Affirmative action, diversity, and multiculturalism
Multicultural study means there is an emphasis on anything and everything that
contrasts with America's historically male-dominated English-speaking white
culture. It is change for the sake of change — the result
of the rebellious 1960's counterculture finding its way into the academics.
after Chicago public school plans seminar around civil rights, race. A public school in one of Chicago's
wealthiest neighborhoods stepped into unforeseen controversy last week after deciding that its annual seminar will focus on
race and civil rights. Dozens of workshops planned for Tuesday at New Trier, located in Winnetka, Ill., will cover such
topics as voter suppression, affordable housing and police brutality. Colson Whitehead, whose historical fiction "The
Underground Railroad" has won literary accolades, will speak. Administrators and many parents said the seminar is
particularly important because of the school's population. About 85 percent of the school's 4,000 students are
white with similar demographics among the teachers.
No More Music Composed by White Guys. The Spring Lake Park High School in Minnesota has decided to stop
purchasing music composed by white guys — at least for the time being. "We made a commitment this year
to only buy music from composers of color," marching band director Brian Lukkasson told National Public Radio. [...]
The marching band also pledges to toot their horns to at least one musical selection composed by a lady.
12 Dumbest Ever 'Bias Incidents' On America's College Campuses. In the last few years, more than 230 American
colleges and universities — 143 of them lavishly funded by taxpayers — have launched bias reporting
systems encouraging students to report each other for incidents of offensive speech and other kinds of "bias." The
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) published an exhaustive survey of such speech-chilling bias reporting
systems earlier this month.
of Michigan Student Group Demands White-Free Space for Plotting Social Justice. Imagine a student KKK group
demanding a special space on campus where no blacks are allowed, so it could scheme against blacks without them learning what
it is up to. Outrageous, right? Yet we barely bat an eye at this: ["]A student activist group at the
University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with 'a permanent designated space on central campus for Black
students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.'["] In this context, "social justice" means
to Host 'Black Panther Party' to Celebrate Black History Month. Yale University students will celebrate Black
History Month by cheering the founding of the violent Black Panther Party — with their own "Black Panther Party."
The shindig, to be held on campus the school's African-American House (known as Af-Am House), and sponsored by the African
American Cultural Center is designed to celebrate the Black Panther organization's 50th anniversary, and to help students at
the school come face-to-face with the history of black activism.
Saga of the Nutty Professor and Drexel University. On Christmas day, Drexel University Professor George
Ciccariello-Maher was caught with a twitchy tweet finger by American Thinker Editor Thomas Lifson, who published the
professor's Christmas message: ["]All I Want for Christmas Is White Genocide["] [...] Ciccariello-Maher,
who describes himself as a communist, joined Drexel University in 2010. Drexel University said in a statement Sunday
afternoon [12/25/2016]: "While the University recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and
opinions in public debate, Professor Ciccariello-Maher's comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not
in any way reflect the values of the University."
really do want white genocide. "White Genocide" was trending on Twitter yesterday [12/27/2016] after
self-identified communist professor George Ciccariello-Maher of Drexel University in Philadelphia tweeted, "All I want for
Christmas is White Genocide." But what most of the media has missed is the direct correlation between Ciccariello's
anti-white sentiment and his communist ideology. The academically-promoted concepts of "White Privilege" and "Critical
Race Theory" can be traced back to anti-white Marxists who have successfully influenced a generation of students that white
people are racist oppressors.
Penn Removes Shakespeare Portrait Because He Does Not Represent 'Diversity'. Students at the University of
Pennsylvania have removed a portrait of Shakespeare from its Fisher-Bennett Hall and have replaced it with a picture of a
black lesbian poet Audre Lorde in the name of "diversity." According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, a group of students
removed the portrait and placed it in the office of English Department chairman Jed Esty after a department "town hall meeting
discussing the election" on December 1. The Penn reports that the department had actually voted to replace
the Shakespeare painting for "diversity" reasons several years ago, but that nothing had been done about it until after that
Offering Course on 'The Problem of Whiteness'. The University of Wisconsin is offering a course this spring on
the "Problem of Whiteness," which is taught by a radical assistant professor who believes America is a terrorist state.
The course will cover institutional racism and "what it means to be #woke." Damon Sajnani, an assistant professor in
UW-Madison's African Cultural Studies department, is teaching the course.
Colleges Offer Courses On America's 'Problem Of Whiteness'. Two more taxpayer-funded American
universities — the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Colorado Denver — will offer
undergraduate courses focused exclusively on how "whiteness" is a serious social problem in the upcoming spring 2017
semester. The course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is matter-of-factly called "The Problem of Whiteness."
UC-Denver offers course on 'Problematizing Whiteness'.
The University of Colorado at Denver is offering a course called "Problematizing Whiteness: Educating for Racial
Justice" during the 2017 spring semester. The three-credit course fulfills the cultural diversity requirement for
students in the School of Education and Human Development, which is advertising the offering by posting flyers around campus
and making the syllabus available online for students to view.
White People Are A 'Plague to the Planet'. Buzzfeed published a listicle Monday [12/5/2016] containing
insulting and racist messages towards white people. The listicle, entitled, "19 School Powerpoint Presentations That
Give Zero Fucks," is a list of students giving presentations. Many of the presentations include insulting and hateful
messages towards whites, such as, "White People Are a Plague to the Planet," "How White People Plagued Society," and "White
People Are Crazy." An image featured on the list shows a young woman with the presentations, "White People Stay
Colonizing," while wearing a T-shirt that reads: "Make America Brown Again."
Of Michigan Protesters Demand A Separate But Equal Safe Space For Black Students. In response to Donald Trump's electoral
victory, students at the University of Michigan are planning a campus-wide class walkout Wednesday afternoon [11/23/2016]. They're
demanding segregated campus space for students of African-American descent. The event is hosted by Students 4 Justice at The
University of Michigan, a group of students "who organize to target inequities on our campus," according to their Facebook page, which
features Black Panthers imagery.
Diversity in the Name of 'Diversity'. Diversity is engagement with the fullness of human experience as passed
down for millennia in the Great Books and the Great Ideas and the Great Discussion. This Discussion has animated our
understanding of ourselves and each other across numerous cultures across numerous generations. This is
diversity. Those who demand "diversity" have banished the Great Books, in all their rich diversity of
perspectives. They reject the Great Ideas because they don't conform to their own monomaniacal ideology of narcissistic
self-expression. They refuse the Great Discussion because that would mean giving a platform to those with whom they
disagree, be it great philosophers or humble professors. Needless to say, advocates of this form of "diversity" have
not read the Great Books; they have no idea about the Great Ideas; and they have never been part of the Great Discussion.
Volleyball Cancels Invitation to Daughter of Fallen Cop, Saying It 'Could Be Insensitive'. Southern Methodist
University invited, then disinvited, the teenage daughter of a Dallas police officer, who was killed in the line of duty, to
hit the honorary serve at a volleyball game this week. The reason they gave for rescinding the invitation was, "In
light of recent events and diversity within the SMU community, the demonstration could be deemed insensitive." After an
outcry ensued, the university apologized and re-extended the invitation, but failed to give an adequate explanation for why
it was spiked in the first place.
Whiteness: The Original
Sin. According to the modern moral framework as it's dictated to us by academia's huddled rodents, the worst
possible thing anyone can be is a racist. We are also increasingly lectured that all white people are racist —
so racist, they don't even realize it, even when they're trying their best not to be racist. Therefore, it's not a
giant leap to assume that under the current moral Reich, the worst possible thing anyone can be is a white person.
