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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
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Bensonjr.com ^ | 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
    WorldNetdaily.com ^ | 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...
  • Corporate Diversity Training

    07/14/2007 4:39:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies · 2,520+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2007 | Carl Horowitz
    If prostitution is the world's oldest profession, then corporate diversity training has to rank as one of the nastiest as well as newest. And it's considerably less honest. At least with a prostitute, a customer usually knows what he's getting in advance. A diversity trainer, on the other hand, is full of surprises -- at least for unsuspecting white employees. And they're not very pleasant surprises at that. American corporations, contrary to their Far Left-manufactured caricature as bastions of "right-wing Republicans," have become boosters of anti-white racial and ethnic favoritism on a grand scale. Under the guise of "diversity," surely...
  • Organization aims to educate others about religion

    06/03/2006 7:08:49 PM PDT · by EBH · 14 replies · 336+ views
    First Amendment Center ^ | 06.03.06 | Laura Breslin
    There are ways to teach about Islam in public schools without crossing any constitutional boundaries, but dressing students up as Muslims and having them role-play is definitely not one of them. Azra Hussain, the head of the Phoenix branch of the Islamic Networks Group, said that in her attempts to teach students about Islam she encountered one teacher who had all of her public school students dress up as Muslims and reenact Islamic practices — a teaching method that clearly oversteps First Amendment prohibitions against government involvement in religion. The problem with teaching about Islam, or any other religion for...
  • It's not correct

    06/03/2006 3:28:36 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies · 837+ views
    Sunday Herald Sun ^ | 4th June 2006
    MOTHER and father may be dirty words in the schools of the future. According to a new teaching manual, children should be told to substitute the words parents and carers out of respect for families with gay parents. In a case of so-called political correctness gone mad, teachers are urged to display pictures of notable homosexuals and lesbians around schools. The manual, Learn to Include, is said to be gaining popularity in the teaching fraternity in Victoria. Though the manual is not endorsed by the State Government, its author, Vicki Harding, has been invited to promote her views at a...
  • TEACHING JOHNNY ABOUT ISLAM?

    05/27/2006 5:24:22 PM PDT · by Y2Krap · 52 replies · 994+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5/19 | Investors Business Daily
    Issues & Insights TEACHING JOHNNY ABOUT ISLAM Investors Business Daily Posted 5/19/2006 Education: In our brave new schools, Johnny can't say the pledge, but he can recite the Quran. Yup, the same court that found the phrase "under God" unconstitutional now endorses Islamic catechism in public school. In a recent federal decision that got surprisingly little press, even from conservative talk radio, California's 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it's OK to put public-school kids through Muslim role-playing exercises, including: Reciting aloud Muslim prayers that begin with "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful . . ....
  • Teaching Johnny About Islam

    05/20/2006 8:32:00 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 86 replies · 1,688+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 19, 2006
    Education: In our brave new schools, Johnny can't say the pledge, but he can recite the Quran. Yup, the same court that found the phrase "under God" unconstitutional now endorses Islamic catechism in public school. In a recent federal decision that got surprisingly little press, even from conservative talk radio, California's 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it's OK to put public-school kids through Muslim role-playing exercises, including: Reciting aloud Muslim prayers that begin with "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful . . . ." Memorizing the Muslim profession of faith: "Allah is the only true...
  • Hijacked Diversity Day Can't Deny Differences (Liberal Op/Ed )

    03/23/2006 2:02:39 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 83 replies · 1,135+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | March 23, 2006 | Susan Lampert Smith
    Wisconsin's heart of whiteness is intact. There will be no diversity today at Viroqua High School. For the second time in two years, students in the district, nearly 99 percent of them white, won't hear from an American Indian speaker, a person with disabilities or anyone who doesn't look like them. For this, we can thank the Liberty Counsel, the same group that kept Ridgeway schoolchildren safe from hearing a kid dressed like a Christmas tree sing nonapproved lyrics to the tune of "Silent Night." Apparently, the counsel was worried that blue-eyed, blond Matthew or Megan would come home from...
  • NYPD Gets 'Islamic-Culture Training'

    01/11/2006 4:40:00 PM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 505+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/11/06 | AP
    Police in New York are getting "Islamic-culture training” to prepare them for dealing with Muslims in the city, home to 16 percent of the nation’s Muslims.About 100 members of the NYPD’s hostage negotiating team spent a day at a local college learning about mosques, prayer rituals, holidays and other facets of Islamic life.The instruction was designed to give negotiators tips on dealing with any hostage situation involving Muslim perpetrators, according to the New York Post.Points of Muslim etiquette covered in the training include: Don’t step on prayer rugs, never display the soles of your feet Shake a woman’s hand...
  • Judges asked to rethink 'Islamic-indoctrination'

