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  • Professor Says Ivy League Stiffs Conservative Justices

    07/29/2015 7:54:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | 07.28.15 | Marcia Coyle
    Are the nation’s Ivy League schools giving short shrift to conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices when they confer honorary degrees? A survey by one professor suggests the answer is yes, and that the reason is ideology. Of the 14 honorary degrees bestowed by Ivy League institutions to living justices, 12 went to those on the high court’s left side, said ...legal scholar John McGinnis of Northwestern University School of Law. The two exceptions, from Brown and Yale, went to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a moderate... Ginsburg, perhaps the court’s most liberal justice, is the record holder with honorary degrees from...
  • Parents, don’t be fooled: The sex-ed agenda is more sinister than you know

    06/30/2015 4:34:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Jonathon van Maren
    It's a rare, if not historic pushback—tens of thousands of people across the Canadian province of Ontario are announcing loudly that they oppose the new sex education curriculum proposed by the province’s premier, Kathleen Wynne. Large numbers of protestors have made their voices heard in front of Wynne's office, in front of the provincial legislature at Queen's Park, and at the offices of Members of Provincial Parliament across the province. Harking from every culture and ethnic group, the protestors are demanding one thing: Let kids be kids. The entire phenomenon is startling for a number of reasons. First of all,...
  • What the Gay-Marriage Ruling Means for Your Children's Education

    06/29/2015 6:16:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/29/2015 | by FREDERICK M. HESS
    Like fascists, Communists, and boy-band producers, the American Left has always believed it could fine-tune human nature if it could only “get ’em while they’re young.” That’s why the Left works so hard to impose its will on schools and universities. As John Dewey, America’s high priest of educational progressivism, explained in 1897, the student must “emerge from his original narrowness” in order “to conceive of himself” as a cog in the larger social order. Last week’s gay-marriage ruling will yield a new wave of liberal efforts to ensure that schools do their part to combat wrong-headed “narrowness.” Justice Anthony...
  • Lesbian teacher shares her approach for indoctrinating 4-year-olds

    06/26/2015 5:43:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 6/24/2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A lesbian public elementary school teacher divulged during a homosexual activist conference workshop for teachers how she indoctrinates students -- starting at age four -- to support homosexual relationships. Presenting at the event, Ontario public school instructor Pam Strong told those in attendance how she convinces her young Canadian students that same-sex "marriage" and other LGBT lifestyles are acceptable and honorable. "And I started in kindergarten ... what a great place to start," Strong told those in attendance,according to LifeSiteNews.com. "It was where I was teaching. So, I was the most comfortable there." The homosexual activist organization Canadian Centre for...
  • White House Poet Taught Kids to Sit in Circles and Watch Porn for College Class

    06/23/2015 1:50:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6-23-2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A University of Pennsylvania English course taught by a poet who performed for President Obama at the White House ended up exactly as the professor envisioned it: college kids watching porn. “Wasting Time on the Internet,” a once-a-week creative writing course taught by Kenneth Goldsmith that required students to stare at a computer screen for three hours completed its first class this spring. Goldsmith wrote last fall that students could use the three hours to watch porn, and then “use it as the basis for compelling erotica.” “I’ve never taught this class before, but I have a hunch that it’s...
  • Mock Trials at UNC

    06/22/2015 5:40:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mike Adams
    The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has just made an enormous political mistake. Just days after being put on accreditation probation in the wake of a massive academic fraud scandal, they decided to fire wrestling coach C.D. Mock. His firing comes under suspicious circumstances and has serious First Amendment implications. The university is claiming that C.D. Mock was fired because of his teamÂ’s performance. It is true that his team has not finished higher than fourth at the ACC Championships since 2008. But there is more to the story. Coach Mock is not your ordinary wrestling coach. He is also...
  • Physician expelled from staff for telling the truth about homosexual behavior

    06/21/2015 9:52:44 PM PDT · by massmike · 78 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 06/22/2015 | n/a
    On March 30, a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), expelled a well-respected urologist from its medical staff because he voiced concerns about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospital’s aggressive promotion of “gay pride” activities. Dr. Paul Church has been a urologist on the BIDMC staff in Boston for nearly 30 years. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. He has done research on diagnosing prostate and bladder cancer, and has been a frequent volunteer for medical mission projects in Mexico and Africa. He has also spoken...
  • ‘Black’ Rachel Dolezal: Whites shouldn’t discuss racism

