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Racism Against Asians in Affirmative Action and College Admissions January 8, 2007

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At last an Asian American student has protested anti-Asian admission policies in private institutions. Jian. Li, a Yale student, sued Princeton in a case which could cost Princeton federal funds. He makes a compelling case that the racial admission policies of Princeton are designed to create a veneer of diversity while protecting the institution’s white elite.

a freshman at Yale filed a complaint in the fall with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, contending he was denied admission to Princeton because he is Asian. The student, Jian Li, the son of Chinese immigrants in Livingston, New Jersey, had a perfect SAT score and near-perfect grades, including numerous Advanced Placement courses.
“This is just a very, very egregious system,” Li said.
“Asians are held to different standards simply because of their race.”
To back his claim, he cites a 2005 study by Thomas Espenshade and Chang Chung, both of Princeton, which concludes that if elite universities were to disregard race, Asians would fill nearly four of five spots that now go to blacks or Hispanics. Affirmative action has a neutral effect on the number of whites admitted, Li is arguing, but it raises the bar for Asians. The way Princeton selects its entering class, Li wrote in his complaint, “seems to be a calculated move by a historically white institution to protect its racial identity while at the same time maintaining a façade of progressivism.”

In public institutions where–like California–racial considerations have been barred, the Asian component has dramatically increased as the Black and Hispanic student numbers have fallen.A bad result only to those who want college admissions to be part of some racial spoils system in which admittedly far more qualified and hard working students are shut out.

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Racist Anti-Asian Article Printed In Princeton University’s Student Newspaper

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Human Rights Watch: Sexual misconduct by U.N. peacekeepers December 27, 2006

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Children raped. Girls forced to trade sex for food. Women assaulted at gunpoint. Is this the behavior one would expect from the United Nations peacekeeping missions?

Since the 1990s, the U.N. peacekeeping missions have been plagued with sexual misconduct scandals. According to The Washington Post, it first started in Cambodia with U.N. peacekeepers sexually abusing young girls. At that time, the U.N. dismissed the claims with a careless attitude–as if it were inevitable to occur. Meanwhile, the abuses continued and a culture of silence developed.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30 percent of the people who visited brothels were U.N. or NATO staff. In fact, the U.N. police operated brothels there and trafficked people.(1)

In Liberia, U.N. peacekeepers had sex with young girls, some as young as 12 years old. A trade would consist of giving the girl $10 or some food. Many of the staff visited the brothels in their U.N. vehicles.

In the Congo, the alleged cases of sexual exploitation include child porn rings, sex shows and rape of babies.

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Former Larimore police chief says racism a factor in firing December 14, 2006

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Baltimore native Steven L. Jones, whose brief tenure as police chief of a small town in North Dakota was marred by allegations of aggressive policing and racism, has been fired.

Larimore Mayor Marvin Denault gave Jones his walking papers Friday, saying he brought too much “negativity” to the town, according to Jones. Denault could not be reached for comment.

“I am very much disappointed,” Jones said from his home in Govans yesterday. “I’ve been working 40 years and never been terminated. Never. It’s kind of hard to swallow that you lose your job for doing your job.”

Jones, 50, began working in Larimore in August and almost immediately was criticized by some townspeople who complained he ticketed people for such mundane offenses as jaywalking or leaving car engines running unattended – infractions that generally went unpunished before Jones’ arrival in the farming town of 1,400.

Previously, Jones had been a corporal with Maryland Natural Resources Police, an instructor with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, a deputy sheriff in Cecil County and a detective for the Department of Defense at Aberdeen Proving Ground.


Racist Violence Directed Increasingly At Whites December 14, 2006

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AMSTERDAM, 14/12/06 – “Racism and discrimination are no longer a question of white against black, but have become much more complex,” states the Racism and Extremism Monitor presented yesterday. Leiden University and the Anne Frank Foundation, which compile the monitor, have added racist violence against whites as a separate research category.

