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Survey of University Admission Directors

24th September 2016

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For example, “in a potentially notable finding, a significant minority of college admissions directors now say (in contrast to past surveys but consistent with the views of many advocates for Asian-American applicants) that their colleges generally admit only Asian applicants with higher grades and test scores than other applicants.”  That is, four out of ten directors at both public and private schools indicated that they believe Asian-American applicants are held to a higher standard at “some” places; and 41 percent of public-school respondents and 30 percent of private-school respondents admitted that this was the case at their own university or college.  That is, indeed, “notable.”

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It’s All About the Backlash

19th September 2016

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One thing you can count on after an act of terrorism: the blood won’t be dry before worries about a “backlash” take center stage. So it is with last night’s terrorist attack at a St. Cloud, Minnesota shopping mall. The Minneapolis Star Tribune headlines–rather bizarrely, under the circumstances–“Anti-Muslim tension isn’t new in St. Cloud.”

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Black Dallas Cop Files Lawsuit Against Black Lives Matter, Obama

19th September 2016

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Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, a 17-year veteran of the force, is seeking between $500 million and $1.5 billion in the complaint filed in federal court, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The defendants in the class-action suit include Black Lives Matter; President Obama; Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton; the Rev. Al Sharpton; Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and billionaire activist George Soros.

“Defendants incite people to violence and cause violence by telling those people that they are under attack. Defendants are encouraging disaffected blacks, Black Muslims, Muslims and others allied with them including certain whites to ignore, disrespect, and assault law enforcement officials, and commit violence and lethal force,” the lawsuit states, according to the paper.

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Red Shirts Matter

12th September 2016

Think about it.

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Oklahoma U. Now Has a 24/7 Bias Hotline You Can Call for Hurt Feelings

11th September 2016

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I’ll take a gallon, please. I have a little list….

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Chelsea Manning Goes on Hunger Strike in Prison ‘Quite Possibly Until My Permanent Incapacitation or Death’

11th September 2016

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Well, we can hope.

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General Mills’ Ad Agency Quotas Leave a Sour Taste

9th September 2016

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General Mills announced last week that advertising agencies hoping to win contracts with the giant Golden Valley company must now have creative departments with two quite specific demographic features: At least 50 percent of employees in such departments must be female and at least 20 percent must be minorities (“General Mills adds diversity requisite,” Sept. 3).

According to the company’s website, General Mills’ “leadership” is composed of 19 men and eight women, with three of the men and two of the women racial minorities, or so it would appear.

If you find the term “so it would appear” in this context awkward and perhaps offensive, so do I. But so be it with human bean counting.

Question: What if the federal government — say, the Army or the Navy — demanded that senior leadership at General Mills, as well as at Kellogg’s and Post, be at least 50 percent women? This, or their pitches to sell boatloads of Cheerios, Rice Krispies and Honey Bunches of Oats would be thrown overboard? Same thing if their senior minority executives didn’t constitute 20 percent?

Given that there is a total of 27 men and women in official General Mills leadership, would the company be obliged to subtract six men while adding six women so its new lineup would have 13 men and 14 women? Would this remake General Mills as newly kosher in the eyes of the Pentagon? As for minority executives, only one would need to be added — so long as he or she was a she. Otherwise, everything would be out of whack again.

If General Mills couldn’t make all of this work according to federal guidelines, would bureaucrats give the company a pass as long as CEO Ken Powell, a very good man, were eventually succeeded by Betty Crocker herself? Just wondering again. And would ad agencies that got eliminated even before their proposals got to first base have the right to describe the whole exercise as a “crock”?

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When Will New York Sink? (We Should Live So Long….)

9th September 2016

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Klaus Jacob, a German professor affiliated with Columbia’s University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is a geophysicist by profession and a doomsayer by disposition. I’ve gotten to know him over the past few years, as I’ve sought to understand the greatest threat to life in New York as we know it. Jacob has a white beard and a ponderous accent: Imagine if Werner Herzog happened to be a renowned expert on disaster risk. Jacob believes most people live in an irrational state of “risk denial,” and he takes delight in dispelling their blissful ignorance. “If you want to survive an earthquake, don’t buy a brownstone,” he once cautioned me, citing the catastrophic potential of a long-dormant fault line that runs under the city. When Mayor Bloomberg announced nine years ago an initiative to plant a million trees, Jacob thought, That’s nice — but what about tornadoes?

