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  • Disparity Doesn’t Necessarily Imply Racism. Today it’s more often the result of skills gaps than discrimination. That’s something every black student needs to know.

    11/25/2022 6:37:25 PM PST · by karpov · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2022 | Roland Fryer
    ... [I]n graduate school, I read a 1995 paper titled “The Role of Premarket Factors in Black-White Wage Differences.” Using a nationally representative sample of more than 12,000 14- to 17-year-olds from 1979, Derek A. Neal and William R. Johnson estimated that blacks earned between 35% to 45% less than whites on average. They examined how much of the wage gap could be attributed to present-day discrimination in the workplace versus differences in skill as measured by the Armed Forces Qualification Test, a cousin of the ACT and SAT. Importantly, they weren’t trying to measure the effect of America’s racist...
  • ABA votes to end law schools' LSAT requirement, but not until 2025

    11/18/2022 2:39:59 PM PST · by karpov · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 18, 2022 | Karen Sloan
    The arm of the American Bar Association that accredits U.S. law schools on Friday voted to eliminate the longstanding requirement that schools use the Law School Admission Test or other standardized test when admitting students. But under a last-minute revision, the rule change will not go into effect until the fall of 2025—giving law schools time to plan for new ways to admit students. The ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar overwhelmingly voted to do away with its testing mandate after years of debate and over the objections of nearly 60 law school...
  • ‘Masks reduce racism’ study is latest sign US medical establishment is insanely, perilously woke

    11/13/2022 7:04:53 AM PST · by bitt · 58 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/11/2022 | karol markowitz
    Is there anything masking can’t do? Except for control COVID spread, of course. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine purports to show that mask policies in schools work to contain COVID. But that’s not all: The authors conclude, “We believe that universal masking may be especially useful for mitigating effects of structural racism in schools, including potential deepening of educational inequities.” Sure, masks help fix structural racism. Why not? And the next study will show masking fights climate change. No, what this study shows is that much of the medical establishment continues to be intensely woke...
  • Top Democratic prosecutors revolt against criminal justice reform law they say will 'destroy' Illinois

    10/31/2022 3:51:08 AM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 18 replies
    FOX ^ | 10/31/2022 | Slacik
    A Democratic prosecutor is sounding the alarm over an Illinois law that will end cash bail A Democratic prosecutor in the Chicago-area is sounding the alarm over a criminal justice reform law that will "tie the hands" of prosecutors and "destroy the criminal justice system in Illinois." The Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) Act, signed by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, D-Ill., in 2021, will implement sweeping reforms to Illinois’ criminal justice system, though it has drawn criticism from law enforcement professionals across the political spectrum. "I never, in my 40-years in this profession, ever thought I'd ever see anything...
  • Buttigieg on Kamala Harris' Ian 'equity' controversy: Some see 'politics where it doesn't need to be'

    10/05/2022 6:34:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/04/2022 | Charles Creitz
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was pressed on comments from Vice President Kamala Harris that critics said suggested Hurricane Ian relief aid be delegated based on factors other than purely loss claims. Harris had said that "it is our lowest-income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions… We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity." On "Your World" Tuesday, Buttigieg was asked about those remarks as his own department seeks to help...
  • Kamala Proposes 'Equity-Based' Relief for Hurricane Ian (Kamala says will be giving Hurricane relief “based on equity” to “communities of color")

    09/30/2022 4:37:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 91 replies ^ | 9/30/2022 | THE VIGILANT FOX 40 SEC
  • Gavin Newsom Launches ‘Racial Equity Commission’ to Follow Up Reparations Committee

    09/13/2022 3:25:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/13/2022 | Joel B Pollack
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued an executive order Tuesday to establish a “Racial Equity Commission” to tackle the issue of “structural racism” in the deep-blue, liberal state. The order follows the recommendations of the state’s task force on reparations for slavery earlier this year, which recommended not only cash payments but also the establishment of racially segregated schools, described as “described as “African American/American Freedmen owned and controlled” institutions.
  • Equity’ Is a Communist Tactic That Destroys Nations: Cultural Revolution Survivor Lily Tang Williams