    06/21/2015 3:48:00 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 18, 2015 | Dave Huber
    As if the case of Rachel Dolezal couldn’t get any sillier, anti-racism activist Tim Wise says that the “black” former NAACP chapter president once “tried to stop him from speaking” at Eastern Washington University because … “white folks can’t speak with any legitimacy to issues of racism.” Dolezal was a part-time professor at the college.
  • Only white people can save themselves from racism and white supremacism

    06/20/2015 5:13:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | June 19, 2015 | Baynard Woods
    I am white. I was born and raised in South Carolina, a state to which my grandmother’s family came in the 1600s. They owned slaves. Part of her family were Pinckneys, which means that someone in my family may have owned someone in the family of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in the terrorist attack on Charleston’s Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday night. Those same people who owned his ancestors were likely involved in, or at least aware of, the suppression first of the Stono rebellion in 1739 — which resulted in mass executions and the placement...
  • Public College Plutocrats

    06/19/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Hillary Clinton, President Obama and other progressives rail against “the fortunate,” “the haves,” and “the lucky,” don’t expect them to rail against public college presidents, no matter how much they richly, every pun intended, deserve it. Here, courtesy of the Chronicle of Higher Education, are some of the fortunate few: • Rodney A. Erickson, president of Penn State at University Park, who took home $1,494,603 in 2014; • R. Bowen Loftin, then of Texas A & M, who received $1,128,957 that same year; • Joseph A. Alutto, then of Ohio State, who got $996,169 in 2014; • Elson S....
  • First Amendment Centers

    06/16/2015 3:29:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Eleven years ago, I gave a speech at Yale Law School. It was called “The Constitutional Crisis in Higher Education.” I’ve have given variations of that speech on more than 80 college campuses since then. In that time period, the crisis has become substantially more serious. Now, it is time for defenders of free speech to take more aggressive measures to curb censorship on our nation’s campuses. We cannot simply keep talking about the crisis. We need to tackle it aggressively. One essential measure needed to tackle the crisis involves the creation of First Amendment centers at public universities all...
  • The New Shut Up Culture

    06/16/2015 1:13:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Jon Schwebbe
    (Disclaimer: The author of this piece is a white, middle class, heterosexual, Christian male. Please disregard all opinions below because PRIVILEGE.) A friend texted me the other day about abortion. Previously, she was very pro-choice. However, after reading up on the horrors of abortion and how women are negatively affected, she realized that she was actually pro-life. She told me she felt convicted in her new belief, but she was afraid to speak out about it because “people are too mean.” She's right. People are mean. If she expressed her opinion publicly, there's no doubt she would be ruthlessly attacked...
  • Teacher: I Don’t Teach Shakespeare Because He’s White

    06/15/2015 9:13:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/15/2015 | Blake Neff
    The Washington Post has published a guest article by a California teacher arguing that American high school students shouldn’t read Shakespeare because he’s a dead, white man. Dana Dusbiber, who teaches English in Sacramento, says she avoids Hamlet and all the rest because her minority students shouldn’t be expected to study a “a long-dead, British guy” (Dusbiber herself is white). And while Shakespeare is widely regarded as the premier writer of the English language, able to timelessly portray themes central to the human experience, Dusbiber says he only is regarded that way because “some white people” ordained it and he...
  • Nobel Prize-winning scientist says he was forced to resign ("the trouble with women in science")

    A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist says he was forced to resign after sexist comments drew widespread condemnation. Tim Hunt told The Observer newspaper in a story published Sunday that he had been "hung out to dry" after being forced out of an honorary post at University College London and losing his position with the European Research Council science committee. The university and the research council didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. The 72-year-old Hunt said he was never given a chance to explain his position. The trouble started when he told the World Conference of Science Journalists in South...
  • If Rachel Dolezal Duped Us Into Believing She's Black, Blame Ourselves

