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  • Virginia School District Develops New ‘Anti-Racist’ Curriculum Shaped by Southern Poverty Law Center

    07/07/2020 1:01:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 7, 2020 | Alex Nester
    Teachers in Virginia's largest school district have developed a new "anti-racist" and "culturally responsible" curriculum that will be available to students as early as this fall. Social studies teachers from Fairfax County collaborated with other Virginia public school teachers to revamp their history curriculum, using a framework from Teaching Tolerance, the educational arm of the liberal nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center. The new curriculum encourages students to "examine materials, events, and institutions critically attending to power, position, and bias" and will be available for use in 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 11th-grade classrooms. Colleen Eddy, Fairfax County Public Schools social...
  • Vanity: White privilege is often described through the lens of Peggy McIntosh’s groundbreaking essay

    06/02/2020 7:28:06 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 31 replies
    vanity ^ | 06/02/2020 | Unknown
    White privilege is often described through the lens of Peggy McIntosh’s groundbreaking essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Originally published in 1988, the essay helps readers recognize white privilege by making its effects personal and tangible. For many, white privilege was an invisible force that white people needed to recognize. It was being able to walk into a store and find that the main displays of shampoo and panty hose were catered toward your hair type and skin tone. It was being able to turn on the television and see people of your race widely represented. It was being...
  • The defining characteristic of the left? Cruel intolerance

    04/23/2020 5:56:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Apr, 2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    “Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.” Ayaan Hirsi Ali Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Democrat, has just resigned from his office. He said he is “leaving the plantation.” Why? Because he expressed his support for President Trump. He believed that Trump’s policies have benefitted blacks, includingTrump's support for black colleges and prison reform. He was even brave enough to express the truth that it is Joe Biden who has long supported racist policies. What did he get for his courage and honesty? Vicious harassment by his fellow Democrats. So he has stepped down. The left does not tolerate straying from...
  • Matt Walsh warns complacent Christians: Tolerance and acceptance are not biblical virtues

    03/23/2020 7:10:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2020 | Samuel Smith
    Conservative Christian commentator Matt Walsh is condemning complacent Christians in America, saying that, in some cases, Christians are called to be intolerant. Walsh, a nationally known podcast host and writer for the conservative online website The Daily Wire, is warning that many Christians in America today are constructing their own religion based on cherrypicked ideas from the Bible that support their agenda of tolerance and inclusion. Walsh released his second book earlier this month titled Church of Cowards: A Wake-Up Call to Complacent Christians. He told The Christian Post that the book offers his “diagnosis of the problem that most...
  • The Intolerance of Tolerance

    03/16/2020 9:21:36 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    PragerU ^ | 03/16/2020 | PraguerU
    What does it mean to be tolerant? The dictionary defines tolerance as respect for opinions, beliefs, and practices that differ from your own. But in our polarized cultural climate, it has come to mean something else entirely. Greg Koukl, president of Stand to Reason, sorts it all out.
  • Buttigieg Explains Limits of Religious Freedom [semi-satire]

    03/01/2020 12:04:41 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 March 2020 | John Semmens
    Claiming to be the "only true Christian running for president this year," Democratic candidate, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg explained why religious objections to the LGBTQ agenda "cannot be allowed." "The right to freedom of religion is a right to worship as you choose as long as what you choose to believe does not contradict the public policy guaranteeing that lesbians,' gays,' bisexuals,' transsexuals,' and bleep' rights to be accepted as they are," Buttigieg said. "In the privacy of your own mind you can harbor whatever thoughts you want, but in public you must obey the laws enacted by our courts...
  • International Tolerance? Vote For Trump.

    02/21/2020 5:52:53 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies
    https://tujuhbelasan.com ^ | 22nd February 2020 | Ozguy 1945
    Peace is better than war. And, if we want our world to be at peace, we need to support the peace makers and to understand those who are different from us rather than demonise them. For this reason, the two politicians I most admire in American politics right now are the two peace candidates for president: POTUS and Tulsi Gabbard. I don’t need to educate Free Republic readers about why I love The Donald. You already know the reasons for saying that he is an outstanding president who thoroughly deserves reelection. But in the case of Gabbard, these are the...
  • Survey Of UK Art World Finds ‘A Quagmire Of Wokeness’ Rife With ‘Coercion, Bullying, Intimidation And Intolerance’

