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Racial diversity surged at Johns Hopkins in the last decade. Will it last?

I'm thinking no. It won't last.

We've been here since 1619 - opened doors for others. . . Now they walk through the door, say its not fair . ..And slam it in our face.

Racial diversity surged at Johns Hopkins in the last decade. Will it last?
The university dropped ‘legacy’ preferences for children of alumni while boosting financial aid and outreach


The 18-year-old from Houston, with ambitions of becoming a scientist and neurosurgeon, had wondered whether he would fit in at the private research university in Baltimore. He came from an urban public school where nearly all the students, like him, are Black. His family had pushed him to go to college close to home

Robinson is one of many students of color who, in swelling numbers, have transformed Hopkins over the past decade and made it one of the most racially diverse universities in the top tier of higher education. Whether this school or others can sustain such trends, though, is an open question following a landmark Supreme Court decision that sharply curtails the role of race in admissions.

In 2013, 9 percent of incoming freshmen at Hopkins had “legacy” connections, the university said, and 18 percent identified as Black, Latino, American Indian, Native Alaskan or Native Hawaiian. By last fall the legacy share had plummeted to less than 2 percent while the percentage from the underrepresented racial and ethnic groups had soared to 34 percent. The White share of freshmen, meanwhile, sank to 17 percent in 2022. Federal data show it had been 46 percent a decade earlier.

In 2018, Hopkins received a gift of $1.8 billion from alumnus Mike Bloomberg — Class of 1964 — to make the university’s admissions “forever need-blind.” The gift shattered modern philanthropy records. Few colleges or universities can hope to land donations on that scale — especially donations targeting financial aid
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Tue Aug 29, 2023, 07:02 PM (1 replies)

AfAm Group : Who do they blame now? - Affirmative Action

When there is ONE black student - will that still be too many?

When they lose their first job because they can't manage in a diverse environment - will they blame a black person?

Wait until they hear about legacy students. Right now - I want that kept in place.

Know why? Won't impact low income African American students. It WILL hurt the people who opened the door. Give it a few years. Then they can't blame us anymore.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jun 29, 2023, 05:13 PM (6 replies)

15 best LGBTQ movies to watch during Pride Month (and some books)

BTA posted this in GD.


Now is a good time to put the LGBTQI community front and center in good will and acceptance.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 05:28 PM (1 replies)

Tarrio (Proud Boy) wasn't at the Capitol

Tarrio is the first person not present at the Capitol to be found criminally responsible at trial in the violence that injured scores of police, ransacked offices and forced the evacuation of lawmakers. The government alleged he watched from Baltimore after being expelled from D.C. one day earlier pending trial for burning a stolen “Black Lives Matter” flag at an earlier pro-Trump rally in Washington.

I think.this opens Trump and a host of its minions up to a tremendous amount of jeopardy.

How many levels between Tarrio and Trump? Publicly none - Stand back and stand by.

The fewer layers between he and Trump behind closed doors the better.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu May 4, 2023, 01:32 PM (19 replies)

Daniel's Law - Discussion about applying the law


Daniel’s Law (P.L. 2021, c. 371) protects the personal information of active or retired judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and their immediate family members. Government agencies, individuals, and businesses are prohibited from publishing the home address and telephone number of individuals who request protection under Daniel’s Law.

Our newly elected GOP Mayor I *think* has misinterpreted the law. She is using the law to remove planning board videos from YouTube and to not allow Council Meeting commenters to verify their address at Council Meetings. In addition - she is stripping our Borough web site of past meeting minutes and planning board/historic preservation committee minutes and approvals.

I have reached out to the program Administrator in Trenton via email, but I'm wondering how other municipalities are managing the law.

Covered Persons should only include the following:
Active and retired federal and state court judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement members may request redaction of certain personal information from the public-facing sites noted above.L

I take that to mean residents and business owners who do not fall under that definition - can be compelled to provide their address, and prior meetings CAN be maintained on public sources as long as the addresses of Covered Persons are redacted.

Am I wrong here?

Has your Mayor/Council gone to this extreme?

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Wed Feb 22, 2023, 10:17 AM (0 replies)
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