The valedictorian of my high school class applied to some Ivies but didn’t get into any.
The valedictorian of my high school class applied to some Ivies but didn’t get into any.
Can walk and chew gum at the same time, and (presumably) no felony sheet.
It says he has a 4.3 GPA, which means his school uses a five point scale for grades. Translated to a four scale, he would have a 3.44.
Is a white student with a 3.4 GPA who is not a legacy going to get into any Ivy? Okay, maybe Brown. But definitely not H-P-Y.
Notice it doesn’t tell you what he got on the SAT or ACT.
Maybe all those Army cutbacks won’t be such a bad thing.
Except they won’t be cutting out these kind of people.
H/T True News USA.
I can answer part one for him.
Stand around the entrance to the joint, formerly on Page Avenue in North County, now on Dunn Road near 270 and 367, around starting or quitting time, and see what comes streaming in or out of the joint.
As for the second part, the answer is ultimately nothing. Because…affirmative action.
Federal report suggests closing 4 metro-east police departments
A U.S. Department of Justice study about crime in the East St. Louis area raises three solutions, including shutting down the Alorton, Brooklyn, East St. Louis and Washington Park police departments and either create a new standalone police district or have the communities contract for services.
Yeah, but then you’d still have affirmative action ook cops patrolling not just one Bell Curve City, but four of them.
Get back to me when you start seriously considering ook abatement.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
First off, they’re still persecuting the whistleblower.
But there’s a more fundamental reason.
In order for there to be real change, there must be a genuine and honest acknowledgment of the problem. And there can never be that in this matter because telling the truth about this particular problem is…
The worst thing in the world to be.
Because…black scholarship athletes that can’t read who otherwise would not be qualified to look at a college are admitted to college, but need some contrived way to stay eligible.
As a wise man taught me a long time ago, you can’t solve a problem until you first identify a problem, and you can’t identify a problem if you’re prevented from doing so by the dictates of political correctness.
But until I hear from the final authority on this matter, that being my biggest fan, it’s all speculation on my part, mainly inferring things from this hospital’s location.
Until then…five, six, seven, eight…
July 13, 1999: Then-Gov. Mel Carnahan, a Democrat, essentially gives permission to then-SLPD Chief Ron Henderson, black, to shut down a part of I-70 in Chocolate City St. Louis so that “black contractors” and various black cracker jack box theology degree reverends and their parishioners dressed up as skilled workers can hold a protest on the pavement of I-70 to display their frustration with the lack of black contractors and employees on the corridor rehabilitation project of I-70 through the city that MoDOT was starting that year.
The end result is that MoDOT and the FHWA fund a construction career training school for young blacks. Okay, it was theoretically open to anyone between ages x and y, but they put it in Wellston.
Its most recent graduating class will be its last. The program is shutting down.
Because only 34% of those accepted into the program have both graduated and found compatible jobs.
Because the placement rate has been falling in the last three years.
Because in recent years, every given class size is getting smaller.
Civil rights movement, FTW!
You better not do anything like get arrested 24 times. Otherwise you won’t be able to get six figure salary jobs.
The low grade affirmative action black lawyer son of another low grade affirmative action black lawyer (“civil rights icon”) actually believed that the big checks from Nigeria were soon to arrive, and actually conducted his legal business under that belief.
Predictably, the checks from west Africa aren’t going to come. However, we got a lot of people from west Africa a long time ago, people that we would eventually move to Des Moines, call ‘em equal, give ‘em law degrees, dress ‘em up in suits and call ‘em civil rights icons.
Congress finds shortcuts, eyes cover-up in handing out security clearances
The federal agency charged with screening employees for security clearance offered hints about how to cut corners, and its lax policies could have led to the clearance the Navy Yard shooter needed to access the base, the House’s top investigator said.
Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his staffers have come across verbal and written policies from the Office of Personnel Management that indicate the security clearance process was short-circuited in the case of Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter.
But Mr. Issa says OPM is refusing to turn over those documents and allowing them to be viewed only behind closed doors. If he doesn’t have the documents by noon Thursday, he said, he will issue a subpoena.
Mr. Issa said he thinks the agency is trying to protect itself from embarrassment from questions about the clearance process for Alexis and for Edward Snowden, the former contractor whose leaks have exposed some of the government’s most secret spy programs.
It’s not a mystery to me.
