Affirmative action, diversity, "black studies," 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.
State suggests schools give priority to nonwhite students during reopening. Washington state is considering a
plan that would give priority to minority and disadvantaged students when schools reopen in the fall following months of
closure during the coronavirus pandemic. [...] A "district planning guide" released last month by Washington Superintendent
of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, makes similar suggestions, but it also suggests granting priority to non-white students
during proposed reopening phases. The guide cited a theoretical reopening plan that would "serve students furthest from
educational justice first," among which it cited "students of color."
Lives Matter In Public Schools Is Turning Kids Into Little Marxists. New York City is one of many school
systems in the United States set to roll out Black Lives Matter (BLM)-themed lesson plans this fall. According to the
NYC Department of Education, teachers will delve into "systemic racism," police brutality, and white privilege in their
classrooms. [...] Encouraging people to identify and condemn racism is an undeniably laudable undertaking by these school
administrators. That's not what's really happening, however. By bringing BLM into the classroom, activist
educators are allowing the most radically divisive movement in modern American history to warp children's worldviews.
Lowell Nursing Dean Reportedly Fired After Saying 'Everyone's Life Matters' in Email. The cancel culture that
is rampant on American college campuses right now has just claimed another victim. A nursing dean at the University of
Massachusetts, Lowell, has reportedly been fired after saying in an email that "everyone's life matters." Where does this
end? [...] In one of the most disturbing aspects of this case, as noted by Professor Turley, if you go to the university's
web page about Dean Leslie Neal Boylan, it is blank. She has already been erased.
forced to resign over study that found police shootings [are] not biased against blacks. Michigan State
University leaders have successfully pressured Stephen Hsu to resign from his position as vice president of research and
innovation after the Graduate Employees Union launched a campaign to oust him from his role. This came after the union,
which represents teaching and research assistants, crawled through years of blog posts and interviews Hsu had conducted and
criticized him for sharing content on genetic differences among different races. But the main thrust to oust Hsu came
because the professor touted Michigan State research that found police are not more likely to shoot African-Americans.
Defund colleges, not cops.
The American left, from Black Lives Matterers to their knee-taking social-justice allies in their hydrangea-colored masks,
has decided now is the moment to drain public resources from the custodians of public order. I have an
alternative. Now is the moment to defund the colleges. We should defund them because they are the root of the
virulent anti-Americanism that feeds the riots, the looting and the learned helplessness that afflict the country. And
they have been feeding the protest culture for generations. The chief lesson taught by our nation's colleges and
universities is soft disdain for our country and its forms of self-government. And the soft disdain ripens to outright
antipathy for about a quarter of the graduates.
Jews Endorse Black Lives Matter? We are living in a maelstrom of hatred, ignorance, and virtue-signaling that
is breathtaking to observe. [...] America is the least racist country in the world. We have more people from around the
globe than any other country. One million immigrants are let in to this country each year. Accommodations are
made for them in the way of monetary assistance, language training, and scholarships. But when young people marinate in
anti-American indoctrination, and they keep hearing the drumbeat that America is evil because we once had slavery, what do
you expect they will parrot back? There is a complete dearth of knowledge about the greatness of this country.
Pulitzer Will Boost Socialist Teaching in Schools. The Pulitzer Prize Board this week awarded its commentary
award to The New York Times' Nikole Hannah-Jones for her essay launching the "1619 Project." This will accelerate a trend
already underway: subjecting schoolchildren to a curriculum that blames slavery on capitalism and whose creator believes
socialism offers the best path to racial equity. The overt political nature of the 1619 Project should alert parents,
educators, members of school boards, and political leaders that a major political experiment is being practiced on the
nation's schoolchildren. The 1619 Project isn't just a series of articles placing slavery at the center of the American
story. It is also a curriculum that is sweeping the land. No sooner had the prize been announced than The
Pulitzer Center — which is independent of the prizes — was using it to promote that curriculum.
How the 1619 Project
slandered America. [Scroll down] A number of universities have already said they will make the 1619
Project a tool for teaching US history. Given what we know about freedom of intellectual thought on campuses on the
issues of race, gender and sexuality, chances are that this view will become the unchallengeable official version of events
quite soon. No one challenges the proposition that US history is bound up in a history of repression and exploitation
of minorities, from the slaughter and dispossession of Native Americans to slavery and Jim Crow laws. But to assert, on the
basis of zero historical evidence, that its very foundational motivation was the persecution of those minorities is a conscious effort
not to provoke academic debate but to inculcate the entire country, its people and its institutions in a continuing crime against humanity.
virtual graduation, but only for minorities. A liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, will conduct a
virtual graduation ceremony this year because of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. But not for all students.
Only if they are "students of color, international students and LGBTQIA+."
Graduation canceled...except for 'students of
color' and 'LGBTQIA+' students. St. Olaf College in Minnesota plans to host three virtual graduation
ceremonies for different groups of minority students, while others must wait until next year to celebrate their completion of
college. "Self-identified domestic students of color, international students and LGBTQIA+ students" at the Minnesota
school will receive their own virtual graduation ceremonies at the conclusion of this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, per an
administrative email. Meanwhile, graduation for the rest of the class of 2020 has been "rescheduled for a date in late
May/early June of 2021," according to the school's website. The three virtual graduation ceremonies for students in
minority groups were announced by and will be hosted through the Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion.
Call It a Ponzi Scheme.
As American unemployment mounted by the millions in March and April, the dance of the college diversity deans kept up its
usual brisk pace. On April 1, Harvard University announced that its acting associate dean for inclusion and belonging
was moving on to Denison University. But the Harvard associate deanship will not be vacant for long. On May 1,
the current head of diversity, equity, and inclusion at New York University's Abu Dhabi campus will step into the Harvard
position, to direct the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team within the Dean of Students Office; the Office of BGLTQ Student
Life; the Office of Diversity Education and Support; the College's Title IX Office; the Women's Center; and the Harvard
Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. Elsewhere, campus diversocrats enjoyed similarly enviable mobility
while the rest of the country was shutting down. The vice president for inclusion and diversity at George Mason
University will become chief diversity officer at the University of South Carolina at Columbia on June 15. The former
occupant of the South Carolina position decamped to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on March 15 to serve as its
community and equity officer.
Tulane's Victory Bell is Removed Over Potential Connections to Slavery, Shouldn't the University Itself Be Shut Down?
Tulane University recently removed the McAlister Victory Bell. A bell used for decades as a part of university sporting
events. It is the university's version of a generic item used all across Western Civilization for centuries. [...] Recently,
though, someone raised the issue of bells being used on Southern farms where slaves worked. Although every media report
regarding the McAlister Victory Bell references its use for slavery, the only hard allegation offered toward that conclusion
appears to be the university President's claim that "archives confirmed the bell was made in 1825". Okay. So?
Other than that fact, there are lots of slippery-worded, but unsupported, allegations about how bells (generally speaking) were
used on farms (using the loaded word "plantation") and claiming blacks were denied clocks or watches so slave masters could better
control them. [...] There are no specific allegations about this bell being used in such a setting or for such a purpose
or with such motivations. Just that it could have been like that. But maybe not. Nobody knows.
white people die' prof triples down: Whiteness is 'mental and physical terrorism'. Trinity College
sociology professor Johnny Williams is the gift that keeps on giving, so to speak. In an end-of-February op-ed in the
Hartford Courant, Williams says white people preside over an "oppressive system," and when people of color "refuse to abide"
by this system, they're accused of "inciting hatred and violence." The professor is referencing the controversy following
comments he made about the shootings of GOP congressman Steve Scalise and others three years ago. Williams wrote that,
in whatever predicament you may them, "let [white people] [...] die" ... and to "smile a bit" when it happens.
Choir Sings Black Spirituals and [Chaos] Breaks Loose. Should white people sing black spirituals?
Western Michigan University is grappling with that question after a black student was triggered and suffered a social media
meltdown when a predominantly white choir sang "Wade in the Water." [...] "We as a collective are appalling [sic] that this
took place on our campus," The Black Student Union wrote in a statement. "This act is a further example and reflection
of the racial insensitivity and ignorance that has been allowed to occur on Western Michigan's campus."
To Make Math Instruction All About Race, Downplay Right And Wrong. When a blogger of American Mathematical
Society writes of the urgent need for math to be "antiracist," it's time to start worrying. In the post, blogger Tian
An describes his experience teaching college-level methodology class to non-math majors, attempting to employ a social
justice curriculum. His starting point was the assumption that "mathematics operates as whiteness" because, in the view
of critical race theorists, over the course of last several centuries, many prominent practitioners have been "white." An did
not go into specifics of his class, but when the Washington state superintendent of public instructions developed a curriculum
along the same lines last year, it published the details online. Because of the "urgent need for anti-racist education,"
the superintendent's office produced Seattle Public Schools' Math Ethnic Studies Framework aimed at "resist[ing] and liberat[ing]
people and communities of color from oppression."
about Multicultural building: 'Frankly there is just too many white people in here'. A college student at the
University of Virginia says there are too many white people in their new multicultural building. She wants white people
to know there are other places on campus they can go and to be mindful that the MSC, Multicultural Student Center, is for
people of color and that people of color might feel uncomfortable around too many white folks.
student announces 'too many white people' in Multicultural center, calm heads call for 'teachable moment'.
