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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Obama ‘Approved By The Elites’ Because He Says What They ‘Expect From A Black Person’

3 May

 

 

From FOX Nation:

Q: Did you ever expect to see an African American president during your lifetime?

THOMAS: Oh yeah, I guess I’ve always thought there would be black coaches, heads of universities — maybe again as I said I’m naïve but the thing I always knew is that it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media because anybody that they didn’t agree with, they would take apart.  And that will happen with virtually — you pick your person, any black person who says something that is not the prescribed things that they expect from a black person will be picked apart.  You can pick anybody, don’t pick me, pick anyone who has decided not to go along with it; there’s a price to pay. So, I always assumed it would be somebody the media had to agree with.

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University Board Votes to Keep Chick-fil-A on Campus Despite Protests

3 May

 

 

Elon University’s board of trustees voted to keep Chick-fil-A on campus despite protests from the “tolerant” student government.

The Elon University board of trustees voted last week to keep a Chick-fil-A on campus despite a vote from the school’s student government to remove the popular fast food chain for its president’s stance against gay marriage.

The movement to oust the chicken sandwich restaurant began last year when company president Truett Cathy stated his opposition to gay marriage…

…Student reaction to the decision has been mixed.

Cameron Saucier, a sophomore at Elon, said he believes there are more important things for the board to worry about than a restaurant primarily known for its chicken sandwiches.

“We’ve had several public forums and committees to discuss whether to keep a fast food chain when we have tuition hikes coming up next year and other issues that need to be addressed,” Saucier stated. “It’s kind of ridiculous.”

He said he believes the entire Chick-fil-A controversy was a result of political correctness taking over his college campus and is representative of how opposing thoughts are not welcomed at Elon.

“Political correctness has just gone way too far on Elon’s campus and the whole incident should’ve never happened in the first place,” Saucier commented.

While Saucier seemed fine with the school’s decision, members of Elon’s LGBT community were offended that the school decided to keep the restaurant.

“The fact that Elon condones [Chick-fil-A] both surprises and upsets me,” Holly Brown, a member of the LGBT group Spectrum, told Elon Local News. “You would think preventing discrimination would be more important than a chicken sandwich.”

 

 

 

Duke Raises Fees to Provide Sex Change Surgery to Students

3 May

Sexual reassignment surgery for transgendered students will be covered in students’ health care plans, starting this fall:

Administrators signed a new contract with Duke’s health insurance provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, that will include up to $50,000 to cover sexual reassignment surgery, Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek confirmed. With this new coverage, she said, all vital aspects of transgender health care—counseling, hormone therapy, and surgery—are now included in students’ plans.

“The addition of sexual reassignment surgery with a $50,000 cap makes Duke’s student health care plan one of the most, if not the most, transgender-inclusive plans in the country,” said junior Sunny Frothingham, the incoming outreach chair for Blue Devils United. “This is a huge step forward for Duke”…

…The additional coverage will have a “minimal” impact on cost to students, Wasiolek said. The coverage will cause a 0.3 percent increase to student costs…

…Tobia added that this inclusion is one step to further ensure that students spanning the LGBT community feel welcome at Duke.”

Interesting.  I wonder if Duke would ever consider taking a “step to further ensure” that Conservative students feel welcome there?  I won’t hold my breath.

Yale University will now cover sex change operations as well.

Priorities.

 

That Didn’t Take Long…

19 Apr


 

Just last week this photo of the Obama campaign Chicago headquarters caused a stir due to the lack of diversity (whiteness) of his team.  The picture:

had black Democrats buzzing about diversity — or lack of it. The picture, saturated with white faces, was reposted on the news site Buzzfeed and made the rounds of other well-trafficked sites, including The Drudge Report. It was a piece in the Washington Free Beacon about the picture and its suggestion of a lack of diversity in the campaign office that earned the Drudge link.

And now, right on cue, there is a story in Politico today titled “Obama camp tries to diversify”:

President Barack Obama’s team is looking to hire more African-Americans, a search that has stirred a debate among black Democrats about Obama’s record on diversity and its implications for his reelection.

I’m sure that everyone will be impressed that Team Obama waited three years before looking to diversify.  I’m sure that no one will see this as purely political.  No big deal though, right?  The unemployment rate among African-Americans hasn’t been so bad over the past three years or anything.

In June 2011:

While unemployment among the general population is about 9.1 percent, it’s at 16.2 percent African Americans, and a bit higher still for African American males.

CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reports that, historically, the unemployment rate for African Americans has always been higher than the national average. However, now it’s at Depression-era levels. The most recent figures show African American joblessness at 16.2 percent. For black males, it’s at 17.5 percent; And for black teens, it’s nearly 41 percent.

In February 2012:

The African-American unemployment rate was 14.1 percent, up from 13.6 percent in January. The overall unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent.

Yep, everything has been just fine.  No need for Obama to have looked to hire more African-Americans in the three years that he’s been in office.

Waiting until just before his bid for reelection was a much better idea, I guess.