Berkeley Protesters Demand 'Spaces of Color', Harass White Students Trying to Pass. Left-wing students at the
University of California, Berkeley are protesting again. This time, however, these students are calling for "safe
spaces" for transgendered people, as well as "spaces of color" at the University (which they already have). The
protesters are also harassing white students trying to study, barring their path across a key bridge while allowing students
of color safe passage.
School Teacher: 'To Be White Is to Be Racist, Period'. The parents of a high school student in Oklahoma are
livid that their daughter's teacher said all white people are racist. The girl caught the comments on tape with her
phone. "To be white is to be racist, period," the teacher at Norman North High School declared in class. The
student, who is not entirely white, felt very offended. "Half of my family is Hispanic, so I just felt like, you know,
him calling me racist just because I'm white... I mean, where's your proof in that?" the anonymous student asked in an interview
with News Channel 4. When the girl came home and shared the audio with her parents, they took their complaint to the
school. "Why is it ok to demonize one race to children that you're supposed to be teaching a curriculum?" the father asked.
schooler records teacher's racism lecture: 'To be white is to be racist, period'. A Norman North High School
teacher is instructing students that "to be white is to be racist, period." A student at the school who did not want to
be identified recently used her cell phone to record a classroom lecture at Norman North High School in which her teacher,
who also is not identified, explained how to "heal the racial divide," KFOR reports. The girl alerted her parents to
her teacher's troubling comments and they in turn contacted district officials to demand answers. The lecture began
with a video about the "Mistreatment of Native Americans" that prompted the student to record the lesson and ended with the
teacher's lecture about racism.
Warnings, Safe Spaces, Bias Reporting: The New Micro-techniques of Surveillance and Control. A singular
orthodoxy has infiltrated the discursive parameters of U.S. and other universities and colleges. This orthodoxy now
constitutes the ethical vocabulary of academia. Adopted from feminism, anti-racism, and LGBTQ theory and practice, the
language, doctrines, and mechanisms of this orthodoxy now dominate academia's policies, procedures and handbooks. The
terminology has become the vernacular among the swelling ranks of administrators, especially the relatively new cohort of
chief diversity officers, directors of diversity, associate provosts of diversity, assistant provosts of diversity, diversity
consultants, and so on and so on. I refer not merely to the orthodoxy of "diversity," but in particular to "diversity"
initiatives as they are currently administered, using a particular set of policies, procedures, and mechanisms:
trigger warnings, safe spaces, bias reporting, and the like.
school district defends 'white privilege' survey given to staff. A "white privilege" survey handed out to staff
members at a Denver-area school district rankled some employees, but a spokesperson for the district said Wednesday it was
useful in finding "opportunity gaps." The survey, distributed at Cherry Creek School District, included 26 statements such
as, "If a police officer pulls me over, I can be sure I haven't been singled out because of my race," and "I can choose blemish
cover or bandages in 'flesh' color and have them more or less match the color of my skin." Staffers would score each
statement based on how much they felt it applied to them. More than one employee voiced concerns about the survey, KMGH
reported. A student told the channel, "the title is definitely suspicious."
Columbia University to host no-whites-allowed
student leadership retreat. Students of color at Columbia University can apply to attend an upcoming racially
segregated retreat hosted by the school that promises to embolden and empower participants, according to organizers.
high school under fire for 'white privilege' survey given out as homework. School district spokeswoman Maureen
Wheeler told KGW that the class in question covers issues affecting the U.S. today, including race, class, sexuality and
religion. The goal of the class is for student to 'gain empathy, understanding and to build bridges'. But Jason
Schmidt, whose senior son is in the class, doesn't see the survey that way. 'The way this survey is read, it almost wants
to like, shame you for being white,' Schmidt told KATU. Schmidt says he'd like to see his son 'learning actual education
and not be a part of some social experiment or teacher's political agenda'.
Is Destroying America. How is it that eight years after Obama promised a post-racial America and fifty-two
years after the Civil Rights Act was passed, Americans are more divided by race than ever before? It is certainly not
for lack of resources being thrown at the problem. American universities have Black Studies Departments, corporations
have diversity trainers and racial staffing quotas and the mainstream media covers race issues constantly. Despite all
of this, the divisions keep worsening. This trend is not being driven by white prejudice. It is being driven by
ideology. The reason race relations in America continue to deteriorate is the cultural Marxist philosophies being
taught relentlessly in schools and colleges across the nation.
Students on Track to Learn America Is to Blame for 9/11. As America looks back on the September 11 terrorist
attack that changed the nation, the direction of education in the country seems on track to ensure that U.S. students either
forget that day entirely or view it as a result of America's own failure to be open and accepting of other cultures.
Signs of the promotion of a "borderless" country that fosters unfettered multiculturalism could be seen decades ago in
progressive school textbooks read daily by American students.
'How To Be a White Ally' posters say all white
people are racist. New students at Pomona College were welcomed to campus with posters in their dorms giving
instructions on "How to be a (Better) White Ally" and stating that all white people are racist. The signs state white
people should "acknowledge your privilege" and "apologize if you've offended someone," adding that offensive language
includes words like "sassy" and "riot," which are "racially coded."
People' Are the Enemy at New York University. The State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY-Binghamton)
is offering a training class titled "StopWhitePeople2k16," to instruct residential assistants (RAs) on how to deal with
"uneducated" people who don't believe in ideas like white privilege. The class is just one of several available to RAs
at the school, and was discovered by the Binghamton Review, a student newspaper. Residential assistants are students
who agree to assist with overseeing and monitoring residential life in return for receiving a free room from the
school. Apparently, though, Binghamton RAs also have the responsibility of "stopping" white people.
Public university hosts blacks-only student
retreat — to promote inclusion. California State University Fresno recently held a three-day student
retreat for black students that aimed to foster inclusion and help incoming African American students adjust to college life
and get involved in the campus community. The inaugural "Harambee Student Retreat," which took place Aug. 14 through
Aug 17, was free to participating students, who enjoyed housing, meals, workshops and activities meant to help aid in the
"successful transition of incoming African American/Black students to Fresno State," the university's website states.
was outlawed in the '60's! Liberals want to bring it back! Nothing says "pulling together" like
one-race-only leftist seminars. The Democrats are back at it, in the 1960's they supported segregation and today they
are at their same racist antics, just a different victim to target. Public university hosts blacks-only student
retreat — to promote 'inclusion'.
at North Carolina college as 'white, male, Christian able-bodied and straight' students are told 'to check their privilege'
in poster campaign. A North Carolina university became embroiled in controversy on Friday after a student group
posted a 'privilege board' on campus which calls on white, male, able-bodied, Christian, or cisgender people to 'check their
privilege.' Students at Appalachian State University notice the board when they enter Plemmons Student Union, a major
campus hub that has allowed the incendiary board to remain in place since last semester. The board's existence, which
was first reported last year by the web site Campus Reform, has conservatives outraged over what they perceive as the
singling out of one religious group as well as the imposition of a political point of view on unsuspecting students.
