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  • Another Pandemic Known as Social Justice

    03/29/2020 4:47:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 29, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has produced a report titled "Social Justice Education in America." Written by David Randall, it defines, describes, and delineates many of the destructive and deceptive ideas behind the innocent-sounding social justice programs that have mushroomed in American institutions of higher learning. According to this December 2019 report, "in the last twenty years, a generation of academics and administrators has transformed higher education into an engine of progressive political advocacy." Identity politics plays a major role in how social justice will be administered. Social justice activists work to increase the "state's coercive power" to decide...
  • As Top Historians Ring Alarm Bells About NYT’s 1619 Project, Defiant Public Schools Refuse To Answer Questions

    03/07/2020 10:20:54 PM PST · by jonatron · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/7/2020 | Shelby Talcott
    “On August 19 of last year I listened in stunned silence as Nikole Hannah-Jones, a reporter for the New York Times, repeated an idea that I had vigorously argued against,” reads the first sentence of Friday’s essay by Leslie Harris, a history professor at Northwestern University. Harris is just the latest in a string of academics to levy criticism on Hannah-Jones and the 1619 Project. She is the first, however, who actually took part in the project as a fact-checker. During the publication process for 1619, Harris “vigorously disputed” the idea that the American Revolution was actually about preserving slavery....
  • Sweetwater museum director who said she hopes ‘every single one . . . that votes republican, dies today’ resigns [Melonnie Hicks]

    03/07/2020 5:26:19 AM PST · by SES1066 · 74 replies
    Big Country (KTAB/KRBC) ^ | 03/06/2020 | Erica Garner
    The Pioneer City County Museum director who made a social media post saying all republicans should die has resigned from her position. Melonnie Hicks formally submitted her resignation to board members Friday, effective as of 5:00 p.m. Her resignation comes three days after she made a post to personal Facebook page during primary elections that reads, “I hope every single one of you pieces of s*** that votes republican, dies today.”
  • The Two Middle Classes

    03/01/2020 4:39:50 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    Quillette ^ | February 27, 2020 | Joel Kotkin
    Politicians across the Western world like to speak fondly of the “middle class” as if it is one large constituency with common interests and aspirations. But, as Karl Marx observed, the middle class has always been divided by sources of wealth and worldview. Today, it is split into two distinct, and often opposing, middle classes. First there is the yeomanry or the traditional middle class, which consists of small business owners, minor landowners, craftspeople, and artisans, or what we would define historically as the bourgeoisie, or the old French Third Estate, deeply embedded in the private economy. The other middle...
  • 1619 vs. 1776: A battle for truth

    02/26/2020 7:25:22 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/25/2020 | Jerry Newcombe
    We are in trouble in America because we have millions of uneducated young people who think they are "woke" – who believe America is basically evil, and always has been. If the New York Times gets its way, there will be more such Americans. The Times has initiated, along with the Pulitzer Center, something called the 1619 Project. 1619 was the infamous year in which slavery was introduced into Jamestown, and thus, into America. This curriculum is now being peddled to school districts in every state of the union. The idea of the 1619 Project is that without the slaves,...
  • Public schools are teaching our children to hate America

    02/23/2020 8:45:02 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2020 | By Mary Kay Linge
    “A government is like everything else: to preserve it, we must love it.” When he was young, Thomas Jefferson carefully copied those words — a quote from the great political philosopher Montesquieu — into his “commonplace book,” the private journal he kept as a student for future inspiration. “Everything, therefore, depends on establishing this love in a republic,” the passage continued. “And to inspire it ought to be the principal business of education.”
  • The Philosophical Force Driving the Fight to Rewrite History

    02/21/2020 4:37:00 AM PST · by karpov · 12 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | February 21, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    Two recent stories that dominated academic Twitter were the cancellation of the Western Art History course at Yale and the incorporation of the 1619 Project in the school curricula in Buffalo, New York and Washington DC. Though political centrists on Twitter were outraged, no one noted that those two incidents are thematically similar. Without understanding the connection, fighting back against indoctrination throughout the education system will be impossible. Consider the situation at Yale. Yale’s administration ended a decades-old course on the Western canon because it is arguably too big a field to cover. The course, “Introduction to Art History: Renaissance...
  • Political Bias and Anti-Americanism on College Campuses

