Is Oprah Winfrey Racist? April 6, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in African-American, Anti-White, Black, Discriminate, Discrimination, Gayle King, good white folks, Oprah, Oprah School, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Winfrey Racism, Oprah Winfrey Racist, Racism, Racist, Racist Oprah, Racist school, School, XM, XM Racism, XM Radio, XM satellite radio.
In September of 2006, TMZ.com had an article on their site that was entitled “Oprah Lords Over White Folk, Talks Poop on XM.” In this article it talks about how Oprah brags with her friend Gayle King on XM satellite radio about how she has an almost all white staff, and calls them “good white folks.” More recently, it seems that the Oprah’s racism is demonstrated through her girls school that was opened in Africa which is almost exclusively an all black school. When asked about this she claims that she does not have to appease the white people in the country. Yet, in another news clip she declares that she will not rest until every ‘black boy’ and every ‘black girl’ has had a chance to prove their worth.
Muslim pupils should be treated differently? February 26, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in Arab, Britian, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discrimination, Islam, Islamic, Muslim, Muslim Council of Britain, National Association of Head Teachers, Racism, Racist, religious extremism, School, Schools, UK.
Muslim schoolchildren should be treated differently from other pupils, the country’s most prominent Islamic organisation has said.
They should have separate changing rooms for sports and swimming, single sex classes for sex education, prayer rooms and new rights to Islamic worship, and different uniform rules, the Muslim Council of Britain said.
Boys should be allowed to grow beards for religious reasons, said new guidelines for schools published by the council.
The call for special treatment for Muslim pupils comes at a time when Government efforts are concentrated on eliminating segregation and encouraging ‘British’ values to tackle religious extremism.
The National Association of Head Teachers dismissed the ideas as “completely undoable” and warned they ran against the grain of tolerance in schools.
In a paper offering guidance on the treatment of nearly 400,000 Muslim pupils in state schools, the council said some schools “have not been receptive of legitimate and reasonable requests made by Muslim parents and pupils in relation to their faith-based aspirations and concerns”.
Kids kicked off a bus for speaking English January 10, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in Discriminate, discriminated, Discrimination, Racism, Racist, School.
Imagine sending your kids off to school, but when they get to the bus they are told they can’t get on because they speak English.
That’s right, English.
It happened to a few children in St. Paul and now the school district is apologizing.
Rachel Armstrong sent her kids to pick up the bus as usual Monday, but after the driver let the kids on, he told them he would not pick them up again. He even said he wouldn’t take them home that afternoon.
Armstrong left work early Tuesday, forced to pick up her kids from Phalen Lake Elementary School.
Her twin girls, 10, and her son, 8, were kicked off their regular school bus. They were told by the bus driver the route is for non-English speaking students only.
“I was furious. I was at work and I was just mad.” Armstrong said. “I felt like we were being discriminated because we speak English. Just because they speak English, they can’t ride the school bus. I mean, this is America, right?”
‘Diversity’ Rules Continue Racism December 20, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Black, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Civil Rights, Discriminate, Discrimination, Diversity, Jim Crow, Racism, Racist, School, Supreme Court, White.
It has been 52 years since the Supreme Court delivered its landmark anti-segregation decision in Brown vs. Board of Education. It has been more than 43 years since Martin Luther King Jr. declared, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Today, in the year 2006, it is safe to say there is not a parent of a schoolchild alive who had anything to do with the injustices of pre-Brown segregation. And yet much of officialdom, particularly in the educational bureaucracies of our fair land, continues to be judge and sort children by the color of their skin. The very thought of it ought to disgust all Americans.
Bizarre as it seems, the struggle for true equality continues in the courts, but with a generational twist. In King’s day, officialdom made decisions about where black children could attend or not attend school. Today officialdom stands at schoolhouse doors to block those who are not black or of other designated minority groups. The only difference between then and now is that Bull Connor was more honest about his aims. Today’s segregationists write legal briefs and write rules within the state and federal education bureaucracies, in the name of “civil rights.” George Orwell could appreciate the irony.
John Stossel: White guilt doesn’t help blacks November 25, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in African Americans, Blacks, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, News, Racism, racism and discrimination, Racist, School, Shelby Steele, White Guilt, Whites.
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.
The war on Christmas and Christians November 22, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in anti-Christian, Card, Christian, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Islam, Jewish, School, Schools.