    06/13/2015 11:50:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/13 | Frederik DeBoer
    I's hard to think of a more bizarre story, or one more representative of contemporary America, than that of Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal is an academic and activist who represented herself as African American for many years, earning a degree in Africana studies, even ascending to the position of president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP. As police killings show, the African American community needs more change As police killings show, the African American community needs more change Dolezal's parents, however, have recently made matters uncomfortable for her, telling the media that she is in fact Caucasian and showing...
  • UC Faculty Training: Saying ‘America Is the Land of Opportunity’ Is a Microaggression

    06/11/2015 4:53:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/11/2015 | By Katherine Timpf
    The phrase is just one of many that faculty were advised not to use. A University of California faculty leader-training handout instructed professors not to say that “America is the land of opportunity” because that’s a racist, sexist microaggression. According to the handout, called “Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages they Send,” the statement “assert[s] that race and gender [do] not play a role in life successes” — despite the fact that saying opportunities exist and saying that opportunities are more easily attainable for some people than others are not mutually exclusive assertions. Other microaggressions listed on the document include...
  • The Silencing

    06/09/2015 5:56:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Kirsten Powers gets it. There is an assault on free speech in this country that is coming from the political left. But the people responsible for it are not liberals. They aren’t worthy of the title of liberal, which presupposes a degree of tolerance for opposing opinions. They are illiberal leftists and they are crushing the free exchange of ideas in this country. To make matters worse, they know exactly what they are doing and why they are doing it. In other words, they are not ignorant of, or merely indifferent to, constitutional principles. They are at war with them....
  • Progressive Academics Are Shocked That Their Creatures Turn on Them

    06/09/2015 6:43:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/09/2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Recently several progressive professors have publicly complained that their students are hounding them for failing to consider their tender sensibilities by straying beyond the p.c. orthodoxy on sexual assault, sex identity, linguistic correctness, and a whole host of other progressive shibboleths. Northwestern “feminist” professor Laura Kipnis found herself in a Title IX star chamber for an article she wrote decrying the immaturity of her legally adult students. Over at Vox, another progressive confessed (anonymously, reminding us that academics are an invertebrate species) he was so “scared” and “terrified” of his “liberal” students that he self-censors his comments in class and...
  • How to escape the age of mass delusion

    06/08/2015 9:38:51 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 74 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6-8-15 | Stella morabito
    [Snip] One of the best books that cracks the code on what we are living through was written by Dutch psychiatrist Joost A. M. Meerloo about 60 years ago. Mull over the first line of his book’s forward, and you will think he is writing about today: “This book attempts to depict the strange transformation of the free human mind into an automatically responding machine – a transformation which can be brought about by some of the cultural undercurrents in our present-day society as well as by deliberate experiments in the service of a political ideology.” That’s from “The Rape...
  • Nothing gay about Hastert hypocrisy

    06/07/2015 7:42:23 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart
    In discussing the scandal engulfing former House speaker Dennis Hastert, who is due in court this week, one thing must be made absolutely clear. What he is alleged to have done to young boys has absolutely nothing to do with being gay or gay rights. * Almost immediately after the news broke of Hastert’s indictment, folks looked to Congress for signs of hypocrisy. Former representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who is gay, made an assertion during an appearance on Huffington Post Live last Monday that was flat-out inappropriate. “Dennis Hastert twice as speaker tried to get the house to pass a...
  • Imam, aunt: Usaamah Rahim not a terrorist, was 'murdered' by 'reckless' cops

    06/05/2015 3:58:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/5/2015 | Bob McGovern, O’Ryan Johnson
    A Boston imam and the aunt of the 26-year-old Roslindale man killed by police and the FBI on Tuesday say he was not a terrorist and blamed his “murder” on the media, an investigation gone awry and the strained relationship between cops and black men. “I ask that God overlook the shortcomings in the people who continue to exist that murdered the young man,” said Imam Abdullah Faaruuq of the Mosque for the Praising of the Lord in Roxbury yesterday. “I know that’s probably not what they intended in their hearts. But this is how they’re trained — to shoot...
  • Calif. Teacher Allegedly Told Kids to Take Selfies with Parents’ Sex Toys for Extra Credit