    02/19/2020 3:47:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    A recent Pew Research Center survey finds that only half of American adults think colleges and universities are having a positive effect on our nation. The leftward political bias, held by faculty members affiliated with the Democratic Party, at most institutions of higher education explains a lot of that disappointment. Professors Mitchell Langbert and Sean Stevens document this bias in "Partisan Registration and Contributions of Faculty in Flagship Colleges." Langbert and Stevens conducted a new study of the political affiliation of 12,372 professors in the two leading private and two leading public colleges in 31 states. For party registration, they...
  • Evidence That Conservative Students Really Do Self-Censor

    02/16/2020 8:36:30 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2-16-20 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Skip Indeed, students reported that they worry less about censure from faculty than from peers. Skip An alarming 25.5 percent of survey respondents said it would be appropriate to “create an obstruction, such that a campus speaker endorsing this idea could not address an audience.” This authoritarian view was held by about 19 percent of self-identifying liberals, 3 percent of moderates, and 3 percent of conservatives. Skip Also troubling were the undergraduates who reported having kept an opinion to themselves in the classroom, even though the opinion was related to the class, because they were worried about the potential consequences...
  • The only solution for climate change is letting the human race become extinct

    02/09/2020 9:24:14 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 110 replies
    cambridgeshire live ^ | 5 FEB 2020 | Alistair Ryder
    A Cambridge academic has proposed a radical new way to solve climate change – letting humanity become extinct. Patricia MacCormack, a professor of continental philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University, has just released her new book The Ahuman Manifesto, which will officially be launched in Cambridge today (Wednesday, February 5). The book argues that due to the damage done to other living creatures on Earth, we should start gradually phasing out reproduction. But rather than offering a bleak look at the future of humanity, it has generated discussion due to its joyful and optimistic tone, as it sets out a positive...
  • Debunking Left-Wing Historian Howard Zinn Is Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel

    02/08/2020 7:18:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 8, 2020 | Krystina Skurk
    Mary Grabar's book, 'Debunking Howard Zinn,' takes aim at the celebrated historian who is as influential as he is ideological and dishonest. Howard Zinn’s book, The People’s History of the United States, is one of the most famous American history textbooks ever written. His goal was to change the way Americans saw their own history by writing from the perspective of those he called “underdogs.” In doing so, he thoroughly distorts the true historical record and paints America as an inherently unjust nation.Mary Grabar believes that at the root of his agenda is a desire to see America turned into...
  • The Unteachables

    02/06/2020 8:21:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2020 | Mike Adams
    Last week, I received a phone call from a professor who teaches in another department here at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington (UNCW), where I have taught for the past 27 years. He was reporting a case of possible discrimination, which resulted in a professor being denied tenure thus losing his livelihood very soon. When I received the call, I immediately began asking questions to assess the validity of his concern. After just a few questions, I came across some information that will shock the conscience of any clear thinking, rational individual. By way of background information, professors...
  • How The University Of California Prioritizes ‘Diversity’ In Hiring

    01/31/2020 10:22:10 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 19 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 1-31-20 | John Sexton
    Hiring people based on race or ethnicity is illegal but the University of California seems to have found a workaround (or a woke-around) to this problem. University of Chicago professor Jerry Coyne wrote a blog post last month about hiring within the UC system. He explains how it has become more focused on mining the content of mandatory diversity statements than academic qualifications: A document from the University of California tells us how the system worked in six searches in the life sciences, and I find it a bit disturbing—disturbing because the ideology and social engineering is clear, because candidates,...
  • Anti-LGBT Florida schools getting school vouchers [Florida Media Attacks Christianity]

