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  • American Colleges are Pushing the Idea of White Privilege Based on Data They Know is Wrong

    02/17/2017 5:07:38 PM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A recent story that has received almost no media attention, shows that Liberal propaganda is alive and well on U.S college campuses. Even worse is that the peddlers of propaganda (in this case an associate professor of the practice of leadership, spirituality, and intercultural studies), are relying on the student’s lack of education and critical thinking skills to push and cement their agenda.
  • OCC student suspended after filming teacher saying Trump's election was 'an act of terrorism'

    02/15/2017 6:04:16 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 37 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2-14-17 | Roxana Kopetman
    An Orange Coast College student who secretly videotaped his instructor making anti-Trump statements was suspended from school and told to write a letter of apology as well as a three-page essay about the incident. The college suspended Caleb O’Neil for the current semester and the summer term, saying he violated a Coast Community College District policy prohibiting recording someone on district property without that person’s consent. “It is my hope that this experience will lead you to truly think through your actions and the consequences of those actions when making decisions in the future,” Victoria Lugo, interim dean of students,...
  • UMass-Amherst’s Mandatory Social Justice Classes Denounce ‘White Privilege’, ‘Cultural Imperialism’

    02/13/2017 6:19:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Heat Street ^ | February 10, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Colleges are institutions of learning, not centers for indoctrination. But some schools are making “social justice” classes mandatory for students who want to acquire their degrees and diplomas. A student in one such program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst has given a long interview detailing what actually happens in the classroom day to day—revealing some of the exercises that students are put through and the “facts” that are pushed on them.
  • Another Kind of Resistance

    02/10/2017 6:56:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2017 | Mona Charen
    There is no way to prove this, but see if you agree with me: The average American parent would be glad to see his public high school celebrate Martin Luther King Day with tributes to the Civil Rights movement, lectures on the history of slavery and Jim Crow and discussions of the challenges faced by blacks and other minorities in America today. Actually, it's not really a guess, because curricula like that are found throughout the nation. The program that is being imposed on Winnetka, Illinois, by contrast, is a hard-left indoctrination that could have come straight from the pages...
  • Principal Says Trump is Worse than 9-11 Terrorist Attacks

    02/11/2017 6:20:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The principal of a fancy New York City private school says the election of President Trump is worse than the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.Steve Nelson, principal of The Calhoun School, fired off a hate-filled email to parents blasting the president. He also said Trump's election would be more devastating than Vietnam, Watergate and the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Junior.Click here to get your copy of Todd’s new book – “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again!” Liberals say it is truly deplorable!“I walked the complex inner-city streets of Cleveland during the racial unrest of the...
  • Heartwarming and hair-raising: What it's like to wear a hijab

    02/03/2017 12:08:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The University of New Mexico's Daily Lobo ^ | February 3, 2017 | Celia Raney
    One Daily Lobo reporter's experience on World Hijab Day I have walked home from campus 92 times since enrolling at UNM. Only once was I so hyper-aware of my appearance that I held tight to the pepper spray on my keychain. Oh, I forgot to mention: It was also the first time I tried on a hijab. In honor of World Hijab Day, a group of Muslim women gathered outside the UNM Bookstore late Wednesday afternoon. The event was organized by Power Through Peace and the UNM Muslim Student Association, with help from local activist Shakir Farid Abdullah. Abdullah also...
  • PIV is always rape, ok?

    01/04/2014 3:58:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Just to recall a basic fact: Intercourse/PIV is always rape, plain and simple. This is a developed recap from what I’ve been saying in various comments here and there in the last two years or so. as a radfem I’ve always said PIV is rape and I remember being disappointed to discover that so few radical feminists stated it clearly. How can you possibly see it otherwise? Intercourse is the very means through which men oppress us, from which we are not allowed to escape, yet some instances of or PIV and intercourse may be chosen and free? That makes...
  • Screw you … you are not American”: (ODU professor rails against faculty, students )

    01/31/2017 10:24:13 AM PST · by csvset · 36 replies
    Pilot ^ | 31 January 2017 | Ryan Murphy
    NORFOLK An Old Dominion University statistics professor has apologized for a strongly worded email that told a group of faculty, administrators and graduate students “screw you” and “you are not American” if they didn’t plan to attend any of a series of events centered around diversity. Associate professor Norou Diawara sent the email to members of ODU’s Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators and a list of statistics graduate students Monday afternoon saying he was “not happy at all, with the state of the affairs in the USA. It is very sad we have come to this level.” He said...
  • Academic boycott launched AGAINST U.S. after Trump Immigration Executive Order

