Harvard Sued for Racial Discrimination Against Asian-Americans – as Confirmed by Their Own Study

The admissions process for getting into Harvard University is kept under lock and key. And because it’s one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the US — if not the premier — smarty-pants from all over the world pay careful attention to who gets in, and how. And why.

This year, Harvard sent acceptance letters to a mere 4.6 percent of its applicants. But a lawsuit against the institution is accusing the school of directing a significant number of those letters away from more-deserving students of Asian descent. . .

SFFA’s suit against Harvard claims that although Asian-American students tend to apply to the school with stronger academic and extra-curricular credentials, they are unfairly “rated down” in subjective categories pertaining to personality traits.

If Harvard applicants were granted admission based solely on their academic merit, Asian-Americans would have made up more than 43 percent of the 2013 freshmen…according to a Harvard study from that same year. . .

Putting the alleged disparity in perspective, SFFA claims that an Asian-American male applicant to Harvard with a 25 percent chance of admission would actually have a much better chance if he were of another race: 35 percent chance if he was Caucasion, 75 percent if he were Hispanic, and 95 percent chance if he were African-American. (Read more from “Harvard Sued for Racial Discrimination Against Asian-Americans – as Confirmed by Their Own Study” HERE)

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California Teacher ‘Investigated’ for Showing Pro-Life Video That Medically Describes Abortion

A seventh grade teacher in California is reportedly under investigation by the Sacramento City Unified School District for showing a pro-life video that medically describes abortion and a music video by rapper Nick Cannon, wherein he thanks his mother for refusing to abort him in the womb.

The pro-life video in question features a former abortionist turned pro-lifer named Dr. Anthony Levatino. Levatino, in collaboration with pro-life group Live Action, medically describes what an abortionist does during first and second trimester abortions in at least two different videos (both posted below), though it’s unclear which one was allegedly shown to the middle schoolers.

The former abortionist performed hundreds of abortions before his adopted daughter was tragically killed outside their home by car. “I looked at the remains of a pre-born child whose life I had ended, and all I could see was someone’s son or daughter,” Levatino explained of his conversion.

On Tuesday, school district spokesman Alex Barrios told The Sacramento Bee that the videos allegedly shown are “completely inappropriate for the classroom” and do not “meet the district’s approved family life and sexuality curriculum.” The district “will address this matter with the seriousness it demands,” added Barrios.

Parents complained to the teacher in question and school principal Cristin Tahara-Martin, reports the paper. “We all know that the subject of abortion is sensitive, complex and controversial, and I personally don’t think it belongs as a topic to go into in any depth in a seventh-grade class,” said one anonymous mother. Abortion “requires a thoughtful, nuanced discussion,” she added. (Read more from “California Teacher ‘Investigated’ for Showing Pro-Life Video That Medically Describes Abortion” HERE)

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This Transgender Father’s Day Story From CNN Did Not Get a Warm Reception Online

A CNN tweet posting an article about a transgender man that gave birth to a child was not warmly received by many on social media. . .

The article explains some of the challenges of the transgender family, like when they had to pause their hormone treatments in order to conceive their child. They also explained that they faced discrimination in public from others who didn’t accept their lifestyle.

Many conservatives on social media mocked the attempt by CNN to normalize the left side of the transgender debate.

“And I want my son to see me as a flying superhero who is faster than a speeding bullet and can leap tall buildings in a single bound,” tweeted Ben Shapiro. “But that’s bulls*** too, so he won’t.”

“All Democrats have to do is not be insane,” said Jesse Kelly of the Federalist. “And they can’t do it.” (Read more from “This Transgender Father’s Day Story From CNN Did Not Get a Warm Reception Online” HERE)

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IQ Scores Are Falling Rapidly – Seven Points per Generation – and No One Know Why

The Flynn effect – named after the work of Kiwi intelligence researcher James Flynn – observed rapid rises in intelligence quotient at a rate of about 3 IQ points per decade in the 20th century, but new research suggests these heady boom days are long gone.

An analysis of some 730,000 IQ test results by researchers from the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Norway reveals the Flynn effect hit its peak for people born during the mid-1970s, and has significantly declined ever since. . .

What the results show is that a turning point for the Flynn effect occurred for the post-1975 birth cohorts, equivalent to 7 fewer IQ score points per generation. . .

