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  • Los Angeles Middle School Faces Budget Cut For Having Too Many White People

    03/27/2017 7:02:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2017 | Amber Randall
    Los Angeles parents are outraged after their middle school announced budget cuts because there are too many white students, according to Sunday reports. Walter Reed Middle School announced there would be layoffs and larger classes because the school’s white student body is too big, reports ABC 7. The Los Angeles Unified School District gives schools money only if white students make up no more than thirty percent of the student population. Walter Reed Middle School’s white population increased heavily over the past few years, leading to the budget cut announcement. Parents remained unhappy with the announcement, citing concerns for their...
  • Professor Recorded in Anti-Trump Rant Gets Faculty of the Year Award

    03/27/2017 2:48:21 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 34 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Orange Coast College has given its top award for instructors this year to Olga Perez-Stable Cox, the professor caught on camera calling Donald Trump’s election “an act of terrorism” during her human sexuality course in December. Faculty at the college vote to give the award each year, and the recipient normally gives a speech at commencement. But according to the Orange Coast Register, Cox has accepted the honor but declined to speak; a spokesman from the faculty union said she made the decision because “she did not want to distract from students.” After the video went viral and was featured...
  • NYU Attorney: We Must "Wash Away the Blackface of White Librarianship"

    03/25/2017 12:29:18 PM PDT · by rightistight · 95 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/25/17 | Aurelius
    April Hathcock, an attorney and NYU librarian, argues that "whiteness... has permeated every aspect of librarianship" and must be "dismantled." Her article, titled "White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS," offers ways to "correct for whiteness" in the field of librarians. "It is no secret that librarianship has traditionally been and continues to be a profession dominated by whiteness," Ms. Hathcock begins her piece. "In this article, I use “whiteness” to refer not only to the socio-cultural differential of power and privilege that results from categories of race and ethnicity;" she writes. "It also stands as a marker for...
  • Higher Education: No Safe Spaces for Conservatives

    03/24/2017 9:21:26 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 24, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    It would appear that higher education has become a Politically Correct caricature of itself.  Yet for an increasing number of students, this is no laughing matter, for academia’s ceaseless drift toward the abyss of far-left ideology has been accompanied by an increase in threats of violence. College campuses in many places have become dangerous for certain kinds of students. Specifically, they have become dangerous for conservative students.
  • Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

    03/24/2017 5:03:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2017 | Alex Newman
    The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the explosive message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one of America's top Christian radio programs.Dr. James Dobson, one...
  • NC State Sponsors Event to Let Students Know that White People are Racist

    03/23/2017 4:16:29 PM PDT · by rightistight · 35 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/23/17 | Aurelius
    As part of "Diversity Education Week," NC State’s Union Activities Board hosted an event today called "Dear White People," in which white students are told directly that they are racist. The signs ranged from asking white people if they have read the 13th Amendment to statements that said that "dating a black person to piss off your parents is a form of racism." Another sign read, "Dear White People: Are you tired of your hum drum, Wonderbread existence of accidental racism and wishing you could sip on Henny out yo crunk cup without a [expletive] giving you the side-eye? Course...
  • Orange Coast College honors anti-Trump instructor Olga Cox, but she turns it down

    03/22/2017 5:33:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 22, 2017 | Roxana Kopetman
    COSTA MESA – The community college instructor who called Trump’s election “an act of terrorism” during class was named faculty Colleague of the Year – but she turned down the honor. Orange Coast College’s Olga Perez Stable Cox, 66, wants to avoid the national attention that hounded her after videos of her lambasting the new administration went viral in December, school officials said Wednesday. “She didn’t want the same level of attention and scrutiny,” said Doug Bennett, Orange Coast’s executive director of college advancement.
  • Scholar: White People Acknowledge Privilege to Make Themselves Feel Good, Avoid Addressing Racism

    03/21/2017 10:08:48 AM PDT · by bar sin·is·ter · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20, 2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    Scholar Claire Lockard argues in a new work that white people who acknowledge their privilege are less likely to engage in actual anti-racism efforts. In her work, “Unhappy Confessions: The Temptation of Admitting to White Privilege,” recent Emory graduate and Elon University scholar Claire Lockard argues that acknowledgments of white privilege or racism are “pleasurable to enact but ultimately reinforce white people’s feelings of goodness and allow them to avoid addressing this racism.” In the abstract for her work, Lockard explains how an admission of white privilege could lead to a complacency that leads individuals away from anti-racist activism.
  • Why the Central Valley votes more conservative

    03/17/2017 9:14:17 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2-23-17 | Victor Davis Hanson
    (Skip) I work at Stanford University but live on a farm between Fresno and Visalia. What one place values does not necessarily mean much in the other. Writing an essay no more impresses my rural neighbors than knowing how to drive a tractor or use a chainsaw is of interest to my Palo Alto colleagues. Rural people who mine, log, farm and build hold a tragic view that they are always but a day away from nature’s revenge — drought, flood or storm — and that the human experience is always a war of sorts. In part, the rural backlash...
  • Liberals Cannot Condemn Campus Rioters Because They Created Them