    02/20/2020 11:23:03 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 7 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 2-20-20 | John Sexton
    A UK magazine called ArtsProfessional has published the results of a “Freedom of Expression survey” and the results are not good. The survey found that in the professional art world in the UK , self-censorship is the norm and pressure to stay silent on controversial issues is felt by most. A culture of self-censorship and fear of backlash from funders, colleagues and the public is convincing arts and cultural workers to stay silent on important issues, according to new research from ArtsProfessional… While about 90% of respondents agreed that “the arts and cultural sector has a responsibility to use its...
  • Democrats, triggered by prayer, storm out of (VA) legislature.

    02/14/2020 7:21:52 AM PST · by Midwesterner53 · 43 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/13/20 | Mary Olohan
    State Democrats stormed out of the Virginia House chamber Tuesday after a black pastor condemned abortion and gay marriage through prayer. Rev. Robert M. Grant Jr. of The Father’s Way Church in Warrenton, Virginia, addressed the Democrat-controlled House of Delegates with an opening prayer that condemned abortion and gay marriage, Media Research Center reported. Grant’s prayer caused members to storm out of the chamber and for one member to yell, “Is this a prayer or a sermon?” The pastor defended his actions by saying the “state house belongs to all the citizens.” “And all the citizens have a voice,” Grant...
  • Muslim who stabbed his wife, 22, to death had only just moved in with his new bride after an arranged marriage

    01/24/2020 10:08:25 PM PST · by Cronos · 35 replies
    Daily Mail Australia ^ | 23 Jan 2020 | Zoe Zaczek
    Mohammed Ali Halimi, 25, was charged with murder over young woman's death The woman was found injured at a Balcatta home, in Perth, and died at Royal Perth Hospital last Saturday. Mohammad Ali Halimi, 25, is alleged to have led police to the body after showing up at Mirrabooka Police Station covered in blood that afternoon. Halimi, who has been charged with murder, was assisted by security officers who helped seat him while appearing in Perth Magistrate's Court this week. The couple are understood to have lived in Australia for several years after immigrating from the Middle East separately, The...
  • LGBT flags handed out at school, kids rebel and raise Confederate flag

    12/24/2019 8:46:52 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/21/2019 | Jared Harris
    A pro-LGBT stunt at a Missouri high school backfired recently when students responded by hoisting the rebel flag. A student at West Plains High School first handed out small pro-LGBT rainbow flags on Dec. 9, according to KY3. It didn't take long for other students to rebel. The next day, a group of rebellious students raised a Confederate flag in the school's lunchroom, the outlet reported. Schilmoeller said she distributed nearly 60 of the pro-LGBT flags. "It's like they were mocking us," another upset student, Taylor Pool, told KY3, "but not only was it that they were mocking us, they...
  • Wichitan Wink Hartman closes two Lawrence restaurants over political backlash, he says

    11/09/2019 8:44:50 AM PST · by posterchild · 59 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Oct 31, 2019 | Denise Neil
    ... Hartman said that during the time the restaurants were open, employees and patrons were harassed by people who took issue with the politics of Kris Kobach, the controversial politician who lost his bid to become Kansas governor last November with Hartman as his running mate. Kobach, the former Kansas Secretary of State, is now a Republican U.S. Senate candidate. From the first day the restaurants opened, Hartman said, people were writing obscene messages on menus, spitting on his employees, urinating on employees’ cars and shouting at people who went into the restaurant that they should eat somewhere else. “We...
  • CDOT IN TOTAL DISARRAY ( Colorado )

    10/31/2019 8:23:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle ^ | October 28, 2019 | Charles C. Bonniwell
    Crony Bidding And Gross Incompetence Reign.. At a time when Coloradans are desperately pleading for improved and new roadways the agency in charge of the same, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), is mired in the greatest crisis of its long-storied existence . ... In December 2018, Governor Jared Polis appointed 35-year-old Shoshana Lew as his new Executive Director, a history major .. She replaced Governor Hickenlooper's appointment of 56-year-old Michael Lewis, an engineer with extensive public construction management experience. ... Lew's primary qualification .. was her close relationship to Michelle Obama who called the newly elected governor for a...
  • Violent crime rates surged across Boulder County over past 5 years [ Colorado ]

