Category: Education

Damned cowards taking down statues are worse than the thugs demanding they come down

Think about the guts our Founders had. Think of the courage it took to risk their necks, literally. As Ben Franklin said of the revolution- “We will hang together, or we will hang separately

Now, we have those who seek peace by licking the feet of tyrants who wish to erase this nations heritage.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Washburn University removed their Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin statues outside the law building at the end of July.

With a Jefferson statue at the University of Missouri targeted by vandals, and a petition, Washburn President Dr. Jerry Farley told 13 News he wanted to get ahead of possible student and faculty disapproval of the two founding fathers who once owned slaves.

“They poured paint on it, they tried to break it apart, they had wrapped it up in some gaudy, terrible stuff and had written some things about it and then we realized that we’ve got one of them right here and so what do we want to do,” he said.

Without Jefferson, Mason, Henry, Franklin, Madison, Washington, and the rest we would not have the liberty we do, and cowards today want to just give it all away.

A reminder that the left wants to cancel free speech

One good thing about the current crisis the Left has foisted upon us is that their true face is showing for all to see, and it is clear that liberty is their biggest target, and control, total control, is their most cherished “value”

In July, members of Princeton’s administration published a “Statement on Principles of Inclusivity and Free Speech,” in which the university confirmed that it “cherishes both inclusivity and free speech, which can be protected even when the speech in question is ‘unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive.’”

The statement also referred to a recent op-ed by Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber, who said that Princeton’s free expression policy “rests upon the idea that the pursuit of understanding, discovery, and truth benefits from the open and vigorous contestation of ideas.”

“We are in an era when many people mistakenly treat free speech and inclusivity as competing values,” said Eisgruber. “We need the benefit of multiple voices and perspectives, and we need real engagement among them.”

According to the Graduate Student Government leadership, however, the administration’s statement was “tone-deaf” and “unacceptable.”

In their response letter, Karina Alventosa, president; Gabe Moore, vice president of internal affairs; and Lauren Feldman,  vice president of the Graduate Student Government, took issue with the statement’s affirmation of free expression, stating that it protects “hate” at the university.

The three students explained that “we as a student body are not looking for ‘dialogue’ on how to cope with institutional racism.” They argued that the letter’s emphasis on the importance of free expression “reads as a typical dog-whistle often used to excuse racist speech and hateful actions.”

While the students claimed that they are not against free speech, they asserted that “speech acting with the ability to stoke hate, violence, and danger do not fall under the purview of ‘free speech.’”

In short, they will allow free speech, unless they disagree with it, and we can easily see that they would disagree with everything Conservatives, and even actual Liberals might say

Oklahoma University giving the boot to White Profs

Cancel, erase, such is Cultural Stalinism

The College Fix reports

In a statement on the Black Lives Matter protests, the chair of the University of Oklahoma Department of Political Science has announced the removal of a swath of photos of retired professors that hangs in the department’s entryway, pointing out it consists only of “white male faces.”

“We will transform the entryway to our department on the second floor of Dale Hall Tower,” the statement from Chair Scott Robinson reads. “One of the walls of this entry includes the images of retired members of our department, a set that exclusively includes white male faces.”

“This will be replaced with a space in which our current students can express themselves and represent their own voices.”

The decision, Robinson stated, is one of eight measures the department will undertake to address “issues related to racial justice and inequalities,” adding: “I stand with those that demand that we act like #blacklivesmatter — and not just pretend that our system protects all lives equally.”

So many Americans have lost their damned minds

Orwellian indeed!

A former Duke professor is sounding the alarm over “anti-racism”

A former Duke University psychology and neuroscience professor, John Staddon, wrote a critique of the Duke president’s recent statement on “anti-racism,” calling part of it “Orwellian.”

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Duke University President Vincent Price sent a letter to the Duke community explaining the steps that the school would take as the nation “confronts the horror of police violence against Black people, amidst the backdrop of systemic racial inequities and injustices that have been laid bare by the pandemic.”

Price called for Duke to “incorporate anti-racism into our curricula and programs across the university, requiring that every Duke student—in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs—learns of the nature of structural racism and inequity.”

In his response, Staddon addressed the assumptions behind Price’s statement, as well as the actions Price proposed for the Duke community.

Pointing to the fact that Black people have held and currently hold positions of power in the highest levels of government, Staddon cast doubt upon Price’s assumption that Black people experience “the daily oppression of racism” to a significant degree.

Addressing Price’s self-described feelings of remorse as a White person, Staddon noted that “Unless the discussion can be moved from feelings to facts, no harmony is possible. Empathy, guilt, and good intentions are a dodgy basis for sweeping resolutions.”

