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  • Professor Declares ‘Whiteness’ a ‘Disease’ [Teaching Education journal]

    11/23/2015 1:53:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Front Page ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    [University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E.] Matias draws on what's known as "critical race theory" (CRT). Given the heavily politicized nature of the contemporary academy, it should come as no surprise that CRT is a racialized version of Marxism and all of the rage among legions of academics. I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are...
  • Teacher: No Legos for Boys

    11/22/2015 10:28:35 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/20/2015 | Staff
    A Bainbridge Island teacher is giving a lesson that has parents on edge. The lesson plan: Boys can't play with Legos. The Bainbridge Island Review reports that Karen Keller, a kindergarten teacher at Blakely Elementary, is tackling the issue of gender equity by not allowing the boys in her class to play with Legos. The Lego-restricted lesson plan doesn't make a whole lot of sense for KIRO Radio's Dori Monson. "If I was a parent of a boy in that class, I'd get them out of there ... we've gone insane in our public schools," he said. "This Bainbridge Island...
  • Blame the White Guy 2015: University group hosts "White Privilege" retreat

    11/20/2015 5:44:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The University of Vermont recently held a retreat exclusively for Caucasian students so they could explore white privilege. "Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White," was the name of the three-day conference, as first reported by the website Campus Reform. It's a bit wordy for a t-shirt, in my humble opinion. They should've just called it "Blame the White Guy 2015." As we all know the only way to build a stronger and inclusive university campus is to shame the white children into acknowledging they are personally responsible for every imaginable evil that has befallen...
  • Princeton joins schools race row as protesters demand cultural space just for black students...

    11/18/2015 7:32:00 PM PST · by matt04 · 59 replies
    Princeton University has become the latest school to be embroiled in a race scandal with 30 student's staging a sit-in inside their president's office. The Black Justice League (BJL) have told President Christopher L. Eisgruber they won't leave until Woodrow Wilson's name is removed from a college and international affairs school, and a mural to him in a dining hall is demolished. The group believe the former President, who led the formation of the League of Nations and helped all women get the vote, was a 'proud Clansman' who has a 'racist legacy'. They also want a 'cultural space' only...
  • U. Minnesota student government votes against 9/11 ceremony; didn’t want to spread Islamophobia

    11/17/2015 8:32:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Grade Point ^ | November 16, 2015 | Susan Svrluga
    A resolution to honor the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks each year at the University of Minnesota was rejected by the student government there, with some students expressing concern that such a measure could foster “Islamaphobia.” The resolution noted that the attack still has a lasting effect on many on campus, and “the events of that date are of immeasurable importance to the world we live in today,” and that the university has no formal memorial for that date on campus. It called for a moment of recognition on the morning of Sept. 11, 2016, and every year to...
  • Blaming Zionist Administrationfor Their Financial Plight CUNY Students to Hold Protest at Hunter Col

    11/11/2015 10:09:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | November 11, 2015 12:04 PM | Ruthie Blum
    Student groups planning a protest on Thursday at Manhattan's Hunter College are using classical antisemitic tropes for advertising. The rally is part of a nationwide campaign called "Million Student March," demanding tuition-free education and the cancellation of student debt. [...]... The Zionist administration invests in Israeli companies, companies that support the Israeli occupation, hosts birthright programs and study abroad programs in occupied Palestine, and reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education. While CUNY aims to produce the next generation of professional Zionists, SJP [NYC Students for Justice in Palestine] aims to change the university to fight for...
  • Mizzou student body president admits to spreading false rumor KKK was on campus

    11/11/2015 10:22:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Twitter via BizPac Review ^ | 11/11/15 | Tom Tillison
    Much like the lie known as “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” rumors and unsubstantiated allegations continue to flow freely on the University of Missouri campus, with some of the worst of it coming from student body president Payton Head. Head, who had previously claimed he was called the “n-word” from a passing pickup truck — one of the actions that led to the school’s president, Tim Wolfe, resigning on Monday — was at it again on Tuesday. This time, he took to social media to warn students about the KKK being on campus, according to Twitchy.com: There’s only one small problem...
  • I got slimed by Marco Rubio: The massive debate fail shows off his ignorance

    11/12/2015 12:23:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | November 12, 2015 | Avery Kolers, professor of philosophy at the University of Louisville.
    A market economy is a tool for securing human welfare and promoting human freedom. It may or may not be effective at those things, but either way, that's what it is: a tool. Sadly, the contemporary Republican Party has elevated that tool into a religion, bowing before it and disparaging those who don't.We need some philosophers to scrutinize that religion's dogmas, and we need some welders to help dismantle its gaudy temples. Last night, as I listened to the Republican debate, I was surprised to hear my own profession called out by name. I am a professor of philosophy. Accordingly,...
  • O’Keefe Video: Cornell Administrator Shreds Constitution Because it is ‘Triggering’

