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  • Bedlam in Academia

    03/07/2018 1:04:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | March 7, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    Despite the present situation of the academy, some of us nevertheless remain committed to the classical ideal of a liberal arts education, and we remain hopeful that the militant left that has taken control of the University will not succeed in its endeavor to vanquish this ideal.This being said, it would be dishonest to say that there isn’t an all-too frequent number of occasions when my hope is tested.Recent happenings provide several cases in point. 1. At the University of Chicago, several activist student groups—Reparations at UChicago, the UChicago Socialists, UofC Resists, a graduate student union, and a local chapter of...
  • "Your [WHITE] DNA is an abomination" (Campus newspaper editorial)

    11/29/2017 2:48:54 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 29, 2017 | Lauren Cooley
    A new opinion piece in a Texas State University student newspaper tells white students Your DNA is an Abomination. When I think of all the white people I have ever encountered - whether theyve been professors, peers, lovers, friend, police officers, et cetera - there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider decent, student author Rudy Martinez writes in the University Star. Without much biological explanation, Martinez informs white readers, You were not born white. You became white You dont give a damn. Later in his rant, he calls the police fascist foot soldiers and says a white supremacist...
  • Bret Weinstein: SJWs Are Taking Over More And More Territory On College Campuses

    11/25/2017 11:19:51 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 62 replies ^ | 11-25-17 | John Sexton
    Bret Weinstein is the former Evergreen State College biology professor who became the focus of a social justice witch hunt on campus earlier this year. Weinstein and his wife later sued for several million dollars but agreed to a settlement for $500,000 in exchange for leaving the school. All that to say, Weinstein is the voice of experience when it comes to the mob of social justice warriors on campus. In this brief interview recorded late last month, Weinstein argues several interesting points. First, he believes the social justice warriors are winning their battle to control campuses. I dont think...
  • Taylor Swifts Persona Is Not Built For 2017 (too "Aggressively White")

    11/11/2017 10:33:28 AM PST · by Drew68 · 62 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 10 Nov 17 | Alanna Bennett
    Taylor Swifts reputation is a complicated mess. Love her or hate her, she knows this and we know this it's what her newest album (uh, Reputation), is all about. One would need a corkboard and miles of red string to sort out the full medley of exasperation that has accompanied conversations about Taylor Swift over the past few years. In one quadrant of tacked-up evidence are Swifts celebrity feuds, generally juicy but also exhaustively long-running. In another, youd find everything about Swifts personal life that alternately grates and thrills (depending on your preferences). Move over a little from there...
  • Racial identity policies are ruining Edina's fabled schools

    10/16/2017 5:24:08 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | October 9 2017 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    In place of academic excellence for all, the districts primary mission is now to ensure that students think correctly on social and political issues most importantly, on race and white privilege. District leaders enshrined this new mission in EPSs All for All strategic plan, adopted in 2013. The plan mandates that, going forward, the EPS must view all teaching and learning experiences through the lens of racial equity. If equity meant treating kids equally, all thinking Minnesotans would support it. In this context, however, its code for racial identity politics a simplistic blaming of white privilege for the...
  • This Company Is Challenging The Whiteness Of Stock Photography

    09/29/2017 8:20:40 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Zeba Blay
    A new company is tackling the stock photography industrys overwhelming whiteness, one photo at a time. TONL, created by photographer and Street Ettiquette founder Joshua Kissi and entrepreneur Karen Okonkwo, launched on August 23 with a goal to provide stock photos that feature a more diverse array of subjects and scenarios. Kissi, a 28-year-old creative director of the company, told HuffPost that the inspiration behind the idea came from the personal experiences he and Okonkwo (who he met through his girlfriend) experienced in the media industry.
  • The Problem with Blackness

    09/04/2017 8:40:02 AM PDT · by BogusTimes · 44 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9/3/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    On February 6, 2012, a teenager walking home with a pack of skittles through a quiet, middle-class Florida neighborhood was shot dead. The riots and outrage that followed brought the issue of race to the forefront and, from the Rose Garden, the President spoke to an embattled nation. You know, he said, if I had a son, hed look like Trayvon. The shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of the neighborhood watch shooter that followed in July of 2013 came under public scrutiny. Black America was up in arms over what they perceived as a national atrocity. Had...
  • know the difference between free speech and ignorance