    01/26/2020 4:57:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1/23/2020 | Leslie Postal, Annie Martin
    In the shadow of a nearly 200-foot cross, Central Florida Christian Academy enrolls students who live by the Bible’s commands and abstain from “sexual immorality” — meaning gay children aren’t welcome on the state-supported campus in west Orange County.... ....Florida’s scholarship programs, often referred to as school vouchers, sent more than $129 million to these religious institutions. That means at least 14 percent of Florida’s nearly 147,000 scholarship students last year attended private schools where homosexuality was condemned... The debate touches on civil rights, religious freedom, past discrimination cases and the future of Florida’s school choice programs. It comes as...
  • French publisher apologizes after history textbook suggests CIA 'orchestrated' 9/11 terror attacks

    01/23/2020 10:20:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/21/2020 | Stephen Storace
    A French publisher has issued an apology after one of its history textbooks suggested that the CIA “orchestrated” the 9/11 terror attacks in the United States, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed. The textbook titled “History of the 20th Century in Flashcards” was published last November through Ellipses publications to present the entire last century in French, European and world history to undergraduate students. The sentence appeared on page 204 of the textbook in a chapter about the creation of the Al Qaeda terrorist group and the attacks on America on September 11, 2001, French daily Le Monde reported....
  • Study shows Democratic professors outnumber Republicans 9 to 1

    01/22/2020 2:04:34 PM PST · by Zenyatta · 33 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 1/22/2019 | Staff
    Democratic professors outnumber Republicans by an almost 9 to 1 ratio, a new study has found. The study, published Friday by associate business management professor Mitchell Langbert of Brooklyn College, and Sean Stevens, director of research at Heterodox Academy, reviewed the political registrations of 12,372 college professors and found that 48.4% were registered Democrats and just 5.7 % were Republicans, a ratio of 8.5 to 1.
  • Two More Venues Cancel Michelle Malkin Lecture in Maine

    01/18/2020 4:37:00 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 January 2020 | TOM CICCOTTA
    Two additional venues have canceled a lecture event featuring conservative commentator and author Michelle Malkin. The event was first moved to the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston, Maine, after a local hotel canceled the event as originally planned by a group of University of Maine students. Malkin’s second backup location has now also canceled her planned lecture. It appears the event will still happen, but details on a fourth venue have not been made public as of this writing. According to a local news report, the Gendron Franco Center announced on Friday that it canceled a Friday night event featuring...
  • Demoted and Placed on Probation [Computer Scientist Resisting the PC thugs on campus]

    01/17/2020 4:39:39 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Quillette ^ | January 11, 2020 | Stuart Reges
    It all started in June 2018, when Quillette published my article, “Why Women Don’t Code,” and things picked up steam when Jordan Peterson shared a link to the article on his Twitter account. A burst of outrage and press coverage followed which I discussed in a follow-up piece. The original article was one of the ten most read pieces published by Quillette in 2018, and continues to generate interest. A recent YouTube video about it has been viewed over 120,000 times, as of this writing: In his tweet promoting my article, Peterson took issue with one of my claims. I...
  • Ethnic Studies 101: Playing the Victim. An aggrieved Harvard professor exemplifies how a fast-rising academic field injects paranoia and hatred into American culture.

    01/17/2020 6:26:56 AM PST · by karpov · 14 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 16, 2020 | Heather Mac Donald
    On November 27, 2019, Harvard University denied tenure to an ethnic-studies professor specializing in Dominican identity. Students and faculty at Harvard and across the country sprung into protest mode. The failure to tenure Lorgia García Peña, they said, resulted from Harvard’s racism. NBC Nightly News, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and other outlets covered the controversy from the same angle. In fact, García Peña had been catapulted into the academic firmament with a speed that most non-intersectional professors can only dream of. She has been showered with benefits. Thirty-one percent of Harvard’s tenure-track professors lost their tenure bids...
  • Why Is Communist Disinformation Being Taught to Portland Eighth-Graders?

    01/16/2020 10:28:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2020 | Mary Grabar
    For nearly 40 years, American students have been taught about their country’s history with communist disinformation by a historian who was a onetime Communist Party U.S.A. member and a lifelong promoter of communism. This is Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, which has sold over 2.6 million copies since its publication in 1980. It is the textbook of choice for Advanced Placement U.S. history courses in high schools, is used in college history and education courses, is packaged into free, downloadable lessons for K-12 teachers by the Zinn Education Project, is quoted extensively in school books, and...