Asian-American enrollment at Brown and Yale has been stagnant since 1995 and at Dartmouth since 2004 despite an increase in highly qualified Asian-American students applying during that time.
In fact, data show Asian-Americans must score on average approximately 140 points higher than a White, 270 points higher than a Hispanic and 450 points higher than a Black student on the SAT, in order to have the same chance of admission. The groups suspect schools "impose racial quotas and caps to maintain what they believe are ideal racial balances," harkening back to the days of the Chinese Exclusion Act and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Though the concept of race-preferential admissions undoubtedly came from a place of good intentions, it's become increasingly clear that these policies are doing more harm than good. read more
The ad is so brazenly racist that it delivers a visceral shock.
A young Chinese woman is doing laundry. A young black man appears in the doorway, his face and white T-shirt smudged with paint. He gives the woman a classic wolf whistle, and winks. She gestures suggestively; he approaches, and leans in for a kiss. Then she pops a laundry detergent pod in his mouth, and shoves him in the washing machine. Moments later, he emerges as a fair-skinned Chinese man. She looks delighted.
A sales agent for Qiaobi rejected accusations of racism, claiming that the ad was "kind of fun."
"Why did foreigners say that [the ad was racist]? We only paid attention to the product itself. We didn't even notice [the racial angle]. It's only an artistic exaggeration." read more
A new bill to overhaul America's chemical safety laws was on the fast track to approval in the Senate this week when one senator held up everything by insisting that he wanted to know what was actually in the legislation.
"One of the pledges I made to the people of Kentucky, when I came here, was that I would read the bills." said former presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
By putting his objection out publicly on the Senate floor, a bill that would have been passed Tuesday will be next considered in early June. read more
Donna Wright (born Donald Wright), was shot after an altercation with fellow customer, 55-year old Kathleen Workman in the department store's restroom. According to Workman, she had politely asked Ms. Wright to use the proper restroom (referring to the men's bathroom) and asked her to please stop following her into the women's restroom, at which point the transgender woman began raising her voice and using explicit language towards her while continuing to follow her into the restroom.
Kathleen Workman retrieved a handgun from her purse and once again asked Donna Wright to exit the restroom. According to Mrs. Workman, once she retrieved the concealed weapon from her purse it angered Wright and she began walking towards her in an aggressive manner. It was at this point within the altercation that Kathleen Workman, fearing for her safety, shot Donna Wright 3 times with her Kimber 1911 Ultra .45 caliber handgun striking the assailant in the chest with all 3 shots. read more
I wish the White House Correspondents Dinner would end. I don't get any joy out of seeing the president attempt to be a comedian for the evening and I detest the how much worse can the next joke or insult be ... it is simply not becoming.
But I never imagined that a black comedian from Comedy Central named Larry Wilmore would think it hilarious to refer to the president with the "N" word, even with the "a" on the end. It made me sick to my stomach. Respect the office and understand the history and sacrifice associated with that word. It is a new low, and there is absolutely nothing funny about it.