Staddon said that Price’s use of the phrases “lived experiences,” “personal transformation,” and “do that work” struck him more like “psychotherapy or a call to religious conversion than a policy prescription.”

Ah, yes, the “re-Education camps” will be everywhere if the left gets its way. From pre-school, to grade school, high school, and college, and even in the workplace the gospel of WOKE will be spread, and refusal to participate? Sure, but do not plan on attending college or holding many jobs. That is what is coming folks, it is past time we the people said ENOUGH!

Just another dose of tolerance from the Left

Via The Lid

Can you FEEL the open-mindedness?

Professor Chloe Clark used her syllabus to warn students that if they don’t support liberal positions on issues such as BLM, gay-marriage, or abortion, she will toss them out of her class. When University management found out…they weren’t happy.  

From The Daily Wire:

A professor of English at Iowa State University issued a syllabus for her class asserting that any student who opposes the pro-choice perspective or the Black Lives Matter movement will have created “grounds for dismissal from the classroom.”

Chloe Clark gave a warning on the syllabus for her English 250 class [below], which was obtained by Young America’s Foundation from an anonymous source who wished to avoid retribution for giving it to YAF through YAF’s Campus Bias Tip Line.

Same old leftists folks, wannabe dictators,go read it all

Compulsory Racial Activism you say?

From Legal Insurrection. I would expect this to spread to other universities, and possibly high schools as well

I have repeatedly pointed out, in response to the cancel culture targeting me over my criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement, that things have changed on campuses in ways most people don’t fully appreciate.

The new activism surrounding race is completely at odds with the traditional goals of the civil rights movement — that all people be treated with dignity and afforded the protections of our laws without regard to race.

This objective is most notably stated in what may be the most famous line in the most famous speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

There now is an obsessive focus on race. Almost everything is viewed through a racial lens.

Not only has the focus on skin color changed, there is a requirement of activism. Not being racist is not enough. One must be “antiracist,” a term famously used in the book “How to Be An Antiracist,” suggested summer reading by Cornell University’s President Martha Pollack:

As a campus community, we have a collective responsibility to engage in difficult but critical conversations – to listen genuinely to, and learn from, one another. To help bring focus to these conversations, I invite all of you to participate in a Community Book Read of “How to Be an Antiracist,” by National Book Award winner Ibram X. Kendi. We will soon provide all students, faculty, and staff with information about how to access an electronic copy of the book, along with a schedule of virtual discussions which will take place over the summer. I hope you will choose to read the book and to join in the conversation.

Please go read it all this is part of the all-out assault on any free expression or thought, this is about mandating what we all think, and say. This is aimed right at the heart of liberty, which the left loathes

The only way to not be racist, is now to be overtly racist apparently

The Left is Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs

Western Washington University students are demanding that construction on a community building be halted to create a space for Black students.

Black Student Organizations at Western Washington University published a detailed list of demands, urging the university to respond immediately. Professor and Faculty Senate President Jeff Young posted the demands on the university website, because “Western students asked that I share this with faculty so that we can work to address problems here and now on our campus.”

So, now, segregation is not only good, but GREAT? Have I mentioned that it is no longer possible to parody the left? Please consider other items from the “demands” of these racists

  1. Re-evaluate each major application campus-wide, as many of them are built upon a white supremacist view of “merit” and its connection to GPA that never acknowledges the mental, and emotional systemic barriers that Black students face while stepping on this campus and its impact on grades.
  1. Rename Huxley College, and rename campus buildings to honor important figures in Black History. Prioritize the renaming of Huxley college, and naming the two new buildings after historical Black figurines as well as re-evaluating current buildings
  1. Mandate anti-Racism and anti-Blackness training for staff, and create an Anti-Discimination policy that can hold faculty and staff accountable. We demand this training be mandatory and included in the Collective Bargaining agreement. We demand an Anti-Discrimination policy that specifically outlines what discriminatory behavior looks like, and what the consequences look like when policies are violated

Yeah, all of that and so much more, go read all the loony demands.

Another “look at me” moment for fools and snowflakes

Leftism is an ideology of narcissism. This is why they LOVE their bumper stickers, to show how much they care. Those stickers, and all the other virtue signalling are really cries of “LOOK AT ME!!!” See how much I care, see how woke I am! This example from San Antonio, is just the latest proof of that

San Antonio College announced in July that it will remove its “Ranger” mascot.

The Ranger, which has been a part of the school’s tradition since 1926, has been a topic of debate, especially in recent months. In June, the school began a decision-making process to determine whether or not the name should remain. A council voted unanimously to change the mascot.

