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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Baylor President and Chancellor Kenneth Starr, best known for his investigation of the Clinton administration, has been fired by the Board of Regents in the wake of a sexual assault scandal involving the school and its football team.


Sunday, May 22, 2016

"The father said he was taking a shower when he heard a gunshot," Lt. Greg Baker of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office told NBC affiliate WDSU. "He got out of the shower, and that's when he discovered that his daughter had accidentally shot herself."

Five-year-old Haley Moore had been playing with her father's handgun, police said. Moore told investigators that he had left his .45-caliber gun out on a table in the home, the station reported.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Police handcuffed multiple students from age 6 to 11 at a public elementary school in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Friday. The arrests at Hobgood Elementary School occurred after the students were accused of not stopping a fight that happened several days earlier off campus. A juvenile center later released the students. Murfreesboro police wouldn't say what state law the kids violated, but parents of several of the arrested children say the kids were charged with "criminal responsibility for conduct of another." At least five of the 10 children reportedly involved are black.


Monday, April 04, 2016

A Louisiana man accused of stuffing candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life in prison, prompting a judge to question whether the sentence was "over the top." Prosecutors charged Jacobia Grimes, 34, under a law makes the alleged candy theft a felony because Grimes was previously convicted more than once of theft of goods. "They're spending their time to lock someone up for years over $31 worth of candy," his attorney Miles Swanson said. Judge Franz Zibilich said during Grimes' arraignment, "Isn't this a little over the top?"


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The onetime vice presidential candidate has been tapped to preside over a new reality court show that would premiere next year. She signed a deal in February with Montana-based production company Warm Springs, a source close to the process tells PEOPLE. read more


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More noble natives stolen by evil whites and sold into slavery, under which they struggled mightily, educating themselves to speak the King's English, perform classical music and song, conduct themselves with dignity at all times and then find freedom thanks in no part to the Emancipation Proclamation. No thanks--revisionist history and bald-faced fantasy are not my things...

#3 | Posted by catdog

Kunta Kinte was captured by black slavers in the show

www.youtube.com

slaves would have been forced to speak King's English

perform classical music and song-ummm what?

conducted themselves with dignity-well sure, seems to be an important lesson for people to learn, you know that these people who were slaves were actually PEOPLE with dignity and such, sorry if you view that as fantasy

find freedom thanks in no part to the Emancipation Proclamation-well the Civil war did play a prominent part of the mini series

soooooo
TL;DR? You are wrong on all accounts

I've worked for a very large engineering company, a very small engineering company and then a moderately sized engineering company. Now I own my own company

As I progressed through my career the workforce became much more diverse. the large company was mostly white males, though that was more than likely because the office was located in an area that was very predominantly white. The other companies had Asians, Indians, Pakistanis, Women, Blacks, Hispanics, Eygptians, etc. in total approximately equal to the white male engineering group. Women and minorities held many of the mid to upper level positions, some were quite good, some were horrendous-both in person to person management skills and in technical skills.

The one universal truth was that each person brought to the table their own skills and weaknesses. There was a woman I worked with who was very very technically skilled, possessed a thorough understanding of her own specialty but also an ability and interest in understanding the functions of areas that were not her specialty. She was however a horrible "people" person, lacked empathy skills, was belligerent, bullying etc. That seems to have come from her growing up in a rougher lower class neighborhood.
There is a woman I work with now who struggles with the technical aspects but is very skilled a interpersonal skills, she is a natural sales person. She is interested in the profession she works in and utilizes her skills accordingly. What she lacks in technical skills she makes up for in enthusiasm and confidence. Part of her lack of skills comes from inexperience-she is improving in her technical abilities due to being closely mentored-i.e. using her interpersonal skills to develop technical skills.
So again, it comes down to the individual.

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