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  • The scene of Josh Hader's apology just after racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic tweets surfaced

    07/18/2018 9:38:40 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 18, 2018 | Jeff Passan
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the small lobby at the entrance of the home clubhouse at Nationals Park, Josh Hader, still in his All-Star Game uniform, sat in a puffy chair, his head tilted down, his eyes fixed on his phone’s screen, his thumbs the only thing moving. They swiped up, left thumb then right thumb, left then right, left then right, for a minute, then two, then three, before a security guard closed the door and cocooned Hader from the throng waiting outside to ask if he was a racist, sexist, bigoted homophobe. Outside the clubhouse, about 15 feet away,...
  • ‘Cowboy’ slogan is sexist, University of Wyoming staff say. But many women love it

    07/12/2018 2:25:19 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 69 replies
    The Star-Telegram ^ | July 11, 2018 | KAITLYN ALANIS
    “The World Needs More Cowboys.” This proposed new slogan for the University of Wyoming was meant to be “inclusive, by design,” according to the marketing campaign flier that was obtained by The Chronicle of Higher Education. “This is not a campaign to reinforce regressive stereotypes of Cowboys from the pop-cultural past,” the flier states. “This is a campaign to rewrite them.” The flier goes on to explain how this campaign is an opportunity to “celebrate people in every corner” because “Cowboys come in every sex, shape, color and creed” at the University of Wyoming.
  • Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigns as chairman over N-word controversy

    07/12/2018 1:48:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigned as the company’s chairman on Wednesday night after fallout over his use of the n-word during a conference call. ... Schnatter used the n-word on a conference call in May. The call was specifically designed as a role-playing exercise to prevent future public-relations disasters. “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s,” Schnatter said, before complaining that Sanders never faced public backlash...
  • Papa John's founder resigns as chairman of company's board

    07/11/2018 9:36:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Mary Tyler March
    Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigned as company chairman late Wednesday after it was reported that he used the N-word during a conference call in May. The company said in a statement that it will appoint a new chairman in the coming weeks. The news comes the same day Schnatter faced intense backlash for using the racial slur while taking part in an exercise on handling public relations. Forbes first reported on the comments Wednesday, stating that Schnatter used the N-word after being asked how he would distance himself from racist groups. The question came in response to blowback Schnatter...
  • A diehard Mac user switches to PC

    07/11/2018 8:44:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 165 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2018 | Steve Kovach and Clancy Morgan
    The Mac used to have numerous advantages over the PC, but with Windows 10 the PC has now closed the gap. These days buying a PC gives you many more options compared to the Mac, which continues to stagnate. Business Insider's senior tech correspondent, Steve Kovach, switched his Mac for a PC to see what Windows 10 really has to offer. Following is a transcript of the video. Steve Kovach: I've been a Mac user for over 15 years. I hated PCs. They came loaded with a bunch of software that slowed down my machine, and they caught viruses way...
  • RON PAUL TWEETS RACIST, ANTI-SEMITIC CARTOON BEFORE SWIFTLY DELETING IT

    07/02/2018 1:02:13 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 23 replies
    NW ^ | l7/2/2018 | NW
    Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul tweeted out a racist and anti-Semitic cartoon Monday before swiftly deleting it amid a backlash on social media. The cartoon featured a range of minorities depicted in stereotypical terms—including a Jewish man with a hooked nose, a black man with large lips as well as portrayals of Asians and Latinos. The four men are shown punching up at an Uncle Sam figure together with a speech bubble that reads, “Cultural Marxism!” Together, with the cartoon, Paul wrote: “Are you stunned by what has become of American culture? Well, it’s not an accident. You’ve probably...
  • ‘Pillocks! Dozens of ‘Em!’ – Snowflakes Try to Ban Screening of Zulu

