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  • ‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

    08/15/2018 6:23:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 15, 2018 | Mark Pulliam
    The latest racket in higher education, evident at my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, is the disturbing proliferation of “social justice” as a degree program, a course topic, an academic emphasis, and even as a prerequisite in campus job descriptions. “Social justice” is a seemingly innocuous term with no established definition. Many members of the general public construe it as a harmless synonym for “fairness.” But to progressives—who dominate the academy these days—“social justice” is a colloquial expression with a specific meaning: economic equity (the redistribution of wealth), “sustainability” (a pre-industrial environmental ethos), and the elimination of...
  • “Two drifters, off to see the world, there’s such a lot of world to see…”

    08/14/2018 5:54:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 58 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-14-48 | MOTUS
    On August 7, the New York Times ran a story by Rukmini Callimachi about Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, a young American couple, both graduates of Georgetown University, who decided to quit their humdrum office jobs and go on an epic bike ride and camping trip that would take them all over the world. “I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years of my life in swaths of grey and beige,” Austin wrote. “I’ve missed too many sunsets while my back was turned.” - PJMedia Thus...
  • Emails Show MA High School Teachers Refusing to Hide Anti-Trump Bias

    08/13/2018 6:20:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2018
    Report: teachers balked at increased objectivity. A group of history school teachers in Massachusetts pledged to reject teaching objectivity while they conspired to hide their anti-Trump prejudice, emails show. The Federalist reported that the Newton North High School teachers were instructed by the principal to show their students different perspectives on issues like gun laws and immigration. Teacher David Bedar accused the president and his supporters of “nativism, xenophobia, homophobia, etc.” and wrote that he found it difficult to teach other perspectives in early 2017. "Personally, I’m finding it really difficult in the current climate to teach kids to appreciate...
  • This week #BlackLivesMatter turned 5. Catholics must continue to embrace its mission.

    08/06/2018 11:09:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    America Magazine - The Jesuit Review ^ | July 17, 2018 | Olga Segura, Associate Editor
    On July 13, 2013, following the acquittal of the neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, a year after he fatally shot an unarmed black teenager named Trayvon Martin, the Oakland, Calif.-based writer and activist Alicia Garza posted on Facebook: “Black people, I love you. I love us. We matter. Our lives matter.” Patrisse Cullors, another California writer and artist, shared the post and created the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. At the same time they organized protests against the Zimmerman verdict, the two women, along with the New York-based community organizer Opal Tometi, quickly built up the Black Lives Matter network on social media....
  • 13 Pro-Life Christians Defeat New York Attorney General’s Attempt to Take Away Their Free Speech

    07/25/2018 7:02:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 23, 2018 | Liberty Counsel
    U.S. District Judge Carol Bagley Amon has denied an injunction sought by the New York Attorney General (OAG) against 13 pro-life Christians who counsel women and preach the gospel on the public sidewalks outside New York’s largest abortion business. Liberty Counsel represents defendant Scott Fitchett, Jr., who was sued with the other defendants in June 2017 by former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who wanted to shut down the Christian and pro-life speech of the defendants outside Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, NY. Fitchett is a pre-K teacher who has spent Saturdays peacefully sharing the gospel on public...
  • The High Cost of Catering to SJWs on Campus: Dwindling Enrollment and Finances

    07/15/2018 4:41:19 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Ciccota
    Over the last few years, a select few schools around the country have shown the high cost of catering to the demands of partisan activist groups and mobs of social justice warriors. Schools like Evergreen State College, the University of Missouri and Oberlin College are all notorious for their tendency to pander to social justice activists — and now they are paying the price. Although college enrollment is slightly declining throughout the country, these institutions have seen massive declines over just the past few years.
  • Mrs. Don-o's Letter on the "BORDER CRISIS" to the TN Cath. Public Policy Commission (SJW Lobbyists)