    06/04/2015 3:57:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | June 4, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    A teacher at Encinal High School in Alameda, Calif., allegedly told his tenth-grade students to find their parents’ sex toys and condoms and take selfies with them for extra credit. A local CBS affiliate reports that two of the students’ mothers, Kimberly Cobene and Evangeline Garcia, had heard about the assignment from a counselor at the school. “It was to go into your parents’ private drawers or whatever to seek out sexual toys or condoms, or anything of that nature and to take a selfie with it,” Cobene said. According to CBS, the school administration has tried to play off...
  • Liberal Students Are Terrifying Their Own Professors

    06/04/2015 6:01:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Modern progressive college students have become so militant they’re frightening their own like-minded professors, according to an account posted by one such professor on the website Vox. The professor, using the pseudonym Edward Schlosser, claims to have taught for nine years and currently works at a midsize state college. Over that time, he says, students have decisively shifted to become so protective of their fragile emotions that defying their sensibilities can be “suicidal” for one’s career. “Things have changed since I started teaching,” Schlosser writes. “The vibe is different. I wish there were a less blunt way to put this,...
  • COLLEGE BOARDS SABOTAGE AMERICAN HISTORY (identity politics rule)

    06/04/2015 9:12:56 AM PDT · by Liz · 2 replies
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | 6/4/15 | MICHELLE MALKIN
    --SNIP--As the 55 distinguished members of the National Association of Scholars explained this week, the teaching of American history faces “a grave new risk.” So-called “reforms” by the College Board, which holds a virtual monopoly on AP testing across the country, “abandon a rigorous insistence on content” in favor of downplaying “American citizenship and American world leadership in favor of a more global and transnational perspective.” The framework eschews vivid, content-rich history lessons on the Constitution for “such abstractions as ‘identity,’ ‘peopling,’ ‘work, exchange and technology,’ and ‘human geography’ while downplaying essential subjects, such as the sources, meaning and development...
  • The Left Continues to Devour Itself: Liberal Prof. says he's terrified of his own students

    06/04/2015 7:20:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/04/2015 | Ed Driscoll
    “Liberal Professor: My Liberal Students Terrify Me” — so naturally, he goes to Vox.com, the home of Matt “Fighting dishonesty with dishonesty is sometimes the right thing for advocates to do” Yglesias and Ezra “Not everything the Nazis touched was bad” Klein to spill his worst fears. In response, Ace of Spades writes, if a leftwing professor is feeling terrified by his fellow leftists still in the larva stage, “Then all is right. Terror is virtue, Robspierre said. It is through terror that we compel virtue”: I say it’s sort of worth reading because the writer is such a...
  • Fifty-Five Scholars Oppose New AP U.S. History Framework

    06/03/2015 4:35:17 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    https://caffeinatedthoughts.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Fifty-five scholars signed a letter released yesterday opposing the College Board’s AP U.S. History Framework. Jane Robbins of American Principles Project and retired AP US History teacher Larry Krieger brought this issue to the public’s attention last year with their op-ed in Heartlander Magazine when the framework was made public in 2014. Defenders of the changes have tried to paint those opposed to the framework as ill-informed and politically partisan or as those who want to censor unflattering history.
  • The College Board's Sabotage of American History

    06/03/2015 4:11:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    A stellar group of American historians and academics released a milestone open letter yesterday in protest of deleterious changes to the advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) exam. The signatories are bold intellectual bulwarks against increasing progressive attacks in the classroom on America's unique ideals and institutions. Moms and dads in my adopted home state of Colorado have been mocked and demonized for helping to lead the fight against the anti-American changes to APUSH. But if there's any hope at all in salvaging local control over our kids' curriculum, it lies in the willingness of a broad coalition of educators and...
  • Planned Parenthood hosts sex-ed house parties

    06/02/2015 7:37:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | June 2, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Planned Parenthood is now offering “in home sex ed.” Pretty weird? It is called the Responsible Sex Education Institute and the largest chain of abortion clinics says it, “educates and empowers individuals and communities to make responsible choices regarding their sexuality and sexual health by serving as a source for safe, confidential, unbiased, and accurate information about sex and sexuality.” But, just what are they teaching? Apparently, not abstinence…. Rebecca Engle Planned ParenthoodRebecca Engel, Education Program Manager for the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ sex-ed program, told Trans* Youth Channel that abstinence education does not work. Planned Parenthood has...
  • Sex education teacher takes students to adult store