    06/27/2018 7:18:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 26, 2018 | James Delingpole
    A tiny bunch of left-wing loons with no lives, shrivelled penises, and the collective IQ of a pickled herring is trying to ban a screening of the classic 60s movie Zulu at an armed forces fund-raising event in Kent. Before I go on can I absolutely stress that while it has been widely reported – eg here and here – this is NOT a news story? The only reason I am writing about it is because it’s an excuse to say what a marvellous film Zulu is: one of those character-building experiences that every boy should have on his route...
  • HARVARD HOSPITAL TAKES DOWN PORTRAIT OF "FATHER OF NEUROSURGERY"

    06/17/2018 7:41:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    Front Page Mag.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The cultural revolution is just getting started in medicine. And when it's done, medicine will consist entirely of venting about "white men" as the real "disease". What began with tearing down Confederate statues has now moved on to taking down portraits of people who are not even being accused of racism. They're just... white men. Nabel said no one on staff has objected to taking down portraits of past department heads, which include Dr. Harvey Cushing, the "father of neurosurgery," who studied at Harvard and Yale and became surgeon-in-chief at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1913. Cushing operated on hundreds...
  • Michigan Principal Apologizes for Marine Uniform Comments

    06/14/2018 4:39:34 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 165 replies
    Military.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | The Associated Press
    MARSHALL, Mich. — A high school principal in southern Michigan has apologized to two graduates whom he had chastised for wearing their Marine dress uniforms during commencement. Marshall High School Principal Scott Hutchins apologized Monday for his comments regarding the two students' decision not to wear their caps and gowns on June 3, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported. School officials had told the two students ahead of commencement that exceptions wouldn't be made to a policy requiring graduates to wear a cap and gown, Superintendent Randy Davis said. Hutchins pulled aside Pfc. Willie Couch and Pfc. Samuel Hackworth at the...
  • ‘Battlefield V’ is Right to Include Women — They Were Vital to World War II

    06/10/2018 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 177 replies
    Fandom ^ | May 25th 2018 | Dom Peppiatt
    The internet is in uproar (again). Developer DICE’s decision to include a woman on the cover art for this year’s Battlefield offering has, for some reason, antagonised the most vocal parts of the gaming internet. Within minutes of DICE revealing its new game, detractors on reddit, Twitter and various online gaming forums were spouting their vitriol, furious that DICE had sacrificed authenticity in favour of ‘political correctness’. Here’s the thing, though: it hasn’t. Women have always played a vital role in the World’s wars, and to ignore that is to be willfully ignorant. From soldiers enlisted in active duty to...
  • Broward County Captain Jan Jordan removed

    06/08/2018 7:38:07 AM PDT · by olepap · 53 replies
    The police captain who told sheriff's deputies to 'stage' and form a perimeter outside Stoneman Douglas High School as students and teachers were shot inside on February 14 is being replaced. Jan Jordan, 49, was in charge of deputies who responded to the first calls of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. She will be removed from her position, which will instead be taken up by an officer of a higher rank, Fox News reported on Thursday. The move to replace Jordan with a major was made as part of the city's re-evaluation of its contract with the...
  • PC culture causes growing rift between colleges, comedians

    06/04/2018 7:09:12 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | June 1, 2018 | Nikita Vladamirov
    Comedians are becoming increasingly reluctant to perform on college campuses due to a sensitive culture of political correctness, and college bookers don't seem to mind. According to VICE News report published last week, several successful comedians, including Judy Gold, Jerry Seinfeld, and Chris Rock, now avoid going to college campuses because their jokes can be deemed offensive. “Why is it that everyone has to adjust to everyone else? Don’t hire me if you don’t want to hear what I have to say,” Gold told the publication. When asked to explain how she would react if her jokes offended an audience...
  • Experts: Starbucks training a first step in confronting bias

