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  • UCSB White Student Union to Stage 'White Solidarity' Walk Out

    11/27/2015 4:16:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | November 27, 2015 | Pardes Seleh
    The Black Lives Matter movement at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is officially being challenged by a new rival campus group, the UCSB White Student Union (WSU). In response to a series of “black-out” demonstrations last week at UCSB and college campuses nationwide calling for “solidarity with Mizzou” black students, the UCSB WSU decided to form its own antithetical “White Student Walk Out” calling for “solidarity” with white students. “Join us as we walk out of our classes at 12:30 PM to show solidarity for our brothers and sisters of European descent,” the Walk Out event description reads....
  • Hating Whitey on Campus

    11/27/2015 6:50:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 27, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Hating Whitey on Campus Welcome to the totalitarian world of "student activism" at America's elite universities. November 27, 2015 Jack Kerwick Learn more about the Freedom Center's Stop the Jihad on Campus campaign. It isn't just Woodrow Wilson who's got to go. For the social justice warriors on America's college campuses these days, force and intimidation are paying off in spades. Following the occupation of the president's office courtesy of the "Black Justice League," Princeton University is the most recent "institution of higher learning" to relent to students' demand to reject "racism." President Christopher L. Eisgruber has "agreed"--more accurately,...
  • Progressive Faculty and Administrators Deserve All of the Blame for the Recent Unrest on Campus

    11/27/2015 7:35:25 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 11/26/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The recent wave of student protests is aimed at liberal professors and administrators. Current student anger eerily fits the pattern of most left-wing unrest, from the cycles of the French Revolution to the campus riots of the 1960s. First, protests gradually grow more extreme. Venom is directed at fellow leftists who are deemed insufficiently radical. In revolutionary France, wild-eyed Jacobins soon guillotined reformist Girondins, who were considered passé. During the Russian Revolution, extremist Bolsheviks marginalized liberal Mensheviks. In the 1960s, many members of the SDS and Black Panthers hated liberals who disapproved of their violence. A group called the Black...
  • Stop the Jihad on Campus Campaign Combats Pro-Terror Groups

    11/27/2015 6:56:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 27, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    <p>Exposing the true motivations of terrorist proxies and challenging their genocidal propaganda.</p> <p>Two weeks ago, a series of posters was placed anonymously on the campuses of George Washington University and American University in Washington, D.C. and those of UCLA, UC-Irvine and UC-San Diego in Southern California. The images were hashtagged #StopTheJihadOnCampus and pulled no punches in denouncing a pair of campus organizations for what they are: supporters of violent, Jew-hating jihad.</p>
  • Mass. School Offers Counseling For ‘Victims’ Of Confederate Flag Sticker

    11/26/2015 6:57:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/15 | Philip Devoe
    After a student filed a “bias report” accusing a student with a Confederate flag sticker on his laptop of racism, Framingham State University officials offered offended students counseling.“We recognize that bias incidents are upsetting for the entire campus community, but especially for the target(s) and witness(es) of these incidents,” wrote Sean Huddleston, the Massachusetts-based school’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a campus-wide email published in part by FSU campus newspaper The Gatepost. “It is strongly suggested that anyone impacted by a bias incident find someone to speak with.”In his email, Huddleston assured students “symbols such as these are not condoned...
  • Opponents Attack Rubio for Supporting Vocational Programs, But Facts Are on His Side

    11/26/2015 11:27:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    One of the most memorable moments of the November 10 Republican debate came when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio lamented the collapse of vocational training in America. "For the life of me, I don't know why we stigmatize vocational education," Rubio said. "Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers." As soon as Rubio finished speaking, Twitter nearly exploded with comments praising Rubio's assessment and comments suggesting Rubio is misguided or flat-out lying for suggesting philosophers don't make as much money as welders. Slate released what has become a widely used chart titled "Sorry, Marco Rubio. Philosophers...
  • America’s higher education brought low