“This is a historic day! The debate is over and San Antonio College has gone on record as being inclusive, diverse, empowered, decisive, true to its values – and committed to doing the right thing,” SAC President Dr. Robert Vela said. “We’ve taken a great leap forward and now we can begin the process of fashioning a new mascot identity that reflects the very best qualities of our SAC community.”

See folks LOOK AT US!, We made history, we changed the world. When in truth these pinheads did nothing but force their view on to others. And yes, the narcissists are the decided minority

The school’s official Twitter account gave students an opportunity to let the administration know how they felt about the school’s mascot. The official SAC Twitter account issued a tweet to a link where students could share their thoughts. The survey found that while only 14 percent and 32 percent of staff and faculty, respectively, wanted to keep the mascot, a whopping 53 percent of students wanted to keep it. Among alumni, 41 percent voted to keep the Ranger mascot while 34 percent of the “community” voted to keep it. 

See? Screw the majority, screw democracy, screw everyone except, of course, the self-absorbed bullies.To them “democracy” is only good when it suits them.

Ah, breakfast, for the mind……….

As you enjoy your breakfast of three scrambled eggs, mixed with, smoked sausage, crumbled bacon, grated sharp white cheddar, diced jalapenos, and a nice dusting of the Flat Iron Pepper Hatch Valley Green on top, all washed down with the Black Rifle Coffee Company offering of your choice, let your mind absorb this bit of  brilliance from Animal Magnetism

It’s that time of year again, when high school and college graduates all over the country are trying on caps and gowns and making post-graduation plans. Today, for the sixth year, I will present here my own carefully prepared commencement speech to those grads – presented here because there’s damn little chance of my being asked to deliver it in person to a group of impressionable yutes.

“Graduates of the Class of 2020, let me be the first to extend to you my congratulations on this, your day of entry into reality.

For the last four years you have been working towards this goal, towards this day. That’s a good thing. One of the most important skills you will ever need, one of the most important ways to achieve success in the world into which you are about to enter, is the ability to formulate goals, to plan how to achieve those goals, and to see things through until you reach those goals.

Now, before you go out to enjoy the rest of this day, before you go out to celebrate this goal you have achieved, let me tell you a few harsh truths about the world you’re entering. I’m not going to give you any trigger warnings; if you can’t handle what I’m about to say, there’s damn little future for you out there in the real world, so cowboy up. Moments ago I congratulated you on your day of entry into reality, so to get you started off right, here is a hefty dose of reality for you.

In spite of what you may have been told during all your years of education, nobody owes you anything, and you aren’t special. Any perceived ‘need’ you may have does not entitle you to anything – most especially, not to one red cent of the product of anyone else’s effort. If any of your professors have told you that, then they are economic illiterates, moral frauds or outright charlatans.

Now, please, go read the whole thing

Sooo, Snowflakes want no consequences for missing work/class?

Entitled, on steroids!

Syracuse University suggested that students who skip class to protest should be excused and not penalized in any way.

Throughout the semester, protesters at Syracuse have caused continued disruption on campus, only recently being compelled by coronavirus concerns to end their occupation of a campus administrative building.

Campus Reform reported on Correspondent Justine Murray’s ongoing fear from professors and students, as she alleges that professors are ‘targeting her,’ calling her a “right-wing agitator” online due to her coverage of the protests and other events at the school. Murray says students also threatened to harm her as she overheard one student tell friends, “I’ll go confront her and I’ll call you when it’s done” after referring to her as an “exploiter.”

According to The Daily Orange, protesters with the #NotagainSU movement- a group that allegedly fights racism- gained support from the school’s employees. After a week of demanding “academic amnesty,” Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost John Liu encouraged the school to excuse protestors for missing class and give them three weeks to make up missed assignments.

So, again, these little bastards basically want amnesty, from any personal responsibility. How about, NO! How about they attend class, do their class work, show up for their jobs, and make arrangements for their “activism” on their own time? And if they cannot handle that, well, bye!

Student Government of Dickinson College bans Hummus made in Israel

This, to these fanatics is inclusive

Late last year, the student senate at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania passed a ban against Sabra Hummus on campus as part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israeli products.

In the student resolution titled “A Resolution To Endorse the Banning of Sabra Hummus from the Devil’s Den” students moved to cease the sale of Sabra Hummus on campus once the existing product sold out. The students argued that such a ban would follow the “College’s commitment to sustainability and inclusivity.”

Again, being exclusionary is inclusive somehow. So, why do these fools think Israeli hummus is bad?

