knowledge, not imposing diversity, should be the goal of federal research funding.

    09/27/2020 5:00:27 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal, ^ | September 24, 2020 | Heather Mac Donald
    President Trump has ordered an end to training on “white privilege” and “critical race theory” in the federal bureaucracy. The directive is a good first step toward removing identity politics from federal operations. Next up should be the millions of taxpayer dollars devoted annually to cultivating race- and sex-based grievance in the sciences. The National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have all embraced the idea that science is pervaded by systemic bias that handicaps minorities and women. Those agencies have taken on the job of extirpating such inequity on the...
  • Films Will Be Required to Meet Diversity Quotas to Be Eligible for Best Picture Oscar Beginning in 2024

    09/09/2020 7:33:15 AM PDT · by karpov · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | September 9. 2020 | Brittany Bernstein
    Ahead of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy’s fifth anniversary, the Academy has announced a new set of inclusion requirements films must meet to be awards-eligible. To be eligible for best picture, films must meet the standards of two out of four categories laid out in a press release on Tuesday: “Onscreen Representation, Themes and Narratives,” “Creative Leadership and Project Team,” “Industry Access and Opportunities” and “Audience Development.” Recent best picture nominees including “1917” and “The Irishman” may have struggled to meet the new onscreen standards that will require at least one of the following criterion to be met: at least one of...
  • Oscar Shakes Up Best Picture Eligibility Standards; Strict New Diversity Requirements Take Full Effect In 2024

    09/08/2020 5:55:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 8, 2020 | Pete Hammond
    As promised when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative in June, new standards of representation and inclusion have been announced by AMPAS today that will gradually be put in place for the 94th (2022) and 95th (2023) Oscars, but in full effect beginning with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024. In its most dramatic swing towards true diversity, Oscar is laying down significant requirements in order to be eligible for Hollywood’s most sought after prize: Best Picture. Having at least one Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, Indigenous/Native American/Alaskan Native, Middle Eastern/North African, Native...
  • Boeing CEO pledges a 20 percent increase in black employees

    08/28/2020 2:44:29 PM PDT · by karpov · 106 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2020
    Boeing is seeking to increase black US employees throughout the company by 20 percent and mandate benchmarks for hiring people of color, Chief Executive Dave Calhoun told employees in a memo on Friday reviewed by Reuters. US corporations have become more responsive to complaints related to racial equality following a summer of sweeping anti-racism protests over the slaying of black people by police. The changes at Boeing, a stalwart defense contractor with its corporate headquarters in Chicago and largest factories in Washington state and South Carolina, appeared to mark the first concrete steps by the planemaker to address the issue....
  • Whither Race-Neutrality in California?

    08/26/2020 7:04:14 AM PDT · by karpov · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 26, 2020 | Richard Sander
    In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 209 by an impressive 56-to-44 percent majority. Prop 209 amended the state’s constitution to prohibit the granting of preferences based on race or gender. It inaugurated a series of campaigns, led by businessman and University of California Regent Ward Connerly, that by 2006 had established similar prohibitions in 10 states. A few weeks ago, in a move perfectly in sync with the racial politics of 2020, the California legislature put a referendum on the November ballot that invites voters to repeal Prop 209. The new Proposition 16 would allow the state government, and state...
  • Race quotas will make the New York Times a truly second-rate paper

    08/02/2020 3:19:11 AM PDT · by karpov · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 31, 2020 | Eddie Scarry
    As bad as the New York Times can be right now, that will be nothing compared to how truly miserable it can become if it institutes the asinine race quotas and other demands that the paper's worker union is demanding. In a series of tweets on Friday, the News Guild of New York, representing the New York Times editorial staff, laid out several race-based items for the paper's leadership to start working on. Among them were for the company's workforce demographics to reflect that of New York City (race quotas); for each stage of the hiring process for a new...
  • The lunatic drive for racial quotas for COVID-19 vaccines