    11/06/2015 4:21:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies
    Cornell Review ^ | November 5, 2015 | Casey Breznick
    Video from investigative journalism outfit Project Veritas (PV) released Thursday morning shows a Cornell administrator shredding a copy of the U.S. Constitution after a PV journalist posing as a student told the administrator the document is triggering. Elizabeth McGrath, Cornell’s Lead Title IX Investigator, is seen in the video feeding pages from a pocket-size Constitution through a paper shredder after the undercover journalist says it would be therapy for her. McGrath asks the journalist if she would like to participate, an offer she declines. I have my own personal reasons why the Constitution is very triggering for me, the PV...
  • Global Warming Activists Don’t Like When Someone Follows The Money

    11/04/2015 9:17:33 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 11/03/2015 | Andrew Follett
    Al Gore .. has levied his global warming activism from a net worth of $700,000 in 2000 into an estimated net worth of $172.5 million by 2015. He is not alone in his financial endeavor. Funding of science, in this particular case, climate change science, is dominated by the federal government. We assert that this will cause recipients of [government] grants to publish findings that are in-line with government policy preferences (i.e., do not bite the hand that feeds you ... Studies that receive financial support from the public sector do not have to disclose it as a conflict of...
  • WP: A high school teacher helps clarify socialism for Donald Trump (and you!)

    10/25/2015 5:11:57 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24 at 8:30 AM | Philip Bump
    The day after the first Democratic presidential debate, Donald Trump called Bernie Sanders a maniac. "This socialist-slash-communist," Trump said to raucous cheers. "I call him a socialist-slash-communist, because that's what he is." Well, no. The terms "socialist" and "communist" are often confused, thanks in large part to the Cold War. Layer on top of that the nuance of the term "democratic socialist," which is how Sanders describes himself, and it's easy to see why people might generally be confused... To offer America a bit of a primer, I reached out to Dr. Lawrence Quill, chairman and professor of political science...
  • UWM says 'politically correct' is no longer politically correct

    10/22/2015 2:23:53 PM PDT · by MeganC · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/22/2015 | Peter Hasson
    The phrase 'politically correct' is now a microaggression according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The universitys 'Just Words' campaign aims to 'raise awareness of microaggressions and their impact.' These microaggressions include the words: 'lame,' 'thug,' 'trash,' and 'third world.' The phrase politically correct is now a microaggression according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The universitys Just Words campaign is the work of UWMs Inclusive Excellence Center and aims to raise awareness of microaggressions and their impactmicroaggressions like politically correct or PC. Merriam-Webster defines politically correct as conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as...
  • Cornell Faculty Donations Flood Left, Filings Show

    10/15/2015 7:02:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2015 12:06 AM | By PHOEBE KELLER and EMILY FRIEDMAN
    Of the nearly $600,000 Cornells faculty donated to political candidates or parties in the past four years, over 96 percent has gone to fund Democratic campaigns, while only 15 of the 323 donors gave to conservative causes. The Suns analysis of Federal Election Committee data reveals that from 2011 to 2014, Cornells faculty donated $573,659 to Democrats, $16,360 to Republicans and $2,950 to Independents. Each of Cornells 13 schools both graduate and undergraduate slanted heavily to the left. In the College of Arts and Sciences, 99 percent of the $183,644 donated went to liberal campaigns. The law school...
  • What I Learned about Climate Change: The Science is not Settled

    10/17/2015 6:32:08 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 47 replies
    Medium ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | David Siegel
    What is your position on the climate-change debate? What would it take to change your mind? If the answer is It would take a ton of evidence to change my mind, because my understanding is that the science is settled, and we need to get going on this important issue, thats what I thought, too. This is my story. More than thirty years ago, I became vegan because I believed it was healthier (its not), and Ive stayed vegan because I believe its better for the environment (it is). I havent owned a car in ten years. I love animals;...
  • 10 Key Ways To Break The Mass Delusion Machine

    10/11/2015 7:26:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Federalist ^ | August 27, 2015 | Stella Morabito
    Perception is everything. Wars are often won or lost based on how the actors perceive one anothers strengths and weaknesses, not so much how strong or weak they are in reality. So it goes with any agenda item. When people sense a shift in public opinion on an issue, a fair number will shift right along with what they perceive. Thus, power elites can shape behaviors and attitudes by applying various techniques of crowd psychology, focused on propaganda and silencing dissent. ... Effective propaganda also keeps you in the dark about the fact that you are being manipulated. You Cant...
  • College Promises To Punish Students Who Heckled Mandatory Play

    09/09/2015 4:43:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 8, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Greensboro College student Claire Sellers, who claims her play was heckled so badly that performers vomited afterwards. Greensboro College student Claire Sellers, who claims her play was heckled so badly that performers vomited afterwards. A liberal arts college in North Carolina is pledging to identify and potentially punish students who heckled a play about sexual assault the college forced them to attend. It Stops Here, an original play produced by students at Greensboro College, was first performed last Wednesday before a crowd of students, but the performance didnt go as planned. According to people at the play, members of the...
  • Colleges brainwash students into believing 9/11 was our fault

