• Students said yes to supporting diversity quotas in hiring decisions. But when it came to football the answers changed.

    Campus Reform reporter Ophelie Jacobson talked to students at the University of Florida on game day about diversity quotas. She first asked students if they support diversity quotas in hiring decisions and in college admissions processes. Most of the students said yes. “As a first generation college student from a Hispanic household, it’s very important,” one student said. Another student said, “I think it’s an absolute necessity.” “Absolutely, there should be more diversity in every single field,” another student told Campus Reform.

    Jacobson then asked students if they support diversity quotas for sports teams. Most of the students said they would not support these quotas in sports. “We want to win no matter what you are,” one student said. “I don’t think we should. College sports is about getting the best players for your team, and I don’t think we should focus on which race or ethnicity to get,” another student said. “It doesn’t make much sense…it should be based on skill,” one student told Campus Reform.

    Jacobson then showed students what the Florida Gators’ offensive lineup would look like if the team implemented diversity quotas based on student population demographics. Students didn’t think it would be fair to implement the quota for the team. Did students change their mind on diversity quotas in the workplace and in college after seeing it from the perspective of college sports?

    Watch the full video above to find out.

    Campus Reform, a project of the Leadership Institute, is America’s leading site for college news. As a watchdog to the nation’s higher education system, Campus Reform exposes bias and abuse on the nation’s college campuses. Our team of professional journalists works alongside student activists and student journalists to report on the conduct and misconduct of university administrators, faculty, and students. Campus Reform holds itself to rigorous journalism standards and strives to present each story with accuracy, objectivity, and public accountability.

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    Amendment 78 would give state lawmakers more power over spending decisions, including how to spend emergency aid from the federal government.

    Colorado Republicans spent this past legislative session trying to strip Gov. Jared Polis of the broad emergency powers he has been using to lead the state through the pandemic. The effort did not gain any traction in a Capitol dominated by Polis’ fellow Democrats.

    Amendment 78 is a new, conservative-led effort to make the executive branch a little less powerful by giving state lawmakers more control over emergency spending.

    It also aims to give the Colorado legislature final say in other spending decisions that are currently handled by the governor and other branches of government.

    Supporters point to an incident last spring as the reason such a change is needed.

    On May 18, with a stroke of a pen and an evening email, Polis announced he was signing an executive order spending $1 billion of federal coronavirus relief on the state’s public schools.

    The sudden announcement enraged Republican lawmakers, and even annoyed some Democrats, who felt they should have a say in how to spend so much money. People pushing Amendment 78 still haven’t gotten over it.

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    Retired Army Major General Joseph Arbuckle enlisted in 1968 and graduated from Officer Candidate School in 1970. After returning from Vietnam, he distinguished himself as one of the Army’s missile maintenance experts as well as being noted for his skill in logistics.

    His work greatly improved the Army’s logistical capability and flexibility leading up to Operation Desert Storm and beyond it.
    He retired in 2000 after 31 years of service having served in many Army command, policy and logistical positions.

    He founded Flag Officers For America in 2020 to mobilize other patriotic retired officers in an effort to preserve and strengthen the Republic by influencing public policy and opinion.

    Decorated Army Major Joseph Arbuckle has been slammed after signing a letter that called President Joe Biden’s mental health into question. Major Arbuckle was one of the around 124 signatories to the controversial letter, published by a group known as ‘Flag Officers 4 America’ on Wednesday, May 12.

    ‘We must speak out in order to be faithful to our oath to support and defend the Constitution’ the retired Major said in defense of the letter that became public.

    Hear his thoughts on this and many other issues affecting America.

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  • FILE - Colorado Election 2020
    A lone voter casts his ballot amid voting stations set up in the McNichols building Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in downtown Denver.

    Amendment 78 would transfer the power to appropriate custodial funds (state revenue not generated through taxes) from the state treasurer to the state legislature.

    Plaintiffs alleged that the amendment is not substantially related to Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) and therefore should not appear on the 2021 ballot. Measures that can go on the ballot during odd years in Colorado are limited to topics that concern taxes or state fiscal matters arising under TABOR. This requirement was added to state law in 1994. The Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) requires voter approval for all new taxes, tax rate increases, extensions of expiring taxes, mill levy increases, valuation for property assessment increases, or tax policy changes resulting in increased tax revenue. TABOR limits the amount of money the state of Colorado can take in and spend. It ties the annual increase for some state revenue to inflation plus the percentage change in state population. Any money collected above this limit is refunded to taxpayers unless the voters allow the state to spend it

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  • REBEL WITH A CAUSE
    (Self-important rant alert)
    I didn’t pick the fight. Boulder did. Or, maybe Kroger did. Either way, they pushed me over the edge. Boulder County Health regulators recently reinstated the indoor mask mandate for publicly open buildings in the County. This includes the King Soopers (Kroger store) in Louisville that I frequent, where I curate and harvest healthy, tasty, professionally approved grub. Now, I don’t believe in the Church of Maskism, because I have never seen any actual science supporting its doctrines, only shifting edicts from the CDC as handed down from on high by Saint Fowchee of White Coat.
    However, I believe it was Sun Milley Tzu who said when it comes to dealing with extremist fanatics, it is prudent to pick worthwhile fights. I believe pushing back against symbolic social controls is certainly worthwhile. But, an archaic tome called the New Testament suggests it is wise to count the cost before building a tower. I’ve self-servingly–don’t say lazily or timidly–interpreted this to include eyeballing the chances of success before crying “Banzai!!” and hurtling headlong. The chances of victory in pushing back signal bullies are enhanced with backup, with fellow warriors to join the fray and spread the fight and keep the rulers off balance. But, unlike such meccas of resistance as Douglas County or Weld County, I live in Louisville, a miasmic Ring to Boulder’s foul Saturn. The local sheep are militant about enforcing sheepish conformity.
    Plus, the messengers who would call me on my transgression are likely to be teen baggers, whose work we want to encourage, or maybe middle aged cashier moms who need the job. I’m grateful they show up for work. I don’t want to make their tasks harder or traumatize them with futile drama that accomplishes zilch. So, till now, I have been a compliant sheep to help maintain shopping tranquility.
    And then. The normal elevator music—which truth be told, is actually a not bad mix of oldies, classic rock, and current ear candy—got interrupted by an official message. One that is repeated with annoying frequency. Cue the anchorman’s dulcet, upbeat baritone:
    “In keeping with local executive orders, all employees, customers, and vendors must wear a mask while inside any King Soopers grocery store. We thank you for making adjustments while we all cooperate to keep ourselves and each other healthy.”
    Executive. Order. Why does Kroger have to embrace and trumpet that suspect concept? Why couldn’t they say “local health regulations” or even “emergency guidelines” or *something* that feigns to apply normal civic principles? No, they leave ringing in my ears that I am under somebody’s order.
    But I am not! I am a civilian. I follow the law, not orders. Even a school kid or younger who’s watched Sesame Street, knows, from city to state to the Grand USA, how a bill becomes a law. And I will not tacitly endorse, submit to, or participate in normalizing the concept that civilian citizens are subject to any commander’s ORDER. So, in the spirit of Spartacus, Patrick Henry, and Vincent Van Gogh, I slipped the loop off one ear, and marched through the aisles like Sherman burning cultural pieties. There, for all to see is my bra-less face, and my mocking, dangling, idled gag.
    In three return trips, I have yet to be apprehended, questioned, or bayonetted. I’m negotiating a nice film deal with Ken Burns.
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