Signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011 states that a person may not knowingly perform an abortion “based on the sex or race of the child or the race of a parent of that child.” This law mainly applies to abortion providers, as it states that “a woman on whom a sex-selection or race-selection abortion is performed is not subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability for any violation of this section.”
The ACLU filed a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction against enforcement of the Act last May on behalf of the Maricopa County NAACP and the National Asian-Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF). The group argued that the law was “based on nothing more than invidious racial stereotypes about the reasons minority women seek abortion care,” adding that “the Act intentionally singles out Black and API women and stigmatizes their abortion decisions.”
However state Rep. Steve Montenegro (R-Litchfield Park), who introduced the 2011 bill, told Life Site News that the bill does not single out black or Asian mothers. “The purpose of this bill is to prevent discrimination,” Montenegro said. “We are trying to stop the heinous discrimination that ends with the murder of a baby inside the womb because she is going to be born the wrong gender or the wrong race.”
The ACLU appealed the decision in March. Last week, it asked the appellate court to remand the case back to the district court.
Read the full article at CNSNews.com.
The NAACP is holding their 105th annual gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. This year’s theme? “All in for justice and equality.” And what better venue could there be for fighting against injustice and inequality then a multimillion dollar Las Vegas resort, the lavish Mandalay Bay.
After years of rejection, black conservatives were allowed a single booth at the convention this year, but they’re still locked out of speaking at the convention.
As minimal and restricted as their presence is at the NAACP event, black conservatives are still met with open hostility by NAACP faithful because they fail to toe the Progressive line. Yesterday, conservatives Deneen Borelli, director of outreach at FreedomWorks, CL Bryant, a fellow at FreedomWorks, were harassed in the convention hall just because they are conservatives.
This was an awful display of intolerance by a group that claims to fight for inclusion and tolerance in society.
Read the full article at ProgressivesToday.com.
UW-Madison’s diversity guidelines state that if a course, major or program is in high demand, special status must be given to ensure the make-up of the class (and thus those taking the major) is racially and ethnically diverse with “just the right percentages.” Meaning, it would be justifiable for a placement in hard-to-get-in classes and prerequisites for specific majors be awarded to students based solely on their race.
Especially shocking is the language about “equity” in the distribution of grades. Professors, instead of just awarding the grade that each student earns, would apparently have to adjust them so that academically weaker, “historically underrepresented racial/ethnic” students perform at the same level and receive the same grades as academically stronger students.
At the very least, this means even greater expenditures on special tutoring for weaker targeted minority students. It is also likely to trigger a new outbreak of grade inflation, as professors find out that they can avoid trouble over “inequitable” grade distributions by giving every student a high grade.
In short, the new diversity requirements seem to say that campus commitment to diversity is so important that the grading system itself must be sacrificed. This would mean an environment now exists where academic performance no longer matters. That for the diversity crowd, all that seems to be of value would be that “historically underrepresented racial/ethnic” students be awarded “equitable” grades to their counterparts, regardless.
A recent crime wave of random attacks known as “knockout games” hit the North Park neighborhood of San Diego Sunday. An unsuspecting woman was struck from behind and rendered unconscious.
According to San Diego Police Sgt. Shawn Takeuchi, the incident occurred at 1:20 am, reports local ABC affiliate in San Diego ABC 10. The woman was able to regain consciousness and walk home; then she called the police to report the assault.
Just one month earlier, on June 24, a similar incident occurred in which another woman was attacked from behind. The incident reportedly took place one block away from Sunday’s early morning attack.
A string of these “knockout game” crimes have been surfacing throughout the nation. In January of this year, actress Rose McGowan took matters into her own hands and chased down a knockout game attacker in Venice, California.
Read the full article at Breitbart.com.
The school colors at Marshalltown High are red, white and blue. Blair Van Staalduine wore white because school officials had asked members of his class to wear white during school spirit week festivities. “The actual school chose the colors that each grade would be wearing,” Cathy Van Staalduine, Blair’s mother, explained. “Juniors wore white. So Blair, of course, being active in the school, dressed from head to toe in white.”
She noted emphatically that the “W” sign was for the color her son was assigned, “Somebody took a picture of him with his white doing a ‘W’ sign because they were wearing white. Blair says if they were wearing orange they would have done an ‘O’”.
The school’s principal, Aiddy Phomvisay (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) decided that a white student wearing white while making what appears to be a “W” sign was racist, and suspended Blair for three football games. There is still no word whether school superintendent, Dr. Marvin L. Wade, Jr. (email: email@example.com) approved of the school’s race-based punishment system.
Mrs. Van Staalduine says she tried to talk to the principal and he called her a racist, too.
The Van Staalduine family is now demanding that the principal quash the suspension and issue a public apology. Otherwise, they say, they will file a lawsuit to protect their son’s good name.
Charles and David Koch have made a big $25 million donation to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the organization announced Friday.
The UNCF is the largest provider of scholarships to black college students in the U.S. and also supports historically black colleges and universities. The $25 million donation is the fifth-largest ever received by the group.
The donation, which is being made by Koch Industries Inc. as well as the Charles Koch Foundation, will be split between $18.5 million that will support a new Koch Scholars Program of nearly 3,000 individual scholarships and $6.5 million that will provide general support to the UNCF and historically black colleges. The Koch Scholars Program will run for seven years.
Michael Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF, told the Associated Press that he’s happy to take the donation regardless of the ire it may raise from those who dislike the Kochs’ politics.
“Criticism is a small price for helping young people get the chance to realize their dream of a college education, and if I’ve got to bear the brunt of someone else’s criticism to ensure that we have the resources to help those students, then I can handle it,” Lomax said.
