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Virginia (Arlington County,
Arlington Schools Sign Lucrative
Contract with Race-Bating, Anti-White Consultant (12-17-07)
[WASHINGTON, DC] -- The Arlington
County public schools have hired the infamous, race-baiting diversity consultant Glenn
Singleton to teach the faculty about the evils of being white, about white privilege, and
about the advantages of not being white. Arlingon has agreed to pay this fraud an
undiscolsed sum estimated by some to be in the six figures.
Read the Adversity.Net special
Virgina (University of VA, Charlottesville):
Education Department investigates U. Va.
admissions policies (12/08/04)
[RICHMOND, Va.] -- "The U.S.
Department of Education's civil-rights office is investigating a complaint that the
University of Virginia discriminates against white applicants.
"The complaint was filed after the Charlottesville university denied admission to a
white male student from New York for a spot in fall 2003's incoming undergraduate class.
" 'Many kids with far less qualifications had already been accepted to the university
in the name of diversity,' the student's father said in his complaint, which was obtained
by The Associated Press with names and other identifying information redacted. He
added, 'if my son had been a girl or a minority with his grades, test scores and
extracurricular activities he would have been admitted to the University on his own with
"U.Va. spokeswoman Carol Wood confirmed Wednesday that the Office of Civil Rights is
reviewing the university's undergraduate admission procedures with Virginia's legal
department. She declined to discuss the investigation or the complaint but said that
U.Va. considers diversity just one of many factors in determining admission, and the
application of each prospective student is thoroughly discussed and debated among a team
"The investigation is the civil-rights office's first in an admissions case since the
Supreme Court ruled in 2003 in two cases involving the University of Michigan's
affirmative-action admissions policies, said Kenneth L. Marcus, the agency's deputy
assistant secretary for enforcement.
"In those rulings the Supreme Court upheld a general affirmative-action policy at the
university's law school but struck down the university's undergraduate formula as too
rigid because it awarded admission points based on race.
"The complaint [against U. Va.] was filed in May 2003, a month before the [June 2003
Supreme Court] rulings. But the department's Office of Civil Rights didn't notify
U.Va. of the investigation until early August 2003.
"The Center for Equal Opportunity, which opposes race-based policies, has analyzed
admissions data to determine how U.Va. weighs race and ethnicity to determine who gets in,
and is glad that the Office of Civil Rights is investigating the U.Va. case.
" 'I think the process is working the way it's supposed to work,' said the group's
general counsel, Roger B. Clegg. 'If the Supreme Court's constraints on the use of
race and ethnicity are not being followed, there will be consequences.' "
Excerpted from the
Associated Press article 12/8/04 by Zinie Chen Sampson, as published in via the Daily
Press, Hampton Roads, VA
Last Known Link:
Virgina (University of VA, Charlottesville): U.Va. Board of Visitors standing by admissions
policy (10/18/99 - dead
"The University of Virginia's governing board said it is prepared to go to court to
defend the school's use of race in admissions decisions. "The Board of Visitors
unanimously endorses the university's continuing commitment to recruiting and enrolling
students of diverse talents and backgrounds," U.Va. Rector John P. Ackerly III said
Under pressure from the NAACP and minority student groups, the UVA administration bowed to
political pressure from minority special interests and publicly re-affirmed the school's
commitment to racially divisive admissions standards which give preference to minority
"Ryan Coleman-Ferebee, vice president of the NAACP's U.Va. chapter, was in the room
when Ackerly read the statement. "We're definitely pleased," he said.
