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The Education Department's senior civil rights official sparked controversy Wednesday by stating that "90%" of sexual assault accusations "fall into the category of ‘We were both drunk,'" suggesting that they are regretted drunken hookups -- and provoking repudiations from survivors of campus sexual assault.

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Candice Jackson, the acting head of the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, told the New York Times that the overwhelming majority of sexual assault investigations do not involve "even an accusation that these accused students overrode the will of a young woman."

"Rather, the accusations -- 90% of them -- fall into the category of ‘We were both drunk,' ‘We broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right,'" Jackson said.

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Sounds like she wasn't stating an opinion, just characterizing statistics her office has compiled.

#1 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-07-13 10:59 AM | Reply

Its well known a woman during her "short-term mating" ovulation stage, will often display signs, and put herself in situations to facilitate it

So while in this state, its seems reasonable, it helps for them to drink in order to facilitate short term breeding behaviors.
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#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-07-13 11:15 AM | Reply

"sexual assault investigations do not involve "even an accusation that these accused students overrode the will of a young woman."

Bill Cosby agrees!

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-07-13 02:30 PM | Reply

DOE civil rights head apologizes for claiming most campus sexual assaults are just drunken hookups

Candice Jackson, who heads the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, apologized on Thursday for her "flippant" remarks about campus sexual assault, writing in a statement, "I'm so sorry."

"As a survivor of rape myself, I would never seek to diminish anyone's experience," Jackson said in a written apology sent to Politico. "My words in the New York Times poorly characterized the conversations I've had with countless groups of advocates."

"All sexual harassment and sexual assault must be taken seriously -- which has always been my position and will always be the position of this Department," she added.

Raw Story

#4 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-07-13 02:52 PM | Reply

Find it hard to believe a "rape survivor" would find it easy to make "flippant" remarks about the rape of others.

#5 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-07-13 02:58 PM | Reply

I am a rape survivor but 90% of accusers are lying ----.
- Candice - got her boyfriend stolen by a drunk hussy in college

#6 | Posted by bored at 2017-07-13 02:59 PM | Reply

Also 90% of burgulary accusations were just the result of a prank.
- burglars

#7 | Posted by bored at 2017-07-13 03:03 PM | Reply

Candice Jackson is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Operations and Outreach in the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, and the Office's Acting Assistant Secretary, a position she was appointed to on April 12, 2017.[1][2] Jackson is an attorney who worked for the conservative organization Judicial Watch, and in private practice in California.[3] Jackson is a graduate of Stanford University, where she wrote for the conservative Stanford Review as a critic of affirmative action and feminism.[3]

She authored the 2005 book Their Lives: Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine, concerning the biographies of Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey, and Juanita Broaddrick, all of whom reported sexual harassment or abuse by former president Bill Clinton.[4] Jackson coordinated the appearance of several of these women in a press conference before the October 9, 2016, presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.[5] She also produced a 2015 video profiling Kathy Shelton, a survivor of a child sexual assault whose assailant was represented in court by Hillary Clinton in the 1970s.[6] She has labeled the women who have accused Trump of sexual assault of being "fake victims".[3]

She served as an editorial assistant on the collected essays of libertarian economist Murray Rothbard during a fellowship at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and wrote two academic papers appraising his work.[3][7]

en.wikipedia.org

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-07-13 03:14 PM | Reply

DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White

Candice Jackson's intellectual journey raises questions about how actively she will investigate
allegations of unfair treatment of minorities and women.

The new acting head of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights once complained that she experienced discrimination because she is white.

As an undergraduate studying calculus at Stanford University in the mid-1990s, Candice Jackson "gravitated" toward a section of the class that provided students with extra help on challenging problems, she wrote in a student publication. Then she learned that the section was reserved for minority students.

"I am especially disappointed that the University encourages these and other discriminatory programs," she wrote in the Stanford Review. "We need to allow each person to define his or her own achievements instead of assuming competence or incompetence based on race."

Although her limited background in civil rights law makes it difficult to infer her positions on specific issues, Jackson's writings during and after college suggest she's likely to steer one of the Education Department's most important -- and controversial -- branches in a different direction than her predecessors. A longtime anti-Clinton activist and an outspoken conservative-turned-libertarian, she has denounced feminism and race-based preferences. She's also written favorably about, and helped edit a book by, an economist who decried both compulsory education and the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

www.propublica.org

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-07-13 03:22 PM | Reply

If your irony meter hasn't exploded yet, this should do it:

She gained national attention last October after she arranged for several of Bill Clinton's accusers to attend a presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Jackson sat with the women in the front of the audience. A few days before the debate, Jackson established Their Lives Foundation. In registration documents, she described two of its purposes as "giving public voice to victims of women who abuse positions of power" and "advocating for and against candidates for political office."

Less than a week after the debate, Jackson posted on Facebook that her foundation "supports all victims of power abusers," but labeled Trump's accusers "fake victims." Since the initial announcement of her Education Department role, her Facebook page has been taken offline.

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-07-13 03:39 PM | Reply

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#11 | Posted by bored at 2017-07-13 05:11 PM | Reply

"DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White."

Congratulations Sully on your new career in civil service!

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-07-13 05:13 PM | Reply

Now I understand the method behind Trump not filling so many government positions that require Senate confirmation. His administration appoints to the number 2 spot an acting director who does not require confirmation and, in fact, could not receive it:

"On Wednesday, DeVos formally announced Jackson's position as deputy assistant secretary in the Office for Civil Rights, a role that does not require Senate confirmation. The 39-year-old attorney will act as assistant secretary in charge of the office until that position is filled. DeVos has not yet selected a nominee, who would have to receive Senate confirmation. As acting head, Jackson is in charge of about 550 full-time department staffers, who are responsible for investigating thousands of civil rights complaints each year."

I doubt if she was subjected to Senate confirmation scrutiny that Jackson would be appointed, but by making her deputy assistant secretary and by not nominating an acting head, Jackson, by default, gets to run the Office of Civil Rights in the Dept. of Education. This is a very clever and efficient way to deconstruct the administrative state.

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-07-13 08:15 PM | Reply

No doubt JeffJ will be along shortly to decry the power given to these unelected officials...

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-07-13 08:21 PM | Reply

Its well known a woman during her "short-term mating" ovulation stage, will often display signs, and put herself in situations to facilitate it
So while in this state, its seems reasonable, it helps for them to drink in order to facilitate short term breeding behaviors.
therationalmale.com

#2 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2017-07-13 11:15 AM | FLAG:

Pseudo-scientific gibberish uttered in support of a vile, misogynistic agenda, complete with a link to a Manosphere garbage-site. This post is embarrassing even by your subterranean standards, Mackris.

#15 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-07-13 08:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

"Pseudo-scientific gibberish uttered in support of a vile, misogynistic agenda, complete with a link to a Manosphere garbage-site. This post is embarrassing even by your subterranean standards, Mackris."

I thought Mackris was just trolling with that post. If it was meant to be serous (egads!), you are right.

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-07-13 08:38 PM | Reply

If it was a joke, I am not sure it was quite in good taste. A lot of people spout that stuff as gospel online these days.

#17 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-07-13 08:46 PM | Reply

Mackris was trolling. Because that's what Mackris does.

$10 says you won't see another post by Mackris on the rest of this thread.

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-07-13 08:58 PM | Reply

Every Mackris post about women can be translated as:

"Women are hardwired to present (just not to me)."

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-07-13 09:04 PM | Reply

#15

Go to your safe space Boyduhh, no one can so obviously troll you there.

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-07-15 07:11 PM | Reply

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