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  • Pop star Demi Lovato denounces parents who oppose Carroll ISD’s school diversity plans

    01/16/2021 6:34:46 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 55 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 01/11/21 | Elizabeth Campbell
    Popular entertainer Demi Lovato posted a video on her Instagram page showing comments critical of diversity efforts in the Carroll school district that has generated more than 2 million views. “It is horrifying to see how some of the parents at Carroll ISD in Southlake, TX are literally FIGHTING to uphold white supremacy and are resisting the anti-racism work that is so needed. @southlakearc keep pushing for change, this work is more important than ever,” Lovato wrote. The video is a compilation of comments from parents who attended Carroll school board meetings and who were critical of the school district’s...
  • Los Angeles counselor fatally beaten at children's home trying to break up fight; 4 minors, 2 adults arrested

    01/05/2021 3:54:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | January 5, 2021 | Stephanie Pagones
    A counselor at a California home for troubled or impaired youth was beaten to death after trying to break up a fight while at work, police announced.
  • TV ads and US Demographics

    01/04/2021 9:47:49 AM PST · by econjack · 165 replies
    NA ^ | 1/4/2021 | econjack
    Do current TV ads reflect the current demographics in the US? If so, over half the US couples are bi-racial or gay. I guess I just haven't been paying attention to what's going on around me. Anyone else notice this, or am I just watching different ads?
  • This is how many of us feel...

    12/30/2020 11:26:38 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 58 replies
    email from friend | 12/30/2020 | unknown
    This morning, I realized that everything is about to change. No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, something contrary to my belief has invaded our nation, and our lives are never going to be the same. I have been confused by the hostility of family and friends. I look at people I have known all my life— so hate-filled that they agree with opinions they would never express as their own. I think that I may well have entered the Twilight Zone. You can't justify this insanity. We have become a nation that has lost its collective...
  • ‘Antiracism’ At LSU (Critical Race Theory class near being mandated)

    12/22/2020 1:07:11 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 27 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 12-21-20 | Rod Dreher
    The racist “antiracist” madness has now come home to my alma mater, Louisiana State University. Before we go further, I should point out that this is the flagship public university in a very red state governed by a Republican legislature and a conservative Democratic governor. The LSU Faculty Senate has a proposal before it — one that a source within the university tells me is fully expected to pass.
  • Nation’s No. 1 High School Poised To Pick Students Based On Race, Not Achievement

    12/17/2020 9:02:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 17, 2020 | Asra Q. Nomani and Norma Margulies
    The Jefferson fiasco underscores how activist school leaders and alumni, from California to Massachusetts, are conspiring to recklessly overhaul school policies, education standards, and curriculum this year.FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – After a crusade by educational arsonists targeting the nation’s No. 1 high school, America’s meritocracy is about to go up in flames. The Fairfax County School Board is set to vote Thursday night to gut the race-blind, merit-based admissions testing process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. T.J. is a state-chartered magnet school legislated to serve academically gifted and advanced students. The school board plans to replace...
  • Massive brawl at Atlantic Station raises concerns about safety near shopping areas (Atlanta)

    12/15/2020 3:14:37 PM PST · by simpson96 · 94 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/30/2020 | Asia Simone Burns
    The video clips are disturbing. They show a massive brawl involving scores of teenagers at Atlantic Station on Saturday night. Some are running, some yelling, some throwing punches. At the end, one youth collapses, having been pummeled. After a few kicks to the head, he starts to quake. “I am in tears. Dear Lord, help us. I pray he is okay,” Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore said Monday in a social media post, nearly 48 hours after yet another incident outside a local shopping facility. It’s not solely the harrowing footage that some find disquieting. It’s not only the...
  • Tower of human skulls reveals grisly scale to archaeologists in Mexico City

    12/13/2020 6:06:31 PM PST · by blueplum · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 Dec 2020 | Staff and Reuters
    Archaeologists have unearthed new sections of an Aztec tower of human skulls dating back to the 1400s beneath the center of Mexico City. The team has uncovered the facade and eastern side of the tower, as well as 119 human skulls of men, women and children, adding to hundreds previously found, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (Inah) announced on Friday. The tower, approximately five meters (16.4ft) in diameter, was first discovered in 2017, and the latest discoveries were made in ...
  • US senator Mike Lee blocks Smithsonian diversity museums, saying that they are 'weaponized': "The last thing we need is to further divide an already-divided nation."