Ole Miss band to look away
from 'Dixie' beginning this fall. "Old times there are not forgotten" proclaim the lyrics to the Southern
anthem "Dixie." But the University of Mississippi, whose athletic traditions were once overlaid with Confederate
symbolism, is ready to forget the song. Athletics Director Ross Bjork said Friday [8/19/2016] that he asked the university's
marching band, known as the "Pride of the South," to create a new pregame show that excludes all the variations of Dixie it
has traditionally played.
offers classes on 'white fragility,' to explain roots of guilt. A city-run cultural program in Seattle is
offering residents classes on "white fragility" to white folks understand why they can't seem to handle matters involving
race, and tickets have sold out. Lecturer Robin DiAngelo, who coined the term, is teaching the taxpayer-funded class
for the city Office of Arts and Culture. She defines white fragility as "a state in which even a minimum amount of
racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves." Critics say it is just the latest attempt
at spreading white guilt, following in the footsteps of concepts such as "white privilege."
to remove 'Confederate' from building name. Vanderbilt University will repay an 83-year-old donation in order to remove from a residence hall
what its leader called "a symbol and a reminder of racism, slavery and a very, very bloody Civil War." Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos made the
announcement Monday [8/15/2016], capping a 14-year effort to rename Confederate Memorial Hall. The building, which has had that name etched into the
stone above its entrance since it opened in 1935, stands in the heart of the university's freshman commons, and has frequently spurred debate about the
university's attitude toward an increasingly diverse student body.
president denounces black student's non-white roommate request. A small liberal arts college near Los Angeles
is denouncing a Facebook post made by a black student who was seeking out a non-white roommate. The Claremont
Independent reports Pitzer College student Kare Urena asked in the post that only people of color apply to live in her
off-campus residence, adding that she didn't "want to live with any white folks."
College Leaders Can't Agree If It's OK for Students to Advertise for Non-White Roommates. So is it OK for
college students to take out ads seeking non-white roommates for their off-campus house? Well, at Pitzer College in
California, it depends which senior administrator you ask. Students at Claremont Colleges (of which Pitzer is one)
advertised an opening in their off-campus home on Facebook that listed "POC" (or "person of color") as one of the
requirements to apply. The students are also resident advisors at the school. Although other students immediately
pointed out that the policy was discriminatory, the RAs countered that the segregated housing "protected" students of color
and created a "safe space" for members of their community.
community college to reserve course exclusively for black students. Race isn't a typical prerequisite to taking
a college course, but it will be this fall at a community college near Chicago. For the first time in its history,
Moraine Valley Community College is earmarking two sections of its College 101 course exclusively for black students,
spokeswoman Jessica Crotty told the Chicago Tribune.
murals at University of Wisconsin-Stout to be removed: 'Psychologically devastating'. Two inoffensive murals
hanging in the lobby of Harvey Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) are being removed because of a
recommendation of the so-called Diversity Leadership Team. One mural depicts a wooden fort, and the other depicts
French trappers canoeing down a river with Indians. No violence, no depiction of white supremacy — about as
inoffensive as you can find. But the DLT claims that the murals may be psychologically devastating to American Indian students.
Takes Down Historical Paintings Because They Might Traumatize Students. Since 1936, two large murals by Cal
Peters portraying early Wisconsin history have dominated the common area of Harvey Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Stout
(UW-Stout). One mural shows French fur traders and American Indians traveling down the Red Cedar River by canoe, while
another portrays a wooden fort constructed by the French. Neither painting shows any violence at all. But now,
after 80 years, the murals are abruptly being given the heave-ho after concerns were raised that the paintings are offensive.
Grief: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Want To Stop Calling Kids Boys And Girls. Why can't hardcore nutjob
moonbat liberals just let kids be kids? Why do they have to push their crazy ideas on kids? Why can't they just
mind their own business and, oh, say, teach them subjects which will allow them to be functional members of society?
Elite NYC school teaching kindergartners about
'white privilege'. Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it's a novel approach to fighting
discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren't buying it. They complain the K-8
school of 430 kids is separating whites in classes where they're made to feel awful about their "whiteness," and all the "kids of color" in other
rooms where they're taught to feel proud about their race and are rewarded with treats and other privileges. "Ever since Ferguson, the school has
been increasing anti-white propaganda in its curriculum," said a parent who requested anonymity because he has children currently enrolled in the school.
Dartmouth to spend $145M promoting diversity, inclusion.
As part of the decade-long overhaul, Dartmouth has set a goal of increasing the percentage of minority tenure-track
professors from 16 to 25 percent by 2020, which will require hiring 50 new "underrepresented" professors in the next
four years. Employees, of course, come with a price tag, and in this case the school estimates that salaries and start-up
costs will be somewhere in the ballpark of $100 million over the next 10 years.
The Editor says...
Call it what you will, this is nothing more or less than race-based discrimination.
Monstrous Moral Leviathan. [Scroll down] But then I read an article in the Guardian online by Bobby Scott a black U.S.
Congressman titled: "America's Schools Are Still Segregated by Race and Class. That Has To End". Scott's argument is the
really old and really weird one many Conservatives are familiar with, i.e.; that the government should do something about the fact that in
some mostly black districts and/or neighborhoods there weren't enough white students to go around. Implying of course, that black
students cannot excel in school work without enough Whites faces in the classroom.
University hosts presentation: 'white people are a plague'. In Obama's America, it is open season on
whites. White Americans now seem to have a "Kick Me" sign on their backs because bashing whites has become a popular
sport, especially on college campuses. Towson University is a public university located in Towson, Baltimore County,
Maryland. Founded in 1866 as Maryland's first training school for teachers, Towson still produces the most teachers of
any university in the state.
White. Teaching While White is becoming an occupational hazard these days. So is being a white student,
for that matter. At the "Unofficial Scripps College Survival Guide," students learn that "white peers and
faculty — portray Claremont Consortium as a haven for liberal ideology and acceptance. It's a rhetoric that
has led many white students to believe that racism does not exist on campus." Thus, "as white students, [they] must identify
the ways that [they] are engaging in the perpetuation of white supremacy and work to unlearn [their] racism." Of
course, "reverse racism does not exist because there are no institutions that were founded with the intention of
discriminating against white people on the basis of their skin. Many white people claim to be victims of reverse racism
when people of color associate negative characteristics with white people or have a general dislike for them as a
group. This is not reverse racism because racism is privilege plus power and people of color do not have racial
privilege. Moreover, distrust or anger at white people is a legitimate response to a repetitive history and current
state of racist violence."
Hostile Cultural Environment. Harvard President Drew Faust has now earned her place in the pantheon of cultural
tyrants. In the name of her high-minded principles, she has issued a dictate designed to bring more gender diversity to
what are called Harvard's final clubs. They are off-campus organizations and have no official connection to the
university. Students can join these social clubs during their last year at Harvard. The problem is that many
of them are single-sex. President Faust has taken serious exception to this great social injustice.
Education or Indoctrination? The left preaches
diversity. They shout it from the roof tops. But, it appears the only diversity they want is color, [...] gender
identity and sexual preference. Diversity of thought and political beliefs are not welcomed.
Scripps 'Unofficial Survival Guide' claims 'hatred of white people' is 'legitimate response to oppression'.
Last summer, two Scripps College students spent approximately 500 hours creating a 217-page "Unofficial Scripps Survival Guide" intended to help new students acclimate to the
college, with lengthy discussions of topics ranging from food and money management to gender identity, race, and privilege.
Booklet Encourages Racism, Hatred of Whites, Denounces Capitalism. A California liberal arts college for
women, Scripps College, put together a 217-page "Unofficial Scripps College survival Guide. It deals with adjustment to
college life, health, time management, and social issues like race, privilege and gender identity. A junior named
Jocelyn Gardner led it with the full-backing of the school. "My intention for the guide was to have something for every
student," Gardner said at the time of the guide's release. "I came up with a list of topics and opened the list up to
student feedback. I wanted it to reflect the Scripps experience on the whole and address anything a new student could
have concerns about." Aside from some absurd gender pronoun issues, it engages in racism against whites in what is a
very divisive approach to race relations.
