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  • Marianne Williamson asked white people to apologize. She got it right. (Oh no she didn't)

    01/21/2018 5:32:42 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 53 replies
    Marianne Williamson walked to the middle of the stage, paused for a second, then she asked all the black people to stand. The New York Times best-selling author, internationally known spiritual teacher and native Houstonian was in town recently for her "Love America Tour" at Unity of Houston. She urged the 200 of us from our seats. She then instructed a white person to hold the hand of a black person standing. A white woman and a teenage girl who looked to be mother and daughter in the row behind me took my hand and arm. Williamson then told the...
  • Fashionable Bigotry

    01/11/2018 5:01:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Since my last column on academic hypocrisy several readers have written to express the view that intolerance toward conservative Christians is the only form of intolerance that academics are willing to tolerate. Such a view seems reasonable at first glance. Upon further reflection it misses the mark. Tolerance presupposes a) a moral judgment against something and b) the choice to permit it. Hence, my readers’ views are overly charitable. In order to elaborate, I ask my readers to imagine the following thought experiment:The Dean of Journalism at a large public university refuses to sponsor a speaker as a part of...
  • Our Kids Are Being Taught They’re Flawed if They’re White

    01/10/2018 3:30:40 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 50 replies
    Momzette ^ | 1/9/18
    It's time American parents wake up to the reality of what many of our children are being 'instructed' in classrooms from coast to coast The American Left has morphed into our newest religion. With frightening similarities to Islam, the religion of the Left “is an authoritarian movement that wants total compliance with its dictates,” says Daniel Greenfield, journalism fellow at the Freedom Center, “with severe punishments for those who disobey.” In my new book, “Tyranny of the Minority,” I warn that “a Hillary Clinton victory might have placed us closer to a political inquisition in which conservatives would be given...
  • Teacher who compared homosexuality to cancer has certificates suspended (NJ)

    01/07/2018 5:05:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 7, 2018 | Marissa Iati
    A former Union High School teacher who in 2011 called homosexuality a "perverted spirit" that "breeds like cancer" has agreed to a three-year suspension of her teaching certificates. The posts on Jenye "Viki" Knox's personal Facebook page eventually caused the special education teacher and faculty adviser to the school's Bible study group to resign. She later filed a federal lawsuit claiming school officials had violated her free speech and religious rights.
  • Mandatory diversity course not effective, prof discovers

    01/06/2018 1:45:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Mandatory diversity course not effective, prof discovers Toni Airaksinen New York Campus Correspondent @Toni_Airaksinen on Jan 04, 2018 at 2:12 PM EDT A professor at East Carolina University recently discovered that the diversity course she teaches isn’t actually “effective” in changing students’ racial or gender biases. Dr. Michele Stacey based her conclusions on surveys of 288 students that she conducted both before and after they completed the course, which is mandatory for Criminal Justice majors and minors. A professor at East Carolina University recently discovered that the diversity course she teaches isn’t actually “effective” in changing students’ racial or gender...
  • Exam questions blast Trump as bigot, tout Hillary as unifier

    01/05/2018 3:01:24 PM PST · by DFG · 27 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/04/2018 | Osje Pena
    The final exam for African Studies 161 asked students whether Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric was "anti-Mexican,” “anti-Muslim,” “anti-woman,” or “all of the above.” Another question described Hillary Clinton's 2016 concession speech as being focused on "breaking down barriers and bringing people together," asking only that students identify which groups her overtures addressed.
  • Prof Caught Preaching Violent Overthrow Of American Democracy

    01/05/2018 5:24:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 134 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 5, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    A professor, students and videotape. What I have frequently referred to as the Academic-Industrial-Complex (AIC) really is an organ of sorts of what I call the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC). One of the more recent illustrations of this point is Albert Ponce, a professor of political science at Diablo Valley College.  One of Ponce’s lectures was recently video recorded by one of his students.  The student released it to The Red Elephants—an on-line organization that has launched a campaign encouraging students to record their “Marxist professors—who in turn shared it with the campus watchdog publication, Campus Reform. Ponce is captured on video...
  • The 'Right' To Disrupt Free Speech On Campus -- It Doesn't Exist