    08/21/2022 11:10:58 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 17 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | Jan Jekielek
    “Under Mao’s Cultural Revolution, they can find something you wrote, something you said many years ago, and then demonize you as an ‘oppressor.’ … You lose your job. You go to camps. You go to struggle sessions. Have you seen the struggle sessions in America today? It’s called less whiteness training.” Lily Tang Williams is a survivor of communist China’s Cultural Revolution and now a congressional candidate for New Hampshire’s 2nd district. “I see the writing on the wall,” she says. From statues being toppled to the push for “equity” to people losing their businesses and their careers because they...
  • The whitelash behind Minneapolis’ plan to fire white teachers, explained

    08/21/2022 10:30:12 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 85 replies
    thegiro ^ | August 19, 2022 | Michael Harriot
    The conservatives at Fox News called it “discrimination.” The neo-confederates at the Heritage Foundation said it “violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause.” A headline in the official digital outlet of white nationalism asks: “Aren’t We Better Than Minneapolis Teachers Union’s Fire Whites First’ Policy?” They are referring to the newest issue in the white outrage industrial complex, a contract between Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers. The conservative media has latched on to the plan as yet another example of the rising oppression of Caucasian America. According to the collectively...
  • Teachers union trains ‘racial equity advocates’ to push ‘anti-racism’ in schools (MN)

    08/14/2022 12:51:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 8/14/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    A program overseen by a Minnesota teachers union runs a “cohort” of members advocating for “racial equity” in schools. Racial Equity Advocates (REA) is a program of the Minnesota Educator Academy’s Facing Inequities and Racism in Education (FIRE) project, which itself is a program of the Education Minnesota teachers union. “The FIRE program includes the Racial Equity Advocate cohort program and a series of professional development modules for educators to grow an anti-racism mindset and opportunities to engage with Education Minnesota’s members to interrupt and dismantle institutional racism,” a website for the program explains. The REA cohort program was created...
  • Minneapolis teachers union contract calls for layoffs of white teachers first

    08/14/2022 12:06:03 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 88 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 8/14/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    A Minneapolis teachers union contract stipulates that white teachers will be laid off or reassigned before “educators of color” in the event Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) needs to reduce staff. After the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and MPS struck a deal on March 25 to end a 14-day teacher strike, the two sides drew up and ratified a new collective bargaining agreement complete with various proposals. One of the proposals dealt with “educators of color protections.” The agreement states that if a non-white teacher is subject to excess, MPS must excess a white teacher with the “next least” seniority....
  • Here's Where Most Homeowners in America Are Considered Equity-Rich

    08/07/2022 9:08:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    BizTalk ^ | 08/07/2022 | Tyler Durden
    Nearly half of U.S. mortgage payers own at least 50 percent equity, according to ATTOM’s Q2 2022 Home Equity & Underwater Report. This means that the balance of loans taken out against the home is less than half the estimated market value of the property.As Statista's Anna Fleck notes, the share of equity-rich homeowners has been rising continuously for the past nine quarters. While it hit 34.4 percent in Q2 of 2021, it rose to 44.9 percent in Q1 of 2022, and finally to today’s figure of 48.1 percent for Q2 2022.You will find more infographics at StatistaAccording to ATTOM,...
  • Inflation is crippling rural America and may even drive people to the cities

    07/25/2022 7:14:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    Inflation is crippling rural America and driving some people to consider moving closer to cities in an effort to ease the financial stress, according to the latest analysis from one expert. Iowa State University professor Dave Peters has been studying the effect of inflation on people in rural communities as part of the school's Small Town Project. He found that this year alone, expenses for rural Americans had increased by 9.2%, but their earnings only increased by 2.6%. And Peters has pinpointed where it's hurting most. "Mainly, fuel prices, particularly among the farmer and agricultural community," he said. "They really...
  • The DEI Regime

