Jeff Hunsicker, a Who Wants To Be A Millionaire contestant from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, shared his talents in African dance when he was on the game show last week. This video is very difficult to turn away from. The highlight might be, as his khakis bellow at his forward motion, when Hunsicker motions to Cedric, “You wanna try?” The host subtly does The Dougie in response. Read more.
North Dakota judge sentenced a white supremacist Tuesday to four years of probation but no additional jail time for terrorizing residents of the small community of Leith, where he tried unsuccessfully to establish an all-white enclave and has left behind a legacy of fear. Craig Cobb, 62, had been jailed since mid-November when he was arrested on seven felony terrorizing counts for scaring residents while patrolling Leith with a gun. The Mercer County Jail confirmed that Cobb was freed later Tuesday — a reality that scares officials in Leith. Read more.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the Pentagon would be reviewing each service’s policies on women’s hairstyles, after African-American female soldiers criticized new Army regulations as racially biased. The Army recently released Regulation 670-1, which contained rules on tattoos, hairstyles, grooming and uniforms for soldiers. One of the new rules, which applies only to women’s hair, is a ban on twists, dreadlocks and multiple braids or cornrows that are bigger than a quarter of an inch. Army spokesman Paul Prince told the Army Times that twists and dreadlocks have been barred since 2005, but these regulations go into more detail about specific hairstyles. Read more.
White men were more likely than women and minorities to receive a reply in every discipline except the fine arts, where the bias was reversed (see “Biased teachings” above). Business showed the greatest disparity, with 87 percent of white males receiving a response compared to just 62 percent of female and minority students. In the sciences, faculty in engineering and computer sciences, life sciences and natural, physical sciences and mathematics all showed significant biases against minorities and women. Read more.
Trying to crack down on in-person voter fraud isn’t a strong enough justification for Wisconsin’s voter ID law, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, because voter impersonation virtually never occurs now and is unlikely to become a real problem in the future. In striking down the 2011 law signed by Gov. Scott Walker (R), U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman held that although the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in 2008 that states had an interest in preventing voter fraud, Wisconsin’s voter ID law wasn’t justified because voter fraud in person doesn’t really exist. Read more.
One Baltimore elementary school is getting its students to eat more fruits and veggies byway of a smoothie bar complete with an array of produce including spinach, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries, pineapples, bananas, chia seeds, almond milk, and coconut water. Edgewood Elementary School – where 91 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced meals – gets fruits and veggies through a federally-funded program for low-income schools. Through this program, students can concoct beverages twice per week outside of regular meal hours. Read more.