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  • To Curb Bullying, ‘Who Are the Sikhs?’ Film Debuts at Kerman High

    05/28/2015 2:35:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 5/27 | Carmen George
    Standing before a Kerman High School class on Wednesday, Raj Sra talked about being the only Punjabi kid at his Tulare schools growing up. He was called many names. “Everything you can imagine: raghead, camel jockey,” Sra said, who now works as an information systems and technology administrator for the Fresno County Office of Education. “People had no idea where India was. They thought anybody with a turban was Muslim or from Arabia. It was just some far-off place.” Fresno County school officials, in partnership with local Sikh leaders, are working to change that skewed perception. Together, they produced a...
  • Walmart Puts Christian Employees on 'Watch List'

    04/06/2015 2:24:30 PM PDT · by kingattax · 58 replies
    AFA ^ | April 6, 2015 | Randy Sharp
    I know several high-level executives in Walmart's corporate office. I know them personally and I know their families. They have shared their faith with me and we have spent time in prayer together. But now that Walmart has shown its public support for laws that force Christians to violate their faith, every executive, every store manager, every department manager and every team leader is forced into silence. No longer are they free to express their religious faith with its biblical position on marriage and sexuality. In opposing Arkansas' Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Walmart now sanctions religious discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry...
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Lunch

    11/20/2013 8:04:43 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    "Transgender Day of Remembrance Lunch Join us as and discuss the challenges that the transgendered community faces in the workplace and society. Lunch is provided. This event is brought to you by the [comapanys named] PRIDE Network. Join now."
  • Obama Costume at Kentucky Medical Center Spurs Debate

    10/31/2013 9:57:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    HOPKINSVILLE, KY.--A picture of a Jennie Stuart Medical Center employee wearing a President Barack Obama mask and straitjacket at the hospital's annual costume party has stirred debate. Along with the costume (pictured above), a skit called "VIP Special Delivery" was performed, winning the group third place in the costume contest. As a result, all 750 employees have now been required to take diversity training. The VP of Human Resources at the medical center issued a statement to staff apologizing for anyone who was offended and personally took responsibility since the incident occurred on his watch. He asked that employees refrain...
  • Leaked Target Document Reveals That Corporate Diversity Training Is Really Weird And Uncomfortable

    07/23/2013 7:07:02 AM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 18, 2013 | Max Nisen
    Target recently got some pretty unfavorable press coverage after a discrimination lawsuit unveiled a racist "multicultural tips" document handed out at a Yolo County warehouse. The issue of race and stereotypes is difficult for large, lawsuit-phobic corporations. When they try to deal with it, the results are pretty awkward, it turns out.
  • South Bend Council Rejects Pro-Homosexual Employment Discrimination Bill

    10/28/2010 1:49:17 PM PDT · by topher · 10 replies ^ | October 28, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Thursday October 28, 2010 South Bend Council Rejects Pro-Homosexual Employment Discrimination Bill By Peter J. SmithSOUTH BEND, Indiana, October 28, 2010 ( – The South Bend Common Council has decided to vote down a proposed bill which could have forced employers, especially those of faith-based companies, to hire homosexuals.The Council voted 6-3 to defeat Bill 30-10, which would have added sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s employment non-discrimination code.The city’s Human Rights Commission unanimously supported the measure, which was sponsored by homosexual activists under the banner of South Bend Equality. Had Bill 30-10 passed, the Human Rights...
  • Ex-gay makes speech at PepsiCo shareholders meeting:"Stop funding hateful gay activist group!"

