“The Trump administration announced Monday its ending an immigration program protecting tens of thousands of Haitians from deportation. Almost 60,000 Haitians who were granted Temporary Protected Status following a powerful 2010 earthquake that devastated the island will have until July 2019 to leave the U.S, the Department of Homeland Security said.”

I can’t believe this!!! 😡😡😡😡😡

Source: Elizabeth Elizalde. “Trump Administration Ending Temporary Protection For Haitians.” New York Daily News. November 20, 2017. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/white-house-ends-temporary-protection-60-000-haitians-article-1.3647211

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“Apple’s diversity chief is stepping down after only six months on the job — after causing an outcry by saying that being a minority or a woman are not the only criteria for diversity, according to reports. Denise Young Smith, who was named vice president of diversity and inclusion in May, made controversial comments last month during a One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia. ‘There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blond men in a room and they’re going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation,’ the inaugural diversity chief said. ‘Diversity is the human experience,’ she said, according to Quartz. ‘I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT.’ Her comments appeared to defend Apple’s overwhelmingly white and male leadership at a time when the company’s makeup is markedly uneven. The 20-year Apple veteran, who previously served as the company’s head of worldwide human resources, later apologized for her remarks, telling the staff that they ‘were not representative of how I think about diversity or how Apple sees it.’”

If it wasn’t representative of her views, then why would she go to a conference and say that? If it wasn’t representative of Apple’s views, why has there been a HISTORICAL gross underrepresention of qualified African Americans and other people of color employed throughout their officers around the world?

Source: Yaron Steinbuch. “Apple’s diversity chief out after outcry.” New York Post. November 17, 2017. http://nyp.st/2AVSgqD

“By day, he was a clerk to a federal judge, a Harvard Law School graduate at the start of his career. By night, he was a ghost hunter and a devotee of the macabre. Brett Joseph Talley is now President Trump’s nominee for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench as a U.S. District Court judge in Alabama. Few in memory have been nominated with credentials quite like those of Talley, 36, an Alabama native, a political speechwriter, an author of horror books and a fledgling lawyer who has never tried a case.”

“The acting chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Thursday suggested the agency under a Republican majority may not continue to push for pay data collection efforts that target the wage gap, a day after a lawsuit slammed a decision by the Trump administration to scuttle a reporting requirement. Victoria Lipnic, leading the EEOC until a permanent chairwoman is confirmed, stressed on a Federalist Society panel in Washington that she has been outnumbered as the sole Republican on the commission. ‘It takes votes to do things,’ Lipnic said. The makeup of the EEOC is poised to change after the likely confirmation of two Republican nominees — chairwoman nominee Janet Dhillon, a former general counsel at Burlington Stores, and West Point professor Daniel Gade. Other labor leaders speaking at the Federalist Society’s annual conference included U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, National Labor Relations Board chairman Philip Miscimarra and acting Labor Department solicitor Nicholas Geale.”

Most people associated with The Federalist Society are white, ideologically conservative and/or hostile to civil rights.

Source: Erin Mulvaney. “EEOC’s New Republican Leaders Could Drop Push for Broader Pay Data Collection.” The National Law Journal. November 16, 2017. https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/sites/nationallawjournal/2017/11/16/eeocs-new-republican-leaders-could-drop-push-for-broader-pay-data-collection/.

“The head of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security has said in the past that the black community is responsible for turning cities into ‘slums’ and argued that Islam’s only contribution to society was ‘oil and dead bodies,’ a CNN KFile review of his time as a radio host reveals. Rev. Jamie Johnson was appointed in April by then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to lead the Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships at the department. In radio appearances from 2008 to as recently as 2016, Johnson was critical of the black community and painted Islam as a violent, illegitimate religion.”

Source: Andrew Kaczynski, Chris Massie, and Nathan McDermott. CNN. November 17, 2017. http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/16/politics/kfile-jamie-johnson-dhs/index.html