Meanwhile, the AFSCME (American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees), which represents 1.6 million public workers, has ended its paid internship program with the UNCF over its embrace of the conservative Koch brothers and has announced that it has cut all ties with the charity, but still hasn’t pulled it’s page promoting the UNCF from it’s web site (maybe it’s union workers aren’t off their break yet)
Reportedly the AFSCME donates $50,000 to $60,000 a year for the scholarship program and “hundreds of thousands” of dollars annually, which means the $25 million donated by the Koch brothers will offset the AFSCME donations for the next 100 or so years.
As usual, Liberals are very bad at math.
The dominoes began falling Tuesday night, after midnight. The black woman in a mini-skirt who punched Anthony Cumia in the face in Times Square in Manhattan and called him a “white motherf***er” probably did not know he was a national radio personality. To her, “Ant” was just a white photographer taking her picture. And she did not like that.
Cumia liked being attacked even less. He called her lots of names — the kind that would have gotten him fined had he said them on the air during his stint as a terrestrial radio star. But no N-bombs.
That is all he did: “I knew not to put my hands on her,” he tweeted. “Never felt my life was threatened. Was ultra pissed. Called her bad words. Then she punched me 5 more times,” Then five blacks started giving me s***!”
The Daily News, the Washington Post and the Daily Mail of London and others pronounced Cumia a racist because he said the woman who savagely attacked him was a “savage.”
“Whether or not Cumia was assaulted is not actually the point,” pronounced the Washington Post house liberal, Alyssa Rosenberg. She did not like the fact the Cumia did not like someone punching him and calling him nasty racial names.
Read the full article at The American Thinker.
Walter Williams – First off, let me say that I agree with reparations advocates that slavery was a horrible, despicable violation of basic human rights. The gross discrimination that followed emancipation made a mockery of the guarantees of the U.S. Constitution. I also agree that slave owners and slave traders should make reparations to those whom they enslaved. The problem, of course, is that slaves, slave owners and slave traders are all dead. Thus, punishing perpetrators and compensating victims is out of the hands of the living.
Punishing perpetrators and compensating victims is not what reparations advocates want. They want government to compensate today’s blacks for the bondage suffered by our ancestors. But there’s a problem. Government has no resources of its very own. The only way for government to give one American a dollar is to first — through intimidation, threats and coercion — confiscate that dollar from some other American.
Reparations advocates make the foolish unchallenged argument that the United States became rich on the backs of free black labor. That’s nonsense that cannot be supported by fact. Slavery doesn’t have a very good record of producing wealth. Slavery was all over the South, and it was outlawed in most of the North.
Buying into the reparations argument about the riches of slavery, one would conclude that the antebellum South was rich and the slave-starved North was poor. The truth of the matter is just the opposite. In fact, the poorest states and regions of our nation were places where slavery flourished — Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia — while the richest states and regions were those where slavery was absent: Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts.
Read the full article at CNSNews.com.
Married couple Dan Keys Jr., 66, and Symone Palermo, 53 were recently investigated by a New York City government agency because Dan was under suspicion of running an illegal cab service.
The incident unfolded when Keys, 66, dropped off Palermo at a Flushing mall, where she works in a Bob’s Discount Furniture store, according to legal documents.
He was then approached by TLC employees who charged that his passenger had left the back seat, which meant he was providing her an illegal ride.
They falsely claimed “the white female passenger exchanged money and that the passenger had confirmed that the Town Car was being operated as a taxi,” according to the lawsuit filed last week in Queens Supreme Court.
“Upon information, the only reason that the TLC agents stopped Keys was because they observed an African-American male driving what they thought to be a white female,” court papers charged.
They added that Palermo, 53 — who is biracial — then returned to the car and explained she is the driver’s wife.
But the Bayside couple’s explanations fell on deaf ears.
They both received summonses — the wife got one as the registered owner of the car — and the agents allegedly continued the charade to cover up their mistake.
The agency had no good reason to assume that Dan was running a cab service, but because he, a black man, was seen on multiple occasions driving around with his wife, a biracial woman who appeared white, the agency felt that it would be appropriate to open up an investigation and follow Dan throughout his day to day activities.
If this violation of privacy is not bad enough, their Lincoln Town Car was seized and held in the impound for over 8 days. The couple immediately attempted to get their car out of the impound lot and explain the misunderstanding, but when they did they both received a summons to appear in court.
Now the couple is filing a racial discrimination lawsuit which states that minorities are specifically targeted in a citywide program to crack down on cab services that haven’t paid to join the local government protection racket.
The lawsuit argued the city and TLC are guilty of civil rights violations because they have a policy “to instruct its employees to target and single out vehicles operated by minorities with white passengers.”
A middle school history teacher in small-town southeastern Michigan has been placed on paid administrative leave because he informed students that white entertainers used to paint their faces black to imitate black people and showed kids a video about it.
Fifty-nine-year-old Alan Barron has taught in the local school district for well over three decades and is retiring in just two weeks.
The suspension occurred after an assistant principal observed Barron teaching an eighth-grade class. Barron’s topic for the day was racial segregation laws during the Jim Crow era. The lesson included a video which showed how white actors commonly used theatrical makeup known as blackface — a practice which began in the nineteenth century and lasted over 100 years.
The unidentified assistant principal concluded that Barron’s lesson about how entertainers used to be racist was itself racist, according to the local paper. The assistant principal also apparently ordered that Barron stop the video as it was being played.
After the story went viral, the school reinstated the teacher over the weekend, with no explanation as to what possessed them to suspend him in the first place. Ironically, the viral nature of the response has educated thousands if not millions of school aged children about the historical reality of blackface. That “history” extends up to 1993 when Liberal Democrats were still mocking Blacks by using it.