Diversity, "black studies," and multiculturalism
in schools and universities


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.

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Revising history to fit the template of socialist politics

Students are taught to accept feminism and abortion

Lowered standards and dumbed-down schools

Spending more (for education) and getting less

Reverse discrimination

Affirmative action

Racial bias in college and university admissions.



'Racist' classics banned from schools: 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Huckleberry Finn,' 'Of Mice and Men,' and others.  A number of classic novels that have long been a staple of school curriculum have been axed from California's Burbank County because of concerns about racism.  "Until further notice, teachers in the area will not be able to include on their curriculum Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Theodore Taylor's The Cay and Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry," Newsweek confirmed late last week.  Four parents, three of them reportedly black, complained that the novels posed "potential harm" to the Burbank Unified School District's 400 black students.

University offers whites-only space for students to learn how they oppress nonwhites.  In an effort to combat systemic racism, Brandeis University's Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion division is setting aside spaces exclusively for white students.  The catch?  They will partake in anti-racist trainings.  Guided by a white staffer, Caucasian students who choose to participate will undergo a six-week training covering all things race so they can "come to a deeper understanding about how whiteness moves," according to the DEI office's website.  The training is in addition to their regular course load.  The end-game of the program is students engaging in "cross racial dialogues," which will help white students exchange ideas about race-related issues with students of other races — eventually.

"Not Pro-Black": Wisconsin Students Unanimously Vote To Remove Lincoln Statue As Racist.  We previously discussed the effort at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to have the famous statue of Abraham Lincoln removed as racist.  The student government has now voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that calls for the removal of the Abraham Lincoln statue on campus.  The students declared that the president who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, advocated for the 13th Amendment, and led the war against the South and slavery was "not pro-Black" and a "remnant of White Supremacy." That would likely have come as something of a surprise to John Wilkes Booth.

Unpacking Peggy McIntosh's Knapsack.  The concept of 'white privilege' was popularized by Peggy McIntosh in a 1989 paper written at Harvard University and titled, "White Privilege:  Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack."  It was written as a personal, experiential essay, and it details 26 ways in which McIntosh's skin color has been decisive in determining her life outcomes.  This hugely influential paper has been responsible for the subsequent proliferation of a rigidly enforced theory of privilege throughout social movements and university classrooms.  So central has this doctrine become to progressive politics, pedagogy, and activism, that to even question its validity is to invite the inquisitorial wrath of 'social justice' radicals.  But it is for this very reason that it is important to subject McIntosh's ideas to scrutiny.

Battling for the Youngest Minds.  One would expect that a deceptive narrative about colonial America, rebuked by a couple of dozen distinguished historians of that era, would promptly be pulled from the shelves and kicked to the curb.  Not so for the 1619 Project, the New York Times Magazine magnum opus that uses slavery as the force majeure to pass an idea off as factual history.  The 1619 Project has now been integrated into the curricula of at least 4500 elementary and high schools in California, Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York.  The illiberal embrace of this fictional work in scholastics is emblematic of a much larger battle now underway.  It is a no-holds-barred struggle to create a national education system that breeds antipathy in schoolchildren towards their identity, parents, descendants, and country. [...] The extent to which critical social and racial justice, white privilege, and revisionist assumptions of history has crept into the elementary school curricula in the past decade is quite remarkable.

Critical Race Theory And The Disunited States of Oppression.  Is there any clearer sign of how privileged a society is than the disproportionate amount of time that society spends guilting citizens over how privileged they are?  I'll never forget the first time I encountered "critical race theory" and its overbearing adherents at my alma mater, Oberlin College, in the 1990s.  Multicultural studies were all the rage.  Higher education officials had torpedoed Western civilization curriculum requirements at prestigious universities nationwide.  The ululations of the aggrieved reached a fever pitch as anti-white extremists demanded separate academic departments, dorms, graduation ceremonies and deans in the name of justice and equality.  The entire spectacle was as self-indulgent as it was comical.  Spoiled white limousine liberals' children lectured me — a child of Filipino immigrants who came from a Third World country colonized by the Spanish, overtaken by Americans and occupied by the Japanese — for thinking and acting "white" because I opposed race-based affirmative action policies.  A miserable feminist student castigated me for using the patriarchal term "exploit" (as in "exploiting an opportunity.")  Wealthy minority progressives — cloistered in their intolerant "safe spaces" on a campus full of entitled brats whose parents forked over $40,000 a year in tuition — whined about being systemically oppressed.  The whiners whined all their way through their senior theses to secure their worthless degrees.

University hosts 12-Step recovery program for WHITENESS.  The University of Minnesota hosted a webinar series aimed at helping white participants "recover" and learn about their "ties to white supremacy."  UMN's School of Social Work recently offered a virtual lecture using a "12 step" program like that used by Alcoholics Anonymous in order to help white people "recover and reclaim our full humanity."  The lecture titled, "Recovery from White Conditioning," is taught by school alumnus and therapist Cristina Combs and was hosted by the school's Center for Practice Transformation.  The program is a creation by Combs, a white woman who spent "years of struggling to navigate the role and presence of whiteness in her personal, academic, and professional journeys," according to the university's website.