    01/31/2017 6:10:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 1-31-2017 | William A. Jacobson
    It's not like I told you so.But I told you so. Many, many times.To those in the U.S. academic community who support the academic boycott of Israeli academics because they don't like the policies of the Israeli government, I warned that they better prepare for the day when foreign academics start to boycott them for the actions of the U.S. government.That day has arrived sooner than I thought. Though the boycott of U.S. academics being mounted is much less severe than the boycott sought against Israel, it's a boycott nonetheless.The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: Some faculty members are calling...
  • Connecticut Town's Sponsored 'White Privilege' Student Essay Contest Brews Controversy

    01/31/2017 5:24:14 AM PST · by Puppage · 37 replies
    4 New York ^ | 1/30/2017 | By Michael Melia
    When the town sponsored a student essay contest on the topic of white privilege, it was intended to provoke discussion in this wealthy, overwhelmingly white community on Connecticut's Gold Coast. It did, along with no small amount of outrage. Contest organizers have been surprised by the reaction from some who say the question wrongly suggests race plays into the good life enjoyed in Westport. Residents like Bari Reiner, 72, say the question is offensive because the town welcomes anybody who can afford to live here. "It's an open town," Reiner said. "There are no barricades here. Nobody says if you're...
  • Scientists march on Washington The responsible application of science to government What is the Marc

    01/29/2017 8:03:07 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 24 replies
    Scientists March on Washington ^ | Saturday, January 21, 2017 | March for Science
    Diversity In the past days, scientists have voiced concern over many issues - gag orders for government science agencies, funding freezes, and reversing science based policies. We recognize that these changes will differently and disproportionately affect minority scientists, science advocates, and the global communities impacted by these changes in American policies. Addressing these issues is imperative in understanding how recent developments will affect all people - not simply the most privileged among us. We take seriously your concerns that for this march to be meaningful, we must centralize diversity of the march's organizers at all levels of planning. Diversity must...
  • University of Michigan offers sanctuary to Trump's list of 7 Muslim countries

    01/29/2017 6:40:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Spero ^ | 1/29/17 | Martin Barillas
    The University of Michigan, which is taxpayer-subsidized, issued on January 28-29 to counsel students who are nationals of the seven countries targeted by President Donald Trump’s executive action that temporarily prohibits the admission of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, while also ceasing to issue visas to them. In the January 29 statement, the university advised students who are citizens of the above countries that if they leave the US, they may not be allowed re-entry. Citizens of those countries must “understand that if you leave the United States - even in an emergency - you...
  • No left turn

    11/11/2008 7:27:48 AM PST · by Sopater · 35 replies · 205+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday November 11 2008 | Joanna Walters
    New studies show academics do not influence their students' politics. But, says Joanna Walters, fears run deep The urban legend held dear by many conservatives that liberal academics at universities routinely - indeed, systematically - indoctrinate their students with leftwing politics has been dismissed as myth by a sheaf of new studies just published. Fresh research carried out in the US on America's universities has produced results purporting to show that students' politics are not formed by their tutors. Although American universities are indeed stuffed full of liberal and social democratic faculty, they do not try to turn their students...
  • College Offers ‘Is God A White Supremacist?’ Religion Class [Swarthmore, Philly]

    01/19/2017 10:44:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | January 19, 2017 4:19 PM
    A Philadelphia-area college is offering a religion class to its students titled “Is God a White Supremacist?” According to Swarthmore College’s course catalog, the course “will focus on representations of race in religious discourses and social practice.” […] Tariq al-Jamil, the head of the school’s religion department, will be teaching the course. …
  • Conservative Professors at Wake Forest Speak Out

    01/17/2017 7:56:51 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | Tom Knighton
    While so much of what we hear about academia has a extreme leftist bent to it, it's important to remember that there are a number of conservative professors floating around. They simply tend to remain silent for obvious reasons. The Wake Forest Review decided to take a look at the situation, and found that -- according to North Carolina's Public Voter Search -- about 11 percent of tenured, tenure-track, and teaching professors vote conservative. They then spoke with some of the professors about their experiences: “ Politics has replaced the pursuit of truth,” said a professor in the social sciences....
  • Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America Under The Guise Of ‘Civics’