    01/05/2018 8:33:35 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 5, 2018 | George Leef
    When students (and others) disrupt events where speakers are trying to make arguments they dislike, they always say that their conduct is justified. Most commonly, the disrupters maintain that they are merely preventing “hate speech,” which allegedly doesn’t enjoy the protection of the First Amendment. Therefore, they are perfectly free to keep speakers they oppose from being heard. In fact, they say they’re acting righteously, by protecting against speech that supposedly leads to violence or oppression. Student zealots, such as those who prevented University of Oregon president Michael Schill from giving a speech, believe that. So, evidently, do some college...
  • When Judicial Deference Becomes Dereliction of Duty

    12/30/2017 9:38:41 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 30, 2017 | George Will
    <p>Wisconsin’s supreme court can soon right a flagrant wrong stemming from events set in motion in 2014 at Milwaukee’s Marquette University by Cheryl Abbate. Although just a graduate student, she already had a precocious aptitude for academic nastiness.</p> <p>On October 8, in an undergraduate course she was teaching on ethics, when the subject of same-sex marriage arose there was no debate because, a student said, Abbate insisted that there could be no defensible opposition to this. (Marquette is a Jesuit school.) After class, the student told her that he opposed same-sex marriage and her discouraging of debate about it. She replied (he recorded their interaction) that “there are some opinions that are not appropriate that are harmful . . . do you know whether anyone in the class is homosexual? . . . In this class homophobic comments . . . will not be tolerated.” The student’s appeals to Abbate’s superiors were unavailing (the chairman of her philosophy department referred to the student as an “insulin [sic] little twerp”), so he gave John C. McAdams his recording of Abbate rebuffing him.</p>
  • Campus Reform's top 10 liberal outrages of 2017 (Snowflake trigger alert)

    12/30/2017 10:33:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 28, 2017
    Campus Reform published more than 1,500 articles this year exposing liberal bias and abuse on college campuses, so we let our readers determine the top 10 stories of 2017. From "pee privilege" to a "Leftist Fight Club," the stories showcase the wide variety of leftist excesses that pervade American higher education. Campus Reform published more than 1,500 articles this year exposing liberal bias and abuse on college campuses, so we let our readers determine the top 10 stories of 2017. The outrages run the gamut, from the absurd—such as the Greek Life retreat that was called off due to...
  • FIVE THINGS PROFESSORS ACTUALLY SAID IN 2017

    In 2017, President Trump’s first year in the Oval Office brought academic rage to new heights as professors frequently blasted the Commander-in-Chief and berated his voters and anyone who does not embrace progressivism. Here are five things that professors actually said in 2017: 1) Prof suggests Texans deserve hurricane for supporting Trump A University of Tampa professor publicly suggested that Texans deserved Hurricane Harvey because the state voted Republican last year. “I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas,” Professor Ken Storey tweeted in August. “Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t...
  • California Parents Barred from Opting Kids Out of Mandatory LGBT-Inclusive Textbooks

    California has become the first state in the union to mandate the use of LGBT-inclusive textbooks in elementary schools and have given parents no way to opt out. The choice has been made for them. It’s the law. That law requires a “fair, accurate, inclusive, and respectful” treatment of homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and lesbian Americans despite the historical insignificance. “We’re not trying to make anybody gay; we’re not saying there’s an agenda; we’re not saying that these people are better than other people; what we’re saying is this is another group of Americans and they face certain prejudices,” said state...
  • Crazy College Courses and the Religion of Sex

    12/19/2017 9:56:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2017 | Frank Turek
    Just when you thought the state of higher education couldn’t get any lower, the Young America’s Foundation surveyed 50 major colleges to see what courses they are offering as legitimate “higher education” in the 2017-18 academic year.  As is evident by a reading of the complete survey, the new religion in America— “the religion of sex”—has taken over part of the academy and made it their temple.  Here’s just a small sampling of the crazy courses now being offered:Up at Northwestern University there’s a course that typifies many being offered at campuses all over the country.  It’s called, Beyond the...
  • The Age of Outrage