“I set my sights high. I decided I was going to Princeton. But I quickly realized that for me, a kid like me, getting into Princeton wasn’t just going to happen on its own.”
No, it didn’t quite happen on its own. You needed a little help from your brother and your skin color.
“You decide how high you set your goals. You decide how hard you’re going to work for those goals. You decide how you’re going to respond when something doesn’t go your way.
“And here’s the thing: Studies show that those kinds of skills — skills like grit, determination, skills like optimism and resilience — those skills can be just as important as your test scores or your grade scores — or your grades. And so many of you already have those skills because of everything you’ve already overcome in your lives.
Let’s see how far grit gets someone with a 99 IQ when there’s a differential equation in front of them.
“Maybe you’ve had problems at home and you’ve had to step up, take on extra responsibilities for your family. Maybe you come from a tough neighborhood, and you’ve been surrounded by things like violence and drugs. Maybe one of your parents has lost a job and you’ve had to struggle just to make it here today.
“One of the most important things you all must understand about yourselves is that those experiences are not weaknesses. They’re not something to be ashamed of. Experiences like those can make you stronger and more determined. They can teach you all kinds of skills that you could never learn in a classroom — the skills that will lead you to success anywhere in life. But first, you’ve got to apply those skills toward getting an education.”
And they’re something to put on your sob story college entrance essay where you dog whistle your race so that the admissions boards have a way to circumvent affirmative action bans.
He wasn’t Nancy Pelosi’s doctor, and he wasn’t John Kerry’s doctor. Oh no, they get the real thing.
Federal courts force quota recruits on the FDNY academy.
Pan Am Games diversity push raises questions
TORONTO - Scott Anders, of Scooters Catering, had hoped to be able to sell his hot dogs, gently smoked pulled pork and St. Louis style ribs at some of the venues during the 2015 Pan Am Games.
I hoped Torontonians would have enjoyed bones drowned in thick tangy tomato-based sauce.
Unfortunately, thanks to affirmative action and the cult of diversity, we’ll never know.
A murderer lied.
What a shocking thing.
There was probably enough in what they were able to turn up on him to deny his security clearance, assuming that he was not a protected minority. It’s plain as day why he got the security clearance at all: The two words that nobody dare speaks in the aftermath of D.C. Navy Yard: Affirmative action.
If he actually had anything to do with building the ramp, I doubt it’s safe to drive.
Probably just a stock photo for PR.
Book: Black donors forced nearly all-white Obama campaign to recruit black aide
In April 2012, the Obama re-election campaign posted a photo of a staff meeting on its Tumblr account. The aides in the picture were young, casually dressed, and enthusiastic — and nearly all white. The campaign took heat on the Internet for a remarkable lack of diversity, particularly since the staff was working to re-elect the first black president in U.S. history.
Now, a new book filled with inside information from the campaign reports that top Obama aides were also taking heat from key donors and supporters. In The Message: The Reselling of President Obama, author Richard Wolffe writes that influential black supporters were unhappy with the lack of black aides in top campaign roles. The supporters were so unhappy that they forced the campaign to search for African-Americans to fill senior roles in the effort. After months of searching, the campaign found exactly one.
Obama need not have bothered. What, did anyone think he wasn’t going to get almost 100% of the black vote from a black turnout that wasn’t going to be at least as high as 2008? (Higher, as it turned out.) The only people who were so delusional as to be in that category were race pandering lamestream conservatives. Why buy a cow when you’re getting the milk for free?
South L.A. student finds a different world at Cal
School had always been his safe harbor.
Growing up in one of South Los Angeles’ bleakest, most violent neighborhoods, he learned about the world by watching “Jeopardy” and willed himself to become a straight-A student.
His teachers and his classmates at Jefferson High all rooted for the slight and hopeful African American teenager. He was named the prom king, the most likely to succeed, the senior class salutatorian. He was accepted to UC Berkeley, one of the nation’s most renowned public universities.
A semester later, Kashawn Campbell sat inside a cramped room on a dorm floor that Cal reserves for black students. It was early January, and he stared nervously at his first college transcript.
There wasn’t much good to see.
He had barely passed an introductory science course. In College Writing 1A, his essays — pockmarked with misplaced words and odd phrases — were so weak that he would have to take the class again.
He had never felt this kind of failure, nor felt this insecure. The second term was just days away and he had a 1.7 GPA. If he didn’t improve his grades by school year’s end, he would flunk out.
