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  • Yale University will keep college named for John C. Calhoun despite protests

    04/28/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 28, 2016
    Yale University announced Wednesday it will keep the name of a residential college named after 19-th century alumnus and slavery supporter John C. Calhoun, but will eliminate the title of “master” for faculty members. The Ivy League university said it was preserving the name of Calhoun College, despite fierce protests that called for the removal of Calhoun’s name to confront the history of slavery in the U.S.
  • U.S. Currency Goes PC – Harriet Tubman Displaces Old Hickory

    04/27/2016 5:56:25 PM PDT · by massmike · 48 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 04/27/2016 | Don Feder
    The Democratic Party is poised to change the name of its annual fundraisers from The Jefferson and Jackson Day Dinners to the Harriet Tubman and the Artist Formerly Known as Prince Day Dinners, where crow will be served to atone for the sins of slavery and misogyny and celebrate the triumph of racial- and gender-identity politics over reality. Not really. But the $20 bill is about to get a pc makeover, with Harriet Tubman, an obscure figure in U.S. history (an escaped slave who aided the Underground Railroad), replacing the 7th president of the United States, a man who gave...
  • Bathroom Wars Goal: Humiliate the Normal Majority

    04/27/2016 8:03:02 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/23/2016 | John Hayward
    Welcome to life in totalitarian America, where even going to the bathroom and identifying the sex of an adult have now become intensely political acts. Totalitarianism is about the politicization of everything, and once people’s careers can be destroyed by the New Bathroom Order if they publicly object to the once-bizarre idea of men in the ladies’ room–we’re there. Ask the now-unemployed Curt Schilling. Totalitarianism is about using force to gain political goals. You can’t get more coercive than forcing the vast majority of people to endorse the utterly bizarre just to accommodate the allegedly hurt feelings of an almost...
  • Fort Cognitive Dissonance – The US Army’s New Home

    04/26/2016 11:58:04 PM PDT · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 26, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the H.G. Wells novel, The Time Machine, the Eloi, are a brain dead, zombie like community who put up no resistance as they are hunted and destroyed by the evil Morlocks. Today’s active duty Army is starting to resemble the Eloi as they willingly accept every absurd, destructive directive from the Morlocks in the Pentagon and the White House, while operating in a trance from reveille to taps every day. The Army’s leaders, from the Chief of Staff down to senior NCO’s (non-commissioned officers, aka sergeants) are suffering from a massive case of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive Dissonance is defined...
  • Andrew Shaw Suspended One Game for Use of Homophobic Slur During Hawks Game

    04/21/2016 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 46 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lauren Petty
    Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur twice during Tuesday night’s playoff loss against the St. Louis Blues. The league announced the suspension Wednesday along with a $5,000 fine for "directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials" during the game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training, according to the NHL. The suspension means Shaw will miss Game 5 of the team's series against the Blues, where they are facing elimination.
  • Trump: Putting Tubman on $20 bill "pure political correctness"

    04/21/2016 7:31:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday came out against removing former President Andrew Jackson from the front of the $20 bill, saying "pure political correctness" is behind the move. "Andrew Jackson had a great history and I think it's very rough when you take somebody off the bill," Trump said during a town hall interview on NBC's "Today" show.
  • Joe Paterno statue taken down (July 2012)

    04/13/2016 9:52:00 PM PDT · by Hostage · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 23, 2012 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed "secure location," Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced. Erickson also said the Paterno name will remain on the university's library.
  • Campus Lunacy, Part II

    04/05/2016 3:07:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Professor Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He recently wrote an article titled "The hypocrisy behind the student renaming craze." Students, often with the blessing of faculty, have discovered that names for campus buildings and holidays do not always fit politically correct standards for race, class and sex. Stanford students have demanded the renaming of buildings, malls and streets bearing the name of the recently canonized Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Franciscan priest who was often unkind to American Indians. Harvard Law School is getting rid of its seal because it bears...
  • Susquehanna U drops Crusaders nickname

