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  • Brown Students Tore Up, Threw Out American flags at Veterans Day Ceremony

    11/14/2016 3:57:24 PM PST · by drewh · 33 replies
    msn.com ^ | 3 hours ago
    American flags flying for a Veterans Day ceremony at Brown University were snapped in half, torn up and thrown away, according to a veteran who watched it happen and another student who videotaped what he saw happening and posted it online. That prompted other students to counterprotest, according to the campus newspaper, the Brown Daily Herald, with a senior upset by the actions organizing a group to sit on the school’s green to protect the remaining flags. And it opened up an intense debate about the meaning of patriotism and sacrifice on the Ivy League campus in the days after...
  • Brown University Providing Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms Because ‘Both Sexes Menstruate’

    09/08/2016 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both men’s and women’s bathrooms across the university this academic year. The tampons will be delivered to bathrooms by the university’s student president, Viet Nguyen, as well as 20 volunteers, with Nguyen claiming the initiative is a means of educating students that men menstruate as well as women. In an email to the student body, Nguyen said, “There’s been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action....
  • Hillel's Moment of Truth [Judenrein]

    05/17/2016 10:36:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Caroline Glick
    Two wars today are being waged against Jewish students on American university campuses. One is substantive, the other is institutional. The plight of the Jews at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is emblematic of both. The purpose of the substantive war is to deny Jews their freedom as Jews. As the guarantor of Jewish freedom, Israel is the subject of a systematic, multidimensional assault, carried out everywhere on campuses. On a growing number of campuses in the United States, the only Jews who can safely express their views on Israel are those who champion Israel’s destruction. Those who support...
  • Ivy League crybullies vs. survivor of a Soviet labor camp; guess who needs 'emotional support'?

    02/20/2016 6:36:58 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/19/2016 | David Bernstein
    It’s hard to tell parody from real life on certain college campuses these days, but I’m pretty sure this article is serious. The article, from the Brown Daily Herald, discusses how Brown students’ emotional and academic well-being is suffering because they are so busy fulfilling their “social justice responsibilities” as student activists. (And here I thought that if my parents were paying $60K a year for me to go to school, my first responsibility would be to study!) What I found especially of interest is that both this and a previous story in the Herald suggest that one incident that...
  • The rarely discussed support for gun rights among black voters

    01/30/2016 7:04:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Gun rights is a topic which seems all too readily broken down among racial lines if you get all of your news from cable TV or the New York Times. Black Americans don’t like guns and white people are just crazy about them, right? (Or just crazy, I suppose.) But while there are some definite trends to support the stereotype, no group is ever as homogeneous as the press would have you believe. While I rarely turn to NPR for my news, I ran across an interesting interview this month conducted by Karen Grigsby Bates, speaking with one black gun...
  • For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past

    01/12/2016 12:21:43 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | NPR
    ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Black people are disproportionately victimized by gun violence, and prominent African-American leaders are among those calling for tighter gun control. Yet as Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR's Code Switch team found out, many other African-Americans believe that owning guns is crucial to protecting themselves and their rights. KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, BYLINE: Know how some people can't do without something? April Howard has three possessions that are non-negotiable. APRIL HOWARD: I have a .22, a .38 and a rifle. BATES: And she's keeping them all. Howard's had guns for several years now, the result of a close call...
  • Black People Used to Shoot Back and It Wasn't a Big Deal

    06/29/2015 10:10:43 AM PDT · by Fay · 11 replies
    The Political Outcast ^ | June 27, 2015 | Mark Horne
    A few days ago I pointed out that it was wrong to act like it was controversial for African Americans to consider arming themselves in order to protect themselves from violent attack. The Second Amendment is for black people, white people, and every other color. Since then Reason.com has uncovered some material about the civil rights movement: Dylann Roof’s racially motivated murders of nine black churchgoers have brought predictable calls for new restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. How ironic this is we shall soon see. Advocates of gun rights argue that the best way to prevent...
  • Black people had the power to fix the problems in Ferguson before the Brown shooting. They failed.

    09/19/2014 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | Charles Cobb
    Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., last month looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s: the gun-wielding police officers, the sign-carrying protesters and the chants demanding equal treatment and human dignity. But that’s where the similarities ended. For all the righteous indignation it inspired, the Ferguson turmoil has become the latest in a series of flash-in-the-pan causes that peter out without inspiring lasting movements for racial justice. As an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi during the ’60s, what I learned was the importance of organizing at the grass-roots and how even...
  • Armed Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement: Charles Cobb & Danielle McGuire on Forgotten History

    06/15/2014 7:23:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | June 11, 2014 | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
    Cobb, author of This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, and Danielle McGuire, a historian at Wayne State University, discuss the fundamental role of armed resistance in the civil rights movement.**********On his first visit to Martin Luther King Jr.’s house in Montgomery, Alabama, the journalist William Worthy began to sink into an armchair. He snapped up again when nonviolent activist Bayard Rustin yelled, “Bill, wait, wait! Couple of guns on that chair!” Worthy looked behind him and saw two loaded pistols nestled on the cushion. “Just for self-defense,” King said. In his new...
  • A Shocker From NPR: ‘Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible’