I know, they made it too easy for you. But just in case you haven’t already figured it out by now, they take a little mystery out of the caper later on:
At Jefferson, a long essay took a page and perfect grades came after an hour of study a night.
His ghetto high school was too easy, and Berkeley exposed it. And he was the salutatorian of his high school graduating class, too. Remember this when you hear about “top ten percent” college admissions schemes — Someone who finished in the top 9% of his or her graduating class at this man’s ghetto high school, who isn’t quite as smart as he is, will get guaranteed admission before a white student who finished in the top 11% of his or her graduating class at a more difficult white high school.
If there was only some way to expose grade inflation, course title inflation and easy ghetto and taco high schools before graduation and college admissions.
It also says that he was a resident in a two-floor section specifically reserved for black undergraduates, and that’s part of what he did to “fit in.” I wonder, are there any white-only floors in the dorms at Berkeley?
Only because they were dumb enough to say what they’re usually smart enough not to say.
“Pleban and Petruska.” Hmmm. I wonder.
Remember, when local control sets in, this kind of thing will only get worse.
Asheville, North Carolina
“…the Negroes here [in the postwar South], very many of them at least, have hithero been afforded opportunities, for both an education and for an easy and comfortable livelihood, far superior to the opportunities which were generally enjoyed by the poorer classes of white people.”
Minority recruitment, advancements, a challenge for St. Louis police
The recent promotion of about two dozen white officers to sergeant has the St. Louis police top brass under fire from minority advocates in the department who want changes in recruitment, retention and advancement strategies.
Last month, the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners promoted two blacks to help fill four vacancies for lieutenant, but no blacks among the 15 officers elevated to sergeant.
That prompted the Ethical Society of Police, an organization representing interests of minority officers, to host a town hall meeting about the promotion process and send a critical letter to Chief Sam Dotson.
“The ESOP has no confidence in a process that produces totally lopsided results such as these,” Sgt. Darren Wilson, president of the organization, wrote in a June 24 letter to Dotson.
Whatever the ESOP isn’t down with, I’m cool with.
They needn’t worry, though. Local control will be kicking in soon, and at that point, it will be balls to the wall affirmative action in the SLPD.
New London, Connecticut
Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops
A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.
“This kind of puts an official face on discrimination in America against people of a certain class,” Jordan said today from his Waterford home. “I maintain you have no more control over your basic intelligence than your eye color or your gender or anything else.”
He said he does not plan to take any further legal action.
Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took the exam in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125. But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.
Most Cops Just Above Normal The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average.
Jordan alleged his rejection from the police force was discrimination. He sued the city, saying his civil rights were violated because he was denied equal protection under the law.
But the U.S. District Court found that New London had “shown a rational basis for the policy.” In a ruling dated Aug. 23, the 2nd Circuit agreed. The court said the policy might be unwise but was a rational way to reduce job turnover.
Jordan has worked as a prison guard since he took the test.
So, police work would bore him but prison work wouldn’t.
Straight up: We all know why they cut off applicants above a certain IQ level.
The only thing you can read from what SCOTUS did today is that they didn’t want to come to a decision and establish precedent. They did order Appeals-5 to reexamine the case using strict scrutiny, but I don’t see how that will necessarily help Miss Fisher. That’s because the Texas policy doesn’t explicitly use or mention race, it just lets everyone who finishes in the top 10% of their high school class into the UT system. Sure, you know and I know and George W. Bush knows (this was one of his great accomplishments as Governor of Texas) that this is all a workaround for race based affirmative action, because the valedictorian of ghetto or taco high school isn’t going to be as worthy as some white student in a hard white high school whose class rank was one spot under the top 10%. However, the only way for the Federal judiciary to knock this down is to use the doctrine of disparate impact, and that’s a non-starter with me because I don’t think that doctrine should even exist, as it’s most often use to invalidate police and fire department entrance and promotion tests that have a “disparate impact” on blacks and Hispanics, i.e. it’s a fairly written test that exposes innate racial differences in intelligence.
State Department has hired agents with criminal records, memo reveals
WASHINGTON — The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo obtained by The Post reveals.
The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security can play only limited roles in agency efforts to police bad conduct and prosecute wrongdoers.
The problems in the bureau are the latest revelation in an exploding scandal that also involves accusations that members of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s security detail and those of the US ambassador to Belgium solicited prostitutes overseas.
A whistleblower charges that State tried to cover up multiple scandals by removing them from an inspector general’s report.