“In the previous monitor we identified three movements: anti-Semitic violence, violence against Muslims and violence against refugees. A fourth category has been added: racist violence against whites. This is a relatively new theme and it is possible that the significance of the problem is insufficiently recognised,” explained the study.

Between 1 and 3 percent of the native Dutch (aged 16 and over) experienced racial discrimination in 2005. This is between 100,000 and 300,000 people. “The discrimination experience probably had a violent aspect in an unknown number of cases. These research findings prompted us to devote more attention than in the past to racism against whites as a theme in the monitor work.”


Minutemen driven by law, not racism leader says December 10, 2006

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Before Ed Hayes explains what the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is, he wants everyone to know what it’s not.

“The Minuteman is not about race, but a nation of laws,” he said. “It’s about enforcing laws, which our country is not doing.”

He made it clear upfront that racists were not welcome: “This is not a racist organization,” he told a gathering of 18 people Saturday.

Hayes, a retired law enforcement officer and Kansas director of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, led a meeting in Hutchinson to inform the public about the organization.

Hayes also hoped to find a local person to head a Hutchinson chapter.

The group aims to educate people about illegal immigration and to assist law enforcement in identifying those violating immigration laws.

The group does not target Mexicans but any person in the country illegally, Hayes said.


Ex-cop files sex discrimination lawsuit December 9, 2006

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SCRANTON – A former Sugarloaf Township police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the police department, alleging she was subjected to repeated discrimination and harassment because she is a female.

Diane Fisher of Quakdale Road, Weatherly, claims Police Chief John Hudson and other officers took numerous measures to harass her ranging from the posting of sexually graphic photos of women in the police station, to the removal of the police station’s ladies restroom.

Hudson was not in the office when a reporter phoned Friday afternoon and could not be reached for comment. The township’s solicitor, James Schneider, did not return a phone message left with his office.

Fisher had been a police officer for the borough from 1996 until this past July, when she was fired. The suit says Fisher was given no reason for her termination.

Among the allegations in the suit are that police officials instituted “special rules” that applied only to Fisher, and not male officers, then would reprimand or suspend her for violating those “rules.”


Mandatory retirement at 65 challenged in high court December 5, 2006

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A high court challenge this week to new age discrimination laws could force the government to scrap the mandatory retirement age of 65 and give employees the right to work on into their late 60s or even 70s.Heyday, Age Concern’s membership organisation, argues that in keeping the retirement age, the government has failed to properly implement the EU’s equal treatment directive by denying people over 65 the right to choose to go on working.

The rules, which came into force on October 1, ban discrimination at work on grounds of age. Nobody can be forced to retire under 65 without a good reason. But while workers may request to stay on and employers must consider their requests in good faith, there is nothing to stop bosses insisting on retirement at 65.

In a two-day hearing starting on Wednesday, Heyday will argue that the mandatory retirement age should be banned unless employers can justify it. “Heyday believes that by excluding people over 65 from protection the government has failed to implement the directive correctly, in breach of their obligations under European law,” said a spokesman. The high court could decide to refer the issue to the European court of justice in Luxembourg, where a similar case from Spain is awaiting judgment.


Gay rights groups push hate crime bill December 5, 2006

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WASHINGTON – The gay-rights movement suffered a setback in last month’s midterm election when seven states passed initiatives banning same-sex marriage or domestic partnerships. But with Democrats about to take control of Congress, some of its other legislative goals appear within reach – including making violence against gays a hate crime and outlawing workplace discrimination.

With the realignment of the House and Senate next month, gay and lesbian groups say they are tantalizingly close to having enough votes to ensure passage of at least the hate crimes bill, and perhaps the discrimination measure, which once failed in the Senate by one vote.

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NO: Schools teach students wrong lesson on discrimination December 5, 2006

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In 2000, Seattle public school officials told nearly 100 minority students in the eighth grade they couldn’t attend the high school of their choice. There was only one reason for the decision: the students’ skin color. They weren’t white.

