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  • Students harass white professor for refusing to leave campus on anti-white ‘Day of Absence’

    05/26/2017 6:40:12 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 5/25/2017 | GREG PIPER - ASSOCIATE EDITOR
    Popular atheist author calls them a ‘cult’ Racism is alive and well at Evergreen State College – and its target is white people who refuse to apologize for being white. Students at the Washington liberal arts school, whose main claim to fame is alumnus and Simpsons creator Matt Groening, harassed Biology Prof. Bret Weinstein because he refused to leave campus for the annual “Day of Absence” April 12, The Washington Times reports. Incredibly, they are trying to get him fired. Evergreen State practices explicit and institutional racial segregation once a year. Typically nonwhite students and faculty leave campus (to show...
  • Middlebury College Disciplines 67 Students for Murray Protests

    05/24/2017 7:23:40 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 11 replies
    Seven Days ^ | May 24, 2017
    Middlebury College has disciplined 67 students after its investigation into the disruption of a March 2 lecture by controversial author Charles Murray, the school announced Tuesday. The sanctions range "from probation to official college discipline, which places a permanent record in the student’s file," the school said in a statement. Murray attempted to lecture in the McCullough Student Center about his 2012 book, Coming Apart. Murray is better known for his 1994 book, The Bell Curve, which sought to correlate social inequality to genetics. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled his work "racist pseudoscience."
  • Cal State University Republicans under Fire, Accused of Hate Speech

    05/13/2017 5:50:04 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 13 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 5/13/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Cal State Fullerton Students for Quality Education (SQE) are calling for a “hate Speech” investigation into an Instagram parody allegedly mocking SQE, “Latinx” students, and Cinco de Mayo, according to a report in the Daily Titan. In a bold move, College Republicans President Chris Boyle acknowledged his members are behind the parody account @RealSQE but offered no apologies.
  • Cairo Embassy Statement in Tune with Obama U.N. Resolution

    09/18/2012 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 9/13/12 | Helle Dale
    The statement Tuesday from the U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizing to Muslims and condemning “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims”—even as an angry, threatening mob was gathering outside the embassy compound—was no aberration. Though subsequently denounced by both the White House and the State Department, it has to be seen as part and parcel of Obama Administration policy, and it is not surprising at all that it would be the first reaction of the embassy’s communication staff. As recently as December 19, 2011, the U.S. voted for and was instrumental in passing “U.N....
  • A Free Speech Tipping Point

    05/07/2017 4:51:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 7, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Many people have called for changes on college campuses. To a certain extent this has been treated with humor-based dismissal. The branding of these children acting in a petulant manner is referred to as "snowflakes." But now we have reached a dangerous tipping point that threatens to destroy the freedoms we all savor as part of our heritage. This occurred when Ann Coulter was stopped from speaking at U.C. Berkeley. It was really terrible when others were stopped from speaking because of obnoxious behavior or actual physical violence. For example, a speech by Milos Yiannopoulos was stopped because of protests...
  • Free Speech For Me, But Not For Thee

    05/04/2017 8:58:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 4, 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    “Liberal censorship” is technically an oxymoron. But today liberal censorship is a common reality.Where once free speech reigned on college campuses and in other secular institutions (or at least it was so thought), today you have the totalitarianism of political correctness. Say the wrong thing, and you may be fired.Dissenting Justice Samuel Alito said after the Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision in June 2015: “I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as...
  • “Islamophobia” “expert” ...tries to get Robert Spencer blocked from speaking at Gettysburg College

    05/04/2017 8:38:04 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 3, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Imagine wasting your life being an expert on “Islamophobia,” a propaganda term coined to intimidate people into thinking it wrong to oppose jihad terror. In earlier ages, Todd Green would be penning tomes about how opposing the Nazis makes you a bigot who hates all Germans. He and other “Islamophobia” “experts” who make their living slandering and defaming those who oppose jihad terror, which will only have the effect of enabling more jihad terror. How they can live with themselves, as the body count steadily rises, is beyond me.
  • Campus High Jinks and the First Amendment

    05/04/2017 7:43:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | May 4, 2017 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Well, she did not show up. I am talking about Ann Coulter, the svelte conservative firebrand who was invited to speak at the University of California, Berkeley, and, inadvertently, to show the assembled coeds how a stylish blond dresses. But then, she was disinvited. Hold on -- she was, of a sudden, re-invited but only under certain university conditions. Confusion ensued. Then the speech was lost in the swelling controversy. According to Coulter, "I looked over my shoulder, and my allies had joined the other team." Her allies were presumably members of the Young Americas Foundation. Honestly, I...
  • Trump order to ease ban on political activity by churches

    05/03/2017 8:06:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2017 | Steve Holland
    President Donald Trump will take executive action on Thursday to ease a ban on political activity by churches and other tax-exempt institutions as part of an order on religious liberties, a senior White House official said on Wednesday. Trump's executive order to mark the National Day of Prayer will also mandate regulatory relief to religious employers that object to contraception, such as Little Sisters of the Poor, the official said in a briefing.
  • Another Liberal for Free Speech

    05/03/2017 7:55:16 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 3, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We have noted that the assault on the first amendment on campus is getting so bad that even liberals are starting to notice. One of them is actually doing something about it, and he’s young! "I can remember a tutorial that I was in, a course on the history of racial and sexual violence in the United States," Zachary R. Wood, a junior at Williams College said in an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education. "The professor was brilliant, and I learned a lot from her." "But she came into class with the assumption that there was nothing to...
  • UC Berkeley Student Leader: Police Protecting Campus Free Speech Brings ‘Trauma’ To Minorities

