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(Selectively) Celebrating LBJ and the Civil Rights Act

I have a short piece on Minding The Campus today, “Misremembering the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” that I encourage you to read. It discusses the hypocritical praise of Lyndon Johnson and the 1964 Civil Rights Act offered by presidents Obama, Clinton, and Carter, plus assorted civil rights luminaries, at a recent 50th Anniversary celebration […]

Is Presidential Lying About Important Issues Important?

Apparently Democrats and liberals do not think presidential lying is very important. Consider the following results taken from an April 16 Fox News poll: 26. How often do you think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters?                    Total   Dem   Rep   White […]

Identity, Rights, Politics: Group Or Individual?

Critics of affirmative action have long pointed out — and even supporters agree — that it is based on the notion of group rights, on the notion that it is legitimate to impose burdens on some individuals because of their race or ethnicity in order to provide benefits to others because of their membership in […]

Palestinians Oppose Empathy

From the Washington Post on Saturday: JERUSALEM — Professor Mohammed S. Dajani took 27 Palestinian college students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland a few weeks ago as part of a project designed to teach empathy and tolerance. Upon his return, his university disowned the trip, his fellow Palestinians branded him a traitor […]

The EEOC Loses Again, Release 2.0

In this recent post I linked the Daily Caller‘s report that Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals had just ruled against the EEOC, calling it “hypocritical” for “for using the same type of background check that the EEOC itself uses.” Now comes Roger Clegg, noting that the “Pacific Legal Foundation … filed an excellent amicus brief […]

Asians Derail Affirmative Action In California

[NOTE: This post was UPDATED 15 April] As I wrote  a couple of weeks ago in “Storm Clouds Obstruct The Rainbow Coalition,” [s]tudents of affirmative action have long known — I have discussed some of the most striking evidence here — that Asians, not whites, are the primary victims of affirmative action college admissions. Indeed, one of […]

Déjà Vu All Over Again

In my last post I had occasion to refer to an old post (in its last two thirds) dealing with the incompetence of the EEOC. So I see today from the Daily Caller‘s “Appeals court rules unanimously against ‘hypocritical’ anti-discrimination agency” that nothing has changed in the intervening years.

Answer To Gender Wage Gap Found In Sears Catalog?

The Obama administration’s continuing to tout the widely discredited claim that women still earn only “77 cents on the dollar” that men earn has been much in the news lately. For reasons I explained in this old, long post (see the last two thirds or so of that post) discussing my involvement in a big case […]

Ho Hum. More Administration Water-Carrying By The New York Times

I suppose news stories in the New York Times being indistinguishable from Obama administration handouts is no longer news worth printing in a blog like mine, but even so I found Peter Baker’s article yesterday striking in its casual reporting of highly partisan administration talking points as though they were uncontested facts. “President Obama,” Baker […]

Democrats’ Disparate Impact Denigrates Minorities

“The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has had a busy week or two trying to stamp out equal treatment of minorities.” That’s the first sentence of my discussion on Pajamas Media  of the Obama administration’s latest trespasses on the principle that minorities should be treated no worse but also no better than everyone […]