    04/03/2016 7:51:00 AM PDT · by Buttons12 · 41 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/05/15 | Brianna Buczkowski
    Following a vote from the Board of Trustees, Susquehanna University is the latest institution whose mascot, the Crusaders, must go due to concern over potential offensiveness and negative connotations. Citing "growing concern and sensitivity" to ensure sure the campus remains "welcoming and inclusive..." ...Last spring, the Susquehanna University student government ran a poll among the student body with a squirrel winning by over 50 percent of the votes. "I don’t know if squirrels are exactly that presence that we needed," said Junior Paris Campbell to the student newspaper, also titled The Crusader. Despite the petition and seemingly apathetic student body,...
  • At least FIFTY ISIS supporters are working as baggage handlers at Brussels airport

    03/31/2016 8:05:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/31/2016 | JOHN STEVENS
    Police at Brussels airport have claimed at least 50 Islamic State supporters are working there as baggage handlers, cleaners and catering staff. In an astonishing open letter, the officers said they have warned about the terrorist sympathisers whose security badges give them access to planes, but they remain employed. The airport police, who are threatening to go on strike because of security deficiencies, also said they have raised the issue of terrorists scouting the airport to plan possible attacks. The extraordinary claims come after the Mail reported how the family of two of the bombers involved in the attacks last...
  • WTAE-TV's Wendy Bell fired over racially inflammatory Facebook posts

    03/30/2016 1:40:26 PM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 60 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 3/30/16 | Maria Sciullo
    WTAE-TV news anchor Wendy Bell has been fired after a recent public apology from the station regarding a post on her Facebook page. A statement made today from Hearst Television, the station's parent company, reads "WTAE has ended its relationship with anchor Wendy Bell. Wendy's recent comments on a WTAE Facebook page were inconsistent with the company's ethics and journalistic standards."
  • Shocker: University of Missouri facing budget shortfall after political correctness engulfed campus

    03/28/2016 4:34:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2016 | Matt Vespa
    So, after the whole mess surrounding the poop swastika; instances of harassment that were allegedly racially-motivated, though unverifiable since they occurred off campus; and a professor who was charged with assaulting a student reporter at protests over said events has a caused a budget shortfall at the University of Missouri. I know, totally shocking, right? (via Daily Caller): The University of Missouri (MU) is losing about 1500 students and is facing a huge $32 million budget shortfall four months after it attracted national attention as the site of massive race-based campus protests.“I am writing to you today to confirm...
  • Walter Williams: Campus Lunacy

    03/28/2016 3:22:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 30, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant...
  • Brit arrested for allegedly anti-Muslim tweet after Brussels attack

    03/24/2016 10:57:43 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 37 replies
    time.com ^ | 1:10 AM ET | Rishi Iyengar
    A British man who posted an allegedly anti-Muslim message on Twitter following Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels has been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.
  • Female Researcher: We Must Make STEM Courses ‘Less Competitive’ to Be More ‘Inclusive’ of Women

    03/23/2016 7:01:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | March 22, 2016 | Katherine Timpf
    A doctoral candidate at the University of North Dakota published a paper suggesting that we should make Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses more “inclusive” of women by making then “less competitive,” which is about the most sexist thing I’ve ever heard. “There is an opportunity for STEM courses to reduce the perception of courses as difficult and unfriendly through language use in the syllabi, and also as a guide for how to use less competitive teaching methods and grading profiles that could improve the experience of female students,” Laura Parson wrote in the paper.
  • Political Correctness More Deadly than ISIS

    03/22/2016 1:52:26 PM PDT · by upsdriver · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2015 | Brian Joondeph
    Which is a bigger threat to America? Terrorists or political correctness? Seems like an easy answer. PC is just an idea, whereas terrorists shoot people and blow things up. But which is easier to stop or contain? I contend that if the PC movement went away, America would have a much easier time fighting terrorism. Meaning that political correctness will be our undoing, despite the best efforts of intelligence, law enforcement, and the military.
  • All Marines to Get 'Unconscious Bias' Training as Women Join Infantry

    03/21/2016 6:26:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Military.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    Marines across the Corps will be challenged on their unconscious prejudices and presuppositions as women get the opportunity to become grunts for the first time. The Marine Corps is rolling out mandatory training for all Marines before the first future female rifleman hits boot camp, aiming to set conditions for a smooth transition and head off cultural resistance. Mobile training teams will be dispatched to installations across the Corps throughout May and June to offer a two-day seminar to majors and lieutenant colonels, Col. Anne Weinberg, deputy director of the Marine Corps Force Innovation Office, told reporters Thursday. Those officers...
  • Social Media Data Reveals America’s Most Politically Correct and Prejudiced States