    11/26/2015 9:33:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | George F. Will
    Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their negative examples, what intelligence is not. Melissa Click is the University of Missouri academic who shouted “I need some muscle over here” to prevent a photojournalist from informing the public about a public demonstration intended to influence the public. Click’s academic credentials include a University of Massachusetts doctoral dissertation titled “It’s ‘a good thing’: The Commodification of Femininity, Affluence, and Whiteness in the Martha Stewart Phenomenon.” Her curriculum...
  • Minnesota college students vote against honoring 9/11 victims, saying it’s offensive to Muslims

    11/26/2015 4:45:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 105 replies ^ | november 25, 2015
    Students at the University of Minnesota killed a proposed moment of silence for 9/11 victims due to concerns that Muslim students would be offended. Theo Menon, a Minnesota Student Association representative realized that the university wasn't doing anything to memorialize 9/11. So, on October 6, he introduced an MSA proposal to asking the university to institute a "moment of recognition" during the mornings of all future September 11ths. The resolution in no way referred to Islam or to whether Islam itself is to blame for global terrorism. It did not require anyone to contemplate the fact that the terrorists responsible...
  • U. Colorado Prof Declares Whiteness a Disease

    11/26/2015 8:26:26 AM PST · by redreno · 86 replies ^ | Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 9:30am | Aleister
    I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are white, you should know that your children and all of your loved ones are also a disease. So implies a University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E. Matias, in the most recent edition of Teaching Education, a peer-reviewed journal.
  • University Students Comforted with ‘Counseling’ after Seeing Confederate Flag on Laptop

    11/25/2015 4:14:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    University students in Massachusetts who were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop were offered counseling services at Framingham State University. The offer came after the university’s “chief diversity and inclusion officer,” Sean Huddleston, described the display of the small Confederate flag sticker as a “bias incident.”
  • Harvard librarian arrested on trip to Colorado to molest girl

    11/25/2015 10:44:43 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/24/2015 | Kirk Mitchell
    Gilpin County deputy posed as a girl as he corresponded with a Harvard librarian seeking sex. ... Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, was arrested for investigation of attempted sexual exploitation of a child, Internet sexual exploitation of a child, Internet luring of a child and attempted child sexual assault, all felony charges. ... Melhem wrote a message asking the "girl" to show him "her intimate body parts via webcam." He also displayed sexually graphic video of himself to the deputy believing he was a girl.
  • Ohio State law school under microsope for reaction to pro-life column

    11/25/2015 6:39:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/25/15 | Valerie Richardson
    All Madison Gesiotto wanted to do when she met with the dean of her law school was report a threat prompted by a newspaper column she wrote pointing out the high abortion rate in the black community. She assumed the meeting would last 10 minutes. Instead, she said, she was there for about an hour as three deans at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law critiqued her on what they saw as problems with her Oct. 23 column in The Washington Times, “The number one killer of black Americans.”
  • The Intifada Comes To Austin - hateful disruption of a lecture and its litigious aftermath

    11/25/2015 12:14:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | Phyllis Chesler
    But how will UT-Austin handle the lawsuit that Nabulsi and others in his group are now threatening to bring? Yes, the aggressors are potentially suing for having been..."offended?" "Violated?" Predictably, Nabulsi's group is not only threatening to sue, they are whining that they-the bullies-in-chief-no longer feel "safe" on campus.They are enacting the role of both the persecutor and the victim, just as Palestinian Jihadists do. They-the Jerusalem jihadists and the American students in their image-initiate the violence and then insist that the world count them as "victims."Earlier this month, on November 13th, twelve members of a group calling itself...
  • Northern Illinois University removes Bibles from campus hotel after complaint

    11/24/2015 3:55:24 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/24/15 | Manya Brachear Pashman
    Guests seeking a Bible at Northern Illinois University's campus hotel now must call the front desk after a secular group complained that the sacred scripture had no place in the nightstand.Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, discovered a Bible in a drawer last month during a stay on the DeKalb campus where she had been invited to speak by the Secular Student Alliance. Upon her return home, the foundation's lawyer wrote a letter to the Holmes Student Center director requesting the books be removed."It sends a message of endorsement — 'We think it's so important you...
  • #StopESEA Action Page: STOP the Reauthorization of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

