12 custodians from the Auraria Campus filed an EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] complaint against the Auraria Higher Education Center, which is the organization that maintains the campus for Metro State University of Denver, the Community College of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver.
Let us stipulate, for starters, as Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas), chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, did, that claiming differences in IQ based on ethnicity is racist. Let us further acknowledge that Jason Richwine of the Heritage Foundation wrote in his 2009 Harvard doctoral dissertation that “the average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations.”
Controversial fashion designer John Galliano, who was fired from his post as creative director at Christian Dior in 2011 following an anti-Semitic rant, will not be teaching a workshop at Parsons The New School of Design in New York City after all, the school announced today. But it won’t be because Jewish students sounded off in opposition to remarks Galliano had made that led to his ouster from the Paris design firm, which included, “I love Hitler. Your forefathers would be [expletive] gassed, and [expletive] dead.”
In his report today on Obama’s nomination of Mel Watt for director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Hans Bader noted that, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the North Carolina Democrat pushed hard for government programs to help welfare recipients buy homes. Watt was, thus, instrumental in helping to fuel the subprime mortgage bubble.
His drunken anti-Semitic ravings two years ago were enough to get him fired from a high-profile job and almost landed him in a Paris jail. They were not enough, however, to persuade New York’s Parsons The New School for Design on Friday from formally hiring legendary clothing designer John Galliano to teach a student workshop — which has Jewish students up in arms.
The New York Times yesterday described how the Obama Administration, despite opposition from career civil servants, radically expanded a legal settlement that had already become a “magnet for fraud,” paying out vast sums of money over baseless claims of discrimination at the Agriculture Department in the Pigford case.
A Senate committee will soon vote on Obama’s nomination of left-wing radical Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary. Perez, currently the assistant attorney general for civil rights, has been described by Cato Institute lawyer Ilya Shapiro as a man “who personifies … this administration’s flouting of the rule of law.”
Menacing free speech, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has ruled that Germany violated international law by not prosecuting a former German legislator for statements he made in an interview with a cultural journal. The statements included comments critical of immigration and the alleged dependence on welfare of Turkish immigrants to Germany. Continue reading
Try to imagine a high school tasking its students with making a logical argument to support the proposition that black people are evil. If you find that thought experiment too perverse even to imagine, substitute Jews for blacks, and there’s no need to use your imagination at all. It really happened, at a school in upstate New York.
Besides working for MSNBC, hosts Melissa Harris-Perry and Touré have something else in common: Both are contemptuous of people of “pallor.” Harris-Perry, who was born to a white mother, disavows her heritage, stating, “I’ve never thought of myself as biracial. I’m black.” And Touré, while in college at Emory University between 1989 and 1992, founded a student newspaper dedicated to “black liberation theology,” with all that implies.