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  • 'Gorilla incident' at hospital has some trustees citing racism

    09/27/2009 9:10:48 AM PDT · by kingattax · 54 replies · 2,499+ views
    The Times and Democrat ^ | September 25, 2009 | GENE ZALESKI
    A hospital employee dressed in a gorilla costume and passing out bananas to the sounds of “Hail to the Chief” may have been an effort to recognize employees for a job well done, but some Regional Medical Center trustees are calling the incident offensive and racist. Trustees Betty Henderson and Dr. Oscar Butler Jr. called for greater sensitivity and diversity training opportunities on the part of hospital staff and employees to ensure a similar incident does not reoccur. “I know in the beginning in six days God created the earth and on the seventh day he made man,” Henderson said....
  • Three Policewomen Spend Full Day Dressed In Muslim Burkhas In Controversial 'In Your Shoes' Exercise

    08/03/2009 9:39:13 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 756+ views
    DailyMail(UK) ^ | August 03, 2009
    Three Policewomen Spend Full Day Dressed In Muslim Burkhas In Controversial 'In Your Shoes' Exercise By Daily Mail Reporter 03rd August 2009 A police exercise which saw female officers spending a day dressed in full Muslim dress has been blasted 'a complete waste of time'. Two sergeants and a community support officer dressed in head-to-foot burkhas, jilbabs, hijabs and niqabs - with only narrow eye slits to see through as they accompanied four Muslim women. [Pics in URL] Another officer wore Muslim dress and a head scarf showing her face as part of the scheme, called 'In Your Shoes', organised...
  • Police send 344 officers on sex-change training

    08/04/2008 12:41:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies · 47+ views
    Telegraph.Co.UK ^ | Aug. 4, 2008 | Aislinn Simpson
    Humberside Police has been criticised for taking officers off frontline duties in a crime-ridden neighbourhood to send them on sex-change training The move is in response to one of their colleagues undergoing treatment to change from a 42-year-old married man into a woman called Lauren. But senior officers have said it constitutes "political correctness gone mad" to have staff on anti-discrimination training when they could be out on the beat. A total of 510 staff - including 344 police officers - working for Humberside Police in North East Lincolnshire received a letter from the chief superintendent saying they had to...
  • Principal has new job after 'Islam 101' scandal

    06/05/2008 6:36:11 AM PDT · by SoftballMominVA · 101 replies · 181+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 4, 2008 | ERICKA MELLON
    The Friendswood Junior High principal who outraged some parents by allowing an Islamic group to make a 40-minute presentation to students last month is now off the job. In a two-sentence statement sent late Wednesday, the school district said Robin Lowe "has accepted another administrative position effective immediately."
  • Muslim Presentation at Friendswood School Draws Fire

    05/31/2008 6:32:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 211+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2008
    FRIENDSWOOD — Parents of some junior high students are upset they weren't notified about a school presentation on Islamic culture, an omission that violated school district policy. The parents' letter-writing campaign stems from a May 22 presentation at Friendswood Junior High, where two Muslim women gave a 30-minute presentation about Islamic life as part of a yearlong study of respect, tolerance and culture, The Galveston County Daily News reported Saturday. The guest speakers discussed Muslim culture, including topics such as food, religion, dress, beliefs and famous Muslims. School district spokeswoman Karolyn Gephart said principal Robin Lowe had "best intentions," but...
  • Texas children roped into Islamic training

    05/30/2008 3:02:20 AM PDT · by Man50D · 45 replies · 254+ views ^ | May 30, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Public school students at Friendswood Junior High in the Houston area have been roped into Islamic training by representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations during class time, prompting religious leaders to protest over Principal Robin Lowe's actions. Pastor Dave Welch, spokesman for the Houston Area Pastor Council, confirmed the indoctrination had taken place and called it "unacceptable." "The failure of the principal of Friendswood Junior High to respect simple procedures requiring parental notification for such a potentially controversial subject, to not only approve but participate personally in a religious indoctrination session led by representatives of a group with well-known...
  • Diversity 101: Five Easy Steps to Liberal Sensitivity

    03/19/2008 11:55:23 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 15 replies · 1,071+ views ^ | March 18, 2008 | Alyssa Cordova
    Students in university-run leadership positions are often required to participate in some type of diversity training because simply being a just and logical person is no longer enough to lead a group of people. Instead, one must be immersed in every type of culture, background, and lifestyle the Office of Diversity Programs and Services can comprehend. The Resident Advisor preparation I was given at George Mason University recently was no exception, and I have broken down GMU diversity indoctrination into five easy steps so that you, too, can become the sensitive person the Left wants you to be. Step #1:...
  • FBI Boosts Training in Islamic 'Sensitivity'