    05/13/2010 12:21:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies · 857+ views ^ | 05/13/2010 | n/a
    The ex-gay movement is gaining momentum. Last week Greg Quinlan, a former homosexual and one of the leaders of PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays), gave a powerful speech before the PepsiCo Board of Directors at the at the Pepsi's shareholders meeting. Greg told PepsiCo to stop funding homosexual activists groups that promote hate against people like him and organizations like PFOX. PepsiCo is one of the nation's major funders of the radical homosexual movement. In particular, they fund PFLAG, which is a hardcore group that organizes across the country in liberal churches and also targets children in...
  • Who's still biased? (study finds diversity training does not work)

    03/16/2010 5:23:25 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies · 1,074+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 7, 2010 | Drake Bennett
    If you work at a large company, and especially if you manage other people, chances are you’ve gone through diversity training. The vast majority of the Fortune 500 and, by some estimates, the majority of American employers offer diversity training programs for their employees. Many make such training mandatory. The amount of money spent on it in the United States runs into the billions. The courses vary widely, in content and duration and method and philosophy: Some are short videos followed by structured discussions, some are multiday retreats, some are informational, teaching participants about their “diversity circle” and the difference...
  • Parents: South staff needs diversity training (double standard)

    12/08/2008 1:35:02 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 11 replies · 798+ views
    The Salisbury Post ^ | December 08, 2008 | Sarah Nagem
    An incident at South Rowan High School after Barack Obama won the presidential election last month has led Renay Caldwell and her teenage daughter, Alexandra, to call for more diversity awareness at the school. The discussion that occurred during a class Nov. 5 wasn't the first time the family has experienced racial issues at South, said the Caldwells, who are African-American. On that day, Alexandra, a senior, went to art class, where talks turned to the recent election and race. According to Alexandra, the teacher, who is white, said since America elected a black president, people can't complain about slavery...
  • Training Day (The Real Meaning Of PC Diversity Training Alert)

    11/22/2008 10:45:13 AM PST · by goldstategop · 57 replies · 1,528+ views
    Eject, Eject, Eject! ^ | 11/21/2008 | Proteus
    In which a lunatic has an aneurism over apparently nothing. Next April, I’m going to turn fifty. I’ll be fifty years old. Good lord. Somehow, I’ve managed to get this far without working in a large corporate office. So today I got my first taste of a world that most of you are already much more familiar with than I am: the world of modern American big business. So what lit me up like a Fourth of July skyrocket was something that seemed to mean nothing at all to the other 23 people in the room, because today, for the...
  • "Only in America do we think we have to speak one language"-Diversity Is Political

    03/27/2008 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 24 replies · 844+ views
    3/27/08 | Self
    "Only in America do we think we have to speak one language"-Dr. W. Terrell Jones-Vice-Provost for Educational Equity-Penn State University That quote comes from Dr. Jones as he provided "diversity training" to employees of the Central York School District in York County, Pennsylvania. We've had a language controversy in Philadelphia where a cheesesteak shop posted a sign asking people to use English when making their orders. The "Human Relations Commission" said there was nothing discriminatory about the sign in the midst of all the publicity. But it looks like Dr. Jones was hoping to change opinion with his pitch as...
  • California Court Rules Homeschooling Illegal

    03/06/2008 7:32:18 AM PST · by edcoil · 205 replies · 1,007+ views ^ | 3-4-08 | edcoil
    LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2008 ( Thousands of homeschoolers in California are left in legal limbo by an appeals court ruling that homeschooling is not a legal option in the state and that a family who has homeschooled all their children for years must enrol their two youngest in state or private schools. Justice H. Walter Croskey in a written opinion said, "California courts have held that under provisions in the Education Code, parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children." The sweeping February 29th ruling says that California law requires "persons between the ages of six...
  • Corporate Diversity Training

    07/14/2007 4:39:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies · 2,520+ views ^ | 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...
  • CU 101 course required in dorm ( multiculturalism versus white privilege )

    05/24/2007 6:50:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies · 2,046+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | May 15, 2007 | Brittany Anas
    The University of Colorado has sent letters to the 400 students signed up to live next year in the Cheyenne Arapaho dorm — saying they must take a 101 course, or move to another hall. The wide-ranging course explores the history of higher education, and touches on topics including diversity, binge-drinking and the psychology of going away to college... But some professors — who say they support a more tolerant campus — are concerned with how the university is rolling the CU 101 course into its curriculum. Hadley Brown, a newly elected CU student-body president, and the others on her...
  • Sensitivity trainers need to show more sensitivity

