Harvard University’s affirmative action policies, which the school says are aimed at achieving diversity on the vaunted campus of Cambridge, discriminate against Asians who often can’t get in despite having higher test scores and grade-point averages than black and Hispanic students who are accepted, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
Edward Blum, who runs the Project on Fair Representation, which filed the suit on behalf of Asian students who were rejected by the school, said it is a clear case of favoring certain racial groups over others.
“Quotas and racial balancing are strictly against the law,” said Blum, whose group sued the University of Texas on behalf of a white applicant over its affirmative action admissions policies in a case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court last year.
In the Texas case, the high court reversed a lower court’s ruling in that case and remanded it with orders to apply the standard of strict scrutiny to the school’s race-conscious admissions policy. That decision is pending, but the Harvard case is different because it focuses on affirmative action’s negative impact on a minority group.
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When the word “feminist” became the runaway winner of the “Words that should be banned” poll at Time.com, feminists threw a fit, and Time.com whimpered, yanked the word from the list and apologized like a brow-beaten husband who’d had too many beatings from his wife. But it awakened the internet to the notion that in spite of their effort toe brand “feminism” as a positive word. By and large, most people view feminists in a negative light, which is ironic considering how the idiocy of feminism has inundated our culture. So we found a few examples of that idiocy, some old, some new, some from famous people, some from obscure dolts, but all of them reflect the opinions of feminists, and show the poison it has leeched into our society.
1. “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”—Irina Dunn, Australian Feminist, 1969
The amazing thing is that in spite of its complete idiocy, this quote has been used by feminists for 45 years now. No sane woman agrees with this. It makes no sense whatsoever. Even its original author lacked the creativity to make an original quote, stealing it from an atheist philosopher who’d written, “A man needs faith like a fish needs a bicycle”…but maintaining the stupidity of the quote, nonetheless.
2. “Women have no idea just how much men hate them”—Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch, 1970
Another Australian (what up with the shielas?!?) completely out of touch with reality. Greer wafted around through just about any kooky philosophy or political ideology she could dig up from the trash heap of history, which, of course, endeared her to academia, who, like dogs rolling in a rancid corpse, love disproven and unworkable social constructs. Nonetheless, feminists have hung on to this jewel, too.
3. “If women ran the world, it would be more peaceful.”—Unknown, but repeated ad nauseum by feminists
Of course “Bloody” Mary Tudor actually did rule England for 5 years. In that time she killed 300 protestants and exiled 800 others as queen, because she didn’t like their religion. There’s Athaliah, in the Bible (2 Kings 11), who took the throne of Judah then killed all of her children and grandchildren (except one that was hidden) so there’d be no opposition to her reign. And, no, they are not the only examples.
4. “Why could we not expel a [male] student based on an allegation [of rape]?”—Sexual Assault Awareness Program coordinator at Dartmouth, Amanda Childress
And when people (men, actually) tried to point out that in America we have the presumption of innocence, her fellow feminists accused them of trying to stifle open discussion.
5. “Because what men fear most about going to prison is what women fear most about walking down the sidewalk”—Idiot Feminist Twitter User
This another that gets repeated often, in spite of it being absolutely idiotic. So rape is what men fear most about going to prison? Not being locked away from their families; not losing their freedom; not having to live 24 hours a day with violent thugs that will do a lot more than just rape?
6. “Women staying at home are supported by their husbands. If others support you, you are a parasite.”—Another Idiot Feminist Twitter User
No matter how many times feminists will claim that they don’t believe this, they continue to demonstrate that they do. Being a stay-at-home mom runs contrary to the very heart of feminism, but they are still allowed to pretend to “support” it, while they demonize SAHMs.
7. “Men who sue colleges for having their due process rights violated over sexual assault are just playing the victim.”—MS magazine Intern
Surely I don’t need to explain that.
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The ObamaCare FaceBook page, which as of this writing has 771,880 likes (for reference, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has 837,781 likes) has been exposed as having 60 percent of it’s 226,838 comments attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles and many of those profiles belong to just one person who created multiple aliases or personas to widen her influence and multiply her voice.
Americans began heading anew this weekend to President Obama’s official Obamacare Facebook page to gather information on the new round of health care enrollment, share their experiences shopping for insurance on the federal exchange and voice their opinions on the president’s signature domestic achievement.
However, what some would view as a robust marketplace of ideas is actually controlled by just a few, an analysis of the Web page shows.
The official Obamacare page is controlled by Organizing for Action, the president’s former political action committee and now a nonprofit group.
Organizing for Action declined to comment to The Times when asked whether it hired paid commentators to post on the site during high-traffic days or tried to spur online conversation through volunteers.
Organizing for Action also handles the president’s Twitter feed. This summer, it was found that nearly half of the president’s 43 million followers at the time appeared to be fake, according to researchers at Barracuda, a computer security company in Campbell, California. Organizing for Action also declined to comment at that time.
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John Nolte — A woman has come forward with the claim that Cosby assaulted her 30 years ago. The allegations are horrifying and media outlets from NPR to the Washington Post to CNN are treating the woman’s story with the seriousness it deserves.
The scandal is a classic case of Power vs. The Powerless. There is substance to the charges, including a lawsuit Cosby settled with the woman in 2006, and similar allegations from other women. As loved and lovable and talented as Bill Cosby is, as much as I am personally fond of him for all the pleasure he has brought into my life, looking into this kind of story is what the media is supposed to be about.
Unfortunately, our media is not guided by the lofty principle of what it is supposed to be about; because history shows that when it comes to these kinds of allegations some powerful men like Bill Cosby are taunted and hunted, while other powerful men with the first name Bill, who have faced similar allegations, are protected.
I am of course talking about former-President Bill Clinton, who like Bill Cosby has been accused of rape and has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit. There is also another woman who has accused Clinton of groping her in the White House. All of this is above and beyond the countless extra-marital affairs that swirl around Clinton, including an admitted one with a 21 year-old White House intern named Monica Lewinsky.
Read the full story at Breitbart.com.