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  • Pennsylvania District Mandates White Supremacy Lessons for Kindergartners

    08/12/2020 11:48:13 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 11, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    Elementary school children returning to a wealthy Pennsylvania classroom in the fall will learn that sympathizing with police officers is racist. Gladwyne Elementary School in Lower Merion School District, one of the richest in the nation—will require fourth and fifth graders to read Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, which claims that white people who relate to police officers or decline to watch the news are complicit in racism. The curriculum also assigns A Kid's Book About Racism to kindergarten and first graders. Elana Fishbein, mother of two boys and a doctor of social work,said, "The book teaches kids...
  • Philadelphia public school teacher worries about 'conservative' parents listening in on virtual classes

    08/11/2020 10:05:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/11/20 | Lucas Manfredi |
    A Philadelphia public school teacher is curious about how educators will cope with “conservative parents" listening in on virtual classes, according to a thread captured on Twitter. According to a report by the Daily Wire, Matthew Kay, who teaches English at the Science Leadership Academy said on the social media platform that he is concerned about the “damage” that “helicopter parents” might cause if they overhear lessons on topics such as gender and sexuality. “So, this fall, virtual class discussion will have many potential spectators — parents, siblings, etc. — in the same room. We’ll never be quite sure who...
  • Public Schoolteacher Complains Home Learning Will Interfere With Trans, Race, And Gay Propaganda

    08/11/2020 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    thenationalpulse.com ^ | August 10, 2020 | Natalie Winters
    A Pennsylvania public school teacher has complained that at-home instruction would impinge on teachers’ abilities to “destabilize a kid’s racism or homophobia or transphobia” and host discussions about racism, sexuality, and gender. The coronavirus-fueled transition to online learning has shifted the domain for pushing far-left propaganda on American students from classrooms to homes, and some teachers – specifically Matthew Kay of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy – are frustrated the shift will complicate their ability to spew their radical beliefs. Kay took to Twitter to explain how the prospect of parents listening to class discussion could “damage” conversations about race, gender,...
  • Institutional Wokeness Is Destroying American Higher Education

    08/07/2020 9:55:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2020 | Josh Hammer
    The English department at Rutgers University, the eighth-oldest university in America, recently went woke. In an email obtained by The College Fix, Rebecca Walkowitz, English department chair, announced to faculty, staff and students that the department would implement a set of "anti-racist" initiatives. Lest the gullible be led astray by such anodyne phraseology, these initiatives include "limit(ing) emphasis on grammar/sentence-level issues so as to not put students from multilingual, non-standard 'academic' English backgrounds at a disadvantage." A pedagogical insistence on proper English grammar and syntax, you see, is now racist. Once upon a time, in those halcyon days before America's...
  • Economics professor says Wright State won't let him open class critical of Marxism to all students

    08/07/2020 2:09:39 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 14 replies
    FoxNew.com ^ | August 7, 2020 | Evie Fordham
    An economics professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, says the school has repeatedly denied his request to teach an elective class critical of Marxism to the general student body. "Clearly, it's all just censorship," Wright State economics professor Evan Osborne told Fox News. "I have proposed several electives. All have been approved, not going against the sacred beliefs of the radical wing of our department." Only honors students will be allowed to take Osborne's class "Marxism: A History of Theory and Practice” despite his requests that it be opened to any student, The College Fix first reported.
  • Top 10 Craziest College Classes That Taxpayers Are Underwriting

    08/03/2020 9:14:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 3, 2020 | Autumn Klein
    To understand just how normalized radical ideas are on college campuses, look at the curriculum for which students pay thousands and thousands of dollars. From their first steps on campus for orientation to walking across the stage on graduation day, students are usually bombarded with leftist propaganda. College campuses facilitate the perfect environment for indoctrination, providing a platform for radical professors to teach their opinion as fact. As a young woman in college, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to stand behind conservative values in the face of leftist campus culture.Conservative parents are in a catch-22. While still...
  • Hispanic activist wants Chicano studies purged (New Mexico)