For the past 15 years or so, Jacob has been primarily preoccupied with a more existential danger: the rising sea. The latest scientific findings suggest that a child born today in this island metropolis may live to see the waters around it swell by six feet, as the previously hypothetical consequences of global warming take on an escalating — and unstoppable — force. “I have made it my mission,” Jacob says, “to think long term.” The life span of a city is measured in centuries, and New York, which is approaching its fifth, probably doesn’t have another five to go, at least in any presently recognizable form. Instead, Jacob has said, the city will become a “gradual Atlantis.”

Sky is falling. Film at 11. Women and minorities hardest hit.

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Civil Rights Leader Says California College’s Segregated Dorms Violate Federal Laws

8th September 2016

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Oops.

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Welcome to the Club, Johnathan Chait

8th September 2016

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Last year, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait came to the conclusion that “political correctness” was a problem after all. Why? Because, as Kevin Williamson put it at the time, the tool was “now being used as a cudgel against white liberals such as Jonathan Chait, who had previously enjoyed a measure of immunity.”

The children of the Revolution always eat the hand that fed them. Pass the popcorn.

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Philly Can’t Turn Entire Airport Into Emotional Safe Space, Say Judges In NAACP-Ad Case

6th September 2016

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Philadelphia officials can’t ban political or religious speech at the airport just because it might make some visitors uncomfortable, says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The decision is a victory for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which had been told that city policies prohibited its ads from appearing at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Really, you can’t make this stuff up.

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The SEIU Wants $15 Per Hour for Everyone… Except SEIU Employees

4th September 2016

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The Wall Street Journal seems to take particular pleasure in pointing out that the SEIU hires numerous stage actors around the country to show up at employers like McDonald’s and carry protest signs, pointing out how unfair their labor practices are. But do these astroturf “protesters” get paid $15 per hour? Er… no. And some of them aren’t happy about it.

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Native American Activists in New Mexico Say Hispanic Fiesta Ignores Horrors of Pueblo Tribes

4th September 2016

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For centuries, northern New Mexico Hispanic residents have held an elaborate festival in Santa Fe to honor Spanish conquistador Don Diego De Vargas, who reclaimed the city following an American Indian revolt. There is music, dancing, a parade and the reenactment of De Vargas’s “peaceful reoccupation” of what is now New Mexico’s capital.

But after 301 years, an emboldened group of Native American activists said it’s time to change a celebration centered on the conquest of New Mexico’s Pueblo tribes. They say the annual Santa Fe Fiesta ignores the horrors inflicted on the indigenous population during the colonial era.

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Hillary’s Alt-Right Streisand Effect

1st September 2016

Audacious Epigone tracks the increase in Alt Right exposure from being denounced by Hillary.

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‘Racism Zone’: BLM Hijacks Town Hall Meeting on Gay Pride

31st August 2016

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The bulls paw the ground and shake their horns to determine who is to be the Alpha Victim.

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Southern Poverty Law Center to List White Lives Matter Movement as a Hate Group

29th August 2016

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Of course they will. SPLC are themselves a hate group.

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Public University Hosts Blacks-Only Student Retreat – to Promote Inclusion

24th August 2016

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Nothing promotes ‘inclusion’ than being surrounded by people just like you.

Maybe I’m missing something here, but that sure looks like racism.

Maybe Obama knows. We’ll ask him, once he gets back from playing golf.

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Union’s Union Lands Union in Big Trouble With NLRB

23rd August 2016

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The Michigan State Employees Association (MSEA) and its President, Kenneth Moore, were faulted with improperly handling its dealings with its own central office employees. Those employees are actually represented by a union within a union, called the Central Office Staff Association (COSA).

The NLRB determined MSEA violated the collective bargaining rights of COSA employees when it suspended and then fired an administrative assistant. The NLRB found Moore wrongfully fired the administrative assistant because he relied on a unilateral directive as grounds for her termination. It also found that Moore “unlawfully reprimanded” an employee for what amounted to union activity.