    01/17/2017 9:46:30 AM PST · by doug from upland · 49 replies
    federalist ^ | 1-17-17 | Joy Pullman
    Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America Under The Guise Of ‘Civics’ The New Civics sweeping colleges and K-12 teaches that citizenship means looking for grievances, then agitating for bigger government to address them. Joy Pullmann By Joy Pullmann January 16, 2017 U.S. civics education, if it exists at all, is being transformed into a political machine to push left-wing causes, undermine American government, and incite civil unrest, finds a 525-page report from the National Association of Scholars. The “New Civics” uses attractive, bipartisan-sounding words like “civics” and “service learning” to trick Americans and their representatives into allowing progressive...
  • College Professors Organize National ‘Teach-In’ to Challenge ‘Trumpism’

    01/16/2017 1:35:06 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 15, 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Some 25 colleges and universities – many of them public – have answered a call by professors at UCLA to use their regular class time to “teach, organize, and resist” what they view as the discriminatory political agenda of President-elect Donald Trump. Slated for Wednesday, January 18, the teach-in, dubbed #J18, is taking place between the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Trump’s inauguration. The event’s planners say: Let it be known that on #J18 and beyond, universities, colleges, and high schools refused to bear silent witness to the politics of hate and fear; that in these times, these places...
  • Cornel West on Donald Trump: This is What Neo-Fascism Looks Like (Barf)

    01/15/2017 3:32:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/12/17
    Trump is a fascist. He's picking on everybody. Waaaah!
  • Philly Teachers Plan A Full Week Of Black Lives Matter Lessons

    01/15/2017 11:40:26 AM PST · by ColdOne · 61 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/14/17 | Amber Randall
    A Philadelphia teachers’ organization urged educators to instruct students about Black Lives Matter (BLM) in the classroom. The Caucus of Working Educators, a branch of a teachers union, wants educators to wear Black Lives Matter gear in the classroom and teach lessons based on the movement, reports ABC News. The organization has already written lesson plans for the week of Jan 23-Jan 28, many of which are based on BLM’s calls for diversity and globalism. “The vast majority of students that we serve are black, and it’s important to affirm the lives of our students,” Charlie McGeehan, a co-organizer, said....
  • Old white academics are 'unable' to teach black students because they're potentially racist

    01/15/2017 8:00:25 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 101 replies
    Lecturers who are '60 year old white men' are unable to teach black and minority ethnic (BME) people, students have complained. The students, who are studying at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), said under-representation of black people among the teaching staff, relative to the student body, made students feel 'isolated', unable to engage with their studies and lecturers.
  • TANCREDO: REPORT REVEALS MASSIVE INDOCTRINATION OF STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITIES THROUGH TRANSFORMATIVE C

    01/14/2017 9:34:05 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 53 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 14 JANUARY 2017 | by TOM TANCREDO
    Students at hundreds of colleges and universities are being systematically indoctrinated into the “New Civics” of social justice activism, according to a report released this past week by the National Association of Scholars. The report’s findings suggest that the suppression of free speech on college campuses that is making headlines is only the tip of a very large iceberg. What lies beneath the surface is a massive, publicly funded program of indoctrination through a remaking of the curriculum as a vehicle for advancing the political agenda of progressivism. The full NAS report, MAKING CITIZENS: HOW AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES TEACH CIVICS, can...
  • Academia May Now Be Beyond Satire

    01/12/2017 5:24:20 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-11-17 | George Will
    The Chronicle of Higher Education, which is a window on the sometimes weird world of academia, revisited a hilarious intellectual hoax from 20 years ago. In 1996, Alan Sokal, a New York University physicist and self-described “academic leftist,” composed an essay that was a word salad of solemn academic jargon. He said he strove to be “especially egregious,” by maundering on about “the dialectical emphases” of “catastrophe theory” becoming a “concrete tool of progressive political praxis.” His essay’s gaudy title was: “Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity.” He sent it to the left-leaning “cultural studies” journal...
  • Gospel singer Kim Burrell's radio show is canceled just days after she was dropped from the Ellen D