    09/04/2017 8:34:37 AM PDT · by SteveH · 23 replies
    spartan daily ^ | aug 31, 2017 | sarah klieves
    As a student journalist, I value our first amendment right to free speech. But wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat on the campus of Howard University, a historically black college, is not exercising your right to free speech. It is downright ignorant and disrespectful. The average American with half a brain would not think twice about wearing memorabilia that shows support for someone who provokes hate and racism on the campus of a university that is devoted to serving a people that has been historically oppressed. However, that is exactly what two high school students did. Lets back...
  • Stanford University course to study abolishing whiteness

    08/16/2017 9:40:19 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 08/11/2017 | Matthew Stein
    Anthropology course will explore coming to terms with white identity Stanford University is slated to offer a class this fall called White Identity Politics, during which students will survey the field of whiteness studies and discuss the possibilities of abolishing whiteness, according to the course description. Citing pundits who say the 2016 Presidential election marks the rise of white identity politics in the United States, the upper-level anthropology seminar will draw from the field of whiteness studies and from contemporary writings that push whiteness studies in new directions. Questions to be posed throughout the semester include: Does white identity...
  • Color Blind or Absent Mind?

    08/16/2017 7:16:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 16, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is a distinction between color blindness and absent mindedness. The former is a worthy goal consonant with Dr. King's desire that we judge each other "by the content of our character not the color of our skin." The latter is too frequently on display in academia. "As a white assistant professor of mostly white graduate students who will become higher education leaders, I work to dismantle whiteness in my curriculum, assignments and pedagogy," Jodi L. Linley writes. "I make meaning of my own white identity through my commitment to reflexivity as a constant activity." "Equally salient are my identities...
  • Black NYU librarian complains of race fatigue dealing with whites

    07/18/2017 5:13:24 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 94 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    A librarian at New York University suffered serious race fatigue at Chicagos American Library Association (ALA) last month, experiencing mounting anger and frustration after having hit her limit of dealing with white people. April Hathcock, scholarly communication librarian at NYU, summed up her experience at the ALA in her blog as nothing short of a sea of excruciating whiteness. Five straight days of being tone-policed and condescended to and splained to by an 88 percent white profession, she wrote. Five days of mounting anger and frustration that you struggle to keep below the surface because you cant be the angry...
  • Anti-whiteness social justice warriors on a racist crusade at schools

    04/30/2017 6:48:01 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 13 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 4/30/2017 | Kim Parkhurst
    Anti-white indoctrination is taking a front seat in todays universities and nowhere is it more transparent than the anti-whiteness courses popping up at colleges across the country where students are learning that white men created racism to maintain power. According to the University of Calgarys description of whiteness, it doesnt only refer to skin color, but an ideology based on beliefs, values, behaviors, habits, and attitudes, which result in the unequal distribution of power and privilege based on skin color.
  • NYU Attorney: We Must "Wash Away the Blackface of White Librarianship"

    03/25/2017 12:29:18 PM PDT · by rightistight · 95 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/25/17 | Aurelius
    April Hathcock, an attorney and NYU librarian, argues that "whiteness... has permeated every aspect of librarianship" and must be "dismantled." Her article, titled "White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS," offers ways to "correct for whiteness" in the field of librarians. "It is no secret that librarianship has traditionally been and continues to be a profession dominated by whiteness," Ms. Hathcock begins her piece. "In this article, I use whiteness to refer not only to the socio-cultural differential of power and privilege that results from categories of race and ethnicity;" she writes. "It also stands as a marker for...
  • "Whiteness: What does that mean?"

