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  • 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...
  • NFL Confirms Social Justice Campaign is ‘Just the Beginning’ of What’s to Come (Details)

    01/25/2018 6:25:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Right Observer ^ | 1/25/18 | John S. Roberts
    The NFL seems committed to angering conservative fans.They know the nation doesn’t enjoy social protests on Sundays and yet, they’re doing nothing about it.Now, Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league’s social justice campaign is ‘just the beginning.’ From Breitbart:Despite the plummeting TV ratings and continued anger of fans over a rising tide of anthem protests, National Football Commissioner Roger Goodell is promising that the league is ready to increase its attention to so-called “social justice” programs and campaigns.Only a day after news broke that the NFL rejected an ad that the military veteran group AMVETS wanted to air during the...
  • ‘Feminist Science’ event teaches researchers how to do ‘socially just science’

    01/24/2018 9:00:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 24, 2018 | by WILLIAM NARDI
    Scientific inquiry has long been considered a stalwart of observation and objectivity, but one effort underway by some researchers prioritizes applying a “critical social justice lens into science,” according to an upcoming event at UC Santa Cruz. The event, what organizers dubbed “Feminist Science,” describes the effort as a method that infuses social justice, inclusion and equality into science to advance progressive social change. The workshop is hosted by Free Radicals, described as “a collective that envisions an open and responsible science that works toward progressive social change.” The mission of the Free Radicals is to enact political and social...
  • The Unbiblical Fight for Social Issues...Ray Vasser

    01/18/2018 1:23:51 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    01-18-18 | Ray Vasser
    Guest Column; The Unbiblical Fight for Issues by Ray Vasser Ray Vasser is a friend, brother and Elder in our Church,Believers in Grace Fellowship. He has written on the "Social Justice" trap that many have fallen into, departing from the gospel in the name of fighting for racial equality. I offer you this column for your interest and comments-Bill RandlesI have pondered for some time as I watch our society plummet further into the power of the wicked one (1 John 5:19). I ask that readers please bear with my thoughts on this subject and consider the ramifications I am...
  • Crazed man jumps on subway tracks for ‘social justice’ [NYC]

    01/11/2018 8:24:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2018 | 8:35am | Stephanie Pagones
    A crazed man jumped onto the subway tracks and threatened to kill himself — all while ranting for “equality” and “social justice,” a witness said. The unidentified man was holding a bottle of vodka when he started yelling and jumped onto the D- and B-line tracks around 1:30 p.m. at the 42nd Street/Bryant Park station on Wednesday, said Brooklyn-based photojournalist Eli Wohl, who captured the scene on film. “People were mostly pleading with him: ‘Just come up, come up,’” Wohl recalled. “Whatever he did, he kept on mentioning different social issues — women’s rights and racial stuff.” […] “He said:...
  • MAGA – Make Art Great Again

    12/29/2017 6:06:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-29-17 | MOTUS
    Yesterday we went to an exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Art. It was a Claude Monet show exhibiting work from his time in Argenteuil where he developed his impressionistic style (Monet: Framing Life) in combination with a Frederic Church show of his paintings from his time spent traveling the Middle East (Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage). The Monet show was small, but lovely.Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), 1876, Claude MonetIt was blessedly free of social commentary, which cannot be said of the Church exhibit which contained subject matter and imagery that curators and art historians found to reek of...
  • Former MLB outfielder to teach class on sports, social justice at University of Pennsylvania

    12/14/2017 6:41:36 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Phillies/MLB.com ^ | December 14, 2017 | Paul Hagen
    Doug Glanville was the first-round Draft pick of the Cubs in 1991 and went on to have a nine-year Major League career that included stints with the Phillies, Rangers and Cubs. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an engineering degree. Since retiring, he's worked for ESPN and written for a variety of prestigious publications. Beginning next month, he'll be teaching a class on "Communication, Sports and Social Justice" at Penn's Annenberg School for Communication. Glanville, who is African-American, developed the concept for the course guided by his own experiences with racial profiling. Four years ago, he was shoveling...
  • Cath Cauc: Pope: 'La Guadalupana' shows that everyone has a place in the Church

    12/12/2017 8:29:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    CNA/EWTM ^ | December 12, 2017 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis marked the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Tuesday saying the "mestizo" Virgin is a concrete sign that the Church is for everyone, especially the poor and marginalized. Noting how Juan Diego, when Mary first appeared to him, had said that he was no one and wasn't worthy, the Pope said this sentiment can often be felt today in Latin America's indigenous and Afro-American communities, “which, in many cases, are not treated with dignity and equality of conditions.” This feeling of shame and unworthiness, he said, is also shared by many women “who are excluded because of their...