You Can Stop Whiteness. A 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 it's 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 Socialism's
ideological indoctrination of every part of society on the evils of one single race.
History Professor Imagines A World Without Whiteness. James Harrison, history professor at Portland Community
College, said in a lecture Monday [4/4/2016] for the college's April Whiteness History Month that peace in the U.S. is impossible so
long as whiteness still exists. In a talk entitled "Imagine A World Without Whiteness," Harrison declared confidently
conflict can only cease once the power structure of whiteness is totally eliminated.
Multiculturalism has gone
mad in Germany. The University of Dortmund had opened an interfaith prayer hall with special rules. It had been
named "raum der stille", the room of silence, a prototype which was opened in many universities in Germany during the last two
years. Just twenty square meters, the walls painted green, a red carpet, two sofas, two chairs, a bookcase from Ikea.
Minimalism of the "same God". A strictly "neutral" space. You can find it in the University of Berlin as well as in
Bremen. Students of all faiths, Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Muslims, could have found a gathering space there. But it
did not fare very well. Two days ago there was a terse announcement: "The attempt to create a non-religious room of
silence has failed" said Eve Prost, the press officer of the University of Dortmund. Many students had complained that they
were segregated by other Muslim students and forced to remain in the smaller part of the room, along with any women. Copies
of the Koran were placed in the room despite the agreement, posted on the front door, that expressly forbade religious symbols.
Muslim students had ordered women to wear the veil and give up perfumes.
Held Beliefs That Are Either Untrue or Meaningless, Part 2. A pillar of contemporary leftism is the notion of "white privilege."
Given that a generation of high school and college students are being taught that a great number of "unearned privileges" accrue to white Americans —
the charge of white privilege demands rational inquiry. The assertion turns out to be largely meaningless. And more significantly, it does great harm
to blacks. [...] So, then why all this left-wing talk about white privilege? The major reason is in order to portray blacks as victims. This achieves
two huge goals for the left, one political, the other philosophical. The political goal is to ensure that blacks continue to view America as racist.
The left knows that the only way to retain political power in America is to perpetuate the belief among black Americans that their primary problem is white racism.
Only then will blacks continue to regard the left and the Democrats as indispensable.
Virginia high school nixes
'white guilt' video after criticism. An animated film designed as a lesson in "racial discourse" for students at a Virginia high school will not be
shown after it made students uncomfortable and drew criticism from parents who called it "white guilt." The video was shown at Glen Allen High School in
Henrico during two assemblies for Black History Month and depicts several runners on a track, with black runners facing insurmountable obstacles while white
runners are unimpeded. Officials said in a statement Tuesday [2/9/2016] that the video, "The Unequal Opportunity Race," was a presentation involving
"American history and racial discourse."
guilt' video shown to high school students irks community. An animated film designed as a lesson in "racial
discourse" for students at a Virginia high school has led to backlash from community members who've taken issue with not-so
subtle references to so-called white privilege throughout the video. "They are sitting there watching a video that is
dividing them up from a racial standpoint. It's a White guilt kind of video," Don Blake, whose granddaughter attended the
assembly where the video was shown, told told WWBT. "I think somebody should be held accountable for this."
Officials at Glen Allen High School in Henrico said in a statement that the video, "The Unequal Opportunity Race," was a
presentation involving "American history and racial discourse."
School Kisses Goodbye to Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas to be Culturally Sensitive. In a letter to parents last week,
Principal Scott Masini said his rationale was to avoid "encroaching on the educational opportunities of others and threatening a culture of
tolerance and respect for all."
school kisses Valentine's Day goodbye. The Baby Jesus, Tom Turkey and Cupid are about to be given the heave-ho
at a Minnesota elementary school to be more inclusive of their ethnically diverse student population. Bruce Vento
Elementary School, in St. Paul, has decided to stop celebrating Valentine's Day along with other "dominant holidays"
including Thanksgiving and Christmas.
First-Grade Teacher Under Investigation for "Lesson in Racism". A Lake County mom is outraged over what one teacher tried
explaining to her students during what she called a "lesson in racism." Lychelle Bland wants her daughter to learn black history,
but not by being discriminated against. "It's the craziest thing I've ever heard that a teacher did to teach a child something,"
Bland said. The principal of Minneola Elementary Charter School said that Tuesday [1/19/2016] after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a
first-grade teacher conducted an unapproved classroom experiment without notifying the school or parents.
College Schedules Shame With "Whiteness History Month". Portland Community College has decided to focus on
"whiteness" for the entire month of April, but not in an ethnic heritage or celebratory sort of way. No, they've decided to
focus on shaming all that paleness. Oregon has long been known as one of the most liberal states in the country, so it's
really no surprise that any type of social justice rhetoric comes from its learning institutions. This so-called "bold
adventure" isn't a companion to Black History Month, though, but an attempt to change attitudes toward "whiteness", and not
in a positive, let's-learn-and-grow-together sort of way.
College president says inclusivity more important
than diversity, tuition costs. The President of the College of St. Scholastica (CSS) says he will devote the
final year of his tenure to promoting inclusivity, arguing that diversity is more important than tuition costs or adapting to
new technology. "I believe that the most significant challenge facing our school today is not affordability or government
regulation or the impact of technology," Larry Goodwin writes in the Fall edition of St. Scholastica Magazine. "It is
becoming a more diverse and inclusive community of leaders where everybody can succeed."
Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become. [Example #2:] "Portland
State University Offers Course Teaching How to 'Make Whiteness Strange'. According to Portland State University Professor
Rachel Sanders' 'White Privilege' course, 'whiteness' must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved. The course
description states that 'whiteness is the lynchpin of structures of racial meaning and racial inequality in the United States" and
claims that 'to preserve whiteness is to preserve racial injustice.' Students taking the course will 'endeavor to make whiteness
strange.' In order to make whiteness strange, the description says students must 'interrogate whiteness as an unstable legal,
political, social, and cultural construction.'"
Colleges Designating Official Halloween Costume
Sensitivity Consultants. Colleges are hanging flyers around campus with phone numbers of officials that students can call to consult with
about whether or not their Halloween costume is perfectly politically correct.
We Need An "Undocumented Immigrant Awareness Day" In America's Schools. The Left has proselytized for its various constituency
groups in the schools for decades in order to create cultural shifts in their favor. It worked, for example, like a charm in the case of
homosexuals — so much so that there is a generation who actually believe the government should be shutting down businesses in the
wedding industry who refuses to participate in gay weddings.
Ordered to Help Illegal Aliens, Hold "Undocumented Immigrant Awareness Day". The Obama administration is
ordering the nation's public schools to support illegal immigrant students, promote the president's amnesty and "embrace and
value" the diversity and cultural backgrounds of the foreigners receiving a free, American taxpayer-funded education. In a
63-page "Guide for Success" issued this month, the U.S. Department of Education directs teachers in the nation's publicly
funded schools to "understand the cultural and educational backgrounds" of their students and to "model multicultural
Principal: Student Council Election Not 'Diverse' Enough. A San Francisco middle school principal withheld the
results of the first student council election in years because the winners were white, Asian and mixed-race — and
not black or Hispanic. Lena Van Haren, 36, decided that because Everett Middle School is 56% Hispanic, 18% white, 20%
white, 9% black, and 5% Asian, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, the October 10 results should have reflected
school nixes Halloween celebrations, cites diversity. In a letter home to parents on Oct. 12, Seth Boyden
Elementary School Principal Mark Quiles, and PTA Co-Presidents Amelia Riekenberg and Donna Upton, said the school's diversity
prompted the Halloween celebration decision.