Racism is alive and well at the University of Virginia. But because it's anti-white racism in particular that's
apparently been breeding at the increasingly far-left university, you ought to expect to hear zero about it from the
mainstream establishment press. It turns out that the university contains a Multicultural Student Center that's
designed to serve as "a student-centered, collaborative space that supports underrepresented and marginalized communities,
while cultivating the holistic empowerment of all students." And apparently, underrepresented and marginalized communities
don't include white people, as the following stunning video footage clearly demonstrates: [Video clip]
in All 50 States Being Taught Revolutionary War Was Fought To Promote Slavery. The New York Times' 1619
Project — a curriculum that makes the fantastical claim that a primary cause of the Revolutionary War was the
colonists' desire to protect slavery — has been adopted in 3,500 classrooms across all 50 states. For this
reason, some of the nation's most renowned historians have called for The Times to correct this and other factual
errors. The Pulitzer Center, which is partnering with The Times to promote The 1619 Project, recounted in its 2019
annual report, "Good journalism, innovative educational resources, and deep community engagement are absolutely essential to
bridging the divisions that threaten to rip our democracy apart. It is this belief that has driven the Pulitzer Center
for the last 14 years."
Are Teaching The 1619 Project in Class, Despite Concerns From Historians. The 1619 Project — The
New York Times Magazine's much vaunted series of essays about the introduction of African slavery to the Americas —
will now be taught in K-12 schools around the country. School districts in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Buffalo, New York,
have decided to update their history curricula to include the material, which posits that the institution of slavery was so
embedded in the country's DNA that the country's true founding could be said to have occurred in 1619, rather than in 1776.
agitprop for pre-K tots: what NYC schools have come to. What are they teaching in New York City preschools? At one
taxpayer-funded Brooklyn nursery, it isn't numbers, letters or nap time — but racism and victimhood, plus transgender and
"queer" rights, with a heavy dose of political indoctrination in the mix. "I was kind of horrified," the father of a preschooler
told me. "They say they're trying to reduce racism and discrimination. To me, they're perpetuating it, fomenting a sense
of victimhood that 4-year-olds would never consider on their own.''
Allegedly Displays Graphic Saying Confederate Flag Means 'You Intend To Marry Your Sister'. A Georgia teacher
allegedly showed a Powerpoint image of a Confederate flag to the teacher's classroom accompanied by a caption reading, "A
sticker you put on the back of your pickup truck to announce that you intend to marry your sister. Think of it like a
white trash 'Save the Date' card." That teacher has been placed on administrative leave.
The Editor says...
The teacher is probably black, but somehow the news reports don't mention that aspect. Who else would be so upset about a
confederate flag? Who else would make disparaging remarks about "white trash" in the classroom?
Giant University Hosts A White Privilege Workshop. The Hilarious Attendance Was As Dismal As The Message.
Would you love to attend a White Privilege workshop? If you're not white, would you relish the opportunity to find out
how paler people have it made? If you're white, would you jump at the chance to learn how pathetically glorious you've
got it due to your monstrous melanin? If so, you just missed euphoria. At the University of North Carolina
Charlotte, an event called "White Consciousness Conversations for Students" was sponsored by the school's IEE —
for the tragically sleepy among you, that's the taxpayer-funded institution's Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement.
University Holds White Privilege Workshop. Only 9 Students Show Up. The University of North Carolina at
Charlotte — home to 30,000 students — held a white privilege workshop last week. Only nine
students showed up. The event was titled "White Consciousness Conversations for Students," and on the UNC page,
organizers said it was for "students only."
More evidence that "diversity" means "eliminating whites."
Schools Revive Racial Segregation In The Name Of 'Diversity'. Public school districts across the nation, from
Washington to Virginia, are assigning children to schools based on race and family income. They claim to oppose segregation,
a practice that was outlawed in the 1950s. Perversely, however, these districts are reviving it. For example, in Howard
County, Maryland—the third-highest-income county in the United States—the government pushes integration efforts while using a
backward definition of "segregation" that would perpetuate racial segregation instead of ending it.
How being a white
person became a crime. At the very moment when the issue of race might at long last have been put to rest, it
is now becoming the most important issue of all. The decades since the 1960s saw the growth of "black studies" in
American universities. The courses started out in part as a way of de-stigmatizing the group and educating people about
a crucial aspect of their history. But, just as a popular strand of feminism turned from celebrating women to vilifying
men, a portion of black studies started attacking people who were not black. A discipline intended to de-stigmatize
began to re-stigmatize. This has led to the growth of "whiteness studies" — a discipline that is now taught
at all of the Ivy League universities in the US. Oxford University's Research Encyclopedia describes whiteness studies
as: "A growing field of scholarship whose aim is to reveal the invisible structures that produce white supremacy and
Notice how multicultural intellectuals teach nonwhites that they are victims in need of redress. Notice how whites
learn that they are to blame for all the world's problems. Despite their appearance of righteousness, multicultural
intellectuals are in the business of manufacturing hostilities and grievances between racial groups, for, as with feminism
and its endless battle against "sexism" and "misogyny," the war on "racism" requires a perpetual supply of "racists" to
oppose. Meanwhile, social order is breaking down, and the future looks dark. In 2017, the Brookings Institution
took a survey of 1,500 current undergraduates. To the question of whether a student group had the right to shout down
or otherwise disrupt a speaker who is "known for making offensive and hurtful statements," 51% answered that they found such
a tactic justifiable. One in five students said that violence was acceptable in silencing a politically incorrect speaker.
NYC teachers given book with essay titled 'Dear White Teacher'. A cadre of newly hired teachers will report to
city schools this week following orientation sessions where they were given a book that includes an essay titled "Dear White
Teacher," The [New York] Post has learned. But unlike the Department of Education's controversial "implicit bias"
training — which, among other lessons, tells teachers that "racial equity" requires favoring black students over
whites — the essay's message is that white instructors should stop being afraid to discipline black
students. Essay author Chrysanthius Lathan blasts white teachers who she says routinely send minority students to
"teachers of color" for discipline — because they're scared of being called racist.
De Blasio: Merit Is Racist, So We Won't Allow It In NYC Public Schools. Merit is now considered racist,
as New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio's new education advisory committee
suggests. A panel de Blasio appointed recently recommended ending selective merit-based programs in city public
schools, even when no evidence supports the accusation of racial discrimination simply because people of some racial
backgrounds fail to achieve as much as others do. As Christine Rosen writes in Commentary, "The advisory panel
describes merit-based testing and other screening procedures used in New York City's public schools as 'exclusionary
admissions practices,' not because they found any evidence of racial bias in the screening procedures but simply because the
outcome of screening does not perfectly reflect the demographic make-up of the city."
activists trying to hijack kids' minds with 'ethnic studies'. President Trump said last week that "we are all
Americans. We all share the same home" and "the same heart." He warned that "radical Democrats are trying to tear this
country apart" with identity politics. Left-wing activists are using the same divisive ideology to hijack our kids'
young minds. Across the country, leftists are demanding public schools teach "ethnic studies." Many of these courses
demonize America, label whites as oppressors and indoctrinate students to become "social justice organizers." California
Democrats are pushing to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement statewide. Their draft curriculum defines
ethnic studies as the "experiences of people of color in the United States" and the "forms of oppression" they've endured.
Indoctrination: Coming to a Public School Near You. [Scroll down] California is getting ready to
mandate an unprecedented ethnic studies requirement for high school graduation based on this extraordinary syllabus. It
reflects a revolutionary storm sweeping through educational leadership in the nation's legislatures and metro school
districts. That means that to get a high school diploma, starting in 2024, California students by law will have to
complete three courses in English and social studies, two in math and science, and one in arts or world languages. A
bill adds to these core requirements "a one-semester course in ethnic studies based on the model curriculum." Los Angeles,
San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Oakland, Stockton, and other minority-rich school districts in the state have already
established Ethnic Studies graduation requirements or programs.
proposed new ethnic studies curriculum is jargon-filled and all-too-PC. [Scroll down] The goal of the new
course is to help students learn about and engage with the history and culture of groups that have been overlooked, marginalized
or subjected to "invisibility." But a current draft of the model curriculum, drawn up by a committee of teachers and
academics and headed to the State Board of Education, is an impenetrable melange of academic jargon and politically correct
pronouncements. It's hard to wade through all the references to hxrstory and womxn and misogynoir and cisheteropatriarchy.
and 'American' vanish in a college guide for how not to offend. [A]n early version of a document compiled by
the "Inclusive Communications Task Force at Colorado State University" actually singled out the words "America" and
"American" as being potentially offensive. Here is the actual language used in the draft: "The Americas encompass
a lot more than the United States. There is South America, Central America, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean just
to name a few of 42 countries in total. That's why the word 'americano' in Spanish can refer to anything on the American
continent. Yet, when we talk about 'Americans' in the United States, we're usually just referring to people from the
United States. This erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country." The
conclusion in that draft was to replace "America" and "American" with "U.S. citizen" or "person from the U.S."