    12/29/2005 6:13:58 AM PST · by Man50D · 15 replies · 836+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | December 29, 2005
    Parents and children challenging a California school district for its practice of teaching 12-year-old students to "become Muslims" are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling in front of the entire panel of judges. As WND reported, the lawsuit was filed by the Thomas More Law Center against the Byron Union School District and various school officials to stop the "Islam simulation" materials and methods used in the Excelsior Elementary School in Byron, Calif. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit – widely regarded as the nation's most liberal federal appeals court– upheld a San Francisco federal district...
  • Court Asked to Rehear Case Over Calif. Schools' "Becoming Muslim" Exercise

    12/28/2005 10:54:52 AM PST · by wagglebee · 109 replies · 2,108+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 12/28/05 | Jim Brown and Jenni Parker
    (AgapePress) - A federal appeals court is being asked to reconsider its ruling that allows public schools to teach junior high students how to "become Muslims." The Thomas More Law Center, a national public-interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is asking the entire Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule on what can be done in public schools with regard to teaching Islam and other religions. Several parents sued California's Byron Union School District for requiring their 7th-grade children to participate in a three-week class activity in which they not only had to study important Islamic figures...
  • Why son refused to stand

    11/25/2005 3:01:56 PM PST · by chicagolady · 309 replies · 7,100+ views
    The Courier News ^ | 11/25/05 | EMS Fire Lt. Robert Bedard
    I am the father of the young man who did not stand for the singing of the Mexican national anthem during a cultural awareness program at Larkin High School. I have been constantly asked to explain the details of the event, and it is in response to these individuals that I offer the following facts. Some of the students, my son included, were compelled to attend this assembly. The Mexican national anthem was printed on fliers and handed out to the attending students. The Mexican flag was marched in and placed on a podium by itself. The attendees were then...
  • Byron school religion decision pending

    11/13/2005 3:16:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 572+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/13/5 | Andrew Becker
    ANTIOCH - Two years after a federal judge threw out her family's lawsuit claiming Byron school district violated the U.S. Constitution by having seventh-grade students pretend to be Muslims in a world history class, Tiffany Eklund is still upset. She's not opposed to the academic teaching of Islam, or any religion for that matter. But she doesn't understand why other religions weren't studied for the same amount of time in her son's class at Excelsior Middle School. Eklund feels strongly enough to have appealed the district court's ruling to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel in...
  • Breaking the fast and misconceptions - School’s Muslim club raises awareness for all students

    11/03/2005 4:38:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 121 replies · 1,353+ views
    The Gazette ^ | November 2, 2005 | Benjamin Hu
    Students, teachers and parents, some Muslim, some not, gathered at sunset in the cafeteria. Observers broke their Ramadan fast with dates and other morsels before beginning their prayer, while the non-Muslims witnessed the rituals and partook in the traditional feasting and palm painting. The inclusive atmosphere was a key part of Friday’s celebrations at Springbrook High School, according to Nazish Habib, physics teacher and staff sponsor of the school’s Muslim Students Association. The idea was to give Muslim students their own opportunity to worship, but also to educate others about the faith. ‘‘Muslim students went out to pray ... and...
  • Court hears case about Islamic roleplaying in Contra Costa school

    10/20/2005 9:22:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 741+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/20/05 | ap - San FRancisco
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney for two seventh-graders and their families argued to a federal appeals court that a Contra Costa County school district violated the students' rights by forcing them to adopt Muslim names and recite Islamic prayers in a roleplaying exercise. "The children were supposed to become Muslims. They were acting as a Muslim would act," attorney Edward White of the Thomas More Law Center, a Christian defense organization, told a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Wednesday. The families were appealing a 2003 ruling by a federal judge...
  • Christian Families Sue Over School's Islam Role-Playing

    10/20/2005 10:58:49 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 47 replies · 1,599+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 10/20/5 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal appeals court here heard arguments yesterday that a public school's effort to acquaint students with Islam went too far by having the students don Islamic dress, recite phrases from the Koran, and mimic the fasting associated with the Muslim observance of Ramadan. Two Christian families from Contra Costa County, Calif., east of Oakland, charged in a 2002 lawsuit that a role-playing curriculum used to teach seventh-graders about Islamic history and culture violated the Constitution's prohibition against the establishment of religion. The students also engaged in a "race to Mecca." A federal judge in San Francisco threw out the...
  • The Unholy Sacrament of Diversity Training

    10/12/2005 8:41:18 PM PDT · by murphE · 27 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Remnant ^ | 10/05 | William Price
    I work for a major auto company as an electrician. A year and a half ago my employer announced that a one-day mandatory “diversity” class would be scheduled for all employees – no exceptions. Any refusal would result in disciplinary action or possible termination. The facility I worked at had approximately five hundred employees. Many of my coworkers were outraged at what they considered an invasion of their privacy. Most had convictions that were biblically based; others just wanted to be left alone to think and believe as they pleased. The “training,” we were told, was company wide. Our supervisors...
  • Diverity Training Advice Needed!