    11/24/2015 4:28:34 PM PST · by · 4 replies
    It's easy to tweet #StopESEA to Members of the Freedom Caucus. Use the tweet buttons AT link DAILY !!! The Patriot Journalist Network is a team of conservatives working together to support the conservative cause through the use of Twitter. More than just a hashtag, blog, or website - Patriot Journalist Network provides Members powerful tools to facilitate more effective and influential use of Twitter.
  • College campus protests: This is the generation that will destroy America

    11/24/2015 4:01:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/15 | Todd Starnes
    What in the name of John Blutarsky is happening on our university campuses?A new survey from the Pew Research Center reveals that a shocking number of Millennials support curbing free speech.According to their findings, 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 believe the government should be able to ban any speech that is offensive to minority groups.We have apparently raised a generation of snowflakes so fragile that their psyches can’t handle offensive words or photographs or images.It seems the only free speech this perpetually offended generation supports is speech they agree with.
  • Western Washington University Cancels All Classes Because of "Online Hate Speech"

    11/24/2015 1:44:41 PM PST · by rightistight · 56 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/24/15 | Aurelius
    All classes on campus have been cancelled for the immediate future at Western Washington University because someone posted "hate speech" on social media yesterday. President Bruce Shepard sent out a message to students and staff today, saying that someone posted "hate speech" online "targeted at Western students of color." "I need to be VERY clear here," he wrote, "we are not talking the merely insulting, rude, offensive commentary that trolls and various other lowlifes seem free to spew, willy nilly, although there has been plenty of that, too. No, this was hate speech." Thus, all classes have been cancelled. President...
  • Campus Follies - The current rage will subside, if not the anti-white animosity

    11/24/2015 4:40:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 24, 2015 | Gilbert T. Sewall
    ".....At dozens of schools nationwide, a small but vocal number of students insist an intolerably hostile racial atmosphere permeates campus life. An activist corps no more authentic than the Occupy Wall Street movement stirs the hate pot, pushed forward by cheering media. To wide dismay, faculties and administrations applaud Black Lives Matter-style indictments and cower before student insults. The accusations are vague and often delusional. The phantom of "white privilege" marks claims of supremacy, institutional racism, and indelible race-based injustices. These follow on recent campus outrages over rape culture and sexual violence, heteronormativity and transgender rights, climate change, and any...
  • Bill de Blasio says his son, Dante, has joined protests over racial issues at Yale

    11/23/2015 10:44:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Erin Durkin
    Mayor de Blasio said his son Dante has been active in protests over racial issues at Yale — and they both agree the school should drop the name of a prominent defender of slavery. Dante, a freshman, is assigned to Yale’s Calhoun College, named for John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and South Carolina senator who vehemently backed slavery as a “positive good” for the nation. “He’s very concerned, and he certainly notes the fact that the college he’s in, Calhoun College, is named for someone it shouldn’t be named for,” de Blasio told reporters Monday. “ That’s quite...
  • UMass-Amherst Protesters Demand New College Seal Because Bows and Arrows are Racist

    11/23/2015 3:30:38 PM PST · by rightistight · 49 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/23/15 | Aurelius
    UMass-Amherst students are protesting their school's seal, claiming it promotes racism and violence, because it depicts a Native American holding a bow and an arrow. While the seal does depict an arm holding a sword, protesters have taken issue with the Native American man centered in the logo. The Indian can be seen standing in the center: "We do live in occupied, colonized land," said student organizer Charlotte Kelly, who called the logo "offensive." She continued, "This land had been a part of indigenous communities before it became the University of Massachusetts. And for us to be capitalizing and using...
  • Hitler Learns About the New Campus Fascism

    11/23/2015 2:17:12 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 22, 2015
  • Carr: 1984 in the classroom

    11/23/2015 6:49:03 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Howie Carr
    At Triton Regional High School in Rowley, it’s 1984 — the novel, not the year. The sniveling PC school 
administration is backing off now, but the 32-page questionnaire they were asking their middle and high school students to fill out last week is chilling. It’s downright totalitarian, and it’s put out by the Harvard School of Education, but I repeat myself. The kids from the high and middle schools (the questionnaire included a box for 10-year-olds to check) were asked by the apparatchiks from the People’s Republic of Cambridge to rat out their parents for insufficient 
Political Correctness. George Orwell’s...
  • Facebook group for NYU White Student Union horrifies social media users