    06/21/2018 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 58 replies
    Mrs. Don-o's Social Justice Brain | June 21, 2018 | Mrs. Don-o
    To: Jennifer Murphy JMurphy@tncppc.org 128 Allendale Drive Nashville Tennessee 37205 615.356.8184 Tennessee Catholic Public Policy Commisssion Nashville, TN Dear Jennifer Murphy, I need to be better informed on the issue of humane and just border security and the protection of children. I have been prayerfully following this Border Crisis issue day by day. I clearly need a more adequate understanding. Perhaps you could clear up some questions which have been on my mind, and the minds of others as well. 1) Wasn't there a ruling in Federal Court some 20+ years ago (the Flores Settlement) --- and some subsequent rulings...
  • The One ‘Value’ Liberals Hang Their Hat On (Because Objective Morality Is So Non-Woke)

    06/11/2018 5:02:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    When liberals start talking about “values,” watch out! They’ve been doing it a lot lately, probably because they want you to think they’re “good people.” It’s as if their entire sense of self worth is built around virtue-signalling, or unashamedly proclaiming their “virtues” to the rest of us unredeemable deplorables, all while unashamedly working to implement policies that would literally destroy everything good about Western civilization.Except, liberals really only have one virtue, one value, one “moral” belief upon which they can hang their hat and check off that coveted “good person” box, at least in their own minds. That’s it -...
  • Box-Office Preview: 'Solo' Headed for Lowest Opening of Disney 'Star Wars' Movies

    05/24/2018 5:13:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 23, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    If all goes well, a young Han Solo and his band of outcasts will take out Captain Jack Sparrow and set a new Memorial Day weekend record at the box office. Disney and Lucasfilm's spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story is tracking to open to $130 million to $150 million over the long holiday weekend, with $130 million being on the low end of expectations. To date, the Memorial Day weekend record-holder for the top domestic launch is 2007's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End with $139.8 million, not adjusted for inflation.
  • Chatom students fight for social justice

    05/09/2018 8:08:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Turlock Journal (CA) ^ | May 8, 2018 | by ANGELINA MARTIN
    The youth activism that is popping up all over the country has trickled its way into rural Turlock, where a group of students at Mountain View Middle School are taking it upon themselves to fight discrimination - even if it means rubbing a few people the wrong way. Racism, religious discrimination, wealth inequality and homophobia were just a few of the topics that junior high students brought up during a speech event at MVMS last year, and the conversations started that day sparked the creation of the school’s first-ever student-organized club, the Social Justice Club. To promote their ideas and...
  • Minneapolis piñata maker apologizes after misperception of racism

    05/08/2018 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    TwinCities - Pioneer Press ^ | May 7, 2018 | by AP
    <p>A Minneapolis man is apologizing for black piñata figures that he hung by cords from the porch roof of his home.</p> <p>Victor Chavarria says the figures were piñatas created for a multiracial wedding. Chavarria told Minnesota Public Radio News he left the freshly created piñatas to hang from his home for their paint to dry, not realizing they could be viewed as racial violence.</p>
  • Brains Are Terrible Thing To Waste: But 65% Of Them Are

    05/03/2018 8:04:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-3-18 | MOTUS
     By the 21st century everyone needed brains but unfortunately nobody could read well enough to locate them. I have been unable to get this report out of my mind: in 2017 65% of American Public School 8th Graders Not Proficient in Reading; 67% Not Proficient in Math. And that’s burying the bad news: in many urban areas proficiency levels are much worse. Detroit came in dead last with 8th grade reading proficiency at 7%, and math just 5%. But the schools are more concerned about social justice than basics. It’s enough to make you weep. While the children in the...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: Trade School Edition

    03/22/2018 7:33:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-22-18 | MOTUS
    Blowback from the Education Bubble: University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, has proposed dropping 13 majors in the humanities and social sciences — including English, philosophy, history, sociology and political science — while adding programs with “clear career pathways” such as chemical engineering, graphic design, and fire science as a way to address declining enrollment and a multimillion-dollar deficit.I’m all in favor of eliminating curriculums such as “social studies” – or any degree that includes the word “studies” for that matter: women’s studies, gender studies, black studies, race studies, ethnicity studies etc. Gender Studies MajorsIf that’s your area of interest save...
  • The Origin of Progressive Hostility