York City School Posts 'White Privilege' Survey In School With Almost No White Students. A New York City school
apparently posted a "White Privilege Exercise" — essentially a survey of questions intended to determine the level
of the poll takers' white privilege — in a hallway outside the principal's office in view of all students, but no
one knows why since there are very, very few white students at the school. "What could even be the purpose of this in a
school that has so few white students? Is it to inflame tensions and single out?," City Councilman Joseph Borelli (R-Staten
Island) said after receiving photos of the poll from a city worker. "Given the school's abominable test and college
readiness scores, perhaps the chancellor should be concerned that they are not teaching enough math and English," he added.
privilege' survey posted in mostly minority school in Manhattan. The "three Rs" at this school are reading,
'riting and resentment. A survey on "white privilege" was posted in a Manhattan school with virtually no white
students — raising questions about what, besides stirred-up outrage, is being taught. The two-page "White
Privilege Exercise" was spotted earlier this month inside the Life Sciences Secondary School amid the ongoing controversy
over Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza's racial diversity initiatives. City Councilman Joseph Borelli (R-Staten
Island) said a city worker last week sent him photos of the questionnaire stapled to a hallway bulletin board near the
principal's office, but it's unclear who put it up or why.
York City trying to "liberate" teachers from their "whiteness". A new mandatory, $23 million "anti-bias"
program is training New York City school teachers to discriminate against white children, no matter what. The New York
Post recently published remarks from one training session, in which the instructor defined 'racial equality' as favoring
non-white students over white students, regardless of any other circumstances.
Aboriginal Grievance Industry and the Demise of the University. In a brace of scathing articles for the Society
for Academic Freedom and Scholarship (SAFS), former Native Studies professor at Brandon University in Manitoba, Jeff
Muehlbauer, recounts the doctrinal travesty and ideological perversity that has overtaken the modern academy.
Muehlbauer is a Canadian linguist fluent in German, Icelandic, Latin and Greek, with a specialty in the Cree language and its
various dialects. He worked with native populations in the province, recording "aboriginal memory" in order to preserve
native recollection of a past fast disappearing with the older generation. He soon ran afoul of the Native Studies
establishment at his university, which had its own politicized agenda, namely, the preservation not of aboriginal memory but
of a particular ideological purpose and perspective regarding indigenous experience.
Department of Education: 'Individualism' Is 'White Supremacy Culture'. The New York City Department of
Education has instructed its teachers that "objectivity" and "individuals" are "white supremacist" concepts. According
to a report from the New York Times, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza gave a presentation about "white supremacy"
culture. In the lesson, Carranza claims that concepts like "perfectionism," "paternalism," and "objectivity" are part
of "white supremacy culture."
What are the
Children Learning? Because of the manipulative leftist ideology rampant in schools, black children are not permitted any
pride in their own achievements. Instead they are pumped full of an inordinate opinion of themselves merely because of the color
of their skin. It is an abuse of the potential that they actually possess, and it is leading to frustration, failure, and anger
at many levels. Examples abound. In Saratoga Springs, New York students are asked to tabulate their "privilege" and as a
result their race, gender, religion, appearance, and disability status are used as a means "to enlighten students on their relative
status in society." Achievement is cast aside. Instead, a false self-aggrandizement for certain groups is established.
hosts no-whites-allowed faculty and staff listening sessions — to promote inclusivity. Wake Forest
University is hosting a series of "listening sessions" for faculty and staff of color that aim to advance inclusion efforts
on campus. The listening sessions come amid ongoing racial tensions on campus, including a protest Monday [4/29/2019]
at which some students decried the "white supremacy" that allegedly runs rampant at the private, North Carolina institution.
now requiring loyalty oaths taken to 'diversity'. I am so old that I can remember when Democrats and the
progressive Left regarded forcing college faculty to sign loyalty oaths as abhorrent. Of course, that was when
Communist infiltration of colleges, the media, and government bureaucracy was both genuine and a real threat. President
Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9835 requiring federal employees to sign a loyalty oath and the state of California
passed a law, the "Levering Act," requiring the same of state employees. The University of California has published a
loving, celebratory timeline describing the reaction among faculty and the ultimate repeal of the loyalty oath.
Loyalty oaths were very, very bad, back then. But loyalty oaths are back again, and this time, according to the
progressive deep thinkers, they are good. Because it is not loyalty to the United States, but rather loyalty to the
ideology of "diversity" that is being demanded.
College defends professor's 'whiteness is terrorism' message. Trinity College professor Johnny Eric Williams is
capturing headlines once again for proposing "whiteness is terrorism" on Twitter. The Hartford, Connecticut, sociology
professor who called white people "inhuman a-holes" who need to "die" following a shooting attack on congressional Republicans
now says "whiteness is terrorism." School officials, as they did for years, are standing by the professor.
Depression-Era Mural Removed from Chicago School for Depicting Only White Children. A historic Depression-era
mural has been removed from a Chicago school because it featured a painting of white children. The painting, "Child and
Sports — Winter," was removed from the cafeteria at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois, because the
winter scene of children playing in the snow wasn't "inclusive" enough as all the children in the painting were white, the
Chicago Sun-Times reported.
WPA mural featuring only white children removed from Oak Park school. A Depression-era mural depicting white
children playing outside in the winter was removed from Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park because school officials said
it failed to represent the school's diversity. While some said the mural was upsetting to students of color who felt it
excluded them from the school, a local historian likened the removal to a "modern-day book burning." Julian Principal
Todd Fitzgerald announced the weekend removal in an email sent to school staff Monday [4/15/2019].
The Editor says...
The offensive mural will probably be replaced with a mural featuring only black children, and that will be perfectly
okay. "The school's diversity" probably means that everybody's black.
Studies Professor Says Time is Racist. Brittney Cooper — an associate professor of women's and
gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University, says that time is racist. Yes, really. During an
interview with NPR affiliate WSIU-FM, Cooper explained that black people have a reputation for being late, therefore time
itself is owned by white people.
professor: Even the concept of time is racist. The associated professor of Women's and Gender Studies and
Africana Studies who once opined that Jesus was "potentially queer" or was "married to a prostitute," called black city
officials she did not like "white supremacists in Blackface," and had nothing but words of "the four-letter variety" after
the US Supreme Court allowed for religious exemptions to the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate, now says that the very concept
of time itself is racially biased. In an interview with NPR last week, Cooper said that the way we "position ourselves
in relationship to time comes out of histories of European and Western thought"; in other words, "white people own time."
Lawrence College "students of color" protesters issue 9-pages of demands, target conservative professor. [Samuel] Abrams
is under attack again by the campus social justice warriors. There is a building sit-in/takeover going on at Sarah Lawrence by a
coalition calling itself "the Diaspora Coalition" — an apparent reference to the African diaspora. As part of the
building takeover, the group has issued a 9-page list of demands [...] reminiscent of demand lists that were the rage a couple of
years ago at places like Oberlin College. The demand list reportedly was signed by 140 students.
high school changes policy allowing Black History event opt-out. A Denver high school reversed a controversial
policy on Thursday [2/28/2019] that allowed students to opt out of attending a Black History Month assembly. Officials
at George Washington High School told ABC News parents no longer will be allowed to prevent their children from attending
individual assemblies amid backlash over its decision to let students opt out of an upcoming black history celebration in March.
students may pay reparations for slavery with new student fee. Georgetown University students will soon vote on
whether they want to tax themselves to benefit the descendants of slaves sold by the university in the 1830s. Its
student government recently authorized a campus[-]wide student referendum on whether to establish a fund for the families of
the 272 men, women and children sold by Georgetown in 1838. If approved, the semesterly fee would begin to be collected
in the fall of 2020 and start at $27.20 per student "in honor of the 272 people sold by Georgetown," states the student
government resolution approving the referendum, a copy of which was obtained Wednesday [2/6/2019] by The College Fix.
The Editor says...
Who gets the money? If it goes to Georgetown University, doesn't that reward the perpetrators? How does
that repair anything?
Is this a crime?
with 'It's ok to be white' sign has appeared near four VB schools. A man with a sign that reads "It's ok to be
white" has appeared near four schools across Virginia Beach, according to school officials. The man first got attention
Monday morning [2/11/2019] after he was seen carrying the sign outside of Plaza Middle School.
school won't play sports at Christian school where Karen Pence teaches: 'They feel unsafe'. A progressive
school in the nation's capital said its students will not be playing sports at the school where Second Lady Karen Pence
teaches part-time because of safety concerns. Jessica Donovan, headmaster of Sheridan School, a K-8 institution located
in northwest D.C. that has a tuition of more than $36,000 a year, sent a letter to parents saying Immanuel Christian School's
policies were an "obvious challenge" given the school's "fundamental belief in diversity and inclusion."
The Editor says...
This is the first time I've seen anyone claim that a lack of "diversity and inclusion" was a safety issue.