Middle School Principal Is Openly Withholding Student Election Results Because She Wanted More Minorities to Win. A middle school
principal in San Francisco has refused to release the results of a school election because of a lack of diversity among the winning candidates.
Everett Middle School principal Lena Van Haren said in an email to parents sent Oct. 14 — four days after the student government
election — that the results would be withheld because the winning candidates did not properly reflect the diversity at the school,
according to KTVU-TV. Van Haren told the news station that her school's population is 80 percent students of color and 20 percent
white students — statistics the election results did not represent. "That is concerning to me, because as principal, I want to
make sure all voices are heard from all backgrounds," Van Haren told KTVU.
University apologizes to offended students for annual 'Maximum Mexican' food day. Clemson University issued an
apology this week after some students were offended by the school's annual "Maximum Mexican" dining night. The cultural
food night has become favorite for students at the South Carolina University. Many students on Twitter posted excited
messages showing their love of the food and festivities.
Mexican Restaurant Banned From Handing Out
Sombreros As University Brands Them Racist. A university has banned students from wearing sombreros after they deemed the Mexican
hats to be 'racist'. The student union (SU) at the University of East Anglia ordered staff at Pedro's Tex-Mex Cantina in Norwich to stop
handing out the free sombreros at a fresher's fair in a bid to boost business. Officials at the university believe that it would be
"offensive" for anyone who is not Mexican to be wearing the traditional headwear.
The Editor says...
If the sight of a sombrero on a non-Mexican's head is so terribly offensive, why are sombreros sold to the turistas in Juarez, Matamoros and Reynosa?
It's not the Mexicans who are complaining in this case, it's the university "officials," who probably have never walked across the border. Let those
who have suffered an actual injury or disgrace do the complaining.
of Louisville president slammed for Halloween photo in 'Mexican' costume. The University of Louisville apologized to the school's
entire Hispanic community Thursday after a photo surfaced showing President James Ramsey among a group of staffers at a Halloween party dressed
in matching stereotypical Mexican costumes.
The Editor says...
Stereotypes don't just appear out of nowhere. Every stereotype has a basis in reality.
student's op-ed criticizing Black Lives Matter movement stirs controversy. An Iraq War veteran has found
himself in a First Amendment battle after taking on the Black Lives Matter movement in his role as a college newspaper
columnist. Bryan Stascavage, a 30-year-old Wesleyan University student who served two tours in Iraq, penned an op-ed in
the school newspaper that criticized the Black Lives Matter movement for creating an environment he believes advocates
violence by spreading anti-cop hatred, and questioned the movement's legitimacy.
Declining Participation, USDA's School Lunch Program Embraces 'Cultural Inclusion'. The Healthy, Hunger-Free
Kids Act of 2010 changed the nutrition requirements for school lunches and breakfasts, but the U.S. Agriculture Department
says the law also gives schools the flexibility to prepare meals that are "familiar to kids from culturally diverse backgrounds."
Blogging at the USDA website on Wednesday [8/19/2015], Dr. Katie Wilson, deputy undersecretary for for food, nutrition and consumer
services, hailed the nation's "diversity" of people, ideas, and culture: "One of the way culture is expressed is through the
foods we eat," she wrote. "Our nation's school meals should be no exception."
University of Alabama sorority
slammed for 'racially-homogeneous' recruitment film. A University of Alabama sorority has been slammed for
their recruitment video which critics are saying is racially-homogeneous and lacks diversity. Alpha Phi, who are based at
the Tuscaloosa campus, uploaded the footage to YouTube and it has since been viewed 500,000 times.
The Editor says...
If the football team is all black, or the marching band is all black, or the entire university is all black, nobody
says anything about a "lack of diversity."
'Whiteness' Is 'Terror,' Confederate Flag Represents 'Capitalism'. I've granted been out of college for some time,
but I sometimes think professors play a game with each other where they say ridiculous things just to see how many people will
agree, and if they can even get away with it.
Professor Says All White People are Evil, Some Only 'Less Bad' Than Others. Another
example of why our system of miseducation needs to be torn down and rebuilt raises its ugly face at
Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey where a white professor has decided that all white people
are evil and that some are only "less bad" than others.
I Don't Teach Shakespeare Because He's White. The Washington Post has published a guest article
by a California teacher arguing that American high school students shouldn't read Shakespeare because he's a dead,
white man. Dana Dusbiber, who teaches English in Sacramento, says she avoids Hamlet and all the rest because
her minority students shouldn't be expected to study a "a long-dead, British guy" (Dusbiber herself is white).
And while Shakespeare is widely regarded as the premier writer of the English language, able to timelessly portray
themes central to the human experience, Dusbiber says he only is regarded that way because "some white people"
ordained it and he can easily be replaced.
Report States That A Room Full of White People Is a Microaggression. Everyone feels
out of place in college and like they don't fit in — even white people. It will come as a
shock to these people that white students don't get called on either in class. Get over yourselves.
What is wanted here is that white people are labeled as inferior and that deference should be given to those of
color. That's racism in itself and cultural elitism or cultural cronyism if you prefer. This isn't
about racism — it's about racial superiority and it is meant to create conflict. By declaring
racial microaggression, you are engendering aggression among the students. And they know it.
Four Horsemen of the Education Apocalypse. America watches in horror as ravaging mobs
of young, mostly black, people tear through American towns burning cars and businesses, looting and
vandalizing, screaming obscenities and mindless chants. Our president blames slavery —
gone now for over 150 years, blacks blame the cops, journalists blame poverty, but so far no one
has blamed the educational system. If you spend between 12 and 16 years telling kids:
• that they are victims of gross unfairness,
• that they have no
hope unless somebody else fixes things for them,
• that the system is rigged
then you shouldn't be astounded when they blow up.
University prof flunks 'white masculinity' in controversial tweets. Critics say a
newly-hired Boston University professor has crossed the line with recent tweets bashing whites, but
the school says it's simply free speech. "White masculinity isn't a problem for america's
colleges, white masculinity is THE problem for america's colleges," Saida Grundy, an incoming
assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Boston University, tweeted in
March. In another tweet from January, she wrote: "Every MLK week I commit myself to
not spending a dime in white-owned businesses. and [sic] every year i [sic] find it nearly impossible."
The Editor says...
One would think that a "professor" would capitalize the first-person singular pronoun I, capitalize the
first word in a sentence, and refrain from beginning a sentence with a conjunction.
Schools Spend $Millions Keeping Blacks Down With Pernicious White Privilege Propaganda. The
concept of "white privilege" is cultural Marxism taken to its final extreme of morally depraved idiocy.
It entails condemning members of the European race for the traits that have allowed them to build the most
successful civilization in human history. So fundamentally perverted is this ideological toxin that
its proponents focus on applying it to children, who have not yet developed intellectual defenses from
lunacy. Liberal control of public schools makes it easy to do this on your dollar.
District Excludes All White Students From Third-Grade Field Trips To Local College.
Public school officials in South Bend, Ind. are segregating elementary schools students by race and
ferrying black students — and only black students — on visits to local colleges.
The students facing racial segregation in America in the year 2015 are third graders at seven
elementary schools, reports local ABC affiliate WBND. School district officials say they do not
intend for the taxpayer-funded reenactment of Jim Crow-era race segregation to be discriminatory.
