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  • Self-Segregation and the Evangelists of Victimhood

    06/08/2017 3:11:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    I love museums. Historical perspectives enrich our current perspectives…sometimes even change them. Recently, I went to a museum that, literally, touched my soul—Motown Records. I had a little time to explore as I was in Detroit to keynote an event for my nonprofit Radiance Foundation. How could I possibly pass up the opportunity to see where Motown—and so much of the music I love—was birthed back in 1959?The Motown Museum was a potent reminder that giving up was never an option, for founder Berry Gordy or any of his artists—many of whom would become an inseparable part of Americana. Motown...
  • Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate Commencements

    06/02/2017 6:41:49 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    New York TImes ^ | 6/2/2017 | Anemona Hartcollis
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Looking out over a sea of people in Harvard Yard last week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebooks chief executive and one of Harvards most famous dropouts, told this years graduating class that it was living in an unstable time, when the defining struggle was against the forces of authoritarianism, isolationism and nationalism. Two days earlier, another end-of-year ceremony had taken place, just a short walk away on a field outside the law school library. It was Harvards first commencement for black graduate students, and many of the speakers talked about a different, more personal kind of struggle, the struggle...
  • Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate Commencements

    06/02/2017 6:05:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 2, 2017 | Anemona Hartocollis
    Looking out over a sea of people in Harvard Yard last week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebooks chief executive and one of Harvards most famous dropouts, told this years graduating class that it was living in an unstable time, when the defining struggle was against the forces of authoritarianism, isolationism and nationalism. Two days earlier, another end-of-year ceremony had taken place, just a short walk away on a field outside the law school library. It was Harvards first commencement for black graduate students, and many of the speakers talked about a different, more personal kind of struggle, the struggle to be black...
  • Men Freaking Out at Alamo Ritz Drafthouse for Hosting Ladies-Only 'Wonder Woman' Screenings

    05/25/2017 1:32:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2 hours ago | Kate Talyor
    On Wednesday, Alamo Drafthouse Austin announced it would hold a women-only "Wonder Woman" screening when the movie debuts in June. "Apologies, gentlemen, but were embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz," the movie theatre wrote. "And when we say 'Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,' we mean it. Everyone working at this screening venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team will be female." Some people did not respond well to the announcement and perceived exclusion. "Alamo Drafthouse, will there be a male only screening for Thor: Ragnarok...
  • Impact of school segregation on performances overstated, Swedish study shows

    05/13/2017 5:52:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 12 May 2017 15:10 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    The impact of ethnic segregation on the performance of school students is being significantly overstated, according to a new Swedish study. Increased variation in performances between schools in Sweden has coincided with an increase in ethnic school segregation, the study notes, which means policy makers, school administrators and parents have drawn the intuitive conclusion that ethnic school segregation impedes the education progress of both native born and immigrant studies. In order to put the validity of that conclusion to the test, Maria Brandn and Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund from Linkping University, and Ryszard Szulkin from Stockholm University studied data from students...
  • Black students at Harvard to hold their own commencement

    05/10/2017 3:59:02 AM PDT · by blackbetty59 · 52 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | May 8, 2017 | Michael Levenson
    Two days before Courtney Woods dresses in a cap and gown for Harvards traditional commencement, she will don a stole made of African kente cloth and address the crowd at a somewhat different event: a graduation ceremony for black students.
  • Harvard will hold black-only graduation ceremony

    05/09/2017 1:02:57 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 69 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution via WPXI ^ | May 9, 2017 | Stephanie Toone
    Black graduate students at Harvard University will soon be a part of a first-of-its-kind ceremony. On May 23, the prestigious university will hold an individual ceremony for black graduate students, according to a report by The Root. The ceremony, which took a year to plan, celebrates fellowship, not segregation, Michael Huggins, a graduate student who will receive a masters degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School this month, told The Root. This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvards black excellence and black brilliance, Huggins told the online publication. Its an event where we can see each other and...
  • Black students at Harvard to hold their own commencement ceremon

    05/08/2017 5:31:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    Two days before Courtney Woods dresses in a cap and gown for Harvards traditional commencement, she will don a stole made of African kente cloth and address the crowd at a somewhat different event: a graduation ceremony for black students. Student organizers said the event, called Black Commencement 2017, is the first universitywide ceremony for black students at Harvard, and is designed to celebrate their unique struggles and achievements at an elite institution that has been grappling with its historic ties to slavery. ADVERTISEMENT More than 170 students and 530 guests have signed up to attend the ceremony, which will...
  • Sweden PM finds gender-segregated school bus 'disgusting'

    04/04/2017 6:48:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2017 8:34 AM EDT | Jan M. Olsen
    It is disgusting if girls at a private Islamic school in Stockholm are directed to the back door of a school bus while boys use the front door, as claimed by a television documentary, Swedens Prime Minister Stefan Lfven said Tuesday. It does not belong in Sweden to have primary schools dividing children, aged between 6 and 10, by gender, Lfven said. In Sweden we take the bus together whether you are a girl or a boy, a woman or a man, Lfven said. This suggests that we have more to tackle when it comes to segregation. [] Al-Azhar school...
  • #BankBlack proposes moving your money, and nudging society (Kali-fornia)