"We didn't know exactly what to expect, and we're very pleased with the
Group's representing Caucasian students' interests have yet to publicly support UVA's
racial admissions system. (Based on Associated Press, via The Daily Press 10/18/99)
Virginia (University of VA, Charlottesville):
With No Lawsuit in Sight,
U. of Virginia Dives Into the Affirmative-Action Fray (posted 10/15/99 - pay site)
"Caught up in the middle of the national debate over [racial quotas and preferences
in educational admissions], the University of Virginia's leaders found themselves walking
a tenuous line last week. The institution's Board of Visitors has informally
directed President John T. Casteen III to devise alternatives to racial preferences in
admissions, out of concern that using preferences leaves the university vulnerable to a
"But many students, faculty members, and administrators on the campus last week were
urging the president and the board members to stand by the institution's policy of giving
extra consideration to black and Hispanic applicants. The board's chairman, John P.
Ackerly III, said its members value, and wish to preserve, the exceptional level of racial
diversity on the campus, where African Americans account for just over 10 per cent of
undergraduates. In an interview last week, he said the board, which consists almost
entirely of Republican gubernatorial appointees, is not ideologically opposed to
"At the same time, however, Mr. Ackerly said the board is anxious to protect the
university from the risk of costly litigation. The goal of preserving diversity
while de-emphasizing [racial] preferences strikes many supporters of affirmative action
here as impossible. They worry that the board will end up gutting affirmative-action
programs, leading to precipitous drops in the university's black and Hispanic enrollments,
and to the destruction of its hard-won reputation as a leading educator of minority
students, with the highest black graduation rate of any large public college.
".... 'There is a lot of supposition and fear, but I don't know what is going to
happen,' said Julian Bond, a professor of history at Virginia and chairman of the Board of
Directors of the N.A.A.C.P. He said new limits on [racial admissions criteria] here
would send 'a signal to other, similarly situated schools' in Virginia and elsewhere in
the South, where [race-based admissions programs] have been cited as vital to overcoming a
history of slavery and segregation.
"... Last month, in an address to about 150 students who crowded into the
university's Jefferson Hall, Mr. Ackerly said the board was 'unanimous in its support of
diversity' and believed that the [race-based] admissions policy 'is legal and defensible
in court.' He added, however, that the board has a fiduciary duty to carefully weigh
the costs of mounting such a defense. 'Is it responsible to risk millions of
dollars for lawyers' fees and the other costs of an extended federal court case, or would
it be better to spend that money on educational programs to achieve diversity in ways that
are more securely within the prevailing rule of law?' he asked.
"... Several professors and students who oppose the [racial] preference policies
refused to discuss their views last week. They said a chill had settled over their
side of the debate as a result of the spectacle of Terence P. Ross, a member of the Board
of Visitors, coming under personal attack last month after telling a reporter that the
university has lowered its academic standards to recruit black students.
"... Race actually is among several non-academic factors considered by admissions
officers here, who say they assess applicants individually, and use no formulas.
Being a Virginian or an athlete, having a parent who is a graduate of the university, or
coming from a rural area of the state can also bolster one's chances of joining the ranks
of Virginia's 12,400 undergraduates. Many black students here say they resent the
fact that only racial preferences have come under scrutiny.
"Race clearly does carry a lot of weight in admissions, however. Data from the
university show that, in selecting freshmen for the fall of 1998, officials accepted 56.3
per cent of black applicants and 45.8 per cent of white applicants who were
Virginians. Among those from out of state, the university admitted 56.1 per cent of
the black applicants and 20.1 per cent of the white applicants.
"Among those who accepted offers of admission, black students had an average SAT
score of 1149, compared with 1339 for white students. .... Nonetheless, Virginia's
admissions policies came under the scrutiny of the Board of Visitors in January, when the
Center for Individual Rights, a non-profit legal group, published an advertisement in The
Cavalier Daily suggesting that the university may be using illegal racial
preferences. Virginia was one of 14 competitive institutions that the center put on
notice with the ads (The Chronicle, February 5). To date, none of the 13 others say
they have given serious consideration to changing their admissions policies.