Instead, they say, the intent is to inform black students about college because low numbers of black
students attend college.
dance causes controversy in Lexington. A debate over a themed dance is sparking
controversy at Lexington High School. Students said the administration canceled an "American
Pride" dance because it excluded other nationalities, despite the theme getting the most votes from
the dance committee. School officials defended their decision and added they are willing to tweak
the theme in order for everyone to be included.
of Lexington High's 'American Pride' Dance Changed for Excluding Other Nationalities.
The theme of a junior/senior dance at Lexington High School has been changed from "American Pride"
to "National Pride," causing debate in the community. Lexington, which played such a crucial role
in the American Revolutionary War 240 years ago and whose school district motto is "The Historic
Past Meets the Progressive Future," has scrapped the red, white, and blue celebration on April 10
for a less America-specific focus.
Drops Racial Descriptions From Crime Alerts; Sheriff Clarke Reacts! The University of
Minnesota has dropped racial descriptions from campus crime alerts, after students protested for
weeks about campus diversity. Student groups pressured the university to stop sending campus-wide
crime alerts using vague racial descriptions of suspects in serious crimes.
Mr. Gay teaches new guilt theory to liberal white kids. The New York Times had a long
article about "diversity training" at elite private schools in New York. In the finest tradition of
Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, white students were encouraged to sit around and brainstorm
about the oppression caused by white privilege. And leading the sessions was a diversity agitator
named Mr. Gay, who is also black. [...] I'm glad our next generation is de-emphasizing mundane topics
like math, science, reading, and writing to focus on the truly important topics, like oppression by race.
campus holding admissions fair for illegal immigrants. Rutgers University —
Newark is hosting a first-of-its-kind college admissions fair called "UndocuRutgers" for illegal
immigrants seeking to enroll. "The NJ 'DREAM' Act and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
provide more access to higher education for undocumented students than ever before," reads the
registration page for the Saturday event in Newark, Campus Reform reported. "Come learn what
resources and opportunities are available at Rutgers University-Newark."
To Hold First Ever College Fair For Illegals. Rutgers University, the flagship state
university of New Jersey, will be hosting what appears to be the first ever college admissions fair
designed exclusively for illegal immigrants. The event, dubbed "UndocuRutgers," will be held
this Saturday, and will feature admissions representatives from Rutgers as well as several local
colleges. According to NJ.com, it will also have representatives from Rutgers School of Law-Newark,
who will offer tips on how prospective students can apply for federal deferrals on deportation and
other legal issues.
School principal OK'd racially charged anti-cop poster. A city high-school principal
allowed a racially charged, anti-police poster to hang in the hallway — even after the
December execution of two officers, The [New York] Post has learned. The sign was made by a
student at Frederick Douglass Academy in The Bronx — among several posters protesting the
deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner that were put up in early December.
State University offers course on the 'Problem of Whiteness'. Arizona State University
is offering an English course this semester that promises to explore critical race theory and the
"problem of whiteness" in American literature and culture. "U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of
Whiteness" is being taught by ASU assistant professor Lee Bebout, who is white, Campus Reform reported.
censors 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' because of 'racial connotations'. Kindergartners in
Victoria, Australia will be learning a revised version of the classic nursery rhyme, "Baa Baa Black
Sheep." The lyrics, the Herald Sun reports, are being changed "because of concerns over the
racial connotations of 'black,' and to reflect a multicultural community." Teachers in Melbourne are
also considering changing the line "one for the little boy who lives down the lane" because "it
could be deemed sexist."
Lawmakers Aim To Ban English Only Instruction in Public Schools. On Tuesday [8/26/2014], a few
hours after Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto said that Illegal Aliens deserve justice in the USA
and Gov. Jerry Brown welcomed all illegal immigrants to California, lawmakers in Sacramento passed a
proposed ballot measure seeking to dismantle the English-only mandate for public schools and
increase multilingual education programs.
real sea change should occur on campus. One of the pillars of the liberal movement on
college and university campuses is diversity. Unfortunately, such diversity usually stops when it
comes to hiring those who exhibit conservative or even Christian backgrounds. Discrimination against
conservatives flies in the face of academic responsibility, honesty and liberty. This ideological
purification program used by the left is pervasive and cuts across day-to-day academic activities
such as recruitment, hiring, promotion, tenure, grading, curriculum decisions and even graduation
and admission into advanced degree programs.
of Wisconsin Faculty Votes to Apportion Grades by Race. Political correctness has for
some time mandated that everyone get an A, so it was only a matter of time before the coercive
forces seeking "Diversity and Inclusive Excellence" rendered grades utterly meaningless. But to
commandeer grades as a vehicle for reparations? That level of brainlessness deserves an F —
no matter what color you are.
students fed up with black professor's racial screeds, lawsuits fly. The politics of
faux victimization are spiraling out of control at a community college in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
where several white students, their black professor and irritated administrators have one-upped
each other with complaints, reprimands and now a lawsuit. The trouble began in English professor
Shannon Gibney's Introduction to Mass Communications class at Minneapolis Community and Technical
College. Though the class ostensibly has little to do with race, Gibney considers herself an
activist on racial issues, and frequently invokes white privilege and oppression during class time,
according to her students. Recently, several white students announced that they had had enough
with Gibney's incessant racial screed. They interrupted her during a lecture, and said,
"Why do we have to talk about this in every class?
Time to Eliminate
Ethnic Studies? It might be comforting to students who seek education simply to amplify their
political beliefs — after all, that is pretty much the effect if not the purpose of most racial
and ethnic studies courses — but engineering courses would teach a discipline of thought and the
difference between fact and theory that would enhance any Michigan student's education, even if they lowered
the grade-point average of those more accustomed to being marked on effort rather than result. Perhaps the
University of Michigan — and other prominent schools — should go further, however, and
eliminate race and ethnic studies courses altogether, at least at the undergraduate level, because they are
hopelessly narrow and deny students the broader base and context they would need to address race and ethnicity
in a serious way.
group cancels diversity 'happy hour' after excluding white staffers. An attempt to fight racism at a community college may have
backfired. A group of employees at South Puget Sound Community College sent out an invitation to all 300 staffers. The
"Staff, Faculty and Administrators of Color" encouraged employees to reply to the invitation to find out the confidential date and time
of what was being called a "happy hour" to "build support and community" for people of color. The invite made it clear white people
were not invited.
The Editor says...
If the colors were reversed, this sort of un-invitation would be called "hate speech."
community college bans white people from staff happy hour. The pitifully goofy notion of addressing racism —
somehow — by bringing back the separate-but-equal doctrine keeps popping up at colleges and universities. The latest
incident occurred last week at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Wash., reports Seattle-area NBC affiliate KING-TV.
Staffers in the Diversity and Equity Center sent an invitation to all 300 employees of the taxpayer-funded school concerning a happy
hour intended to "build support and community" for "people of color." The invitation stated in no uncertain terms that white
people could not attend. It instructed recipients with the right skin colors to reply seeking the highly confidential date and time
of the happy hour.
diversity event canceled after excluding white people. An event meant to celebrate diversity and combat racism at a
Washington state community college has been cancelled after a flier emailed to guests said white people weren't invited.
A group of employees, under the name "Staff, Faculty and Administrators of Color," at South Puget Sound Community College in
Olympia sent an invitation to all 300 staffers to attend a diversity "happy hour," a local news station reported.
Students against diversity.
This should make clear, if you ever had any doubt, that "diversity" is a scam, because what people want is not diversity, but rather to
advantage some groups and disadvantage others. And underlying that is hate. Switch the races, and see for yourself.
Texas Principal Put On Leave
For Banning Spanish In School. A Texas middle school principal has been placed on paid leave after she banned the speaking of Spanish by
students while in class.
