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MnDOT Rejects Lowest-Bidding, Highest Technical-Scoring Bridge Builders Due to Lack of Melanin, X Chromosomes
C.S. McCrossan Construction Inc. is challenging a decision made by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) “Civil Rights Division” which has denied their bid to construct part of the new St. Croix River bridge project due to a lack of participation by “disadvantaged businesses.”
“Disadvantaged businesses” are considered any business which is not owned by a white male, or a majority of white males.
Although McCrossan has the highest technical score, and has offered the lowest price, ($6 Million cheaper than the next bidder) they are apparently 6.1 percent ‘whiter’ than the other bridge-builders.
Ames Construction and Lunda Construction achieved 16.7 percent for disadvantaged business participation, while McCrossan had a disadvantaged business participation of 10.6 percent.
via: Pioneer Press
h/t The Late Debate
Ridiculous. Apparently, the teacher fears that some cultures might be “offended” by the song. However, like most liberals, she doesn’t give a damn if she offends the majority of Americans in the process.
A controversial Coney Island principal has pulled the plug on patriotism.
Her refusal to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at their graduation has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants.
Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony.
Five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, which skyrocketed in popularity after the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
It was to be the rousing finale of their musical show at the June 20 commencement. The kids, dressed up for their big day, would wave tiny American flags — which, as the lyrics proclaim, “still stand for freedom.”
But Hawkins marched in on a recent rehearsal and ordered a CD playing the anthem to be shut off, staffers said.
She told the teachers to drop the song from the program.
“We don’t want to offend other cultures,” they quoted her as explaining.
The curt edict stunned both staff and parents.