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By Patrick J. Buchanan on 2019-03-21 18:39:00 -0400
Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from 10 last year and 13 the year before. In the freshman class of 803 at The Bronx High School of Science, 12 students are black, down from last year's 25. Of 303 students admitted to Staten Island Technical High School, one is African-American. According to The New York Tim...
By VDARE.com Reader on 2019-03-21 11:23:00 -0400
Re: John Derbyshire's One cheer for Ilhan Omar,  on Dual Citizenship From: A Canadian Reader [Email him] I agree with Derbyshire that dual citizenship should not be allowed as a rule. However, I think that this should apply only to adults, and adults should also be allowed to have dual citizenship transitionally. Minors who have dual, or multiple citizenship, should make an option before the age of...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-03-21 00:54:00 -0400
A journalistic perennial is to dig up some arcane field that requires high skills but doesn’t pay particularly well and complain about underrepresentation of blacks. For example, Amy Harmon recently complained that less than one percent of the tenured math professors at research universities are black. She focused on the example of one black male professor who was moving from Purdue U. to Pomona Co...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-03-21 00:46:00 -0400
From the New York Times: A Museum Tackles Myths About Jews and Money These aren’t even tropes, they are myths. Myths, I tell you! “Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver” (1629), by Rembrandt, is the centerpiece of an exhibition called “Jews, Money, Myth” at the Jewish Museum in London. After all, what better proves that stereotypes about Jews and money are myths than a Jewish Museum lav...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-03-21 00:40:00 -0400
From Australian Broadcasting: Italian bus driver tries to burn dozens of schoolchildren aliveUpdated 8 minutes ago Italian police have ended a dramatic ordeal for 51 students and their teachers who were tied up and held captive by their bus driver who threatened to torch everyone inside the vehicle. Police broke glass windows in the back of the bus and got all the passengers to safety without ser...
By Federale on 2019-03-21 00:16:00 -0400
The Portland School District, following the lead of the Sanctuary City of Portland, and its lawless judges, has decided to require its employees to aid illegal aliens when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) comes calling. (h/t reader Sonny G.) Prior to this development, Portland was a sanctuary city, then it went a step further when it decided that the police will not respond to attacks...
By Allan Wall on 2019-03-20 22:39:00 -0400

Nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, Roma has generated controversy in Mexico. Written and directed by Euro-Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron (right) it tells the story of a Euro-Mexican family (pictured above )and their live-in Indian maids in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood. Understandably, its success has caused no small measure of joy and pride. But it has also triggered difficult “conversation about race”—not supposed to be an issue in Mexico. Eric Holder, call your office!

Roma received 10 Oscar nominations: Cuaron for Best Picture and Best Director, Yalitza Aparicio for actress and Marina de Tavira for supporting actress. It won Best Foreign Language Film, with Cuaron picking up Best Director and Best Cinematography. He shot the film himself.

Yalitza Aparicio (31374009897).jpgSignificantly, Aparicio, a 25-year old “indigenous” A.K.A.  Indian woman from Oaxaca, portrayed the protagonist. The half-Mixtec-half-Triqui, actress (left) studied to be a teacher. Roma is her maiden role and made her a star.

Again and again, we are told, Americans are inveterate racists who should be more like Mexicans and other Latin Americans, who not only don’t care about race, but also are more open to and accepting of those of a different hue and background.

That’s bunk, of course. Race is supremely important in Mexico, as the hullabaloo over Roma has made clear.

By Ann Coulter on 2019-03-20 17:09:00 -0400

Poor Felicity Huffman is being raked over the coals for paying a lousy $15,000 to get her daughter extra time to take the SAT.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91odoy-pTkL.jpgJared Kushner's father paid $2.5 million to get him into Harvard—and arranged for two of his beneficiary politicians, Sens. Ted Kennedy and Frank Lautenberg, to make calls on his offspring's behalf.

"His GPA did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it," a former administrator at Jared's private high school told Daniel Golden, author of the 2006 book, The Price of Admission. There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard."

Welcome to the baby boom's remaking of college admissions!

For decades, going to college was a matter of social class, not IQ, talent or merit. From 1900 to 1960, only a tiny percentage of Americans even went to college, about 2 to 5 percent until well after World War II.

It wasn't until the '60s that admission to college first began to be based on a universal standardized test, the Scholastic Aptitude Test. This fulfilled the dream of Harvard president James Conant, who believed that SAT-based admissions would redeem America's promise of a classless society.

Recall that England's law of primogeniture was one of the best things that ever happened to this country. If you are a small island nation and want to keep land from being chopped up every generation, it makes sense to mandate that entire estates be bequeathed to the first-born son. But that left a lot of smart second-, third- and fourth-born sons—not to mention daughters—out in the cold.The talented, but screwed, Brits responded by hopping on boats, sailing across the ocean and creating America! In this country, status would be earned, not inherited.