Students go back to school with 'Trayvon Martin dialogues'.
Middle and high school students in San Diego, California will be encouraged to vent their frustration that the world lacks justice when they return to school and participate in the
"Trayvon Martin dialogues" this fall. [...] The sponsors of San Diego's Trayvon Martin dialogues, however, believe the resolution of the case has produced in teenagers "feelings of
fear, anger, and skepticism that they will live in a just society," according to The College Fix.
Re-Education Camps In the Age Of Diversity. Northwestern University is going to require all students to complete a course
in diversity before they can graduate.
Obama names black
education czar to reduce 'resegregation'. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has announced the appointment of David J.
Johns as executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Mr. Johns' duties will
focus on improving the academic performance of black students, promoting understanding and tolerance among all Americans, as well as
reducing "racial isolation and resegregation of elementary and secondary schools."
Public School Teaches "White
Privilege" Class. A school district in Wisconsin said they will review a high school diversity class that exposed students to
radical leftist thinkers and promoted a critical race theory that alleges white people are oppressors. The "American Diversity" class was
taught to students at Delavan-Darien High School in Wisconsin, Fox News has learned. "They're teaching white guilt," one parent told Fox
News. "They're dividing the students. They're saying to non-whites, 'You have been oppressed and you're still being oppressed.'"
Principal Sees Racism in
Peanut Butter. An Oregon grade school principal suggested in a newspaper interview that peanut butter and jelly
sandwiches might be racially and culturally offensive. [...] The equity program is called "Courageous Conversation" and it
involves taking educators through an intensive program so they can understand their own "white privilege," the newspaper
reported. Robb Cowie, the communications director for Portland Public Schools told Fox News they were aware of the
story and to their knowledge it was factually accurate. "What we're trying to do in our school district is to ensure
that we have instruction that is meaningful and relevant to ever student in the classroom," Cowie said. In some cases,
that means offering programs strictly for students of color.
The Editor says...
That sounds like the "separate but equal" education system that the liberals say they oppose.
White Guilt Awareness Day. "White guilt"
is the politically correct agenda taught by the Left on college campuses today. ... White guilt perpetuates the victimization
of minorities by convincing them of how terrible their existence is. As long as we keep telling people they are victims,
the Left will continue their reign over the oppressed, students will be forced to be more politically correct in order to
avoid further injustice, and white students will continue to be ashamed of themselves and find ways to apologize to
society. White hate groups are just one of a few different means used at universities to battle the "privileged."
Welcome to the politically correct world of higher education — allow them to tell you how you should feel.
The Case Against
Mortarboarding. I have received a number of e-mails over the years from disgruntled parents griping about
the left-wing indoctrination their kids are forced to undergo at colleges and universities all over America. ... If I
were running things, most high school grads would enter trade schools. America will always need nurses, plumbers,
carpenters, glaziers and mechanics. What nobody needs is some 21-year-old schnook who's wasted four years and
most of his inheritance majoring in black, Hispanic or lesbian studies.
Student Sues For Racial Discrimination. This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear two
race-related lawsuits filed by white parents in Seattle, Washington, and Jefferson County, Kentucky, who
claim their government school systems are engaged in discrimination by using race to make school
assignments, a practice supposedly outlawed by Brown v. Board of Education. (Although based on
political considerations and a flawed sociological study, rather than on legal arguments, Brown nevertheless
is the law of the land.)
First Affirmative Action Candidate. It seems as if American college students have been groomed
to cheer a black presidential candidate thereby providing them with a small measure of ablution from their
"racist sins." Unfortunately, they were not trained to apply universal moral standards and sound
judgment when analyzing issues and individuals. Rather, their worldview is seen through the limited
prism of white guilt. The outcome of which is that white America, Europe and Israel are tainted with
sin, and blacks, Muslims and those of the third-world are victims, and therefore virtuous regardless of
their actions or motivations.
Ethnomathematics: Even math education is
being politicized. A new textbook, "Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the
Numbers," shows how problem solving, ethnomathematics and political action can be merged. Among its topics
are: "Sweatshop Accounting," with units on poverty, globalization and the unequal distribution of wealth.
Another topic, drawn directly from ethnomathematics, is "Chicanos Have Math in Their Blood." Others
include "The Transnational Capital Auction," "Multicultural Math," and "Home Buying While Brown or Black."
betrayal of the civil rights struggle. During the 2003-04 school year, only 52 of the nation's
92,000 public schools were labeled "persistently dangerous," a designation under the No Child Left Behind Act
entitling students to move to an alternate "safe" school. Philadelphia had 14 schools labeled as
"persistently dangerous" and Baltimore had six.
School violence, including assaults on teachers and
staff, is not restricted to inner city schools but occurs also in suburban and rural schools. However,
the bulk of the violence is at schools with large black populations.
Many have weighed in on Eric Holder's "cowards" slur. He obviously hasn't paid much attention to college campuses,
where the obsession with race permeates departments, curricula, hiring, faculty profile, student events, funding, etc.
Bumper-sticker identification and hair-trigger readiness to accuse someone of racism to further a particular ideological or
even personal agenda are now 30 years old and institutionalized in higher education.
Outcry: A New Entry in the Campus Hall of Shame. Does anyone still wonder why college
culture is the laughingstock of the larger community? Our campuses seem to lurch from one politically
correct knee-slapper to the next. Does anyone crack a book at these places anymore?
Sending Poor Kids to Middle-Class Schools Doesn't Fix
the System. Proximity is not destiny, educationally speaking. A generation of experience
with racial integration has taught a clear lesson: Sitting black kids next to white kids in school is
not a silver bullet that zaps unequal achievement. However, the faith that proximity leads to equal
achievement remains the cargo cult of education.
Pin the tail on the
honky: If you haven't been following the campus cultural wars lately, you might find it hard to
believe that some of those quotes were actually uttered. But if you have worked or studied on a campus
lately, chances are you've heard variations of several of them.
Professor Noel Ignatiev, of the Massachusetts School of Art, explains that his concern is to do away with
whiteness. Why? "Because whiteness is a form of racial oppression." Ignatiev adds, "There
cannot be a white race without the phenomenon of white supremacy." What's blackness? According to
Ignatiev, "Blackness is an identity that can be plausibly argued to arise out of a resistance to oppression."
Bucknell professor Geoff Schneider agrees, saying, "A lot of our students, I think, are unconsciously racist."
Both Ignatiev and Schneider are white.
II. The Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a frontline
organization in the battle against academic suppression of free speech and thought, released information about
what's going on at the University of Delaware, and probably at other universities as well, that should send
chills up the spines of parents of college-age students.
Afro Centric Curriculum Will Segregate Students. In Philadelphia, students are going to be
required to take a year-long course in African and African-American history — written by an "Afro
centrist". … No good can come of placing more emphasis on the events and experiences of one race over
that of another in our public schools. … Implementing a curriculum in which a theme of black oppression
dominates, is simply trading inequities.
Capistrano Abandons Race-based Student
Attendance Policies. The Capistrano Unified School District will stop using students' race to
determine where they will go to school, under a comprehensive settlement approved by the Board of Trustees
Monday night [11/27/2006]. The settlement comes in response to a lawsuit brought by Pacific Legal
Foundation, which challenged the District's policy of utilizing race as a factor when drawing attendance
boundaries, along with the current attendance boundaries plan created pursuant to that policy.
Reporter claims assault
at 'racist' public school. A radio reporter attempting to interview the principal of a publicly
funded school backed by radical groups that lay claim to the Southwestern U.S says he was chased down and
tackled at the campus today, apparently by order of the principal.
