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  • Protest outside city schools administration building turns violent

    06/10/2022 4:58:47 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 25 replies
    WMAR ^ | 6/10/2022 | Brittney Verner
    BALTIMORE — A protest outside of the Baltimore City Schools administration building almost turned violent this afternoon as many passionate people voiced their concerns about the grade changing procedures affecting thousands of students. Although many people believe there was wrong doing, city school leaders insist that they did nothing wrong. What started out as a peaceful protest in front of the city schools administration building turned into an ambush as some people pointed the blame at city school leaders. “ Somebody has to be held responsible and somebody has to be held accountable,” one protestor said. That was the dominant...
  • Embattled Uvalde School Police Chief Privately Sworn in as City Councilor After Department Stops Cooperating With Investigators

    05/31/2022 8:43:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 31 May 2022 | KIPP JONES
    Embattled Uvalde school district police chief Pedro Arredondo has been sworn in as a city councilor after the mayor said Monday the ceremony would be postponed.
  • The Supreme Court’s Next Targets

    05/19/2022 6:07:56 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 19, 2022 | Adam Harris
    Following the Supreme Court’s leak of a draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade, many Court-watchers and pundits have pointed to same-sex marriage and access to contraceptives as rights now potentially at risk. And while in the long run the logic set forth in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could undermine those precedents, the Court may eviscerate other major areas of law far sooner—in fact, with cases on its docket this current term. Notably, the Court may soon declare the use of race in college admissions—affirmative action—illegal, and it may also massively constrain the power of the federal government to...
  • States Must Go Beyond Affirmative Action Bans to Stop Discriminatory Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on College Campuses

    04/13/2022 12:32:07 PM PDT · by karpov · 11 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | April 13, 2022 | Anna K. Miller
    The Supreme Court may ban affirmative action, but even if it does, many race, sex, and ideology-conscious “diversity” policies and programs will still remain on college campuses. Regardless of the Court’s decision, state legislators have an important role to play in striking down discriminatory practices in public higher education. Idaho is emblematic of how a “red” state must go beyond banning affirmative action to stop the growth of discriminatory diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs and policies in its public universities. Idaho joined nine other states in banning affirmative action in the operation of public employment, education, and contracting in...
  • Michelle Obama says Ketanji Brown Jackson gives Black women and girls "a future we can all be hopeful for"

    04/09/2022 7:06:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    Cbsnews ^ | 04/08/2022 | CHRISTOPHER BRITO
    Michelle Obama reflected on the historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court in an Instagram post on Thursday, saying she will give Black women and girls "a future we can all be hopeful for." Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the nation's highest court. The former first lady and lawyer said she was "so moved" when Jackson received the necessary confirmation votes in the Senate.
  • Quotas Are Unconstitutional, Whether They Harm White People or Minority Groups

    04/06/2022 7:43:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | April 6, 2022 | Betsy McCaughey
    At work, white people are being told to check their privilege at the door. But a court ruling on Friday indicates there's still hope for fair treatment in the corporate world, even if you're not a racial minority. On April 1, a California court struck down a state law mandating that corporate boards seats be reserved for people of minority groups. The court said quotas violated the state's constitutional guarantee that everyone is treated equally under the law. Equal protection isn't just for minority races. It's everyone's right. Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court,...
  • "Fact check": Ketanji Brown Jackson's 2005 'war crimes' allegation was about torture(What a CNN BS spin, she said it on Runsfeld too)

    03/23/2022 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Mar 23, 2022 | Daniel Dale
    (CNN)Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was criticized by two Republican senators on Tuesday at a confirmation hearing over language they claimed she had used in the past while challenging the indefinite detention of clients who were being held without charges at the Guantanamo Bay military prison.
  • Judge Jackson Wants to 'Meld' American Law with CRT, Social Justice