In the new study, the researchers observed IQ drops occurring within actual families, between brothers and sons – meaning the effect likely isn’t due to shifting demographic factors as some have suggested, such as the dysgenic accumulation of disadvantageous genes across areas of society (editor’s note: in other words, this new decline in IQ is not caused by dumb people having lots of dumb kids).

Instead, it suggests changes in lifestyle could be what’s behind these lower IQs, perhaps due to the way children are educated, the way they’re brought up, and the things they spend time doing more and less (the types of play they engage in, whether they read books, and so on). (Read more from “IQ Scores Are Falling Rapidly – Seven Points per Generation – and No One Know Why” HERE)

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The Bubonic Plague in America?

Idaho’s Central District Health Department reported on Tuesday that a child in Elmore County was recovering from the bubonic plague.

Known as the “Black Death,” the plague wiped out roughly one-third of Europe’s population in the mid-1300’s. But it is quite rare in modern times. . .

Evidently. It’s unknown whether the child — whose identity was not disclosed — contracted the disease in Idaho or in Oregon while on a recent vacation.

In a press release, the Health Department said that “Plague has historically been found in wildlife in both states,” and that “since 1990, eight human cases were confirmed in Oregon and two were confirmed in Idaho.” . . .

Further, the Center for Disease Control noted other preventative measures include wearing gloves when handling animals that could be infected, and preventing pets from sleeping in the same bed as humans. (Read more from “The Bubonic Plague in America?” HERE)

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Chilling Report Shows 88 Percent of Missing Sex Trafficked Kids Come From U.S. Foster Care

America has a dark secret that no one wants to admit. Talk of this secret will get you labelled as a conspiracy theorist, fake news, and outlets who report on it will have their organic reach throttled by social media and Google alike. Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many in the mainstream media and the government refuse to see this very real epidemic of child sex trafficking in the United States. What’s more, according to the government’s own data, the vast majority of a portion of these trafficked kids are coming from the country’s own foster care system.

Children are being needlessly ripped from homes at such an alarming rate that hundreds of parents in one state have gone so far as to create a counter-kidnapping organization to stop it.

As TFTP reported last week, a parents’ rights organization filed a letter in federal court last Tuesday asking a federal judge strike down Minnesota’s current child protection laws for being too expansive and removing children from loving and safe homes without due process.

“Families are being abused, and in some cases, destroyed, as a result of laws that are inappropriate,” said Dwight Mitchell, the lead plaintiff in the case and founder of the parents’ association. “This is legal kidnapping.”

This legal kidnapping is happening in states across the country and it is contributing to the very real epidemic of child trafficking. The reality of such practices within the United States foster system is outright horrifying.

In 1984, the United States Congress established the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), and, as part of Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013 they receive $40 million to study and track missing and trafficked children in the United States.

In 2017, NCMEC assisted law enforcement with over 27,000 cases of missing children, the majority who were considered endangered runaways.

According to their most recent report complied from FBI data and their own, of the nearly 25,000 runaways reported to NCMEC in 2017, one in seven were likely victims of child sex trafficking. Of those, 88 percent were in the care of social services when they went missing.

Showing the scope of the abuse, in 2017 alone, NCMEC’s CyberTipline, a national mechanism for the public and electronic service providers to report instances of suspected child sexual exploitation, received over 10 million reports. According to NCMEC, most of these tips were related to the following:

Apparent child sexual abuse images.
Online enticement, including “sextortion.”
Child sex trafficking.
Child sexual molestation.

Other governmental organizations have corroborated this horrifying trend. In a 2013 FBI 70-city nationwide raid, 60 percent of the victims came from foster care or group homes. In 2014, New York authorities estimated that 85 percent of sex trafficking victims were previously in the child welfare system. In 2012, Connecticut police rescued 88 children from sex trafficking; 86 were from the child welfare system.

Equally as disturbing as the fact that most sex trafficked kids come from within the system is the fact that the FBI discovered in a 2014 nationwide raid that many foster children rescued from sex traffickers, including children as young as 11, were never reported missing by child welfare authorities.

Last year, TFTP reported on an example of this lack of reporting out of Topeka, Kansas. In the shocking report, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), which oversees foster care in the state, were found to have lost 70 children after a high profile case of three missing sisters garnered the attention of authorities.

This has to stop.

It should be noted that there are certainly instances of abusive parents who should not have custody of their children. There are also many kind and loving foster parents willing to take them in. However, as the recent case in Minnesota highlights, many times these children are torn from loving homes and forced into a system rife with abuse and trafficking.