    03/18/2016 1:47:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 17, 2016 | JOEY STIPEK,
    Social media provides a raw look at the American psyche, biases and prejudices included. One website decided to take a look at just how biased and prejudiced parts of the country were and were not. Abodo, an apartment hunting site, examined 12 million tweets made between June 2014 until December 2015. The website searched for homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic, and other types of slurs, and was able to identify areas where those people lived. Adobo then filtered the categories by gender, learning disabilities, location, and race. Among the ten worst offenders of derogatory and prejudiced language in the United States...
  • Political Correctness and the Death of the West

    03/17/2016 11:54:49 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    American Rattlesnake, ^ | March 17, 2016 | Vlad Tepes
    Paul Weston’s speech, unfortunately, has been removed from Youtube. However, watching this question and answer session-while you still can-will be an illuminating experience, rest assured. The lecture he had originally planned to deliver was quashed, naturally, by brutal, anti-Western thugs who happen to make their habitation in Canada. Illustrating, once again, the obstacles we face in spreading the truth about the greatest threat to Western civilization in the contemporary era.
  • Maryland Senate OKs state song changes, cuts 'Northern scum'

    03/17/2016 2:17:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 17, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Brian Witte
    Maryland lawmakers took a step Thursday toward scrubbing references to “Northern scum” and other Civil War-era phrases from the official state song. The Maryland Senate voted 37-8 for the changes, while also recognizing “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state’s historic song. Supporters of the measure, which now goes to the House, said it was a compromise that removes offensive language and recognizes history. …
  • Hamilton May Stay on the $10 Bill, Thanks to Help From Broadway

    03/17/2016 8:33:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2016 | Michael Paulson
    Has “Hamilton” saved Hamilton? Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” said on Wednesday that he had received assurances from Jacob J. Lew, secretary of the Treasury, that admirers of Alexander Hamilton would not be disappointed by a forthcoming redesign of the $10 bill. Mr. Lew has said that he wanted to add a woman’s image to that bill, which now features Hamilton’s portrait. That plan has won support from many, but there have also been complaints from those who don’t want to see Hamilton, the country’s first Treasury secretary, replaced.
  • UC proposal on intolerance says 'anti-Zionism' is unacceptable on campus (PC patrol)

    03/16/2016 1:40:35 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 15th 2016 | Teresa Watanabe
    University of California officials are proposing to include "anti-Zionism" as a form of discrimination that is unacceptable on campus, according to a long-awaited draft statement on intolerance released Tuesday. The inclusion immediately drew sharply divergent reactions, with pro-Israel groups hailing it as a needed step to protect Jewish students from hostility and those supporting Palestinian rights criticizing it as a naked attempt to suppress criticism of the Jewish state. Scholars were similarly divided over whether a statement meant to express the UC regents' principles against intolerance should include Zionism -- historically an international movement to establish a Jewish homeland and...
  • A Message For Higher Ed From Mizzou’s 1,500 Missing Students

    03/12/2016 6:31:02 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10 March 2016 | Editorial
    Education Bubble: The University of Missouri reported a near-25% drop in student enrollment following its unrest. This is the result of political correctness run amok, weak university leadership and inflated college costs. “I am writing to you today to confirm that we project a very significant budget shortfall due to an unexpected sharp decline in first-year enrollments and student retention this coming fall,” wrote Interim Chancellor Hank Foley in a university memo Wednesday.
  • Cambridge College Cancels ‘Offensive’ Around The World In 80 Days Fancy Dress Party

    03/11/2016 6:59:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 11, 2016 | Nick Hallett
    Students at a Cambridge college have cancelled a party themed on Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days after complaints dressing up as another culture constituted “cultural appropriation”. The decision by students at Pembroke College comes just days after Jesus College removed a bronze cockerel from the main hall over accusations it was “racist” as it celebrated a “colonial past”.
  • Cambridge University agrees to remove Benin Bronze cockerel from the dining hall at Jesus [tr]