The Editor says...
I must admit, the construction of that sort of psycho-babble is turning into an form of art.

Super Woke Update:  University Votes to Stop Calling Its English Department the ENGLISH Department.  On today's episode of "This Just in From the No Longer Hallowed Halls of Academia," we learn that "faculty members of color" at Cornell University in Ithica, New York, recently introduced a proposal to change the name of the school's English Department, because "racism."  Earlier this month, as reported by The Cornell Daily Sun, a "significant majority of the department approved the change and is now awaiting approval from college administration."  I'll go out on a limb and bet — how should I put this? — there isn't a snowball's chance the name change won't be approved.  Unanimously.

In Richmond's Public Schools, a Rabid BLM Leftist [is] at the Helm.  After almost three years at the helm of Richmond's public schools Superintendent Jason Kamras, a one-time education adviser to Barack Obama and devotee of Marxist professor Cornel West, has emerged as something much worse than an incompetent liberal do-gooder lording his Princeton and Harvard degrees over unsuspecting inner city black kids.  Kamras is a full-blown, far-left extremist spreading the poisonous teachings of Black Lives Matter and promoting Democrat policies which have led to some of the lowest proficiency test scores in the state.  Twenty-two out of 44 schools in his district are not fully accredited, one out of four students drop out before graduating high school and school buildings are badly in need of renovation or demolition, whichever comes first.  So, who and what does Kamras blame for the dismal conditions of city schools?  Racism (naturally), to be followed by, wealthy suburban people, inequity, lack of funding, and in one laughable case, President Trump's adversarial relationship with China.

University of Minnesota lecture features 12 step recovery program for whiteness.  The University of Minnesota's School of Social Work hosted a virtual lecture recently that aimed to teach white people about their white supremacy and how to counteract it by using a "12 step" program mirrored after the one used by people in Alcoholics Anonymous.  The two-hour "Recovery from White Conditioning" lecture, hosted through the school's Center for Practice Transformation, featured therapist Cristina Combs.  Combs is a University of Minnesota alumnus who created the white supremacy 12 step program "after years of struggling to navigate the role and presence of whiteness in her personal, academic, and professional journeys," according to the university's website.  The university's website indicates the lecture can earn viewers continuing education units.

Visiting professor claims Oberlin wouldn't hire her fulltime because she's white: lawsuit.  Oberlin College is facing another lawsuit.  This time, a former dance professor alleges the private, Ohio-based institution would not hire her for a tenure-track position because she is a white heterosexual, according to several news reports on the lawsuit.  Alice Blumenfeld, a visiting assistant professor of dance between 2018 and 2020, was denied a fair opportunity for a tenured position over her race and sexual orientation, alleges the lawsuit, filed in September.

Blacked-out picture
Brown U professor hates Israel so much she erases Jews from her photos of "Palestine".  About a week ago, Ariella Aisha Azoulay of Brown University gave an anti-Israel lecture at Cornell.  One of the attendees described the lecture this way:  ["]Today I attended a lecture given by Brown University professor Ariella Azoulay who had been invited to talk to a Cornell class in the school of architecture.  This lecture was afactual, ahistorical and steeped in antisemitic narratives to the extent that all photographs showing Jews or Israelis she had erased the image of the people because 'I can't bear to look at them.'  Deeply disturbing and profoundly depressing.["]  Sure enough, Azoulay tweeted her photos that she showed at the lecture, and they show all Jews who were the early pioneers of modern Israel are deliberately blacked out of the photos.


The Diversity Guidebook:  How to Politicize Everything.  [Scroll down]  In this case, a physician-instructor learned she was on the receiving end of a complaint filed by a first-year medical student at a well-known university.  Apparently, she had offended the student's "ethnic sensibilities."  The drama ensued over the instructor's selection of six slides (repeat six) showcasing a cross-section of patients for a basic course on taking a history and physical.  The student "felt" her ethnic group was shortchanged with only one slide featuring African-Americans.  When peering through a viewfinder of racism, where everything lacks racial parity, the student was bound to make a simple mathematical mistake.  Not that it should matter, but the instructor — who remains mindful of SJWs on campus — deliberately selected two slides of African-Americans, two of Hispanics and one Asian.  The token white patient made up the sixth slide.  There is a perverse irony to be drawn from the complaint.  Statistically speaking, African-American patients were actually over-represented, accounting for 33-1/3 percent of the slides, and 13 percent of the national population.

