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  • White, Wealthy Endowed: Journalists and Academics Cancel Rowling, Chomsky's Cancel Culture Letter

    07/14/2020 5:22:01 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 14 replies
    News 18 ^ | 7/11/2020 | Buzz Staff
    Days after dozens of artists, writers and academics, including JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood, signed an open letter decrying the weakening of public debate amid a rise in what they call “illiberalism”, another group has denounced it. The counter opinion comes amid raging debate over 'cancel culture' where prominent people face a backlash for sharing controversial opinions."The signatories, many of them white, wealthy and endowed with massive platforms, argue that they are afraid of being silenced, that so-called cancel culture is out of control, and that they fear for their jobs and free exchange of ideas, even as...
  • Scrabble bans 236 bigoted words, slurs from official list

    07/09/2020 2:17:03 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 108 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2020 | Natalie O'Neill
    Scrabble just got W-O-K-E. Players of the classic board game will no longer be able to rack up points for spelling out racial and ethnic slurs, according to Scrabble officials. A total of 236 bigoted words were removed from the official Scrabble word list used at tournaments — in order to make the game friendlier to all types of people, The North American Scrabble Players Association. said Wednesday. “Removing slurs is the very least that we can do to make our association more inclusive,” NASPA CEO John Chew said in a statement. “How can we in this day tell prospective...
  • Blackhawks keeping name, pledge more support to Native American communities

    07/08/2020 5:54:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    Sportsnet ^ | 7-7-2020 | SportsNet
    CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honours a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations. "The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native Americans, veterans and the public," the NHL team said in a statement Tuesday. "We celebrate Black Hawk’s legacy by offering ongoing reverent examples of Native American culture, traditions and contributions, providing a platform for genuine dialogue with local and national Native American groups....
  • City of Duluth moves to remove the word 'chief' from key job titles

    06/18/2020 8:08:11 AM PDT · by euram · 65 replies
    MPR News ^ | June 17, 2020 | Dan Kraker
    The city of Duluth is moving to delete the word “chief” from the titles of two of its administrative leadership positions in an effort to remove language that some Native Americans and others find offensive. On Monday, the City Council is scheduled to take up an amendment to the city charter to change the name of the city’s “chief administrative officer” to “city administrator.” The city’s “chief financial officer” would be renamed “finance director.”
  • Uncle Ben’s rice says ‘now is the right time to evolve the brand’

    06/17/2020 11:15:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 112 replies
    CBS17 news ^ | Jun 17, 2020
    NEW YORK — The owner of the Uncle Ben’s brand of rice says the brand will “evolve” in response to concerns about racial stereotyping. Caroline Sherman, a spokeswoman for Mars, which owns Uncle Ben’s, says the company is listening to the voices of consumers, especially in the black community, and recognizes that “now is the right time to evolve the brand, including its visual identity.” In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, activists and consumers have demanded that companies take a stand against racial injustice or lose their business.
  • On The Gun Range: Mars vs Venus

    06/16/2020 6:18:52 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/16/20 | T Whitlock
    When it comes to who is the better shooter and why, men or women, the iconic Irving Berlin duet from Annie Get Your Gun immediately springs to mind. “Anything you can do I can do better! I can do anything better than you” is sung while Annie Oakley and Frank Butler prepare for the climactic sharpshooting contest in the classic Broadway musical. For an object as functionally gender-neutral as a gun, why is it that each of the sexes assumes they are better adept at mastering it? Any quality instructor will tell you the real weapon is not the gun....
  • (Vanity?) NextDoor Pontificates

    06/12/2020 10:21:48 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    NextDoor | 6/12/20 | Sarah Friar (CEO NextDoor
    (From NextDoor CEO) Neighbors, Let me say it unequivocally: Racism has no place on Nextdoor. First, I want to express my outrage and sadness for those who have been hurt by the legacy of racism in the United States. I am heartbroken for those experiencing loss and grief right now. Recent events have acutely exposed that some of the behavior we see on our platform is not at all in line with our values as a company. We’ve heard from many Black neighbors that they do not feel welcome and respected. For this, we are sorry. This, we must change....
  • Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter

    06/06/2020 2:24:29 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    accuracy in media (AIM) ^ | January 12, 2016 | James Simpson
    The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. The Black Lives Matter movement claims that only whites can be racists. And while justifying violence to achieve “social justice,” the movement’s goal is to overthrow our society to replace it with a Marxist one. Many members of the black community would be shocked to learn that the intellectual godfathers of this movement are mostly white Communists, “queers”...
  • There should be protests.' Mayor Kapszukiewicz and community leaders address George Floyd

    05/31/2020 7:35:29 AM PDT · by madison10 · 13 replies
    Channel 24 Toledo ^ | May 30, 2020 | Jay Hannah
    Just four days after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin, and the video sparked protests across the country, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz welcomed in a few dozen African American community leaders to talk at One Government Center. Mayor Kapszukiewicz acknowledged that Toledo is 652 miles away from Minneapolis, where the incident happened that resulted in Floyd's death. But he said the video made him sick to his stomach and he made a long-term commitment to opening up communication, and having difficult conversations like he had. In front of the Safety Building after the meeting, the mayor...
  • Maryland school district revamps U.S. history curriculum after reviewing how topics like slavery are taught