    11/23/2015 6:49:42 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 12 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 11/23/15 | BY JASON SILVERSTEIN
    Facebook group for NYU White Student Union horrifies social media users BY JASON SILVERSTEIN White power might be coming to NYU. A Facebook group for the “NYU White Student Union” is calling for unity among the largest ethnic group at the city’s largest private college — and apparently freaking out a lot of people. The group started Friday, in the midst of several similar supposed student groups springing up at colleges nationwide. 'ILLINI WHITE STUDENT UNION' DENOUNCES BLACK LIVES MATTER Since then, it has accumulated about 250 followers on Facebook, and probably many more horrified reactions online. “I hope this...
  • Court: Harris-Stowe State U Owes $4.85 Million to White Former Professor

    11/23/2015 7:31:59 AM PST · by fungoking · 14 replies
    Inside Higher Ed ^ | 11/4/15 | Staff
    Harris-Stowe State University must pay a former full-time education instructor $4.85 million in damages related to her racial bias claims, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. A St. Louis circuit court ruled that the historically black university discriminated against Beverly Wilkins, who is white, when it fired her in 2010. Wilkins said one administrator in particular, Latisha Smith, a former dean and department head, failed to follow a reduction in force policy in pegging her for termination over several other black faculty members. The lawsuit alleges that Smith purged the department of all white faculty members, except one protected by tenure,...
  • Professor Declares ‘Whiteness’ a ‘Disease’ [Teaching Education journal]

    11/23/2015 1:53:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Front Page ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    [University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E.] Matias draws on what's known as "critical race theory" (CRT). Given the heavily politicized nature of the contemporary academy, it should come as no surprise that CRT is a racialized version of Marxism and all of the rage among legions of academics. I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are...
  • CU-Boulder Anti-Racism Rally Canceled Because Organizers Are White

    11/22/2015 7:47:51 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    An anti-racism rally planned at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to show solidarity with University of Missouri black activists was cancelled because the protest organizers arewhite. However, a check of one of the event planner’s Facebook page reveals that isn’t the case. The rally was killed under pressure from the CU’s Black Student Alliance, whose co-president Paris Ferribee said, “It’s not anyone that’s being affected telling the story, it’s only white people telling the story.” The rally was planned by students in a CU course called “Whiteness Studies.” Azabe Kassa posted an apology on the group’s Facebook page: On behalf...
  • UC Merced holds ‘teach-in’ to help students understand stabbing attacker Faisal Mohammad

    11/22/2015 8:59:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 11/22/15 | Jessica Chasmar -
    Faculty at the University of California-Merced reportedly held a “teach-in” Monday night to help students better understand the motives of 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad, who earlier this month wounded four people with a hunting knife before being killed by campus police. The conservative college news website The College Fixreported that the teach-in was “conspicuously” devoid of discussions of radical Islam, and instead “delved into topics such as how society’s notions of masculinity pressure men.” Mohammad, a freshman studying computer science at UC Merced, was found to have a printout image of the Islamic State flag alongside a handwritten manifesto with detailed...
  • Clarice Feldman: A Busy Week for CDC (Center for Dumb Control)

    11/22/2015 9:39:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
  • This Hilarious Video Mocks The Bizarre Liberalism In Schools -- a film by Neel

    11/22/2015 12:07:59 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    USWorldReport ^ | Saturday, November 21, 2015 | by Neel Kolhatkar
    Modern Educayshun is a short film by Neel Kolhatkar. It targets the bizarre and extreme form of liberalism that is ruining schools and universities. In previous years young minds were figuring out how to get to the moon. Now universities seem obsessed with “micro-aggression” and finding more and more reasons to be offended by virtually everything. This video is pretty amusing and has a horror movie type soundtrack. If you think this video is funny please share. Modern Educayshun To see another video from Neel Kolhatkar check out Equality
  • Millennial