Elementary School Kids [are being] Taught That "Objectivity" and "Perfectionism" Are Racist Traits of "White Supremacy".  Children at an elementary school in Virginia are being taught that traits such as "objectivity" and "perfectionism" are 'racist' characteristics of "white supremacy."  Yes, really.  Author James Lindsay posted a screenshot of the lesson outline, which is apparently taken from a 2001 Dismantling Racism Workbook by authors Tema Okun and Kenneth Jones and is being taught to kids aged 6-11 at the Belvedere Elementary School in Virginia.  [Tweet]  The "15 characteristics of white supremacy" include "perfectionism," a "sense of urgency," "individualism," and "objectivity."  By discouraging positive concepts such as these by associating them with white supremacy, teachers are actually harming the chances of non-white children from progressing in school.  In other words, far from being anti-racist, the teachings are actually racist.

Marquette University mulling plan to implement 'black only' housing in response to student petition.  Marquette University is currently exploring ways to implement "black only housing" on its campus following student demands.  "Marquette will work toward creating a Black Living Learning Community in a residence hall," campus administrators said to the student body in a statement last month, adding that learning communities "bring together students with common majors or common interests."  The school's black student council started a petition, signed by over 1,500 people on Change.org in July, outlining a list of demands, including asking the university to "publicly recognize and apologize for the traumatic events that Black students experience on campus and the part Marquette has played in contributing to the experiences."

Diversity Über Alles:  Science Is Threatened by Identity Politics.  I have worked in academic science my entire life and I have never seen any sign of racism, systemic or otherwise.  On the contrary, I have seen people go to considerable lengths to aid able minorities.  Yet a petition is circulating nationally complaining that: women and "people of color" are under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math); that this is "systemic racism;" and that the cure is to change science (although it isn't put quite like that).  If enough signatures can be gathered, the petition is apparently to be published in Science, one of the two leading general-science journals (the other is Nature).

The myth of the 'stolen country'.  Last month, in the middle of the COVID panic, a group of freshmen at the University of Connecticut were welcomed to their campus via a series of online 'events'.  At one event, students were directed to download an app for their phones.  The app allowed students to input their home address, and it would piously inform them from which group of Native Americans their home had been 'stolen'.  We all know the interpretation of history on which this app is based.  The United States was founded by a monumental act of genocide, accompanied by larceny on the grandest scale.  Animated by racism and a sense of civilizational superiority, Columbus and his ilk sailed to the New World.  They exterminated whomever they could, enslaved the rest, and intentionally spread smallpox in hopes of solving the 'native question'.  Soon afterwards, they began importing slave labor from Africa.  They then built the world's richest country out of a combination of stolen land, wanton environmental destruction and African slave labor. [...] In Canada, in the greater Toronto school district, students are read a statement of apology, acknowledging European guilt for the appropriation of First Nations lands, before the national anthem is played over the PA system every morning.

Let the Winning Continue!  [Scroll down]  Then on Friday we got Secretary Betsy DeVos's letter to Princeton that Paul is covering, saying that if Princeton is serious about its complicity in racism then it may well be in violation of civil rights laws and risks forfeiting its federal aid.  More of this please!  I hope and expect that the general counsels of a great many virtue-signaling universities will receive similar letters soon.

Critical Race Theory in American Classrooms.  Two weeks ago, President Trump issued an executive order to root out critical race theory "trainings" from federal government agencies.  Russell Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget, explained that "these types of 'trainings' not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce."  CNN anchor Brian Stelter credited City Journal contributing editor Christopher Rufo for bringing this issue to the administration's attention through his investigative journalism, featured prominently on Tucker Carlson Tonight.  Working with whistleblowers, Rufo documented that NASA spent half a million dollars on "power and privilege sexual education workshops," that the FBI was holding weekly "intersectionality" workshops, and that Sandia National Laboratories, which designs America's nuclear weapons, held a three-day reeducation camp to deconstruct "white male culture."  Cancelling these conferences, workshops, and seminars is an overdue and salutary step, but a more formidable task lies ahead:  rooting out identity-politics propaganda from America's public schools.

Progressives Seek To Make Segregation Great Again.  The progressive left touts segregation on college campuses.  You have probably already heard of minority students requesting separate dorm facilities and safe spaces.  But there is another aspect of college life that the left wants to segregate:  Graduations.  Virginia Tech University recently started offering ten segregated graduation ceremonies that are separated by race, sexuality, and other identity groups.  Students are allowed to participate in the graduation of their choosing.  The ceremonies are open to anyone who wishes to attend, but the participants must fall into the right category.

Ohio University considers minorities-only gym: report.  Ohio University leaders were reportedly considering the creation of a workout room that would be designated for minority students, although a campus official has since clarified the room would be open to all students.  The original suggestion was one of at least three ideas proposed by a campus diversity leader as she and student leaders brainstorm plans to redevelop a portion of largely unused racquetball courts at the public institution.

Separate but equal:
Black Harvard Students Want Their Own Graduation.  Black students at Harvard University are organizing a graduation ceremony of their own this year to recognize the achievements of black students and faculty members some say have been overlooked.