    03/09/2016 6:23:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2016 | Eleanor Harding
    Cambridge University has agreed to remove a bronze cockerel from view after students complained about its links to Britain’s colonial past. Jesus College said it will take down the Benin Bronze from its dining hall and start discussions about whether to repatriate it to Africa. Last month, students demanded the statue be returned to a royal palace in Nigeria from where it was plundered during a 19th century British naval expedition.
  • The College That Wants to Ban ‘History’

    03/07/2016 6:49:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 7, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Students at Western Washington University have reached a turning point in their campus’s hxstory. (For one thing, they’re now spelling it with an X—more on that later.) Activists are demanding the creation of a new college dedicated to social justice activism, a student committee to police offensive speech, and culturally segregated living arrangements at the school, which is in Bellingham, up in the very northwest corner of the state.
  • Now Cecil Rhodes protesters call for a statue of Queen Victoria to be removed: Students claim [tr]

    03/07/2016 6:31:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2016 | Amanda Williams
    Students campaigning for the decolonisation of British universities are now demanding that a statue of Queen Victoria is removed from a college campus - because of its 'racist colonial connotations'. Campaigners are set to join a march at Oxford University, on Wednesday, demanding that a statue of the long-reigning monarch be taken down from Royal Holloway, University of London, because she 'sanctioned colonial exploits' . They will be among hundreds of students from campaigns across Britain at the 'Mass March for Decolonisation', calling for the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes.
  • Wanna know why Donald Trump will win? - Outlaw Morgan (Powerful Video)

    03/06/2016 11:52:15 AM PST · by all the best · 35 replies
    youitube ^ | March 1, 2016 | Outlaw Morgan
    Well pull up a chair and let ole Outlaw Morgan tell you why Trump will win. Why he's gonna beat Hillary Clinton, and let's talk about the 2nd Amendment, the 1st Amendment, Germany, Sweden, illegal immigration and more.
  • Yale basketball captain mysteriously leaves school as signs reading 'stop supporting a rapist' [tr]

    03/04/2016 6:27:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2016 | Will Robinson
    Yale University's basketball captain mysteriously left the school before posters accusing the team of supporting sexual misconduct were put up on around campus. Jack Montague had led the Bulldogs to the top of Ivy League conference with two games left to play. But officials at the elite New Haven, Connecticut, school say he won't be coming back to the court in the midst of a bizarre controversy. It appears that no formal allegations have been made against him or other members of the team. According to the Yale Daily News, posters have been put up around campus saying: 'I stand...
  • St. Jude asks Decatur County to change name of annual benefit hunt

    03/02/2016 7:05:13 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    St. Jude cited racial concerns in asking Decatur County to change the name of its annual hunt. For the past 40 years, Decatur County has hosted a hunting event to raise money for the patients at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. So far, it has raised $4.5 million. Decatur County Mayor Mike Creasy said the hospital is now threatening to turn down the donations unless the county changes the name of the event. For decades, the event has been known as the Decatur County World’s Largest Coon Hunt. The Coon Hunt Board told Channel 4 that St. Jude has threatened to...
  • What’s the Point of Moral Outrage?

    02/28/2016 11:29:13 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/26/2016 | Gray Matter
    HUMAN beings have an appetite for moral outrage. You see this in public life — in the condemnation of Donald J. Trump for vowing to bar Muslims from the United States, or of Hillary Clinton for her close involvement with Wall Street, to pick two ready examples — and you see this in personal life, where we criticize friends, colleagues and neighbors who behave badly. Why do we get so mad, even when the offense in question does not concern us directly? The answer seems obvious: We denounce wrongdoers because we value fairness and justice, because we want the world...
  • How American Soldiers Used Pig's Blood and Corpses to Fight Muslim Terrorism

    Before political correctness, our soldiers were free to fight back. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. A century before American soldiers fought Muslim terrorism in the Middle East, they fought it in the Philippines. Their attackers were Moro Muslims whose savage fanaticism appeared inexplicable. A formerly friendly Muslim might suddenly attack American soldiers, local Muslim rulers promised friendship while secretly aiding the terrorists and the yellow left-wing press at home seized on every report of an atrocity to denounce American soldiers as murderers whose honor was forever...
  • Zuckerberg to Facebook employees: Stop replacing 'Black lives matter' with 'All lives matter'

    02/25/2016 7:54:49 PM PST · by drpix · 27 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 2/25/16 | Alyssa Pereira
    At Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park... some employees are... scratching out that etched slogan {"Black Lives Matter"} on the company's "signature wall," a space partitioned for visitors' and employees' signatures, and rewriting "All lives matter" over it. Gizmodo has reported (and SFGATE has confirmed) that to combat the action, CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted an internal note to his employees, urging them to stop writing over the "Black lives matter" inscriptions. Calling the behavior "disrespectful" and "malicious," Zuckerberg chided responsible parties for the incidents.
  • The Ten Worst Colleges for Free Speech (But Why Are There Any?)