    05/03/2017 4:48:36 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 1-May-2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Full Title: UC Berkeley Student Leader: Police Protecting Campus Free Speech Brings ‘Trauma’ To Minorities A University of California student senator who deemed the cancelled Ann Coulter speech a “violent conversation” has complained the police presence on campus brings “trauma” to minority students. On Sunday, a student-run publication, The Daily Californian, published an article about the security measures UC Berkeley and the local police department took after the protest broke out last Thursday following the cancellation of Ann Coulter’s speech. According to the article, almost 300 police officers were present in order to prevent any potential violence.
  • Stephen Colbert Should Hire a Good Lawyer

    05/02/2017 4:38:18 PM PDT · by ckinv368 · 58 replies
    Kinvig on Politics ^ | 5-2-2017 | Cameron Kinvig
    There comes a time within the bounds of human decency and national consciousness where the populace needs to stand up and declare that “enough is enough.” With regard to the political discourse in America, that time is now. On the evening of May 1, late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert decided to push well beyond the confines of acceptable political dialogue. When speaking of Trump’s first 100 days in office, he dove deep into the realm of crass, witless, maliciously defamatory humor that is neither acceptable within our honorable society nor protected by the Constitution of the United States. In...
  • The lies we were told about who would silence free speech

    05/02/2017 6:48:52 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 28, 2017 | John Kass
    The lie we were told as kids was this: The end of American liberty would come at the hands of the political right. Conservatives would take away our right to speak our minds, and use the power of government to silence dissent. The right would intimidate our teachers and professors, and coerce the young. And then, with the universities in thrall, with control of the apparatus of the state (and the education bureaucracy), the right would have dominion over a once-free people. Some of us were taught this in school. Others, who couldn't be bothered to read books, were fed...
  • The Know-Nothing Campus ‘Protest’ Movement

    04/30/2017 10:39:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04.30.17 10:00 PM ET | John McWhorter
    So, Ann Coulter didn’t speak at UC-Berkeley last week when she could not be assured protection from potentially violent protesters. Whew! Catastrophe averted—thank God she didn’t get to… what? Advocate “fascism”? No: Mussolini would recognize little to none of his ideology in Coulter’s opinions. Yet still, there was the issue of what Coulter would have “fostered,” right? But she “fosters” whatever she fosters 24/7 on top-rated television shows and in a weekly column. Speaking to a few hundred people one night on a college campus, though, would have led to some kind of phase shift in her influence? Of course...
  • A Road Map for Dealing With Campus Radicals

    04/28/2017 5:22:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 28, 2017 | Mona Charen
    Jonathan Haidt is a member of one of America's smallest fraternities -- those who attempt to see beyond their own prejudices. In the left-leaning Chronicle of Higher Education, he notes that "intimidation is the new normal" on college campuses. The examples are well-known: The shout-down/shutdown of Heather Mac Donald at Claremont McKenna College; the riots sparked by Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley; the experience of Charles Murray at Middlebury College, where he and professor Allison Stanger were physically assaulted by a mob. Stanger was sent to the hospital with injuries. She said she feared for her life. Haidt writes: "We are...
  • This Is War

    04/30/2017 4:53:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 30, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Republicans never have been particularly good at the culture war. Sure, they won battles here and there. But even most of those victories turned into losses through court decisions anyway. Now we’re in the midst of the ultimate battle in the culture war – the battle for the First Amendment – and if Republicans don’t recognize this is a war and fight like their existence depends on victory, nothing else will matter. If you had told me five years ago that, in 2017, we’d be debating the nature of free speech and whether American citizens could be blocked from speaking...
  • Exclusive—FCC Chairman Pai: ‘We Need an Open and Free Internet for the 21st Century’

    04/28/2017 6:43:08 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2017 | Sean Moran
    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that an open and free internet is vital for America in the 21st century. During a speech at the Newseum on Wednesday, Pai said he plans to roll back the net-neutrality regulations and to restore the light-touch regulatory system established by President Bill Clinton and Congressional Republicans by the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Net neutrality passed under former Democrat Tom Wheeler’s FCC in 2010. The rule, known as the Open Internet Order, reclassified the internet as a public monopoly. Critics chided the rule, stating that it would...
  • Rand Says Congress ‘Should Think About’ Whether It Should Send Money to 'Universities...

    04/28/2017 10:06:11 AM PDT · by rhett october · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “I think that Congress, and the people who appropriate the money, we should think about whether or not we should be sending money to universities that only have one set of speech.” When asked if he thought the “federal government, Donald Trump” could “impound” funds that would go a place like UC-Berkeley, Rand answered, “I think if it were a liberal president, and they were shutting down speech, they could probably do it. I don’t think that — I don’t think impounding funds is probably going to...
  • No. Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start...

    04/28/2017 9:30:13 AM PDT · by Syncro · 43 replies ^ | Apr 27, 2017 at 4:18 PM EDT | Anthony Gockowski
    A Northern Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start of one of his classes. A Northern Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start of one of his classes, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform.In a recording of the February incident, provided to Campus Reform by Kevin Cavanaugh for Congress, Mark Holden explains the situation to History Department Chair Derek Heng, who had been called in by the instructor, Dr. Heather Martel, after Holden had refused her request that he put his Bible...
  • Liberal Thought Police Getting Scarier

    04/28/2017 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | April 28, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    The totalitarian left is emboldened by its selective suppression of speech. Just as scary is the deluded thought process that inspires its Stalinism. Recognizing its inability to compete in the marketplace of ideas, the left has been chipping away for years at the concept of free speech. You have to give leftists points for cleverness, not to mention persistence, because they don't openly advocate censoring conservative speech as such. They pretend to be protecting some greater good or preventing imminent harm to certain groups. When they failed in talk radio, they resurrected the Fairness Doctrine, which is euphemistically disguised as...