“Sabra Hummus is a brand partially owned by the Strauss Group, which is a company that financially and morally supports the Golani and Givati bridge of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF),” stated the resolution.

“These brigades of the IDF commit human rights abuses against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza and the support of Sabra products helps the Strauss Group support the Israeli Defence Force brigade which maintains a cycle of oppression for Palestinian people in violation of international law,” it continued.

In reality, of course, the IDF defends innocent Israelis against terrorists, and is not oppressing Palestinians. Israel is a free nation that honors the rights of all people who live there. But, again the left still loathes Israel, and, the college itself told the student Nazis, ah government to pound sand

Despite the student’s decision, the college took a firm stance against the boycott.

“Dickinson encourages students to voice their opinions and affect change through our governance structure. We are pleased that the discussion about this issue at the Student Senate meeting was civil and that competing opinions were articulated,” Dickinson clarified in a statement on the matter.

“As an institution that deeply values global diversity and civil discussion and debate, Dickinson opposes this boycott. In 2014, we rejected the call from the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli universities and instead maintained our ongoing relationships with three Israeli institutions,” the university continued.

Great to see the school did not cave to the mouth breathers

 

 

So, if Black people hate Jews…………

…it is the fault of White People?

University of New Hampshire physics professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein took to Twitter on New Year’s Eve to explain why anti-Semitism is exclusively a “white” problem, and why it is inappropriate to discuss anti-Semitic acts committed by black people.

Prescod-Weinstein began her tweetstorm by explaining that it is “anti-Black” and “dangerous both to non-Jewish Black people and to Jews” to consider violent attacks against Jews by Black people “equivalent” to “white antisemitism.”

“Antisemitism in the United States, historically, is a white Christian problem, and if any Black people have developed antisemitic views it is under the influence of white gentiles,” the professor clarified.

Stupid on steroids

The professor goes on to explain how “white Jews adopted whiteness as a social praxis and harmed Black people in the process,” and that “Some Black people have problematically blamed Jewishness for it.”

“There is no systemic Black on Jewish violence,” the professor clarified before insisting that “Putting more police and people with guns outside of synagogues may make white Jews feel safer but it will endanger Jews of color, especially Black Jews and Middle Eastern Jews.”

The delusion is stunning, and, if you head over to Campus Reform, your head might explode on how deep in the Pit of Idiocy this woman is. Please take note of how she attaches no responsibility on any individual for their actions. It is all about the “group” they belong to. Again, the left dismisses any for of individualism out of hand.

Why some people should not be professors

And, when I say “some” people, I mean knuckle draggers like this

After quoting a popular Bible verse to back up his assertion about the tenets of Christianity in his college essay, a student at Rutgers University-New Brunswick says he was told to avoid quoting Bible verses in academic papers because of the “separation of church and state” and the potential to offend non-Christians.

Separation of church and state? Was this professor dropped on her head numerous times as a child? The first amendment clearly states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. So, what this professor is saying is that the student is actually Congress and his opinion is, somehow, a law!

Math is no longer math because, WEstern Culture appropriated it or something

Stupid people, truly stupid! Via Moonbattery comes the latest in indoctrination

The Seattle school district is planning to infuse all K-12 math classes with ethnic-studies questions that encourage students to explore how math has been “appropriated” by Western culture and used in systems of power and oppression, a controversial move that puts the district at the forefront of a movement to “rehumanize” math.

The district’s proposed framework outlines strands of discussion that teachers should incorporate into their classes. One leads students into exploring math’s roots “in the ancient histories of people and empires of color.” Another asks how math and science have been used to oppress and marginalize people of color, and who holds power in a math classroom.

Another theme focuses on resistance and liberation, encouraging students to recognize the mathematical practices and contributions of their own communities, and looking at how math has been used to free people from oppression.

Seattle’s proposals land as schools all over the country are discussing the role ethnic studies should play in their curricula. In most places, if schools offer ethnic studies at all, it’s usually in a stand-alone course in high school. But increasingly, schools and districts are starting to sprinkle ethnic studies across the K-12 spectrum. Seattle is taking a highly unusual approach by weaving the field’s multicultural and political questions not just through all grade levels, but into all subjects.

Leftism destroys everything it touches

 

If a Chick-fil-A on your college campus is your biggest problem…………….

Then, I gotta say, you get it pretty good, so why don’t you go study, or find something  worthwhile to occupy your time you dumb fuck!

Purdue University slammed protests from students and faculty Friday of its Chick-fil-A dining service arriving in fall 2020, clarifying that the school would not “ever seriously consider such an action.”

