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  • Tucker blasts Utah’s Republican governor for defense of ‘racist’ scholarship program

    04/17/2021 12:46:40 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/16/21
    Tucker Carlson slammed Utah's Republican governor Spencer Cox on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" for supporting a college scholarship program created by the NBA's Utah Jazz, that discriminates prospective students based on race. CARLSON: We have talked a lot about identity politics on the show. Not because we want to talk about an ugly subject. Race is an ugly subject. It’s not resolvable. There is a lot to say about it. It’s just a fact. Obsessing over it gets you nowhere. The left is obsessed with tribalism—dividing people in little groups by what they look like, dehumanizing them and treating them not...
  • Stanford students told they better not agree with J.K. Rowling on trans issues

    04/16/2021 4:10:47 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    The College Fix ^ | Maria Lencki
    “The scapegoating of a children’s fantasy author for fabricated claims of racism is a very bad sign at a university, even if she’s very wealthy and secure in her livelihood, as Rowling is,” he wrote. “But I’m not worried about protecting a billionaire; I’m worried for the students who are expected to learn in an environment where false claims of bigotry are not just acceptable, but official policy.” “We are now witnessing the mass hallucination of racism,” he wrote. Meyer also pointed out what he contends is “the most chilling part of the house theme statement: the implied threat that...
  • The Maoist takeover at Georgetown Law

    04/12/2021 5:46:54 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies ^ | 4-12-21 | John Sexton
    Last month a professor at Georgetown Law named Sandra Sellers was fired after video came to light of some comments she made about the black students in her classes. Adjunct professors Sandra Sellers, who taught at the prestigious Washington, D.C., law school for nearly 20 years, claimed her Black students routinely grade lower than others in a conversation with colleague David Batson. “I hate to say this. I end up having this angst every semester that a lot of my lower ones are Blacks, happens almost every semester,” she said in the recorded conversation posted to Twitter last week. “And...
  • Dozens of New Hampshire Businesses Fight Bill Banning Critical Race Theory in Public Curricula

    04/06/2021 3:52:40 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/06/21 | Dr. Susan Berry
    About 80 New Hampshire businesses and other organizations are seeking to block a bill that would ban public schools and other entities from teaching that America is a fundamentally racist nation, warning the measure would be bad for business in the state. The coalition sent a letter to Gov. Chris Sununu (R) and lawmakers, stating the bill would “have a chilling impact on our workplaces and on the business climate in New Hampshire,” reported New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR), which further noted the letter warned the measure, “would not only harm the ability of New Hampshire businesses to be competitive,...
  • Ibram Kendi brings his 'antiracist book festival' back to BU(major hurl alert!)

    04/06/2021 10:18:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 4/2/2021 | Ben Zeisloft
    Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research is bringing back its “National Antiracist Book Festival.” The event will host leading “antiracist” authors and scholars, including one of Black Lives Matter’s co-founders. Tickets range from $10 to $250 and will support the Center for Antiracist Research.
  • A Professor Pushed Back On Mandatory ‘White Fragility’ Training For Four Minutes, The School Investigated Her For Nine Months

    04/05/2021 3:03:59 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 25 replies ^ | 4-5-21 | John Sexton
    Today Reason published a piece by Jesse Singal about an English professor named Elisa Parrett. Parrett teaches at a public technical college outside of Seattle called the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Last June 19, in the wake of the death of George Floyd, the school held an event called Courageous Conversations which was based partly on Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility. The event was mandatory in the sense that the school’s president sent an email asking every professor to attend unless they had a conflict with their teaching schedule. It was also segregated by race, meaning whites in one...
  • The 'most TERRIFYING story I have EVER had to report': Glenn Beck reveals newly approved CA school curriculum

    03/31/2021 9:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/31/2021
    California's Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a new, multi-million-dollar Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, which will be offered statewide with many of the state's largest school districts making it a requirement for graduation. According to National Review, the curriculum is "probably the most radical, polemical, and ideologically loaded educational document ever offered up for public consideration in the free world." POLL: What scares you the most? On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck reacted to the newly approved curriculum, calling it "the craziest, most terrifying story I have ever had to report." Glenn read an excerpt from the National...
  • Cops investigate Virginia teachers' Facebook group for naming parents who were 'against critical race theory' and urging members to 'gather information' on them