    10/21/2019 2:52:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | October 19, 2019 | Kelsey Hammon
    Violent crimes cases across Boulder County surged from 2013 to 2018, a trend that corresponds with a rising number of felony case filing across the state. According to Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty, state felony case filings spiked nearly 45% in five years. In Boulder County, the majority of new felony case filings were for violent crimes, which saw a 32% increase from 2013 to 2018. ... Violent crimes include cases that involve assault, robbery, vehicular homicide, crimes against at-risk individuals, bias-motivated crimes, murder, attempted murder and stalking. In Boulder County, Dougherty said domestic violence is the county’s most...
  • Girls are skipping school to avoid sharing gender neutral toilets with boys (tr)

    10/06/2019 11:32:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 5, 2019 | Sanchez Manning
    Gender-neutral toilets in schools have left girls feeling unsafe and even put their health at risk, parents and teachers have warned. Girls who are menstruating are so anxious about sharing facilities with boys that some are staying at home for fear of being made to feel 'period shame'. With a growing number of both primary and secondary schools installing unisex toilets, some girls are risking infections by refusing to urinate all day. Others are so fearful they have stopped drinking liquids at school.
  • Why Is the Colorado Governor's Office Trying to Censor Rural News Outlets?

    09/30/2019 5:02:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | September 30, 2019 | Scott Shackford
    The press office for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, has been trying to get media outlets within the state to remove two stories posted online because they object to the source. Earlier this month, writer Derek Draplin reported that Polis had established a new office—the Office of the Future of Work—to research the state's changing economy and workforce and make policy recommendations to the governor's office. Draplin published the article in The Center Square, a nonprofit media outlet. The factually accurate story (read it here) quotes Polis praising the creation of the office, as well as a Colorado GOP...
  • Dutch gangster case: Shock at murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum ( Moroccan-gangsters )

    09/23/2019 6:44:10 AM PDT · by cutty · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 September 2019
    A Dutch lawyer in a major gangland case has been shot dead outside his Amsterdam home - a crime described by police as exceptionally brutal. Derk Wiersum, 44, was the lawyer for a state witness in a case against members of a violent drug gang, who are accused of five murders between 2015 and 2017. A hoodie-wearing suspect fled on foot. Police chief Erik Akerboom said "with this brutal murder, a new limit has been crossed: now even people simply doing their work no longer seem safe". Jan Struijs of the NPB police union said "organised crime has got totally...
  • 'They Are Laughing at Us': Emboldened by Army War College Victory, CAIR Sets Its Sights on Congress

    09/07/2019 9:57:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 9, 2019 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    On learning that the U.S. Army War College capitulated to the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (“CAIR”) hysterical demands, Lt Col. Allen West wrote: “This is embarrassing, disgusting, appalling, and highly disconcerting. My Army has just emboldened and encouraged the enemy, and they are laughing at us.” Recent events validate his prediction: having cowed the Army War College into obedience, an “emboldened and encouraged” CAIR replicated its demands with Congress. ... after inviting me to lecture on my recent book on the military history between Islam and the West, the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) reneged once CAIR cried “Islamophobia” and...
  • Muslim migrants insult woman, start brawl because they thought her skirt was too short

    08/25/2019 12:23:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 52 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 24, 2019 1:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Germany: Muslim migrants insult woman, start brawl because they thought her skirt was too short AUG 24, 2019 1:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER The principle is always and everywhere the same: in Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to suit Islamic sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to suit Islamic sensibilities. “Brawl in Duisburg because a woman’s skirt was too short,” translated from “Schlägerei in Duisburg, weil Rock einer Frau zu kurz war,” by Sinan Sat, Waz, August 22, 2019 (thanks to Searchlight Germany): Duisburg. “Cultural differences” were the trigger for a brawl in the...
  • When Did Freedom of Conscience Become Remarkable?

    08/23/2019 3:52:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2019 | James Gottry
    More than two years ago, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued what should have been an unremarkable ruling in what should have been an unremarkable case.Of course, if that were so, the Kentucky Supreme Court would not be hearing arguments today in the same case, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission v. Hands On Originals.The question before the court is whether the government can force the owner of a promotional print shop to create shirts with messages that violate his faith. The core issue, however, goes much deeper than cotton-poly blends and silk screening. Must Americans surrender their First Amendment rights of...