Tag Archives: affirmative action

On Television: North Dakota Can't Afford To Slow Down The Oil Boom

On Television: North Dakota Can't Afford To Slow Down The Oil Boom

Normally I do my weekly “Say Anything Segment” on Chris Berg’s Valley News Live show on Mondays, but due to Berg taking some time off for the holiday we did it last night instead. We talked about affirmative action, including my post yesterday about how that sort of policy is applied here in North Dakota,

Affirmative Action In North Dakota: NDSU Uses Racial Point System That's Totally Not Discriminatory

Yesterday a Supreme Court decision upheld a Michigan law banning affirmative action. Seven other states have similar laws on the books. North Dakota is not one of them. While thinking about the issue, I was reminded of a post I wrote back in 2011 about a SAB reader of Icelandic and Norwegian descent (read: white) who

"A Sprinkling Of Minorities Floating In A Sea Of Young White People"

The yearly gathering of left-wing activists called Netroots Nation is on, but according to one of the attendees who writes for LA Progressive the event was a little too white despite a mandate from organizers that panels be diverse. That’s right. Mandated diversity. Although Netroots touts itself as being an incubator for ideas that challenge

Supreme Court Vacates Lower Courts Ruling Upholding Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court’s decision today on an affirmative action case out of Texas doesn’t change much. The lower courts had granted the university summary judgment, but the Supreme Court today vacated the lower court decision ruling that the court did not apply a strict enough standard to the case which is now remanded back to

Movie Review: How Capitalism Ended Racial Segregation In Baseball

Last night my wife and I went to see 42, the Jackie Robinson story. It was an enjoyable enough movie (as they said in Moneyball , it’s hard not to be romantic about baseball), though the story was more fairy tale than reality. But what do you expect when a movie about real people doing

White House: Mandated Diversity For You, But Not For Us

Responding to criticism of cabinet picks that have been male-heavy, White House mouthpiece Jay Carney said that while the White House likes the concept of diversity in their pool of potential candidates, ultimately they decide based on who the best candidate is: DAN LOTHIAN, CNN: I know you touched on this a little bit yesterday,

Obama's Own Personal War On Women

For someone quick to accuse his political enemies of sexism, President Obama sure doesn’t have a lot of women working for him. Obama, who made women’s issues a core of his reelection bid, has nominated men to serve in three of his most prominent national security positions, including secretary of state, where Sen. John F.