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  • 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 ^ | 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 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 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 ^ | 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...
  • Educational programme brings foreigners to North Korea

    01/04/2011 2:29:40 PM PST · by Skepolitic · 2 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 01/03/2011 | Matt Danzico
    Amid the ongoing tensions between North Korea and the international community, a educational scheme created by two young men from the US is engaging directly with citizens and students inside the country. Organisers of the Pyongyang Project say their programme is breaking down barriers to the secretive state that government bodies cannot.
  • Dude Talks Like a Lady

    05/03/2010 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 877+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | Mike Adams
    I don’t get angry very often. But I’m angry right now. On May 10th, I’m moving to Manitou Springs, Colorado, to teach all summer at Summit Ministries. I’m living in a cabin at the base of Pikes Peak, teaching a whopping two hours per week, and starting work on my third book. But, obviously, that’s not why I’m angry. I’m angry because I will be missing a very important event on May 22nd at UNC – Gomorrah, which was previously known as UNC- Greensboro, and is also sometimes referred to as UNC Gonorrhea. The UNCG Speech and Hearing Clinics –...
  • Brown Discovers Hangovers

    12/30/2009 7:21:57 AM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 404+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | December 30, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Brown Discovers Hangovers Malcolm A. Kline, December 30, 2009 Here’s a research project the Ivy League has just tackled that people outside the Ivies have been onto for generations. “Researchers with the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies gave subjects alcohol on an empty stomach, let them sleep and then checked their ability to think in the morning,” The Washington Post Express reported on Tuesday December 29, 2009. “Although the subjects though they’d be fine behind the wheel of a car, the researchers found they should probably wait a few more hours.” I wonder if they had a...
  • Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring

    06/08/2009 5:37:57 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 8 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/08/09 | clarice Feldman
    Last week a Department of State retiree and his wife were arrested and charged with spying for Cuba for thirty years. In this article I will sort out what we know, don't know and need to explore about this matter. Walter Kendall Myers, Jr .and his wife Gwendolyn Steingarber Myers
  • Bye Bye, Columbus Day

    04/22/2009 9:48:31 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 46 replies · 800+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 22 | Travis Rowley
    Several weeks ago the Brown University faculty ratified a student petition demanding that the university abandon its recognition of Columbus Day. The directive was enacted by Brown’s Native American student group, whose spokesmen defend their activism by pointing out the atrocities committed by Christopher Columbus and his men upon the indigenous people of the newly discovered continent. Some have suggested that the holiday be renamed Indigenous Day, but for now Brown has decided to settle for Fall Weekend — a weekend in which Brown students and professors will still enjoy a Monday off from work. Now that Brown University has...
  • Video: Brown University Bans Columbus Day

    04/17/2009 8:47:31 AM PDT · by careyb · 2 replies · 287+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/17/09 | Megyn Kelly, et. al.
    But, of course, they keep the day off. LOL!
  • Piloting a wheelchair with the power of the mind

    10/19/2006 7:13:23 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 16 replies · 503+ views
    Technology Review ^ | October 18, 2006 | Emily Singer
    Recent successful tests of neural prosthetics bring the devices closer to widespread use. Paralyzed patients dream of the day when they can once again move their limbs. That dream is making its way to becoming a reality, thanks to a neural implant created by John Donoghue and colleagues at Brown University and Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems. In 2004, Matthew Nagle, who is paralyzed due to a spinal-cord injury, became the first person to test the device, which translated his brain activity into action (see "Implanting Hope," March 2005, and "Brain Chips Give Paralyzed Patients New Powers"). Nagle's experience with the prosthetic...
  • Despite Rumors, Black Hole Factory Will Not Destroy Earth

    09/20/2006 6:58:16 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 42 replies · 1,787+ views ^ | 19 September 2006 | Charles Q. Choi
    Scientists could generate a black hole as often as every second when the world's most powerful particle accelerator comes online in 2007. This potential "black hole factory" has raised fears that a stray black hole could devour our planet whole ... But the chance of planetary annihilation by this means "is totally miniscule," ... For one thing, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking calculated all black holes should emit radiation, and that tiny black holes should lose more mass than they absorb, evaporating within a billionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second, "before they could gobble up any significant...
  • Brownout