    06/02/2015 11:53:42 AM PDT · by dware · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.02.2015 | AP via Fox News
    MINNEAPOLIS – A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis. Gaia Democratic School director Starri Hedges took about a dozen middle- and high-school-aged students to the Smitten Kitten last week. Hedges told the Star Tribune that she wanted to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to learn about human sexual behavior.
  • Leftist Censors Strike Again

    06/02/2015 6:20:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I have often maintained that threats to freedom of expression in this country come predominantly -- probably exclusively -- from the political left. The censoring of a pro-life student club in a Las Vegas high school is a recent egregious example. Angelique Clark, a sophomore at West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, says the Clark County School District denied her application to charter a pro-life club as a chapter of Students for Life of America, the nation's largest youth pro-life organization. The district, according to Clark, said, "It was too controversial, and it would be too exclusive, and...
  • Ben Levin: Child pornography charges were the least of it

    06/01/2015 8:26:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/01/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Levin is not just a person who likes to look at pictures of children having sex; he is a sexual sadist who enjoys at least hearing about pain inflicted upon small defenceless children On Friday, former Ontario deputy minister of education, Ben Levin, was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. In March, Levin pleaded guilty to one count each of possessing child pornography, making child pornography, and counselling the commission of a sexual assault. Four other child porn related charges were withdrawn by the Crown. At the time of his arrest in July 2013, Levin was a world renowned...
  • The real history of Common Core: ‘Black helicopters’ all over the place

    05/31/2015 6:31:41 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Education Action Group ^ | Mar 14, 2014 | Danette Clark
    Despite the left’s efforts to convince us that Obama’s relationship with William Ayers was irrelevant... the facts that prove otherwise are plenty and can no longer be ignored. To understand the agenda (and lies) at the core of our new national standards, you have to go back to why many on the right were concerned about Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers to begin with – their work on education reform. The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), a progressive education reform model rooted in the social justice pedagogy of John Dewey and Paulo Freire, was expanded by President Obama and communist...
  • Pearson Common Core expert: ‘Was George Washington any different from Palestinian terrorists…?’

    05/31/2015 4:44:32 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Education Action Group ^ | Jul 7, 2014 | Danette Clark
    “Was George Washington any different from Palestinian terrorists trying to protect their country?” “Was Jefferson a hypocrite? Did he really think of a slave as a sub-human while writing the Declaration of Independence?” These questions were written for use in the classroom by Grant Wiggins, a Pearson Education author, partner, and Common Core professional development trainer. In partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers, Pearson Education provides lessons, texts, professional development, and other resources to states implementing the Common Core State Standards.
  • How a Graduate Student Reluctantly Uncovered a Huge Scientific Fraud

    05/31/2015 10:26:46 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 54 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5-29-15 | Jesse singal
    The exposure of one of the biggest scientific frauds in recent memory... (Snip) Over and over again, throughout the scientific community and the media, LaCour’s impossible-seeming results were treated as truth, in part because of the weight Green’s name carried, and in part, frankly, because people — researchers, journalists, activists —wanted to believe them. (snip) ...Broockman was consistently told by friends and advisers to keep quiet about his concerns lest he earn a reputation as a troublemaker, or —  perhaps worse — someone who merely replicates and investigates others’ research rather than plant a flag of his own. (snip) This might...
  • DOJ Spending $1.8 Million Testing Kid-Run Courts to Combat Bullying (Obama's America!)

    05/30/2015 6:01:11 PM PDT · by drewh · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 30, 2015 AST | BY: Elizabeth Harrington
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) is spending nearly $2 million to see if courts run by teenagers can be a viable tool to fight school bullying. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) tasked WestEd, a San Francisco-based education research group, late last year to study the effectiveness of “youth courts,” where the roles of judge, jury, defense, and prosecution are filled by students, who can then administer punishment in middle and high schools. “Reports of violence, bullying, and other offenses have resulted in concerns about school safety,” according to the NIJ grant. “Administrators, anxious to restore order, have adopted policies...
  • Los Altos High Students Claim History Textbooks Ignore U.S. ‘Crimes Against Humanity,’ Want Revision

