So basically, what we have here is an affirmative action program, and when you look back, you can see that had this stupid quota system been in place over the last 30 years, most of the movies that earned Best Picture would not have won. Instead the Best Picture winner would not have been the Best Picture, but rather the Best Affirmative Action Picture. … [Read more...] about Nolte: Best Pictures That Wouldn’t Have Won Under Stupid Diversity Quotas
Affirmative action curb your enthusiasm
Nearly 3,000 students have signed a petition calling on the university to cut ties with the conservative student organization. The petition criticizes the organization for comments made on social media as well as for its decision to hold an affirmative action bake sale, during which minority students are charged less than white students. The popular activism exercise is designed to mock the affirmative action process. … [Read more...] about U. of North Texas Probes Young Conservatives of Texas Group After Leftists Claim to Feel ‘Unsafe’
Meanwhile, proactive cases aggressively protecting or expanding the civil rights of vulnerable communities have all but disappeared. Even as hate crimes have spiked across the nation, federal prosecutions of hate crimes have not kept pace. And as we get set to enter a surreal election amidst a pandemic — and only the second presidential election since the Supreme Court gutted voting rights protections in the Shelby County v. Holder case — the Justice Department has done virtually nothing to help ensure a free, fair, and accessible election. Rather than providing guidance and standards to help states struggling through an unprecedented pandemic, Barr has served as an echo chamber for Trump's baseless claims that voting by mail is susceptible to fraud. … [Read more...] about What Trump has done to the Justice Department’s civil rights division is a disgrace
Cohen acknowledges and apologizes for his role in Trump's rise, saying he was "more than willing to lie, cheat, and bully" to help his long-time boss win the White House. And he recounts the pressure and guilt he experienced as he spoke out against Trump, writing that he considered suicide "as a way to escape the unrelenting insanity" in the weeks prior to testifying to Congress in 2019. … [Read more...] about In tell-all book, Michael Cohen says Trump hired a ‘Faux-Bama’ before White House run
As an African American man, I have a lot to lose in a Trump administration. Trump’s Supreme Court will be incredibly regressive. Affirmative action will probably be on the chopping block, and I would not be surprised if the Voting Rights Act was gutted even further. His racist supporters will feel emboldened to attack and harass African Americans and minorities. KKK members and white nationalists will be proud to show their faces in public and declare their hatred. Black churches will continue to burn in Mississippi. … [Read more...] about I’m Young, Black, and Male. I Live in Fear of a Trump Presidency.