    07/18/2020 6:16:37 AM PDT · by karpov · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 16, 2020 | Betsy McCaughey
    At least two COVID-19 vaccines are scoring major successes in trials. That means a vaccine might be ready by year’s end, but not in sufficient quantity to vaccinate more than 300 million Americans. Frontline health workers and national-security personnel will be top priority, but after that, who comes next? A federal committee is considering pushing blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans to the front of the line, ahead of whites. Dr. José Romero, who chairs the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, wants minority groups to get favored treatment. Billionaire donor Melinda Gates likewise is pushing for blacks to get vaccinated...
  • New head of news at NBC-Universal openly promises to discriminate against Caucasians

    07/08/2020 11:03:42 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 86 replies
    After just over a month in his new job as head of the newly formed NBC-Universal News Group, combining NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and all streaming operations, Cesar Conde is making news himself. In a video and memo to the approximately 3,000 employees he supervises, Conde announced a goal of 50% of employees being female and 50% "people of color," an expression commonly taken to mean non-Caucasians. Since Caucasians account for more than 76% of the United States population according to the Census Bureau, this amounts to a vow of racial discriminati After just over a month in his new...
  • Quotas Can Help Fix the Glaring Whiteness of America’s C-Suites. They’ve helped women. Why not apply them to the boardrooms and middle management of the Fortune 500?

    06/19/2020 2:09:09 PM PDT · by karpov · 41 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | June 18, 2020
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  • The Roots of Our Partisan Divide

    02/23/2020 3:25:33 AM PST · by Jerrybob · 39 replies
    Imprimis, Hillsdale College ^ | 2/23/20 | Christopher Caldwell
    Here's a part: Let’s say you’re a progressive. In fact, let’s say you are a progressive gay man in a gay marriage, with two adopted children. The civil rights version of the country is everything to you. Your whole way of life depends on it. How can you back a party or a politician who even wavers on it? Quite likely, your whole moral idea of yourself depends on it, too. You may have marched in gay pride parades carrying signs reading “Stop the Hate,” and you believe that people who opposed the campaign that made possible your way of...
  • Uproar Over Essays Turns MLK’s Dream Inside Out. The University of Montana judged contest submissions on content instead of the writers’ race. Big mistake.

    02/06/2020 8:01:20 PM PST · by karpov · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 6, 2020 | Heather Mac Donald
    The University of Montana asked students, staff and community members to participate in an essay contest on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. When the school released the results last month, Montana students and race activists across the country accused university officials of racism and disrespect. That’s because all four winners were white. Turns out some would rather the school had honored King by judging entrants on the color of their skin rather than the content of their submissions. The four contest winners started receiving threats, and the African-American studies program, which had sponsored the contest, removed...
  • Preferences by Any Other Name. Washington State legislators continue to push for race-based quotas despite the voters’ rejection of them.

    02/04/2020 2:06:35 PM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | February 4, 2020 | John S. Rosenberg
    Last November, the voters of Washington State shocked their betters in board rooms, editorial offices, university administrations, and the leadership of both parties by rejecting Referendum 88, an attempt by state Democrats to bring back affirmative action, which had been prohibited in a 1998 referendum. This new, revived affirmative action, they claimed, would not permit quotas or preferential treatment. Referendum 88 disingenuously defined preferential treatment as using race, sex, or ethnicity “as the sole qualifying factor to select a less qualified applicant over a more qualified applicant” in public education, employment, or contracting. This would have offered an open door...
  • Berkeley Weeded Out Job Applicants Who Didn't Propose Specific Plans To Advance Diversity. The university's litmus test is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    02/03/2020 5:54:21 PM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | February 3, 2020 | Robby Soave
    The University of California has been requiring prospective faculty members to affirm that they support diversity. This was Orwellian in its own right—reminiscent of the university system's 1950s loyalty oaths, which required faculty to attest that they were not members of the Communist Party. It now appears that at one campus, UC-Berkeley, the diversity initiative goes much further than previously understood. Whether a candidate has proposed a specific, concrete plan to advance diversity is now being used as a litmus test for some positions. No candidate who fails the test can even be considered for employment. Abigail Thompson, a UC-Davis...
  • Goldman Gets Half Woke. The firm will boycott companies with all-male boards—in some places.

