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  • Duke to hold workshop on ‘White Fragility’

    03/27/2018 1:49:58 PM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    The Duke Divinity School is hosting a workshop on “Confronting White Fragility” Tuesday to address why white people have a hard time talking about and acknowledging racism. “This workshop will explore questions of why it is often so hard for white people to have honest conversations about race and racism in the United States today and how can this difficulty in engaging with race and racism manifest in the classroom in harmful ways—often in combination with intersecting issues related to gender and sexuality,” a description of the event reads.
  • Nancy MacLean Continues to Embarrass Duke, but Exposes its Double Standards

    03/16/2018 4:33:55 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | March 16, 2018 | George Leef
    Last year, Duke University History Professor Nancy MacLean became one of the country’s best-known academics for her book Democracy in Chains. That is not, however, to say that her book was so praiseworthy that it made her famous. Quite the opposite—Democracy in Chains was excoriated by academic critics for its blatantly dishonest attack on the thinking and indeed the character of the late James M. Buchanan, the 1986 Nobel Prize winner in economics. MacLean sought to depict Buchanan as a closet racist whose intellectual breakthrough of what is now called “public choice” theory was actually meant to help segregationists ward...
  • Duke Historian Trivializes Autism

    02/19/2018 12:51:25 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 15, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Duke University historian Nancy MacLean, not content to do slap and tickle histories, has gone on to trivialize a malady that afflicts millions. "Nancy MacLean, the Duke University historian who wrote Democracy in Chains, the deeply conspiratorial and much-criticized biography of public choice economist James Buchanan, told an audience in New York last week that Buchanan and other early leaders of the limited-government movement 'seem to be on the autism spectrum,'" Robby Soave reports on Reason.com. "According to MacLean, there is a connection between autism and libertarianism, and that connection is not feeling 'solidarity or empathy,' and having 'kind of...
  • Duke University and the Heroic Emile Zola of America

    01/17/2018 2:41:34 AM PST · by abb · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2018 | Randolph Parrish
    Lynch mobs are not a pretty sight. But what is a pretty sight, even a beautiful one, is someone standing by the side of the road trying to call halt. In 2006, we saw the thronging of another lynch mob, this time in Durham, North Carolina. Three Duke University students were falsely accused of rape, in a case so flimsy that it should have been dismissed in five minutes. Steve Miller, then a student-columnist for the Duke University newspaper, stood up virtually alone against the 300 articles of the Herald-Sun. He stood up against the satellite trucks parked bumper to...
  • Born Guilty

    01/09/2018 5:22:46 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 8 | Randolph Parrish
    It was just over ten years ago that the Duke lacrosse case finally dragged its weary way across the finish line. That case was a storm petrel, flying before the thunder. We should have watched its course more carefully, because it was about to become a paradigm of what was to follow. --------- And so we stumble on without understanding why we once believed that the rule of innocence until proven guilty was necessary. Or that if we sacrificed the individual to satiate the appetite of the mob, we gave up everything that was worth preserving in society anyway.
  • Academics Discover Masculinity

    12/15/2017 7:30:21 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 23 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Several years ago, a friend of ours, filmmaker Evan Coyne Maloney, attempted to lampoon the iconic field of women's studies by showing up at random campuses, on camera, and asking where he could find the men's studies department. It turns out that Evan may have been ahead of his time. "A few institutions have established centers of masculinity research and counseling," Peter Monaghan reports in the December 15, 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. "Among them are the Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men's Development at Western Illinois University and the Men and Masculinities Center at...
  • 4 killed in Duke University Health System helicopter crash

    09/08/2017 4:29:15 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    Beckers Hospital Review ^ | September 8, 2017 | Alia Paavola
    Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System's Life Flight helicopter crashed Friday in North Carolina, killing four people, according to UPI. Authorities told WTVD the helicopter was headed back to Durham-based Duke Medical Center from Elizabeth City-based Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. The helicopter was transporting a patient in need of critical care. "With deep sorrow we can confirm that a Duke Life Flight helicopter crashed early this afternoon near Belvedere, N.C. We are in the process of directly confirming information related to this incident and will share more information as it becomes available," said Duke Health Officials, according to UPI. The...
  • Democrats can’t whitewash history by removing statues

    08/28/2017 7:32:14 PM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Baraboo News ^ | Aug 17, 2017 | TIM MCCUMBER
    “Unite the Right” was a bad choice of names for the anti-Semitic rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. The movement has nothing to do with conservatives and is the result of the left’s continued efforts to change history. The Grand Old Party is the party that was formed with the sole purpose of ending slavery. It is the party that delivered Abraham Lincoln and fought for the end of slavery. One-hundred years later, it was the party that cast the votes for the Civil Rights movement and later for the rights of women to vote. It’s not...
  • VIDEO from 2000 - Trump tells Matt Lauer that David Duke is a bigot, a racist, a problem

    08/13/2017 3:57:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    Click on the link above. Glad someone found this and posted on Twitter. https://twitter.com/President1Trump/status/896466953153511425
  • David Duke Endorses Keith Ellison For DNC Chair (NOT satire!)

