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It's official in Florida:
Blacks can't be held to
same standards

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:magnante, 10/14/2012 9:24:10 AM

The deep internal contradictions of liberal race dogma have reached their logical, horrifying conclusion at the hands of the Florida State Board of Education. CBS Tampa reports: The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race. On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/14/2012 9:31:41 AM     (No. 8931973)

Blatant, condescending racism. Will the NAACP or any other representing group speak out against it or are they for it?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/14/2012 9:35:05 AM     (No. 8931980)

most important line (IMHO) from the article:

So when a major liberal interest groups like teachers (and their unions) run up against the fallacious multicultural doctrine of cultural equivalency, self interest wins out. And the children lose. That is the leitmotif of public education for the last half century.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: supersid, 10/14/2012 9:35:10 AM     (No. 8931981)

There is a racial hierarchy of acceptable achievement proclaimed an official government body. Not since the days of segregation has a state officially proclaimed such a pernicious racial doctrine.

(Not so soft) bigotry of low expectations. Liberals are telling some racial groups that they are simply incapable of achieving.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: garyhope, 10/14/2012 9:36:47 AM     (No. 8931983)

I wonder if Al and Jesse are warming up their private jets to fly in to Florida and protest this? Are they insulted or do they just want more "free" stuff with less effort for the bro's.

Meanwhile, the "Asians" are kicking everyone's butt. Could it be because they're working harder, have more discipline and stronger, more cohesive family units? Maybe we should all take lessons from them.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/14/2012 9:40:40 AM     (No. 8931992)

What do you think happens with affirmative action admits at the college/universiy level? The professor winds up lowering standards for the entire class. (I know, since I had to do that.)
The lowering of standards does not take place, however, in math and science classes. That's why minorities, except for asians, avoid math and science.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 10/14/2012 9:50:32 AM     (No. 8932012)

I'd like to know what Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell think of this. They did go against the Bush administration in the Michigan affirmative action case all those years ago. Would be interesting if they still endorse dumbing down for blacks (aka affirmative action).

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 10/14/2012 9:52:09 AM     (No. 8932015)

"It's official in Florida" -- it's been unofficial everywhere since about 1965.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nimby, 10/14/2012 9:52:21 AM     (No. 8932016)

Is they cannot catch up with their peers in reading and writing, why are we giving them a leg up through affirmative action? This is what is wrong with this country. I put the blame fair and square on SandraDay O'Connor

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Cannon, 10/14/2012 9:57:59 AM     (No. 8932027)

Wow. This is wrong and disturbing on so many different levels that I am speechless. I just hope that the fact that this is wrong resonates with most people.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/14/2012 10:04:14 AM     (No. 8932035)

Martin Luther King would have been disgusted.

BTW what if a kid has a mom that is half hispanic and chinese and a dad that that is half black, one quarter polynesnian and one quarter white? What is his reading standard?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 10/14/2012 10:13:32 AM     (No. 8932050)

It's not that black people cannot excel, But it is a fact that black children raised within the cultural milieu which presently exists are not able to rise above it and it's no use beating the teachers up for not being able to lift them.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/14/2012 10:15:46 AM     (No. 8932053)

For decades, public schools have been nothing but babysitting services anyway.

Keep them off the street, away from crime (as much as possible), teach them enough to get a job that allows them to pay taxes and vote 'gimme' all their lives.

This proves it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/14/2012 10:21:58 AM     (No. 8932070)

After watching Lib/Progs practice their brand of racism for half a century, I've had to conclude that Blacks-as-a-Whole just do not possess the intelligence to grasp the situation. Many do. But looking at the stats, most do not. Even the get up every morning and go to work, pay their bills, live by the rules Blacks still fall for the Bravo Sierra malarkey shoveled by the Race Hustlers. If they didn't, they would eschew the Lib/Progs, the NAACP, the Jesses and Als of the world, kick them to the curb, and our world would change dramatically.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JAN, 10/14/2012 10:24:29 AM     (No. 8932073)

The NAACP has spoken out against these new standards....

They called it the soft bigotry of lowered expectations.

Didn't we hear those exact words from President GW Bush?

Yes we did!



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Reply 15 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/14/2012 10:25:39 AM     (No. 8932078)

The Unions are largely responsible for this idiocy. They do not want teachers to be judged when children do not succeed so they lower the bar. Unions operate using a communist-socialist mindset that all teachers should receive equally. Let's face facts, Unions are now running the Florida State Board of Education.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/14/2012 10:31:42 AM     (No. 8932092)

I am not sure I understand the thinking or the policy here, but from one angle it looks like an acknowledgement of reality. It might be -emphasis MIGHT be- a step in the right direction. Surely everybody knows that as a group blacks significantly under-perform other populations in academics, There is no secret about this. Great effort and ingenuity have been used before now to deny this or to explain it away by blaming extrinsic factors. But such excuses and explanations did nothing to address the problem. They were aimed at making people feel good - or keeping them from feeling bad. There was, and in many quarters still is, an unexamined assumption that all groups are supposed to be equally able in all respects, hence that there is supposed to be a statistically satisfactory outcome or representation of all groups in all undertakings. This preposterous notion is a kind of reductio ad absurdum of egalite'.