One terrifying example of kids being unnecessarily taken from their parents by the state only to be severely harmed in government custody comes out of Arizona, the state kidnapped a 5-year-old girl from her mother who had an alleged substance abuse problem and put her directly into the hands of a leader of a child sex ring.

Even after the girl’s mother recovered from her addiction, the state refused to return her daughter. Even worse, the mother found out that her daughter was being repeatedly sexually abused and no action was taken to remove her daughter from the state’s system.

Sadly, children all over the US are taken from caring parents who have admitted to using marijuana or other drugs. While there’s no national count on how many parents lose custody of their kids each year due to marijuana, Keith Stroup, founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) told The Daily Chronic that his team gets calls “three or four times a week from people who have lost custody of their children because they tested positive at birth or in a situation where parents are feuding over custody.” This kidnapping even occurs in regions where marijuana is legal.

Even high-level government officials have been ensnared in these foster care abuse scandals. As TFTP previously reported, multiple victims came forward and accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing them when they were children in Washington’s foster care system.

The records in that case, dating back to 1984, explicitly noted that Ed Murray should “never again be utilized as a certified CSD resource for children.” It also showed that a criminal case was brought against Murray by prosecutors but in spite of the multiple accusations, charges were somehow never filed and his records buried.

As Snopes and the mainstream media in general attempts to smear those who try to call attention to alleged and very real child trafficking, the government’s own data shows how irresponsible this is. While there are certainly some outlandish theories being presented online, the facts are outlandish enough to warrant serious scrutiny. Until this epidemic is taken seriously, the government, the media, and all those who deny it will remain complicit in keeping it going.

As Michael Dolce, who specializes in these horrific child abuse cases, pointed out earlier this year, “we have set up a system to sex traffic American children.” Indeed we have. (For more from the author of “Chilling Report Shows 88 Percent of Missing Sex Trafficked Kids Come From U.S. Foster Care” please click HERE)

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Doc Says He Was Fired for Attacking Trump, Hospital Replies: No You Just Suck

There are some individuals who are so consumed by an all-encompassing hatred for President Donald Trump that they allow their “Trump Derangement Syndrome” to have a negative impact on other aspects of their lives. . .

Case in point would be a doctor in Tennessee who was recently let go from Vanderbilt University Medical Center about halfway through his residency, a development he seems to blame on Trump, or rather his outspoken opposition to the president. . .

Gu had become somewhat internet-famous for his sharp criticism of Trump on social media, and he proudly listed himself as one of the Twitter trolls blocked by Trump who sued and won the legal challenge that asserted that being blocked by the president on Twitter constituted a violation of the First Amendment right to free speech. . .

But Vanderbilt University had quite a different story to tell when asked why Gu would not be completing his residency with them, and it had nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with his attitude and performance.

“Dr. Gu’s repeated assertions that he was disciplined, or that his residency program contract was not renewed, because of his political or social views are simply untrue,” VUMC spokesman John Howser explained in a statement emailed to The Hill. (Read more from “Doc Says He Was Fired for Attacking Trump, Hospital Replies: No You Just Suck” HERE)

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Under Trump, Food Stamp Use Dropped to Lowest in 8 Years

For the first time in nearly a decade, the number of households on food stamps dropped to below 20 million.

Apparently the winning continues under President Trump as the latest data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicated that the number of households on food stamps in February 2018 dropped to 19,992,124. . .

This figure represent the first time the numbers have dropped below the 20 million mark since September 2010, when 19,979,385 households were enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Breitbart reported. . .

The low level is not only a record in number of households but the number of people enrolled in food stamps has also declined. Overall food stamp enrollment decreased from 40,640,170 to 40,032,131 just from January to February 2018. . .

A record one in five American households were on food stamps in 2013, according to USDA data, which revealed that the numbers had increased to that 20 percent level under former President Obama. The cost of the SNAP program was also at an all-time high.

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NOT WHAT YOU THOUGHT: Appellate Court Says Masterpiece Decision Requires Christians to “Bake that Cake”!

I take no pride in saying “See, I told you so,” except as it jolts us all out of our slumber of inaction in protecting the most important tenets of the First Amendment. Just three days after the court narrowly ruled in favor of the Colorado baker who declined to bake a cake for a gay union ceremony, an Arizona appeals court ruled, as we predicted, that based on the Masterpiece decision, any law coercing an individual to serve gay ceremonies is kosher so long as it’s applied neutrally.