    09/27/2005 4:59:12 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 81 replies · 1,565+ views
    self | self
    Again, I am confronted by our yearly PC Celibration of Diversity. Today, I was shuffling through my bosses "to do" list and I found my self, scheduled for diversity training. I am not blaiming him for subjecting me to the one occasion that would get me fired, great guy I was his mentor, he is on the way to achieving all that I saw in him. I have opinions that border on Social Darwinism, every one will achieve what they can, I hate big gov, and I accept people as they are. Damn it, I am a libertarian with out...
  • 'Whiteness' as a class

    08/28/2005 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 429 replies · 5,143+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 8/28/05 | Dimitri Vassilaros
    Montgomery College in Maryland is offering a course on the unbearable lightness of being white. Whiteness Studies is intended to stimulate reflection and research into how people "become white." Please, no Michael Jackson jokes. Please. "Course participants will look at changing definitions of 'White' or 'Caucasian' over time; examine how people learn the norms, behaviors, and roles of this status; and address tensions of those who feel 'forced to choose' one label or another." The teacher will be the school's program director of diversity management -- Laura M. White. Yes, White. Her training includes "white privilege" conferences and one titled...
  • CAIR-MI Offers Workshop On Islam

    08/22/2005 5:32:53 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 17 replies · 479+ views
    NORTHTHRUP VILLAGE, MI, 8/19/05) – The Michigan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday held a training workshop on Islam for some 40 health care and education professionals as part of a one-day diversity program at the Arab-American Museum in Dearborn. CAIR-MI’s presentation focused on basic Islamic beliefs and practices, including discussion of misconceptions about the concept of Jihad and the religious attire of Muslim women. Several participants in the full diversity program, including representatives from the Jewish Community Council and the Archdiocese of Detroit, expressed appreciation for the information presented about Islam and for the manner in...
  • Diversity training

    08/16/2005 7:12:34 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 17 replies · 418+ views
    8/16/2005 | self
    Today I got an invitation to attend diversity training. I politely declined, noting that "diversity", in my past experience, is merely a euphemism for politically correct discrimination (against me). In response, I was admonished for jumping to conclusions. Since I did jump to that conclusion - it was based on experience - I did not want to be unfair. I did some research on the company policy. Here are the criteria for the policy: * Age * Work Background * Marital Status * Race * Gender * Education * Ethnicity * Physical Ability * Geographic Ability * Sexual Orientation *...
  • Respect For All Project and the NEA [Tsunami sized barf alert]

    08/16/2005 10:27:28 AM PDT · by upchuck · 6 replies · 480+ views
    email | Aug 16, 2005 | NEA
    The Respect For All Project and the National Education Association have teamed up in an exciting partnership to create safe learning environments for all students, using the RFAP films Let's Get Real, That's a Family! and It's Elementary. The Training Program on School Safety and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Education, designed by the NEA and RFAP, will train 30 association members from across the country to conduct trainings to increase awareness of LGBT issues among teachers. The NEA estimates that the program will reach at least 5,000 educators during the 2005-2006 school year. The NEA's Health Information...
  • Niners to increase diversity training in response to video

    06/09/2005 6:34:51 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 12 replies · 664+ views
    sacbee ^ | 6-9-05
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are teaming up with the city's Human Rights Commission to improve their diversity and anti-harassment training in response to the release of an offensive video made by the team's former public relations director. The 15-minute film provided anonymously last week to the San Francisco Chronicle features racist jokes, lesbian soft-porn and topless blondes - and even former PR director Kirk Reynolds impersonating San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom officiating at a mock lesbian wedding. "While we believed that we had a good diversity awareness program that reached each and every person in this...
  • Law Enforcement Considers Religious Sensitivities

    06/07/2005 8:42:00 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 17 replies · 289+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | June 7, 2005 | By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Maha ElGenaidi (search), president of the California-based Islamic Networks Group, which does training with local law enforcement, said her group has had "phenomenal experiences" with local police officers wanting to improve community policing efforts. ElGenaidi said the Pentagon Koran uproar at the U.S. military prison in Cuba is far removed from the experiences she has had in bringing law enforcement and Muslims together.
  • Inside the First Amendment: Should a good education include the 'Good Book'?