    07/26/2020 9:29:52 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 26, 2020 | Russell Contreras /AP
    A New Mexico Hispanic leader upset about the removal of Spanish conquistador monuments is pushing for the state to end its support for Chicano and Native American studies. In a letter to University of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes, New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens Executive Director Ralph Arellanes wrote that the state’s largest university should dismantle both programs because they teach Latino students “self-hate” about their Spanish heritage. Arellanes, who signed that letter in his role as New Mexico LULAC executive director and chair of the Hispano Roundtable of New Mexico, said he has collected stories of...
  • City Board Ends Partnership with Christian Church Over Pastor ‘Liking’ Conservative Memes

    07/19/2020 5:59:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/16/20 | Martin Burger
    Senior pastor Chris Hodges had liked tweets by Turning Point USA founder and president Charlie Kirk.BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Local government authorities ended a partnership with a Christian church in Alabama offering outreach programs at public housing communities after a senior pastor was criticized online for liking several conservative-based memes. The church also was banned from leasing public high schools for its worship services. According to a report by AL.com, senior pastor Chris Hodges was first denounced by high school English teacher Jasmine Faith Clisby, who pointed out on Facebook that “Hodges, founder of the Church of...
  • 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...
  • The Devil’s Pitchfork: Seeking the Origin of Our Present Troubles

    07/05/2020 3:42:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | David Solway
    The leftist rot has burrowed so deep into the timbers of the nation that it is moot whether it can ever be pumiced clean. The minions of the left -- unhinged academics, ignorant politicians, radical feminists, “social justice” warriors, global warmists, Deep State operatives, the Democrat party and similar political organizations throughout the West, media fifth columnists, the various agents of institutional culture, left-wing sans culottes, union syndicalists and metrotextual intellectuals... *snip* Where did all this come from? A starting-point is always elusive -- one recalls the lone provocative idea of deconstructionist Jacques Derrida, namely, that origins always recede. Was...
  • On “White Fragility”

    06/28/2020 6:38:16 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 36 replies
    Taibbi Substack ^ | 28 June 2020 | Matt Taibbi
    A core principle of the academic movement that shot through elite schools in America since the early nineties was the view that individual rights, humanism, and the democratic process are all just stalking-horses for white supremacy. The concept, as articulated in books like former corporate consultant Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility (Amazon’s #1 seller!) reduces everything, even the smallest and most innocent human interactions, to racial power contests. It’s been mind-boggling to watch White Fragility celebrated in recent weeks. When it surged past a Hunger Games book on bestseller lists, USA Today cheered, “American readers are more interested in combatting racism...
  • Say Their Names Memorial Workouts [UNC-Chapel Hill] [NOT a Satire] [ed]

    06/26/2020 3:30:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    We must stand together with the victims of police brutality, hateful acts, and social injustice due to the color of their skin. Join us for this series of at-home workouts designed to honor those who were taken too soon due to acts of hate and violence. These workouts aren’t meant to make light of these situations, but rather raise awareness and add significance to activity. We hope these workouts inspire action over complicity, and hold people accountable. We encourage you to make these one of MANY ways you stand in solidarity with the Black community and stay active against white...
  • FSU Student Leaders Stick By Anti-Semitic Senate President

    06/20/2020 7:12:33 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 19, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    Florida State University's student senate narrowly voted to keep its president despite his history of anti-Semitic comments. FSU student senate president Ahmad Daraldik wrote "f— Israel" and "stupid Jew" in social media posts and created a website comparing the "occupation of Palestine" to the Holocaust. He defended his past behavior in a video circulated prior to the vote. "I was a child living under an oppressive occupation, where my voice was not heard. So, when I saw a post of a child with a soldier's foot on their chest and a gun to their face, I had no time," Daraldik...
  • Professor Calls For White People To Die, College Insists That He Did Nothing Wrong – While White Professor Is Being Investigated Over ‘Black Privilege’ Tweet