    01/05/2017 8:14:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 5, 2017 | Valerie Edwards and Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Gospel singer Kim Burrell's radio show is canceled just days after she was dropped from the Ellen DeGeneres show following homophobic sermon Gospel singer, Kim Burrell's radio show has been canceled following her church sermon in which she called homosexuality 'perverted' and a 'sin'. Texas Southern University announced on Wednesday that Burrell's Bridging the Gap would no longer be airing on its airwaves. Burrell's show on KTSU-FM 90.9 began nearly seven months ago in June. 'The Kim Burrell show is no longer airing as part of KTSU Radio programming,' TSU said in a statement. Scroll down for video
  • Dan Rather teaching ‘Truth in the News’ course

    01/04/2017 3:39:20 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | January 4th, 2017, 14:17 EST | Brian Maloney
    Raising eyebrows among some critics, former CBS anchor Dan Rather is now teaching an online course focused on ethics in journalism. Called “Journalism & Finding the Truth in the News” and offered through Udemy, the class is aimed at both media career aspirants and the general public.
  • The University of No Characteristics Whatsoever

    01/03/2017 5:20:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Mike Adams
    Dear Professor Meinhold, Members of the Faculty Senate Steering Committee: It has been several weeks since I published my column “My Faculty Values and Your White Privilege” on Townhall.com. In that column, which I have linked here, I warned you about the dangers of a resolution you passed condemning faculty members for publicly commenting on the demographic characteristics of students. I specifically enumerated five problems with your statement, which was an overreaction to a free speech controversy involving a faculty member (yours truly). The problems I enumerated demonstrated that your committee did not think matters through before passing the emotionally...
  • Expelled student sues IU for gender discrimination

    01/02/2017 4:23:29 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 29 replies
    Indiana Daily Student ^ | 12/26/2016 | Taylor Telford
    A former IUPD cadet and IU student, expelled for violating the University’s consent policy, is suing IU for gender discrimination. Aaron Farrer, 21, alleges that the University’s policies for sexual assault investigations unfairly favor women and fail to protect the accused, according to court documents. “IU violated Title IX by creating a gender biased, hostile environment against males, like Farrer, based in part on IU’s pattern and practice of disciplining male students who accept physical contact initiated by female students, but failing to discipline female students who engage in the same conduct,” Farrer’s attorneys wrote in the complaint.
  • Orwellian "Harassment" Policies Threaten Free Speech

    01/02/2017 5:47:08 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 13 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | January 2, 2017
    One of the most common arguments in favor of school district transgender "non-discrimination" policies is that such policies prevent "bullying" and "harassment." But what is bullying and harassment? Definitions are often so broad and all-encompassing that people end up being severely penalized for "harassment" when all they did was speak their mind. Real-life examples of how "harassment" is really an excuse for censorship are abundant. In Massachusetts, a renowned urologist was fired by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center because he sent emails to hospital officials expressing concerns about the hospital's "aggressive promotion of and involvement in LGBT activities ... and...
  • Academia's Broken, so Why Defend Academic Freedom?

    01/02/2017 7:22:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2017 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Here we go again. Debates about academic freedom and political bias at colleges are as hot and outrageous as ever. Consider five recent farragoes. First in Oregon, there is the case of a professor, Nancy Shurtz, being disciplined harshly for wearing blackface at a party, to which students were invited. Second, in Ohio, assistant professor Joy Karega was dismissed after a long controversy about her inflammatory statements about white males and influential Jewish people on social media. Third, in New York City, associate professor Matthew Lasner was mobbed after he and his homosexual partner heckled Ivanka Trump on an airplane....
  • Harry Edwards Q&A: Kaepernick belongs in Smithsonian

    01/01/2017 5:20:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Mecury News ^ | December 31, 2016 | Elliott Almond
    This news organization spent an hour talking to Edwards, 74, about what Kaepernick has done and where the movement needs to go. Here is an edited version of the conversation with the UC Berkeley professor emeritus who lives in Fremont: . . . "When I contacted the Smithsonian (new National Museum of African American History and Culture), I told them they shouldn’t wait another five or six years to get Kap’s shoes, jersey and photo of the Time magazine cover and a photo of him kneeling. They need to do that now. They absolutely agreed."
  • Smithsonian on Why Clarence Thomas is Not in New African American Museum: We Cannot Tell Every Story

