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Is America A Christian Nation?

*sarcasm on*
I agree with johnny: obviously, the Distinguished Professor of Religion at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania has an interest in reinforcing anti-Christian messages.
*sarcasm off*

October 27, 2010 at 11:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Book Examines Efforts To Discredit Evidence Of Global Warming

Too bad I missed this. Any mention of the nutcase at kusi 10 who is pushing an anti-global warming agenda on local SD TV?

June 7, 2010 at 2:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

One Book, One San Diego Wants Your Input For Next Book

Charles Brockton Brown - Arthur Mervyn. Brilliant writing, and a plot that sounds like it is lifted right off the front pages...except the book is from 1800. That oughta be worth a discussion, although getting Chuck for a radio ad is going to be a tough one. ;)

June 7, 2010 at 2:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

UCSD Announces New Efforts To Attract Minority Students

Absolutely not. UCSD remains an excellent school, congratulations for being accepted. Your question already shows your awareness and critical thinking skills. Not only does UCSD need students like you, I believe you will find that the "trouble" on campus actually gave a boost to creativity and social awareness, not to speak of the launching of various new groups and movements that I see going far in the future.

We'd love to have you!

March 19, 2010 at 9:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

UCSD Announces New Efforts To Attract Minority Students

CD does the same thing he or she has done several times already: positing facts that media outlets refuse to publish, hinting at dishonesty and bias, even though these facts are not nearly as clear-cut as CD makes them sound.
1. J2J showed up very late, was not announced in any of the original invitation material (http://stopracismucsd.wordpress.com/2...), but has tons to gain from claiming responsibility, getting attention and selling his "comedy."
2. The student's apology letter (http://www.ucsdguardian.org/feature-o...) says that the girl "innocently marveled at [a friend's] ability to tie a noose, without thinking of any of its connotations or the current racial climate at UCSD." She "sympathizes with the students that have been affected by the recent issues on campus," and is "distraught to know that [she has] unintentionally added to their pain." Even though this has to be the weakest apology in years, CDs claims are not reflected in any source.
3. Where is your source? Who took public responsibility?

I love that according to CD a long overdue reaction by the administration to the poisoned climate on campus, the institutional hurdles for black students at UCSD, and the call for help by one of the weakest groups on campus is now turned into "dragging a once great [sic] university into the gutter." Awesome.

If it really was a power play between an oh-so-threatening minority that terrorizes the innocent, peaceful, loving and caring campus community--and yeah, 1.3% will absolutely take over the campus with their oh-so-crazy demands--then why would Scripps Oceanography Institute, the Music department, the Literature department, the School of Medicine Coalition, the Muslim community, the Anthropology department's graduate student body, the chairs of UCSD, the UCSD Faculty Coalition, the governor of California, the Faculty of African descent, the Kamalayan Kollective, the Visual Arts department, the Critical Gender Studies program, faculty members of sociology, ethnic studies, and the Campus Community Centers ALL demand action, in one voice condemn the events, and appeal to change on campus?

Let me guess: they are all sheep, intimidated by the oh-so-bad, Black Student Union, right? All afraid to be labeled racists, right? Well, I got news: they say what is not popular, they stir trouble, not the other way around. Take a good look at their statements and think about it. You are in the minority, and there is a good reason why. These are all highly educated, inspiring members of the UCSD community, and they all see what is going on.

If you would like to learn more, visit:
http://www.colorlines.com/printerfrie...
http://www.edchange.org/multicultural...
http://stopracismucsd.wordpress.com/

March 13, 2010 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

UCSD Announces New Efforts To Attract Minority Students

Linna,
"Asian" is a hugely problematic category that throws together anybody who doesn't fit the other broad categories. A Filippino student counts in it just like a Japanese student, a Thai student, or a Korean student (North or South, no difference). This label is forced upon them, and then, tadaa, we have a "model minority" that makes up 40% of UCSD (I love how the percentage keeps growing in message boards), all the while forcing individuals who don't fit our stereotyped notions of these "Asians" into corners. (See Crystal, D. (1989). Asian Americans and the myth of the model minority. Social Casework, 70 (7), 405-413. )