    03/22/2022 10:32:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 3/22/2022 1120 hrs edt | Spencer Brown
    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, currently testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee as her nomination to the Supreme Court is considered, has a track record not too dissimilar from any other woke academic. And despite the Democrat spin that says criticisms of Biden's SCOTUS nominee to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer are trumped up claims based on sexist racist bigotry, KBJ's own words in her Senate Judiciary Questionnaire (SJQ) make her beliefs clear. In one document included in the SJQ, remarks titled "Fairness in Federal Sentencing: An Examination" lay out what Judge Jackson believes and has sought to impart (emphasis added):...
  • How is 'Boofed' Pronounced? And Other Vital Questions Ketanji Brown Jackson Must Answer

    03/22/2022 5:58:44 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | 22 Mar 2022 | Ed. Board
    By all evidence, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court will be a shoo-in. Not because she’s supremely qualified, but because her nomination — as the press reminds us in every headline — is “historic.” Yes, there are and have been black justices and women justices, but never, ever a black woman justice! Who would dare stand in the way of history? President Joe Biden assumed that by checking all the correct woke boxes his candidate could escape the sort of vicious scrutiny, rumormongering, character-destroying attacks visited upon Republican nominees – apparently forgetting that Democratic nominees always get a...
  • Capehart: If I Wouldn't Get Fired, I'd Curse Tucker Carlson for Wanting Jackson's Test Score

    03/21/2022 7:33:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 3/21/2022 0939 hrs edt | Mark Finkelstien
    On his MSNBC show Sunday morning, after playing a clip of Tucker Carlson calling for the release of the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) score of Ketanji Brown Jackson, Biden's Supreme Court justice nominee, Jonathan Capehart said to his liberal Democrat guest: "Senator Hirono, I'm not going to curse because it's Sunday and I'd get fired. Can you talk about why what Tucker Carlson just said is so repugnant?" Hirono failed to answer Capehart's question. She didn't/couldn't venture anything as to why it was "repugnant" to ask for Brown Jackson's LSAT score. The most she could muster was to suggest...
  • Russia's hypersonic 'Kinzhal' missile strike claim is a dud, defense experts say. "I would not see it as a game changer," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said of the alleged launch.

    03/21/2022 5:52:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | Updated: March 20, 2022 - 10:51pm | By Susan Katz Keating
    Russia's claim that it launched a hypersonic missile against a military depot in Ukraine has drawn skepticism from Western defense sources who say the alleged strike came from a 1980s-era system that likely did not hit the presumed target. Russia announced on Saturday that it fired its much-vaunted hypersonic Kinzhal missile for the first time in a war setting, demolishing a Ukrainian underground arms warehouse in the country's western sector. The report prompted commentators to note that the attack, if true, in part demonstrated that the U.S. has not kept pace with Russian hypersonic technology. But the Kinzhal is "nothing...
  • Science Needs Honesty, Not Affirmative Action

    03/11/2022 3:50:40 AM PST · by karpov · 14 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | March 9, 2022 | John Staddon
    Holden Thorp is a very clever fellow. With a PhD in chemistry from Caltech and after some business ventures and a spell teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he ascended to the chancellorship of the university in 2007 at the young age of 43. He resigned in 2013 amid allegations of widespread academic fraud in the Chapel Hill Department of African and Afro-American studies. Undeterred, Thorp went on to become provost at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2019 he became Editor-in-Chief of Science, one of the two premier general-science journals (the other is Nature, published...
  • Affirmative Action – Help or Hindrance for the Underrepresented?

    03/07/2022 7:46:57 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | March 5, 2022 | George Leef
    Starting in the days of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, American colleges and universities embraced the idea that one way for the country to atone for its ugly history of slavery and racial discrimination was to give preferences to applicants from “underrepresented “ groups. At first, that just meant students with African ancestry, but later came to include Hispanics, Native Americans, Aleutian Islanders and others. Schools began to admit applicants from those groups even though they had weaker academic qualifications than the great majority of the students. The assumption was that they were helping them, because a degree from a more...
  • The antiracist agenda for medicine — and the backlash it's received