    10/18/2016 9:20:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 10/18/2016 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The new Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s tagline is “powerful moments in African American history, culture, and community.” However, the museum – with a $540 million price tag funded 50 percent by U.S. taxpayers and with a collection of more than 36,000 artifacts and 100,000 people represented – doesn’t include many prominent blacks, including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Edward Brooke, a Republican who became the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote in 1966. After touring the new museum and exploring the website, which contains...
  • Old Article: Ivy League Professor Charged with Incest (Columbia University)

    12/29/2016 9:22:13 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 13 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7/01/13
    A Columbia University professor accused of a three-year sexual relationship with his daughter was charged with incest yesterday. Political science professor David Epstein, 46, allegedly bedded his 24-year-old daughter between 2006 and 2009. Epstein, who specialises in American politics and voting rights, is said to have also exchanged twisted text messages with the girl during the consensual relationship. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337416/David-Epstein-Ivy-League-professor-charged-incest-relationship-daughter.html#ixzz4UIP4FTPV Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • In new statement, Drexel U. defends ‘white genocide’ prof’s right to ‘freely express’ his opinion

    12/29/2016 8:07:33 PM PST · by kevcol · 51 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 29, 2016 | College Fix Staff
    In a new statement, Drexel University is more steadfast in its defense of Professor George Ciccariello-Maher’s right to express his opinion — however demented it may be. On Christmas Eve, the admitted “actual communist” had tweeted “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.”
  • Maryland Students Demand Ban of ‘American Sniper’

    12/27/2016 5:05:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies
    Lifezette ^ | December 14, 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    A coalition of 25 student groups at the University of Maryland have issued a letter to the school’s administrators containing 64 demands to help “marginalized student populations” feel more welcome on campus. Among the demands is a ban on public screenings of the film “American Sniper.” The group, who call themselves ProtectUMD, sent the letter in the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory, according the Diamondback student newspaper Monday. In response to Trump’s election, the student coalition demanded additional support and protection for minority groups — particularly the Muslim, illegal immigrant, pro-Palestinian, and LGBT communities. The Muslims students especially wished...
  • Debate Rages As University Stands By ‘Problem Of Whiteness’ Course

    12/24/2016 1:57:56 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 12/23/2016 | Amanda Jackson
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering a course next semester called “The Problem of Whiteness,” and it’s not sitting well with a Republican legislator. Wisconsin Rep. Dave Murphy, who is also the chairman of the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities, has asked the university to cancel the course, saying it prompts racial division. “I am extremely concerned that UW-Madison finds it appropriate to teach a course called, ‘The Problem of Whiteness,’ with the premise that white people are racist,” Murphy said in a statement this week. He even threatened to pull funding for the state university. The course, taught...
  • ‘The Atlantic’ Places Bush, Reagan Alongside Hitler, Pol Pot on ‘Worst Leader of All Time’ List

    12/24/2016 10:00:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 23, 2016 | Curtis Houch
    Set to appear in the January/February 2017 print issue, the responses published ranged from liberal authors to TV hosts to average readers of the monthly magazine and the people cited spanned nearly the duration of human history. . . . Ronald Reagan. Tens of thousands of gay men were wiped off the map simply because he refused to speak, much less act. What’s worse than ignoring a national health crisis while you stuff your face full of jelly beans and your wife reads her horoscope in the next room?
  • VIDEO: UVA students sign petition to ban Christmas

    12/19/2016 9:20:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 18, 2016 | Amber Athey and Cabot Phillips
    In this season’s most anticipated holiday spin-off, Campus Reform visits the University of Virginia dressed as “The Hipsters Who Stole Christmas.” With schools across the country outright banning even such innocuous Christmas decorations as evergreen trees and images of Santa because they could be interpreted as being “non-inclusive,” Campus Reform wanted to find out what students think of the idea.
  • UW [Wiasconsoin] students petition to shut down YAF, punish leaders [ed]

    12/19/2016 9:22:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 16, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    Students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison are demanding that their school’s administration put members of a conservative club “through intensive diversity training.” An online petition being circulated by the school’s “Student Coalition for Progress” condemns the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter on campus for hosting Ben Shapiro, whom they claim has “used his following and nationally syndicated media presence to deny the realities of systematic and institutional violence against Black and Brown people, sexual assault survivors, Muslims, LGBTQIA+ people, people with low income[s], people with differing abilities, undocumented immigrants, and anyone that [sic] is systematically targeted along identity...
  • The Anti-Trump Curriculum