    03/11/2017 2:53:45 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    The Trail Blazer Online ^ | February 22, 2017 | Casey Stroud
    Students and faculty arrived at Button Drill Room for an open forum titled Whiteness: What does that mean? on Wednesday afternoon. The event opened a discussion of how people express racial identity, particularly regarding white people, in Kentucky. Participants talked about how they discovered the concept of race along with their experiences with their own racial identities. The discussion is the second event offered in the Spring 2017 semester by CommUNITY Conversations, a project created by Cory Clark, Minority Academic Services coordinator, and Chris Blakely, Minority Retention coordinator.
  • U. of Wisconsin professor teaching whiteness class celebrated murder of five cops

    12/26/2016 9:26:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/26/16 | Tina Trent
    Professor D is keepin' it real in his sick mind Wisconsin State Representative Dave Murphy (R) drew national media attention this week by having a normal, ethical reaction to the sort of sick, hate-filled sewage that passes for education in Americas universities these days: Turning up the heat on the long-smoldering relationship between state lawmakers and the University of Wisconsin System, leading Republicans are threatening to pull any hope of more state funding unless a new course at UW-Madison called The Problem of Whiteness is canceled. . .
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Money in Politics

    06/26/2016 9:43:23 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 23, 2016 | Sean McElwee
    The 2016 presidential election will be the second since the courts disastrous Citizens United decision and the first without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act in place. That means big donors will have more sway over elected officials to dictate the agenda. Already the wealthy are pouring money into the election: Politico reports that the 67 biggest donors, who have each given a million dollars or more have donated three times more than 508,000 small donors combined. A new report from Every Voice Center finds that individuals living in 1 percent of the nations zip codes (equal to...
  • Mother Goose Gets Makeover @ Occidental

    05/16/2016 9:22:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 15, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    Cultural Marxism is called "critical theory" in many universities today. At Occidental College in California, where a young Barack Obama went after being tutored in Marxism by communist Frank Marshall Davis, "Critical Theory and Social Justice" is now an interdisciplinary department, "drawing on ideas from across traditional academic disciplines." The official department website describes Critical Theory as referring to "various bodies of theory and methodMarxism, psychoanalysis, the Frankfurt School, deconstruction, critical race studies, queer theory, feminist theory, postcolonial theory, and intersectionalitythat interrogate the essentialist assumptions that underlie social identities." Courses include: Mother Goose to Mash-Ups: Children's Literature and Popular...

    04/24/2016 6:44:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 94 replies
    Frontpage mag ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Whiteness takes over the 17th Annual White Privilege ConferenceA specter is haunting America. The specter of white privilege, white supremacy and whiteness. What is whiteness? If you ask the radical education activists at the 17th Annual White Privilege Conference,whiteness is the source of all human evil. Also its the race of the majority of the country. The conference with its 2,500 teachers, school administrators and counselors is a bizarre throwback to National Socialisms ideological indoctrination of every part of society on the evils of one single race. Attendees wore the conferences version of Nazi armbands with wristbands reading Got Privilege....
  • Portland Community College to devote an entire month to 'whiteness'-shaming

    01/18/2016 9:32:39 AM PST · by detective · 53 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Jan 18, 2016 | Peter Fricke
    Portland Community College has designated April "Whiteness History Month" (WHM), an "educational project" exploring how the "construct of whiteness" creates racial inequality. "'Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences, and Change' is a multidisciplinary, district-wide, educational project examining race and racism through an exploration of the construction of whiteness, its origins, and heritage," PCC states on its website. "Scheduled for the month of April 2016, the project seeks to inspire innovative and practical solutions to community issues and social problems that stem from racism."
  • Portland Community College to devote an entire month to 'whiteness'-shaming

    01/18/2016 8:41:34 AM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/18/2016 | Peter Fricke
    Portland Community College has designated April "Whiteness History Month" (WHM), an "educational project" exploring how the "construct of whiteness" creates racial inequality. "'Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences, and Change' is a multidisciplinary, district-wide, educational project examining race and racism through an exploration of the construction of whiteness, its origins, and heritage," PCC states on its website. "Scheduled for the month of April 2016, the project seeks to inspire innovative and practical solutions to community issues and social problems that stem from racism." Whiteness "does not simply refer to skin color[,] but [to] an ideology based on beliefs, values, behaviors, habits,...