    02/17/2022 6:58:12 PM PST · by buckalfa · 21 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | February 17, 2022 | Gabrielle Masson
    "An Antiracist Agenda for Medicine," published by Boston Review on March 17, 2021, lays out a path for healthcare organizations to build a proactively antiracist agenda for medicine. The article has been highly controversial among the American public. The article is penned by Bram Wispelwey, MD, associate physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital, instructor in medicine at Boston-based Harvard Medical School, senior fellow at Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, co-founder and chief strategist of Health for Palestine, and senior project lead in Partners In Health's U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit; and Michelle...
  • For Black women, hopes and dreams rest on Biden court choice

    02/09/2022 8:11:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 9, 2022 | By JOCELYN NOVECK and DEEPTI HAJELA
    NEW YORK (AP) — When the pressure gets intense, law student Jasmine Marchbanks-Owens likes to wander the hallways of Howard University, examining the faded, framed photos of prominent Black graduates of decades past. “It’s just really inspiring to be able to see people that look like me that attended this university and became attorneys,” says the first-year student, whose great-great grandmother was born into slavery. “So, when I get stressed out, I like to walk down here and look at all the names and see all the faces.” Black women, Marchbanks-Owens points out, have been the backbone of social justice...
  • Texans hire former Bears, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith as their new head coach

    02/08/2022 6:20:13 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 68 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/7/2022 | Cody Benjamin
    After a long and often unpredictable search for a new head coach, the Texans have found their man, announcing a deal with former Bears and Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith on Monday, after CBS Sports' Jonathan Jones and CBS Sports HQ's Josina Anderson reported the sides were finalizing a contract. The 63-year-old Smith, who spent 2021 as Houston's associate head coach and defensive coordinator, only recently emerged as a candidate for the Texans' vacancy but outlasted reported finalists Josh McCown and ex-Dolphins coach Brian Flores for the job.
  • Lobbying to keep affirmative action alive at Harvard in full swing

    02/07/2022 7:45:59 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    College Fix ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2022 | Logan Dubil
    Supporters of affirmative action at Harvard University have begun a public pressure campaign supporting the race-based admissions system in the wake of a recent Supreme Court announcement that it will hear a challenge to the practice. Harvard’s Black Men’s Forum has released a statement calling the case a “threat” to diversity at the Ivy League institution. “This lawsuit threatens to undermine efforts at Harvard and universities across the country to diversify their student populations and increase access to institutions of higher learning,” the group stated Jan. 25. The Harvard Gazette, which is mailed to alumni — including four current Supreme...
  • Why GOP senators must reject Biden's 'diversity hire' Supreme Court justice nominee

    02/03/2022 9:18:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2022 | Rajan Laad
    Last week, Joe Biden declared that he intends to nominate "the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court."Biden had reportedly promised House majority whip Jim Clyburn during the 2020 campaign that he would nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court.So what does one make of this declaration?It is a grave affront to any candidate for any position to be openly declared as "diversity" hire because it means that the primary criteria for her selection are genetics and not merit.Besides being anachronistic, Biden's public declaration is an insult to the nominee. History will always recognize her...
  • Case Against Racially Biased FAA Hiring Practices Cleared for Takeoff as a Class Action

    02/02/2022 7:38:37 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Mountain States Legal Foundation ^ | FEB 1, 2022 | David C. McDonald
    Denver, Colorado — Mountain States Legal Foundation today announced a major step forward on an effort to hold the Federal Aviation Administration accountable for Obama-era hiring practices that were designed to exclude better-qualified air traffic control candidates, in favor of less-qualified candidates, all due to the color of their skin. Federal judge Dabney Friedrich of the Federal District Court in the District of Columbia today approved class action certification for MSLF clients Andrew Brigida and Matthew Douglas-Cook and other aspiring air traffic controllers who scored highly on qualification tests but lost out on their dream jobs due to the FAA’s...
  • Reporter to McConnell: "How many black women do you have on staff...?"

    02/01/2022 2:13:59 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 87 replies
    B911 ^ | Feb 1, 2022
    REPORTER: "How many black women do you have on staff and how are they informing your decision to move forward with the SCOTUS nomination."MCCONNELL: "Actually, I haven't checked. We don't have a racial quota in my office..."— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 1, 2022