    02/24/2016 6:58:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Just how bad colleges have become when it comes to free speech and toleration for anyone who disagrees with those who hold power cannot be underestimated. Many Americans who think back fondly on their college days decades ago are shocked to learn the truth. Toward that end, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has just released its Top Ten list—the worst colleges and universities in the country last year when it came to freedom of speech. Introducing the list, FIRE’s president Greg Lukianoff writes, “The past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or...
  • University of Oklahoma: ‘It’s Your Fault’ if You Deny Privilege

    02/23/2016 6:09:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    MRCTV ^ | February 22, 2106 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The University of Oklahoma is kicking off the “Year of Diversity” by trying to shame students into admitting their “privilege.” The Gallogly College of Engineering website states the school will “celebrate diversity” through events that “enhance awareness of the issues faced by underrepresented members of our engineering community and promote GCoE’s inclusive climate that is welcoming of all differences.”
  • Arrested for Wearing a Pig Hat

    02/21/2016 9:25:33 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 Feb, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    I've been following political developments in Europe closely for the past ten years, and I'm sensing a qualitative difference just in the past few months. People are being prosecuted and convicted for "hate speech" in Denmark, which used to be immune to such nonsense. People are being arrested for criticizing immigration on Facebook. And in the PowNed news video below, you'll see a man being arrested at a PEGIDA protest in The Netherlands for wearing a silly pig hat. The translator includes this summary of what happened: There is a protest with hardly a Mohammedan in sight. One of the...
  • Schoolwork, advocacy place strain on student activists (Bring out the sad background violin music)

    02/20/2016 6:06:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Daily Brown Herald ^ | February 18, 2016 | Mei Novak
    Two weeks ago, the University released the final version of its diversity and inclusion action plan, which could not have been compiled without the exhaustive efforts of students throughout last semester. “There are people breaking down, dropping out of classes and failing classes because of the activism work they are taking on,” said David, an undergraduate whose name has been changed to preserve anonymity. Throughout the year, he has worked to confront issues of racism and diversity on campus.
  • After Palestine talk, Harvard donor stops sponsoring events

    02/19/2016 3:17:19 PM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    AP ^ | February 8, 2016 | Collin Binkley
    An international law firm won't sponsor student activities at Harvard anymore after its money was used to pay for an event on Palestine.
  • Adam Falk Shows How Far He Will Go to Protect Free Speech (Williams College Disinvited Derbyshire)

    02/19/2016 8:03:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 19, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    Yesterday, Adam Falk, the president of Williams College, disgraced himself, the college that he leads, and the institution of free speech that he has claimed to support. He did this by disinviting John Derbyshire, the mathematician and commentator, from speaking at Williams for a student-run program called "Uncomfortable Learning," a series specifically designed to bring serious but alternatives points of view to the expensive (this year's tab, $63,290) and coddled purlieus of Williamstown, Massachusetts, where nearly all the faculty are left-leaning and the students, with rare exceptions, are timid if irritable politically correct babies.
  • The Myth of Hate Speech

    02/17/2016 6:28:15 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    BrendanOneill.com ^ | February 17, 2016 | Brendan O'Neill
    I completely reject the category of hate speech. I'm always surprised to find that so many people treat the category of hate speech seriously. You hear them having discussions along the lines of, "Is this hate speech? Is that hate speech? And I find myself thinking: "What are you doing? Why are you treating the idea of hate speech as a measurable, scientific thing when its nothing of the sort? To my mind, the category of hate speech is as ridiculous, and as abominable in fact, as the idea of thoughtcrime. And my mission in life or at least this...
  • Burn! Taylor Swift delivers withering response to Kanye West’s claim that he made her famous [tr]