Thus demonstrating that unions aren’t about the rights of workers, or even benefits for workers, but about power for union offilials. Jerry Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy is validated once again.

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Black Lives Matter Criticized for Being No-Shows at Louisiana Flood

22nd August 2016

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No chances to loot and burn since it’s all underwater.

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Radical Feminists Take Their Rejection of Trans Women to Federal Court with Lawsuit

19th August 2016

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And the beast begins to devour itself.

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Target Solves Transgender Issue, Spends $20 Million on Private Bathrooms

19th August 2016

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I’m still not shopping at Target.

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Seattle Offers Classes on ‘White Fragility,’ to Explain Roots of Guilt

18th August 2016

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I am not making this up.

DiAngelo, who is white, has made a career out of studying whiteness. She earned her doctorate in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in 2004. Ten years later she became a tenured professor in whiteness studies at Westfield State University. Now she is back in Seattle working as a lecturer at the University of Washington. She’s also director of equity for Sound Generations, Seattle/King County and was recently appointed to co-design Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Anti-Racism Training program.

Seattle is not alone in spending tax dollars on educating white people about their purported fragility. Portland Community College held a series of lectures in April under the heading: “Whiteness History Month Project.”

Melinda Bullen, Diversity Rresource Center coordinator at Mt. Hood Community College, lectured on “white fragility.” Bullen, who is white, told attendees, “because of their position of privilege and accustomed racial comfort, whites will often display racial arrogance by denying, debating, trivializing racism or critical thought regarding racial conflict.”

Gotta admire their ability to make money off of suckers on this.

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Harvard Allows Women, Not Men, To Evade Single-Sex Club Ban

17th August 2016

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Some animals are more equal than others.

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New Frontiers in Gendered-Bathroom Battles

16th August 2016

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is finalizing a rule stipulating that homeless shelters must allow transgender women to stay in women’s areas and transgender men to stay in areas designated for men—setting off “a firestorm [that pits] LGBT groups against religious organizations that operate many homeless shelters,” The Hill reports. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is introducing a rule guaranteeing that transgender people can use bathrooms consistent with their gender, rather than biological sex, when in federal buildings. The new regulation, which will be posted in the Federal Register this week, covers 9,200 properties owned by the General Services Administration (GSA), including federal courthouses, Social Security offices, and other spaces across the country.

Let us sit back and watch our civilization crumble into a vast seething mass of quarreling special interest groups, all supported at taxpayer expense.

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TRAGEDY: ‘Gayest College In America’ Has Not Suppressed Anatomically Correct Singular Pronouns

15th August 2016

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An Oberlin College student has taken to the page of the Washington Blade — the nation’s oldest newspaper specializing in news for gay people — to tell America why she “chose the gayest college in America” and why she is really sad that some students won’t stop using anatomically-correct pronouns.

Oh, the humanity!

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’ — Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

 

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Black Lives Matter: The Kardashians Are Racist for Appropriating Black Style

13th August 2016

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A prominent Black Lives Matter activist said celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Chrissy Teigen are misappropriating black style and disrespecting the black community when they wear their hair in “boxer braids.”

The horror!

“Banking on blackness is a shameful enterprise, and the Kardashians are no better than racist judges, prison officials and corporations who make money off the incarceration of black bodies,” Matthews told The Daily Caller.

Matthews said black hair is “ritualistic, a sacred experience black women share with one another dating back to pre-colonial times.”

Hey, she’s married to a black guy. Maybe she’s ‘passing’.

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Vets Hang ‘All Lives Matter’ Banner After Town Mayor Refuses to Remove BLM Banner at City Hall

13th August 2016

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“We seen what went on with City Hall. We’re not happy about it. We’re not knocking Black Lives Matter. We’re not knocking anybody … We don’t care about your color. We don’t care about where you come from — all lives matter,” post Commander Dave Chamberlain told the Boston Herald.