    02/20/2020 12:39:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 20, 2020
    A school district in Maryland revamped its eighth grade U.S. history curriculum after reviewing how it approached topics like slavery. Eighth graders at Montgomery County Public Schools, one of the largest districts in the nation, now mostly use primary sources like letters and speeches to learn about U.S. history, instead of relying on textbooks alone. "It was really important to us to make sure that we are telling an inclusive narrative of American history," said Tiferet Ani, social studies curriculum specialist. "And so to get away from sort of the dominant narrative that's focused on presidents, on generals, you know,...
  • UC Berkeley removes racist John Boalt’s name from law school

    02/08/2020 11:12:41 AM PST · by kaehurowing · 36 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | January 30, 2020 | Gretchen Kell
    UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall is no more, its name removed from the law school today (Thursday, Jan. 30), campus officials announced. The denaming — the outcome of a nearly three-year process launched after a Berkeley lecturer discovered the racist writings of John Henry Boalt, a 19th century Oakland attorney — is the first time a Berkeley facility’s name has been eliminated due to its namesake’s character or actions.
  • School trophies tossed in trash by principal in Advocate Harbour, N.S.

    02/04/2020 8:47:26 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 51 replies
    CBC ^ | February 4 2020 | Paul Palmeter
    A school principal in Cumberland County, N.S., is being criticized for throwing her school's athletic trophies and plaques into a dumpster, apparently as part of a space-making exercise. The discovery was made last Thursday night by Ashley Collins, a former student at Advocate District School who now has two daughters going to the primary-through-Grade-12 school. "I just couldn't believe that something like that would cross someone's mind to do such a thing," said Collins, who graduated from the school in 2007.
  • I wanted to review ‘American Dirt.’ Then I didn’t. Here’s why. [offensive to liberal politically correct sensitivities: read article comments]

    02/01/2020 6:26:13 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 15 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 30, 2020 | Clea Simon
    When I was first asked to review Jeanine Cummins’s “American Dirt” for the Globe, I was thrilled. With advance blurbs comparing it to “The Grapes of Wrath,” I knew it was going to be a big book, and I wanted to be part of that conversation.... But once that initial excitement had worn off, I read with growing distaste.. Soledad had been forced into sexual slavery. As her “life deteriorated into a series of lurid traumas,” we learn that her beauty and virtue were her downfall. Degradation followed degradation, at the hands of her captor... As I read, it became...
  • The Culture War Comes to Old Dominion

    01/10/2020 4:40:54 PM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 1/10/20 | Pat Buchanan
    Since 1969, "Virginia Is for Lovers" has been the tourism and travel slogan of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Advertising Age called it "one of the most iconic ad campaigns in the past 50 years." But the Virginia of 2020 seems to be another country than the friendly commonwealth to which this writer moved four decades ago.
  • The best 'Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion' statement in the history of political correctness

    01/02/2020 7:50:14 AM PST · by bitt · 22 replies
    american thinker ^ | 1/2/2020 | thomas lifson
    Professor Stephen Bainbridge is getting a lot of well deserved attention and praise for staring for staring down the academic diversity mafia and throwing its own rhetoric back in its face. Required to submit to what amounts to a loyalty oath to "diversity" in order to qualify for a merit raise at UCLA Law School, he spoke truth to power and discussed his devotion to intellectual diversity — documenting it with footnotes. I take the liberty of reprinting it in its entirety below, taken from his blog, ProfessorBainbridge.com:
  • 5 black women redefining beauty as they reign in all major beauty pageants [Trump Era Not Racist, Eh?]

    12/16/2019 4:13:57 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    Good Morning America (ABC "News") ^ | 12/15/19 | Angeline Jane Bernabe & Nicole Curtis
    For the first time ever, the crowns in five major beauty pageants -- Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America and now, Miss World -- are all held by black women. On Saturday evening, 23-year-old Toni-Ann Singh from Jamaica was crowned Miss World 2019 and joined the growing group of black women making history as reigning winners of major pageants.
  • Transgenderism: Political Correctness that is Harming Children

    11/22/2019 1:28:18 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 20 replies
    Capitol Hall Report ^ | 11/21/19 | TX State Sen. Bob Hall
    Fact: Medical science, NOT feelings, determines a person's sex - male or female. Genesis 5:2, in announcing the creation, says: “He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created.” One of the first questions a pregnant woman is asked is whether the child she is carrying is a girl or a boy. Since the beginning of the human race, there have been only two sexes - male and female - which is determined at the point of conception when the father’s sperm containing either an “X” or a “Y” chromosome unites...
  • Oklahoma student gov ditches ‘Boomer’ and ‘Sooner’ for more ‘sensitive’ words

    11/20/2019 6:22:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 19, 2019 | Genesis Sanchez
    Students at the University of Oklahoma are working to remove the school’s “Boomer” and “Sooner” nicknames out of concern that the words are offensive to Native Americans. According to the OU Daily, the Undergraduate Student Congress met Nov. 12 to mandate a name change for the “Sooner Freshman Council”, citing the words “boomer” and “sooner” as offensive to the Native American community.
  • Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet over 'you people' rant

    11/11/2019 12:38:58 PM PST · by airborne · 99 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | 11/11/19 | National Post Staff & The Canadian Press
    Sportsnet has confirmed that Don Cherry has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada over recent remarks that caused uproar. Cherry, 85, had singled out new immigrants in Toronto and Mississauga, Ont., where he lives, for not honouring Canada’s veterans and dead soldiers. “You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said Saturday night. “These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price.” In a statement issued...
  • CA: Don Cherry fired from Sportsnet following toxic rant

    11/11/2019 12:40:55 PM PST · by jimjohn · 53 replies
    Don Cherry has been fired by Sportsnet following remarks made on Coach’s Corner Saturday evening.