The Myth of the Unqualified Minorities: Affirmative Action

Abigail Fisher

Abigail Fisher is a self-entitlement crybaby, who falsely believed she didn’t get into UT Austin because of her race. She assumed so based off of her belief that unqualified minorities must have taken her spot.

Further inspection, however, revealed that Fisher simply wasn’t a competitive enough student to qualify for a spot. UT Austin’s Top Ten Percent Plan accounts for 92 percent of its admissions, with the plan guaranteeing Texas high school seniors within the top ten percent of their graduating class admission to the university. Thus, spots for the remaining 8 percent are extremely competitive. And while race is a factor, it’s only one part of a comprehensive scoring system. Race, along with socioeconomic status and family background, create the Personal Achievement Index (PAI); and grades, essays, and activities make up the Academic Index (AI). So of the 841 students who made the 8 percent cut, only 47 had PAI/AI scores that were lower than Fisher’s, and 42 of them were white. On the other end of the spectrum, the University rejected 168 minority students with scores higher than hers, making her argument entirely baseless. Nonetheless, when the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Fisher’s claim, she took the case to the Supreme Court in 2013 and will again this year. Given the shifts in the Supreme Court Justices, some speculate that this appeal may actually work out in her favor.

http://www.forharriet.com/2015/07/abigail-fisher-please-stop-blaming.html

Affirmative Action vs. White Privilege

Neither Fisher nor Blum mentioned those 42 applicants in interviews. Nor did they acknowledge the 168 black and Latino students with grades as good as or better than Fisher’s who were also denied entry into the university that year. Also left unsaid is the fact that Fisher turned down a standard UT offer under which she could have gone to the university her sophomore year if she earned a 3.2 GPA at another Texas university school in her freshman year.

http://www.alternet.org/education/what-abigail-fishers-affirmative-action-case-really-about

http://www.texastribune.org/2015/06/29/supreme-court-decides-whether-university-texas-aff/

States on College Admission and Scholarships 

MARTIN: Now, you just heard Colby Bohannan say that he had a difficult time finding scholarships that he was eligible for. Is it true that minorities are more likely to receive college scholarships?

Mr. KANTROWITZ: In fact, they are less likely to receive college scholarships. And they represent about a third of the applicants, but only about 28 percent of the recipients. Caucasian students receive 72 percent of all scholarships. Minority students receive only 28 percent of all scholarships.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=134623124

Unigo tells you the 5 scholarships facts that a good portion of the country doesn’t believe.

https://www.unigo.com/pay-for-college/scholarships/5-scholarship-facts-you-won-t-believe

Unigo tackles the 10 scholarship myths.

https://www.unigo.com/pay-for-college/scholarships/10-scholarship-myths-debunked

Truth Behind the Myth: Homosexuality in Africa

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British colonial overlords did commit the original sin. Some of the most murderously anti-gay countries of this century were first introduced to codified homophobia via former Western rulers—especially Britain, a true path-breaker in anti-gay oppression.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2012/06/19/british-colonialism-and-anti-gay-laws/

Among such criminalization cases, a common narrative is that acceptance and tolerance of homosexuality is a foreign, or alien, Western imposition on indigenous cultures.  For example, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called homosexuality an invention of the West that will “disturb the African moral fabric.” Similarly, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh called homosexuals “satanic”, and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf framed Liberia’s anti-sodomy laws as “traditional values.

Here stands one of the biggest ironies.  The idea that the so-called tolerance towards homosexuality somehow sprang from a western source doesn’t hold.  As our research shows, this narrative is not only wrong-headed but the opposite of the historical facts.  Instead, for many countries, including some of those mentioned above, criminalization laws were based on British imperial legal instruments, like the Indian Penal Code Section 377A, introduced and imposed on these countries by Britain when they were colonized.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/10/30/the-british-colonial-origins-of-anti-gay-laws/

So this is to all of my conscious brothers and sisters (no sarcasm), if you really are about being anti-colonialism then you shouldn’t be promoting the same nonsense. There have been gay people in all parts of the world, and for the longest time African kingdoms and countries like India were far ahead of their time with their attitudes towards homosexuality. Now many of those same countries and forward thinking people are stuck in this mental glitch and paradox. On one hand we want to espouse to everything that was African pre-colonialism, while holding on to a colonialist way of thinking.