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Feminists Plan to Sue U.S. Education Department Over Title IX ‘Gender’ Policy

10th August 2016

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE) recently enacted a policy redefining the legal category of “sex” in Title IX to “gender-identity.” The DOJ and DOE was empowered to make this change based on the premise that it does not constitute a substantive reinterpretation of the original legislation. Women’s Liberation Front disagrees with this premise, asserting that the change presents a radical departure from the core of the legislation’s meaning and function, writing on their fundraising campaign page:

“This [redefinition] effectively renders Title IX meaningless, as females can no longer be recognized as distinct from males. Indeed, Title IX, the legislation used to champion the very creation of female sports, is now being used to dismantle them, as male athletes demand access to female teams, dominating the competition.

Squabbling over the spoils.

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Video Game About Gentrification Lets You Play the Role of Real Estate Speculator

10th August 2016

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“The problem is that SimCity sells itself as a sandbox, and you end up with a North American modernist city,” he says. “Class and racial conflicts are often removed from the game, even though they’re central to how cities have formed in North America.”

His answer, the new game Nove Alea, is a poetic, not just pedagogical, look at how cities operate, positioning itself as a kind of anti-SimCity. A counter to what he, and many critics, feel is the message and perspective pushed by the iconic game, it places players in a fake city where profit is their goal. Instead of promoting that growth and success are one and the same, Pedercini designed this abstract game to factor in the class and racial conflicts at the root of gentrification and real estate speculation.

‘At the root’? Presumably ‘tendentious’ doesn’t appear in the advertising for the game, nor the phrase ‘political agenda’.

Perhaps their next game will allow you to simulate being a Soviet labor camp commandant.

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College in Illinois Defends Offering ‘Blacks Only’ Courses

9th August 2016

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“While helping my son register for college at Moraine Valley Community College, we noticed that the required course College 101 has two sections limited to African-American students,” one concerned parent told The Chicago Tribune. “He wants to know why there are not two sections limited to Asian-American students? How about Native American students?”

This segregation of students by race seems odd, especially considering the course’s emphasis on diversity.

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Bloomberg ‘Can’t Figure Out’ the ‘Mystery’ of Why Anti-Hillary Books Are Popular

9th August 2016

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During Monday’s edition on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect, co-host Mark Halperin and guest Donny Deutsch tackled one of the day’s hard hitting questions, “Okay Mark, when it comes to the publishing industry, why is this counterintuitive in certain ways, why are Clinton bashing books out there versus zero Trump?” Deutsch was curious about it because, “At this moment, the top three nonfiction books on the New York Times Best Seller list are all [about Hillary Clinton].” And neither one of them could figure it out.

Yeah, that’s a real head-scratcher, all right.

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‘White Trash’ — The Original Underclass

7th August 2016

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The barely veiled implication, whichever version you consider, is that the people undergoing these travails deserve relatively little sympathy — that they maybe, kinda had this reckoning coming. Either they are layabouts drenched in self-pity or they are sad cases consumed with racial status anxiety and animus toward the nonwhites passing them on the ladder. Both interpretations are, in their own ways, strikingly ungenerous toward a huge number of fellow Americans.

 

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Black Lives Matter Comes to Great Britain

6th August 2016

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The Black Lives Matter movement has jumped the Atlantic, and British activists are duplicating the tactics that have made BLM unpopular in the U.S.

Perhaps they’ll succeed in bringing racial segregation to a country that never had it before. What an achievement.

Obvious or not, it isn’t hard to guess what most Britons will make of a coordinated series of demonstrations that mostly involve blocking highways and tramways.

It is hard to imagine how the protesters thought this would be a good idea. If I knew who organized and paid for the demonstrations, I would ask him.

Sure, protest hate by doing things that make people hate you. How is this a good plan?

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‘Bias Incident Team’: Students’ Three Blind Mice Halloween Costume ‘Makes Fun of a Disability”

4th August 2016

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A University “Bias Incident Team” took a carving knife to three students’ “three blind mice” Halloween costumes last fall, saying the costumes mocked the disabled.

The incident took place at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, according to records reviewed exclusively by Heat Street. The offending students had posted pictures of themselves in costume on Facebook.