    03/15/2018 5:45:16 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 26 replies
    There's an article recently written on a website Quillette titled The Psychology of Progressive Hostility which is very well written, I highly recommend it. One part of the article asks the following question: "So how and why have these activists become so intolerant and horrible to deal with?" It is questions like that that this blog are built around. Due to the progressives' complete dominance of academia(history) and media(journalism), I think it is safe to say that progressivism is the least understood ideology of modern history. For what the article is and how it is set out to examine what...
  • The Psychology of Progressive Hostility

    03/13/2018 4:04:08 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 43 replies
    Quillette ^ | March 10th, 2018 | Matthew Blackwell
    Recently, I arrived at a moment of introspection about a curious aspect of my own behavior. When I disagree with a conservative friend or colleague on some political issue, I have no fear of speaking my mind. I talk, they listen, they respond, I talk some more, and at the end of it we get along just as we always have. But I’ve discovered that when a progressive friend says something with which I disagree or that I know to be incorrect, I’m hesitant to point it out. This hesitancy is a consequence of the different treatment one tends to...
  • Yale and the Puritanism of ‘Social Justice’

    03/08/2018 11:36:36 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3-6-18 | Walter Olson
    Answering a question about which there could hardly have been much doubt, Yale’s admissions blog said last month the university would not penalize prospective students who are suspended for joining antigun protests in the wake of the Parkland shooting. “Yale will NOT be rescinding anyone’s admission decision for participating in peaceful walkouts for this or other causes.” (Skip) The post’s author, senior assistant director of admissions Hannah Mendlowitz, makes clear that Yale considers participation in such a walkout to be a plus, rather than a subject of indifference. “For those students who come to Yale, we expect them to be...
  • Hiring a Social Justice Warrior

    02/20/2018 7:43:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Please forgive if this was previously posted. It is from 2016.
  • Obama Portrait Artist Likes to Paint African-American Women Holding Heads of Decapitated White Women

    02/12/2018 10:59:32 AM PST · by MNDude · 55 replies
    Can you imagine if Donald Trump’s official portrait artist painted white women holding the decapitated heads of African-American women? There would be social chaos. But as Americans we are supposed to sit back and applaud Obama’s artist for chopping off the heads of white women to be carried like a trophy by African-American women? Was this artist, Kehinde Wiley, paid with public tax monies to paint Obama’s portrait?
  • Op-Ed: On Trayvon Martin's birthday, we remember his life and why we fight for black lives

    02/06/2018 6:12:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 5, 2018 | by Patrisse Cullors
    Trayvon sparked a movement that stands up to fascism and white supremacy. We need to hold him in our memories. February 5th marks five years and 339 days since Trayvon Martin’s memorial service; it would also be his 23rd birthday. The day is necessarily somber. Nearly six years ago, Trayvon’s death at the hands of white supremacist vigilante violence indicated the beginning of an escalating attack on Black lives and demanded that this nation confront its overtly racist past and present. The urgency of #Justice4TrayvonMartin turned into a global urgency to fight for Black lives — one which persists today....
  • Inside a Public School Social Justice Factory

    02/01/2018 12:05:20 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    The city of Edina has changed the way it approaches public education, putting social justice above learning. The results will shock you. For decades, the public schools of Edina, Minnesota, were the gold standard among the state’s school districts. Edina is an upscale suburb of Minneapolis, but virtually overnight, its reputation has changed. Academic rigor is unraveling, high school reading and math test scores are sliding, and students increasingly fear bullying and persecution. The shift began in 2013, when Edina school leaders adopted the “All for All” strategic plan—a sweeping initiative that reordered the district’s mission from academic excellence for...