    05/29/2018 5:50:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    AP ^ | May 28, 2018 | Terry Tang
    Starbucks, trying to put to rest an outcry over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores, is closing more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon of anti-bias training, a strategy some believe can keep racism at bay. After the arrests in Philadelphia last month, the coffee chain's leaders apologized and met with the two men, but also reached out to activists and experts in bias training to put together a curriculum for its 175,000 workers.
  • Woman with chin tattoo accused of appropriating native New Zealand culture

    05/25/2018 1:06:16 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/2018 | Janine Puhak
    A woman from New Zealand is facing backlash after photos of her chin tattoo began making waves earlier this week. Sally Anderson, a life coach, reportedly got the tattoo as an homage to New Zealand's indigenous Maori culture, but some are saying it's offensive on the grounds of cultural appropriation. The tattoo, known as a "moko kauae," has since sparked a debate across the island nation, the BBC reported. The blonde, blue-eyed white woman is reportedly married to a Maori man who has a full facial tattoo, and she claims her body art symbolizes strength after surviving a gang rape...
  • Magnum PI Reboot - Magnum is HISPANIC, Higgins is a mouthy WOMAN

    05/19/2018 2:47:55 PM PDT · by gaijin · 131 replies
    YouTube clip ^ | May 19th, 2018 | me
    The new Magnum being a minority..? I sorta expected that. But then Higgins turned out a sassy, hot blonde British female. And then "Higgins" started roundhouse kicking KGB contractors in the jaw, knocking them out. And giving "Magnum" a whole lot of lip. And that's when I got very scared and angry.
  • Study: Voters Worried About Political Correctness Flocked to Candidate Trump

    05/18/2018 10:20:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | May. 18, 2018 | Robby Soave
    Study: Voters Worried About Political Correctness Flocked to Candidate Trump "Support for Trump (and opposition to Clinton) is especially likely amongst people who feel emotional reactance to restrictive communication norms." Robby Soave | May. 18, 2018 9:15 am In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election, I suggested that Donald Trump's unlikely victory was partly the result of backlash against political correctness—something the Republican candidate deftly turned to his advantage during both the primaries and the general election. A year and a half later, there's a good amount of evidence supporting this theory. Take this study, produced by a team...
  • Has everyone gone insane? Conservative and libertarian authors getting kicked out of conventions.

    05/16/2018 12:40:12 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 39 replies
    A Pius Geek blog ^ | 05/16/2018 | Declan Finn
    A list of conventions that have banned science fiction authors - including some they'd put on panels - and the history of what is going on.
  • Board votes to fire local teacher over comment during state test

    05/16/2018 4:43:17 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    KWTX.com ^ | 5/14/2018 | Rissa Shaw
    MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) The Marlin ISD’s Board of Managers voted 3-0 Tuesday evening to terminate the contract of Marlin High School teacher Claude Kelley, who was placed on administrative leave for alleged comments he made during state testing. Superintendent Michael Seabolt said it was reported that right before an Algebra I course exam last week, Kelley said in front of teachers and students, that “there were only a couple smart enough to pass it, anyway.” “You can think bad things about my kids, but I better never hear it,” Seabolt said. “I took it pretty seriously.” Following the results of...
  • Control the words, control the culture

    05/13/2018 8:11:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/13/18 | Michael Knowles
    What's in a word? Why does it matter whether we call someone who breaks the law to enter the country an "illegal alien" or an "undocumented immigrant"? What's the difference between a Christmas tree and a "holiday tree"? It's just semantics, right? Yes...and no. It is just semantics. But "semantics" means the meaning of words. Words exist so that we might differentiate one thing from another. Without words we have chaos. And it starts with the first words; a baby says ‘Mama’ to distinguish Mommy from Daddy. Words shape how we think; they color how we view the world. And...
  • 'Roseanne' faces backlash for portrayal of Muslims

    05/12/2018 2:30:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/5/18
    Blah blahblah Islamophobic to show Islamophobia. CAIR praises it. Blah blahblah. Comparison with All in the Family. Blahblahblah. Have to end upbeat, because our boss is ABC and this is an ABC show.