Hypocrisy of Multiculturalism. Before there was "diversity," which is college-speak for people who look
different but all think the same, there was "multiculturalism." In the abstract, "multiculturalism" is entirely
sensible. We ought to learn about other cultures, and even borrow from or imitate them when they have successful or
enriching customs and art. But in practice what multiculturalism meant is active hatred of our culture — the
culture of Western European civilization and its outgrowths overseas, like, oh, maybe we should mention parliamentary
democracy in India.
What Does Diversity
Have to Do with Science? Do you care about the race of your doctor, or the gender of the person who built the
bridge you drive across? The latest trend across STEM fields claims you should.
The Editor says...
STEM is now being supplanted by STEAM, which means science, technology, engineering, arts and math. In other words,
at a STEAM school, the kids are taught everything in the world except spelling, grammar, history, civics, and English.
And every science, math and engineering class has socialism baked into it, as an un-advertised bonus.
Most of the math classes are really just Common Core arithmetic, or instructions on how to use a calculator.
Kids these days don't memorize multiplication tables, and when they get a high school diploma, almost all of them are
unable to make change for a $20 bill. There's no point in claiming that second-grade kids are learning
engineering, when all they're doing is stacking cups or assembling Lego pieces -- in teams, of course.
Engineering is a college-level subject, and engineering students must understand math and applied physics before moving on
to the college level. Similarly, there's no point in claiming that elementary school kids are learning technology
when all they're doing is learning how to use the internet -- which they probably learned at home already. And what are
they learning in science classes, other than evolution, endangered species propaganda, and global warming hysteria?
Says He Loves White People; Columbia University Explodes. Columbia University is no longer a legitimate
university. It is simply a joke. One recent event — the "Julian von Abele Affair" — has
shown that this organization no longer serves the common good, advances learning, or contributes anything to society. [...]
Columbia University stands in Harlem, a historically black neighborhood. If Columbia cannot help people — at
the very least its own students — make sense of all this, it does not deserve to exist. It should cease to operate.
prof who said **** white people cleared of wrongdoing: report. Rutgers University on Wednesday [11/14/2018]
reversed its previous finding that a professor violated the school's discrimination and harassment policy after he said he
"hates white people" in a social media post.
Okay to Be White in Canada's Universities. I am the student who put up the 'It's Okay To Be White' flyers at
the University of Manitoba. [...] They were posted in protest of racially discriminatory ideology that is taught at the
University of Manitoba that targets white individuals. The absurd over-reaction, including by Harjit Sajjan, the
Minister of National Defence, to a statement indicating it is "Okay" (i.e. acceptable) to be genetically European (white) is
proof that many people do in fact believe it is not acceptable for an individual to be white. Simply stating that it is
acceptable for an individual to have certain DNA has sparked outrage, accusations of "racism", "white supremacy", and
"hatred", and has even been condemned as "offensive" and a "scare tactic".
State University cancels production of West Side Story after complaints that too many white students were cast in lead
roles. A student production of West Side Story at Kent State University has been cancelled after uproar that
white students had been cast to play Latino characters. Latino students who auditioned for roles playing members of the
'Sharks', a Puerto Rican street gang in the musical, were outraged after the three leading roles all went to non-Latino
students. Kent State musical theater major Bridgett Martinez, whose parents are from Puerto Rico, auditioned for her
dream role as the romantic lead Maria, and was devastated when a white student landed the part.
The Editor says...
Oh, yeah. So many white people! That must be tough. Get a life.
At What Iowa H.S. Students Were Forced To Do For Refugees Who Said They Were 'Offended' By White Kids. High
School students from Valley High School in Des Moines, Iowa, decided to ditch their typical school colors over the weekend,
donning red white and blue as a way to patriotically cheer on their basketball team who was playing a local rival
school. The beautiful patriotic display is something that every American should've celebrated, but because many of the
players on the opposing team came from refugee families, local idiots immediately began losing their minds over what the high
school students did, immediately labeling the sea of red white and blue in the auditorium as "racist." Outraged local
liberals immediately began to spew their insane rhetoric over Facebook, with one parent, in particular, getting extremely
triggered during the game.
Corruption. I'm thankful that increasing attention is being paid to the dire state of higher education in our
country. Heather Mac Donald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, has just published "The Diversity Delusion." Its
subtitle captures much of the book's content: "How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture."
Part of the gender pandering at our universities is seen in the effort to satisfy the diversity-obsessed National Science Foundation and
the National Institutes of Health, each of which gives millions of dollars of grant money to universities. If universities don't make
an effort to diversify their science, technology, engineering and math (known as STEM) programs, they risk losing millions in grant money.
Are Now Advocating Racial Segregation. If you don't like a leftist position, just wait a while. It'll
change. A good example of this is how while liberals fought racial segregation decades ago, now they increasingly are
advocating it. Just consider that at George Mason University (GMU) recently, a separate orientation was held for black
students. As The College Fix reports, "The event was called the 'Black Freshman Orientation.' Hosted by the Black
Student Alliance, the additional orientation occurred on August 25 at the university. It has become an annual event
there." "Incoming black freshmen at GMU did not have to attend the Black Freshman Orientation, and if they decided to
attend, they still were required to go to the university's regular orientation as well, according to the university," the
hosts separate orientation for black freshmen. Incoming freshmen at George Mason University recently had the
opportunity to attend another orientation created specifically for black students. The event was called the "Black
Freshman Orientation." Hosted by the Black Student Alliance, the additional orientation occurred on August 25 at the
university. It has become an annual event there. Incoming black freshmen at GMU did not have to attend the Black
Freshman Orientation, and if they decided to attend, they still were required to go to the university's regular orientation
as well, according to the university.
'White Rage,' Black Lives Matter: How one
professor teaches U.S. history. A basic U.S. history course at Clemson University focused on the post-Civil War
era to modern times teaches the subject of America's past largely from a far-left perspective, including subjects such as
"White Rage" and Black Lives Matter, according to the required readings for the course. History 1020, or History of the
U.S., focuses on the "political, economic and social development of the American people from the end of Reconstruction to the
present," according to its online description.
college professor: Whites should die. Another college professor has been outed for being an anti-white
racist after he went on a tirade on social media Sunday [8/5/2018], saying that all whites are inhumane and demanding should
die. John Eric Williams, a sociology professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, said that it was time for
racially oppressed minorities to do what white people won't do, "put (an) end to the vectors of their destructive mythology
of whiteness and white supremacy. [...]"
The Left Are the Locusts
of Culture. [Scroll down] The majority have no idea of the complex interweb of relationships, or the weave of
technology, finance and just plain work that allows them their comfortable first world lives. They have no idea what it
would mean if it collapsed. To an extent, they assume that every time and every place had this quality of life and that their
"diversity" will only make it better.
Delusional Self-Destructiveness. American universities and corporations now spend millions of dollars on
implicit-bias training, even though the concept is sheer superstition. From Harvard and Stanford to high-tech
corporations such as Google and Apple, employers go out of their way to hire people because they are female, or black,
or Hispanic, and so on. Such persons may or may not be competent, and it goes without saying that if identity politics
is the sole or primary criterion for employment, then they will probably be incompetent. Nevertheless, as Heather Mac
Donald has documented, the "equal representation" is rapidly increasing, and universities and corporations are becoming more
precise in their implementations of the aim. Meanwhile, as we level ourselves down in the name of equality and
diversity, China graduates four times as many STEM bachelor degrees as the United States and twice as many PhDs. A
ruthless meritocracy, China does not lead students to believe things like affirmative action and implicit bias will
compensate for their own inadequacies. Rather, the Chinese must accept fierce competition as a matter of course.
Owing to affirmative action, American universities admit black students at about the same rate as white students. But
the graduation rate for black men six years after matriculation is only 40 percent, compared to 70 percent for Asian men
and 62 percent for white men. It is time to end affirmative action, hiring quotas, and all such forms of self-destructive
Florida State University offers students 'social
justice' living community. A public university in Florida offers its students a dormitory option to study
"social justice," with the promise that residents will have the chance to "further their own understanding of people, groups,
communities, and societies." Florida State University's Social Justice Living-Learning Community offers a progressive
take on traditional learning communities. According to the program's website, the themed dormed allows students to
"discuss and challenge common beliefs on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, ability, citizenship,
political ideology and other identities."
California university works to reduce number
of white people on campus. In keeping with the diversity and inclusion movement sweeping campuses across the
country, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo recently released a 30-page report outlining plans to "improve diversity" via a series of
initiatives. One goal is to increase the number of people of color on campus beyond the increases that have already
occurred over the past few years, as "applications from underrepresented minority students doubled between 2008 and 2018."
"In 2011, the campus was 63 percent Caucasian," the May 2 report informs readers, "in fall of 2017, it was less than
55 percent ... but there is still much work to do."
Prof criticizes green movement for being too
white, male. In a recent interview with Yale University, a sociology professor argued that the green movement
needs to "become more inclusive and effective" because white males occupy too many positions at environmental organizations.
Dr. Dorceta Taylor discussed the "troubling lack of diversity" in the green movement, complaining about the lack of progress
since she first identified the preponderance of white men as a problem in a 2014 study.
