Showing posts with label diversity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diversity. Show all posts

Walter E Williams: Educational Sabotage


Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white peers, twice as often as their Latino peers and more than 10 times as often as their Asian peers. According to former Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the "huge disparity is not caused by differences in children; it's caused by differences in training, professional development, and discipline policies. It is adult behavior that needs to change."   
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Walter E Williams: Sloppy Language And Thinking

Words mean things.      George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." And John Milton predicted, "When language in common use in any country  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Misleading And Using Blacks

Sacrificing blacks in the name of diversity.       Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ran headlong into the leftist meat grinder by questioning whether college admission of blacks with academic achievement levels significantly lower than the rest of the student body is beneficial to blacks. His question came up during oral arguments   ... MORE

Which Of The 11 American Nations Do You Live In?

by Reid Wilson.     Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Charlatans And Sheep

A closer look at the dynamics of disparity.     One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women Back in the Workplace?" Whenever some group is not equally represented in some institution or activity, the automatic response in some     ... MORE
Charlatans and Sheep: Part II                      Charlatans and Sheep Part III

Political Correctness At Colleges Is A Real Problem

by Ana Kasparian.     Obama gets it right. During a recent town hall in Iowa, President Obama addressed the issue of political correctness on college campuses. He specifically called out liberal students who have protested or banned conservative speakers at commencement ceremonies. “I’ve heard some college campuses where they     ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Academic Fascism II

Anti-free speech and racist diversity policies.      Last week's column highlighted college campus absurdities and the ongoing attack on free speech and plain common sense. As parents gear up to fork over $20,000 to $60,000 for college tuition, they might benefit from knowing what greets their youngsters. Deceitful college officials, who  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Cure For Racial Dishonesty

Cut the incentives.     There have been several notable cases of racial fakery.   Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A diversity-starved Harvard University jumped at the opportunity to hire her. She was so good at the racial fakery that a 1997 Fordham Law  ... MORE

Barry Farber: Unify America - Speak English

Language is the glue that holds a country together. What was so strange about that delicatessen? Eventually it dawned on me. The place was busy, bustling; lots of customers asking questions; lots of waiters answering them. What was strange, it turns out, was that even though I was in that deli a good while, I hadn’t heard one single word of   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Intellectual Dishonesty

White privilege and other nonsense.     President Barack Obama's stance, expressed in his 2014 State of the Union address, is that the debate is settled and climate change is a fact. Obama is by no means unique in that view. Former Vice President Al Gore declared that "the science is settled." This "settled science" vision about climate is   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Some Odds And Ends

Wise observations.   Occasionally, I wonder whether I'm alone in some of my wonderings. Look at the claim that conservatives or Republicans have launched a war on women as a part of their overall mean-spirited agenda. In the case of mistreatment of women — or of anyone else — assault, rape and murder are about as horrible as it gets.     ... MORE

Walter E Williams: The Cancer Of Multiculturalism

The false premise of moral relativism.  President Barack Obama surprised many at the National Prayer Breakfast when he lectured us, "Lest we get on our high horse and think this (barbarity) is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ." Obama went  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: 'Diversity' In Action

Not all cultures are compatible.  Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe, and European governments' counter-attacks are more than just a passing news story. Europe is currently in the process of paying the price for years of importing millions of people from a culture hostile to the fundamental values of Western culture. And this is by no means the last     ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Will The Left Defend Itself?

Multiculturalism and Sharia Law.  Leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe. They praise Europe's massive welfare state, socialized medicine and stifling economic regulation and accept its unwillingness to defend itself against barbarism. I wonder whether America's leftists and progressives want to   ... MORE