Segregation-Loving Ivy League Students Demand Separate-But-Equal Dorms.  A gaggle of 17 far-left student groups at Princeton University released a lengthy "solidarity" statement in the campus newspaper which complains about all the racially integrated housing on campus and asks for racially segregated housing.  "The events in Charlottesville, Va., have made the presence of neo-Nazism and white nationalism in the United States undeniable," the students group declare in their Daily Princetonian statement seeking separate housing based on skin color.  "At a white-serving and male-serving institution like Princeton University — with ties to slavery and racial and gendered exclusion — we must hold our university and each other accountable," the pro-segregation statement says.

University offers segregated housing to shield black students from 'microaggressions'.  Segregated housing will now be available to black students at California State University Los Angeles as a means of combating "microaggressions" and "racially insensitive remarks."  School officials have honored requests by CSLA's Black Student Union and will offer "housing space delegated for Black students" at the Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community.  CSLA spokesman Robert Lopez told education watchdog the College Fix on Tuesday [9/6/2016] via email that its segregated housing will also focus on "academic excellence and learning experiences that are inclusive and non-discriminatory."

UConn building 'black-only' living space to promote scholarship.  Faced with alarmingly low graduation rates for black males, the University of Connecticut is trying something it calls bold — and critics call segregation.  The school's main campus in Storrs has launched a program slated for fall in which 40 black male undergraduates live together in on-campus housing.  Proponents believe the students can draw on their common experiences and help each other make it to commencement.  But others cringe at the idea of black-only housing, saying it turns decades of hard-fought racial progress on its head.

The Editor says...
Where's the separate but equal whites-only dorm?  Wouldn't white students find it easier to study with no blacks around?  Whaaaat?  That rationale only works in one direction?  This whole idea is an example of "the soft bigotry of low expectations."*  In this case it is assumed that blacks can't make it to graduation except under the most favorable conditions.

Black-only dorm at UConn
This University Is Building a Black Only Residence.  The University of Connecticut has an unusual perspective on diversity.  UConn is building a separate residence for black males.  They think this racially segregated housing will help with retention and graduation.  The university hopes to "make UConn feel like home" and match students with like-minded peers. [...] Dr. Erik Hines, a professor of educational psychology at UConn said black students are graduating at a lower rate "so the University of Connecticut was forward-thinking in bringing a solution to this issue."  There is absolutely no common sense in this solution.  What if we had an only white residence?


Separate but equal facilities are acceptable again!
Kellogg and Brown University to Offer Segregated Dinners for Black, Muslim Students.  Liberal Brown University is set to offer segregated dinners for black and Muslim students on the tail of recent Antifa protests that have turned violent over the last few months.  Purporting to offer "racial reconciliation," Brown administrators took a $300,000 grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to "break down racial hierarchies and create a positive narrative about race in the community," the College Fix reported.  The money was supplied by donations by liberal organizations such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Newman's Own Foundation.

Clemson lecturer turns technical writing course into social justice seminar.  According to the syllabus circulated by lecturer Victoria Houser, the central text the class will be using is Race After Technology:  Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code by Ruha Benjamin.  The book's promotional materials say it "cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity."  Benjamin, an associate professor of African American studies at Princeton University, has argued that racism is endemic in technology, such as when a Google Maps glitch read "Malcolm X Boulevard" as "Malcolm Ten Boulevard" or when all the beauty contest winners in a competition judged by robots "were white and only one finalist had visibly dark skin."

Cut the Chaff.  If like me you're disgusted with the corporate, political, and academic nonsense about "systemic racism" which now covers everything, including being on time for appointments, mowing your lawn, doing your homework, and speaking and writing standard English, Secretary of education Betsy De Vos seems deftly to have called the bluff of these virtue signalers.  Christopher Eisgruber, president of Princeton University, sent a missive to the university community admitting that his institution was plagued by "institutional racism."  Doubtless he intended this merely to add to the sickening masochistic white male limbo dance. [...] Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, discriminating on the grounds of race, color, or national origin can cost an institution federal funding.  (Princeton received over $75 million in federal aid in the seven years Eisgruber headed it.)  The Secretary of Education rather quickly informed Eisgruber that her Department had opened an investigation into racism at Princeton.

Epic: Princeton Declares Itself Racist, Betsy Devos Immediately Opens an Investigation Into Their Racism.  Sometimes, something happens in politics that is just too perfect.  That happened today, after Princeton University went public to declare itself systemically racist.  Betsy Devos, who heads the Department of Education, decided to respond to their admission in kind.  I mean, she can't just sit idly by after a school admits to violating civil rights, right?

After Admitting Its 'Racism' Feds Say Princeton Can Lose Federal Funding for Violating Civil Rights Act.  Oh, this is fantastic:  Last week Princeton University "admitted" that it is steeped in "racism."  Now the Depart. of Education says that the school could lose its funding for violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  On Sept. 2, President Christopher Eisgruber published an open letter claiming that "racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton" and that "racist assumptions" are "embedded in structures of the University itself."  But now, the Dept. of Education says that if Princeton is admitting that it is rife with racism, then it has violated the law and should lose all its federal support.

