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REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT FROM BUSH? The Supreme Court Exposes Obama’s Circular Logic on Wiretapping.
Lexicon.The vocabulary of a particular language. In this case that “particular language” is American English. The phrase is “role model”.
It was clear enough all along that Columbia’s hiring would be racially discriminatory, if not racially exclusive; and, as Professor Johnson points out, even the pretext that sometimes a (politically correct) white male might be eligible for hiring has apparently now been abandoned. And of course this is an unfair, divisive, and corrupt policy. But it should also be pointed out that it is ILLEGAL to weigh race, ethnicity, and sex in hiring.
You shouldn’t have to be a math whiz to understand that Title VI does not equal Title VII. President Bollinger of course knows that, in its 2003 Grutter v. Bollinger (“That’s me!”) decision, the Supreme Court said that universities could discriminate – to a limited degree – on the basis of race and ethnicity in student admissions under, among other federal laws, Title VI. And so it is commonly assumed that it must also be okay for universities to weigh race and ethnicity (and sex) in the same “diversity”-driven way when they hire faculty.
Wrong. The Grutter decision said nothing about Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which covers employment and which has different language and jurisprudence than Title VI. The federal courts have never recognized a “diversity” exception to Title VII, and are unlikely to. In fact, when that issue was about to be decided by the Supreme Court in the late 1990s, the civil-rights establishment hastily raised enough money to settle the case. More on the problems with faculty hiring discrimination here.
And don’t even think about making the “role model” argument in lieu of the “diversity” argument. When you read about a university’s efforts to diversify its faculty, a school official will frequently assert that these efforts are important because minority or female students need “role models” (relatedly, it is often suggested that the faculty should reflect the student body or even the community’s general population). This is a dubious argument as a policy matter, but what is amazing is that the argument continues to be made even though the Supreme Court rejected it, as legal matter, over twenty-five years ago.
N.B. The Supreme Court has, alas, also (mis)interpreted Title VII to be a less-than-categorical ban on discrimination, but the politically correct exceptions it has carved out (for “manifest imbalances” in “traditionally segregated job categories”) do not apply, and are not cited by Columbia, here.
Toooo funny. Law school, nahh, some time in prison, is all you need to make fucking monkeys out of the law “profession?” From courts on down and back up, again. You FOOLS!
Blogger and Brett Kimberlin target Aaron Walker arrested in Maryland; Updated
To funny, what you should heed, is what happened to your son. Keep pontificating on that boy, leave the rest to adults..
From our viewpoint: there is no escaping the reality that the individual mandate is unprecedented and unconstitutional..
1. THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE
2. THE MANDATE IS CONSTITUTIONAL
3. THE ‘FREE RIDER’ PROBLEM
4. THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE AS A TAX
5. THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE HEALTH CARE LAW
AND..always remember those famous words, uttered by an IDIOT: nancy something, i believe..
“We Have to Pass Our Bill So That You Can Find Out What Is In It”
You had better leave the country, Holder. You and your black panther sissies, pack and go. I doubt your blackies will show at voting stations in my little Burg, BUT if they do..D.E.A.D. and those billy clubs, WILL be stuck up their asses..
Texas Gov. Perry says Obama administration has ‘overreached’ as DOJ objects to voter photo ID law..
Plus, the opinion refers to “Justice William Scalia.”