    04/01/2017 6:22:34 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 3-31-17 | Tracy Jan
    For the third time that day, Akili lit up and launched into a conversation hes been having daily, with strangers and friends alike. The 68-year-old community organizer waved his hands in the direction of his new bank about five blocks up Crenshaw Boulevard: OneUnited, the largest black-owned bank in the country. Ive been trying to convince as many people as I can to open up accounts with black banks and invest in our own community, Akili said, recounting the recent interaction. I talk about this almost every time I use my card. This new card is part of a rescue...
  • Los Angeles Middle School Faces Budget Cut For Having Too Many White People

    03/27/2017 7:02:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2017 | Amber Randall
    Los Angeles parents are outraged after their middle school announced budget cuts because there are too many white students, according to Sunday reports. Walter Reed Middle School announced there would be layoffs and larger classes because the schools white student body is too big, reports ABC 7. The Los Angeles Unified School District gives schools money only if white students make up no more than thirty percent of the student population. Walter Reed Middle Schools white population increased heavily over the past few years, leading to the budget cut announcement. Parents remained unhappy with the announcement, citing concerns for their...
  • Left, media jump all over Betsy DeVos: She praised black people for starting colleges

    03/01/2017 8:33:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/01/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Apparently since they were victims of segregation, they shouldn't have done anything to help themselves I want to say I dont understand the left, but thats not true. I understand them perfectly well. And heres the most important thing you need to know about them: There is really no core belief they embrace apart from the crucial importance of destroying their political opponents. So when they say something that seems completely inconsistent with something else they said, you simply have to search for the commonality between the two things. Youre probably not going to find it in the substance. Rather,...
  • Hidden Figures review: a space-race segregation drama full of star pow

    02/17/2017 7:29:19 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 15 replies
    LondonDailyTelegraph ^ | 2/15/17 | Tim Robey
    Not since Sister Act has a film fronted by black women had quite the commercial impact of Hidden Figures, which has crashed through the $100 million barrier at the US box office and even scored a place on the Best Picture line-up. Underrate the star power of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Mone at your peril; by the end of their film, youll certainly be doffing your hat to the women theyre playing, too. Hidden in the sense of historically obscured their contributions to the space race neglected and marginalised this trio of Nasa employees had...
  • DNC Chair Candidate Keith Ellison Once Called For Separate Country for Black Americans

    01/14/2017 2:06:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 28, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    Democratic Minnesota Representative and Democratic National Committee chairman candidate Keith Ellison once called for slavery reparations and a separate country for black Americans in a university newspaper column. Ellisons writings while a student at the University of Minnesota law school under the name Keith Hakim raised eyebrows when he announced his first congressional run in 2006. The Weekly Standard noted that Ellison refers to Minister Louis Farrakhan, defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate Hakim demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate...
  • The Democrats Are The Party Of Slavery, Segregation, And The KKK

    11/02/2016 5:27:30 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2015 | Jim Treacher
    As we watch the Confederate flag being brought down in South Carolina (and being brought up by Nancy Pelosi, in a characteristically cynical and underhanded ploy), its worth taking a look at the racist history of the Democratic Party. They own that stupid flag, which is why they keep trying to pin it on the Republicans. Courtesy of the great Bill Whittle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wz_0utCrm0Ahhh, facts. Lefties hate those things! Yeah, the Great Party Switch of the 1960s is horsecrap. The Democrats have always been the party of racism. Now theyre just better at lying about it. The Civil War was just...
  • Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

    10/28/2016 9:35:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    propublica.org ^ | 10/28/16 | Julia Angwin and Terry Parris Jr.
    Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers. Thats basically what Facebook is doing nowadays. The ubiquitous social network not only allows advertisers to target users by their interests or background, it also gives advertisers the ability to exclude specific groups it calls Ethnic Affinities. Ads that exclude people based on race, gender and other sensitive factors....
  • "This Is About Whiteness" UC Berkeley Students Segregate Campus, Block Bridge With Human Wall

    10/27/2016 12:08:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 10/27/16 | Tyler Durden/Reason.com
    Student protesters at the University of California-Berkeley gathered in front of a bridge on campus and forcibly prevented white people from crossing it. Students of color were allowed to pass. The massive human wall was conceived as a pro-safe space demonstration. Activists wanted the university administration to designate additional safe spaces for trans students, gay students, and students of color. They were apparently incensed that one of their official safe spaces had been moved from the fifth floor of a building to the basement. According to video footage of the protest, demonstrators blocked off the bridge completely. Students who needed...
  • Hillary/ Brazile: Dukakis Was A Racist?

    10/22/2016 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Williams · 30 replies
    Hillary tweets Donna Brazile video about how the Dukakis campaign kept the "colored girls" on a separate floor of a hotel. So that's the best example of racism they can come up with - their own left wing candidate?
  • Emory looking to establish regular POC-only social events

    10/21/2016 7:40:31 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 24 replies
    Campus Reform via Drudge ^ | 10/20/16 | Anthony Gockowski
    Emory Universitys Campus Life Department will soon host what it hopes will become a regular social hour, but invitations will only be extended to students and staff of color. DeLa Sweeney, Emorys interim director for Multicultural Programs, sent an email to staff at the schools Campus Life Department, inviting them to attend an upcoming social for students, alumni, faculty, and Emory Campus Life staff of color only. This event is intended to serve as an opportunity for people of color at Emory to connect with one another and strengthen relationships within and across various communities, identities, and positions in the...
  • Central High School integrated

    09/25/2016 3:49:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    Under escort from the U.S. Armys 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National Guard troops to prevent its federal court-ordered racial integration. After a tense standoff, President Dwight D. Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard and sent 1,000 army paratroopers to Little Rock to enforce the court order.