    02/01/2007 10:47:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies · 981+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2007. | Editorial
    It's a good thing to be aware of other people who are different from you, but it's another thing when politically correct "diversity training" runs amok. That's what happened at Arizona State University. Ryan Visconti, a 22-year-old senior and dormitory resident assistant, took part in mandatory sensitivity training for dorm employees. In a role-playing exercise, he was asked to portray a gay Hispanic seeking admission to a church. A woman with a Southern accent told him he was a hopeless sinner and would go to hell and could never join the church no matter what he did. In the course...
  • Same-sex penguin book riles town (...and tango makes three)

    11/17/2006 12:27:32 PM PST · by beaversmom · 16 replies · 579+ views
    Pioneer Times-Journal ^ | November 17, 2006 | Jim Suhr
    SHILOH, Ill. - A picture book about two male penguins raising a baby penguin is getting a chilly reception among some parents who worry about the book‘s availability to children — and the reluctance of school administrators to restrict access to it. Complaining about the book‘s homosexual undertones, some parents of Shiloh Elementary School students believe the book — available to be checked out of the school‘s library in this 11,000-resident town 20 miles east of St. Louis — tackles topics their children aren‘t ready to handle. For now, "And Tango Makes Three" will stay put, said school district Superintendent...
  • Gym Attire Seen As Latest Attempt to Force Shari'a in US

    10/02/2006 11:59:58 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 231 replies · 5,845+ views
    CNSNews ^ | October 02, 2006 | Monisha Bansal
    A Muslim advocacy group's successful argument that a 9th grade student from a Virginia public high school did not have to wear regulation gym attire because of her Muslim religion, has fired up a critic of Islamic radicalism. The 9th grader at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Va., was "threatened with failing the class if she did not wear shorts," according to a statement released by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). "The student's family contacted CAIR (of Maryland and Virginia) for assistance in resolving the issue. Following discussions with school officials, the student was moved to a...
  • U.S. car dealership draws criticism for flip 'jihad' ad

    09/25/2006 8:51:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 30 replies · 1,023+ views
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A car dealership's tongue-in-cheek radio advertisement declaring "a jihad on the automotive market," will not be changed, the company said, despite drawing sharp criticism that the ad's content is offensive to Muslims. Several stations rejected the spot from Dennis Mitsubishi, which boasts that sales representatives wearing "burqas" - the head-to-toe traditional dress for some Islamic women - will sell vehicles that can "comfortably seat 12 jihadists in the back." Jihad is a holy war waged by Muslims in defence of Islam. "We firmly believe the ad does not in any way disrespect any religion or culture,...
  • Medved: Why the world hates America

    08/23/2006 6:52:08 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 90 replies · 2,502+ views
    Townhall ^ | 08/23/06
    The disease of America Hatred now has reached pandemic proportions in many corners of the globe, spreading far beyond the predictably hopeless fever swamps of Islamic militants, French intellectuals, or Latin American demagogues. In fact, many citizens within the USA itself energetically embrace the basic assumptions of America Hatred, perceiving their country as an unequivocally negative force on the world scene. John Tirman, director of MIT’s prestigious Center for International Studies, recently wrote a book called “100 Ways America is Screwing Up the World.” When questioned on my radio show, he refused to dismiss the notion that humanity might have...
  • Racism a factor in L.A. gang violence

    08/12/2006 1:18:42 PM PDT · by World_Events · 36 replies · 1,635+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 8/13/06 | andrew glazer
    LOS ANGELES - Alejandro "Bird" Martinez and a crew of fellow gangbangers were joyriding in a stolen van when they came upon a black man parking his car — and decided to kill him. Three of them riddled Kenneth Kurry Wilson and his Cadillac with bullets from a .357-caliber revolver and a 9 mm semiautomatic and blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun. This month, Martinez and three other members of the Avenues, a Hispanic gang entrenched in one Los Angeles neighborhood, were convicted of federal hate crimes usually tagged on white supremacists. Although the slaying was seven years ago, the verdict...