Isn't Interested In Meritocracy or Asians. [Scroll down] The worm in the apple here is that Harvard
offers an illusion of meritocracy. But its aim is preparing future leaders. Rather than letting in the brightest
and most dedicated students. And its notion of leadership qualities has only so much to do with academic merit.
That is why there's an extensive industry dedicated to helping parents get their children into those high end schools.
Some Asian parents have been paying thousands to tens of thousands of dollars just for the image management side of
things. Diversity is a much more important value than merit in academia. And while that serves as an unofficial
quota on white people. It serves as a quota on Asian people too.
Harvard teaching hospital to take down portraits
of prestigious white male doctors. Of the 31 various doctors and department heads that have their paintings
hung in the Louis Bornstein Family Amphitheater at Brigham and Women's Hospital, all are men, 30 are white, and one is
Chinese. They've been described as "pioneers of medicine," and getting a portrait hung there is something great to
aspire to, according to the white male doctor who most recently had his image installed, Dr. Ron Walls, founding chair
of the Department of Emergency Medicine. But apparently having a cluster of white male doctors' portraits —
great as they may be — sends a message to employees and students that "white men are in charge," Dr. Jeroan
Allison, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School who researches health disparities, told the Boston
Globe, which first reported the news.
med school removes portraits of prominent white, male doctors. The president of Harvard's teaching hospital got
to thinking one day and decided there were too many portraits of white male doctors hung in a popular amphitheater. She
bemoaned the horrible situation that people walking into the amphitheater didn't feel like they "belonged." The problem
cried out for a solution. So she moved several portraits of prominent white doctors in order to be more diverse and inclusive.
Diversity and Inclusion Harm.
[Heather] Mac Donald says that identity politics has already taken over the humanities and social sciences on American
campuses. Waiting in the wings for a similar takeover are the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering
and math. In the eyes of the diversity and inclusiveness czars, the STEM fields don't have a pleasing mixture of
blacks, Hispanics and women. The effort to get this "pleasing mix" is doing great damage to how science is taught and
evaluated, threatening innovation and American competitiveness. Universities and other institutions have started
watering down standards and requirements in order to attract more minorities and women. Some of the arguments for doing
so border on insanity.
How Identity Politics Is
Harming the Sciences. Identity politics has engulfed the humanities and social sciences on American campuses;
now it is taking over the hard sciences. The STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and
math — are under attack for being insufficiently "diverse." The pressure to increase the representation of
females, blacks, and Hispanics comes from the federal government, university administrators, and scientific societies
themselves. That pressure is changing how science is taught and how scientific qualifications are evaluated.
The results will be disastrous for scientific innovation and for American competitiveness.
banned from restaurant for profanity-laced rant against white children, university investigating. A white
professor at Rutgers University is being investigated by the school for a Facebook post captured by The Daily Caller that
railed against white children eating in a Harlem restaurant while he was there. "OK, officially, I now hate white
people," history professor James Livingston wrote in the post removed by Facebook for violating community standards.
Prof exposes $11 million payroll for 'diversicrats'
at UMich. The University of Michigan spends more than $11 million per year on salaries for 93 full-time
diversity employees, according to one of its own professors. Mark Perry, an economics and finance professor who is also
an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholar, recently convinced UM to conduct an internal investigation of 11 programs
that benefit female students while excluding men. While the university recently closed that investigation without
offering an explanation, Perry argues in a recent post on AEI's blog that UM has more than enough diversity-related resources
to conduct regular audits of its programs without prompting from a formal complaint.
WA Prof Who Refused to Leave Campus Over His 'Whiteness' Blasts College. The now-former Washington state
professor at the center of campus unrest over his refusal to leave campus based on his skin color returned to "Tucker Carlson
Tonight" to give an update on his situation.
University students: You can't be racist to white people. One freshman student's seemingly innocuous tweet about racism has ignited a
firestorm at Texas State University. Now other students are shaming her and asking her not to attend the university in the fall. [...] Backlash from
other Texas State students and Twitter users was almost immediate, with some individuals suggesting that it's impossible to be racist to white people.
State College students host 'No Whites Allowed' event for second year in a row, but at what cost? One year ago, members of the
Evergreen State College community asked white people to leave the campus in a "day of absence." Those who refused to give into such demands
sparked uncontrollable outrage from event planners and a chain of events led to mass chaos, national media coverage, and the exit of a few faculty
and staff. You'll remember students stormed a faculty meeting, disrupted classes, roamed the campus with baseball bats, blocked students and
staff from leaving the library, and successfully demanded that campus police give up their guns. Eventually, the chief of police resigned,
explaining that she had been given all of the responsibility, but none of the authority to keep people safe on campus. Professors Bret
Weinstein and Heather Heying, who were endlessly stalked and harassed, resigned from their tenured positions and sued the school.
At least four others followed.
Say Humanities 110 Should Not Include White or European Authors. Reedies Against Racism, a student group at
Reed College, is demanding that the school's Humanities 110 course remove all European texts and replace them with
non-European reading materials as "reparations for Humanities 110's history of erasing the histories of people of color,
especially black people." Whitewashed curricula are worth fighting. But the Oregon college will repeat the error
in the opposite direction if it decides that European and Mediterranean authors have nothing to contribute by virtue of their
whiteness. The activists already lobbied successfully for the Hum 110 (as it is called) curriculum to be altered,
through a series of protests in early April. These entailed interruptions of classes and thus clashes with other students
and professors, at least one of whom understandably disagreed with the idea that the course represented "white supremacy."
at Texas State University. A recent incident at Texas State University is all too representative of the atmosphere
with which those who deviate from the Creed of identity-politics must contend. Connor Clegg, a young white Republican student
and student body president, was impeached just two days before his term was set to expire. Those students from such
organizations as the Pan-African Action Committee, Latinas Unidas, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People Unit 6875-B, Texas Rising for LGBTQIA Equality, and the Student Community of Progressive Development who had been
pushing for Clegg's ouster erupted in cheers when his impeachment was announced. The reader will get one guess
as to the charge that these groups brought against Clegg and that led to his removal. The College Fix reports
that Clegg was ousted "following allegations of racism," allegations that in turn fueled the charge that he failed to
represent "all students."
'White Privilege' Indoctrination In Our Public Schools. [Sean] Fitzgerald sheds light on the stealth ways this
radical programming is being introduced, as well as its devastating effects on students. The video was produced in
conjunction with the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Stop K-12 Indoctrination campaign. [Video clip]
Indoctrinating Our Children. At the Edina School District in Edina, Minnesota, all employees, even bus drivers,
must take "Equity and Racial Justice Training" instructing them that "dismantling white privilege" is at the core of the
district's mission. They must acknowledge their racial guilt, and embrace the district's "equity" ideology.
Last fall in Thinking Minnesota magazine, Katherine Kersten authored, "Whose values? Educational Excellence
Threatened by Ideology in Edina Schools." As she learned, district bosses were more occupied with "white racism," dressed up
as a concern for "equity" but in reality "an oppressive ideology with authoritarian undercurrents that steamrolls students and
intimidates parents." Some Edina parents had never heard of the "white privilege" concept until it turned up in an
eighth-grade class on "21st Century Literacy Skills." On social media, one parent noted, "this is a mandatory class!" and
part of the official curriculum. It also featured tests, and if students failed to answer in politically correct fashion,
teachers took points away.
parents furious after 7-year-old, 'the only white girl in her class,' cast to play supremacist. A Georgia school district
is investigating after a 7-year-old student, "the only white girl in her class," according to her father, was cast to play a segregationist
in a school play. In a video of the play, 7-year-old Anastasia Bertram, playing the part of a segregationist, yelled at a group of
black children to "go away, you don't belong here!" She then marched with a sign that read, "Go home," on one side and "Cursed is
the man who integrates" on the other, ABC-affiliated WSB-TV reported.
district pulls 2 classic novels off required reading list, citing racial slurs. District officials in Duluth,
Minnesota, schools have removed "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" from the required reading
list because of racial slurs in the books, CBS Minnesota reports. Michael Cary, the district's director of curriculum
and instruction, told The Duluth News Tribune the books will still be optional reading and available in the school libraries,
but they'll be replaced next year by other books that touch the same topics without language that makes students uncomfortable.
The Editor says...
Nobody ever worried about making students uncomfortable when I was that age.
Progressives Use Race as a Weapon Against Our Country. [T]o believe the Democratic Party platform one has to
believe that the historic Civil Rights movement, which led to the Civil Rights Acts was an abject failure and achieved
nothing. Such extreme condemnations originate, and are intended, as attacks on America itself — on the
American idea and its achievements. This is the meaning of the nationwide protests of the national anthem, and the
attempt by the California NAACP to delegitimize and replace it as "racist," and by the numerous attempts to destroy monuments
to Thomas Jefferson and other American Founders, as though their legacy was not one of freedom but oppression. The
curricula of American schools originally designed to educate the citizens of a democracy are increasingly devoted to the
doctrine that whites are racists, that America oppresses "people of color," and that "whiteness" is a socio-political
"construct" which must be abolished. As one Texas State college student, echoing Obama, wrote in his school paper,
"White DNA is an abomination." Nor is this a view confined to students and their teachers, but rather one with broad
currency among the nation's intellectual elites.
