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Busted! Iowa Rethugly Who Wants to Fire Liberal Professors…Has lied about “Hamburger University” Degree

A white-wing Republican who proposed a law to force Universities to hire a “conservative” professor for every Liberal” professor just got busted. The boy listed a “College” Degree on his bio…

Which turns out to be a course offed at a Sizzler’s Steak House for employees. AKA Hamburger University just like McDonalds.

Besides the fact that there probably aren’t enough “conservatives” with a PhD to fill said jobs…Why exactly does this clown think the government should be legislating people’s politics?

These Russia loving traitorous SOBs want to make this country just like the communist USSR.

No Markie – Hamburger U…Ain’t Yale… Or a College Degree for that matter

Busted: Iowa GOP lawmaker’s alma mater turns out to be company that ran Sizzler steak house

Iowa state Sen. Mark Chelgren (R) was forced to backtrack on claims that he received a college “degree” after his alma mater was revealed to be the operator of a Sizzler steak house franchise.

NBC News reported on Wednesday that Chelgren’s “business degree” came under scrutiny due to a bill he is sponsoring which would limit the number of liberal professors that state universities could hire.

Iowa State Republicans spokesperson Ed Failor admitted to NBC News that Chelgren did not actually hold a formal degree even though the Senate Republicans’ website said otherwise. The website has since updated his biography to remove references to the “degree.”

“This was a management course he took when he worked for Sizzler, kind of like Hamburger University at McDonald’s,” Failor explained. “He got a certificate.”

Chelgren insisted that he was not trying to deceive voters.

“This was not an attempt to inflate anything,” he remarked. “I didn’t concern myself about this, honestly.”

The Senate Republicans’ website states that the lawmaker “attended the University of California at Riverside majoring in astro-physics, geo-physics and mathematics.”

Chelgren said that he attended the school for three years but did not receive a degree. But University spokesman John Warren told NBC News that there was only a record of him attending for one year, from 1992 to 1993.

The Iowa Republican dismissed the discrepancy by saying that he had also attended “Riverside Community College.”

Chelgren’s Senate File 288 would require that state universities determine the party affiliation of professors and then implement a hiring freeze until there are no more than 10 percent more Democrats than Republicans or vice versa.

Chelgren has said that he based the bill on his own experiences with “liberal professors.”

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Black Unemployment Drops to Lowest Level Since 2007

The economy is recovering. Just not as quickly or as evenly as most would like.  This one from the WSJ…With the usual temporizing.

Black Unemployment Falls Below 10%, Still Twice the Rate for Whites

…For the first time since 2007, the national unemployment rate for African Americans dipped below 10 percent in the second quarter of 2015,  according to the Labor Department. Despite that improvement, at 9.5 percent, it’s still nearly twice the national average of 5.3%, and more than double the 4.6% rate for whites…

Overall, only 11 states had African American unemployment rates below 10%, according to an analysis by Valerie Wilson, director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy. Only eight states have seen unemployment rates for black workers fall below pre-recession levels. In Alabama, the African unemployment rate is more than twice what it was pre-recession: 10.9%, compared with less than 5% throughout 2007…

However, as researchers at the Center for Economic Policy Research have pointed out, that piece of paper is no hedge against unemployment: a 2014 analysis found that 12.4% of black college graduates aged 22 to 27 were unemployed, compared with 5.6% of all college graduates in the same age group.

So what else explains the gap? Unsurprisingly, discrimination appears to be at play. Using what are known as “audit surveys,” researchers have found that black job applicants are less likely to get called back for job interviews or hired, compared with white and Hispanic applicants with identical credentials. One well-known 2009 study byDevah Pager, Bruce Western and Bark Bonikowski used trios of actors, one black, one white, and one Hispanic, to apply for low-wage jobs like sales associate or waiter around New York City. The study found that blacks without a criminal record fared about as well as whites with a stated criminal record (i.e., who listed their parole officers as a reference).  “The findings suggest that a black applicant has to search twice as long as an equally qualified white applicant before receiving a callback or job offer from an employer,” the authors wrote…

African-Americans took one of the hardest hits during the financial crisis, losing one-third of their aggregate household wealth between 2010 and 2013, a Pew Research Center analysis found. Even in a recovery, with so many still looking for work, it’s hard to envision how those families can begin to rebuild.

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2015 in The New Jim Crow

 

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