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  • Tulane mandates new students take “Race and Inclusion” course

    09/21/2018 11:13:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 21, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Tulane University now requires all incoming students to enroll in a “Race and Inclusion” course, a new addition to the curriculum that has been condemned by some students for its lack of acknowledgment of viewpoint diversity. In a recent press release, Tulane announced that all new enrollees will be mandated to enroll in a course that focuses at least 60 percent of it content on “race and inclusion” to help students understand the “increasingly diverse society” they live in.
  • Stanford prof: Speakers of ‘black’ English face widespread discrimination

    09/21/2018 11:07:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 20, 2018 | Sarah George
    A sociolinguist from Stanford University claims the way African-Americans speak leads to discrimination across the board — in the court system, interactions with police, education, and employment. Professor John Rickford says “Black Vernacular English” is viewed as less “trustworthy, intelligent and well-educated” than so-called standard “white” English, and that “dismantling this construction is part of the fight for racial justice.”
  • Nike's Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items

    09/20/2018 9:06:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2018 | Staff
    Nike Inc (NKE.N) has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick appeared earlier this month, according to data on the company’s online sales from Thomson Reuters Proprietary Research. Kaepernick, who sparked a national controversy by kneeling during the national anthem, first tweeted the ad on the Labor Day weekend, which immediately sparked demands for a boycott of the company’s products.
  • Harvard requests its past history of anti-Semitism be ignored in Asian-American discrimination case

    09/20/2018 7:01:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 20, 2018 | Staff
    Harvard is trying to make sure that its past history of anti-Semitism isn’t going to affect its present as it faces charges of discrimination against Asian applicants. The Harvard Crimson reported that Students for Fair Admissions, the group that filed an ongoing lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants, intended to bring at least 12 exhibits “related to past anti-Semitic discrimination at Harvard.”
  • Jemele Hill To Narrate LeBron James' Showtime Series 'Shut Up And Dribble'

    09/19/2018 11:05:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    SI ^ | September 19, 2018 | Chris Chavez
    Former ESPN star Jemele Hill will narrate LeBron James' upcoming documentary series on Showtime called Shut Up and Dribble, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. The three-part series was previously announced from James and Maverick Carter;s SpringHill Entertainment group. The series looks at the changing role of athletes in the current political and cultural climate against the backdrop of the NBA.
  • Michael B Jordan pegged as potential Superman replacement after news Henry Cavill will not [tr]

    09/12/2018 12:44:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2018 | Staff
    Henry Cavill is hanging up his Superman cape after five years as the superhero. And rumors are already circulating about who will take the role of the DC Comics favorite. Michael B Jordan's name has been at the top of many lists, according to Deadline, who reported movie studio Warner Bros. 'has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time.'
  • Southern California HS football game sparks race debate, fans asked to stop chanting 'USA! USA!

    09/12/2018 12:30:54 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 12, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    An Orange County high school principal claimed that his school’s football team faced racist posters and chants on Friday during a game that was supposed to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Jeff Bishop, the principal of Santa Ana High School, told The Los Angeles Times that his school’s players faced insensitive signs that included, “Build the wall.”
  • How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate Racism

    09/11/2018 4:46:50 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 83 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 4, 2018 | Joe Pinsker
    One of the things I talk about in the book is what I call this “conundrum of privilege,” which is that these parents have a lot of resources economically as well as status as white people. They can then use those resources to set up their own child’s life in ways that give them the best education, the best health care, all the best things. And we have this collectively agreed-upon idea in our society that being a “good parent” means exactly that -- providing the best opportunities you can for your own child. But then some of these parents...
  • Evergreen State College Professor: Freshmen Enrollment Down To 300 Students

    09/11/2018 6:40:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 10, 2018 | John Sexton
    Mike Paros is a professor at Evergreen State College, one of a very few who supported Professor Bret Weinstein and his wife Heather Heying when student protesters took over the campus to demand his ouster last spring. Today, Paros has written an update on Evergreen for Heterodox Academy, a site that supports viewpoint diversity on college campuses.
  • Colin Kaepernick thanks Miami Dolphins players for anthem protest prior to season opener

    09/09/2018 5:08:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2018 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Colin Kaepernick thanked a pair of Miami Dolphins players for taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the first game of the NFL regular season Sunday. Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the first -- and as of Sunday evening, the only -- two players to kneel during "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to a Week 1 game. "My Brothers [Stills] and [Wilson] continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated." Kaepernick wrote on Twitter, adding, "Love is at...
  • Warner Bros, HBO, DC entertainment rolls out diversity and inclusion policy

    09/08/2018 6:37:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 56 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | September 8th 2018 | Billy D
    More companies are adopting a diversity and inclusion policy. This time the parent company of DC Entertainment, Warner Bros., and HBO, will employ a diversity and inclusion policy for people of color, LGBTQIA+, and other “marginalized” individuals. According to ICV2, the site is reporting that WarnerMedia will utilize the new diversity and inclusion policy for upcoming projects when it comes to hiring, creating stories, and giving a voice to “under-represented” groups. In the press statement it reads… ”[W]e all must ensure there is greater inclusion of women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities and other underrepresented groups...
  • Nike to air first Colin Kaepernick ad during Thursday's NFL opener