High School pulls 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' over casting diversity outcry. When Ithaca High School announced
last fall that the spring musical would be "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," high school senior Annabella Mead-VanCort's mother,
Eliza VanCort, wrote a letter to school administrators. Mother and daughter were thrilled that a musical with a leading
role of a female of color would be performed on the school's stage. They would be keeping an eye on this production,
Eliza wrote in the letter in late November. "And then they cast it the way they did," Annabella said. "And then
we decided to write letters." A white actress was cast in the role of Esmeralda, a Romani gypsy living in 15th-century
Paris. Maddi Carroll, a 17-year-old senior at Ithaca High School and member of Students United Ithaca, was cast in the
ensemble and quit in November due to the casting of Esmeralda.
a Public School Social Justice Factory. For decades, the public schools of Edina, Minnesota, were the gold
standard among the state's school districts. Edina is an upscale suburb of Minneapolis, but virtually overnight, its
reputation has changed. Academic rigor is unraveling, high school reading and math test scores are sliding, and
students increasingly fear bullying and persecution. The shift began in 2013, when Edina school leaders adopted the
"All for All" strategic plan — a sweeping initiative that reordered the district's mission from academic excellence
for all students to "racial equity." "Equity" in this context does not mean "equality" or "fairness." It means
racial identity politics — an ideology that blames minority students' academic challenges on institutional racial
bias, repudiates Martin Luther King, Jr.'s color-blind ideal, and focuses on uprooting "white privilege."
Minnesota Kindergarten Class Teaches Children About 'White Privilege'. A public school district in Minnesota is
taking a radical social justice approach to the education of their youngest children. Young students in the Edina
School District in Edina, Minnesota, will be introduced to the concept of "white privilege" as early as kindergarten, according
to a new report from the Weekly Standard. The report details some of the unusual practices of the district.
Privilege: An Article of Left-Wing Faith. Until thinking Americans who vote for much needed school budgets or fork over
thousands of dollars of college tuition money start demanding an end to "this imposition of white guilt and universal black innocence," the
left will continue to pit "various groups of people against one another simply because of the melanin level of their skin."
You Are an Unconscious
Racist! In an age where race was becoming less and less important after the triumphs of the Civil Rights
movement, they needed something to stoke the fires or racial animosity. Enter the Implicit Association Test. You
might laugh or scoff at this sort of high level academic nonsense masquerading as social science. After all, most
all high level academic social science these days is serves a political narrative. But the cornball Implicit
Association Test is more than a laugh line, it's outright dangerous and immoral. This unconscious racism nonsense drove
policing policy during the Obama administration. It led to lectures, and consent decrees, and lots of your tax dollars
flowing to consultants and teachers and programs designed to teach police they were all unconscious racists — so they
better not pull out their weapon too soon. They better delay the use of deadly force, because they all unconscious racists.
Anti-conservative SPLC now has chapters on 100+
campuses. The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that maintains a list of conservative "hate groups,"
now has more than 100 chapters on college campuses across the country. Chapters are expected to distribute materials
such as a guide to the "alt-right on campus," as well as "further the SPLC's goals by raising awareness of the growth and
activities of hate and extremists groups."
Prof says 'male-dominated' textbooks deter women
from Econ. A University of Michigan professor recently presented a paper at the annual meeting of the American
Economic Association arguing that "male-dominated" textbooks may be partly to blame for the lack of women in the field.
Betsey Stevenson found that 77% of the people represented in 8 leading texts are male, and concluded that "concrete steps"
are needed to make textbooks "reflect the diversity of the student body we would ideally like to attract."
Studies Coordinator's Checklist Determines Your Level of Support for White Supremacy. What does this even have
to do with academics? Nothing. Serious study is being replaced with social justice activism.
College Secrets. Donna Riley, a professor at Purdue University's School of Engineering Education, published an
article in the most recent issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Engineering Education, positing that academic rigor is a
"dirty deed" that upholds "white male heterosexual privilege." Riley added that "scientific knowledge itself is gendered,
raced, and colonizing." Would you hire an engineering education graduate who has little mastery of the rigor of
engineering? What does Riley's vision, if actually practiced by her colleagues, do to the worth of degrees in
engineering education from Purdue held by female and black students? Sympathizing with Riley's vision is Rochelle
Gutierrez, a math education professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her recent book, she
says the ability to solve algebra and geometry problems perpetuates "unearned privilege" among whites. Educators
must be aware of the "politics that mathematics brings" in society. She thinks that "on many levels, mathematics
itself operates as Whiteness."
Prof Declares Meritocracy a Sign of White Supremacy. Let's be honest. The Democrat Party is now openly
pushing Communism on US campuses. English professor Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt put together a checklist for white
supremacy. Dutt-Ballerstadt tells students that if you believe in meritocracy — or awarding people according
to their accomplishments or excellence — is a sign of white supremacy. Of course, this is an openly
Communist idea that Democrats are pushing on college campuses.
Kids Are Being Taught They're Flawed if They're White. The American Left has morphed into our newest
religion. With frightening similarities to Islam, the religion of the Left "is an authoritarian movement that wants
total compliance with its dictates," says Daniel Greenfield, journalism fellow at the Freedom Center, "with severe
punishments for those who disobey." In my new book, "Tyranny of the Minority," I warn that "a Hillary Clinton victory
might have placed us closer to a political inquisition in which conservatives would be given the chance to confess and
recant. In that scenario, unrepentant conservatives would be deported." Is that so far-fetched? I don't think
so. Why? Because an inquisition aimed at white people is already underway.
day of 'White Racism' class at Florida university brings police presence. The class, according to its course
description, will confront "white racism and white supremacy." It will examine "racist ideologies, laws, policies and
practices" that "maintain white racial domination." Its title is short but provocative and, to some, problematic.
As word spread that Florida Gulf Coast University will offer a course called "White Racism," controversy inevitably followed
and homed in on the professor who designed the course and came up with the title. Messages such as "What about black
racism?" "You're the problem in this country," and "If this was a racist country, you wouldn't have a job" bombarded his
inbox and voice mail, said Ted Thornhill, an assistant professor in the university's sociology department.
police presence planned for start of 'White Racism' class. When a "White Racism" class meets Tuesday [1/9/2018]
at Florida Gulf Coast University, at least two campus police officers will be on guard as a precaution. Today marks the
start of the spring semester at FGCU, and Tuesday will be the first time the class meets. The course has caused
controversy due to its name and garnered national media attention. "We have prepared for any possible distractions
related to Tuesday's first class of the White Racism course, but we are expecting normal campus civility as our students engage
in this and other courses at the spring semester's start," Susan Evans, FGCU's spokeswoman and chief of staff, said in an email.
Ugly Racism of 'Whiteness Studies' Programs. [Scroll down] Out of this mindset grew the academic field of
Whiteness Studies — a.k.a. Critical Whiteness Studies — which first made its way onto college
campuses in the early 1990s. And from its inception, this discipline bore no resemblance whatsoever to other
group-identity-based curricula like Black Studies, Chicano Studies, and Women's Studies. Whereas those fields
steadfastly celebrated their respective groups and emphasized their status as innocent victims of societal oppression,
Whiteness Studies depicted whites uniformly as malevolent oppressors of people with darker complexions. They weren't
Italians, or Brits, or Poles, or Germans — they were just depraved white miscreants, best known for their many
crimes against humanity. As Jeff Hitchcock, the co-founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of White
American Culture, said in 1998 at the Third National Conference on Whiteness: "There is plenty to blame whiteness
for. There is no crime that whiteness has not committed against people of color. There is no crime that we have
not committed even against ourselves.... We must blame whiteness for the continuing patterns today that deny the rights of
those outside of whiteness and which damage and pervert the humanity of those of us within it." And absolutely nothing
has changed in the field of Whiteness Studies in the years since then.
Academic: Teachers must prevent 'assimilation'
of 'whiteness'. An academic paper published by the SIT Graduate Institute calls on educators to "promote racial
identity exploration" so that students of color do not "assimilate" into the dominant culture. The author, Hadiel
Mohamed, says her research "aims to answer how educators can incorporate ethnic/racial identity development in the classroom
for youth of color who are driven to pursue Whiteness," making clear as she goes along that she views "assimilation" as an
unambiguously negative outcome. "Historically, our education system has been used as an oppressive tool for people of
color," she contends, attributing the condition to "the lack of representation within adults, distance caused by one-sided
material, denial of racial tensions or experiences, and implicit bias from educators, classmates, and administration."