    11/21/2015 10:27:39 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    Urban Dictionary ^ | July 14, 2010 | the Witter
    Millennial Special little snowflake. Born between 1982 and 1994 this generation is something special, cause Mom and Dad and their 5th grade teacher Mrs. Winotsky told them so. Plus they have a whole shelf of participation trophies sitting at home so it has to be true. They believe themselves to be highly intelligent, the teachers and lecturers constantly gave them "A"'s in order to keep Mom and Dad from complaining to the Dean. Unfortunately, nobody explained to them the difference between and education and grade inflation so they tend to demonstrate poor spelling and even poorer grammar. At work, millennials...
  • Black Republican Speaks Out on Harassment on Mizzou Campus

    11/21/2015 1:40:28 PM PST · by BBell · 16 replies ^ | 11/20/15
    After participating in a rally to defend the University of Missouri’s statue of Thomas Jefferson from liberal vandalism, student Jasmine Wells was smeared as an “Uncle Tom” for supporting the Founding Father.
  • Students, faculty address institutionalized racism at University Life event

    11/21/2015 2:38:55 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 41 replies
    Columbia Spectator ^ | November 18, 2015 | Erin Mizraki
    "It's traumatizing to sit in Core classes," Aya said. "We are looking at history through the lens of these powerful, white men. I have no power or agency as a black woman, so where do I fit in?" Aya mentioned that even in her most recent Art Humanities class, the word "primitive" was used five times to describe Congolese art—a label she did not speak up against because she was tired of already having worked that day to address so many other instances of racism and discrimination, she said.
  • Blakely teacher restricts Lego-play to her girl students in the pursuit of gender equity

    11/21/2015 12:25:03 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 72 replies
    Bainbridge Island Review ^ | November 9, 2015 | Jessica Shelton
    In Karen Keller’s kindergarten classroom, boys can’t play with Legos. They can have their pick of Tinkertoys and marble tracks, but the colorful bricks are “girls only.” “I always tell the boys, ‘You’re going to have a turn’ — and I’m like, ‘Yeah, when hell freezes over’ in my head,” she said. “I tell them, ‘You’ll have a turn’ because I don’t want them to feel bad.” Although her approach might anger some parents, Keller is sticking to her guns: It’s all part of a plan to get girls building during “free choice,” the 40 minutes of unstructured play time...
  • The Chickens of Communism Have Come Home to Roost

    11/21/2015 11:05:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    If people fail to understand the concept of Big Brother Government and the Welfare State, forgetting patriotism, cultural heritage, and history, all freedoms will vanish. The chickens of intolerance and communist social justice have come home to roost on the American campus. Decades of Marxist indoctrination by the vaunted communist academia are finally paying off—our cultural heritage is replaced by cultural Marxism and primitive cultures that are deemed superior to ours and worshipped. Academia has been blotting out the past and revising history for a while but with increased vengeance since Jimmy Carter founded the U.S. Department of Education on...
  • Professor: "White Christians" Must Repent for Privilege by Paying Reparations to Blacks

    11/21/2015 10:32:05 AM PST · by rightistight · 118 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/21/15 | Aurelius
    Jennifer Harvey, a Professor of Religion at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, is calling on "white Christians" to repent for their forefathers' sins and their current privilege by paying reparations. Speaking at Drew Theological School, Dr. Harvey said that calling all races "equal" is "a morally incoherent paradigm" that cannot solve the racial injustices that are in the United States. Instead, white Christians need to "repent" by paying reparations to African Americans. "Reconciliation rests on the assumption that all of our differences can be similarly celebrated and embraced," she explained. "I can come to better love and appreciate your...
  • Anti-Israel events skyrocket on US campuses

    11/20/2015 9:04:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 11/20/2015, 1:22 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a new report on Wednesday detailing a significant increase in anti-Israel activity on American university campuses over the 2014-2015 academic year. No fewer than 150 explicitly anti-Israel events were held in Fall 2015 alone, marking a noted increase from the 105 such events that took place in the same period during the previous year. Universities were themselves complicit in the anti-Israel events, with at least 15 of the events being sponsored or co-sponsored by university departments at institutions including the University of California-Berkley, Drew University, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. ...
  • Wild Wings Cafe (@WildWingsCafe) Fires Student Worker After She Declares “All Lives Matter”