Education Dept.  Opens Investigation into Princeton after President Claims Racism 'Embedded' in University.  The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Princeton University after the Ivy League school's president claimed racism is "embedded" at the university, the Washington Examiner reported on Thursday [9/17/2020].  Princeton president Christopher L. Eisgruber made the assertion in an open letter published September 2, which addressed in part the protests and riots over the summer following the police killing of George Floyd.

The Editor says...
Why would you want to be the president of a racist university?  If the school wasn't racist when you arrived, but now it is, whose fault is that?

University of Chicago's English Department declares it will only accept applicants interested in working 'in and with Black studies' for its next graduate admissions cycle.  The University of Chicago's English Department declared it will only accept applicants interested in 'working in and with Black studies' for its 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle.  In a statement uploaded to the English department's website in July, the faculty announced their commitment to the 'struggle of Black and indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality'.  'For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black studies,' the statement adds.

Will Virginia teach critical race theory to kindergartners?  This week, the Virginia Board of Education will meet to discuss a report that may promote destructive racial ideologies — the August 2020 "Report from the Governor's African American History Education Commission."  James Sherlock laments "the fiercely negative approach to the teaching of African American history offered by the Governor's Commission."  He says says its "Report is critical race theory brought to life.  It represents the most thoroughly negative view of America's history and pessimism about its future as a nation that I have ever encountered in a government document anywhere.  Many universities have had success at radicalization.  This recommends an earlier start.  Kindergarten."

U of Chicago English Dept Won't Accept Anyone Unless They're in Black Studies.  The cultural revolution decimating academia and turning it into a hollow shell for radical indoctrination only grows more crudely shameless with each cycle.  It's not enough to just jettison Shakespeare or rename buildings.  No, you will only be allowed to work with Black Studies.  A memo from what used to be the University of Chicago English Department.  ["]For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies.["]

University's Center for Social Justice and Inclusion Hosts Race-Segregated Virtual Events.  The University of Michigan-Dearborn's Center for Social Justice and Inclusion states that its mission is to "celebrate the uniqueness" of each student and "remove barriers" to full participation in campus life.  But this laudable goal would appear to be at odds with the actual practices of the center, which include hosting race-segregated virtual events.  This week, the center advertised an online discussion session for "students that do not identify as people of color" — white students, in other words.  A separate event — for students who are black, indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) — is also on the calendar.  The non-POC event is billed as "a space for students that do not identify as persons of color to gather and to discuss their experience as students on campus and as non-POC in the world."

Loyola University Chicago explores blacks-only freshman housing plan.  Loyola University Chicago recently said it continues to contemplate a proposal for a residential community for black students only.  The Catholic university on the north side of Chicago released an update on August 28 on a series of initiatives meant to address racial issues on campus.  The initiatives stem from 15 demands lodged in June by several student groups, led by the Black Cultural Center, and called "In Support of Black Students."

California Schools Kowtow to Black Lives Matter's Marxist Agenda.  [Scroll down]  Now, fast forward to the English 9 Ethnic Studies curriculum for the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) at the high school level.  The colorful syllabus for the course was sent to students as a Power Point in mid-August 2020.  In the first slide, an image of a cheerful "Ms. Powers," who wears sneakers and a T-shirt with the black power-communist fist salute, waves to the students in front of a backdrop that features the Black Lives Matter logo and a rainbow flag. [...] Below the introductory slide are listed the "Units of Study" for the August-December 2020 semester.  Week One is devoted to "Community Building".  Weeks 2-5 are about "My Place in the Community."  Weeks 6-9 are dedicated to "Protest."  (The syllabus doesn't specify if that will include extracurricular activities on-site in Chicago, Portland, or other field trip location.)  Weeks 10-12 are for "Intersectionality," and Weeks 13-15 are about "Stereotypes and Internalized Racism."  Yes, this is an English class.  But don't be too sure about any actual "English language" content.

Professor Cottom
Black professor argues Republicans have 'deputized all white people to murder us'.  A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor recently argued on Twitter that Republicans have "deputized all white people" to murder black Americans.  Tressie McMillan Cottom, associate professor of information and library science, made the comment in reference to another tweet which stated:  "Sen. Ron Johnson just said he supports 'citizen soldiers' in Kenosha.  Kyle Rittenhouse, who murdered 2 people, is a citizen soldier. [...]"  Johnson is a Republican U.S. senator representing Wisconsin.  The professor has nearly 142,000 followers on Twitter.  Her tweet had been liked nearly 10,000 times as of Monday night [8/31/2020].


