Lloyd Billingsley, Why the new Congress should give a new Obama-proposed racial classification the boot. “Court Commissioner Shama Mesiwala sees her new job as a way to represent her Muslim faith,” ran the February 21 headline in the Sacramento Bee. Presiding judge Kevin Culhane called the new Commissioner “highly accomplished,” and did not exaggerate. Shama
The U.S. Supreme Court has managed to steer away from controversy in the three months since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. That’s about to get harder. The court is opening the last phase of its nine-month term, a six-week stretch that will feature rulings on affirmative action, immigration, abortion, contraceptive coverage, and Puerto Rico’s debt. A
John Hawkins, “Bullying isn’t cool. Bullying is lame. Bullying is ugly and has a stupid name. For a healthy world, bullying’s unfit. And I think I know what we should do to i-it. Do do do do do to i-it. Let’s all get together and make bullying kill itself. Bullying’s an ugly thing Let’s shove
Why does it seem more black mayors are charged with crimes than white mayors? Detroit, New Orleans, Washington and now North Miami just to name the most obvious. Everyone knows about the crazy white dude in San Diego and even crazier white guy in Toronto, but per capita the difference has to be outrageous.
Harry R. Jackson, Jr., As an African American who has a Master’s degree from Harvard Business School, I have had the privilege of studying with the elite of the elite. My education came as a result of values ground into me by my parents. They realized that education could transform a life and prioritized the
Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court 6-2 ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al. upheld Michigan’s constitutional amendment that bans racial preferences in admission to its public universities. Justice Sonia Sotomayor lashed out at her colleagues in a bitter dissent, calling them “out of touch with reality.” She went on to make
John Hawkins “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.” — Ronald Reagan “There are no solutions; there are only trade-offs.” — Thomas Sowell “In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle:
World Truth TV An illusion it will be, so large, so vast, it will escape their perception. Those who will see it will be thought of as insane. We will create separate fronts to prevent them from seeing the connection between us. We will behave as if we are not connected to keep the illusion
The Supreme Court punted on the University of Texas affirmative action case the other day. But the issue won’t seem to go away – except in California. California? Yes, California. Although seen as a bastion of liberalism in the public mind, the state passed proposition 209, banning affirmative action, 17 years ago. So what happened?
Years ago, I worked for a utility company that was a government entity. As such they were given directives that they had to hire at least 20% minorities (blacks, Hispanic, American Indians and women). The utility was also union, which meant job openings had to be posted and candidates had to meet the required qualifications