By Washington Watcher on 2019-03-20 13:24:00 -0400
A prominent Republican has decided to take on Twitter in court, but it’s not cause for celebration for immigration patriots. California Rep. Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit against Twitter and three users Monday. The congressman claims Twitter allowed a defamation campaign to be waged against, as well as shadow-banned his personal Twitter account. Conservative tweeters rejoiced over the lawsuit, seeing...
By John Derbyshire on 2019-03-20 12:32:00 -0400
The latest Radio Derb transcript is up, go here to read or listen: Playlist: 01m56s  Modern Irish manners.  (The Taoiseach comes calling.) 05m33s  Brexit and a border.  (Ireland's British problem.) 14m05s  Waiting for Cortés.  (Audacity, imagination, impertinence.) 19m22s  The killings in Christchurch.  (Filial reflections.) 23m52s  What kind of elite do we want?  (The Edbiz follies.) 32m17s  Dual ...
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By Patrick J. Buchanan on 2019-03-21 18:39:00 -0400
Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from 10 last year and 13 the year before. In the freshman class of 803 at The Bronx High School of Science, 12 students are black, down from last year's 25. Of 303 students admitted to Staten Island Technical High School, one is African-American. According to The New York Tim...
By Allan Wall on 2019-03-20 22:39:00 -0400

Nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, Roma has generated controversy in Mexico. Written and directed by Euro-Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron (right) it tells the story of a Euro-Mexican family (pictured above )and their live-in Indian maids in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood. Understandably, its success has caused no small measure of joy and pride. But it has also triggered difficult “conversation about race”—not supposed to be an issue in Mexico. Eric Holder, call your office!

Roma received 10 Oscar nominations: Cuaron for Best Picture and Best Director, Yalitza Aparicio for actress and Marina de Tavira for supporting actress. It won Best Foreign Language Film, with Cuaron picking up Best Director and Best Cinematography. He shot the film himself.

Yalitza Aparicio (31374009897).jpgSignificantly, Aparicio, a 25-year old “indigenous” A.K.A.  Indian woman from Oaxaca, portrayed the protagonist. The half-Mixtec-half-Triqui, actress (left) studied to be a teacher. Roma is her maiden role and made her a star.

Again and again, we are told, Americans are inveterate racists who should be more like Mexicans and other Latin Americans, who not only don’t care about race, but also are more open to and accepting of those of a different hue and background.

That’s bunk, of course. Race is supremely important in Mexico, as the hullabaloo over Roma has made clear.

By Ann Coulter on 2019-03-20 17:09:00 -0400

Poor Felicity Huffman is being raked over the coals for paying a lousy $15,000 to get her daughter extra time to take the SAT.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91odoy-pTkL.jpgJared Kushner's father paid $2.5 million to get him into Harvard—and arranged for two of his beneficiary politicians, Sens. Ted Kennedy and Frank Lautenberg, to make calls on his offspring's behalf.

"His GPA did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it," a former administrator at Jared's private high school told Daniel Golden, author of the 2006 book, The Price of Admission. There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard."

Welcome to the baby boom's remaking of college admissions!

For decades, going to college was a matter of social class, not IQ, talent or merit. From 1900 to 1960, only a tiny percentage of Americans even went to college, about 2 to 5 percent until well after World War II.

It wasn't until the '60s that admission to college first began to be based on a universal standardized test, the Scholastic Aptitude Test. This fulfilled the dream of Harvard president James Conant, who believed that SAT-based admissions would redeem America's promise of a classless society.

Recall that England's law of primogeniture was one of the best things that ever happened to this country. If you are a small island nation and want to keep land from being chopped up every generation, it makes sense to mandate that entire estates be bequeathed to the first-born son. But that left a lot of smart second-, third- and fourth-born sons—not to mention daughters—out in the cold.The talented, but screwed, Brits responded by hopping on boats, sailing across the ocean and creating America! In this country, status would be earned, not inherited.

By Michelle Malkin on 2019-03-19 21:45:00 -0400
See, earlier, by Michelle Malkin: Never Forget—Muslim Hate Crime Hoaxes The Council on American-Islamic Relations is having a banner month. The militant Muslim group never lets a crisis go to waste. That means Americans should beware. When unappeasable CAIR is ascendant, our free speech rights, religious liberty and national security are at risk. Following the horrible massacre at two mosques in Ch...
By Martin Witkerk on 2019-03-19 20:37:00 -0400

Raspail

See, earlier, by Martin Witkerk: The Relevance Of Raspail—Visionary French Novelist Saw It Coming, Published Just Before Censorship Crackdown

TheCampOfTheSaints[1]The Social Contract Press has just brought out a sixth edition of Jean Raspail’s prophetic novel Camp Of The Saints, including for the first time an English-language translation of the substantial foreword that the author added to the 2011 French edition. He’s not backing down.

Raspail describes the original inspiration for the novel. One day in 1971, he looked out his window on France’s Mediterranean coast and a thought occurred to him: “What if they came?”

I didn’t know who these they were, but to me it seemed bound to happen that the innumerable poor from the south, in the manner of a tidal wave, were one day going to set out for this opulent shore.

He sat down to write.

I had no plan and not the slightest idea of how things would go, nor of the characters who were going to populate my tale. I used to stop for the night without knowing what would take place the day after, and to my great surprise, the next day my pencil raced across the paper without a snag. It went like that all the way to the end.

superbCamp Of The Saints was first published in France in 1973. The French publisher, Robert Laffont, expecting a bestseller, took a personal interest in the novel and contacted all the major booksellers of France personally to promote it. But the initial results were disappointing: 15,000 sold out of an initial print run of 20,000. The Leftist press ignored the book; it was panned by France’s leading “conservative” daily, Le Figaro (actually it’s moved to the Left—very like National Review).

In 1975, however, the American publisher Charles Scribner brought out an English translation that sold better and attracted more favorable attention than the French original. Readers included Ronald Reagan and Samuel Huntington; Jeffrey Hart praised the novel in National Review (those were the days!). The rest of the world began to pay attention: translations followed in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Czech, and even Afrikaans.

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