    05/02/2005 12:25:57 PM PDT · by The Great Yazoo · 14 replies · 454+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | May 2, 2005 | CHARLES C. HAYNES
    According to a study out this week, most students in public schools don't know much about the Bible — and many teachers are hesitant to teach it. True, most students polled could identify Moses correctly (72 percent ) and knew about Adam and Eve (90 percent ). But when probed for a more substantive knowledge of the Bible, such as David's actions in the Books of Samuel or what happened at the wedding of Cana as described in the New Testament, a large majority either didn't know or answered incorrectly. These findings — from a survey commissioned by the Bible...
  • Cultural sensitivity training prescribed for N.J. physicians (Follow up)

    04/10/2005 4:50:14 PM PDT · by Cagey · 7 replies · 513+ views
    NewsDay ^ | 4-10-2005 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    TRENTON, N.J. -- Barbara Eckstein does not want to be the kind of doctor who treats some patients better than others. The 30-year-old medical student believes a new law requiring doctors to complete cultural sensitivity training before practicing medicine in New Jersey will help teach physicians to care for all their patients equally well. "There's a core group of believers now who understand how important this is," said Eckstein, a Nutley resident and senior at New Jersey Medical School in Newark. "The key is to get the rest of the medical community to recognize it and to not feel threatened...
  • 'Anti-gay' students must keep quiet: Lawsuit filed against district's 'diversity training'

    03/29/2005 2:05:40 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 60 replies · 1,945+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2005
    In its mandatory "diversity training" classes, a school district has instructed students who believe homosexual behavior is wrong to keep their opinions to themselves, prompting a federal lawsuit. The Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund filed a motion for preliminary injunction [PDF file] yesterday to immediately prohibit the Boyd County, Kentucky, Board of Education from restricting the free-speech rights of its students. "We are filing this motion because students are being forbidden from expressing their own viewpoint on this matter," said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Kevin Theriot. "That's unconstitutional, and it must stop." The motion was filed in a Feb. 15 lawsuit...
  • The new face of Corporate Diversity Training (HELP ME!)

    03/22/2005 5:44:43 AM PST · by marylandrepub1 · 27 replies · 1,204+ views
    Cook Ross ^ | Howard Ross
    Many companies in America today look at diversity as a potential organizational “problem” to be avoided, or, after the fact, as a public relations emergency to be handled. Often they seek diversity training for self protection, as in “what are we obligated to do so as not to be sued for sexual harassment, race, age, or gender discrimination.” At Cook Ross, we see diversity not only as an issue of compliance and training, but as a business advantage . We believe that cultural competency can be learned and developed, and that it can lead to unprecedented growth and vastly improved...
  • Advice for diversity program at work

    03/05/2005 1:41:49 PM PST · by BronzePencil · 28 replies · 488+ views
    hey - i work for left-wing media company in NYC - i am one of 2 or 3 republicans there - anyway, as part of company's "diversity" program, our "learning & development" department is showing some movies or programs called - The Race Matters - in a poster in our lobby, episode 3 is described - "If race is not biology, what is it? This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how are social institutions make race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people." Do people...
  • Islamic Awareness Week Begins (Harvard)

    03/01/2005 1:41:05 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 30 replies · 695+ views
    The Crimson ^ | Published on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 | By JOSHUA P. ROGERS
    About 40 students turned out last night for the kickoff event of Islamic Awareness Week—a structured discourse called “Islam, Hip-Hop and Black America,” featuring two speakers who discussed the relationship between modern Islam and the African-American community. The event was co-sponsored by the Harvard Islamic Society, the Harvard Foundation, the Black Students Association, the Association of Black Harvard Women, and the Black Men’s Forum. Adisa Banjoko, a provocative hip-hop journalist and author of Lyrical Swords, gave a 45-minute speech about Islamic influence on hip-hop cultures. Banjoko explained that the rise in popularity of hip-hop was a result of social pressures...
  • Tolerant Homosexuals Intolerant Of Ex-Gays

    02/13/2005 2:21:33 PM PST · by Lindykim · 54 replies · 1,739+ views
    Christian Underground ^ | Feb. 11, 2005
    --- Tolerant Homosexuals Intolerant of Ex-Gays By Bill Fancher February 11, 2005 In this day of "tolerance," a pro-family activists says there is one group that is never tolerated by those who consider themselves politically correct: "ex-gays." Following a "Gay Pride Week" observance, a Virginia school system rejected the idea of allowing ex-homosexuals to address its student body.  Bob Knight of the Culture and Family Institute says "ex-gays" seem to have no standing at all. "People who have overcome homosexuality -- who thought they were born gay and couldn't change and then realized that they could -- are said to...
  • Students attend conference on Islam (All-day CAIR event at a Texas Catholic high school)

    02/12/2005 3:42:19 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 29 replies · 835+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 02/12/2005 | San Antonio Express-News
    More than 260 students attended a conference on Islam sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations at Providence High School on Wednesday. The all-day event started with a local Islamic religious leader reciting from the Koran and a CAIR representative reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Students attended lectures on Islam and participated in discussions on a variety of topics. "It was a beautiful day," said Sarwat Hussain, executive director of CAIR-San Antonio. "Many teachers and interfaith leaders also participated in the event and deemed it a great success."