Back To Academic Brainwashing.  Parents, legislators, taxpayers and others footing the bill for college education might be interested in just what is in store for the upcoming academic year. [...] The leftist bias at our colleges and universities has many harmful effects.  A University of California, Davis, mathematics professor faced considerable backlash over her opposition to the requirement for "diversity statements" from potential faculty.  Those seeking employment at the University of California, San Diego, are required to admit that "barriers" prevent women and minorities from full participation in campus life.  At American University, a history professor wrote a book calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment.  A Rutgers University professor said, "Watching the Iowa Caucus is a sickening display of the over-representation of whiteness."  A Williams College professor has advocated for the inclusion of social justice in math textbooks.  Students at Wayne State University are no longer required to take a single math course to graduate; however, they may soon be required to take a diversity course.

Texas School District Caught Teaching Children the Police are Just Like the KKK and Slave Owners.  The Wylie School District in Texas apologized after they were caught teaching children police officers are like the KKK and slave owners.  Parents complained after they found this cartoon in their child's school assignment.

Wylie cartoon
Some believe canceled Wylie ISD assignment that likened police to KKK, slave owners was taken out of context.  Wylie ISD has not determined what next steps it will take after the district apologized for an assignment that featured a cartoon that appeared to compare police with the KKK and slave owners.  The cartoon caught the attention of the National Fraternal Order of Police.  The district issued an apology and removed that assignment after 400 8th graders received the political cartoon as part of a lesson.  A national representative for police said he was disgusted over the cartoon being shown in school.


Conformity to a Lie.  Fealty to "diversity" and denunciations of white privilege have been a unifying theme in academia for decades, of course.  What's different this time is the sheer venom of the denunciations.  College presidents and deans competed for the most sweeping indictment of the American polity, rooted in the claim that blacks are everywhere and at all times under threat. [...] All such institutional self-accusations by college presidents leave out the specifics.  Which faculty members do not treat black students fairly?  If that unjust treatment is so obvious, why weren't those professors already removed?  What is wrong with an admissions process that lets in thousands of student bigots?  In other moments, college presidents brag about the quality of their student body and faculty.  Are they lying?  Shouldn't they have disclosed to black applicants that they will face "racist acts" and "systems of inequality" should they attend?

Twitter founder gives $10 million to university research center that promotes anti-white discrimination.  The religion of "antiracism" requires racial discrimination against whites, as its leading apostle Ibram Kendi has made clear.  Anti-white discrimination is getting an enormous boost courtesy of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, who donated $10 million through his charitable foundation to Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research, launched by Kendi just six weeks ago, the private university said Thursday [8/20/2020].  The gift from Dorsey has "no strings attached," which shows his "unqualified support of Kendi's vision of putting academic researchers at the forefront of the movement to dismantle policies that underlie racial inequity and injustice," the university gushed.

University Of Minnesota Medical School Application Features Question About George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks.  The University of Minnesota Medical School application includes an optional question that asks students to share their "lessons learned" about "systemic racism" in the wake of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks's deaths.  "Right now is a watershed moment in American history and this country's reckoning with race, racism, racial injustice, and especially anti-black hatred," the question on the application, obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation, read.  "If you feel comfortable, we welcome you to please share with us your reflections on, experiences with, and greatest lessons learned about systemic racism that is receiving international attention with the murders of numerous Black, Indigenous, and People of Color including but not limited to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Vanessa Guillen, Rayshard Brooks, and Elijah McClain," the question concluded.

Iowa State University Instructor Warns Anti-BLM, Pro-Life Views Are 'Grounds For Dismissal'.  An Iowa State University instructor's syllabus warned students that anti-Black Lives Matter and pro-life viewpoints are "grounds for dismissal."  Instructor Chloe Clark's English 250 syllabus includes a "giant warning" advising students that only certain views would be permitted during her classes.  "I take this seriously," she notes at the end of the warning.  "Any instances of othering that you participate in intentionally (racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, sorophobia, transphobia, classism, mocking of mental health issues, body shaming, etc.) in class are grounds for dismissal from the classroom," Clark wrote in the syllabus, a copy of which was provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation by the Young America's Foundation (YAF).

Cologne Antifa Extremist Group Funded by University Student Fees.  Cologne University students have donated at least €8,500 from their student fees towards a far-left extremist Antifa group which is under observation by the German security services.  The Cologne General Students' Committee (AStA) has donated thousands of euros since at least 2010 to the Antifa AK extremist group, according to budget documents.  Following the revelation, the local Green University group expressed their full support for Antifa.

Maine University asks students & staff to sign a BLM pledge, signers to be named.  Southern Maine University is asking students to sign a Black Lives Matter statement pledging to practice 'anti-racism' behaviors.  The University President asked the faculty and students to sign a statement pledging to PARTICIPATE in "anti-racism behaviors."  It's not enough that universities deny your free speech rights, now they plan to control your physical actions.

