The Race Problem At UK Is Not Going Away

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the figures were likely distorted by the winter holidays. Many state unemployment offices were closed this week for the New Year’s holiday, delaying their reporting of data on unemployment claims. That forced the Labor Department to estimate 9 states, more than the usual number. [H-L]

If you think the big banks learned painful lessons about risk-taking during the financial crisis, think again: They’re still taking the same risks, and we don’t even know how big those risks are. [HuffPo]

Federal Reserve policymakers expressed broad support last month for the Fed’s plan to buy bonds to support the U.S. economy. But they differed over how long to keep buying bonds to drive down long-term interest rates. [WKYT]

Joseph Sciambra, an “ex-gay” who used to do the porn: every time a gay does sex in the butt, he gives birth to Satan, from his butt. [Wonkette]

Kentucky Utilities will spend $57 million to install updated pollution control equipment and pay civil penalties under the terms of a proposed consent decree. [WFPL]

Dr. Latchin Hatemi is an intriguing character. He finished at The University of Kentucky School of Medicine, and was a top student during his time there. But during his years of study, Dr. Hatemi noticed a couple of disturbing trends. You UK folks will want to pay attention to this. The issue is not going away any time soon. [Click the Clicky]

Social media and cooperation between law enforcement agencies has led to the arrest of a couple accused of trying to walk out of Walmart last month with more than $1,400 in merchandise. [Richmond Register]

A conservative religious group is warning that 2060 will be a grim time, when Christians are treated “like African Americans were prior to civil rights,” the family unit is dissolved and America has a Muslim president. [HuffPo]

Opponents of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gathered outside his Louisville office Thursday to urge the Senate’s top Republican to support changes to the Senate filibuster rule that allows a 40-vote minority to block legislation. [C-J/AKN]

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2 thoughts on “The Race Problem At UK Is Not Going Away

  1. “Dr. Hatemi, a Physician of Conscience”

    Doctor, thank you for what you are doing at UK, and I hope you win your suit against it. It is quite intriguing to note that UK’s College of Medicine is refusing to release any data on African-American student retention. It is also well-known that medical schools have one of the highest retention rates of any type of academic institution. They choose top students, and most medical schools work hard to show that their selections were correct. (Typically, only the grueling hospital hours cause an extremely small segment of students to drop out.) This could be a very interesting case, indeed.

  2. “The Pot & the Kettle”

    That the American Family Association is fearful that the downfall of Christianity and a Muslim president by 2060 will lead to family decline and bigotry is really ironic. How have family unity and prejudice fared under the aegis of Christianity? That question provides its own answer.

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