    12/18/2017 6:08:27 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 25 replies
    City Journal ^ | 12-17-17 | Jonathon Haidt
    What is happening to our country, and our universities? It sometimes seems that everything is coming apart. To understand why, I have found it helpful to think about an idea from cosmology called “the fine-tuned universe.” There are around 20 fundamental constants in physics—things like the speed of light, Newton’s gravitational constant, and the charge of an electron. In the weird world of cosmology, these are constants throughout our universe, but it is thought that some of them could be set to different values in other universes. As physicists have begun to understand our universe, they have noticed that many...
  • Diversity bureaucrats go full Grinch at the University of Minnesota

    12/16/2017 7:18:05 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The leftist takeover of higher education has been accomplished not merely by recruiting progressive faculty, but also by installing a vast and expensive bureaucracy intended to enforce thought control on the campus. All in the name of “diversity.” A vivid example comes from the University of Minnesota this week.
  • Purdue Professor Argues Tough College Courses Reinforce White Privilege

    12/14/2017 6:07:33 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 December 2017 | Tom Ciotta
    The head of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education, Donna Riley, argued in a recently published academic journal article tough engineering courses only serves to uphold “white male heterosexual privilege.” According to a report from Campus Reform, Riley, in an astonishing feat of vague postmodern writing, published an article in the most recent issue of the academic journal Engineering Education in which she argued that the concept of academic “rigor” is used as a means to exclude students from marginalized groups from academic communities.
  • UNLV professor punished pro-Trump student with bad grades, resigns

    12/14/2017 11:16:13 AM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | July 14, 2017 | Siraj Hashmi
    Ever since Donald Trump was elected president in November, liberal professors have been taking out their frustrations on their conservative and Trump-supporting students. At the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, College Republican President Jacob Deaville filed a formal complaint against his professor for discriminatory intent and unfair grading practices all because of his politics. The professor, who Deaville wished to remain unnamed since he was informed of his resignation from UNLV on Friday, taught a summer course called “Summer Cuisine,” which he took to fulfill an international cultures requirement for graduation. While the class was completely apolitical, the instructor singled out...
  • Conservative campus group defunded after hosting Dennis Prager [WY]

    12/13/2017 8:01:52 AM PST · by beaversmom · 25 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/13/17 | JENNIFER KABBANY - FIX EDITOR
    A conservative campus group at the University of Wyoming has had its ability to receive funding from its school coffers yanked just weeks after hosting conservative pundit Dennis Prager. The group, Turning Point USA, was accused by the student government’s finance committee of not following campus policy in hosting the Nov. 9 event and has since been suspended from requesting funding until 2019, the Branding Iron campus newspaper reports. The pro-capitalism student group was accused largely of minor procedural infractions: not properly labeling its posters, not using an approved ticketing method for the event, and “providing food unauthorized by UW...
  • Prof tells class he won't debate Shapiro, suggests MMA fight

    12/08/2017 9:42:24 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 49 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 12-6-17 | Nikita Vladimirov
    A sociology professor at the University of California, Merced recently told students that he would not be willing to debate Ben Shapiro, but would enjoy “ripping this fool’s shoulder out of his socket.” Noting that some of the students might be "connected" to the effort to bring Shapiro to campus, the instructor asked if they would instead help to arrange "some sort of an MMA thing between me and him." A sociology professor at the University of California, Merced is calling for a charity fight between him and a conservative journalist Ben Shapiro ahead of an upcoming event in February....
  • Groupthink in Academia: The Will to Submit

    12/05/2017 9:58:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    “Groupthink” is a phenomenon that social psychologists know well.  It was in 1972 that Irving Janis first coined the term, and since this time the concept of groupthink has been applied to the study of decision-making in various contexts.However, all too rarely have scholars analyzed academia in terms of groupthink.  Yet there can be no question that contemporary academics at most universities and colleges throughout America (and beyond) are at least as much as and, truth be told, probably much more so than anyone else under the spell of Groupthink.I have been teaching philosophy for the last 18 years.  I...