    03/29/2021 2:12:34 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2021 | Lauren Fruen
    Virginia police are investigating an 'anti-racist' Facebook group that named the parents of students who members say are 'against critical race theory'. The Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County group - which reportedly includes teachers and school board members - shared personal details of those they say had opposed moves to teach the controversial curriculum. It urged followers to 'gather information' on them and encouraged online hackers to silence critics of the theory, The Daily Wire reports. Parent Cherly Onderchain told Fox News she was on the 'hit list', adding: 'Their goal is silence.' According to Purdue University, critical race theory...
  • We Can & Will Silence The Opposition’: Loudoun County Public Schools Committee Posts, Then Deletes, Call For Action Against Opponents

    03/29/2021 5:26:37 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/28/2021 | Harold Hutchison
    An advisory panel to a northern Virginia public school system that’s been accused of harassment stated in now-deleted social media posts that opponents of the inclusion of critical race theory (CRT) in the school system’s curriculum “can and will” be silenced. The Loudoun County Public Schools Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (LCPSMSAAC) posted the declaration on Twitter and Facebook, less than two weeks after a secret Facebook group known as Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County that targeted opponents of CRT was revealed, triggering a recall campaign. “There is strength in numbers & we believe wholeheartedly, that united, we can &...
  • Columbia hosts six graduation ceremonies segregated by race, sexuality, income leve

    03/24/2021 4:27:14 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    thecollegefix ^ | MARCH 8, 2021 | GREG PIPER
    Curiously described as ‘multicultural’ You may have heard of college graduation ceremonies reserved for blacks, Latinos or gays in these increasingly segregated times. But how about six graduation ceremonies segregated by race, sexuality and income level – at one university? Columbia University is offering virtual ceremonies for Native American, “LGBTQIA+,” Asian, “Latinx,” black, and “First-generation and/or low income” students over the last week of April, described as “Multicultural Graduation Ceremonies.” They cover graduates of Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard College, its sibling women’s college. Students must register by March 21 to get their “multicultural graduation gift,” such...
  • NJ school district paying former teacher $325K over Trump T-shirt scandal

    03/18/2021 6:59:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2021 | Lee Brown
    A retired New Jersey teacher who got death threats after editing a President Trump T-shirt out of a high school yearbook has now been awarded a $325,000 settlement from the district, according to a report. Susan Parsons insisted she was regularly ordered to make edits to photos at Wall Township High School, including making a “Trump Make America Great Again” shirt look like a plain blue one in 2017. When the alteration sparked outrage, Parsons was set up to “take the blame,” getting suspended and barred from talking to the media, she claimed in a lawsuit filed in May 2019....
  • NYC school recommends students stop using 'mom' or 'dad' and replace the terms with more 'inclusive language'

    03/12/2021 6:50:52 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies ^ | 3/12/21 | by Emma Colton
    NYC school recommends students stop using 'mom' or 'dad' and replace the terms with more 'inclusive language' A private school in Manhattan is encouraging students to stop using the words “mom,” “dad,” and “parents” and instead use more “inclusive language.” “Families are formed and structured in many ways. At Grace Church School, we use inclusive language that reflects this diversity. It’s important to refrain from making assumptions about who kids live with, who cares for them, whether they sleep in the same place every night, whether they see their parents, etc.,” the guide from Grace Church School in NoHo says....
  • Police investigate Catholic dad after he asked Catholic school board to not fly gay pride flag

    03/10/2021 8:51:11 AM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 9, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    Police investigate Catholic dad after he asked Catholic school board to not fly gay pride flag‘Sending signals that support gay pride messages is contrary to the teachings of the Church and have no place in our schools,’ the dad said.TORONTO, March 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Police are investigating a Catholic father over allegations that he committed a “hate” crime for asking a Catholic school board not to recognize “Pride month” or fly the rainbow flag at Catholic schools.Jody Maillet, a part-time university instructor, told the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s (TCDSB) March 4 meeting that he was “concerned” about a...
  • How Wokeness Is Taking Over America’s Prep Schools