Candace Owens blasts 'white supremacists running Dem Party' for what they are teaching black children.  Conservative commentator Candace Owens called out "the true white supremacists" running the Democratic Party for destroying black America.  Owens addressed the latest efforts by Democrats to negatively impact the black community, noting in a tweet accompanying a recent interview that they are well aware that "ignorance guarantees them votes." [...] "Black children are now learning that the nuclear family, traditional values, and academic success are tacit forms of 'white supremacy,'" Owens wrote in the caption of the tweet she posted Monday [8/10/2020].  The conservative activist spoke about this narrative with the Daily Caller's editorial director Vince Coglianese, as he brought up the controversial "whiteness" chart recently on display at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of African American History.

Kick the '1619 Project' Out of Schools.  America needs to get the "1619 Project" curriculum out of its schools.  Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has introduced a new bill that would go a long way toward that goal — the Saving American History Act of 2020 (SAHA 2020).  The New York Times introduced The "1619 Project" last August.  The "1619 Project" mainstreamed the anti-American ideology of a new generation of woke activists, who have graduated from college radicalism to careers in progressive institutions such as the Times.  The "1619 Project" seeks to rewrite American history with the claim that it is based on slavery and oppression, rather than on liberty and democracy, in order to delegitimize the American republic.  The "1619 Project" claims to be "revisionist" history — but many of the best scholars of American history swiftly demonstrated that it was nothing more than a shabby, fact-free polemic.

Profs say Black Lives Matter is a 'spiritual movement'.  Melina Abdullah, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles and professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University-Los Angeles, and Hebah Ferrag, assistant director of research at the University of Southern California's Center for Religion and Civic Culture talked with KCRW-FM about Black Lives Matter as a spiritual organization in an interview with KCRW.  According to Abdullah, "there was always some component of spirituality" to Black Lives Matter.  She noted that on the first night that members of Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles gathered together, there was a "summoning of ancestors to space and the very palpable spiritual energy that circulated through the group."  Farrag said that the core beliefs around which Black Lives Matter centers around are "the inherent nature of human dignity, and the duty to fight against injustice, and oppression that threatens that inherent dignity."

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Tell me about your inherent dignity after you stop throwing bricks, looting, and screaming at white people on public transportation.

Kindergarten History Lessons in Virginia to Focus on Slavery.  Most adults who attended public school remember early history lessons about American leaders and symbols — George Washington crossing the Delaware, Betsy Ross sewing the American flag.  But starting this fall, kindergarteners in Loudon County — a wealthy suburb of Washington D.C. — will be taught a new radicalized history curriculum focusing on slavery and social justice.  Loudon County has elected to partner with the disgraced far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to develop the new curriculum which deliberately paints America in a highly negative light.

Cultural Revolution comes for sleepy professor with insufficient wokester zeal.  Leftists are famous for their boring, long-winded meetings and droning "struggle sessions," but in a communist revolutionary atmosphere, heaven forbid anyone should fall asleep.  Breitbart's John Nolte found one such miscreant, not in Chavista Venezuela or Kim Jong-un's North Korea, but at Marymount Manhattan College in New York, and the pitiful Alinsky-ian "pick-a-target" is now the subject of a recall petition.

New York Professor Faces Latest Termination Petition Over Allegedly Falling Asleep During Anti-Racism Meeting.  Students are seeking the termination of Marymount Manhattan Theater Arts Associate Professor Patricia Simon after she appeared to briefly fall asleep during an anti-racist meeting held on Zoom.  Simon denies the allegations but Marymount Manhattan student Caitlin Gagnon started a petition which features this picture and also accuses her of "ignoring ... racist and sizeist actions and words of the vocal coaches under her jurisdiction."  The petition has roughly 2000 signatories.  It is an ironic twist on the woke movement where literally not being awake is now cause to be terminated.

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That's the first appearance of the word sizeist (whatever that means) on this web site, as far as I know.

Brooklyn College's 'anti-racist agenda' to address profs who give too many low grades.  Brooklyn College President Michelle Anderson recently announced that the school had "raised funds" to address professors who have given a large quantity of D's and F's, and/or have high "racial disparities in outcomes."  In a message titled "Enacting an Anti-Racist Agenda at Brooklyn College," Anderson wrote the "uprisings against racial violence around the world" means that her school "must address how racism has shaped [the college's] history and how it continues to infect [its] present."

College Democrats of America's leadership implodes amid internal accusations of racism, elitism.  The College Democrats of America's national leadership team recently experienced a major shake-up after its only black board member claimed some of his peers in the group were guilty of racial microaggressions and similar bullying.  That black board member, Matthew Nowling, announced his resignation on June 27, claiming he'd been subjected to racist and elitist behavior and comments during his tenure as the organization's communications director.  After the accusations, College Democrats of America President Mikaela Guido — a female woman of color — resigned amid pressure to do so, and other members of the executive board who stayed on promised not to run for re-election or accept future leadership positions within the organization.

Professor: Term 'low-hanging fruit' is a microaggression because it reminds blacks of lynching.  The official definition of the term low-hanging fruit is "a thing or person that can be won, obtained, or persuaded with little effort," according to the Oxford dictionary.  But according to one business professor, it's a racial microaggression.  "For African-Americans, if you say 'low-hanging fruit,' we think lynching," said Mae Hicks-Jones, an adjunct faculty member of Elgin Community College.