The documents,which Heat Street obtained under open records laws, reveal that a member of the Bias Incident Team reported the students herself: “There was concern about their choice as it makes fun of a disability,” says the team’s meeting minutes.

The Bias Incident Team decided to follow up directly with the costume wearers, noting that “this incident is being considered a personnel issue in Residence Life” because the students were also staffers.

Photos of the mouse costumes were also removed from Facebook, though it’s unclear whether the Bias Incident Team compelled students to take them down.

A Master Persuader like Trump would spin this as Raising Awareness About Disability and probably get recommended for an award.

Ponder whether this would have come out the same if they hadn’t been three cute blonde white girls.

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Title IX Kills Men’s Teams at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

4th August 2016

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Apparently gender trumps race in this context.

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Undocumented Students Get Big Perks: Jobs, Financial Aid, Legal Support

4th August 2016

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It sure pays well to be in America illegally. Especially if you’re a college student.

Crime never paid so well before.

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Va. Lawsuit Challenges State’s Right to Take Driver’s Licenses for Unpaid Tickets

1st August 2016

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Robert Taylor insists he’s a good guy, but says the state of Virginia has treated him like a bad one ever since he got buried under a pile of unpaid traffic tickets, fees and fines.

The 28-year-old Richmond man spends weekends in jail, can’t hold a job and does not know how he will ever pay off the nearly $5,000 he owes the state.

“I’m not a criminal in any sense of the word,” Robert Taylor told FoxNews.com.

Hate to break the news to you, special snowflake, but yeah, you are.

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‘Green Lives Matter’ College Course Title Has Some Critics Seeing Red

30th July 2016

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Black Lives Matter has taken offense at police saying “Blue Lives Matter” and others who say “All Lives Matter,” but now a Wisconsin school is risking ire by branding a class on environmentalism “Green Lives Matter.”

Not really surprising in a world where being offended appears to be some people’s full-time job.

The course at University of Wisconsin at Green Bay will encourage students to support the “environmental justice movement” by “the merging of civil rights and environmental concerns.” But even Scott Furlong, the dean of social sciences at the school, acknowledged that the class name plays on what has become a loaded term.

Is is really the business of a state-supported college to have a course designed to encourage students to support a political agenda?

“The name doesn’t come across as very sensitive to me due to the BLM movement and the controversy,” said recent UWGB graduate Nathan Fiene, who organized an anti-Donald Trump rally last semester that was heavily attended by Black Lives Matter protesters.

And of course ‘being sensitive’ is the primary criterion for the name of a college course. Sheesh.

Taught mostly by instructors “of color, women, and blue collar sectors of society,” the course fulfills a general education requirement for incoming freshmen, who will learn about topics like “migrant farm worker pesticide exposure” and “urban environmental harms.”

Why don’t they just call it ‘Freshman Democrat Orientation’ and be done with it?

Freshmen can also choose to enroll in “Food Politics,” “The Science and History of Monsters” and “From Disney’s Pocahontas to the NFL: Stereotypes and the Realities of the First Nations People.”

Your tax dollars at work. Aren’t you proud?

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DNC 2016: Susan Sarandon Had ‘Literally the Worst Time’ After Bernie Sanders Lost Primary

26th July 2016

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Anything the gives Susan Sarandon a bad time certainly has my wholehearted support.

Let’s hand her over to ISIS and see whether that recalibrates her meter.

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Student Op-Ed Laments ‘Lack of Attention to Race Issues’ in New ‘Ghostbusters’

25th July 2016

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I am not making this up.

The movie’s treatment of Jones’ character Patty was not satisfying as it resorted to the sassy black woman stereotype. However, as Jones often plays the type of character she did in the film in comedy sketches, I can only give the film’s makers the benefit of the doubt and hope they were riding on Jones’ comedy character that she has built for herself, as Patty did have some of the best lines.

I guess having a fat ugly black woman as one of the ‘scientists’ wasn’t empowering enough. Oh, well.

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Eric Holder and the New Revolving Door

21st July 2016

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There’s a new revolving door in Washington: And this time, it leads to San Francisco.