    03/09/2021 6:49:01 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 28 replies ^ | 3-9-21 | John Sexton
    Bari Weiss has written an outstanding piece for City Journal about the ways in which wokeness has moved from universities to some of the country’s most exclusive prep schools. After speaking with parents and teachers at schools on both the east and west coast, Weiss concludes the woke revolution is already over. In fact, parents at these schools, aware their kids could be kicked out for any reason, are afraid to be identified as skeptics of critical race theory. This fear of being accused (or worse having your children blacklisted) is already so great that not a single person Weiss...
  • Majority of Academics Support Discriminating Against Conservatives, Study Shows

    03/02/2021 6:33:38 PM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | MArch 2, 2021 | Alex Nester
    One in three conservative academics has been threatened with disciplinary action for expressing their beliefs, according to a new study that quantifies academia's liberal bias. Research from the Center for the Study of Partnership and Ideology released Monday shows that conservative professors and graduate students are "guaranteed" to face discrimination in academia. University of London politics professor Eric Kaufmann conducted the study, which he says is the first to focus on how academic authoritarianism threatens conservatives on campus. Kaufmann analyzed eight surveys of graduate-level professors and doctoral students, the majority of whom said they would not oppose discriminating against their...
  • If You Liked Common Core, You’re Going To Love Joe Biden’s Anti-American Civics Project

    03/02/2021 7:57:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 2, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    We have just the perfect solution for American kids' deep ignorance about their nation's founding principles, system of government, and history. It's making them into political activists!It’s deja vu all over again. A coalition of government- and billionaire-funded nonprofits has a “bipartisan” plan for national curriculum goals, this time concerning U.S. history and government. Today this “state-led” coalition is releasing a major report they hope will get the attention of the Biden administration and state governors to “collaboratively” enact their vision nationwide. Remember, these sorts of national plans are supported by people on the right and left, so there can...
  • Cancelling Will S.

    02/25/2021 3:39:08 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Feb, 2021 | Phyllis Chesler
    “Woke” culture is hardly even awake. It is a devouring force that means to eviscerate all excellence that has come before: The Greek classics. Chaucer. Milton. These authors are all white cisgender Western men -- enough said. A friend and I were wondering how long it would be before the Bard would also be cancelled. We did not have long to wait. In an article in the School Library Journal, librarian Amanda MacGregor conceded that Shakespeare was a “genius wordsmith” but that his work is full of “problematic, outdated ideas, with plenty of misogyny, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, and misogynoir.”...
  • Wikipedia’s Founder is Creating New Free Speech Competitor to Website, Citing Leftist Domination

    02/27/2021 10:34:08 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 2-27-21 | Ricchard Moorhead
    The man who originally created online encyclopedia Wikipedia is pledging to create a new platform to replace it, citing Wikipedia’s left-wing bias. Larry Sanger, who co-founded Wikipedia in 2001 before leaving the project, is describing his Encyclosphere as a networked aggregation of existing and new encyclopedia content, which will be distinguished from the colorful and unverified content slung onto Wikipedia by the site’s user base. Sanger envisions millions of people writing and submitting encyclopedia entries, which can be rated and judged for accuracy by their readers themselves, rather than the “arrogant and controlling oligarchy” Sanger maintains is running Wikipedia. Sanger...
  • Psychological ‘signature’ for the extremist mind uncovered (barf alert)

    02/23/2021 7:20:09 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Researchers have mapped an underlying “psychological signature” for people who are predisposed to holding extreme social, political and religious attitudes and supporting violence in the name of ideology. A new study suggests that a particular mix of personality traits and types of unconscious cognition – the ways our brain takes in basic information – is a strong predictor for extremist views across a range of beliefs, including nationalism and religious fervour. These mental characteristics include poorer working memory and slower “perceptual strategies” – the unconscious processing of changing stimuli, such as shape and colour – as well as tendencies towards...
  • Columbia Professor: I do Heroin Regularly for ‘Work-Life Balance’

    02/19/2021 3:57:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2021 | Michael Kaplan
    Carl Hart is a Columbia University professor of psychology and neuroscience. He chairs the psych department and has a fondness for heroin – not only as a subject of scholarly pursuit but also as a substance for personal use. At 54, the married father of three has snorted small amounts of heroin for as many as 10 days in a row and enjoyed it mightily – even if, as he recalls in his new book “Drug Use for Grown-ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear” (Penguin Press), he’s experienced mild withdrawal symptoms “12 to 16 hours after the last...