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All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye.*  Who knows how much innocent fruit has been hanged over the years.

Virginia high schools to offer African American history courses in fall.  When Virginia high school students return to class this fall, they'll have the option of taking an African American history course — a new offering in the commonwealth this year.  The state's Commission on African American History Education — which has been tasked with making sure African American history is properly represented in the state's schools — would like the course to be made mandatory for seniors to qualify to graduate.  But Virginia Education Secretary Atif Qarni said the state is not ready for that yet.  "We just don't have enough licensed teachers to teach the course," said Qarni.  "So we have to build capacity."

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Of course, it goes without saying (doesn't it?) that only black teachers could teach African American history.

Washington 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."

Black 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.

UMass 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.

Scholar 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.

Should 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.

'1619' 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.

College plans 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.

If 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.

'Let 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.

White 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."

Seattle 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."

Student 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.

Univ 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]

Children 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."

Public Schools 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.

Far-left 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.''

Teacher 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.

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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?

A 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.

Huge 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."
Public 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 privilege."

Multicultural Frauds.  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.

New 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.

Bill 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."

Left-wing 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.

Radical 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.

California's 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.

'America' 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."

New 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.

'White 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.

New 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.

The 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.

NYC 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.

University 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.

Universities 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.

Trinity 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.

Historic 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.

Historic 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.

Gender 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.

Rutgers 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."

Sarah 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.

Denver 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.

Georgetown 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?
Man 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.

DC 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.

The 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?

Student 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.

Rutgers 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
It's NOT 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".


Kent 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.

Look 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.

University 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.

Leftists 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 site continues.

University 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.

Liberal 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.

America's 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 generosity.

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.

Harvard 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.

Harvard 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.

Professor 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.

Former 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.

Texas State 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.

Evergreen 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.

Reed Students 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."

Anarchy 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."

Video: '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]

Stop 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.

Minnquisition.  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.

Ga. 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.

School 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.

How 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.

Ithaca 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.

Inside 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."

Public 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.

White 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."

Gender 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.

Dirty 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."

Liberal 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.

Our 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.

First 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.

FGCU 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.

The 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."

Prof 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."

Professors 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].

Professor: '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.

One 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.

Brown 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.

Apple 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.

Professors:  It's 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.

Public 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."

Mathematics 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!  Problem solved.

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.

Professor 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.

School: 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."

Cambridge 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.

Feminist 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."

Slavery, 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.

Colleges: 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."

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.

Professor's 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.

Prof 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.

Going 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."

White 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.

Here Comes 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.

College 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.

"Blackalaureate".  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.

Evergreen 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.

University 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.

Student 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 anti-racism workshops.

'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 original post.

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:
Harvard 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."

Los 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.
NC 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.

Outcry 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.

School: 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.

The 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.

University 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 "racial revenge."

Yale 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.

The 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."

Communists 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.

U 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 specific meeting.

University 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.

Taxpayer-Funded 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.

Dey be colonizin'
Buzzfeed: 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."


University 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.

Sacrificing 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.

SMU 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.

Left-Wing 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.

High 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.

High 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.

Trigger 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.

Colorado 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.

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Public 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'.


Cultural Marxism 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.

U.S. 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."

'White 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.

Segregation 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'.

Outrage 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.

Seattle 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."

Vanderbilt 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.

College 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."

Pitzer 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.

Chicago-area 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.

Two 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.

College 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.

Good 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.

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Call it what you will, this is nothing more or less than race-based discrimination.

A 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.

Towson 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.

Teaching While 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."

A 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.

College 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.

Only 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.

Black 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.

Widely 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."

'White 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."

Public 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."

Public 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.

Florida 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.

Oregon 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."

15 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.

Obama: 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.

Schools 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 sensitivity."

S.F. 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 that diversity.

N.J. 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.

California 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.

Clemson 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.

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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.

University 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.

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Stereotypes don't just appear out of nowhere.  Every stereotype has a basis in reality.

College 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.

Amid 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."

Professor: '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.

White 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.

Teacher: 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.

University 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.

The 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 against them,
then you shouldn't be astounded when they blow up.

Boston 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.

Public 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.

School 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.

American-themed 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.

Theme 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.

Univ 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.

Black 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.

Rutgers 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."

Rutgers 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.

High 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.

Arizona 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.

School 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."

CA 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.

The 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.

University 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.

White 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.

College 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."

Taxpayer-funded 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.

College group's 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.

Colleges Become 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.

White 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.)

The 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."

A 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.

Enough Already.  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.

Noose 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.

Academic Cesspools:  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.

Academic Cesspools 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.

An 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 flag, 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?

"I pledge 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.

Enforced 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.

Quota "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.

Quota "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 ActivistsPennsylvania 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.

American 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 University Admissions.


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