“Department intakes of new . . . officers since the hiring surge a decade ago have reportedly been flawed, with ‘mitigation’ of troubling histories including criminal matters,” according to a December 2012 memo to State Deputy Inspector General Harold Geisel from a team leader in the IG’s Office.
One man’s bug is another man’s feature, and that also applies to women.
Don’t doubt me here — It wasn’t a “flawed hiring process” which led to this. Any time “criminal or checkered backgrounds” are ignored in hiring law enforcement officers or any job for that matter, you can bet race and affirmative action is behind it. Why do you think one-ago Mayor of Kansas City, Mark Funkhouser, wanted to eliminate the prohibition on people convicted of felonies as adults being KCPD cops? He said it himself — The KCPD has “too few” black men.
Lawmaker: Hire more whites to run government
Robb Pitts, a county commissioner in Atlanta, Ga., says the county needs to hire more whites.
What? Not really?
Pitts, a black, said, “I would encourage the county manager to find ways to inform all ethnicities when new positions arise and make a concerted effort to diversify our employee base.”
That was in a recent email to constituents, and Fulton County Personnel Board Chairman Paul Zucca says still today the workforce “needs more diversity.”
“It is important for the people of Fulton County to feel empowered, to feel equal,” he said.
The issue is that the county employees have become heavily weighted in favor of blacks, and that has generated a series of costly court cases.
“There has been a pattern against white job applicants that has been going on a long time,” said Dick Williams, longtime host of “The Georgia Gang” Sunday broadcast on Atlanta’s WAGA-TV.
“Racism is wrong no matter where it comes from,” added Mo Ivory of Atlanta CBS radio and a prominent black voice in sprawling Fulton County where the capital of Georgia is located.
They were referring to the most recent federal court settlement of a high-profile lawsuit by a white person charging discrimination on the part of the black-dominated Fulton County government.
What’s this really all about?
Two words: Milton County.
To put it more specifically, begging white people not to secede from Fulton County.
SBPDL readers will know what I’m talking about.
Puggg was right.
As many as 80 percent of correctional-officer applicants in the central region, which includes Baltimore, do not make it through the background investigation, said Binetti, the corrections spokesman. Among those who do, women seem to dominate. More than 60 percent of the corrections officers in Baltimore’s jails are women, Maryland officials estimate.
Puggg told me on the phone when we talked about this story something that sounds a whole lot like this:
Since it’s the men’s jail, they want to hire men as jail guards. But it being a jail in heavily black Baltimore, they want to hire blacks (i.e. not hire whites) more than they want to hire men. And since so many black men have rap sheets, and are not eligible being employed by the right side of the law, they have to settle for black women. And the kind of black women in Baltimore who would want to work as guards in men’s jails are easily susceptible to this gang’s bamboozling.
Q.E.D. aka S.T.F. (Spiking The Football)
However, since when does a rap sheet preclude you from working in law enforcement or similar professions? So many jurisdictions are so desperate for “diversity” that they’re willing to overlook juvenile felony convictions, and Mark Funkhouser, the one-mayor-ago mayor of Kansas City crossed the rhetorical Rubicon by suggesting that people with adult felony convictions should be allowed to be KCPD cops, and said specifically that black was the reason.
“Non-violent felonies only.” Bull fucking shit. Considering where this is posted and for whom it is intended, most people with only “non-violent felonies” on their list of official criminal convictions really have committed a violent felony in the past. The most frequent explanation for that is because prosecutors like to do plea bargains where they throw out charges for violent felonies in exchange for a guilty plea from the defendant on a non-violent felony charge and a prison sentence at or near the legal maximum for that particular crime. The reason is that violent felonies have human victims that are either too scared to testify in court in fear of retribution from the defendant’s “homies,” or they don’t want to testify because of the “stop snitching” ghetto culture.
With this in mind, now you know why so many black men get seemingly long prison sentences for seemingly non-violent crimes. This also blows a hole through the paranoia that some libertarian types spread that people are given 20 year bids for having a little bit of weed.
Washington, D.C. and Michigan
Will hear an appeal on Appeals-6 overturning MCRI, and will hear it sans Kagan, who had to recuse herself because she argued against MCRI while she was still USSG and while the issue was working its way up the Federal judiciary.
I took SCOTUS granting cert as a clue that it wants to overturn App-6, and that Kagan won’t be invited to the party is even better news.