    03/15/2017 5:17:20 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3-15-17 | Mark A. Signorelli
    Dostoyevsky’s “The Demons,” one of the finest political novels ever written, tells the story of Stepan Verkhovensky: an amiable, if faintly ridiculous, scholar idling in the provinces of Russia. As a young man, Stepan flirted with the liberal ideas of his day, publishing an article in a “progressive journal” and aiding in a translation of the socialist Charles Fourier. He even grew convinced for a time that the government was watching him closely (and grows very annoyed to find out that they do not care the least bit about him). Evidently allured by the chicness of radical ideas, Stepan is...
  • 5 Ways to Teach About Climate Change in Your Classroom

    03/15/2017 2:02:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    National Education Association ^ | March 14, 2017 | Mary Ellen Flannery
    Here’s a fact: In 2016, Earth reached its highest temperature on record, trouncing the record set just a year earlier in 2015, which beat the previous record set in 2014. Our planet is warming, and its temperatures are fast heading toward levels that scientists believe will threaten humans and the natural world. Another fact: Educators need to help students learn about climate change, caused by human activity. But how do we do it in a way that engages and inspires them?
  • Dennis Prager: Some on the Left Now Criticize the Students They Created

    03/14/2017 9:31:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 14, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    In the last few weeks, there has been a spate of columns by writers on the left condemning the left-wing college students who riot, take over university buildings and shout down speakers with whom they differ... Here's the problem: It is the left that transformed universities into the moral and intellectual wastelands most are now...
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON U. TEACHES THAT ONLY WHITES CAN BE RACIST

    03/10/2017 7:03:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 9, 2017 | Pual Mirengoff
    friend and Power Line reader sent me this excerpt from a study guide used at George Washington University in the class of one of his children: Prejudice + Power = Racism * Racism, however, requires institutional power * In the U.S. white people alone hold the institutional power to discriminate on the basis of race * Political power (representation, law, judges) * Economic (wealth, income, banks, CEOs) * Social (media, representation, culture norms)
  • Obama's Snowflakes

    03/09/2017 4:57:12 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 9, 2017 | Karin McQuillan
    As President Trump focuses on jobs, Barack Obama’s oddness as a President is thrown into relief.  How little we heard about jobs during Obama’s two terms -- not even jobs in the inner city.  We did hear a great deal about racism and sexism and homophobia on college campuses.  On college campuses?    The media created the impression that Obama didn’t do much as president besides fundraise and play golf.  He was actually both busy and effective in radicalizing his chosen identity groups. It is not necessary for the hard-left to win over a majority of their targeted demographics.  They...
  • Guess which departments refuse to sign faculty free-speech principles at Middlebury

    03/09/2017 8:46:00 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 14 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 3-8-17 | Greg Piper
    (Skip) the signatories are not close to evenly spread between departments at the Vermont liberal arts college, as University of Chicago Political Science Prof. Charles Lipson notes in a Wednesday post on Zip Dialog, a group blog. Most of Stanger’s poli sci colleagues signed, and Parini’s departmental colleagues “signed in larger numbers than most departments,” Lipson writes: Support from literature departments would not happen at most universities. That it did at Middlebury may reflect the kind of department Parini helped build or simply his colleagues’ friendship. Who signed the petition beyond faculty in Political Science and Literature? The bulk were...
  • Unite behind human rights and vote yes to divest

    03/08/2017 8:37:52 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    Daily Illini ^ | 3/8 | Muhammad Yousuf
    Alleging divestment is anti-Semitic depends on the conflation of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. Our critiques of Israel’s practices are not attacking people of the Jewish faith or heritage.
  • Dr. Jordan Peterson -- Beyond Marxism & Postmodernism (35min video)

    03/07/2017 9:08:19 PM PST · by aquila48 · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/3/17 | Tim Hayes (Dr. Jordan Peterson)
    (Great, passionate lecture on the scourge of Postmodernism that has taken over the colleges and is making its way into the rest of society, resulting in the rotting away of our culture before our very eyes. Explains what it is, its relationship to marxism and how it's brought about identity politics... and what to do about it. Well worth the time. For those who don't know, Dr. Peterson is a professor of psychology at McGill university in Canada and is a courageous and outspoken enemy of political correctness. Once you see this video you'll want to see more of his...
  • Whites-only group explores its 'racist superiority' at MIT

    03/07/2017 10:11:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 7, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) now has a “White Person’s Accountability Group” to help white people understand their “roles both in perpetuating systemic racism and in dismantling it.” According to a copy of the group’s mission statement, it was formed in reaction to the notorious “White Privilege Conference,” during which “a mixed-race group of MIT community members” realized “how different their experience had been in the WPC [White Privilege Conference] space and that there was a lot they could do with other white people to dismantle internal and structural racism.”
  • The Battle of Middlebury: What happened at the small college is a harbinger of what's to come