While the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause forbids government from promoting religion, that same amendment’s Free Exercise Clause protects its open practice. The tension between these clauses is most evident during the “holiday season.” How government resolves that tension is often confused, contradictory and discriminatory. And while it may be the opposite in the Bible Belt, here on the coasts, perhaps motivated by sensitivity to minority faiths, the bias is often against Christians.
On May 20, 1998, Catholic League president William Donahue testified before the US Civil Rights Commission that in “Manhattan Beach, California, a public school removed a Christmas tree from school property after a rabbi objected that the tree was a religious symbol; however, the school allowed the display of a Star of David. … in Mahopac, New York, Boy Scout students were barred from selling holiday wreaths at a fundraiser, even though a wreath is a secular symbol; Hanukkah gifts, however, were allowed to be sold at the school’s own fundraiser.”
Yet government does not consistently regard Jewish symbols as secular. Donahue adds, “I confronted an attorney for New York City Schools Chancellor Rudy Crew regarding the practice of banning crèches in the schools while allowing menorahs. At first, she cited the 1989 County of Allegheny v. ACLU decision to buttress her case, but when I pointed out that that decision undermined her case– making the argument that the high court declared a menorah to be a religious symbol, not a secular one–she quickly retreated. Such ignorance strikes me as willful.”
Racist La Raza & Taxes Fund Mexican Separatist School That Pushes Racism, Marxism, and Anti-Americanism November 17, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Academia Semillas del pueblo, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Hispanic, La Raza, La Reconquista, Los Angeles, MEChA, Mexican, Racism, Racist, Reconquista, School.
A school in Los Angeles, California, is using taxpayer money to push a radical separatist agenda to its students, according to evidence obtained by Judicial Watch through the California Public Records Act. Academia Semillas del Pueblo (Seeds of the People Academy) was ostensibly established to provide an alternative to traditional schools and better education options for Latinos. Behind the façade, statements by the school’s president, Mexican radical Marcos Aguilar, prove that the school’s purpose is far more threatening.
Aguilar was a student radical at UCLA in the early 1990s, when he joined the reconquista-focused student group M.E.Ch.A, which features the slogan “Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada,” or, “For the Race, everything, for those outside the Race, nothing.” He was involved in destroying a teacher’s lounge at UCLA in 1993 as part of a protest to force the University to create a Chicano Studies department.
Aguilar’s radical, racist bent has continued into his role as principal of Academia Semillas del Pueblo. The school’s charter emphasizes Mexican culture, collective governance, and anti-Americanism as its three main focal points in the education of students. Mexican culture is promoted to the exclusion of American ideals; instruction in the English language does not begin until the fourth grade. The end result of these policies: the lowest rank possible on the State Department of Education’s “Academic Performance Index”.
Greece horrified by racist gang rape in school November 5, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, gang rape, Racism, Racist, Rape, School.
The gang rape of a 16-year-old star pupil in the toilets of her Greek school has sent shock waves through the country.
The basic facts of the case are bad enough: a girl was allegedly raped for an hour by four boys while three girls watched, one of them filming it all on her mobile phone. But what has made headlines here is the reaction to the incident, some of it decidedly racist.
The girl is Bulgarian. Not only have she and her mother had to leave the village where they have lived since 1999 after receiving threats, but the mother says the school is refusing to talk to her, and the girl claims the rape was accompanied by racist insults. The village mayor said that there should be some consideration for the boys “who were upset by all this as well”. One of the boys charged is the son of one of the teachers there, while another is the son of a local policeman.
Discrimination alleged at school October 28, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Hispanic, Latino, School, Spanish.
TRENTON — Two Latino leaders are claiming the city’s Daylight/Twilight high school program has discriminated against more than 20 Hispanic students by turning them away from classes.
Councilman-at-large Manny Segura and city school board member Harry Luna contend the school did not follow policy when it eliminated classes for students who were mainly Hispanic immigrants.
Daylight/Twilight is an alternative program for high school dropouts who choose to return to school and obtain a diploma. The program serves more than 3,000 students annually.
Principal Bill Tracy, who oversees Daylight/Twilight’s seven campuses, said yesterday that the discrimination claims have no base.
“No classes were cut, no one was turned away; we simply had too many people enrolled,” he said.
Tracy said adult students were not able to take morning classes because the spots had been filled with students ranging from 16 to 19 years of age.
“We are primarily a high school, and we have to service those students first,” he said.