    06/10/2014 7:10:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 7, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at National Public Radio can’t really imagine guns being necessary for anything...unless perhaps it’s to keep Southern segregationists at bay. On Thursday afternoon’s Tell Me More talk show, host Michel Martin brought on Charles Cobb, who wrote the book This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible. She called it a “hiding in plain sight story” and asked why he wrote the book: COBB: I'm very conscious of the gaps in the history, and one important gap in the history and the portrayal of the movement is the role of guns in...
  • Professor Charles Cobb Explains How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/07/2014 10:21:34 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    The Federalist Papers? ^ | JUNE 7, 2014 | BY STEVE STRAUB ON JUNE 7, 2014
    Most Americans are unaware of the connection between the civil rights movement and the Second Amendment. Via Guns.com: Charles Cobb, a professor and former activist, is telling the little known story of how guns protected the non-violent, civil rights advocates of the 1960s in a new book. A noted journalist and professor at Brown University, Cobb recently published, “This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed,” a look at firearms inside the Civil Rights movement, which includes a firsthand account of his experiences. Cobb maintained in a recent interview with NPR that he witnessed the untold story of guns inside the civil...
  • Author: 2nd Amendment Made Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/06/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 6,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    In his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible, journalist Charles Cobb shows how important guns were not only to leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. but also to many black Southerners who "believed in both nonviolence and self-defense."
  • Letter from Stiles, Ezra (1727-1795)to Catharine Macaulay

    05/31/2015 11:17:44 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 8 replies
    Gilder Lehrman Collection ^ | April 15,1775 | Ezra Stiles
    "There are 120 Thousand stands of Arms in good Repair in the hands of the comon People of New England only; and Amunition may amt. for more Battles than one, nor are they at a loss for whole [illegible] of further Supplies of Powder & Arms."
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • It's nude week at college

    09/26/2013 6:59:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Imagine scraping together $45,612 for tuition and 11,620 for room and board for your child to go to Brown University this year. Why, an Ivy League degree must be worth it, right? Learning at the feet of renowned scholars, making lifelong friendships with ambitious and capable people, and developing social skills are supposed to make the financial sacrifices worthwhile. Here is the reality, via Timothy Dionisopoulos of  Campus Reform: Brown University is set to host a weeklong "nudity" event featuring nude student performances starting next Monday, Campus Reform has learned.Brown University is set to host a nudity week featuring body...
  • Body confirmed to be that of missing Brown U. student [Sunil Tripathi]

    04/25/2013 7:42:53 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 28 replies
    NBC 10 Cranston, Rhode Island ^ | Apr 25, 2013 | anonymous
    The body of a man pulled from the Providence River is that of missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, the state Department of Health confirmed Thursday. ... Sunil Tripathi was falsely identified on social media as possibly being one of the Boston Marathon bombers, after the FBI released images of the two suspects.
  • Brown University Advisory Panel Recommends Divestment From Coal Companies

    04/08/2013 9:38:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2013 | Susan Jones
    A corporate responsibility advisory committee at Brown University reportedly is recommending that the Ivy League school withdraw its investments in 15 of America’s largest coal companies. The divestment campaign began last October, when a student group, called the Brown Divest Coal Campaign, asked the university to stop investing in coal. “We believe that our university should not be profiting from an industry as dangerous and outdated as coal, which devastates human health and the environment at each step in its life cycle,” the group says on its website. …
  • Brown University's LGBT workshop another liberal "new suit of clothes" for 50% of jobless grads

    03/28/2013 8:52:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/28/13 | Emma Karlin
    With employment prospects for college graduates as dismal as Barack Obama has made them, it’s hard to see how this makes sense. Brown University is planning to host a workshop called “Protect me from what I want” designed to help Black homosexuals overcome their “unapproved” attraction to Caucasian Gays. This is another example of the White liberal’s belief in their right of husbandry over all minorities especially Blacks. These people obviously see “managing” the lives of subgroups as their self-appointed job. While it’s plain that White liberals believe they should be able to tell anyone how to live their lives,...
  • Brown University to Pay for Students’ Sex Change Surgeries

    02/23/2013 11:39:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 14 replies
    Universal Judeo-Christian News ^ | 2/23/13 | Heather clark
    A university located in one of the most historical cities in America and founded as a Baptist institution has announced that it plans to begin covering the costs of the sex change operations of its students. Brown University in Providence, a city founded by Roger Williams as a refuge for those who were persecuted for their faith, states that its student health insurance plan will now cover “sexual reassignment surgeries” and 14 types of treatments for students desiring to switch genders. It notes that procedures normally cost up to $50,000 per person, and therefore, can be out of reach...
  • [Brown University] Student health plan to cover sex reassignment

    02/08/2013 6:22:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    The Brown Daily Herald ^ | February 6, 2013 | Jennifer Kaplan
    The Brown Student Health Insurance Plan will cover 14 different sexual reassignment surgery procedures starting in August, Director of Insurance and Purchasing Services Jeanne Hebert confirmed in an email to The Herald. The move makes Brown one of a handful of schools and healthcare providers nationwide to cover the surgeries. “We identified this as an important benefit for students to have access to,” Hebert wrote, adding that the change was in line with “Brown’s efforts to support all students.” The coverage will be funded through renewal rates paid for next year’s student healthcare coverage, she wrote. In general, the total...