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  • As Joe Biden waits for his Obama endorsement, blackface Canadian Justin Trudeau gets his

    10/17/2019 5:20:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Foreign meddling, anyone? In a move that's sure to turn some Canadian voters off, resident Obama stepped in and offered his endorsement to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. ... Barack Obama on Wednesday endorsed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s reelection bid, a high-profile boost to the Liberal leader‘s campaign less than a week before voters head to the polls. ... Seems foreign interference in other countries' elections is all right so long as Democrats do it. But never mind the Canadians, this one paints quite a picture of hypocrisy. Trudeau, recall, is yet another woke leftist who's had photos of...
  • Atlantic Records boss Ben Cook quits after dressing up as member of hip-hop group Run DMC [tr]

    10/16/2019 8:01:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2019 | Mark Duell and Chantaelle Edmunds
    Atlantic Records president Ben Cook who gave Ed Sheeran his first record deal today announced he had resigned after dressing up as a member of Run DMC. The music boss admitted he had made the 'terrible mistake' seven years ago at a party when guests were asked to come dressed as their favourite musical icon. Mr Cook said the label previously reprimanded him for dressing as a member of the US hip-hop group, but new allegations about his appearance had prompted his exit.
  • Gandhi 'was racist and planned statue of him outside Manchester Cathedral must be scrapped [tr]

    10/16/2019 7:06:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2019 | Richard Mardsen, and Sophie Tanno
    Mahatma Gandhi is revered across the world for his non-violent campaign for Indian independence and was nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize. But plans to unveil a statue in his memory in Manchester have sparked a backlash from a student leader who claims he was a 'virulently anti-black racist'. The 9ft statue has been donated to the city by the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, a spiritual mission based in Gandhi's ancestral homeland of Gujarat, following the Manchester Arena bombing which killed 22 people in 2017. It is due to be unveiled outside Manchester Cathedral next month, to 'spread...
  • Michigan State University bans ‘racially, culturally, or ethnically based’ costumes for Halloween

    10/11/2019 10:39:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    American Mirror ^ | October 10, 2019 | Victor Skinner
    Students at Michigan State University are getting an education in how they can avoid offending people with culturally inappropriate Halloween costumes in what’s becoming a new tradition that undermines the university’s own identity. The unsolicited advice on what to wear on fright night appeared on message boards in campus residences this week to help students answer the question “Is your Halloween costume racist?” according to The Morning Watch, the school’s conservative news site. What’s become an annual reminder from MSU’s Residence Education and Housing Services spells out the difference between “cultural appropriation vs. appreciation.” When students are selecting a Halloween...
  • Warriors' Steve Kerr doesn't give opinion on Daryl Morey-China controversy

    10/08/2019 6:09:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NBC Sports Bay Area ^ | October 8, 2019 | Logan Murdock
    During his five-year tenure as Warriors coach, Steve Kerr has spoken out on a number of social topics about which he's passionate. However, following the controversy surrounding Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's comments on China, Kerr chose not to give an opinion on the matter. "I don't," Kerr said following Warriors practice Monday evening. "It's a really bizarre international story, and a lot of us don't know what to make of it. So it's something I'm reading about just like everybody is, but I'm not going to comment further than that.
  • Bipartisan Consensus: Shame On The NBA For Selling Out Democracy To China

    10/07/2019 6:25:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 7, 2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Talk about taking the easy lay-up. This starts with a tweet from Houtson Rockets general manager Daryl Morey expressing support for democracy in Hong Kong, which in the US would hardly seem notable, let alone objectionable. In China, however, the government turned it into an international incident — and the NBA dribbled all over itself to re-ingratiate themselves to Beijing:
  • Sports Illustrated Staffers Announce They've Been Laid Off [UPDATING]

    10/03/2019 5:24:50 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 83 replies
    Big Lead ^ | 10/3/2019 | Kyle Koster
    Half of Sports Illustrated's newsroom has been laid off and the decision was announced to staff this afternoon, NPR reports. News of the widespread cuts was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, and Deadspin accurately reported that 50 percent of the newsroom would be affected. This all comes days after Editor-in-Chief Chris Stone "vacated" his position, as well as a circulated memo preaching optimism from the new editors. Those unfortunate enough to be included in the widespread layoffs are announcing their departures on Twitter. Below is a running list: ...
  • Woke Math In Seattle

