News From 2002

16 03 2017

Clayton

P-D:

Groups call Enterprise Bank minority lending commitment ‘groundbreaking’

Community groups describe as “groundbreaking” a new community benefits agreement with Enterprise Bank and Trust that commits to lending hundreds of millions of dollars in low-income areas.

And then, blah blah blah blah blah minorities.

Spoiler alert:  It ends with a yuge financial crash followed by a great recession followed by Enterprise Bank and Trust going belly-up.





SLU Med On Probation

14 03 2017

Tiffany

The voluntary organization that various medical schools belong to that serves to police all its members has put SLU Med on probation.

From what I read, it’s for a lot of technicalities.

However, I remember a few years ago that this little scandal broke.  While it got some national coverage, it was an unstory locally.

I’d like to think this is related, but even Harvard Med practices affirmative action.





Six Words to Edify

16 01 2017

Boston; San Francisco

Key takeaway:

…the bachelor’s degree is becoming the new high school diploma. Rather than a ticket to a high-paying, managerial job, the four-year degree is now the minimum ticket to get in the door to any job.

Which we all knew.

These thirty-five words need six more to be made all the more understandable:

Affirmative
Action
Griggs
Versus
Duke
Power





Is the Dork in Orlando With a Fax Machine Losing His Mojo?

15 01 2017

Orlando

We have two articles in the ESPN universe, one on its regular presence, one in The Undefeated, it’s blickety-blackety-black-I’m-black-y’all boutique, both about the same general thing, but neither mention the dork in Orlando with a fax machine.

Poor guy must be sick.





No Degrees of Separation

15 12 2016

Milwaukee

The ex-cop gets a rap for killing Sylville Smith, that incident sparked a mini-riot in a portion of the ghetto section of Milwaukee this past summer.

Looking at this and the other pics, I get the impression that he was barely more worthy than the man he killed.

But, I forgot, we’re not allowed to say “affirmative action in law enforcement hiring.”  We’re only allowed to kick it into high gear.





Golly G

6 11 2016

Boston

Note the author.

Which means he knows the reason why employment decisions usually come off of face to face interviews rather than aptitude or g-loaded testing or exams.

In case you don’t, I give you a hint in the way I categorize this post.





I’m Dizzy

20 10 2016

Washington, D.C.

Hechinger Report:

The federal government is trying to increase the number of minorities in the teaching profession by, in part, allowing institutions to maintain a low bar for entry into teaching programs.

(snip)

Diversity matters because research shows that students tend to do better in school when they’re exposed to teachers of the same background. A March 2016 study by Johns Hopkins University showed that black teachers are more likely to have higher expectations for their black students; for example, white teachers were almost 40 percent less likely than their black counterparts to expect black students to finish high school.

I should sit down before I fall down.