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  • Climate scientist hit with campus 'inquisition' over post opposing carbon tax

    12/14/2018 8:19:57 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/13/2018 | Valerie Richardson
    University of Washington atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass has been called plenty of names, including climate “denier,” but it wasn’t until he came out against the state’s proposed carbon tax last month that he was accused of being a racist. Since then, Mr. Mass said he has been upbraided by the university’s diversity dean and subjected to a faculty “inquisition,” events that have stoked alarm about the threat posed by campus climate-change activism to academic freedom. “I’m really worried about the intolerance that has developed at the university,” Mr. Mass told The Washington Times. “It’s really a minority of graduate students...
  • Leading college faculty union says belief in only 2 genders is based on ‘ideology,' not fact

    12/13/2018 6:26:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    www.christianpost.com ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | By Samuel Smith, CP Reporter
    One of America’s leading college faculty unions is decrying attempts to define gender as “binary,” and claims that the Trump administration and the “religious fundamentalists” who support such a definition are moved by ideology, not fact. The American Association of University Professors, which has 500 chapters and 39 state associations, released a statement last month titled “The Assault on Gender and Gender Studies.” The statement, which was created by AAUP’s subcommittee of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure and the Committee on Women in the Academic Profession, railed against the Trump administration for considering a plan to define gender...
  • Dear Tigertones, please stop singing ‘Kiss The Girl’

    12/11/2018 11:00:57 PM PST · by tom h · 49 replies
    Daily Princetonian ^ | Nov 26, 2018 | Noa Wollstein
    [T]he song “Kiss The Girl,” from the Disney hit “The Little Mermaid,” is more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute. By performing the song multiple times each semester, the Tigertones elevate it to an offensive and violating ritual ... The premise ... is that the male Prince Eric, on a date with the beautiful female Ariel, should kiss her without asking for a single word to affirm her consent... Lyrics such as ... “she won’t say a word/Until you kiss that girl,” unambiguously encourage men to make physical advances on women without obtaining their clear consent... The song launches...
  • Anti-Donald Trump, Pro-Hillary Clinton Meme Posted to Elementary School Facebook Page [tr]

    12/10/2018 9:05:43 AM PST · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/10/2018 | Jenni Fink
    A Minnesota public school is looking into the source of a meme targeting President Donald Trump, which was posted on the school’s official Facebook page. Posted on Saturday night to the Garfield Elementary School Facebook page, the meme was a photo of Trump and then–presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a presidential debate. Accompanying the photo was the sentiment, “People love to hate Hillary, but she called Trump a Russian puppet right to his stupid f*****g face. I’ll always respect her for that.” The post has since been taken down, (snip) Garfield Elementary School Principal Jodi Kennedy told The Bemidji Pioneer...
  • Virginia high school teacher fired for refusing to use transgender student's new pronouns

    12/07/2018 4:33:16 AM PST · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 43 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 12/07/2018 | By GRAHAM MOOMAW
    A Virginia high school teacher was fired Thursday for refusing to use a transgender student’s new pronouns, a case believed to be the first of its kind in the state. After a four-hour hearing, the West Point School Board voted 5-0 to terminate Peter Vlaming, a French teacher at West Point High School who resisted administrators’ orders to use male pronouns to refer to a ninth-grade student who had undergone a gender transition. The board met in closed session for nearly an hour before the vote. Like a similar transgender rights case in nearby Gloucester County that eventually reached the...
  • Science Media Still Overwhelmingly Leftist

    12/05/2018 10:42:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 12-5-18 | David F. Coppedge
    Science Media Still Overwhelmingly Leftist December 5, 2018 | David F. Coppedge Try to find a conservative point of view in the following secular news stories. We found one in the long list. Last week, we illustrated the disease of misconduct and unreliability in Big Science. And yet Big Science and Big Media continue their onslaught against Christian values, conservative politics, and Donald Trump. Here’s a rapid-fire list to prove it; these titanic conglomerates are juggernauts of leftism, not pure-hearted seekers of truth. They stray far outside their domain of natural knowledge into politics, ethics, and philosophy. Can anyone find...
  • Academic Freedom — Sweeping Up the Shards