    10/01/2019 8:18:49 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 9/30/2019 | Rod Dreher
    In the future, historians will look back upon the suicide of our civilization and will see this poison for what it is. In Seattle, the city’s public schools have decided that everything, even mathematics, has to be seen through the lens of oppression and racism. Below are actual screenshots from the guidelines for math education there: Read the whole thing here. The young people who are going to learn real math are those whose parents can afford to put them in private schools. The public school kids of all races are going to get dumber and dumber … and this...
  • How White Liberals Became 'Woke,' Radically Changing Their Outlook On Race

    10/01/2019 3:05:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 1, 2019 | Asma Kahlid
    Jeromy Brown, a 46-year-old teacher in Iowa, considers President Trump a white supremacist. "If the shoe fits, then say it, and the shoe fits him," Brown said, while waiting in a "selfie line" at an Elizabeth Warren rally in August. "Why should he be excused from that label?" Brown, like many white liberal voters, appreciates that some Democratic presidential candidates have begun explicitly referring to Trump as a white supremacist. His top choice, Warren, told The NPR Politics Podcast in August that "when the white supremacists call Donald Trump one of their own, I tend to believe them." But she's...
  • Woke History Is Making Big Inroads in America's High Schools

    09/24/2019 9:47:24 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 31 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 9-17-19 | John Murawski
    Like growing numbers of public high school students across the country, many California kids are receiving classroom instruction in how race, class, gender, sexuality and citizenship status are tools of oppression, power and privilege. They're taught about colonialism, state violence, racism, intergenerational trauma, heteropatriarchy and the common thread that links them: “whiteness.” skip Advocates believe they are within striking distance of making ethnic studies a graduation requirement in high schools across the country, making it a prerequisite for preparing students to navigate the world, much as learning about the Western tradition had once been. Skip “We don’t want students to...
  • Coming to a Curriculum Near You: Less Science, More Social Justice

    09/24/2019 9:00:24 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 22 replies
    The Briefing ^ | 9-24-19 | Albert Mohler
    But next, we note that it's not just America's colleges and universities. As I said in the beginning, there is a pass down, a filter down process throughout the rest of the culture and of course that means high schools and even middle schools and elementary schools as well. As a matter of fact these days, many of the same ideas and intellectual agendas show up in pre-school. But now I want to turn to an article by John Murawski entitled, “Woke History Is Making Big Inroads in America's High Schools.” He writes, "Like growing numbers of public high school...
  • Michelle Beadle, ESPN in buyout talks as winner emerges in power struggle

    09/04/2019 10:42:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 3, 2019 | Andrew Marchand
    Michelle Beadle and ESPN are in talks that are expected to result in her leaving the company, The Post has learned. This is part of the continued fallout from ABC/ESPN’s NBA shake-up that right now has Rachel Nichols and her show, “The Jump,” in line for a major promotion in how the network’s coverage will be presented going forward. Beadle and ESPN are negotiating a buyout, which would end her time at the company, according to sources. She makes $5 million per year. She has multiple years left on her contract, but the exact number is unknown.
  • Dave Chappelle ‘Sticks & Stones’: Why I’m not allowed to say f*ggot but allowed to say N-word?

    09/04/2019 6:17:35 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 78 replies
    Stick and Stones Special
    So she sits me down. We have a nice conversation. She tells me, “Oh, the sketches are great.” I go, “Oh, fantastic. Well, then… well, then, why am I here?” She said, “Because, David, there’s no way… that you can ever say the word… “f*ggot” on our network. I didn’t know I did anything wrong. I didn’t try to defend myself. I said, “All right. F*** it, I’ll take it out. Have a good afternoon.” And as I was leaving, it occurred to me. “Hey. Hey, Renée, quick question. It’s just a question. Seriously, I wanna know. Like, wh-why is...
  • Gillette CEO: $8 Billion Loss Over Woke Ads ‘Worth Paying’