"... Many advocates of affirmative action [racial admissions quotas] on the campus
complain, however, that the board acted too hastily, especially given that there has been
no lawsuit filed against the university. 'I certainly do not believe people should
back away from their principles simply because someone comes knocking on the door, who is
an outsider, telling them what to do,' said Moji E. Olaniyan, a member of the
administrative staff of the university's architecture school, and the president of
N.A.A.C.P.'s Charlottesville branch. 'If someone threatens to kill you, you don't
commit suicide to make their lives easier,' she said.
"In July, the Board of Visitors, urging that alternatives to [racial] preferences be
considered, suggested that the university hire more admissions officers to help it recruit
minority students, and that it establish a summer program for middle-school and
high-school students to help local minority children get the academic preparation they
need to someday be admitted here. Mr. Turner last week denounced the summer-camp
proposal as "simplistic," "paternalistic," and "an insult to the
African-American community." [Mr. Turner said] 'You are not going to attract
University of Virginia-caliber students through a summer program. There are not
enough summers to make up for two-and-a-half centuries of slavery.'" (Pay Site:
Chronicle of Higher Education by Peter Schmidt)
[link to pay site: http://www.chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i08/08a04001.htm
Virginia (University of VA, Charlottesville):
U.Va. amends admissions test: Old scoring system that gave advantage
to some blacks dropped; race still a factor (10/08/99 - dead link)
"The University of Virginia acknowledged yesterday that it has dropped a scoring
system used in its admissions process, which in some cases gave an advantage to black
"However, school officials say U.Va. still uses race as one of many
factors in determining which students to admit to the school, but only as it looks at each
applicant individually -- an apparently more legally defensible use of race in an
admissions process. [Emphasis added.]
"Questions publicly raised by some board of visitors members about the legality of
U.Va.'s admissions process, apparently centering on the scoring system, created an uproar
on campus recently and have led to a statewide review of admissions policies at other
"Officials said they were confident they could still maintain diversity at U.Va.
without the scoring system that was dropped. Between 1992 and 1998, U.Va. black
undergraduate enrollment has hovered from about 10 percent to 12 percent. 'The
question of using race arises because of the use of a scoring system adopted about six
years ago,' President John T. Casteen III said in a statement yesterday. 'The
application scoring system did not work well enough here because every applicant is
entitled to a holistic evaluation, regardless of particular qualities (including race)
that might be part of a rating model. So, late last winter or early spring, I asked as a
routine management matter that this system be dropped, and it was.'"
"The [U.Va.] board of visitors appointed a committee to look at U.Va.'s admissions
policies in January after two Washington-based groups -- the Center for Individual Rights
and the Center for Equal Opportunity -- criticized the policies as discriminating against
whites and said they were ripe for lawsuits.
"But questions over how U.Va. handles race and other factors in its selection of
students is prompting a statewide review of admissions policies at Virginia's other public
"Officials in the attorney general's office said the examination was initially
launched at the request of several schools, including U.Va.
"Conflicting court rulings regarding the legality of racial preferences, combined
with concerns by the colleges' governing boards over how their differing and closely
guarded admissions policies might be impacted, led to the reviews, [according to spokesman
"Even critics of affirmative action, however, differ over the legality of using race.
Terence Pell, senior counsel with the Center for Individual Rights, said, "what a lot
of schools are doing is against the law." Pell said, "If you create a
special track based on the race of the candidate, that is illegal. If you take race into
account on an individual basis . . . that's OK."
"But Roger Clegg, general counsel for the Center for Equal Opportunity, said the idea
that "if race is just one factor then it's not discrimination is absurd. Either race
is going to make a difference or it's not." (Virginia Newspapers, Inc., The Times
Dispatch 10/08/99, by Carlos Santos and Ruth S. Intress)
Virginia (statewide): Virginia
colleges discriminate in admissions, study alleges (01/27/99 - dead link)
"Virginia colleges discriminate against white students in their admissions policies,
according to a report on racial preferences to be released today. The report shows
that more than 150 points separate the average SAT scores of black and white students
admitted to three Virginia colleges.