For 200 white students, the news was the same: they couldn’t go to the high school of their choice because of their skin color.

Despite decades of advancement in our country on civil rights, some government officials wrongly insist that people should be judged on the color of their skin. In Seattle, despite racially diverse neighborhoods and schools, officials took it upon themselves to decide that certain schools weren’t “white” enough or “minority” enough.

The school district and hundreds of other school districts around the country do so in the name of “diversity,” a nice word that attempts to gloss over the wrong lesson for our children. If we don’t want our children to judge people based on the color of their skin, why are educators doing just that?

On Dec. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will have a chance to tell school officials around the country that it is morally wrong — and unconstitutional — for them to discriminate against students based on their race.

The court will hear two cases brought by concerned parents from Seattle and Louisville, Ky., who objected to their children being turned away at schoolhouse doors simply because their skin was the wrong color.


Supreme Court to Rule on Assigning Schools Based on Race of Student December 4, 2006

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WASHINGTON — Kathleen Brose is a Seattle parent whose daughter was denied a seat at the local high school in 2000 because she is white. Former teacher Pat Todd is in charge of deciding where students in Louisville, Ky., attend public school, using race as one of several criteria.
Todd and Brose are at the center of a school desegregation debate set for Monday morning before the U.S. Supreme Court that could affect what rules districts may use to keep schools integrated. Parents of white students in both districts are suing to overturn racially driven student assignment systems they say illegally force children to enroll in public schools they don’t want to attend simply because of skin color.
With fewer school systems under court-ordered desegregation, some have adopted looser rules that allow parents some freedom to choose schools as long as there’s enough room and racial balance is met. The justices’ ruling, expected this spring, will shape what local governments can do to ensure integration more than half a century after the watershed Brown v. Board of Education case.
“If the court rules (against both plans), it will be a reversal of historic proportions,” said Theodore Shaw, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Both sides are using the legacy of the Brown case to buttress their arguments.
Supporters of the Louisville and Seattle plans say the 1954 ruling was supposed to end racial isolation by outlawing the “separate but equal” standard. Opponents, including the Bush administration, say Brown sought to make sure no child is discriminated against because of race.

Brose said her daughter applied to attend the high school nearest to her home, not only because of its proximity, but because it had an orchestra program. Instead, the district assigned her to a high school twice as far away without an orchestra program or any of her middle school friends.


BiDil: Profits Up For Racist Medication? December 1, 2006

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It would seem profits are up for a company called NitroMed Inc. If you have never heard of NitroMed Inc., they are the company behind the medicine ‘BiDil.’ The following is the information about their profits:

Total revenue for the three-month period ended September 30, 2006 was $3.4 million compared to $1.5 million for the same period in 2005, an increase of $1.9 million. Total revenue for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2006 was $8.6 million compared to $2.3 million for the same period in 2005, an increase of $6.3 million. Net sales of BiDil(R) (isosorbide dinitrate/hydralazine hydrochloride) accounted for all of the Company’s revenue during the first nine months of 2006, and $1.1 million of the Company’s revenue during the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2005. License fees accounted for the remainder of the Company’s revenue during the first nine months of 2005. (Link)

BiDil from their website describes the medication as:

BiDil is a prescription medicine for the treatment of heart failure in self-identified black patients who are already being treated with standard therapy. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2005. (Link)

The medication is of course not racist by itself, it either treats people or it does not, however, the BiDil website describes a ‘Unique Clinical Trial” that was conducted, which is exactly what it was. The clinical trial only included members from one race:


Step up efforts against racism, says EUMC December 1, 2006

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The European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) today presented its Annual Report 2006. The report looks at racial discrimination and racist crime data. It also includes an overview of positive initiatives. The EUMC finds that migrants and ethnic minorities remain discriminated against across the EU in employment, education and housing. However, most Member States are unable to assess how far they have come in breaking the vicious circle of deprivation, prejudice and discrimination, as they still lack key data to monitor how their social and economic policies affect ethnic minority and migrant communities. Political leaders have a responsibility to give greater priority to measures which actively combat racial discrimination.