    07/13/2022 2:18:31 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 13, 2022 | Christopher F. Rufo
    The DEI RegimeEvery Fortune 100 company has now adopted “diversity, equity, and inclusion” programming.“The chief business of the American people is business,” President Calvin Coolidge once said. One hundred years later, Americans’ chief business increasingly is managing racial and sexual politics through the ideology of “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”I have surveyed the programming of every Fortune 100 company and have confirmed that all of them have now adopted so-called DEI programs. These initiatives are no longer limited to high-technology firms in the coastal enclaves; they have spread to traditionally conservative sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, insurance, and oil and gas....
  • If you think something is urgent, you’re a White Supremacist

    07/04/2022 5:37:23 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4 Jul, 2022 | Andrea Widburg
    A friend and I play a game—he reads a headline and I try to guess whether it’s real or from the Babylon Bee. With each year, my guesses are less accurate. The latest headline that stymied me was this one: “Health Officials delay meeting because ‘urgency is a white supremacy value.’” The Bee, I guessed. Wrong! In today’s crazy world, that was a real headline. This particular headline came from Twitchy, but you’ll see variations of it across the conservative internet as normal people once again struggle to understand how the left side of the nation went completely bonkers. The...

    06/09/2022 12:32:53 PM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | 06/09/2022 | Steven Hayward
    I’ve been promising to collect our own lexicon of the real meaning of key leftist terms—an undated version of Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary, for a while now. So here goes. Readers are encouraged to propose additional definitions and terms in the comment thread, and we’ll update this lexicon from time to time. Populism: When the wrong person or cause wins a free election, like Brexit, Trump, or a Soros DA recall. Racism: Any opposition to the agenda of the left. Democracy: Any institutional design or voting system that enables the left to get what it wants. Threat to democracy: When...
  • EXCLUSIVE: State Department Prepares To Announce Worldwide Racial Equity Chief, Leaked Email Shows

    06/08/2022 6:34:32 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    The position of Special Representative was first announced by the State Department in its April Equity Action Plan. The position’s holder has not been named, but the Special Representative will have wide-reaching powers, since he or she will be responsible for “institutionaliz[ing] an enterprise-wide approach to integrating racial and ethnic equity.” The email names “advancing equity, addressing systemic racism, and strengthening democracy worldwide” as “national security imperatives and core tenets of President Biden’s foreign policy.” Although the Special Representative will be responsible for “promoting systems of inclusion that mitigate bias, discrimination, and violence” and “fostering more inclusive societies,” previous U.S....
  • Christian University Still Hasn’t Reinstated Professor It Kicked Out After He Criticized Identity Politics

    05/16/2022 7:07:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The ^ | May 16, 2022 | Gregory Schulz
    The administration and board of regents at Concordia University Wisconsin has been deathly silent about this widely reported transgression against academic freedom.Today’s academic landscape is littered with the dry bones of academic freedom. This is true of my own religious university, Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), from which I have been suspended and put under threat of termination for publishing an academic essay critiquing identity politics. As reported by The Federalist in March, soon after I published that essay, I was banned from campus and put on administrative leave. There I remain three months later, with no clear path to restoration...
  • 'If you guys believe in equity, pick an average dentist': Furious Rhode Island parents slam woke school district for canceling honors classes and replacing them with 'inclusion' agenda

    05/10/2022 9:51:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2022 | Alyssa Guzman
    Parents in Barrington, Rhode Island have slammed a woke school district for cancelling honors classes as part of a move to increase inclusivity and equity amongst students. Barrington Public Schools were among the best in the state and known for equipping students for Ivy League colleges but have plunged 119 spots in official rankings since it changed its approach to teaching in 2020.
  • We Need Less ‘Equity’ and More Sweat Equity

    05/02/2022 2:52:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 2, 2022 | Will Alexander
    A warped version of “equity” has become political heroin for Biden Democrats. They inject the black tar into their veins, then become euphoric over the sudden rush of power they get, until the junk wears off. Predictably, they crash. And no matter how big the crash is or how devastating the damage it causes, they don’t stop. They’re hooked now. To get the same sense of euphoria, they’ll lie, cheat, and steal to keep the smack flowing through their veins. But with every crash, they need more of the stuff to get the same high: racial equity, transportation equity, policing...