The College of William and Mary had the largest difference -- 210 points -- according to a
study of 10 state colleges by the Center for Equal
Opportunity, a Washington policy group that opposes racial preferences. The average
scores were 1340 points for white applicants who were admitted and 1130 points for
blacks. The gap was 190 points at James Madison University and 160 points at the
University of Virginia.
" 'We believe that it is a bad thing for colleges and universities to discriminate in
their admissions policies on the basis of race or ethnicity,' said Roger Clegg,
general counsel to the center. 'There is very strong evidence that a lot of that
discrimination is going on in Virginia.'
"College officials acknowledge giving an edge to minority candidates in the
admissions process." (Pilot Online, 01/27/99, by Philip Walzer)
Virginia (Arlington): DC Suburb Rejects White, English-Speaking Kindergartners, Defies
Stories, Case 9, this site):
(Updated 11/04/99) Arlington, Virginia's kindergarten admissions policy says kids who
don't speak English as a first language get preferential admission vs. white,
English-speaking kids. The Judge says "Wrong!" Bill Lann Lee
(Clinton's illegal appointment as "acting" head of the Dept. of Justice civil
rights division, weighs in with a friend of the court brief supporting Arlington's illegal
use of racial quotas. See also "Bill Lee's First
Year on the Job".)
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Virginia (Arlington): Arlington loses appeal to keep racial quotas (11/04/99 - dead link)
According to the Washington Post, a two-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals denied the Arlington School Boards request to rehear a lawsuit against
Arlingtons racial quota admissions policies. The policy had earlier been struck down
by U.S. District Judge Albert Bryan who had to order the school board three times to
dismantle the racial quota program.
Following Judge Bryans third order, with which Arlington finally complied, the
school board in July 1998 filed an appeal of the decision with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals in Richmond, VA.
Following the loss of their appeal before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Tue.,
11/02/99) Arlington has 90 days to consider carrying their appeal to the U.S. Supreme
Recently, neighboring Montgomery County (Maryland) decided to appeal a similar anti-quota
ruling (issued by the same court) to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Based on
Washington Post News in Brief 11/04/99)
(See Also: Montgomery County to Argue Quotas to High
Virginia (Arlington County): Lawsuits Test Race's Role in School Admissions (01/25/99) (dead link)
"Two Washington area court cases have drawn the attention of educators and legal
experts nationwide as a key test of whether public elementary and secondary schools have
the right to admit and reject students based on their race. On Wednesday, attorneys
for the Arlington School Board will argue before a federal appeals court in Richmond that
it should overturn a judge's order barring an alternative school in the county from using
an admissions system that favors black and Hispanic children." [See also:
"Later this year, the same court will hear an appeal from the parents of a white
Montgomery County first-grader who was told that he could not transfer to a math and
science magnet program because it would leave his neighborhood school with too few white
students. The cases are being watched closely, because the U.S. Supreme Court has
never ruled on whether elementary and secondary schools can impose admissions restrictions
in order to achieve racial balance, and there have been few other court rulings on the
"In November, a federal appeals court ruled against an effort to limit the number of
white students at a public magnet school in Boston [See also: Boston
Latin School]. Many educators and legal observers think the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals in Richmond will take the same position." (Washington Post, 01/25/99,
Page B01, by Jay Mathews and Ellen Nakashima)
Virginia (Arlington): Arlington
test scores show racial gap (dead link)
"We have many African-American students and many Hispanic students who are scoring
very high," Superintendent Robert Smith told WRC/News4. "So we need to
look at which kids, under which conditions, are contributing" to the low standardized
scores for minorities in the school system. "[T]he Stanford Achievement Test
scores remain above the national average... [the] gap between black and white students is
now 33% [and] between Hispanic and white 8th graders is 37%" according to the
story. (MSNBC/News 4, 01-05-99)
Virginia (Blacksburg): University
officials admit they must increase the focus on recruitment of minorities (05/10/99
- dead link)
BLACKSBURG -- "Since the mid-1980s, Virginia Tech has waived application fees for
blacks interested in studying at the university. It's one way officials have sought to
increase the diversity of the predominantly white institution.