    02/13/2017 11:25:11 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2017 | Jim Treacher
    It doesn’t really matter who the chairman of the Democratic National Committee is, because it’s the Democratic National Committee. They’re pretty much screwed no matter what. With that in mind, why not pick someone who can bring everybody together?
  • Duke Assails Free Speech So It Can “Protect and Value Diverse Perspectives”

    06/14/2017 7:35:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 14, 2017 | George Leef
    American college campuses are becoming more and more like the old communist states where people enjoyed freedom of speech—but only so long as they didn’t question some aspect of the official orthodoxy. Any such “deviationism” was apt to land them in severe trouble with the authorities, who encouraged loyal citizens to report it. (Alexander Solzhenitsyn recounted many cases of that in The Gulag Archipelago.) Duke University Divinity School professor Paul Griffiths is the latest faculty member to fall victim to the taboo against speaking out against “progressive” beliefs. His thoughtcrime: daring to say that a “racial equity” seminar would be...
  • Duke: Diversity in Divinity

    05/24/2017 6:40:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If faculty cannot bail out on and disparage diversity training, students don't stand a chance: Resistance is futile. "I exhort you not to attend this training," Paul Griffiths, then a professor at the Duke Divinity School urged his colleagues via the campus e-mail. "Don't lay waste your time by doing so." "It'll be, I predict with confidence, intellectually flaccid: there'll be bromides, clichés, and amen-corner rah-rahs in plenty. When (if) it gets beyond that, its illiberal roots and totalitarian tendencies will show. Events of this sort are definitively anti-intellectual. (Re)trainings of intellectuals by bureaucrats and apparatchiks have a long and...
  • How did it all go wrong for Duke?

    03/20/2017 6:26:26 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 38 replies
    espn ^ | 03/20/2017 | c. l. brown
    Sept. 12: The NCAA, citing a commitment to fairness and inclusion, announces it would move seven championship events from the state of North Carolina. That included first- and second-round games for the NCAA men's basketball tournament that were slated for Greensboro, N.C., for March 17-19, 2017. It is in direct response to the state's passing of House Bill 2, also known as the "bathroom bill," which critics say discriminates against the LGBT community.
  • Liberals hurt Duke athletes again

    03/20/2017 6:37:44 AM PDT · by safetysign · 45 replies
    vanity | 03/20/2017 | vanity
    Duke athletes were attacked when the liberal and soon to be disbarred DA, Mike Nifong, unjustly prosecuted Duke Lacrosse players in the infamous hooker rape case. Now, another disbarred attorney, Barak Hussein Obama set into motion the conditions that propelled the Duke basketball team to lose in the NCAA tournament. Obama wanted to protect confused little boys that don't want to pee in urinals or girls who do. The governor of North Carolina signed into law a bill that the ever PC NCAA protested by moving the 2017 tourney out of Greensboro, North Carolina. So Duke, a 2 seed, played...
  • Is this the worst NCAA tournament loss in Duke history?

    03/20/2017 3:35:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | March 20, 2017 | Chris Chase
    Take your jaw off the floor. We'll wait. The mighty Duke Blue Devils, one week ago crowned ACC tournament champions and discussed as a probable No. 1 seed, were handed a a stunning loss on Sunday night to the feel-good South Carolina Gamecocks, a team that hadn't won an NCAA tournament game since 1973 and had never seen the Sweet 16. The ACC blue blood losing to the SEC also-ran was surprising enough, but even more so given that SC was 7-35 from the floor at halftime with the game playing out just as everyone expected. Then, out of nowhere, the Gamecocks shot 71%...
  • Divinity Schools Stop Praying To The Father; Use Gender-Neutral Language

    01/30/2017 11:25:25 AM PST · by Maudeen · 44 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 1/30/2017 | PNW Staff
    The gender war has now moved from bathroom regulations and into the recommended language in theology classes. The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have rekindled debate, previously addressed at Notre Dame and Harvard, by issuing gender neutral guidance to their professors.
  • Duke indefinitely suspends Grayson Allen after latest tripping incident: things to know

    12/22/2016 9:52:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 22, 2016 | Gary Parrish
    Duke's Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Thursday morning that junior guard Grayson Allen has been indefinitely suspended after tripping a player Wednesday night during the Blue Devils 72-61 win over Elon. This is the third time Allen has tripped an opponent.
  • Did The Duke Lacrosse Case Have Reverberations In The 2016 Election?

    12/13/2016 5:27:54 AM PST · by LRoggy · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/12/2016 | Michael Barone
    One way to look at the election of Donald Trump is that it is a repudiation of the cult of political correctness that thrives — metastasizes might be a better word — on college and university campuses. One particularly egregious example, the bogus prosecution of Duke University lacrosse players in 2006 and 2007, seems to have had particular reverberations in producing election results this year, a decade later. For a definitive account of the disgraceful behavior of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, Duke President Richard Brodhead and dozens of members of the Duke faculty, see KC Johnson and Stuart...
  • Duke Certifies Their Marxists – For a Capitalist Fee

    12/04/2016 6:22:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    American Lens ^ | December 2, 2016 | Sean Moser
    You Can Be a Certified Duke Marxist. Think about that.No, this is not The Onion, a joke, nor a smear.James Buchanan “Buck” Duke was an industrialist icon; a man who made a fortune in tobacco and textiles. He was a true capitalist that feared God, inspired faith, and was a titan of industry. He funded several of America’s great educational institutions and was a philanthropist beyond measure, but his endowment is now responsible for a program that will certify the next generation of Marxists.- Let that sink in.According to a recent Duke Chronicle article, “Duke has long been known internationally...
  • Odds and Ends: Three Election Outcomes You Probably Haven't Heard Much About

    11/15/2016 11:48:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Townhall Tipsheet ^ | 11/14/16 | Guy Benson
    You know the big stuff already: Donald Trump won the presidency, defeating Hillary Clinton by bursting through her leaky blue firewall.... Meanwhile, here are three lower-profile results that are worth noting: (1) Oregon's Democratic Secretary of State went down to defeat, marking the first GOP victory in a statewide election in 14 years. More significantly, the loser of this race was known to many as the infamous bully who led the charge to fine a Christian-owned bakery $144,000 for declining to provide services to a same-sex wedding... (2) In Colorado, voters absolutely demolished a ballot initiative to create a government-run,...