Calls for Overthrow of 'White Democracy,' Violate Laws of 'White Man's Constitution'. he video above features
Diablo Valley College Professor Albert Ponce telling his class they "must destroy" the foundation's of the United States
because it was built on laws created by white men. The footage was published last week by The Red Elephants after a
student sent in the video taken during a lecture called "White Supremacy in the USA." [...] The laws written by Jefferson and
the other Founding Fathers in the Constitution should be violated, Ponce argues, simply because they were written by white
men. The professor believes our founding document "should be called a white man's constitution." This from a man
who considers Karl Marx "one of the most profound thinkers in the history of Western philosophy."
claim farmers' markets cultivate racism: 'Habits of white people are normalized'. Two professors from San Diego
State University claim in a new book that farmers' markets in urban areas are weed-like "white spaces" responsible for
oppression. Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J Bosco are part of an anthology released this month titled "Just
Green Enough." The work, published by Routledge, claims there is a correlation between the "whiteness of farmers' markets"
and gentrification. "Farmers' markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are
normalized," the SDSU professors write, the education watchdog Campus Reform reported Wednesday [12/27/2017].
'Mathematics Itself Operates as Whiteness'. A math-education professor at the University of Illinois wrote
about some of the more racist aspects of math in a new anthology for teachers, arguing that "mathematics itself operates as
Whiteness." "Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part
of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White," Rochelle Gutierrez wrote, according to an article in Campus
Reform. Confused? Think that math is just math? Well, you're wrong; math might as well be called
"white math," because as Gutierrez explained, "curricula emphasizing terms like Pythagorean theorem and pi perpetuate
a perception that mathematics was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans."
University teaches white employees how to overcome
the 'discomfort' of being white. A two-day professional development conference held recently at the University
of Michigan included a training session that aimed to help white employees deal with their "whiteness" so they could become
better equipped to fight for social justice causes, according to organizers. Participants who took part in the
"Conversations on Whiteness" session, held December 5 during the university's Student Life Professional Development
Conference, were taught to "recognize the difficulties they face when talking about social justice issues related to their
White identity, explore this discomfort, and devise ways to work through it," the university's website states.
Ivy League College Just Took Self-Identification to a Whole New Level. Brown University decided to change its
graduate program's application process. The change would allow potential students to 'self-identify' as a person of
color, The College Fix reported. Apparently, the university decided to make the change after faculty complained that
international and Asian American students weren't being "treated as members of historically underrepresented groups." Because
of the lack of recognition, some students were missing out on invitations to multicultural events. This policy is said to
help the university reach its goal of doubling historically underrepresented groups by 2022, the Brown Daily Herald reported.
University Will Allow Students to 'Self-Identify' as a Person of Color. Brown University has announced a change
to their application process that will allow applicants to "self-identify" as a person of color. According to The
College Fix, the policy is the result of complaints made by Asian-American and international students that they aren't yet
categorized as members of historically underrepresented groups. Historically, Brown has restricted minority status to
"American Indian, Alaskan Native, African American, Hispanic or Latinx and Native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islander" students.
Diversity Chief RESIGNS for Saying White People Can Be Diverse Too. Oh the controversy. A woman admits
that white people are humans too. Why would anybody spill the beans that white people should be included when diversity
is discussed. After all, white people are not the majority people on earth. They only happen to be the
majority people where most civilized cultures exists.
Not Okay To Be White. "Can my children be friends with white people?" This bizarre question is the basis of
a New York Times op-ed published Sunday, and the author answers it with a "no," albeit with some exceptions. "History
has provided little reason for people of color to trust white people in this way [of genuine friendship], and these recent
months have put in the starkest relief the contempt with which the country measures the value of racial minorities," writes
Ekow N. Yankah, a law professor at Yeshiva University.
school in Minnesota requires English course aimed at eradicating white privilege. A public high school in
Minnesota implemented a required, race-based English course aimed at eradicating "white privilege," but it wasn't billed that
way to students or parents, according to a public policy organization. "Pre-AP English 10 constitutes an abuse of
parents' trust, taxpayers' money and — most importantly — vulnerable children," Katherine Kersten, a
senior policy fellow for the Center of the American Experiment, told Fox News. "Edina citizens should hold district
leaders accountable for substituting political indoctrination for a real education."
Is Not 'White'. Recently, the NYC Board of Regents decided to loosen the certification process for new teachers,
since not enough of their P.C. diversity quota were passing these qualifying tests. Are we to believe that adults choosing
the noble profession of teaching who cannot read, write, speak, or calculate to an established rigorous level (a level any parent
expects) should be granted exemptions owing to some diversity goal? Can't jump over the bar? Let's lower it, then!
Prof: Algebra, geometry perpetuate white privilege.
Gutierrez worries that algebra and geometry perpetuate privilege because "emphasizing terms like Pythagorean theorem and pi"
give the impression that math "was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans." She also worries that evaluations of
math skills can perpetuate discrimination against minorities, especially if they do worse than their white counterparts.
Claims Math, Algebra And Geometry Promote 'White Privilege'. A University of Illinois math professor believes
that algebra and geometry perpetuate "white privilege" because Greek terms give Caucasians unearned credit for the
subject. But that isn't the professor's only complaint. She also believes that evaluations for math proficiency
perpetuates discrimination against minority students, if they do worse than their white counterparts. Rochelle
Gutierrez argues in a newly published math education book for teachers that they must be aware of the identity politics
surrounding the subject of mathematics.
Minnesota is Ground Zero
in the Left's efforts to brainwash young people. [Scroll down] Teachers in Edina take the ideas of Freire,
Lenin, and Ayers seriously. At Edina's Highlands Elementary, teachers indoctrinate five-year-olds in order to radicalize
them and encourage them to become activists obsessed with race. The school district's "unrelenting focus on skin color is
the leading edge of a larger ideological campaign to shape students' attitudes and beliefs on a range of controversial
issues — most importantly, the familiar litany of 'race, class, gender,'" [Katherine] Kersten writes. While this
is happening "ordinary students are too often falling through the cracks and gifted education is languishing." Edina
embraces something called the All for All plan. Its "fundamental premise is that white racism — not socio-economic
factors like family breakdown — is the primary cause of the achievement gap."
Berkeley holds early orientations for 'special
populations'. The University of California, Berkeley invited certain "special populations" of new students to
move in a day early to attend racially-exclusive orientation sessions. Hispanic students, black students, Native
American students, and Asian American/Pacific Islander students were all invited to the events, which addressed concerns such
as mapping classes and financial aid.
AP and Honors classes will be decided by skin color, not intelligence. A Virginia high sent a disturbing letter
to parents and students announcing they would be selecting students for Advanced Placement and honors classes at least partly
based on skin color, a concerned parent told Fox News. [...] "Through our collective work, advanced classes such as AP and
Honors will have proportional representation," read the letter. "Proportional representation is 40% White, 35% Hispanic,
12% African American, 10% mixed race." The letter went on to explain that public schools across the country "continue
to see outcomes that are disproportionate by race and social class."
University Diversity Officer Under Investigation After Anti-White Racist Rant. Jason Osamede Okundaye, Ethnic
Minorities Officer for Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge, is being investigated after cheering on violent
'Black Lives Matter' rioters in an extraordinary anti-white online rant. "ALL whites people are racist," tweeted the
Cambridge Ethnic Minorities Officer, as rioters protesting the death of alleged drug dealer Rashan Jermaine Charles attacked
police and members of the public in Dalston, East London.
Prof: 'ALL white people are racist,' 'ALL men are
sexist'. A Georgetown University law professor recently declared on social media that "all white people are
racist" and "all men are sexist." Preston Mitchum even told Campus Reform that simply being a part of "any dominant
group when it comes to race, gender, sexuality, etc. contributes to the oppression of other groups."
Kent State offers minorities-only orientation,
mentorship. Kent State University will kick off the school year with a four-day orientation program held
exclusively for minority students. Following the "Kupita/Transiciones" orientation, African American, Latino American,
and Native American students are assigned a mentor to periodically check in with them throughout the year.
geographers encourage colleagues not to cite research of white men. Two feminist geographers are encouraging
their colleagues to be more mindful about citing the research of white males because doing so contributes to "the
reproduction of white heteromasculinity of geographical thought and scholarship." Writing in "Gender, Place &
Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography," Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne argue that considering an author's gender,
race or sexuality prior to citation can be an effective "feminist and anti-racist technology of resistance that demonstrates
engagement with those authors and voices we want to carry forward." The authors point out that whether an academic's
research is cited by his peers has significant implications for promotion, tenure and influence. Therefore, to cite
only white men "does a disservice to researchers and writers who are othered by white heteromasculinism."
White Guilt, and the Politics of Absurdity. Over a hundred million white Americans trace their ancestry to immigrants who passed
through Ellis Island, which didn't open until 1900. Most white Americans are descendants from people who came to these shores long after
slavery was extinguished. The indictment of all white people for the evil of slavery because they share skin color with slave owners is
an indulgence in absurdity. We are told not to judge all Muslims as terrorists or all blacks responsible for the crimes of individual
blacks. Yet, for whites, the collective guilt is unending. It is propagated in our universities under the now theological dictates
of white privilege and white guilt.
Islands of Intolerance. Is there no limit to the level of disgusting behavior on college campuses that parents,
taxpayers, donors and legislators will accept? Colleges have become islands of intolerance, and as with fish, the rot
begins at the head. Let's examine some recent episodes representative of a general trend and ask ourselves why we
should tolerate it plus pay for it. Students at Evergreen State College harassed biology professor Bret Weinstein
because he refused to leave campus, challenging the school's decision to ask white people to leave campus for a day of
diversity programming. The profanity-laced threats against the faculty and president can be seen on a YouTube video
titled "Student takeover of Evergreen State College."