    12/05/2018 5:48:44 AM PST · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    Evolution News ^ | December 4, 2018 | Rob Sheldon
    Academic Freedom — Sweeping Up the Shards Rob Sheldon December 4, 2018 The online magazine Quillette has a tradition of providing a forum for people who can’t get heard on the regular channels, perhaps due to political correctness. Here is an article, “The New Evolution Deniers,” by evolutionary biologist Colin Wright at Penn State. He thinks that the slogan “gender is a social construct” denies Darwin. Here are the conclusions: Back when evolution was under attack from proponents of Biblical Creation and Intelligent Design, academic scientists were under no pressure to hold back criticism. This is because these anti-evolution movements...
  • School shooting PR consultant apologizes after calling critics 'crazies' and reporter 'skanky'

    12/04/2018 11:44:57 AM PST · by Honest Nigerian · 10 replies
    A public relations consultant for the Broward school district apologized Tuesday after a video surfaced in which she described critics of the district in the Parkland massacre as “crazies” and a reporter as “skanky.” Sara Brady, who was paid nearly $75,000 to assist the district after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told an audience of public relations professionals last July that critics of the school district’s controversial Promise program, which allowed students who commit minor crimes to avoid jail, were “crazies.” She criticized an unnamed reporter who routinely covers the district as “just a jerk” and then...
  • UC Berkeley settles landmark free speech lawsuit, will pay $70,000 to conservative group

    12/04/2018 11:37:18 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    After more than a year of litigation, the University of California, Berkeley, has settled a lawsuit with the Young Americas Foundation and the UC Berkeley College Republicans. Campus conservatives accused the university of bias in the process of bringing high-profile speakers to campus. The original lawsuit revolved around the cancellation of an event with Ann Coulter. An amended version of the lawsuit included road blocks initiated by the university for an event with Ben Shapiro. The Department of Justice filed a statement of interest backing the campus conservatives. The crux of their argument revolved around two campus policies that they...
  • UC San Diego starts referring to Latinos and Latinas as Latinx in key cultural shift

    12/03/2018 10:24:05 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 30 replies
    San Siego Union-Tribune ^ | 12-2-18 | Gary Robbins
    UC San Diego has begun using new words to refer to Latinos and Chicanos in a move that reflects the profound change that’s occurring nationally in the way many people define their gender and sexuality. The “gender specific” terms Latino and Chicano are being selectively replaced with Latinx and Chicanx to promote acceptance of virtually anyone who falls under the headings. The change is being promoted by students, social justice activists and the LGBT community, which are trying to get people to look beyond conventional notions of gender, sex and appearance. As broadly used, Latino refers to people of Latin...
  • The New Evolution Deniers (SJW Transgender nonsense)

    11/30/2018 2:48:28 PM PST · by dirtboy · 19 replies
    Quilette ^ | November 30, 2018 | Colin Wright
    -snip- I’ve been privately contacted by close, like-minded colleagues warning me that my public feuds with social justice activists on social media could be occupational suicide, and that I should disengage and delete my comments immediately. My experience is anything but unique, and the problem is intensifying. Having successfully cultivated power over administrations and silenced faculty by inflicting reputational terrorism on their critics and weaponizing their own fragility and outrage, one fears whether there was no belief or claim too dubious that administrations wouldn’t cater to. Recently, this fear has been realized as social justice activists attempt to jump the...
  • Millennial poll: America ‘racist,’ not ‘great,’ Obama better than Washington

    Younger Americans are turning on the country and forgetting its ideals, with nearly half believing that it isn’t “great” and many eyeing the U.S. flag as “a sign of intolerance and hatred,” according to a new and disturbing survey. Those who came of age under former President Barack Obama also have a larger-than-life view of the 44th president and feel that he had a “bigger impact” on the United States than the father of the country and leader of the Revolutionary War, former President George Washington. Screen Shot 2018-11-27 at 4.25.17 AM.png (Screenshot/YouGov) The YouGov.com poll was the first “State...
  • N.J. college rejects on-campus Chick-fil-A over company's LGTBQ stance