    12/18/2016 11:07:29 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | December 16, 2016 | By Larry Sand
    While hysteria and fearmongering over the governance of a Republican president have become standard—George W. Bush was frequently referred to as “Bushitler”—present-day anti-Trumpers have taken the acrimony to another level. Sadly, public schools are on the frontlines. Just six days after the election, the teachers union in Los Angeles supported students who skipped school to protest the “politics of fear, racism and misogyny.” “As educators, as people spending every day with students and caring about each student’s future, we believe we have a sacred role in times like these,” the union said in a statement. Sacred? . . . San...
  • TRENDING: Universities work to purge male students of their ‘toxic’ masculinity

    12/15/2016 12:49:25 PM PST · by aquila48 · 69 replies
    College Fix ^ | NOVEMBER 2, 2016 | WILLIAM NARDI
    Universities across the nation are taking steps to actively purge male students of what’s been labeled “toxic masculinity.” Examples abound of campuses hosting training sessions, group meetings, lectures and other programs to effectively cleanse what many campus leaders and left-leaning scholars contend is an unhealthy masculinity in young men today. On campus, toxic masculinity is often blamed for sexual violence, body shaming, a “hyper-masculinized sporting culture,” acts of domestic terrorism and much more. For example, a class at Dartmouth College this semester, “The Orlando Syllabus,” identifies so-called toxic masculinity as playing a role in the mass murder spree at a...
  • Report: D.C. School Marching Bands Skipping Trump’s Inaugural Parade

    12/14/2016 7:03:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 141 replies
    YahooNews ^ | December 14, 2016 | Christopher Wilson
    Report: D.C. School Marching Bands Skipping Trump’s Inaugural Parade Christopher Wilson. For the first time in 20 years, no Washington, D.C., public school marching band will perform at the inaugural parade. According to a Wednesday report from NBC Washington, no local public schools submitted applications to perform in the parade. The original deadline was Nov. 28 but was extended to Dec. 5 to allow more time to apply. A D.C. public schools spokeswoman told the NBC affiliate that she was unaware of any band in the district that had applied to participate in the Jan. 20 parade. Other high schools...
  • Morning Joe Lauds Kristof’s Lashing of Academia’s ‘Liberal Bubble’

    12/12/2016 7:58:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The notion that American academia is a liberal bubble and echo chamber is nothing that Legal Insurrection hasn’t documented and decried a thousand times. But it is refreshing to hear that complaint coming from the lips . . . of a leading liberal journalist. Today’s Morning Joe devoted a segment to self-described liberal Nicholas Kristof’s New York Times column, “The Dangers of Echo Chambers on Campus.” Key lines: “We liberals . . . too often, we embrace diversity of all kinds except for ideological . . . We champion tolerance, except for conservatives and evangelical Christians. We want to be...
  • The Dangers of Echo Chambers on Campus

    12/11/2016 11:47:49 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12-19-16 | Nicholas Kristof
    (Snip) We liberals are adept at pointing out the hypocrisies of Trump, but we should also address our own hypocrisy in terrain we govern, such as most universities: Too often, we embrace diversity of all kinds except for ideological. Repeated studies have found that about 10 percent of professors in the social sciences or the humanities are Republicans. We champion tolerance, except for conservatives and evangelical Christians. We want to be inclusive of people who don’t look like us — so long as they think like us. (Snip) Whatever our politics, inhabiting a bubble makes us more shrill. Cass Sunstein,...
  • My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic

    12/03/2016 6:35:12 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Roger Pielke Jr
    Much to my surprise, I showed up in the WikiLeaks releases before the election. In a 2014 email, a staffer at the Center for American Progress, founded by John Podesta in 2003, took credit for a campaign to have me eliminated as a writer for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website. In the email, the editor of the think tank’s climate blog bragged to one of its billionaire donors, Tom Steyer: “I think it’s fair [to] say that, without Climate Progress, Pielke would still be writing on climate change for 538.”
  • SERIOUSLY? Ohio State Staffer Urges Sympathy For Terrorist Attacker