    11/20/2015 8:05:02 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 72 replies
    Red State ^ | November 19th, 2015 at 10:32 PM | Erick Erickson
    Emily Faz, a student at Georgia Southern University, finally had enough of the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense circulating on college campuses. She took to her personal Facebook profile to declare that “all lives matter” and that nonsense better not start on Georgia Southern’s campus or she’d let them have it. She called it “B.S.” Naturally, college activists with no real jobs made sure she lost her job. Wild Wings Cafe fired Emily Faz from her job. Luckily, despite harassment, the local college President says Emily was just exercising her First Amendment rights.
  • College student fired from job after criticizing Mizzou, Black Lives Matter online

    11/20/2015 6:32:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    A student at Georgia Southern University was reportedly fired from her job after dozens of her classmates called to complain about a Facebook post she wrote criticizing some protesters at the University of Missouri and Black Lives Matter activists. Emily Faz, a senior st GSU, shared a Nov. 14 Washington Times article that highlighted how some Mizzou and Black Lives
  • Students interrupt race meeting at UNC with lengthy demands ('...Response to Anti-blackness')

    11/20/2015 3:14:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 11/19/15 | Angelica Alvarez
    CHAPEL HILL (WTVD) - A UNC town hall meeting on race relations on college campuses was disrupted Thursday evening by a group of students who took over the event and read off a lengthy list of 50 demands. The list of demands titled "A collective Response to Anti-blackness" labels UNC Chapel Hill as an "unethical institution" which exploits labor, runs an "athletic industrial complex", and treats people of color as "less than essential to the everyday running of UNC." The demands rang from the removal of the new system president, mandatory training for students and staff on the "historical racial...
  • Utah School Under Fire for Asking Students to Write ISIS Propaganda Poster

    11/20/2015 3:17:08 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 20, 2015 | ESTHER CASTILLEJO
    The teacher, who's been on the job for just a few months, gave the in-class assignment to students in her two World Civics classes at Salem Junior High School in Salem, Utah, on Wednesday. About 60 students received the assignment, which required them to create a "neat, colored, professional" poster for the terrorist group, to "help students better understand the goals of terrorist groups and the methods they use to gain support," the assignment read. The possibility of having to search for ISIS recruiting material on the web at a time when officials are looking to detect potential threats was...
  • How Hitler-Era Brown Shirts Took Over Hunter College

    11/20/2015 8:38:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 20, 2015 | Phyllis Chesler
    How Hitler-Era Brown Shirts Took Over Hunter College Following the blueprint of how Hitler's brown shirts worked on Germans. November 20, 2015 Phyllis Chesler Reprinted from For the first time in the 21st century and on the American campus, legitimate economic grievances, specific to New York City, specific to the United States, have been tied to Zionism. Led by a screaming woman in hijab and a man, assisted by the usual outside agitators, students screamed themselves hoarse at Hunter College, a branch of City University of New York not far from where I live just a few days...
  • California Middle School Makes Kids Sing About Spreading Islam

    11/20/2015 9:18:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 20 Nov 2015 | Alex Griswold |
    A social studies teacher at Spring View Middle School gave students an ode to Islam to sing, set to the tune of Rachel Platten‘s “Fight Song.” But instead, the chorus goes: This is their fight song Spread Islam now song Prove that they’re right song Other parts of the song declares that they “don’t really care if no Jews or [Christians] believe,” and “Islam… Allah’s on the way.” Parents were upset, to say the least. “I believe that by singing this song, the children feel comfortable believing that maybe Allah is the only god, and maybe that they should start...
  • Utah school apologizes for homework assignment to make propaganda poster for terrorist group

    11/20/2015 2:36:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Fox 13 Now ^ | 11/19/15 | Dora Scheidell
    SALEM, Utah -- Students in 9th grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization. After parents complained, the assignment was canceled. However, many students had already completed it, leaving some parents concerned about what they had been exposed to in the process. Annie Langston couldn't believe her 14-year-old daughter Mikalia was given the assignment. "My initial response was, 'there's no way you're going to do this assignment,'" Langston said.
  • Parents Speak Out After Teacher Presents Song About Islam To Seventh-Graders