Truth Behind the Myth: Martin Luther King’s Dream

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Martin Luther King: The Most Dangerous Man in America

https://sincereignorance.com/2015/01/06/martin-luther-king-the-most-dangerous-man-in-america/

Truth Behind the Myth: American Cowboys and The Invisible Men

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Directory on for more information on the history of cowboys in American culture.

https://sincereignorance.com/?s=cowboy

Black Americans: American West, Cowboys, & Towns Part 1

https://sincereignorance.com/2014/08/06/black-americans-american-west-cowboys-towns-2/

Black Cowboys Missing From The History Pages

https://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/16/black-cowboys-missing-from-the-history-pages/

Africans and The Making of the Americas: Part 3, Herding

https://sincereignorance.com/2015/02/03/africans-and-the-making-of-the-americas-part-3-herding/

Sincere Ignorance Website

Myth: Sincere Ignorance website is a site for learning.

Truth: Sincere Ignorance website is a change agent, for the Black community and my dear brothers and sisters why do I say this?

The reason I say this is knowledge is power, the more knowledge we gather of our past, the more power we will gather for our future. In ignorance, we are manipulated, stepped on, and moved around like a chess piece without our permission or willingness. Knowledge is the shield that we can hold before us, knowledge is the power that we can bring change, not only for our community, buy also to these United States.

I am going to give you an example of ignorance that has affected us, since the days of slavery. You have heard many times the statement that White people, hate us. The truth is, that White people don’t hate us out of malice, but out of fear and ignorance of who we really are. It is there, our job is to educate them. I am saying this, because it is time, that this generation follow in the footsteps  of the great DrMartin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. It is time that our men and women stand up and speak the truth. It is time, that we pull back the curtains of stupidity, ignorance and racism with the shield and sword of knowledge, truth, and bravery.

In future articles, I will reveal to you how we have been used, abused, and lied to. I will reveal those that have taken advantage of our good-will and sadly to say, of our ignorance. I urge you brothers and sisters that you spread the word of the Black Knight. Tell your friends of Sincere Ignorance.

Join the revolution of knowledge.

Disclaimer, this is my opinion and does not reflect the opinions of everyone at Sincere Ignorance.

 

Truth Behind the Myth | Black on Black Crime

Black on Black Crime Myth or Reality?

 

Only about 1 percent of African-Americans — and no more than 2 percent of Black males — will commit a violent crime in a given year, according to a 2013 report, Race, Crime and Statistical Malpracticeby timwise.org.

The actual rates of Black-on-white crime are lower than random chance would predict; No more than 0.7 percent (seven-tenths of one percent) of African-Americans will commit a violent crime against a white person, according to   2013 FBI expanded homicide data. 

Sources

http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/08/11/8-stats-dispel-myths-black-violence/

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2013/07/black_on_black_crime_exposing_the_myth.html

http://www.upworthy.com/5-black-crime-myths-which-ones-did-you-believe

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74546_Page2.html

http://prospect.org/article/why-black-black-crime-dangerous-idea

Truth Behind the Myth | Israel and Palestine Conflict

Israeli State vs. the Palestinians,  What does factual history showcase?

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When you look at history you can discover the lies told of today, which leads people to inaction or the falsehood that things have always been this way. The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians showcase why the past does affect the present/future and why history itself is important. If we don’t look to the past, then we can’t correct our present and make a brighter future for ourselves. As a Black American, I can connect to both plights. What happened to the European Jews within Europe and the displacement of the Palestinians from their homes due to the wrongs of others.

Please take the time to watch this brief showcase of the events that took place in the past that created the state of Israel and why two groups who historically never had much conflict are now filled with such grief and pain.

On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.

Read more: https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/creation-israel

Modern Israel has its origins in the Zionism movement, established in the late 19th century by Jews in the Russian Empire who called for the establishment of a territorial Jewish state after enduring persecution. In 1896, Jewish-Austrian journalist Theodor Herzl published an influential political pamphlet called The Jewish State, which argued that the establishment of a Jewish state was the only way of protecting Jews from anti-Semitism. Herzl became the leader of Zionism, convening the first Zionist Congress in Switzerland in 1897. Ottoman-controlled Palestine, the original home of the Jews, was chosen as the most desirable location for a Jewish state, and Herzl unsuccessfully petitioned the Ottoman government for a charter.

Read morehttp://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/state-of-israel-proclaimed

The end of World War II led to the rapid disappearance of French and British influence throughout the Arab world, as the rapid eclipse of the old imperial powers transformed the politics not only of Asia but of the Middle East and Africa as well. The mandated territories granted by the League of Nations after World War Iwere granted independence. These included Syria and Jordan in 1946 and Lebanon in 1943. The mandate in Palestine was liquidated, and a Jewish homeland — promised after World War I but never granted — was created in 1948: the State of Israel.

Read morehttp://history.howstuffworks.com/cold-war/the-cold-war-timeline1.htm

Today has been your dose of a reality check.

 

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