Bizarrely, last week, rather than taking the Masterpiece ruling as a wake-up call to immediately fight for religious liberty through state and federal religious protection and private property protection laws, a number of conservatives heralded the decision as a victory for the cause of freedom. They failed to notice that Kennedy used the word “neutral” over a dozen times in indicating that a neutral coercion law against conscience and property is not only constitutional but needed to uphold the real inalienable rights of “dignity” through forcible use of someone else’s private property.

Last week, I warned that this opinion would green-light blue states, lower federal courts, and state courts to infringe on property and conscience rights in 99 percent of the other cases that didn’t involve the anomalies of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. On Thursday, the Arizona Court of Appeals confirmed our worst fears. The court cited Masterpiece nine times in asserting that while a “baker interposing a sincere religious objection to providing a wedding cake for a gay couple was entitled to a neutral and respectful consideration of his claim,” he cannot “impose a serious stigma on gay persons.”

Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, who own a boutique shop selling artwork for home décor and weddings in Phoenix, are being forced to serve homosexual ceremonies under a Phoenix municipality ordinance limiting conscience rights when they come into conflict with the sexual identity agenda. They wanted to post a sign outside their Brush & Nib Studio stating that they won’t create any artwork that violates their beliefs, which includes “artwork that demeans others, endorses racism, incites violence, contradicts our Christian faith, or promotes any marriage except marriage between one man and one woman.”

What was the response of the appeals court? Remember when I pointed out how Kennedy used the word “neutral” over a dozen times? The court used his dicta to coerce these Christian artists to serve homosexual ceremonies and deny them the most basic free speech of posting a respectful sign outside their shop. They drew upon the following quote from the Masterpiece decision:

It is a general rule that such objections do not allow business owners and other actors in the economy and in society to deny protected persons equal access to goods and services under a neutral and generally applicable public accommodations law.

So, Nazis can march raucously through a Jewish neighborhood shouting hateful slogans, but Christians can’t post a respectful sign outside their own shop stating up front the type of services they do and do not offer.

Why?

Anything or anybody in the sexual identity alphabet soup is now a protected class with rights to other people’s property. According to the court, the First Amendment does not exist because it’s a case of “refusal of service to the LGBTQ community and not a First Amendment challenge to a specific message requested by a specific customer.”

We have now reached a point in time when an inane political acronym is now codified into law to the point that it supplants our founding principle of free speech. Why can’t we now create a “CPJ” acronym of protected classes for Catholics, Protestants, and Jews?

This opinion from Judge Lawrence Winthrop should send chills down the spines of not only religiously oriented people but anyone who believes in free speech and private property. After Obergefell and Masterpiece, we will see a torrent of anti-speech cases emanating from state and lower federal courts unless we the people act to counter the lawless, usurping courts.

Last week, I noted that religious liberty was dangling by a thread. That thread is being sawed away as we speak. If conservatives and secular defenders of free speech and property rights are content to stand idly and do nothing to promote legislative solutions and judicial reform, nothing less than the purpose of the American Revolution will be lost. Let us not forget the warnings of Madison during the first few years of the republic:

Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own. […]

More sparingly should this praise be allowed to a government, where a man’s religious rights are violated by penalties, or fettered by tests, or taxed by a hierarchy. Conscience is the most sacred of all property; other property depending in part on positive law, the exercise of that, being a natural and unalienable right. To guard a man’s house as his castle, to pay public and enforce private debts with the most exact faith, can give no title to invade a man’s conscience which is more sacred than his castle, or to withhold from it that debt of protection, for which the public faith is pledged, by the very nature and original conditions of the social pact.

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Outrage After England’s Prince George, Age 4, Plays With One Specific Item

On Sunday, England’s Princess Kate, accompanied by her four-year-old son George and her three-year-old daughter Charlotte, was photographed with her children playing in the sun at the Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, while the children’s father, Prince William, was playing in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy. That would seem innocent enough, but photographs of young Prince George elicited outrage for one reason: he was playing with a toy gun.

Other photographs showed young George playing with a knife and handcuffs; all part of his fascination with police. Last November, George’s father William got a request list from George for Christmas that had only one item listed: a toy police car. (Read more from “Outrage After England’s Prince George, Age 4, Plays With One Specific Item” HERE)

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