So I am not so sure that setting (presumably) realistic goals for student populations and working to attain them is such a bad idea. It acknowledges a reality that many people find unpleasant, but it is better than blaming the tests and evaluation methods or rationalizing the hard evidence away.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/14/2012 10:33:41 AM     (No. 8932093)

In effect, the Florida Board of Education has graded the races and their ability and desire to excel. According to this report card, they (not I) believe that blacks are too stupid and lazy to do as well as all the other races. Amazing.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/14/2012 10:34:17 AM     (No. 8932096)

But, you see, the liberals are discriminating FOR Blacks. Discrimination is bad only when you are discriminating AGAINST Blacks, women, gays, handicapped...but when you are FOR them it is ok. What they don't grasp is that you can't discriminate FOR without discriminating AGAINST everyone else.
Plus this will now allow blacks to aim low and be satisfied with less than the could be.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Janice5100, 10/14/2012 10:34:47 AM     (No. 8932098)

As a parent I would be so angry that my child is considered too stupid to keep up with the scores of Asians etc.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: fire_mission, 10/14/2012 10:41:32 AM     (No. 8932113)

So what about the standards for Free Throws in gym class.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: right-turn, 10/14/2012 10:46:15 AM     (No. 8932123)

Here is the link to the names and pictures of the board. Bet it's not what you think.
http://www.fldoe.org/board/members.asp



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Reply 22 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/14/2012 10:49:11 AM     (No. 8932128)

Most people would be insulted by this. This is totally lost on the black population. A lot of them think it is their 'right' to have lower standards.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/14/2012 10:52:43 AM     (No. 8932138)

Responsible black leaders--and there are some--should be raising holy hell about this.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/14/2012 10:55:34 AM     (No. 8932147)

19 - that's IF - as a parent - you give a damn. Sadly, many don't...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/14/2012 10:58:04 AM     (No. 8932153)

The latest research suggests that Testosterone is a detriment to academic excellence. Groups perform inversely to the amount of Testosterone in their systems.

Asians - low

Whites - average

blacks - highest.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: saryden, 10/14/2012 11:01:43 AM     (No. 8932159)

Where was the outcry when Obama signed his Exec. Order #13621 --White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans???
This order says the number of blacks kicked out of school cannot be greater than the number of whites and others. This means that in order to punish misbehaving blacks, whites and others must be kicked out for the least infractions in order to keep numbers even. We have a RACIST president... but we knew that.
What many do still not realize is that we have a Marxist/Islamist president.
What a Commander-in-Chief to give our heroic troops in their fight against Communist or Islamist takeover!!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: farmwife, 10/14/2012 11:04:41 AM     (No. 8932168)

So, I guess it's ok to leave some kids behind.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: WayneDavis, 10/14/2012 11:05:27 AM     (No. 8932169)

This is nothing new of course.

The democrats have been in charge of demeaning blacks in this country the last few hundred years through slavery, the KKK, Jim Crowe laws, the vote and segregation, among other things, and now of course, their single minded and destructive racism continues through segregated education.

The liberal mindset compartmentalizes people and puts each of us in our special category. They speak of nuance while placing each of us in our special slot with no room for argument. They label everyone but themselves.

They have never changed.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: disasterman, 10/14/2012 11:08:18 AM     (No. 8932173)

#21 They are exactly what I expected. Affirmative action and all of the other problems start and end with white liberals.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: velox, 10/14/2012 11:28:30 AM     (No. 8932206)

To expect that every race would comprehend information at the exact same rate as others,is foolish.
The expectations quoted in the article are almost exactly what the book "The Bell Curve" explained twenty something years ago.
It is more difficult for the average black to learn to read than the average Asian.
Thems the facts folks. What that means Blacks may have to work a little harder the achieve the same level of skill as Asians, it does not mean they cannot learn to read at a competent level.
These are only averages. There are many blacks that are very high IQ and many whites and Asians that are really low IQ.
Affirmative action should be extra assistance in learning skills not simply giving Blacks jobs they are not qualified for.
I see nothing wrong with helping those that have more difficulty getting extra help learning skills required to be productive members of society

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 10/14/2012 11:32:45 AM     (No. 8932217)

The real issue here is that a black kid is infinitely more likely to be raised by a single mother who can barely read herself, does not own a single book, and has no idea where to find the nearest library. Until that dynamic is changed, it really doesn't matter what the schools do.

Yes, there are lousy public schools. But the Great Society ethos (if you're married you get nothing, but if you're a single mom you get welfare, food stamps, free housing and free daycare) is the real culprit.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: FLCracker, 10/14/2012 11:54:38 AM     (No. 8932252)

#30, Define "Black."

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Reply 33 - Posted by: jpdkas, 10/14/2012 11:58:34 AM     (No. 8932258)

Who wants to hire a black brain surgeon or cardiologist from Florida? How about a black nuclear plant operator? Any takers?