    09/05/2018 12:27:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 5, 2018 | Shalise Manza Young
    The first commercial for the much-discussed 30th anniversary Nike campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is ready for rollout, and will air during Thursday night’s NFL regular season kickoff game.
  • East Austin activists push to create a new school district

    09/05/2018 9:31:49 AM PDT · by Levy78 · 18 replies
    KXAN Austin ^ | September 5 | Sally Hernandez
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Advocates say the Austin Independent School District is not doing enough to help Black and Latino students succeed in east Austin schools. On Wednesday, parents and community activists released a list of demands of AISD, including allowing east Austin to form its own school district. The group outlined three specific actions it wants from AISD: AISD must do all in its power to improve the academic achievement of its minority students. The district is currently not doing this. The compensation and benefits for teachers of minority students, particularly those in Title I schools, must be substantially upgraded...
  • Aretha Franklin funeral eulogy slammed; pastor stands firm

    09/03/2018 5:14:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    AP and Yahoo News ^ | 2 Sep 18 | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
    A fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing "its soul" at Aretha Franklin's funeral stands firm by his words with the hope critics can understand his perspective. Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday he felt his sermon was appropriate at Franklin's funeral Friday in Detroit. He felt his timing was right, especially after other speakers spoke on the civil rights movement and President Donald Trump. "I was trying to show that the movement now is moving and should move in a different direction," he said. "......
  • Old-School Eulogy at Aretha Franklin Funeral Ignites Wrath

    09/01/2018 3:45:02 AM PDT · by Cecily · 45 replies
    A fiery, old-school eulogist at the funeral of Aretha Franklin fell flat for many in the crowd and prompted a social media uproar when he declared "black America has lost its soul," black women are incapable of raising sons alone and the Black Lives Matter movement is unfounded in the face of black-on-black crime. And that was just 26 minutes into the nearly 50 minutes of words provided by the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. of Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta as Franklin's marathon funeral wound down Friday. Williams, who also eulogized Franklin's father, minister and civil rights activist C.L. Franklin,...
  • Democrats accuse Republican DeSantis of using “racist dog whistle”...[Gillum calls voters DOGS!]

    08/30/2018 4:47:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Florida Phoenix ^ | 8/29/18 | Mitch Perry
    ....Democratic members from Congress blasting DeSantis in a conference call early Wednesday as a conservative Republican more focused on ideology that governing – and also suggested he used a “racist dog whistle”....
  • Former RNC Chair on DeSantis 'monkey' comment: 'It's how white folks talk about black men...

    08/29/2018 8:46:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 225 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/18 | Tal Axelrod
    Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele ripped Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) for urging Florida voters not to “monkey this up” by voting for his Democratic gubernatorial opponent, Andrew Gillum, who is African-American. “… It’s how white folks talk about black men who are successful,” Steele said on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press.” Steele also criticized DeSantis for calling Gillum “articulate.” “I heard that he’s ‘articulate,’ that ‘he performs well,’ … he’s checking off those boxes. Why do you have to describe him that way?” he said. "Doesn’t happen to a lot of white candidates," he added, echoing host Chuck Todd's...
  • Nick Young arrested after incident with police

    08/25/2018 3:39:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | August 25, 2018 | Henry Bushnell
    Nick Young was arrested on Friday night after an incident with police during a traffic stop in Los Angeles, according to a report from TMZ. Young, who remains a free agent after winning his first NBA title with the Golden State Warriors in June, was reportedly pulled over for an ordinary traffic violation in Hollywood. Then, according to TMZ:
  • PBS Host Lindsay Ellis: ‘I Get Really Excited About White Genocide’

    08/25/2018 10:02:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/23/18 | Peter D'Abrosca
    A Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) host has a long history of anti-white racism and calling for the genocide of white people, evidenced by multiple Tweets sent from her personal account.“We anti-whites are coming for you,” Lindsay Ellis Tweeted in 2017. “We know where you live.”She then replied to her own tweet, saying that she gets “really excited about white genocide.”“It’s going to be the best genocide ever,” according to Ellis. “I made a pinterest board for it.” Trending: An Army of FBI Whistleblowers Are Ready To Testify Against Mueller Ellis hosts a show called “It’s Lit!” on PBS.“It’s Lit! is...
  • Generation E.A.: Ethnically Ambiguous

    08/22/2018 10:00:02 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2003 | Ruth La Ferla
    Mr. Jimenez, a model, has appeared in ads for Levi's, DKNY and Aldo, but he is anything but a conventional pretty face. His steeply raked cheekbones, dreadlocks and jet-colored eyes, suggest a background that might be Mongolian, American Indian or Chinese. In fact he is Colombian by birth, a product of that country's mixed racial heritage, and he fits right in with the melting-pot aesthetic of the downtown scene. It is also a look that is reflected in the latest youth marketing trend: using faces that are ethnically ambiguous. Ad campaigns for Louis Vuitton, YSL Beauty and H&M stores have...