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Gastonia Gaston Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 2015, Gastonia, North Carolina The Gaston Gazette i debate let us hear what Tou have to say online Aston sat m publisher Lucy c. Talley editor i Hunter Bretzius thought for today Quot achieving is not the equivalent of avoiding death. Quot ayn Rand american author 1905-82 our views the banned Brothers of the University of Oklahoma College students behaving badly is alas. An All too common phenomenon. A fraternity in Norman okla. Went Way Over the line though in a disgusting video that managed to Ricochet across the internet. In just eight seconds the members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon managed to use a vile racial epithet multiple times made a sick joke about Lynching and swore never to admit an african american to membership. To its credit the National organization of sae a which has admitted african ame hearts in other chapters a quickly yanked the offending chapter s charter. And University of Oklahoma president David Boren acted forcefully and decisively expelling the rogue chapter from Campus and expelling two student ringleaders. An investigation is continuing. Boren a former governor and . Senator clearly understood the severity of the offence. This is not a matter of free if despicable speech. Ibis was out and out racist provocation at a time when race relations the topic the members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Oklahoma the Point educators and officials need to act fast and hard against digital outbreaks. And parents need to make sure their adolescents understand that careless words could follow them for the rest of their lives. In this country have hit a tense chord. A University As a forum for free inquiry open to All students of All backgrounds cannot afford this kind of intimidation. The Lynching reference was especially reprehensible. What magnified this was our new digital age. In the bad old Days sae s despicable behaviour would have been confined to the basement of the fraternity House. In seconds however the internet broadcasts this tilth worldwide where it seeps into Comers where bigotry venality and thuggery thrive. Our schools Are already having to Cope with the malign effects of . Which spreads taunts and insults far beyond the recess Yard. Educators and officials need to act fast and hard against such digital outbreaks As president Boren did. And parents need to make sure their adolescents understand that careless words posted on social Media could follow them and haunt them for the rest of their lives. A version of this editorial originally was published in the Wilmington Star news a Halifax Media group newspaper. Associated press Darmata White protests outside the family Home of former University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity member Parker Rice on wednesday in Dallas. Other views the a disparate Impact Racket and what it really Means for us the . Department of Justice issued two reports last week both growing out of the Ferguson to shooting of Michael Brown. The first report about a the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson Quot ought to be read by every american. It says in Plain English what facts have been established by an autopsy on Michael Browne a body a by three different pathologists including one representing the family of Michael Brown a by Dan examination of officer Darren Wilson a gun and police vehicle by examination of the pattern of blood stains on the Street where Brown died and by a medical report on officer Wilson from the Hospital where he went for treatment. The Bottom line is that All this hard evidence and More shows what a Complete lie was behind All the stories of Michael Brown being shot in the Back or being shot while raising his hands in surrender. Yet that lie was repeated and dramatized in demonstrations and riots from coast to coast As Well As in the Media and even in the Halls of Congress. The other Justice department report issued the same Day a a investigation of the Ferguson police department Quot a was a Complete contrast. Sweeping assumptions take the place of facts and misleading statistics Are thrown around recklessly. This second report is Worth Reading just to get a sense of the contrast with the first. According to the second report Law enforcement in Ferguson has a Quot disparate Impact Quot on Blacks and is Thomas Sowell syndicated columnist a i of on Alk Back a f of agents Hon items Oil in Facebook Page Lowell Council to mayor you can to Boss town around a More hillbilly politics Gaston county Dieter Melhorn a so was this old Man someone that the mayor knew a Linda Hendrickson a a motivated a by a discriminatory a disparate Impact statistics have for decades been used in Many different contexts to claim that discrimination was the reason Why different groups Are not equally represented As employees or in desirable positions or a As in this Case a in undesirable positions As people arrested or fined. Like Many other uses of Quot disparate Impact statistics the Justice departments evidence against the Ferguson police department consists of numbers showing that the percentage of people stopped by police or fined in court is larger than the percentage of Blacks in the local population. The implicit Assumption is that such statistics about particular outcomes would normally reflect the percentage of people in the population. But no matter How plausible this might seem on the surface it is Seldom found in real life and those who use that Standard Are Seldom if Ever asked to produce hard evidence that it is factually Correct As distinct from politically Correct. Blacks Are far More statistically a Over represented among basketball stars in the Aba than among people stopped by police in Ferguson. Hispanics Are similarly far More a Over represented among baseball stars than in the general population. Asian americans Are in god we Trust installed at Gaston county courthouse a they forgot the a so on gods. This is after All a Multi Faith Arthur Frymyer or. Local Bill would give Gaston county schools More control Over Calendar a thank you rep. Torbett for introducing this common sense measure. Of students Are to be College and career ready it is illogical that High school exams Are not held before Christmas. Sen. Basnight so dare Calendar Law was one thing i kept hoping would get swept away in Art Popes takeover of the legislature. Too bad Kelly Hastings or Dana Bumgardner do not think this Bill likewise far More a Over represented among students at leading engineering schools like met. And Cal tech than in the population As a whole. None of this is Peculiar to the United states. You can find innumerable examples of such group disparities in countries around the world and throughout recorded history. In 1802, for example czarist Russia established a University in Estonia. For most of the 19th Century members of one ethnic group provided More of the students a and a majority of the professors a than any other. This was neither the local majority estonians nor the National majority russian but germans. An International study of the ethnic makeup of military forces around the world found that a Ami litanies fall far Short of mirroring even roughly the Multi ethnic societies from which they come. Even with things whose outcomes Are not in human hands a disparate Impact Quot is common. Men Are struck by lightning several times As often As women. Most of the tornadoes in the entire world occur in the Middle of the United states. Since the population of Ferguson is 67 percent Black the greatest possible a Over representation of Blacks among those stopped by police or a fined by courts is 50 percent. That would not make the top too disparities in the United states or the top i too in the world. Thomas Sowell is a native of Gastonia and a senior fellow at the Hoover institution Stanford University Stanford Calif. Is important enough to sign on As Bobby Padgett Gastonia immigration attorney to be on Sean Hannity show a Good Luck or. Shook. Although Many of Hannity a listeners May disagree with you i totally agree with you. Glad you re speaking up Quot Lea Ann Quinn Moss a so or. Shook s Grandfather was an immigrant from Syria i bet he was a Legal immigrant of so or. Shook is engaging in false Michael Mowgli what do you think letters to the editor a require writers name address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. A May be edited for length accuracy Etc. A preferred length is 300 words or less. Longer letters May be considered for a my turn Quot columns. A writers Are limited to one letter or column published every 15 Days. A the Gazette does not publish poetry form letters petitions or consumer complaints. How to Send them mail . 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