    08/03/2019 9:18:00 AM PDT · by blam · 168 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-3-2019 | David Ng
    Gillette CEO and president Gary Coombe is defending the $8 billion write-down Procter & Gamble experienced last quarter related to his brand, saying in a recent interview that it was “worth paying” and that he doesn’t mind alienating some customers. Coombe told Marketing Week that the loss was “a price worth paying” as the 188-year-old maker of razors, blades and other grooming products contends with dwindling sales. “It was pretty stark. We were losing share, we were losing awareness and penetration, and something had to be done,” Coombe said. He said Gillette decided to “take a chance in an emotionally-charged...
  • Playboy gets 'woke': Millennial editors relaunch the infamous men's magazine w/inclusive tilt

    08/03/2019 7:12:11 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-2-19 | Erica Tempesta
    The summer issue contains articles on BDSM and gender-neutral sex toys as well as a profile of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and an interview with Tarana Burke, the activist who founded the #MeToo movement. Instead of having a staff writer to speak with Burke, Playboy enlisted Dream Hampton, the filmmaker behind 'Surviving R. Kelly,' the documentary that led to multiple charges against the singer.
  • Gillette Loses Billions after Shaming Men in Ad Campaign

    08/01/2019 1:59:20 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 101 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 Aug, 2019 | Jim Treacher
    …...Consumers, men in particular, must be made to feel worthless. They have to be reminded that their needs and desires are wrong under any circumstances, that their instincts are loathsome, that their very existence is a malignancy, and that they're responsible for all the world's ills whether they want to admit it or not. Now give them your money, you piece of garbage. But hey, maybe I was wrong. Maybe this was a good idea. How is it working out for Gillette? Douglas Ernst, Washington Times: Gillette’s infamous “toxic masculinity” ad may cost Procter & Gamble more than anyone imagined...
  • 'Miss Saigon’ Ages Horribly In Era Of #MeToo And Authentic Representation; [tr]

    08/01/2019 8:04:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | July 29, 2019 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Miss Saigon in 2019 is not the Miss Saigon I remember from 1997. With music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, Miss Saigon is inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly and revered as a theater classic since it made its London debut in 1989. It later premiered on Broadway in 1991 to wild success, with Lea Salonga winning a Tony and Olivier Award and putting her on the map as one of the most talented stage actresses. It was a big score for Asian representation as Salonga, of Filipino descent, went on to become...
  • SunTrust to stop financing companies that manage private prisons

    07/08/2019 8:08:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 8, 2019 | Staff
    SunTrust Banks Inc said on Monday it will no longer provide future financing to companies that manage private prisons and immigration holding facilities. "This decision was made after extensive consideration of the views of our stakeholders on this deeply complex issue," the company said in a statement.
  • Elizabeth Banks Wants ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot to Send a Message: “Believe Women”

    07/06/2019 11:29:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 109 replies
    Collider ^ | 1 week ago | By Sydney Bucksbaum
    In 2019, we can’t afford to not get political, even with escapist entertainment. So even though Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels reboot is a high-stakes, globe-trotting spy thriller comedy, she still made sure to send a message with extreme real-world ties within the story about female spies: “Believe women.” Letting female rage express itself was one of the most important aspects of the new installment of the Charlie’s Angels franchise, Banks, who directed, wrote and co-stars, tells Collider along with a small group of journalists. “One of the ingredients of this movie was supporting and believing women,” she says. “We literally...
  • Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture

    07/06/2019 5:59:01 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 87 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/10/18 | Yascha Mounk
    On social media, the country seems to divide into two neat camps: Call them the woke and the resentful. Team Resentment is manned—pun very much intended—by people who are predominantly old and almost exclusively white. Team Woke is young, likely to be female, and predominantly black, brown, or Asian (though white “allies” do their dutiful part). These teams are roughly equal in number, and they disagree most vehemently, as well as most routinely, about the catchall known as political correctness.Reality is nothing like this. As scholars Stephen Hawkins, Daniel Yudkin, Miriam Juan-Torres, and Tim Dixon argue in a report published...