    05/30/2015 9:52:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 29, 2015 | Devin Fehely
    A group of students at Los Altos High School want California history textbooks revised, claiming the current textbooks don’t tell the whole story. The students claim the version of American history taught in California classrooms is at best incomplete and at worst biased and inaccurate: failing to adequately cover the experiences, accomplishments and frequent mistreatment of communities of color and women. “There’s definitely value at looking at the good things we have done, there’s definitely value at being proud of those things, and there’s even more value in acknowledging what we haven’t done correctly,” one of the students said. Members...
  • 'There is a future in sodomy': Protestors take over anti-gay marriage lecture on college campus

    05/30/2015 9:48:09 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/27/2015 | Dave Urbanski
    As a speaker was about to begin her lecture criticizing gay marriage Tuesday on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, about 30 students seated in the front rows stood with signs, turned to face the rest of the audience and let loose.
  • Taxpayer-Funded PBS Pushes Teaching Sex Ed to 4-Year-Olds (Barf)

    05/30/2015 5:43:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    newsbusters ^ | May 30, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    Watching PBS? Might want to ask the kindergartners to leave the room. In a May 27 piece for tax-funded PBS, NewsHour producer Saskia de Melker argued “The case for starting sex education in kindergarten.” In her piece, she held up the Netherlands as an example for the United States in “sexuality education” – for those as young as 4-years-old to learn “honest conversations about love and relationships.”
  • Northwestern Professor: Faculty Now Fear Students Demanding ‘Safe Spaces’

    05/30/2015 3:43:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Big Government ^ | 5/29/15 | John Sexton
    A Northwestern University professor was accused of retaliation and investigated after students claimed an article she had written had a “chilling effect” on students’s ability to report sexual misconduct.Writing on Friday in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Laura Kipnis describes an academic climate in which professors lay awake at night in fear of losing their careers over a single careless word or missed trigger warning. A new academic culture is rising in which hurt feelings are considered evidence of an attack. This hypersensitivity is being abetted by an expanding process of Title IX charges which allow anyone with an agenda...
  • Diversity Officer Who Called for Murder of White Men to Retain Position

    05/28/2015 9:29:07 AM PDT · by rightistight · 52 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/28/15 | Aurelius
    Bahar Mustafa, a diversity officer at Goldsmiths University, will retain her position at the school despite a number of inflammatory statements. Ms. Mustafa was first embroiled in controversy after she banned white men from a campus event: In response to criticisms of her racist acts, Mustafa responded that she cannot be racist, saying, “There have been charges laid against me that I am racist and sexist towards white men. I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards white men, because racism and sexism describe structures of privilege based on race and gender, and therefore women of color...
  • The Brownshirts of Our Time [liberal intolerance]

    05/27/2015 6:49:04 PM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2015 | Dr. Phyllis Chesler
    On Saturday evening, November 8, 2003, I addressed a free-standing feminist “networking” conference of mainly African-American and Hispanic-American women at Barnard College. The conference was sponsored by WERISE (Women Empowered through Revolutionary Ideas Supporting Enterprise), which was described as a grassroots, multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-disciplinary organization for women in the arts. The women ranged in age from 20 to 65 and were dressed in corporate business suits, colorful African and ethnic attire, and youthful jeans. A few days before the conference one of the organizers asked me about my most recent book and I told her it was The New...
  • Single White Female Meets Polygamous West African Shaman

    05/25/2015 8:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post's Arts & Culture ^ | May 21, 2015 | Tim Ward, Author, publisher, teacher, and traveler
    In her sexy, stormy, spiritual memoir, Honey in the River, Marsha Scarbrough explores the contemporary relevance of ancient African wisdom teachings, wrapped around a love affair with a married African shaman. The mythology and metaphysics of Ifa, the indigenous religion of the Yoruba people of West Africa, is woven throughout her fast-paced tale that combines spiritual text with descriptions of her experiences in rhythm, dance and deep trance. As she blends archetypal drama and epic soap opera, Marsha reveals and befriends her personal shadow. I interviewed Marsha about her book and what it was like become so deeply involved with...
  • What’s Behind Big Science Frauds?