A definition of racism,
itself racist. Apparently, blacks and Latinos and Native Americans can't be racist. So
the next time a kid of minority color pulls a knife on a white kid, calling him "Whitey" or worse, we'll
know that this wasn't racist. The next time a minority rights champion flies off the handle and says
that all whites are racists, we'll know that statement isn't itself racist. How will we know?
Because according to the people who teach our children, only white people in America can be racist!
the schools, the immigrants, and us. Exalting multiculturalism and multilingualism,
and encouraging separatism on the part of minorities, liberals are in effect asking Americans not
just to open their doors but to tear down the house.
Planning ahead is considered
racist? Are you salting away a little money for your retirement? Trying to plan for your
kids' education? If so, Seattle Public Schools seems to think you're a racist. According to the
district's official Web site, "having a future time orientation" (academese for having long-term goals) is
among the "aspects of society that overtly and covertly attribute value and normality to white people and
Whiteness, and devalue, stereotype and label people of color." Huh?
allegience to my black people". One of the nation's fastest-rising poetry prodigies
is a 7-year-old New York girl whose poisonous demagogic advocacy of black separatism makes
Al Sharpton look like Mister Rogers. … Autum Ashante' is the natural offspring of militant
multiculturalism and government-sanctioned identity politics. We reap what we sow.
Baking up a controversy.
The enemies of campus bake sales are at it again, inflaming one another over the dire threat of cupcakes and
cookies sold at different prices to whites, minorities, and women. The sales are political parody, of
course, poking fun at affirmative action policies and trying to get a debate going. Campus orthodoxy
holds that such policies are sacred and that any dissent, even in the form of satirical cookie prices, is
illegitimate and deserving of suppression.
Letter to the Editor of the Los Angeles
Times. During my last two years at Dorsey High, I've had my classroom burnt to the ground, had a
death threat, physical assaults, and constant accusations of racism. Community "activists" in our area
have written woeful letters to the Superintendent, imploring her to remove me from my position as a Spanish
teacher. Their accusation: Students are failing my class because they're forced to learn Greek
and Hebrew instead of Spanish.
diversity: William Anderson describes his participation in a mandatory "diversity"
seminar for his new job at Frostburg State University in Maryland. After recounting
some of the idiotic exercises, he observes that liberals have managed to impose such
indignities as these "diversity" sessions because of their control of so
many social institutions.
Multiculturalism's War on
Education. Back to school nowadays means back to classrooms, lessons and
textbooks permeated by multiculturalism and its championing of "diversity." Many parents
and teachers regard multiculturalism as an indispensable educational supplement, a
salutary influence that "enriches" the curriculum. But is it?
Rap Music as Education an Insult to Minority
Youth, Says Columnist. A growing number of public school teachers across the U.S. are using rap
music to teach history and English — but that's not sitting well with one conservative columnist.
Western Civilization At Stake: Rep. Tom
Tancredo (R-CO) worries that too many young Americans — particularly immigrants and their "first
generation" children — are being taught the wrong lessons in our schools. We cannot allow this
to continue or else we risk becoming the Dis-united States of America. If you care about our country and
its heritage, then you need to contact your local school board and state legislators and emphasize the
importance of their recognizing the importance of Western Civilization.
Liberal segregationist in the
schools: The spirit of George Wallace is alive and well — among left-wing zealots in
some of America's most "progressive" taxpayer-funded schools. In Oberlin, Ohio, local school board
president Tony Marshall argues that only black high school teachers should teach "black history."
Black History Month vs. Condoleezza Rice:
A friend of mine from Arkansas writes the
following: "Thought you'd appreciate this little anecdote. A co-worker of
mine has a daughter in public elementary school, here in Pine Bluff. They're
still doing Black History Month stuff, apparently, because the kids were
told to come to class dressed as a famous (and presumably accomplished)
African-American. My co-worker's kid was told to come as
Tina Turner. My co-worker informed the teacher that her child
would come as Condoleezza Rice instead. The teacher refused to allow it, on
grounds that Rice 'is for white people.' Nice, huh?"
Politically Correct Education:
Multiculturalism is often given as the driving ethic that prompts one to be politically correct. At the
foundation of this movement is the belief that all education is political. Nowhere in the curriculum can
one find a hiding place from race, class, or gender issues. Added to this assumption is the law of moral
and ethical relativism: All systems of thought, all cultures, are equal in value. To assume
otherwise is politically incorrect by definition.
"logic": Old-timers may remember a radio program about a crime-fighting
hero called The Shadow, who had "the power to cloud men's minds, so that they cannot
see him." Affirmative action has that same power today. Some of the murkiest
thinking of our times has come from those defending group preferences and quotas.
"logic" part II: What most blacks need is — first of all — the
kind and quality of education that they do not get in most ghetto schools. Least
of all do they get this education from those teachers who spend precious class time
dredging up the past instead of preparing students for the future.
College Prof Shunned by
"Tolerant" Crowd for Opposition to Affirmative Action. A professor at the
University of North Carolina-Wilmington has requested a debate with black activist Jesse
Jackson. Dr. Mike Adams wants a face-off with Jackson on Fox News' The O'Reilly
Factor to discuss the issue of affirmative action. But Adams says he doubts Jackson
will be "courageous enough" to come on the program and debate the topic.
Sincerity of "Diverse" College Campuses
Questioned: A conservative activist says despite all the "diversity" hype on public university
campuses today, there is little tolerance for those who dare to question left-wing ideology.
Race is Still an Issue in College Admission,
Activist Says: In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 209, which did away with
racial preferences in admissions. The Center for Equal Opportunity says the University of California is
ignoring the law in a unseemly manner and is back to using race as a factor in admitting first-year students.
The Prep-School PC Plague: The
diversity industry — the profession paid to harangue Americans about racism and sexism —
has burrowed deep into the nation's elite prep schools. Where private secondary schools once inculcated
American citizenship and patriotism, today they employ diversity professionals to show students their
complicity in an unjust society.
Diversity vs. "Diversity": Sometimes it
seems as if "diversity" is going to replace "the" as the most often used word in the English language.
Yet the place where this word has become a holy grail -- academia -- shows less tolerance for genuine
diversity of viewpoints than any other American institution.
Penn State Caves to
Activists: Pennsylvania State University has given in to the "diversity" demands of
hundreds of leftist students camping out in the student union.
Military memorial not PC
enough: A memorial to commemorate alumni who "gave their lives" in military service to
the United States say the honorarium is not "diversified" enough.
The London Terror Plot's Academic
Connection. One of at least 24 "young Western Muslims" nailed in the British airliner bombing
plot last week, [Waheed] Zaman is described as "a well-known political activist" at London Metropolitan
University. According to the Times of London, "He is head of the Islam Society at London Metropolitan
University and is reported to have spoken at Muslim rallies and written a number of articles about Islam for
the student magazine."
The Crime of Being White:
Recently I wrote a piece about Keith John Sampson, a college student who was charged with "racial harassment" for reading
an anti-Ku Klux Klan book. Not surprisingly, the article evoked a great response, including emails from those
with their own stories to tell about persecution inspired by what I will call caucaphobia.
Politics Aren't 'Post-Racial'. The story began prosaically enough. Keith Sampson, a student
employee on the janitorial staff earning his way toward a degree, was in the habit of reading during work
breaks. Last October he was immersed in "Notre Dame Vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated
the Ku Klux Klan." Mr. Sampson was in short order visited by his union representative, who
informed him he must not bring this book to the break room, and that he could be fired.
There is also a section about racial bias
in College and