Tracy said students under 20 are given the priority for the morning classes. Adult students can take morning classes only if there is enough space for them, he said.
What lessons are we teaching through discrimination? October 28, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in anti-Christian, Canada, Card, Christian, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Religion, School.
This article mentioned that the Christian school receives no government funding. Given that the Ontario education minister has just announced that character education will be introduced in public schools, it is surprising that she does not see the value in funding faith-based schools which have been emphasizing character education and the obligations of good citizenship for decades already.
Perhaps the Ontario government sees a value in faith-based education after all, given that they already fully funds 93 per cent of faith-based schools in Ontario, attended by almost 600,000 children. Scandalously though, only Catholic schools are eligible and all other faith-based schools receive nothing.
Sexism at School: Boys told no standing to urinate October 5, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Boys, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, School, Sexism, Sexist.
It’s an entirely new definition of “Standing Room Only.” Or perhaps a new measure of “equality” has arrived.
Whatever it is, it has sparked a huge political debate at a school in Kristiansand, Norway, according to the Norwegian paper Fædrelandsvennen.
The trigger for the explosion of opinion? A decision in the local district that schoolboys must sit on toilet seats when urinating, not stand.
According to the news report, the rule was announced for boys at Dvergsnes School, prompting outrage from Vidar Kleppe, the chief of The Democrats Party.
He’s accusing the school of “fiddling with God’s work,” and now he wants the issue discussed at the executive committee level of the area council, according to the newspaper “Dagbladet.”
“When boys are not allowed to pee in the natural way, the way boys have done for generations, it is meddling with God’s work,” Kleppe, whose group is a splinter group of former Progress Party hardliners, said in the newspaper.
“It is a human right not to have to sit down like a girl,” he said.
A former research scientist at Carnegie Mellon University filed a federal lawsuit against the school yesterday claiming both gender and race discrimination.
Joann Paul, who was hired in the electrical and computer engineering department in 1997, said she was denied promotion at the university because she is an American-born white woman.
The lawsuit names Carnegie Mellon, as well as Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of engineering, and Vijayakumar Bhagavatula, the acting department head.
Ms. Paul filed the Title IX lawsuit claiming that in 30 years, three white women have applied for promotion in the department, and all three were denied it.
No Child Left Behind – Encouraging Racism? August 24, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in African-American, Black, Bush administration, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Racism, School.
The Bush administration’s “No Child Left Behind Act” has been dealt another round of controversy, after a Florida school issued a periodic report to parents explaining the academic deficits in its school’s performances.
Under the NCLB act, schools must list achievement for the differing racial groups, a tactic employed to measure the progress of traditionally lower scoring groups. In the notice, African American students were bluntly listed as the principle issue.
District pays 3 teachers $666K over discrimination August 23, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Age Discrimination, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, jury, Lawsuit, School.
Elizabeth Forward School District recently shelled out about $666,000 to pay off a federal court judgment for age and sex discrimination involving three female teachers and faces a similar lawsuit by a dozen more teachers.The school board voted Aug. 2 to pay the $665,975 judgment from the district’s funds. That comes to about $87 for each household in the district, which exhausted its insurance coverage to pay legal fees.
Former school board member Bobbie Bauer said that even if the lawsuits don’t trigger a tax increase, they make her angry.
“I want to see my taxes go to the kids, to their education, and not to lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit,” she said.
The teachers accepted the district’s salary offers when they took their jobs, and they shouldn’t be able to use the courts to change that agreement, Bauer said.
“If that’s not a salary that you want to work at, then you don’t work here,” she said.
Polly Ann Heller, Darla Marraccini and Penny Natale were all in their 50s when the district hired them. They claimed in their 2004 lawsuit that the district subsequently hired younger teachers at higher salaries and paid male teachers more than female teachers in comparable positions. An eight-person federal jury agreed, and an appeals court upheld the verdict earlier this year.
Schools Sexist Towards Boys? July 21, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Anglin, Boys, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Doug Anglin, honor roll, John Drottar, male, Milton High, Milton High School, Racism, School, Schools, Sexism, Sexist.
At Milton High School, girls outnumber boys by almost 2 to 1 on the honor roll. In Advanced Placement classes, almost 60 percent of the students are female.
It’s not that girls are smarter than boys, said Doug Anglin, a 17-year-old senior at the high school.
Girls are outperforming boys because the school system favors them, said Anglin, who has filed a federal civil rights complaint contending that his school discriminates against boys.