    12/13/2020 12:29:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | 12/13/2020 | James Anthony
    "The last thing we need is to further divide an already-divided nation." said Senator Mike Lee of Utah upon blocking the creation of two new Smithsonian museums. The museums in question would be one dedicated to women and another dedicated only to Latinos, and enjoyed broad bipartisan support. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Senate was attempting to pass them by a political mechanism known as the "voice vote", but Senator Lee dissented, and the vote needed to be unanimous to pass in that way. There are still ways of passing the bill within the Senate, but most of...
  • The Bias Fallacy. It’s the achievement gap, not systemic racism, that explains demographic disparities in education and employment.

    12/06/2020 9:04:37 PM PST · by karpov · 28 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2020 | Heather Mac Donald
    The United States is being torn apart by an idea: that racism defines America. The death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer in late May 2020 catapulted this claim into national prominence; riots and the desecration of national symbols followed. Now, activists and their media allies are marshaling a more sweeping set of facts to prove the dominance of white supremacy: the absence of a proportional representation of blacks in a range of organizations. That insufficient diversity results from racial bias, claim the activists, and every few days, the press serves up another exposé of...
  • Iranian Kurdish brothers behead their sister in honor killing

    12/05/2020 4:54:29 PM PST · by xomething · 24 replies
    Ekurd Daily ^ | 12/02/2020 | Editorial Staff
    SNE, Iranian Kurdistan,— A 31-year-old Kurdish woman in Sne (Sanandaj) city in Iranian Kurdistan has been killed by her family for what it is referred as “honor reasons.” According to Hengaw Organization, which reports on human rights abuses in the Iranian Kurdistan, the young woman identified as Sargul Habibi, 31-year-from village of Sorkhedzaj (Suvraze), a few kilometers from Sne in Iranian Kurdistan, was beaten by her brothers on excuses of honor and was then brutally beheaded. Sargul Habibi was recently detained by the police accused of having relationship with a young man, but both were released a day later, the...
  • Questioning the Diversity Delusion on Race-Obsessed Campuses

    12/02/2020 7:20:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Dec 2, 2020 | Richard L. Cravatts
    The Balkanization of college campuses. When he wryly observed that “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act,” Orwell may well have had academia in mind, where challenging prevailing ideology can have a calamitous effect on one’s reputation and career—something especially true of faculty. In 1978, the significant Regents of the University of California v. Bakke case brought the term “diversity” into the lexicon of higher education Although the Court found that the medical school at the University of California at Davis had used an unconstitutional quota system in denying Alan Bakke admission, Justice Lewis Powell...
  • Nasdaq Proposes Board-Diversity Rule for Listed Companies. Exchange operator seeks to require companies to have at least one female board member, plus one from an underrepresented minority

    12/01/2020 6:33:45 AM PST · by karpov · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 1, 2020 | Matt Grossman
    Nasdaq Inc. aims to require listed companies to include women and people of diverse racial identities or sexual orientation on their boards, the exchange operator said Tuesday. Nasdaq filed a proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would require listed companies to have at least one female board member, plus one board member from an underrepresented minority or who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Companies that don’t meet the standard would be required to explain why not. Nasdaq has determined that over the past six months, more than three-quarters of its listed companies would have fallen short of...
  • American High Schools Go Woke

    11/30/2020 2:08:39 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Consultants cash in on radical changes to curricula nationwide In July, the leadership of Los Angeles's elite Harvard-Westlake School issued a 20-page confessional about the school’s role in perpetuating "racism and injustice" and promised changes. The school, which sends dozens of kids to the Ivy League every year, will now teach 11th-grade U.S. history from a "critical race theory perspective." And diversity consultancies, which routinely charge six figures for their services, will facilitate the school's transformation at every step. On the East Coast, the wealthy Fairfax County public school district shelled out $20,000 for an hourlong speech from critical-race commentator...
  • Why Do UNC Schools Spend Money on Diversity Training That Doesn’t Work?