    05/24/2015 5:14:05 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-22-15 | ADAM MARCUS and IVAN ORANSKY
    In December, Science published a paper claiming that people could change their minds about same-sex marriage after talking for just 20 minutes with a gay person. It seemed too good to be true — and it was. (snip) Most science and health reporters rely on the top journals for news leads. They tend to move in a pack, descending on a small handful of news items each week. When the papers in those journals have the fillip of a hot topic, like sex or race, the frenzy is even greater. And yet many reporters fail to do the necessary due...
  • College Students Are Not Customers

    05/24/2015 3:17:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 119 replies
    Slate ^ | May 23, 2015 | By Rebecca Schuman
    In what is apparently a vogue of Republican state legislators exercising misplaced vendettas against college professors, Iowa Sen. Mark Chelgren recently made headlines when he introduced Senate File 64, “an Act relating to the teaching effectiveness and employment of professors” at Iowa public institutions. Each year, the bill stipulates, any faculty who fails “to attain a minimum threshold of performance” based solely on student evaluations would be automatically fired regardless of rank or tenure. Lest you think that firing professors based on a questionable assessment metric affords them too much dignity, rest assured there is more. Some beleaguered governing body...
  • University Approves ‘history’ Class That Doesn’t Mention Both World Wars

    05/22/2015 6:54:48 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 18 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 5/8/15 | David Hookstead
    Sacramento State University will now allow an anthropology course to fulfill the school’s general education history requirement, a decision that has prompted fierce debate, with history scholars noting it effectively allows students to take a “history” class that doesn’t even mention either World War, among other important topics.As it stands, the anthropology class will reportedly focus on “the intersection of race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexuality; the political economy of institutions and ideas, such as racism, classism, sexual stereotyping, family, religion, state, color blindness, multiculturalism, etc.; and, discourses of cultural diversity in the U.S.”
  • What Ivy League Affirmative Action Really Looks Like — from the Inside

    05/19/2015 6:58:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    nat review ^ | 5/18/15 | d french
    Asian Americans have finally had enough. They’re tired of working harder, achieving more academically, then having that held against them as they try to fulfill their educational dreams in our nation’s most elite universities. To gain entry into top private schools such as Harvard or the best public schools such as the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, no one has to do better than Americans of Chinese or Japanese or Korean descent. To make room for black, Latino, and — yes — white students, deserving Asian Americans are pushed aside. And they’re tired of it. So last week a coalition...
  • How Liberals Ruined College

    05/12/2015 7:03:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05/12/2015 | Kirsten Powers
    College should be a place of new ideas and challenging views. Instead, liberals have made it a place of fear and intimidation. The root of nearly every free-speech infringement on campuses across the country is that someone—almost always a liberal—has been offended or has sniffed out a potential offense in the making. Then, the silencing campaign begins. The offender must be punished, not just for justice’s sake, but also to send the message to anyone else on campus that should he or she stray off the leftist script, they too might find themselves investigated, harassed, ostracized, or even expelled. If...
  • Black Professor Regrets Comments Critical of White Students

    05/12/2015 2:41:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 12, 2015 | By PHILIP MARCELO
    An incoming Boston University professor says she regrets racially charged tweets she made disparaging white men. Black professor Saida Grundy called "white college males" a "problem population" in a Twitter account that's now private. She also declared "white masculinity is THE problem for America's colleges." She says in a statement issued Tuesday she regrets that her passion led her to speak "indelicately."
  • Professor: If You Read To Your Kids, You’re ‘Unfairly Disadvantaging’ Others

    05/06/2015 4:21:59 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so. In an interview with ABC Radio last week, philosopher and professor Adam Swift said that since “bedtime stories activities . . . do indeed foster and produce . . . [desired] familial relationship goods,” he wouldn’t want to ban them, but that parents who “engage in bedtime-stories activities” should definitely at least feel kinda bad about it sometimes: “I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly...
  • Analysis: Harvard faculty, researchers donated overwhelmingly to Democrats [Shocking!]

    05/05/2015 5:01:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/5/2015 | Valerie Strauss
    This will come as no surprise to those who see higher education as a bastion of liberalism. An analysis of political donations by 614 Harvard University faculty, instructors and researchers over a period of several years shows that 84 percent of the nearly $3 million that was donated to candidates and political action committees went to Democrats. Nearly 20 percent of the donations went to a fund that supported both President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012 and the Democratic National Committee (though Republican Mitt Romney got some cash too).The analysis was conducted by the student newspaper, the Harvard Crimson, which...