    09/06/2015 9:19:25 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 September 2015 | Paul Sperry
    Case in point is a freshman-level English class taught at several major universities across the country called The Literature of 9/11 which focuses almost entirely on writings from the perspective of the Islamic terrorists, rather than the nearly 3,000 Americans who were slaughtered by them. These readings offer points of view that justify terrorism, paint the United States and its government as wholly evil and immoral and desecrate the memory of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the UNC College Republicans said in a recent letter to Chancellor Carol Folt.
  • [VA] Judge denies transgender students request to use boys bathroom

    09/04/2015 5:23:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Julie Zauzmer
    A federal judge has denied a transgender teenagers request to allow him to use the same bathroom as his peers at his public school in Virginia. Instead, the judge ruled Friday, the teenager must continue using a separate, private bathroom that he has said makes him feel singled out and humiliated. Gavin Grimm, a teenage boy who was born female, used the boys bathroom for seven weeks with no problem, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board on his behalf. But then parents heard about the teen using the boys...
  • SF School Adds Gender-Neutral Kindergarten Bathrooms

    09/03/2015 4:59:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 9/3/15 | William Bigelow
    The first San Francisco elementary school to make bathrooms gender neutral has proudly removed the circles, triangles, and stick figure signs from the kindergarten and first-grade bathrooms that delineate the differences between the sexes.Principal Sam Bass of Miraloma Elementary said the change at the beginning of the school year was prompted by the needs of six to eight students who are outside calling themselves simply boys or girls, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Bathrooms for children older than first grade will be altered in coming years, even outside bathrooms that have multiple stalls.Bass told the Chronicle, Theres no need...
  • Professors threaten bad grades for saying illegal alien, male, female ( Washington State )

    08/30/2015 7:25:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as illegal alien, "male," and female, or if they fail to defer to non-white students. According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss Women & Popular Culture class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers oppressive and hateful language. The punishment for repeatedly using the banned words, Breikss warns, includes but [is] not limited to removal from the class without attendance or participation points, failure of the assignment, and in extreme cases failure for...
  • Bigotry in numbers: Why so many academics look down on evangelicals

    08/28/2015 6:48:58 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 37 replies
    Those who teach in higher education are relatively OK with some religious groups, according to a study based on a 2012 online national survey that drew 464 complete responses. Asked to assess religious groups on a feeling thermometer of 1 to 100, Jewish people, mainline Protestants and Catholics all achieved an average score of 65 or higher, researchers led by University of North Texas sociologist George Yancey reported in an online article in the journal Sociology of Religion. Next to the bottom, just slightly above fundamentalists, were Protestant evangelicals with an average score of 48. Based on the rankings and...
  • Capitalism-Hating Marxist Professor Rakes In $170,000 Per Year At U. Wisconsin

    08/21/2015 2:24:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/21/2015 | Eric Owens
    One of the leading lights of Marxism on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison brings home a sweet salary of $170,000 per year. The well-heeled sociology professor is Erik Olin Wright .. The tenured, capitalism-hating professors annual salary of $170,000 is $117,587 greater than the household income of a typical Wisconsin family and is in the top 2 percent of all Americans. Whil an average middle-class family in Wisconsin survives on $4,368 per month, the Marxist professor enjoys a cushy monthly income of $14,166. He will teach exactly two courses in the fall semester for this princely sum. ......
  • 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 nations 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 courts 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 OConnor, a moderate... Ginsburg, perhaps the courts most liberal justice, is the record holder with honorary degrees from...
  • Parents, dont 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 pushbacktens of thousands of people across the Canadian province of Ontario are announcing loudly that they oppose the new sex education curriculum proposed by the provinces 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 theyre young. Thats why the Left works so hard to impose its will on schools and universities. As John Dewey, Americas 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 weeks 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. Ive never taught this class before, but I have a hunch that its...
  • 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 team’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 hospitals 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 shouldnt 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 couldnt 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 cant 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 grandmothers 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 Charlestons 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, dont 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. Ive 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 nations 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 Dont Teach Shakespeare Because Hes 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 shouldnt read Shakespeare because hes a dead, white man. Dana Dusbiber, who teaches English in Sacramento, says she avoids Hamlet and all the rest because her minority students shouldnt 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 thats 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 arent 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 books 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. Thats 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 Hasterts 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, ORyan 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 thats probably not what they intended in their hearts. But this is how theyre 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 theyre 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 ones 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,...

    06/04/2015 9:12:56 AM PDT · by Liz · 2 replies
    --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 Boards AP U.S. History Framework. Jane Robbins of American Principles Project and retired AP US History teacher Larry Krieger brought this issue to the publics 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...