Actions like this will promote racism in new and different ways.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 10/14/2012 12:01:48 PM     (No. 8932264)

Do they also get to tee-off from the girl's starting point?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/14/2012 12:08:06 PM     (No. 8932271)

Sounds like Florida State Board of Education believes what Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray wrote in The Bell Curve," that some races might be intellectually superior to others.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: conspicio, 10/14/2012 12:10:32 PM     (No. 8932274)

Why is everyone going nuts over this formalization of what has been the de facto liberal policy for decades?

Decades. Generations.


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Reply 37 - Posted by: Caveman, 10/14/2012 12:27:22 PM     (No. 8932297)

#10 One drop of black blood entitles you to be black at any given moment, depending on the advantage/disadvantage available at that time.
One drop makes you a minority for life.

#29 I agree 110%.
Disingenuous white liberals are more of a danger to American society than all the Mulluhs and Obama combined.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: Calico Al, 10/14/2012 12:31:14 PM     (No. 8932302)

Keep the dumb and they won't know they are on the plantation.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: jeffblair, 10/14/2012 12:32:49 PM     (No. 8932304)

Why not regard each student as an INDIVIDUAL (rather than a member of a racial group)?

And shouldn't the GOAL be to have 100% (rather than 90% or whatever) of all the students achieving the set standard?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: JonBoy54, 10/14/2012 1:07:42 PM     (No. 8932375)

Somewhere the shade of Margaret Sanger is smiling...

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Reply 41 - Posted by: wlit22z, 10/14/2012 1:25:43 PM     (No. 8932416)

Just more Affirmative Action running amok and finally admitting that blacks are inferior to other races. We all knew that years ago but the liberal lefties didn't want to admit it.

I don't think they should be allowed to graduate with lower scores on tests and lower grades. They'll never make it in school or jobs if they don't come up to snuff with the rest of the students. If that is called racism, so be it. It's fact and it's true.



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Reply 42 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/14/2012 1:28:15 PM     (No. 8932420)

Step away from the craziness of Race for a moment. These are not really wants or desires, they are targets. IOW the numbers the board thinks it may be possible to reach starting from now.

The only real number is 2018. Far enough in the future that no one will be responsible for anything soon. They like it that way.

The numbers don't represent some intent to keep 10% of Asians or 26% of blacks from reaching a standard. Or define groups as inferior v. superior.

Now back to Crazy. The plans are still a bad idea. We know it is only an educator's bureaucratic fantasy created by and for the benefit of themselves.

i.e. the same people who have created and ran the previous failed plans for decades.

Now it will go to federal court where the DoEd. teaching unions, civil rights groups, and judges will file, appeal, and shuffle papers for a year or two. Exactly the same way education - especially in southern states - has been run for fifty years. And with no better results.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/14/2012 1:31:27 PM     (No. 8932429)

#16; will asians, blacks and whites with a 4.0 GPA all be equally capable?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/14/2012 1:52:11 PM     (No. 8932480)

I guess we can surmise the graduation rate of people with degree`s in African Studies will necessarily increase.....

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Reply 45 - Posted by: disasterman, 10/14/2012 3:27:50 PM     (No. 8932701)

#33 I work in a nuclear plant in Florida. Several of our best operators both in the control room and in the field are black, but the again there is zero affirmative action when it comes to an NRC exam.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: mollybob, 10/14/2012 4:05:07 PM     (No. 8932808)

This entire matter rests on the "nature or nurture" question. I come down firmly on the "nurture" side of this one. There are large swaths of the African-American community with such a high level of dysfunction that their kids are lucky to come out alive, much less reading and writing. Until the bleeping race hustlers ge booted by their own for the shameless exploitation they've practiced just to get rich, and until courageous men of color speak the truth and advocate for their own lost generations, nothing will change.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: bob913, 10/14/2012 5:04:28 PM     (No. 8932893)

Liberals/democrats do not believe people are people. They divide people into groups so they can pit one group against another.

Shows they are still racists as they lower the 'standards' to keep em dumb down so they vote democrat.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: radrelic, 10/14/2012 5:28:30 PM     (No. 8932949)

How about black politicians. Should they be spotted a few points?

As if culturally we weren't enculturated to expect less and demand less? When is deference patronizing?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: jerseyden, 10/14/2012 6:06:41 PM     (No. 8933007)

RE #6 Please don't to Colin powell in the same category as C.Rice. Rice earned everything she got. Powell has admitted he was an AA project.

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How does the Republican Party establishment choose its presidential candidate? Typically, constitutionalists accuse their establishment rivals of being moderate, risk-averse, stubborn old fools who lack faith in conservative principles. This is a soothing interpretation, as it begins from the hypothesis that the contest between conservatives and the GOP elite is a family feud. But there is another hypothesis -- less soothing, but, at least from an outsider´s bird´s-eye view, more reconcilable with the facts. This hypothesis is that America has reached a stage of progressive soft despotism in which the only important family feud in national politics is between the fundamentally



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K


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