    03/07/2017 10:26:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2017 | Rich Lowry
    At Middlebury College last week, Charles Murray needed a safe space — literally. In a significant escalation of the campus speech wars, protesters hooted down the conservative scholar in a lecture hall and then roughed up a Middlebury faculty member who was escorting him to a car. The Middlebury administration commendably tried to do the right thing and stand by Murray’s right to be heard, but was overwhelmed by a yowling mob with all the manners and intellectual openness of a gang of British soccer hooligans. Sometime soon, we may yearn for the days when college students were merely childish...
  • Reflections on the revolution in Middlebury

    03/06/2017 11:43:48 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    AEI ^ | 3-5-17 | Charles Murray
    A few months ago, AEI’s student group at Middlebury College invited me to speak on the themes in Coming Apart and how they relate to the recent presidential election. Professor Allison Stanger of the Political Science Department agreed to serve as moderator of the Q&A and to ask the first three questions herself. About a week before the event, plans for protests began to emerge, encouraged by several faculty members. Their logic was that since I am a racist, a white supremacist, a white nationalist, a pseudoscientist whose work has been discredited, a sexist, a eugenicist, and (this is a...
  • Teacher ‘Reassigned’ After Praising Trump Action On Immigration

    02/21/2017 6:04:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    EAG News ^ | 02/21/17 | VICTOR SKINNER
    NAPLES, Fla. – An elementary school teacher in Collier County, Florida was reassigned to administrative duties over a Facebook post during the “Day Without Immigrants” protest last Thursday.   Parkside Elementary School computer lab instructor Veronica Fleming linked to a Chicago Tribune story about the nationwide protest and offered her take on the situation.   “The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been. Looks like less mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad to hear about massive deportation....
  • Swedish Library Bans Factual Book on Immigration, Says Contents are ‘Contrary to Human Rights’

    02/21/2017 8:54:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    A library in Sweden’s capital is refusing to stock Kurdish economist Tino Sanandaji’s “sincere and evidence-driven analysis” of the country’s immigration policy because the book ‘supports racism’. An examination into the results of mass migration to Sweden over recent decades, ‘Mass Challenge’ was topping Sweden’s book charts within days of its release earlier this month. Sanandaji’s analysis of the nation’s large-scale importation of people from the third world, the resulting social problems and the effects on Sweden’s economy, is based on facts sourced from Statistics Sweden, the National Crime Prevention Council, the National Board of Health and other mainstream and...
  • Parents question seventh-grade lesson on Islam

    02/21/2017 9:11:50 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 29 replies
    New Jersey Hills Media Group ^ | 02/10/2017 | KATHY SHWIFF
    Two parents raised questions about the way seventh-graders are taught about Islam during the school board meeting Thursday, Feb. 6. Borough residents Nancy Geyer and Libby Hilsenrath said the social studies curriculum includes two videos and other materials that go in-depth about Islamic practices, prayer and holidays and display the statement, “There is no God except Allah.” {..snip..}
  • Why Professors Object to Being Recorded

    02/21/2017 4:19:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    After the election of Donald Trump as president, a professor at Orange Coast College in California, Olga Perez Stable Cox, went into an extended hate-rant against the president-elect. Among other things, she described the Trump election as an “act of terrorism,” labelled him a “white supremacist” and called Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence “one of the most anti-gay humans in this country.” And this wasn’t even a political science class in which one might expect political talk, no matter how irresponsible. Stable Cox is a professor of human sexuality. When a student who recorded the diatribe posted the recording on social media,...
  • 'President Trump is very superior and _____': Father of sixth-grade student is outraged

    02/20/2017 2:25:45 PM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 19, 2017 | Karen Ruiz
    The father of a sixth-grade student from Paulo Intermediate School in Staten Island was outraged to see his 11-year-old daughter's assignment turned political. The student's English teacher is under fire after slipping an anti-Trump question into the girl's homework. The homework sheet contained a fill-in-the-blank portion where students were asked to provide vocabulary terms from a box of words for sentences about Donald Trump and Barack Obama. The lines read: 'President Trump speaks in a very superior and _________ manner insulting many people. He needs to be more __________ so that the American people respect and admire him.' The correct...
  • College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A 'Racist,' 'Unjust Language Structure'

    02/20/2017 11:47:53 AM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 20, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    University of Washington Tacoma - An "antiracist" poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is "racist" and an "unjust language structure," promising to prioritize rhetoric over "grammatical 'correctness.'" The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma's Writing Center, states "racism is the normal condition of things," declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society. "Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent 'standard' of English," proclaims the writing center's statement. "Language is constantly changing. These two facts make it very...
  • 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.