    06/13/2020 7:46:45 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 52 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 06.13.2020 | Sarah Hall
    A black professor tweeted that he wants white people to die and supports “fighting white people,” concerned individuals notified his university. However, instead of firing or even punishing him, the campus administration insists that he did nothing wrong. For Irami Osei-Frimpong, every discrepancy within minority communities can be reduced to racial inequality, namely the oppression of white people. Additionally, he has been afforded a gratifying platform to spew this racial propaganda and spread the idea of victim superiority at the University of Georgia, convincing young people that a certain race of people is inherently racist and, therefore, evil. Fighting White...
  • Now my public library has come out in support of BLM

    06/10/2020 9:38:09 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 39 replies
    Enoch Pratt public library ^ | 6/10/20 | Me, Myself, & I
    I got an email from my public library this morning, the Enoch Pratt library. They announced that they would have sidewalk service by appointment, and prominently displayed a link. I went to the link and was DISGUSTED to find the following statement. What does this have to do with libraries, books, or anything vaguely connected to learning? And, how can the library, a publicly funded entity, declare allegiance to an entity which is virulently anti-Israel, has ascribed to the the BDS movement? Link to their BLM statement
  • Floyd’s Niece: ‘When Has America Ever Been Great?’

    06/09/2020 5:07:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/9/20
    Brooke Williams, the niece of George Floyd, asked “when has America ever been great?” as she paid tribute to her uncle at his funeral in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon. “As long as I’m breathing, justice will be served for Perry,” Williams pledged. “That officer showed no remorse while watching my uncle’s soul leave his body. He begged and pleaded many times just for you to get up, but you just pushed harder. Why must the system be corrupt and broken?” “Someone said, ‘Make America Great Again,’ but when has America ever been great?” she then asked, alluding to President...
  • Stanford Dean Mona Hicks Quotes Convicted Cop Killer Assata Shakur in Memo to Students

    06/08/2020 6:19:56 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jun 2020 | Tom Ciccotta6
    Stanford University Dean of Students Mona Hicks quoted convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur in a memo she sent to students in June. Shakur, who fled the United States in 1979 after a prison break, remains on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list.
  • How Universities Inject Toxic Anti-Americanism Into Students

    06/04/2020 7:06:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/04/2020 | BY PHILIP CARL SALZMAN
    Behind the anti-American hate seen in the current rioting, arson, and looting is the long term undermining of America carried out systematically in our universities. Various social movements—the counter-culture movement of the 1960s, the feminist movement from the 1960s, the revival of Marxism in the 1970s, the race activists from the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter, the gay liberation movement, the Palestinian anti-Israel movement—have been adopted and absorbed in universities in their most extreme and maximalist forms. Professors have ceased to see themselves as scholars striving for impartial and objective knowledge, choosing instead to be advocates of preferred groups...
  • Award-winning archaeologist gives detailed instructions on how to pull down Confederate obelisks as protesters topple racist statues in Birmingham and Nashville

    06/01/2020 11:30:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2020 | Ralph R. Ortega
    A leading archeologist tweeted instructions on how to safely topple an obelisk as George Floyd protestors in her town toppled a Confederate statue during a demonstration that escalated into unrest. University of Alabama at Birmingham archeologist Sarah Parcak took to Twitter Sunday evening offering details on how to bring an obelisk down as demonstrators in the city's Linn Park defaced a Confederate monument and tore down a statue of Confederate Naval captain Charles Linn Sunday night. A day earlier, protestors in Nashville, Tennessee, toppled a statue of Edward Carmac, a former politician and newspaper publisher who wrote editorials expressing racist...
  • No, Prof. Pinker, Belief in an Afterlife is Not a ‘Malignant Delusion’

    05/26/2020 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 26, 2020 | Michael Brown
    No, Prof. Pinker, Belief in an Afterlife is Not a ‘Malignant Delusion’ A May 20 Washington Post op-ed claimed that evangelical Christians are behind the Republican push to reopen the nation. In response, Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker tweeted on May 21, “Belief in an afterlife is a malignant delusion, since it devalues actual lives and discourages action that would make them longer, safer, and happier. Exhibit A: What’s really behind Republicans wanting a swift reopening? Evangelicals.” (The tweet has since been removed.)Prof. Pinker, a self-described atheist, is wrong on all points. (Practical lesson: You can be a brilliant Harvard scientist...