    11/30/2020 3:50:40 AM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 30, 2020 | Anthony Hennen
    Higher ed leaders love committees and training sessions. The technocratic mind that rules campus sees a problem and usually decides that the solution is more resources and education. Once the money is spent and the trainings, workshops, and seminars are completed, then the problem is solved. Since the police killing of George Floyd, colleges have issued apologetic statements about institutional racism and made grand resolutions to become “anti-racist.” It seems that spending on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives will continue to rise as they have in recent years. A Martin Center analysis has found that, at some of the largest...
  • University Administrators’ Pandemic Power Grab

    11/27/2020 7:33:19 AM PST · by karpov · 4 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 27, 2020 | Neetu Arnold
    Universities’ profligate spending habits have caught up with them after substantial losses in student enrollments due to COVID-19. As undergraduate enrollment fell by 4.4 percent and students had fewer “on-campus experiences,” universities desperately began laying off employees. Some even have plans to consolidate departments and entire campuses. Those actions spell trouble for the future of the shared governance tradition on American campuses. Shared governance allows faculty to participate in determining university priorities pertaining to administrative hires, education policies, and the budget. Faculty participation in university governance allows academic and educational interests to have a seat at the decision-making table. While...
  • Republican Party Future Depends on More Black, Brown Voters

    11/25/2020 7:04:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2020 | Star Parker
    Big questions remain about what exactly happened in the 2020 election. I've been looking over history, compiled on the Statista website, of total votes cast in presidential elections compared with the number of eligible voters. 2020 seems very, very odd. The number of votes reported in 2020 exceeded the total number of votes cast in 2016 by 22 million. This is larger than the population of Florida, the nation's third-most-populous state, and almost as large as the population of Texas, the second-most-populous state. According to Statista, votes of 66.5% of eligible voters were recorded in 2020. In 2016, 59.2 percent...
  • Aztec Death Whistles Sound like Human Screams and May Have Been Used as Psychological Warfare

    11/18/2020 3:56:49 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | Updated on 11/17/2020 | Liz Leafloor
    17 November, 2020 - 19:43 lizleafloorAztec Death Whistles Sound like Human Screams and May Have Been Used as Psychological WarfareRead Later PrintWhen odd, skull-shaped grave items were found by archaeologists decades ago at an Aztec temple in Mexico, they were assumed to be mere toys or ornaments, and were catalogued and stored in warehouses. However, years later, experts discovered they were creepy ‘death whistles’ that made piercing noises resembling a human scream, which the ancient Aztecs may have used during ceremonies, sacrifices, or during battles to strike fear into their enemies. The Aztec Death Whistles were Not Common Instruments Two...
  • MIT Announces Mandatory Diversity Training for All Students

    11/17/2020 4:20:29 PM PST · by Main Street · 56 replies
    breitbart ^ | 15 Nov 2020 | Tom Ciccotta
    Students at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will be required to participate in a diversity training seminar this winter. The university told students recently that they will not be permitted to register for their spring courses until they complete the diversity training program. According to a report by Campus Reform, students at MIT will be now be required to participate in a diversity training session before they are able to enroll in their spring courses. “You will have a registration hold placed on your account and will be unable to register for IAP and/or spring 2021...
  • MIT Announces Mandatory Diversity Training for All Students

    11/16/2020 11:29:40 PM PST · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 16 2020 | TOM CICCOTTA
    Students at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will be required to participate in a diversity training seminar this winter. The university told students recently that they will not be permitted to register for their spring courses until they complete the diversity training program. According to a report by Campus Reform, students at MIT will be now be required to participate in a diversity training session before they are able to enroll in their spring courses. “You will have a registration hold placed on your account and will be unable to register for IAP and/or spring 2021...