    11/19/2015 8:23:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 11/17/15
    Amid heightened fears over terrorism, an Orange County teacher has found herself in trouble after ordering her class to sing a song about Islam. The teacher says she was trying to teach her seventh-grade class about the religion of Islam by using a catchy tune. Using the melody of the song “This Is My Fight Song,” the teacher applied custom lyrics, such as: “Like a sandstorm in the desert, sending camels into motion, like how a single faith can make a heart open, they might only have one god, but they can make an explosion.” The song was then presented...
  • University pressures Facebook to shut down 'Illini White Student Union' page

    11/19/2015 9:12:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Ilini ^ | November 18, 2015 | Marijo Enderle
    Update: Campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler said the University will continue to work with Facebook to have the Illini White Student Union page removed from the site. “It is disturbing and cowardly that someone would create an anonymous and senseless social media page specifically designed to intimidate others, including and especially our students. When we became aware of the page, we immediately contacted Facebook and requested that it be removed," Kaler said in an email. "Facebook has been responsive to our requests, but the page continues to be reposted. We are continuing to work with Facebook to address this matter. We...
  • Univ. of Michigan adds required diversity courses to business school curriculum

    11/19/2015 10:04:31 PM PST · by matt04 · 27 replies
    The University of Michigan has added a three-year diversity requirement to its Ross School of Business undergraduate curriculum that, among other things, will teach their students how race, gender and sexual orientation “connect to larger systems of power, privilege and oppression.” The classes, which include “Identity 101” and “Entering into, Engaging with and Exiting Communities across Difference”, are mandatory for graduation and emphasize “identity, diversity and experience,” said Lynn Wooten, associate dean for undergraduate programs. ... The three-year program takes place over the sophomore, junior and senior years, focusing on “identity, diversity, and organizations,” in each respective year. The program...
  • German Universities Now All Free of Tuition Fees for International Students

    11/19/2015 3:43:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    MiGreat ^ | 10/2014 | JOSEPHINE GOUBE
    Universities in Germany are now free of tuition fees for all including international students. Lower Saxony became the last of seven German states to abolish their tuition fees, which were already extremely low. German universities had been charging for tuition since 2006. The measure proved unpopular, and German states began dropping them one by one. It is now all gone throughout the country, even for foreigners. This means that now, both domestic and international undergraduate students at public universities in Germany are able to study in Germany for free, with just a small fee to cover administration -- usually between...
  • University of Texas at Austin Debate on "Campus Carry: Good Policy? How to Regulate?"

    11/19/2015 3:45:49 PM PST · by richardb72 · 7 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | November 17, 2015 | John R Lott Jr and Julie Gavran
    University of Texas at Austin Debate on "Campus Carry: Good Policy? How to Regulate?" The Crime Prevention Research Center's John Lott debated Julie Gavran with the Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus.
  • Towson University president signs black students’ demands after 8-hour protest in his office

    11/19/2015 3:19:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The interim president at Towson University in Maryland has reportedly signed a list of demands from a group of two dozen black students who occupied his office for eight hours on Wednesday. Using the hashtag#OccupyTowson, the students listed 13 demands that focused on increasing black tenure-track faculty, requiring staff to take a cultural competency course and creating a no-tolerance policy on racial, sexual and homophobic epithets, The Baltimore Sun reported. Interim President Timothy Chandler reviewed and revised the students' demands as they protested in his office for more than eight hours. Mr. Chandler agreed to sign his name on the...
  • Smith College protesters ban reporters who don’t ‘articulate their solidarity’

    11/19/2015 1:44:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Hundreds of Smith College students gathered Wednesday to voice solidarity with University of Missouri protesters, only journalists were reportedly barred from the event unless sympathetic to the cause. A sit-in from noon to midnight at the Northampton, Massachusetts, campus reportedly drew 300 to 500 students and Black Lives Matter activists who chanted and shared their own experiences with racism and discrimination. Similar to rules enforced at the University of Missouri and other campuses nationwide, media members were not allowed to cover the Smith College sit-in unless they openly supported the movement, MassLive reported.