Affirmative Action/Quotas/Preferences

ABC's THE BACHELOR's Affirmative Action Trainwreck

Juan Pablo GalavisThe celebrity media is buzzing over the disastrous recent season of ABC’s The Bachelor that starred Juan Pablo Galavis of Venezuela as the Bach

Barry Switzer Says "I've Always Said I'd Never Recruit A White Quarterback"

Barry Switzer, former Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys coach, said in an interview that “I’ve always said I’d never recruit a white quarterback. The only way I’d ever recruit a white quarterback to play for me was if his mom and daddy would have to both be black, and that’s the only way I would do it.

Immigrant Bomb-Threat Syndrome: A New Category?

Eldo Kim, Korean Immigrant Eldo Kim, a  Harvard University sophomore who apparently felt unprepared for the final exam in his GOVERNMENT 1368: "The Politics of

Single Moms In The Army

In his article on the latest military diversity horror, Thomas Martel says "the welfare state and the military (rapidly becoming the same thing)...".

FDNY Diversity Fail: Lawsuit Can Put Minorities In The Fire Academy, But It Can't Make Them Pass

FDNY Diversity Fail: Lawsuit Can Put Minorities In The Fire Academy, But It Can't Make Them Pass

From Instapundit:

NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: FDNY’s court-mandated class flaming out. “The first court-ordered class of FDNY trainees — the oldest and most diverse in history — is flaming out. Halfway through the 18-week Fire Academy course, the dropout rate has hit a sky-high 15 percent and could climb to a third of the 318 who started on July 29, according to insiders. . . .In addition, an alarming number of ‘probies’ have been injured — suffering sprains, fractures and other ailments — and put on medical leave, insiders say. Others teeter on the cusp of flunking out because they can’t handle the physical or academic demands.”

Please remember that firefighing is a matter of life and death. In Fighting “Racism" Rather than Fires - A first-hand report on the consequences of affirmative action,,January 1996,  a San Francisco fireman wrote:

An inexperienced black lieutenant quota-hire lost his life because he didn’t recognize the signs of an impending back-draft (explosion). Eight other firefighters had thrown themselves to the floor to avoid the heat that was sure to come (later estimated at 2000 degrees), but the medical examiner’s report said the man had been standing, and had not properly used  any of his protective clothing. Shouts from the firefighter bashing in the door to “ hit the floor,” along with the eerie calm that precedes a back-draft were wasted

FDNY Can't Fix Stupid

Walter Olson at writes

“NYFD made written test impossible to fail, but diversity recruits in Academy can’t meet physical standards either.” [Ted Frank/PoL]

NYT Debate On Ron Unz's Charges Of Anti-Asian Quotas In Ivy League

Here's the debate in the New York Times on Ron Unz's research suggesting Ivy League colleges keep Asian numbers down and Jewish numbers up:

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