News reports surfaced yesterday that Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch’s predecessor as U.S. Attorney General, will be working with home-rental startup Airbnb to draft a “world-class anti-discrimination policy” for the company. Airbnb has faced various controversies about people with stereotypically African-American surnames being turned down for rentals through the platform, and is now in the process of figuring out a way to reverse that trend. Holder’s hiring makes perfect sense: As a black man and one of the most famous legal figures in the country, he’s optically perfect, presumably prepared for the task ahead of him, and sends the message that Airbnb is serious about tackling their discrimination problem. Whether Holder will actually accomplish anything is frankly beside the point: The important thing is that Airbnb looks like it’s doing something.

The essence of the ‘revolving door’ between government service and civilian life is that people nominally serving the public on the government payroll are actually concentrating on maximizing their employability after they pay their dues in the bureaucracy (which is not famous for paying top dollar to its employees). This they do by (a) lobbying their former colleagues, (b) exploiting loopholes and exceptions cleverly inserted in massively complex legislation while on staff, which legislation no elected official ever has the time (or inclination) to read, and (c) acting as window-dressing for businesses that want to appear to be Getting With The Program but who actually just want to put some lipstick on the pig and keep on with what they’re doing. This is why, for example, Donna Shalala is now running the Clinton Crime Family Foundation. In that respect, Eric Holder might be considered the Chief Affirmative Active hire for the Left Coast.

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Harvard LGBT Group Opposes Single Gender Club Ban

19th July 2016

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Now we get to see which group is higher on the progressive food chain, feminists or the LGBT community.

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U.S. Military Told to Avoid 37 American Cities for Fear Anti-Police Protests May Turn Violent

14th July 2016

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Here’s the list (all run by Democrats):

Ann Arbor: 7:00PM (THE DIAG, Burns Park, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Atlanta: 7:00PM (OLD DECATUR COURTHOUSE, 101 E Court Sq, Decatur, GA 30030)
Austin: 6:00PM (TEXAS STATE CAPITOL, Outside South Gate-11th and Congress Ave.)
Baltimore: 7:00PM (201 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202)
Boston: 7:00PM (MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 01233)
Carson City: 4:00PM (NEVADA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, 101 N Carson St, Carson City, Nevada 89701)
Chicago: 6:00PM (RICHARD J DALEY CENTER, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602)
Cleveland: 7:00PM (CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114)
Columbus: 7:00PM (GOODALE PARK, Columbus, Ohio 43215)
Denver: 5:00PM (CIVIC CENTER PARK, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, Colorado 80204)
Des Moines: 6:00PM (IOWA STATE CAPITOL, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319)
Detroit: 7:00PM (Campus Martius Park, Detroit, Michigan 48226)
Durham: 7:00PM (200 E. Main St. Durham, North Carolina)
Lansing: 7:00PM (STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933)
Little Rock: 6:00PM (OUTSIDE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Little Rock, AR 72201)
Los Angeles: 4:00PM (LEIMERT PLAZA PARK, 4395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008)
Manhattan, NY: 7:00PM (TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan, NY, 10036)
Memphis: 6:00PM (Health Sciences Park Memphis, TN)
Miami: 7:00PM (GWEN CHERRY PARK, NW 71 St., Miami, Florida, 33147)
Milwaukee: 5:00PM (DINEEN PARK, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Minneapolis: 6:00PM (MINNEAPOLIS URBAN LEAGUE, 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Nashville: 6:00PM (801 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 Estes Kefauver Federal Building)
New Orleans: 6:00PM (LAFAYETTE SQUARE, New Orleans, LA 70130)
Newark: 7:00PM (NEWARK CITY HALL, 920 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102)
Oakland: 4:00PM (FRANK OGAWA PLAZA, 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612)
Orlando: 7:00PM (LAKE EOLA PARK, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801)
Philadelphia: 7:00PM (LOVE PARK, 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102)
Phoenix: 5:00PM (EASTLAKE PARK, 1549 E Jefferson St , Phoenix, AZ 85034)
Pittsburgh: 7:00PM (PITTSBURGH CITY-COUNTY BUILDING, 414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219)
Portland: 4:00PM (PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204)
Salt Lake City: 5:00PM (SALT LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123)
San Francisco: 4:00PM (CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 355 Mcallister St, San Francisco, California 94102)
Seattle: 4:00PM (QUEEN ANNE BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 1st Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109)
St. Louis: 6:00PM (GATEWAY ARCH, St. Louis 63102)
Tampa: 7:00PM (OUTSIDE HILLSBOROUGH COURTHOUSE, 800 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL)
Tuscon: 5:00PM (CATALINA PARK, 900 N 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705)
Washington DC: 7:00PM (OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500)

