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Federal judge upholds Harvard's use of racial preferences in case that could go to Supreme Court
The case against Harvard was brought five years ago by opponents of affirmative action using the moniker Students for Fair Admissions, the brainchild of conservative legal strategist Edward Blum. In a TWIST, chile, the group charged that Harvard discriminated against Asian American [not really] students in order to boost African American and Hispanic enrollment.
litigant, SFA, is packed with affluent Chinese families rolling over the diversity of "Asian" ethnic groups whose REPARATION rely on affirmative action consideration of low-income  "disadvantages" and status

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 1st, 2019 at 09:05:15 PM EST
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STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. v. PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (HARVARD CORPORATION), US Dist ct. findings of fact and conclusions of law. 130 pp
Harvard's admissions process survives strict scrutiny.  It serves a compelling, permissible and substantial interest, and it is necessary and narrowly tailored to achieve diversity and the academic benefits that flow from diversity. [...]  The use of race benefits certain racial and ethnic groups that would otherwise be underrepresented at Harvard and is therefore neither an illegitimate use of race or reflective of racial prejudice.  Accordingly, judgment for Harvard shall enter on Count I, intentional discrimination.
f* crackers exploding
They will have the opportunity to know and understand one another beyond race, as whole individuals with unique histories and experiences.  It is this, at Harvard and elsewhere that will move us, one day, to the point where we see that race is a fact, but not the defining fact and not the fact that tells us what is important, but we are not there yet.  Until we are, race conscious admissions programs that survive strict scrutiny will have an important place in society and help ensure that colleges and universities can offer a diverse atmosphere that fosters learning, improves scholarship, and encourages mutual respect and understanding. SO OR
fuck off warren


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 1st, 2019 at 09:29:55 PM EST
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2020 White House hopeful Bernie Sanders hospitalized after suffering chest pains
"'He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.' ...The medical issues led to the postponement of a $1.3 million television advertising buy in Iowa this week, the campaign's Midwest spokesman, Bill Neidhardt, said." Because dated?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 08:09:07 PM EST
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Because it makes no sense to advertise for an ill candidate. Best to wait and see.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 08:16:10 PM EST
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That is terribly bad news.

Even if he makes a full recovery, his campaign may be mortally wounded, and with it the best chance of ending the US empire in a somewhat peaceful way. Not that he intends to, but reforming an overstretched empire often leads to breaking it and the impulses of the person on the throne at that time has great importance.

Sanders winning the primary was always a long shot, and appearing on death's doorstep isn't a good sign.

by fjallstrom on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 09:49:14 PM EST
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Maybe, or maybe the Sanders supporters will move to Liz Warren.
by asdf on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 10:56:20 PM EST
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Right now the Progressive - such as it is - vote is split between Sanders and Warren giving Biden* a clear shot at the nomination.  

* Just Go Away, Joe

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 11:07:13 PM EST
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No, don't go away, we want a "Creepy Uncle Joe" vs "Grab'em By the P**" election!

Hilarity ensues!

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sapere aude

by Number 6 on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 11:20:52 AM EST
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It's gonna be Warren. Which is good.

Unless Trump gets impeached, during which process it appears that he intends to take Pence down with him, in which case the republicans might accidentally run somebody sensible which could be a close race.

by asdf on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 02:27:59 PM EST
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Editorial | In the case of Donald Trump and Ukraine, Hunter Biden is guilty of poor judgment

< wipes tears >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 11:00:56 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 07:24:43 PM EST
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"Living my life." FDI ! FDI !  FDI !



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 05:54:17 PM EST
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Under duress? Only Bill Hill knows for shure.

MPs demand Zelensk[i][y]y, Trump investigate suspicion of U.S.-Ukraine corruption involving $7.4 bln
uh oh
Exclusive: Ukraine to fire prosecutor who discussed Bidens with Giuliani - source
"Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka has already fired more than 400 prosecutors, or around a third of all staff." well, 400 scofflaws/15K nothing compared to the reduction to 10K total forthcoming.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 08:03:24 PM EST
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#forgiveness
"Civil rights advocates shared their opinions"

< wipes tears >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 06:39:16 PM EST
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Hunter Biden will resign from board of CHINESE firm, says he won't serve on foreign boards IF Joe Biden elected president
George Mesires, Hunter Biden's attorney, wrote in a statement posted on Medium that Hunter Biden had decided to resign his seat on the board of the Chinese investment firm BHR.

Mesires said Biden had not received any compensation for being on the board, nor did he receive any equity in it while Joe Biden was vice president.

"To date, Hunter has not received any compensation for being on BHR's board of directors," Mesires wrote. "He has not received any return on his investment; there have been no distributions to BHR shareholders since Hunter obtained his equity interest. Moreover, Hunter played no role in directing or making BHR's investments."

m'k.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 07:01:34 PM EST
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Rep. Elijah "Baltimore MD-7" Cummings died.

Rep. Elijah Cummings' death comes after procedure kept him away from office for WEEKS

The Maryland Democrat died at Gilchrist Hospice Care, which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, around 2:30 a.m. EDT from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges," his office confirmed in a statement.

Rep. Elijah Cummings dies UNEXPECTEDLY AT 68


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 at 04:19:59 PM EST
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Allegra! wut those chi'ren doin' out there?


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 at 09:32:46 PM EST
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Amanda! How Elijah Cummings' unexpected death gone affect the impeachment inquiry?
Cummings, who served as chairman of the POWERFUL House Oversight and Reform Committee, will be succeeded by New York Democrat Carolyn Maloney on an acting basis.
The baloney now?
Carolyn Maloney. The former New York City teacher with a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo has a reputation as a tenacious champion for women's rights and consumer protections over her nearly 14 terms in Congress


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 at 10:18:47 PM EST
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Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D, NY-14/NY-12] wins election to chair House Oversight Committee
"the FIRST WOMAN to lead the House Oversight Committee," secret ballot

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 21st, 2019 at 02:05:53 AM EST
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Operation Enduring Oversight! - The early years

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 22nd, 2019 at 11:42:23 PM EST
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APsplainin is going to ride this yellow dog o' ORIGINAL SIN until they all fall off.

Congressman and CIVIL RIGHTS ICON Elijah Cummings Dead at 68
< picks teeth, suck vigorously >
That's all you got, huh.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Oct 18th, 2019 at 01:23:43 AM EST
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ICON of civil rights. Fallen Oversight! Warrior. Great ORATOR. Drone MASTER.
FIRST BLACK president of the USA
"You're not a sucker to have integrity and to treat others with respect," he said.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Oct 25th, 2019 at 06:53:44 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 28th, 2019 at 05:08:23 AM EST
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John Conyers died so that Nadler could live.

Roll Call | John Conyers Jr., former ["]dean of the House["], has died
add to "his list of legislative achievements" unsanctioned H.R. 676, three year "inquiry" for impeachment of George W. Bush, and H.R. 40

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 27th, 2019 at 11:29:45 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 28th, 2019 at 05:09:54 AM EST
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circling vultures
Elijah Cummings' widow weighs run for congressional seat; former Rep. Kweisi Mfume to announce plans Monday
"Cummings, who had cancer, died Oct. 17."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 at 10:32:26 PM EST
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