    03/06/2008 10:29:11 PM PST · by RTO · 48 replies · 295+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 03/06/2008 | WND
    The FBI believes its agents still aren't sensitive enough to Muslims and their culture, so the bureau has extended by "a few weeks" its Islamic cultural "enrichment" training program, WND has learned. During a recent outreach event at a Washington-area mosque, FBI officials also reassured a large turnout of concerned Muslims that the bureau is not profiling Arabs and Muslims for terrorism, and has made investigating alleged "hate crimes" against them and other minorities "the second-highest priority in the criminal division of the FBI." Among the officials who attended the Feb. 8 "town hall meeting" at the large ADAMS Center...
  • Red Alert On Tolerance

    02/12/2008 8:46:14 AM PST · by bs9021 · 25 replies · 133+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 12, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Red Alert On Tolerance by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 12, 2008 Look out children: academics are now entranced by something called “Teaching Beyond Tolerance.” Since their emphasis on tolerance netted us about a couple of hundred restrictive speech codes at about as many colleges and universities, who knows what the new fad will yield on American campuses. Shana Agid and Erica Rand give a preview of coming attractions, sort of, in the latest issue of Radical Teacher. “We wanted to imagine another set of possibilities for educators and students alike, grounded in a different set of assumptions: that so-called ‘hate’...
  • When Diversity Training Goes Awry | By Jamal Watson

    01/23/2008 8:01:40 PM PST · by Lumbertonman · 43 replies · 354+ views
    DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education ^ | January 24, 2008 | Jamal Watson
    When Diversity Training Goes Awry by Jamal Watson Jan 24, 2008, 17:00 When Diversity Training Goes Awry Done incorrectly, what should be a useful exercise can and has backfired on some colleges and universities. By Jamal Watson Initially, Courtney Halligan, a first-year student at the University of Delaware, was not opposed to attending a diversity training session that was required of all incoming freshmen. In fact, the 18-year-old New Jersey native assumed that the experience would be an opportunity for her to learn more about students from different backgrounds. It didn’t take long for Halligan to change her mind. Dr....
  • Most diversity training ineffective, study finds

    01/20/2008 9:04:18 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 70 replies · 641+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2008 | Shankar Vedantam
    Most diversity training efforts at American companies are ineffective and even counterproductive in increasing the number of women and minorities in managerial positions, according to an analysis that turns decades of conventional wisdom, government policy and court rulings on their head. A comprehensive review of 31 years of data from 830 mid-size to large U.S. workplaces found that the kind of diversity training exercises offered at most firms were followed by a 7.5 percent drop in the number of women in management. The number of black, female managers fell by 10 percent, and the number of black men in top...
  • Diversity assembly at Eastern sparks backlash from parents

    11/16/2007 11:25:08 AM PST · by lightman · 46 replies · 51+ views
    The York Dispatch ^ | 16 November AD 2007 | Wendy Garman
    Diversity assembly at Eastern sparks backlash from parents WENDY L. GARMAN For The York Dispatch Article Launched: 11/16/2007 10:47:40 AM EST Eastern York School District's board meeting was standing-room only Thursday night after more than two dozen people turned out to protest a diversity assembly held last week at the high school. Kathy Freeland, who has a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old in the district, said she received no notification of such an assembly and was "disturbed" to learn that her children were addressed by a "gay man, an African-American woman and a Jew." "I send my children to school to...
  • Is it OK to discriminate against a person because of orientation?

    11/08/2007 1:03:01 PM PST · by flowerplough · 66 replies · 97+ views
    DiversityInc's public homepage ^ | November 08, 2007 | Website's survey question
    DiversityInc asks, "What do you think? Is it OK to discriminate against a person because of orientation?" DiversityInc (Diversity and the Bottom Line): It's mission is "to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity," but this particular reader-response question seems to lack some clarity, to me. I assume "orientation" refers to one's preference in sexual partners and activities, and, in this case, is primarily intended to elicit opinion on hiring and firing due to a preference for same-sex partners and activities, but cannot tell if their "OK" might mean "legal", "ethical", "permissible" or ... ?
  • "All Whites Are Racists" - And only Whites Are Racists

    11/02/2007 7:54:25 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 53 replies · 735+ views
    Al ^ | 11/2/07 | Al Benson
    When A New Article Is Released You Will Know It First! Sign-Up For Al Benson's FREE e-Newsletter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Copperhead Chronicle | Homeschool History Series | Al Benson, Jr. Articles "All Whites Are Racist"--And Only Whites Are Racist! by Al Benson Jr. Well, the word is officially out in academia--it has been established that all white people are racist pigs, at least according to the University of Delaware. And what proof do they have? They don't need any proof, all they have to do is say it and that makes it so. That being the case, I would urge any...
  • A Message to the University of Delaware Community (U Delaware Prez Folds!)