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On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart

13th July 2016

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Almost eight years after Barack Obama’s election as the nation’s first black president –an event that engendered a sense of optimism among many Americans about the future of race relations1 – a series of flashpoints around the U.S. has exposed deep racial divides and reignited a national conversation about race. A new Pew Research Center survey finds profound differences between black and white adults in their views on racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and the prospects for change. Blacks, far more than whites, say black people are treated unfairly across different realms of life, from dealing with the police to applying for a loan or mortgage. And, for many blacks, racial equality remains an elusive goal.

I guess electing a black President didn’t have the desired effect. Two terms of Barack Obama and things have only gotten worse.

The reason why ‘racial equality remains an elusive goal’ for black is because of all of the sob-sisters and grievance-mongers in their own community, if I can use the word loosely. When everybody you listen to keeps drumming in the ‘You’re a victim! They’re oppressors!’ 24/7, pretty soon you start to believe it.

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The Attacks in Dallas Won’t Be the Last

9th July 2016

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On Friday, in speaking of the previous night’s atrocity, President Obama said, “I believe that I speak for every single American when I say that we are horrified over these events and that we stand united with people and the police department in Dallas.” One need only wade ankle-deep into some of the more septic regions of the Internet to know that not all Americans share this sentiment, and that indeed there are those who have no qualms about taking to Twitter and elsewhere to laud the killer and celebrate his crimes. But why?

Perhaps it is because they have been led to believe the lies peddled by the Black Lives Matter movement, to wit, that the greatest menace to black people in America is that posed by racist and trigger-happy police officers looking for the merest excuse to gun them down. Just before the shooting began in Dallas, marchers were repeating what has become the standard chant at such events: “Hands up, don’t shoot.” This of course is what Michael Brown is falsely claimed to have said before he was shot to death in Ferguson, Mo. When the truth finally emerged, that Brown had committed a robbery and attempted to disarm the officer who shot him, it was too late to stop the lie that persists to this day.

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Woman in Wheelchair Drowns in Sacramento River

7th July 2016

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A disability rights advocate drowned in a bizarre accident when she fell into the Sacramento River in her wheelchair after watching Fourth of July fireworks.

No doubt the city of Sacramento will be sued under the ADA for not making the river wheelchair-friendly.

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Old Enough to Rape, Too Young to Deport

6th July 2016

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Below is another instance of culturally-enriched sexual assault in which the perp got off lightly. In this case the crime is the rape of a Swedish woman by an Eritrean “refugee”. The rapist can’t be deported after serving his (minimal) sentence because — wait for it — it would violate his rights, and besides, he is only 19. Such is the lunacy of Modern Multicultural Sweden.

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Black Lives Matter Got Attention, But Did Its Pride Tactics Hurt or Help Its Cause?

5th July 2016

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Black Lives Matter Toronto grabbed much of the media spotlight on the weekend by staging a 30-minute disruption of the Pride parade and issuing a set of demands to organizers, including barring police floats and booths from future events.

Get yer scorecard! You can’t tell the victims without a scorecard!

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Hillary’s College Debt Plan Criticized Because it Would Help Too Many White People

2nd July 2016

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Can’t have that….

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Harvard Study: Diversity Trainings are a Sham

30th June 2016

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My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

A survey in the current edition of the Harvard Business Review based on over three decades’ worth of data from more than 800 U.S. businesses shows that most diversity programs aren’t actually increasing diversity. In fact, the data suggest that diversity programs like the ones seen all over America’s campuses are having exactly the opposite effect.

Be careful what you wish for….

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