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In the News

Diversity Does Not End At Race

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Northwest Missourian
Thursday, February 15, 2018

“Diversity is our strength,” is a mantra heard time and time again from the mouths of lawmakers, academics, pundits and the like. It has become so cliché that it has almost lost its meaning in the minds of most people. What exactly is it that is meant by “diversity?”

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Black History Month - Failing Schools Taint Gains

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia The Meridian Star
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Carter G. Woodson, noted scholar, historian and educator, created "Negro History Week" in 1926, which became Black History Month in 1976. Woodson chose February because it coincided with the birthdays of black abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Americans should be proud of the tremendous gains made since emancipation. Black Americans, as a group, have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles, in a shorter span of time than any other racial group in mankind's history.

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Don’t Be Distracted By Drive-By Narratives

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

“Mr. Limbaugh, Mr. Limbaugh, Mr. Limbaugh, why aren’t you talking about Rob Porter and President Trump and abused women, huh? Huh? Why aren’t you talking?” You think I’m gonna get ensnared, you think I’m gonna get trapped in another one of these phony narratives creating a bunch of stuff that didn’t happen? I’m not gonna get caught in that. And we don’t do that here, folks. We don’t get captured by conventional wisdom. We avoid it. We run from it.

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A Conservative's Approach To Changing The Inner City

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Pleasanton Weekly (CA)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Star Parker lived the welfare life as a black single woman for seven years.

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The Disgusting Barbarism Of Female Genital Mutilation Is Not Religious Freedom

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Daily Caller
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In April 2017, The Times of India reported that Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the spiritual global leader of a Shia Muslim sect called the Dawoodi Bohras, reaffirmed the mandate of female genital mutilation (katna) in a sermon carried over a livestream and repeated in a messaging app.

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Wisconsin Filmmaker Creates Documentary Of WWI Female Telephone Operators

quoting Elizabeth Cobbsvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Monday, February 12, 2018

They were known as the "Hello Girls" — American women fluent in French and English who answered the urgent call for telephone operators needed in France during World War I.

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Shelby Steele On "How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country"

interview with Shelby Steelevia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Shelby Steele analyzes contemporary race relations in the United States.

Analysis and Commentary

Male Uber Drivers Earn More And It's Not Due To Discrimination

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The growth of the "gig" economy generates worker flexibility that, some have speculated, will favor women. We explore one facet of the gig economy by examining labor supply choices and earnings among more than a million rideshare drivers on Uber in the U.S. Perhaps most surprisingly, we find that there is a roughly 7% gender earnings gap amongst drivers. The uniqueness of our data--knowing exactly the production and compensation functions--permits us to completely unpack the underlying determinants of the gender earnings gap. We find that the entire gender gap is caused by three factors: experience on the platform (learning-by-doing), preferences over where/when to work, and preferences for driving speed. 

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Five Myths About Women In Leadership

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Forbes
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Women leaders are on the rise. Books are being written, media outlets are weighing in by hosting forums and producing special reports, and affinity groups in the workplace are engaging and leaning in. So, aside from repercussions of #MeToo, why is there so much discussion about women coming into their own and coming into positions of leadership?

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"I'm Not Running for Office"

by Chris Sweeneyinterview with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Hoover fellow Harvey Mansfield, when not studying American political parties, relishes his role at Harvard: the politically incorrect Party of One. 

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