    11/29/2016 4:05:29 PM PST · by RummyChick · 97 replies
    hannity ^ | 11/29 | hannity
    A staff member at Ohio State University allegedly pleaded with Facebook friends to show a little sympathy for Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born terrorist behind Monday's attack that left nine people hospitalized. The since-deleted post attributed to Stephanie Clemons Thompson, Ohio State University Assistant Director of Residence Life, urged people to "find compassion for his life" and to "come together." The message also warned readers "DO NOT SHARE THIS POST."
  • Meet The Leftist Professor Who Wrote The 'Hit List' Of "Fake News" Sites

    11/22/2016 4:18:12 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 16 Nov 16 | Tyler Durden
    Merrimack College assistant professor Melissa Zimdars, author of the “fake news” list circulated online (Photo: Twitter)The mainstream media are going wild circulating a viral list of so-called “fake news” websites – and the list includes established news sites like WND, Zero Hedge, Breitbart, Red State, the Daily Wire and Project Veritas – but WND has found a leftist, Trump-bashing assistant professor in Massachusetts who specialized in “fat studies” is behind the effort to target and discredit legitimate news organizations.Meet Merrimack College Assistant Professor Melissa Zimdars, a 30-something self-identified feminist and activist who has expressed great dislike for President-elect Donald Trump...
  • Hateful 'Trump' Notes Allegedly Aimed at Student Were 'Fabricated,' University President Says

    11/22/2016 6:23:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | November 22, 2016 | Richard Ray
    Hateful notes and emails allegedly sent to a North Park University student were “fabricated,” the school’s president said Tuesday in a statement, and the woman who claimed they were aimed toward her is no longer enrolled at the school. “We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident” the university’s President David Parkyn said in a statement. The student, Taylor Volk, said on Nov. 14 she had received emails and notes taped to her door containing harassing, threatening language and mentions of President-elect Donald Trump. She...
  • Professors call Founding Fathers ‘terrorists,’ founding ideals a ‘fabrication’

    11/20/2016 2:43:59 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 11-16-16 | William Nardi - Roger Williams University
    A humanities course currently taught at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs teaches that the Founding Fathers were hypocrites, terrorists and money-hungry barons who used hyperbole and fear to rile up the colonists to revolt against England. The “Resistance and Revolution” class is co-taught by history lecturer Jared Benson and sociology instructor Nicholas Lee, who also suggest that it was Mikhail Gorbachev – not Ronald Reagan — who brought down the collapse of the Soviet Union, and that wealthy CEOs deserve to be in a “moral prison,” among many other assertions. Calling the Founding Fathers “terrorists,” Benson and Lee voice...
  • Virginia Universities Battling Free Speech

    11/19/2016 4:27:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2016 | James G. Robertson
    Three universities in Virginia associated with our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia, James Madison University, and George Mason University, are embroiled in free speech battles over what faculty, students, and employees can or cannot say. University of VirginiaLast week, UVa faculty released a letter to President Sullivan wherein they requested that she stop quoting Thomas Jefferson in mass emails to faculty, students, and employees. For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these e-mails undermines the message of unity, equality and civility that you are attempting to convey (here.) Ostensibly, the rationale had something to do...
  • [110 College] Presidents' Message to President-Elect [Trump]

    11/18/2016 4:33:31 PM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 59 replies
    Inside Higher Ed ^ | November 18, 2016 | Scott Jaschik
    One hundred and ten college and university presidents have issued a joint letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him to forcefully “condemn and work to prevent the harassment, hate and acts of violence that are being perpetrated across our nation, sometimes in your name, which is now synonymous with our nation’s highest office.” This action is needed, the presidents write, because of the incidents taking place nationwide, including many on college campuses. “In our schools, on job sites and college campuses, on public streets and in coffee shops, members of our communities, our children, our families, our neighbors, our students...
  • Newton Falls School Board to investigate Trump controversy

    11/18/2016 7:23:54 PM PST · by fone · 31 replies
    WFMJ.com Youngstown Ohio ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Michelle Nicks
    NEWTON FALLS, Ohio - Two students at Newton Falls Junior High say they were removed from class by a teacher and received an in school suspension after displaying materials in support of Donald Trump. Now after pressure from parents and a local attorney, Newton Falls School Board members say they will investigate the matter. 21 News talked to Shayne Battison. He is one of several 8th grade students at Newton Falls Junior High who say they felt bullied by the science teacher the day after the election. ...I had a Trump like sticker on my notebook and she said that...