“Our Annual Report takes stock of how far we have come in the European Union in bringing greater fairness, respect and dignity to all members of our societies. The key message is that Member States, EU institutions, decision-makers and civil society must step up their efforts against racism and xenophobia, which can have no place in our diverse societies,” said Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of the EUMC Management Board. “Roma are a particular target for racist violence and crime, both at the hands of the general public and public officials. Members of the Jewish community continue to experience antisemitic incidents. Rising Islamophobia is an issue of particular concern. In effect, in spite of some heartening examples of good practice, I stand here today unable to say that there has been a substantial improvement with regard to racism and xenophobia in the EU Member States.” (more…)

Fire bosses deny racism cover-up November 26, 2006

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Fire brigade bosses have poured cold water on claims that they covered up racist abuse of white firefighters who tackled an arson attack on the home of an Asian family.

According to an anonymous letter sent to the Sunday Sun, Tyne and Wear Fire Service tried to hush up complaints from firefighters who said they suffered taunts at the hands of the Bangladeshi community as they battled to save the house in Northcote Avenue, Hendon, Sunderland.

The family of seven escaped the blaze on November 11 thanks to the heroism of one of the sons, Monir Azad, 20, who rescued his mother, father and younger brother before returning to the house to save his other two brothers and sister.

Tragically, Monir’s grandfather Syed Sorafot Ali, 76, collapsed and died in the street after running to the burning house from his nearby home to help. It is believed he suffered a heart attack.


Anti-racism tsar to focus on white immigrants November 26, 2006

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THE NEW head of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) wants to “broaden the lens” of the organisation to protect immigrants from eastern Europe and move away from the perception of racism as a black issue.

In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Herald, Dr Kay Hampton of Glasgow Caledonian University, who was appointed chairwoman of the CRE on Wednesday, said there was now a growing need for the organisation to look at racial abuse faced by recent immigrants from Poland and other EU states rather than trying to fight battles that were “no longer relevant”.

“I think the shape of racism is evolving, and from that perspective we need to be clever enough to evolve and change our strategies,” she said.


“The newest immigrants are certainly not black, as many post-war immigrants were, or Asian or Chinese. A lot of them are Polish, they’re white. One would think they would seamlessly integrate, but already we can see evidence that they are the new group being isolated for insults and racial abuse. Using our outdated methods of dealing with racism is certainly not going to work for the people who are experiencing it now.”

Highlighting sectarian abuse and anti-Englishness in Scotland, as well as racism against British Muslims in the wake of 9/11 and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, will also be a feature of her tenure, she added.


Discrimination lawsuit to go to trial: Did Dekalb County try to create a “darker administration?” November 26, 2006

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A federal appeals court has ruled that a race discrimination lawsuit against top officials in DeKalb County can go to trial.

The two-year-old suit alleges that DeKalb officials replaced white employees with black ones in parks management to create a “darker administration” that better reflects the county’s racial makeup.

U.S. District Court Judge William Duffey ruled Nov. 21 that a jury will weigh on two current and two former county employees’ claims that they were treated with hostility and were forced to resign or were wrongfully terminated.

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Vernon Jones, executive assistant Richard Stogner, parks director Marilyn Boyd Drew and assistant administrator Morris Williams deny the lawsuit’s allegations. The judge dismissed Joe Stone, DeKalb’s human resources director, from the suit.

The suit was filed by three whites _ Becky Kelley, Michael Bryant and John Drake _ and one black, Herbert Lowe, who says he was fired because he would not discriminate against white managers.


John Stossel: White guilt doesn’t help blacks November 25, 2006

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COMPLAINTS about racism dominate the media discussion of the disparity between black and white success in America. Comedian Chris Rock captures the prevailing sentiment between both races when he tells white audiences, “None of ya would change places with me and I’m rich! That’s how good it is to be white!”