    11/27/2018 2:57:14 PM PST · by RightGeek · 46 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11/26/2018 | Adam Clark
    A New Jersey college gave its students the chance to pick which new restaurant they wanted on campus -- so long as it wasn't Chick-fil-A. After students at Rider University voted for the fast casual restaurant as their top choice in the spring, the private college sent another survey this fall and excluded the fast casual restaurant "based on the company's record widely perceived to be in opposition to the LGBTQ+ community," according to the university. "Ultimately, we decided to lean in the direction of creating a welcoming environment where differences can be appreciated and where each individual can expect...
  • Teacher Evacuates Classroom Because Student Is Wearing MAGA Hat — Calls Kid an “Assh*le”

    11/27/2018 7:21:02 AM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 27, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    A teacher was caught on camera berating a student for wearing a Make America Great Again hat in class. The teacher lectures the classroom for several minutes. Then at the three minute mark the teacher calls the student an “asshole” for wearing the hat.
  • SciFi writer claims the Lord Of The Rings series is 'racist' because it discriminates against orcs

    11/26/2018 6:58:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 97 replies
    The Lord of the Rings series has been branded 'racist' by a science fiction writer who claims orcs are discriminated against and written as inferior. American author Andy Duncan said British author JRR Tolkien depicted evil creatures such as orcs as 'worse than others' and said this had 'dire consequences for society'. The criticism comes despite Tolkien being known as a fierce critic of racism, particularly the Nazi Germany regime in the 1930s and 40s.
  • “It’s NOT OK To Be White” Says University Of Manitoba – “Reject White Interests”

    11/24/2018 7:39:04 AM PST · by Boomer · 75 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/24/18 | Brock Simmons
    It’s only racist when white people promote themselves and not racist when others do because “Those who defend advancing white interests point to people of colour who have organized politically to advance their identity’s interests. When people of colour have propagated their identity interests, it is always done to achieve economic and social liberation on par with white people. When Black people organized Black Lives Matter, whether in Toronto or Baltimore, it was to achieve the same treatment by the police and the state that white people receive. In response, the white identitarians proclaimed “All Lives Matter.” They rejected the...
  • Fruits of College Indoctrination

    11/21/2018 10:05:36 AM PST · by Kalamata · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 21, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Much of today’s incivility and contempt for personal liberty has its roots on college campuses, and most of the uncivil and contemptuous are people with college backgrounds. Let’s look at a few highly publicized recent examples of incivility and attacks on free speech. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were accosted and harassed by a deranged left-wing mob as they were leaving a dinner at Georgetown University. Sen. McConnell was harassed by protesters at Reagan National Airport, as well as at several venues in Kentucky. Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife were harassed at...
  • NCAA OKs $50,000 raised by FM grad for lesbian Canisius teammate disowned by parents

    11/19/2018 3:22:39 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 11 19 2019 | Staff
    Shortly after moving back onto campus in August, Emily Scheck saw that she had several text messages from her mom. The sophomore, a cross-country runner for Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, looked down in horror. She was getting disavowed by her mother for being a lesbian. Her mother had found photos on social media of Scheck with the woman she is dating and was apoplectic. Scheck had not come out to her parents, as she feared they wouldn't accept her sexual preference, according to the Griffin, the Canisius student newspaper. As first reported by the LGBT sports website Outsports,...
  • Texas education board to keep Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller in curriculum

    11/14/2018 3:48:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/18 | Louis Casiano
    **SNIP** The board voted 12-2 to keep Clinton, with board members Geraldine "Tincy" Miller and Pat Hardy dissenting and one abstention. "I just do not respect the woman," Hardy said. "As far as I'm concerned, she's done a lot of detrimental things to our country." Miller agreed, saying “The Benghazi thing did it for me.” Republican board member Marty Rowley said he disagrees with Clinton's politics but noted she was an important figure. "I have to give credit where credit is due,” he said. “She is a significant political leader."
  • College Library Prepares For Thanksgiving By Sharing Guideline On ‘Decolonizing’ The Holiday

    11/14/2018 2:03:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2018 | Neetu Chandak
    The article also includes also a list of resources for educators and family members that help them teach Thanksgiving in a “socially responsible” way. One of the resources suggested was “Ten Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving about Social and Environmental Justice,” by Eve Bratman. . . “Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers,” the group’s website says. “Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture.”