    11/01/2007 3:43:02 PM PDT · by abb · 50 replies · 166+ views
    U Daily ^ | November 1, 2007 | Patrick Harker
    Nov. 1, 2007 The University of Delaware strives for an environment in which all people feel welcome to learn, and which supports intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population. The University is committed to the education of students as citizens, scholars and professionals and their preparation to contribute creatively and with integrity to a global society. The purpose of the residence life educational program is to support these commitments. While I believe that recent press accounts misrepresent the purpose of the residential life program at the University of Delaware,...
  • University defends teaching students all whites 'racist'

    11/01/2007 9:08:40 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 65 replies · 204+ views
    WND ^ | November 1, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    The University of Delaware is defending its program that includes the teaching "all whites are racist" and offers "treatment" for any incorrect attitudes regarding class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality, WND reported yesterday on concerns raised by The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which wrote to university President Patrick Harker citing documents from the schools' Office of Residence Life Diversity Education Training program. "Somehow, the University of Delaware seems terrifyingly unaware that a state-sponsored institution of higher education in the United States does not have the legal right to engage in a program of systematic thought reform," the letter...
  • University Forces Students To Say That All Whites Are Racist

    10/31/2007 11:42:06 AM PDT · by FRGP2000 · 50 replies · 272+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 11/1/07 | David Storobin
    The University of Delaware recently made a decision to subject its students to mandatory "treatment" ('treatment' is a term used by the university) where they learn that "all whites are racist", racism by the 'people of color' is impossible, and George Washington is merely a "famous Indian fighter, large landholder and slave owner". ... Student are also forced to take actions that outwardly indicate their agreement with the university’s ideology, such as displaying specific, school-approved door decorations and taking action by advocating for a social group that is defined as "oppressed" by the University.
  • University to students: 'All whites are racist'

    10/31/2007 3:58:20 AM PDT · by Man50D · 102 replies · 217+ views ^ | October 30, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    A mandatory University of Delaware program requires residence hall students to acknowledge that "all whites are racist" and offers them "treatment" for any incorrect attitudes regarding class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality they might hold upon entering the school, according to a civil rights group. "Somehow, the University of Delaware seems terrifyingly unaware that a state-sponsored institution of higher education in the United States does not have the legal right to engage in a program of systematic thought reform. The First Amendment protects the right to freedom of conscience – the right to keep our innermost thoughts free from governmental...
  • University of Delaware Requires Students to Undergo Ideological Reeducation

    10/30/2007 10:36:14 AM PDT · by Wuli · 229 replies · 706+ views
    FIRE Press Release NEWARK, Del., October 30, 2007—The University of Delaware subjects students in its residence halls to a shocking program of ideological reeducation that is referred to in the university’s own materials as a “treatment” for students’ incorrect attitudes and beliefs. The Orwellian program requires the approximately 7,000 students in Delaware’s residence halls to adopt highly specific university-approved views on issues ranging from politics to race, sexuality, sociology, moral philosophy, and environmentalism. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is calling for the total dismantling of the program, which is a flagrant violation of students’ rights to freedom...
  • Marines get cultural training to help Iraq mission

    07/31/2007 10:50:41 AM PDT · by radar101 · 10 replies · 517+ views
    North County Times ^ | 30 JULY 2007 | GIG CONAUGHTON
    Marine Col. Patrick Malay listens Monday to cultural instructor Joe Harris, who teaches Iraqi culture to Marines on Camp Pendleton.CAMP PENDLETON ---- Shake hands only with your right hand. Never set down your cup of coffee unless you want to insult your host. Shame and honor are very important to Iraqi Bedouin culture. Tribalism is the bedrock of Iraq, but jobs and security can transcend blood ties. Those were just a few of the messages that Marines from Camp Pendleton's 5th Marine Regiment started hearing Monday in a weeklong session of Iraqi cultural training. The training is aimed at making...