A white author, Tim Wise (www.lipmagazine.org/~timwise/), gets applause from students on American campuses for talking about “white privilege.” Wise’s message is in huge demand — he does 80 speaking engagements a year. When we taped an appearance at Skidmore College, students of all races praised him as “eloquent,” “phenomenal,” and “so on point.”

But among some black intellectuals a new perspective has emerged, one that puts racism and “white privilege” low on the list of problems plaguing black Americans. Shelby Steele’s latest book, “White Guilt,” argues that whites do blacks no favors wringing their hands about white privilege.

“I grew up in segregation,” Steele said during my interview with him. “So I really know what racism is. I went to segregated school. I bow to no one in my knowledge of racism, which is one of the reasons why I say white privilege is not a problem.”

Steele claims, “The real problem is black irresponsibility,” which has produced high illegitimacy and high-school dropout rates that limit black progress. “Racism is about 18th on a list of problems that black America faces,” he says.


Michael Richards / “Kramer’s” Racist Tirade Should Open Blacks’ Eyes, Leaders Say November 25, 2006

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– In the aftermath of the media frenzy surrounding actor-comedian Michael Richards’ use of a racial slur, black leaders from across the political spectrum are calling on African Americans to reflect on their own use of the controversial word.

During a standup comedy performance in Los Angeles Nov. 17, Richards, best known for playing Cosmo Kramer on the long-running “Seinfeld” sitcom, launched into a tirade against black hecklers in the audience, repeatedly using the word “nigger.”

After a video clip of the performance surfaced on the Internet, Richards came under fire from black leaders and media commentators. He used a Nov. 20 appearance on CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman” to apologize, saying he was “deeply, deeply sorry” and adding, “I am not a racist.”

Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and longtime liberal activist, told the Chicago Defender Wednesday that Richards’ “racist rant” was not the big issue raised by the controversy.

“The bigger issue here,” Jackson told the black newspaper, “is that we must challenge all media to stop saying in the records [we play] and in the videos the word nigger. We must move our young people from using the word nigger.”


U.N. recommends Mexico improve fight against women’s discrimination November 24, 2006

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MEXICO CITY – A United Nations report says Mexico needs to follow promises with action if it wants to eradicate discrimination against women.

The report applauded Mexico’s 2006 passage of the General Act on Equality between Women and Men. But it expressed concerns that additional steps have to be taken before it can be implemented effectively.The authors of the report say they’re worried the law lacks the necessary components to bring states and cities across the country on board.In particular, the committee is concerned that the National Commission on Human Rights lacks “the necessary financial resources and specially trained personnel to achieve this goal.” The commission is in charge of overseeing enforcement.

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Bill making discrimination against homosexuals punishable by prison November 24, 2006

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: Brazil’s lower house of Congress has passed a bill making discrimination against homosexuals a crime punishable by at least a year in jail, the bill’s sponsor said Friday.

The bill, passed Thursday, makes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation a crime equal to discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender and national origin — which have carried prison sentences since 1989, said Congresswoman Iara Bernardi.

The bill now goes before the Senate, which has not yet set a date to vote.

Betto de Jesus, director of the Sao Paulo-based Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians and Transgendered People, said the law would give homosexuals federal protection for the first time.

“We always wanted to have homophobia be considered a crime equal to racism,” he said.


A Thank You To Our Readers November 22, 2006

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Today C.a.r.d has be bestowed the honor of being ranked  not only with one of today’s top post but we are also currently ranked 19th among all of the English language WordPress blogs on the Internet.  All of this and the fact that we are still rapidly growing; therefore, we would like to extend a thank you to all of our regular readers and also everyone who has emailed us comments, news stories, and suggestions.  With your help we are enacting change everyday in stopping racism and discrimination in both big and small ways around the world.

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