"But the fee waiver -- also used to attract military and some arts students -- hasn't
worked with black students. Neither have some other recruitment methods.
"Getting African-Americans to apply to Virginia Tech is not a problem -- we can do
that," said Karen Torgersen, Tech's director of undergraduate admissions. "It's
getting them to accept the offer -- that's where the bottleneck is."
"Last month, the university made public an internal report showing that the number of
black undergraduates at Tech -- already historically low -- has been falling. During the
five academic years from 1993 to 1997, black undergraduate enrollment dropped from 5.1
percent to 4.2 percent, declining each year. Blacks make up about 20 percent of the
"Admissions recruiters try to visit all public high schools in Virginia, with
"particular emphasis," Torgersen said, on urban areas such as Richmond and
Virginia Beach and on rural Southside, which has a large black population.
"The university also holds a "minority preview" weekend for students
offered admission to Tech -- it used to be for black students, but since has been opened
to all minorities -- to give them a feel for the campus and its programs." (The
Roanoke Times 05/10/99 by Ian Zack)
Virginia (Charlottesville): UVA Prof
Charges Reverse Discrimination, Retaliation
"Robert W. Collin, a former tenure-track faculty member in the University of
Virginia's School of Architecture, in Charlottesville, is asking the Supreme Court to
overturn a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. That court found
that the university had not discriminated or retaliated against him "for advocating
for racial equality" when it denied him tenure and failed to promote him, as Mr.
Collin charges. Mr. Collin, who is white, contends that the university forbade him and his
students to work on a public-housing program in an African-American community, even though
other professors were encouraged to work with local groups." (Chronicle of
Education 01-06-99, by subscription)
[ link http://www.chronicle.com/daily/washington/supreme/petition.htm#98-900
Virginia (Richmond): Foreign-Born
Professors Win Race Discrimination Suits (03/25/99 - dead link)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - "A federal jury has awarded damages to two Virginia State
University professors who said officials at the school near Petersburg discriminated
"In a decision Wednesday, the jury awarded about $117,000 to Fathy M.A. Saleh, an
Egyptian-born engineering technology professor who was hired at Virginia State in 1989.
The jury awarded about $230,000 to Godwin O. Mbagwu, a Nigerian-born chemistry professor
hired in 1981.
"Both faculty members are now U.S. citizens. The professors had sued university
President Eddie N. Moore Jr. and five other school officials, claiming discrimination on
the basis of race and national origin. They also said they suffered retaliation when they
complained about their treatment." (Richmond Daily Press, 03/25/99)
Virginia (Roanoke): Minority
Discrimination Suit Dismissed (dead link)
"In her lawsuit filed last year, Sophia Poskocil (from Colombia) said that, beginning
in 1992, she applied for 19 positions, but the school system never interviewed her because
English wasn't her first language. In dismissing Ms. Poskocils lawsuit Tuesday,
Chief U.S. District Judge Samuel Wilson noted that each of the 19 teachers who was hired
instead of Poskocil 'held a master's degree, was qualified for dual or triple
certification, had strong interview performances, more extensive educational experiences
and course work, or better references than Poskocil.' " (Roanoke Times, 01-13-99, by
Virginia (Roanoke): Not Enough Minority Teachers Available to Meet
Quotas! (Dead Link)
Roanoke schools really want
to "reverse discriminate" against white teachers, but they've been having a hard
time. It seems that there aren't enough qualified, minority teachers available to
meet the school's racial quotas! School officials lament a "national shortage
of minority teachers". The city has had no choice but to actually hire
qualified white teachers. (The Roanoke Times 10/20/98; link removed by Roanoke
END of Virginia - Racial Quotas in Education