This thread will be updated as we search for diversity cuts that could otherwise be allocated toward building a spaceship to send White people to Mars.
Neil Armstrong says that only $10 billion dollars has been invested in the Constellation space program over the past five years.
How much taxpayer money has been squandered on shit like Historically Black Colleges and Universities, TANF welfare, and EBT cards for African-Americans? We already know from our preliminary investigations into this topic that it utterly dwarfs NASA Constellation spending.
Here we go:
(1) California’s 2009 spending on the criminal justice system for Hispanics and African-Americans – $22.8 billion dollars.
(2) Virginia’s 2009 spending on EBT cards for African-Americans – $487.5 million dollars.
(3) Virginia’s 2008 spending on TANF welfare for African-Americans – $1 billion dollars.
(4) Virginia’s 2009 spending on corrections facilities for African-Americans – $652.7 million dollars.
(5) Alabama’s 2009 spending on EBT cards for African-Americans – $53.6 million dollars.
You know, we could easily stop right here, having found over $25 billion dollars in three states, over a one year period, on a handful of programs for Hispanics and African-Americans.
SBPDL is going to get a real kick out of this. These numbers come from the Department of Education website whose motto is “Strengthening Education for All (Non-White) Americans.”
(6) Minority Science and Engineering Improvement – $8.6 million dollars in 2008, $8.6 million dollars in 2009, $9 million dollars in 2010.
(7) Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities – $323 million dollars in 2008, $323 million dollars in 2009, $250 million dollars in 2010.
(8) Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions – $56.9 million in 2008, $58.5 million in 2009, $61.4 million in 2010.
(9) Strengthening Predominantly Black Institutions – $15 million in 2008, $15 million in 2009.
(10) Master’s Degree Programs at HBCUs and PBIs – $11.5 million in 2009, $11.5 million in 2010.
(11) Strengthening Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions – $5 million in 2008, $7.5 million in 2009, $2.6 million in 2010.
(12) Strengthening Native American-serving nontribal institutions – $5 million in 2008, $5 million in 2009, $2.6 million in 2010.
(13) Strengthening Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving Institutions – $26.6 million in 2008, $26.6 million in 2009, $12.2 million in 2010.
(14) Strengthening Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities and Institutions: $131.3 in 2008, 133.2 million in 2009, $108.3 million in 2010.
(15) Developing Hispanic-serving Institutions – $93.3 million in 2008, $93.3 million in 2009, $97.9 million in 2010.
The Developing Hispanic-serving Institutions program funds competitive grants to expand and enhance the academic quality, institutional management, fiscal stability, and self-sufficiency of colleges and universities that enroll large percentages of Hispanic students.
(16) Developing HSI STEM and Articulation programs (mandatory) – $100 million in 2008, $100 million in 2009.
The HSI STEM and Articulation Program was designed to increase the number of Hispanic and other low income students earning degrees in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to develop model transfer and articulation agreements between the 2-year and 4-year HSIs in such fields. Mandatory funding was provided only for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 for this program.
(17) Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities
for Hispanic Americans (mandatory) - $11.52 million in 2009, $11.52 million in 2010.
The Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans program provides mandatory funding to eligible HSIs that offer a postbaccalaureate certificate or postbaccalaureate degree-granting program. The program is designed to help Hispanic Americans gain entry into and succeed in graduate study, a level of education in which they are underrepresented. Mandatory funding is provided for 5 years beginning in fiscal year 2009.
(18) Thurgood Marshall Legal Education Opportunity Scholarships – $2.9 million in 2008, $3.0 million in 2009, $3.0 million in 2010.
Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational Opportunity program provides low-income, minority, or disadvantaged secondary school and college students with the information, preparation, and financial assistance needed to gain access to and complete law school study and admission to law practice. The 2010 request would provide support, including financial assistance, to over 160 Thurgood Marshall Fellows and allow over 1,000 participants to attend mid-year seminars and other educational activities.
(19) Graduate Assistance in Areas
of National Need (GAANN) Scholarships – $29.5 million in 2008, $31 million in 2009, $31 million in 2010.
GAANN provides fellowships, through competitive grants to postsecondary institutions, to graduate students with superior ability and high financial need studying in areas of national need. Participating graduate schools must provide assurances that they will seek talented students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The 2010 request would provide support for 700 fellowships.
(20) Underground Railroad Program - $1.9 in 2008, $1.9 in 2009, $1.9 million in 2010.
This program provides discretionary grants to one or more non-profit educational organizations that house, display, interpret, and communicate information regarding artifacts and other materials relating to the history of the Underground Railroad, including the lessons to be drawn from such history. The 2010 request would support 2 new grants.
How much federal money do you suppose the Obama administration requested Congress to set aside to be specifically allocated for “strengthening European-American institutions” or “European-American scholarships” or teaching White students about their own history?
Yeah, that’s right: IT WAS ZERO. In Black Run America, there are no European-American institutions or scholarship programs funded by the federal government.
Who do you suppose paid for all these lucrative racial set asides for privileged resentment groups? White taxpayers.
We had to give up going to Mars to waste even more taxpayer dollars on EBT cards for African-Americans and “Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”
Update: Another layer of hilarity can be seen in the programs FY 2010 programs the Obama administration recommended to be cut.
These include “Character Education” (which teaches students about the value of citizenship and civic virtue) and $245 million on “Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities State Grants” (which is supposed to create and maintain drug-free, safe, and orderly environments for learning in and around schools).
Why the hell would anyone need NASA space shuttles or character education in the Obamanation? No one is judged by “the content of their character” these days. We can spend more money on Section 8 housing vouchers, “Strengthening Black Institutions,” and EBT cards for African-Americans.
Citizenship is worthless in this society anyway when the Obama administrations wants to give illegal aliens in-state tuition under the DREAM Act.
Update II: I’ve been probing the Obama administration FY 2012 budget and have already found some interesting stuff.
Broadens Participation of Those Studying Science and Technology.
Science and technology skills are increasingly critical to getting high wage jobs. To broaden access to science and technology educational opportunities, the Administration proposes $20 million for an overarching, comprehensive science and technology workforce program to engage undergraduates from historically unrepresented groups in these fields, including students at Hispanic-serving institutions. In addition, this effort will support initiatives to better retain these students through their entry into the high-tech workforce.
The Obama administration wants to spend $20 million dollars on “a comprehensive science and technology workforce program” to find African-American and Hispanic scientists and to ease their entry “into the high-tech workforce.”
In Detroit, 47 percent of the population is illiterate and 21.7 percent of students graduate from high school. The President of the Detroit School Board is illiterate. The Mayor of Detroit will give police officers a free house and $150,000 in renovation money to live there.
Because of Hispanics, California has the worst educated workforce in America and 44.2 percent of students graduate from high school in Los Angeles.
The Budget also proposes an increase for the Community
Relations Service to fight hate crimes.
We have to throw away more money to fight “hate crimes.” The overwhelming majority of “hate crimes” are stupid property crimes like painting a swastika on a wall or something silly like that.
A new $40 million “competitive grant” to expand teacher education programs at “minority serving institutions” in order to prepare “a diverse teaching workforce.