    02/16/2016 6:27:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2016 | Shyam Dodge
    Taylor Swift hit out at Kanye West as she accepted her gong for Album Of The Year at the Grammy Awards on Monday night. The 26-year-old singer noted that she is the only woman in history to have won Album Of The Year twice in a thinly veiled attack against the rapper, 38, after Kanye claimed last week that he made the pop star famous. 'As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who...
  • The intolerant student Left has even turned on me – a lifelong civil rights campaigner

    02/16/2016 6:22:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 15, 2016 | Peter Tatchell
    Free speech and enlightenment values are under attack in our universities. In the worthy name of defending the weak and marginalised, many student activists are now adopting the unworthy tactic of seeking to close down open debate. They want to censor people they disagree with. I am their latest victim. This is not quite the Star Chamber, but it is the same intolerant mentality. Student leader Fran Cowling has denounced me as racist and transphobic, even though I’ve supported every anti-racist and pro-transgender campaign during my 49 years of human rights work.
  • University tells students to report ‘incidents of discomfort’ to campus police

    02/16/2016 6:09:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 15, 2016 | Michael McGrady
    The University of Portland has launched a “Speak Up” webpage that encourages students to report “incidents of discomfort” to its Public Safety department. “We ask members of our community to SPEAK UP and report alleged incidents of discrimination and incidents of discomfort regarding observed or experienced interactions of intolerance,” the university states on the webpage.
  • University Plasters Campus with Posters Asking Students to Check ‘Size Privilege’

    02/12/2016 6:06:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | February 11, 2016 | Katherine Timpf
    Southern Oregon University plastered its campus with posters asking students to check their privileges in various areas — including their “size privilege.” The posters were placed “all over campus” by the school’s Bias Response Committee, according to an article in The Siskiyou​, the school’s newspaper.
  • Trump and the Culture of Political Correctness

    02/10/2016 7:15:02 PM PST · by Aria · 27 replies
    Chronicles ^ | October 8, 2015 | James Kalb
    A ruling class that loses its grip on reality is going to have problems, and so is the society it governs. So the people have an obvious interest in restraining rulers who start acting destructively…that function now seems out of reach. Public life has largely been nationalized and internationalized, and discussion has—in spite of sniping and occasional guerilla attacks—been captured and pacified by mainstream scholars, pundits, and journalists. In a mass society with ever weaker family, religious, and communal ties, the educated and ambitious care only for career, so they get along by going along. To do so they have...
  • The Hypnotic Dance of Death [1 John 4]

    01/29/2016 8:44:17 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/28/2016 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    In my correspondence regarding the events in Cologne, an editor of a Russian newspaper asked a natural but discouraging question. Perplexed, he asked me: "Where were the German men?" Indeed, for those of us who grew up in Soviet Russia, it would be inconceivable that some drunk young people could publicly mock and harass girls on New Year's Eve in the very center of Moscow or Saint Petersburg. If they dared to do this, they wouldn't survive until the morning; they would become "martyrs" and would have their way with 72 virgins in a completely different realm. Ethical codes, embedded...
  • I Criticized Black Lives Matter...And Got Death Threats [Resurrecting Rome]

    01/27/2016 10:18:44 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/27/2016 | Michael Moroz
    "If anyone wants to see a case study of the puerile politically correct campus culture that pervades modern colleges, they need only look at the incredible overreaction at the University of Missouri." I wrote that sentence a few weeks ago, without any idea the article it introduced would initiate a firestorm of censorship, death threats, and intimidation. As managing editor of my high school newspaper, The Centralizer of Central High School in Philadelphia, I’ve always been concerned with the issue of censorship and free speech on campus. As I’ve learned from the past few weeks, the culture of micro-aggressions, safe...
  • Trump: “When I’m president, I’m a different person”

    01/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 89 replies
    HotAir ^ | 1/25/16 | Allahpundit
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    01/26/2016 1:22:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 26, 2016 | Jess Bidgood
    Lord Jeffery Amherst, the colonial military commander who gave this town its name, will no longer represent the prestigious liberal arts college here. The board of trustees at Amherst College announced on Tuesday that it had decided “not to employ this reference in its official communications, its messaging and its symbolism (including in the name of the Inn, the only place on the campus where the Lord Jeffery name officially appears).”
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    Vanity | 1/22/2016 | Chances Are
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