Jo Boileau, student body president at the Indiana school, claimed that the restaurant was problematic for Purdue’s LGBT community, saying “as an openly gay student, this is something I’m confronting on a daily basis,” according to The Lafayette Journal & Courier.

No, oh no, Chick-fil-A is not problematic, not at all. What is problematic is your whiny, self-absorbed obsession with pretending you are somehow a victim!

A motion by the equality and diversity committee, part of Purdue’s university senate, aims to make the school’s commercial endeavors “uphold the same values and promote inclusivity with their policies, hiring practices and actions.”

Inclusivity you say? How about those students who want a Chick-fl-A on campus? Does your inclusivity include them? No? Then fuck you and your fake interest in inclusion! You do not seek inclusion, you seek control to impose your “values” on everyone else. So please piss off!

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So, how soon can we just start sending diapers to “woke” college students?

File this under Good Freaking Grief!

Indiana University Southeast is encouraging students to say “ouch!” to others who use “offensive” language, in order to convey that the words “had a negative impact” on them.

The university publishes and maintains a guide instructing students on how to “reduce bias in language” and offers some tactics for responding to others who use language they find offensive. One of these  tactics is to “say ‘ouch!’” to others who utter “stereotypes, offensive or biased comments.” The university asserts that saying “ouch!” in these situations is an effective tool “simply to convey what was said had a negative impact on you, regardless if it was directed toward you.”

The university offered examples of language that may require such a response including phrases like “man and wife” or simply “wives,” as well as “mothering. These phrases can supposedly “imply one group dominating over another group.” The university suggests instead that students use phrases like “husband and wife,” “spouses,” and “parenting.”

Egads!

College pushes Perpetual Victimhood Syndrome and Eternal Bitterness Disorder because “social justice”

College sucks right now, and has for years. It is a huge money grab that indoctrinates rather than educates. It leaves many with massive student loan debt, hatred for “Whiteness”, “Toxic Masculinity” America, diversity of thought and an addiction to pretending to be a victim. Take this latest example at Campus Reform

 

The University of Rhode Island sponsored a “Social Justice in Higher Education” conference, with speakers discussing topics such as “White Accountability,” “Addressing Microaggressions,” and more.

The conference was put on Wednesday by the New England College Personnel Association, with the University of Rhode Island being a co-sponsor. The focus of this year’s conference is specifically promoting “social justice education” and giving schools tips on how to educate students better on “anti-oppressive, liberatory, and critical frameworks,” according to the description.

The conference hosted various sessions based on social justice education, such as the following:

  • “The Cost of Inclusion: Addressing the Class Struggle When Engaging Students Outside the Classroom”
  • “Supporting a Culture of White Accountability on Campus”
  • “When the Conversation Gets Quiet — 10 Ways to Facilitate Discussions on Sensitive Social Justice Issues with First Year Students”
  • “Enacting Racial Justice on Campus by Effectively Addressing Microaggressions”
  • “What is our social justice responsibility in teaching white students to become civically engaged?”
  • “Lessons in Allyship: Engaging White Colleagues in Anti-Racist Professional Development Efforts”

FINALLY! Donors balk at sending money to university of Georgia over radical racist remarks by teaching assistant

Campus Reform has itCampus Reform has it

Some University of Georgia alumni say they will not donate to the school again after administrators didn’t take any disciplinary action against a teaching assistant who made controversial comments such as “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom.”

Irami Osei-Frimpong, a UGA teaching assistant on whom Campus Reform has reported multiple times,  previously made comments such as “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom” and “fighting white people is a skill.” The TA was accused of intentionally omitting a 2011 trespassing arrest from his admission application and not disclosing his attendance at the University of Chicago, which led to a university investigation.

However, as reported by Campus Reform, the judiciary panel, which dealt with Osei-Frimpong, ruled there were no “facts which are material” left out of the TA’s application to the school. As a result, Osei Frimpong faced no disciplinary measures.

And finally, we see some backlash from alumni, parents, and donors

“UGA won’t get a donation from me! NO! I will send my money directly to my niece on campus,” Dr. Catherine Sullivan, a graduate of UGA, told Campus Reform. “UGA has some major explanations to give and I don’t want to hear them! This is totally unacceptable!”

Sullivan also accused UGA of having “double standards,” when it comes to issues regarding conservative and liberal speech.

Another donor who told Campus Reform he wishes to be unnamed said that he hasn’t donated to the university since the Osei Frimpong incident began: “I haven’t donated to the university and don’t intend to until he’s held responsible for his actions. The university is trying to sweep this under the rug and judging by the lack of coverage in the mainstream media they were successful.”