March 13, 2010 at 4:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Connerly Questions Validity Of UCSD Agreement With Black Student Union

As many students noticed already, this is going to be an interesting battle of the money pots. A former regent suing UCSD during a budget crisis using his money that got him into his office to protect the pots of money that gets other regents in office...hmmm, that'll be fun to watch.

fyi:

Connerly attained his Regents position after donating $73,000 to the election campaign of Republican Pete Wilson, who as governor appointed Connerly to the Board of Regents on March 1, 1993, and whose political protégé Connerly is.

As president and spokesperson of ACRI and ACRC, Connerly earns an additional $400,000/year. [Sacramento Bee, "Connerly’s Crusading is Paying Off," June 26, 2003]

He has received at least $100,000 from Joseph Coors of the Coors Corporation and nearly $2 million from other sources to spend on Proposition 54 (the "Racial Privacy Initiative"). [Ann Arbor News, July 27, 2003]

In July 2003, Connerly raised Resolution 38 before the UC Regents, to ban minority and LGBT-themed student orientations and graduation ceremonies. The motion failed.

Proposition 209 has resulted in severe drops in black, Chicano, Latino, and Native American enrollment in the University of California’s top schools and graduate schools. In the Fall 2003 freshman class, only 315 (3.6%) black, 771 (8.8%) Chicano, 262 (3.0%) Latino, and 51 (0.6%) Native American students were admitted to UC-Berkeley (out of 8,796. For Fall 1995, before the end of affirmative action, 623 (7.1%) black, 1172 (13.3%) Chicano 338, (3.8%) Latino, and 142 (1.6%) Native American students were admitted to UC-Berkeley. [UC-Berkeley Office of Student Research] In 2002, these groups comprised 41.6% of California’s high school graduates. [California Department of Education] In Fall 2002, only one black first-year student enrolled at UC-Irvine medical school, and only two black first-year students at UC-Davis and UC-San Diego medical schools. [UC Office of the President]
http://www.bamn.com/doc/2003/0309-who...

March 6, 2010 at 7:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sorting Through Race Relations At UCSD

Wait, so if nobody will ever be fooled again, then what difference does it make if it is public or underground? They won't buy it, no?

These ideas are discussed, from elementary school on all the way to university. People can discuss it, but it must be framed in an educational setting, guided by trained teachers. Not just any ass can spew out his hatred in the country that killed over six million. Do you want to look a Holocaust survivor in the face and explain to them why that would not be wrong in any way? The Weimar Republic hat total free speech and it failed. Nazis don't argue, they don't debate. They hate and spit poison in your face. And that, I believe, has left the ship of fools and is headed for a catastrophe that I would die to stop.

March 2, 2010 at 7:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Racial Tensions At UCSD Continue

Discipline the protesting students? What on earth could you mean? Expulsion? Arrest? Water cannons? Tasers? Batons? Rubber bullets? Where were you in the 60s, they could have used your advice. But of course, that is much better than engaging in a constructive debate to make the community better for everyone.

The administration has failed its community for years now, and that is the cause, not some doofus drinking beer with his other idiot friends. Fox and other officials who fail to bring the UC, and especially UCSD into a state of fair and equal participation won't stand up out of fear for being called on their role in the story, and they know they can't win that fight except with the above-named methods. Again, the BSU didn't start this and I believe that public, peaceful dissent is the best sign that a university doesn't just manufacture automatons but supports their students' education.

March 2, 2010 at 7:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

UCSD Student Suspended For Hanging Noose

And...drum roll...yet another tasteless comment on the situation defacing Geisel Library.
http://stopracismucsd.wordpress.com/

By the way. Read her letter? Are you kidding me? She admired her friend's skill in tying a noose, took it to the library to study and forgot it there???

March 2, 2010 at 7:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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