    06/30/2006 9:09:37 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 6 replies · 789+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 29, 2006 | Katherine Duncan
    As a freshman during one of his first days on the campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Travis James Rowley was told not to use the terms “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” to describe a significant other. Rowley continued to be baffled by his ultra-liberal surroundings as he trudged through a sensitivity training course during his beginning weeks at Brown, while his minority classmates arrived at school a week early to attend what Rowley dubs as “victim-hood training.” This extreme political correctness proved to be the common thread that wove Brown together during Rowley’s four years at the prestigious liberal...
  • If These Ivy Halls Could Talk

    05/30/2006 7:19:10 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 4 replies · 625+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 25, 2006 | Julia A. Seymour
    If a liberal bias can be proven anywhere in academia, it is most likely to be discovered among the enclaves known as the Ivy League. Brown University is certainly no exception, as Travis James Rowley learned as he began his undergraduate journey there in Providence, Rhode Island. The messages he received from the university and from student organizations that were encouraged by the university were overwhelmingly liberal. As Rowley writes in his book, Out of Ivy:How the Liberal Ivy Created a Committed Conservative this is what he heard: • Have sex. Lots of it. And with as many partners as...
  • N. Korea: Brown offers Kim Jong-Il honorary degree in bid to one-up Yale

    04/09/2006 6:52:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 710+ views
    The Brown Daily Herald ^ | 04/03/06 | Glen Scheuttler
    Brown offers Kim Jong-Il honorary degree in bid to one-up Yale Glen Scheuttler Issue date: 4/3/06 Section: Campus News Media Credit: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Il received an honorary degree from the University Saturday. Following on the heels of Yale University's decision to admit former Taliban spokesman Rahmatullah Hashemi, Brown has awarded an honorary doctorate to reclusive North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il. Administrators said that though the move is sure to provoke controversy, the partnership demonstrates Brown's commitment to inclusion and its desire to become an internationally recognized institution. "Yale might try to bring different...
  • First Muslim Chaplain At Brown University

    02/20/2006 8:03:37 AM PST · by aShepard · 18 replies · 541+ views
    Cox Communications | 2/20/2006
    First Muslim Chaplain At Brown University 02-20-2006 7:37 AM (Providence, RI) -- A Muslim chaplain has joined the staff of the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life at Brown University. Rumee Ahmed is one of a handful of Muslim chaplains on university and college campuses across the country. The chaplain of the University, Reverend Janet Cooper Nelson, says hiring a Muslim chaplain brings "greater wholeness" to religious life at Brown. Copyright 2006 Metro Networks Communications Inc., A Westwood One Company
  • Study: New Orleans could lose 80 percent of black population

    01/26/2006 4:30:28 PM PST · by caryatid · 100 replies · 2,218+ views / AP ^ | January 26, 2006 | Michelle R. Smith [AP]
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city of New Orleans could lose up to 80 percent of its black population if people displaced by Hurricane Katrina are not able to return to their damaged neighborhoods, according to an analysis released Thursday by a Brown University sociologist. Blacks and the poor were disproportionately affected by Katrina, according to the study led by Brown Professor John R. Logan. The analysis concludes that the difficulty in moving back to the city could mean a massive loss of population, overwhelmingly among blacks. New Orleans was more than 65 percent black before Katrina hit in August,...
  • Sex Equals Power (Re: School Sponsored "Sex, Power, God" Orgy at Brown University)

    Don't bother to read through this moron's article. Skimming it is painful enough. Just skip to my summary at the end... I had good reason to look for the Sex Power God posters this past week: A friend of mine had posed for them. Upon finding the posters, I was pleased to discover my friend and 15 other lusty-looking Brunonians in various forms, positions and states of dress. On Wednesday, however, I discovered something not so pleasing: On Pembroke campus, the SPG posters were now accompanied by a sheet with the Oxford English Dictionary definition of "objectification" typed on it....
  • Time to Tear Down the Stars and Bars

    10/29/2003 8:02:15 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 253 replies · 270+ views
    The Brown Daily Herald ^ | 28 October 2003 | John Brougher
    As someone who lives in the South, I find claims of Confederate heritage insulting, since they draw a tie from modern Southerners to a group that was, at best, a group of misguided traitors and, at worst, a state fighting for the right to subjugate an entire race of people. A postwar Germany did all it could to make peaceful overtures with Israel and continues to foster positive relations with Jews worldwide...the South has done nothing of the sort. The least they could do is stop waving the flag around everywhere. I admire Thomas Jefferson — I refuse to admire...