    01/24/2020 6:34:42 PM PST · by karpov · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 24, 2020
    Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon demonstrated his social enlightenment in Davos this week by announcing that the white-shoe investment bank would no longer help companies with exclusively white, male boards go public—as long as its boycott doesn’t hurt business too much. “Starting on July 1 in the U.S. and Europe, we’re not going to take a company public unless there’s at least one diverse board candidate, with a focus on women,” Mr. Solomon said on CNBC Thursday. “We might miss some business, but in the long run, this I think is the best advice for companies that want to drive...
  • Goldman to stop financing IPOs for companies with only white male boardmembers

    01/23/2020 11:35:07 AM PST · by karpov · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2020 | Sylvan Lane
    Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said Thursday that the powerful investment bank will only finance initial public offerings (IPOs) for companies that have at least one nonwhite male board member. Solomon said during a Thursday interview with CNBC that as of July 1 in the U.S. and Europe, Goldman “is not going to take a company public unless there is at least one diverse board candidate, with a focus on women.” “Diversity on boards is a very very important issue, and we've been very very focused on it and so we're trying to find ways to encourage that,” Solomon told...
  • New York AG Letitia James’ obscene attack on the NYPD

    01/19/2020 7:58:21 AM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2020
    New York’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Letitia James, is going after . . . law enforcement. On Monday, James said she’s probing the NYPD’s fare-evasion policing for racial bias. It’s a disgraceful pander. “If NYers have been targeted because of the color of their skin, we will not hesitate to take legal action,” she tweeted. Well, sure: If cops were singling out minorities, she’d be remiss not to act. Yet there’s no evidence — none — of such targeting. From October 2017 to June 2019, James notes, minorities got 70% of the fare-evasion summonses and accounted for 90% of arrests,...
  • (New York) State AG probing NYPD for ‘racial biases’ in fare-evasion crackdown

    01/13/2020 3:45:34 PM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 13, 2020 | Priscilla DeGregory and Craig McCarthy
    The New York Attorney General is probing whether the NYPD has shown “racial biases” against people of color as it polices fare evasion. The investigation was announced Monday just weeks after bombshell testimony from transit cops alleging racist quotas in the subway system and months after a judge ordered the department to publish its transit enforcement numbers — detailed data that still remains secret. “We’ve all read the stories and seen the disturbing videos of men, women, and children being harassed, dragged away, and arrested by officers in our city’s subway system, which is why we are launching an investigation...
  • Outlaw Universities: Discrimination in Academia

    01/11/2020 7:01:17 PM PST · by karpov · 3 replies
    Fake Nous ^ | January 10, 2020 | Michael Huemer
    Probably everyone in the academy knows that affirmative action is widely practiced: racial minorities (except Asians) and women are commonly given preference in hiring and admission decisions at American universities. I would guess, however, that some academics — and many more non-academics — are unaware that typical university hiring practices are blatantly illegal. So I’m going to talk about that for a while, in case you find that interesting. Job advertisements commonly say things like that the university rejects discrimination, supports equal employment opportunity, and considers all applicants “without regard to” race, sex, religion, etc. What they actually mean by...
  • The Most Agonizing Question on a College Application

    12/23/2019 5:13:07 AM PST · by karpov · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 23, 2019 | Douglas Belkin
    As elite colleges and universities seek to be more diverse, there is one section on the Common Application that has become increasingly loaded: the boxes where prospective students are asked about their identity. Students know they face tougher-than-ever odds of earning admission and feel pressure to answer in a way that gives them an edge, college counselors and families say. Colleges, in turn, are frustrated because they have no way to confirm the information. Questions college counselors are encountering from students and their parents include: Does partial heritage count? If a father is Cuban but you don’t speak Spanish, should...