Fires Minority Professor After Racist Diatribe on Tucker Carlson Tonight. I didn't think this day would ever
come, considering the bigoted Leftist philosophy that has conquered higher education. But a college has actually fired
a professor for making racist anti-white comments. A minority female professor. Such a status is probably why
Professor Lisa Durden thought she could say whatever racist garbage she wished during an interview with Tucker Carlson.
However, what passes as acceptable on campus was a massive embarrassment when on national television, so she is now out of a job.
profane, anti-white messages cause campus controversy. The professor's incredibly offensive Facebook postings
and hashtags were originally reported by Campus Reform. [...] Ironically, Professor Williams teaches about race and racism.
Who Made Belligerent Appearance On Tucker Carlson Tonight Suspended Indefinitely. A former professor at Essex
County College was indefinitely suspended two days after her heated appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." Lisa Durden
was told that she had to cancel her classes and report to Essex County College's human resources department two days after a
June 6 appearance on the prime time Fox News show. School officials then indefinitely suspended her. [...] Durden went
off on the show in defense of a black-only Memorial Day party organized by Black Lives Matter, dodging a direct question from
Carlson on whether it's okay to exclude people based on race.
on Fox News cost me my job, professor claims. On June 8, Lisa Durden, a producer, filmmaker and media
commentator, arrived at Essex County College in Newark to teach her speech class. It was the closing days of the summer
session and Durden was already set for the fall semester. She was listed as a returning adjunct professor to teach mass
communication and popular culture and two effective speech courses. Two days before, she had appeared as a political commentator
on the Fox News show "Tucker Carlson Tonight," invited to give her opinion as to why Black Lives Matter organizers held a Memorial
Day event in Brooklyn for black people only. When she arrived on campus June 8, Durden was abruptly suspended.
White Professor Awarded $4.9M After Being
Fired From Black College To Make It 'Blacker'. A white teacher was awarded almost $5 million in a racial
discrimination suit after being fired by administrators at the historically black college of Harris-Stowe State University
who were intent on making the college "blacker."
Professor Fired From Black College Gets $4.9 Million. A Missouri appeals court upheld a $4.85 million racial
discrimination award to a white teacher who was fired from Harris-Stowe State University, an historically black
college. A trial jury awarded Elizabeth Wilkins $1.35 million in compensatory damages and $3.5 million in punitive
damages on her claim that she was fired in favor of less senior black teachers. She also claimed Dr. Latisha
Smith, the temporary co-chair for Harris-Stowe's Teacher Education Department, repeatedly proclaimed her belief in "black
power" in emails.
Progress. Over the past couple weeks, Evergreen has leapfrogged over Yale, Mizzou, and even Berkeley to become
the most eagerly self-castrating school of higher learning in the US of A. Reaching back to the 1970s, the school has
hosted an annual "Day of Absence" in which nonwhite students and faculty were encouraged to skip school and reflect elsewhere
on how [bad it was] to go to a racist school with racist teachers and racist students and racist buildings with racist
libraries full of all that racist knowledge, even though their educations were likely almost entirely funded by racist white
taxpayers. The annual holiday was supposed to underline what college life would be like without black people, which
presumably would make white students feel bad about themselves and possibly even lead to mass self-sterilization in the hope
of building a better future.
melts down over plan for white people-free day on campus. After protesters at a Washington state college called
for a day without white people, a biology professor says he no longer feels safe on campus — and student activists
complain they're being vilified by conservative media. Evergreen State College students said racial tensions have been
simmering in recent weeks, but reached a boiling point when a faculty member disagreed with their plans to protest what they
say is institutional racism at the Olympia campus, according to The Olympian.
The National Association of Scholars (NAS) presents a photo essay on a "black only" commencement exercise at Brown
University. Known as "blackalaureate," the event was held at a Providence hotel the day before actual
commencement. Graduating African-American students were inducted into something called Onyx, an organization that
celebrates the "transition from Black student to Black Alumni." During the real commencement, all the black and other
"students of color" (except Asians) marched at the front of the processional, with the white students behind. According
to NAS's reporter, since 1979 Brown's black students have been showcased at the front of the procession. Now, however,
the lead group has expanded to include Native Americans and other students of color. This apparently does not include
Asian or Asian American students, who were dispersed throughout the procession.
State College: The Poster School for Academic Rot. In the latest events at Evergreen we have on display
the radical subversion of academia's historical mission as the premiere civilizing cultural institution, for at Evergreen, it
is now savagery that rules. As it turns out, every year for the last several years, Evergreen would hold its annual
"Day of Absence." On this occasion, non-white students and faculty would stay home while white students and faculty would
attend "anti-racism" seminars and the like. This year, however, someone decided to reverse the agenda by encouraging
non-whites to come to campus and coercing whites to stay home.
to host a public workshop on how to 'reduce the impact of white privilege'. A public university in Washington
state is hosting a workshop Friday [5/26/2017] to 'reduce the impact of white privilege'. The seminar at Western Washington
University, in Bellingham, is a part of the school's Campus Equity and Inclusion Forums, and will be led by a history professor,
who is white, Randall Jimerson. It is designed for faculty, staff and students, and will incorporate presentations,
interactive exercises, and facilitated discussions in order to learn 'how to reduce expressions and effects of white privilege',
according to the university's website.
Madness reigns at Evergreen State College
as students 'take over'. A new video has surfaced of students this past week at Evergreen State College yelling
and ranting about everything from "racist white teachers" and "white-a** administrators" to "black power!" during a
so-called "meeting" with President George Bridges and other college administrators. Apparently, the activists are
not pleased that this recording made its way to the Internet at large.
Mob Shrieks at Professor Who Objected to Event That Kicks White People Off Campus for a Day. Evergreen State
College students have berated a professor and called for his resignation after he objected to an event where white students
were asked to leave the campus for a day. Bret Weinstein, a biology professor at the university, sent out an email
criticizing the purpose of this year's "Day Of Absence" event where, unlike in the past, white students and faculty members
were asked to leave campus to give space to people of color. Traditionally, the annual event is characterized by people
of color leaving the campus to show their contribution to the campus, while white students and faculty members are attending
'Abolition of Whiteness' course offered at Hunter
College. Hunter College will offer students an "Abolition of Whiteness" course this fall to discuss how "white
supremacy and violence" influence individual identity. The course fulfills one of four graduation requirements in
political science, and its instructor has requested that it be added to the list of courses that satisfy a diversity requirement.
Students harass white prof for questioning diversity
event. Hundreds of students marched through campus at Evergreen State College to protest what they consider
rampant racism at the school. The protesters demanded that Professor Bret Weinstein resign over an email he sent
questioning the decision to ask white people to leave campus for diversity programming, which he distinguished from a group
voluntarily absenting itself. They were also upset over a social media post in which a self-described liberal student
pointed out the absurdity of a demand for classes specifically for "black/brown people" by inserting "white people" into the
The End of Diversity. [Scroll down] Eventually,
of course, the Progs figured out that this was a loser so they moved onto celebrating diversity. Unlike tolerance or
sensitivity, diversity has the benefit of putting everyone on the same level. One race is as good as another. Men
and women can do all the same things. All cultures are the same. Modern life was going to be a celebration of the
beauty and variety of life! Well, except the white parts. [...] The internal incoherence of multiculturalism means that
they will forever have to be dashing about in an effort to keep the plates spinning. One day we're celebrating
diversity and the next day we're stoning a heretic for noting that people are different.
Separate but equal:
To Hold Blacks-Only Graduation Ceremony. In the name of progress, Harvard University will segregate graduation
ceremonies based on race. For real. "Aside from studying and taking grueling tests, if you're a minority, the
outer pressures of society make the already challenging coursework even more difficult. Knowing this, Black members of
the class of 2017 decided to form an individual ceremony. It's the first of its kind at the school in recent memory and
took nearly a year to plan," reports BET. "The separate graduation is an effort to highlight the aforementioned struggles
and resilience it takes to get through those."
Student reporter fed to wolves for challenging
anti-white prof. A student journalist was recently thrown under the bus by her school's campus newspaper after
she described a professor's comments about white people as disgraceful. The paper withdrew the entire issue from print
because the op-ed referred to a professor having "resigned in disgrace" from another job after racially provocative tweets,
which the editors called "unimpeachably false."
Angeles Middle School Faces Budget Cut For Having Too Many White People. Los Angeles parents are outraged after
their middle school announced budget cuts because there are too many white students, according to Sunday [3/26/2017]
reports. Walter Reed Middle School announced there would be layoffs and larger classes because the school's white
student body is too big, reports ABC 7. The Los Angeles Unified School District gives schools money only if
white students make up no more than thirty percent of the student population.
Caution: Offensive language throughout.
State Sponsors Event to Let Students Know that White People are Racist. As part of "Diversity Education Week,"
NC State's Union Activities Board hosted an event today called "Dear White People," in which white students are told directly
that they are racist.
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