Tag: Harvard

Rewarding idiocy and ignorance Harvard style!

When did we start celebrating the uniformed as worthy of praise and accolades?

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was among eight people saluted by Harvard University on Thursday for contributions to black history and culture.

All eight recipients of the prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Medal were honored in a ceremony held Thursday afternoon by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard “in recognition of their contributions to African and African American culture and the life of the mind.”

As requested by Kaepernick, his speech at the ceremony was not broadcast live (there was a live stream of the event available). In his speech, Kaepernick encouraged further protests against racial inequality.

“I feel like it’s not only my responsibility, but all our responsibilities as people that are in positions of privilege, in positions of power, to continue to fight for them and uplift them, empower them,” Kaepernick said. “Because if we don’t we become complicit in the problem.”

The issue here is what Kaepernick is saying, not the veracity of his words. He won this honor not for telling the truth, but for furthering a false narrative. And the narrative, not facts,or truth is what matters today in many cases. Kaepernick is saying what the left wishes to hear, so, forget the facts. In short we are rewarding ignorance, and setting knowledge aside. That is how social justice works.

The narrative is that police not only shoot Black people “disproportionately”, but actually hunt them down in America. The narrative also dictates that we believe police officers are never charged when they shoot Black people without cause.  That is not only false, it is irresponsible, and frankly, no more than propaganda. Note please that the left never mentions the violent crime rate among Black men, especially young Black men. 

Last year the total number of murders committed by Whites was 5,125. 29.7% of the total Blacks committed 6,444 or 37.4% of the total. Considering that Blacks are 13 % of the population we can say that Blacks commit a disproportionate percentage of murders. Of those murders 4,560 were committed by Black men under 35. To be fair of the murders committed by White men under 35 was 3,069.

Citing such stats is not racist. Stats are stats, nothing more. The same stats show that White men commit about twice as many sexual assaults as Black men. Is that racist? No, again, stats are stats. 

Yet, Kaepernick has been claiming that cops in America are targeting Black men and getting away with murdering them without any punishment. That is not supported by stats, and is, frankly irresponsible. So why should Harvard celebrate and honor Kaepernick? If he was trying to address the fact that most victims of the disproportionate rate of violent crimes committed by Blacks are, in fact Black people, then maybe we could say good job.

If he addressed the devastating effects of the nearly 75% out-of-wedlock birth rate among Blacks then we could applaud him. If he started blaming the absence of fathers in Black communities, he would be worthy of praise. But he ignores this, and, frankly, if he did mention this, he would be savaged by the left. If he did not continually demonize law enforcement, or attempted to urge that evidence be weighed before the media and activists blasted police made a judgement when police shoot a suspect, he would do a great deal of good. Again, of course, he would be ridiculed by the left if he used his celebrity to urge facts over emotional responses.

The sad fact is Kaepernick might be the most well intended person on the planet. But as long as he continues to parrot false narratives he is not helping anyone or accomplishing anything worthwhile. And, the left will continue to lionize him because he is spreading their propaganda.

 

 

Remember when segregation was a bad thing?

The Left bastardizes and destroys everything it touches, and race relations is a prime example. There was once a shameful time in America where people were segregated. this segregation was codified into law. But, as with other sins, and faults, American greatness overcame its own shortcomings. Liberals, that is to say actual Liberals, not what passes as “liberal” today helped greatly in turning that tide. Segregation died of its own sickness, and racism began to follow suit. Yes, of course the left would argue that racism is still prevalent in America, but the fact is that America is the most racially tolerant nation on earth. The fact is fewer and fewer people care about color, and more of us judge based on character not color. Yes, there are outliers, there always are. But these outliers are just that. 

But, the Left cannot let this be the narrative, and, they have turned “racism” on its head. Once being color blind, not seeing race as an important factor was once the definition of tolerance. Now, anyone who defines themselves as color blind is attacked as racist. White people? They are all racist, even if they have close friends of different races. So called “White privilege”, which is nothing but another concocted load of bovine excrement, is used to gin up hatred towards White people. Most disturbing is the new push towards a new segregation. Minorities, A.K.A. victim groups are told they need “safe spaces” where no White people are allowed. Discussions of race must exclude anyone that isn’t a member of a “victim group”.

Like everything else, “racism” has been turned on its head by Leftists. Perhaps nothing can better illustrate this despicable campaign of racial segregation than racially segregated graduations at Harvard. Yes, graduations are the modern day version of separate but equal.

Two days before Courtney Woods dresses in a cap and gown for Harvard’s traditional commencement, she will don a stole made of African kente cloth and address the crowd at a somewhat different event: a graduation ceremony for black students.

Student organizers said the event, called Black Commencement 2017, is the first university wide ceremony for black students at Harvard and is designed to celebrate their unique struggles and achievements at an elite institution that has been grappling with its historic ties to slavery.

Unique struggles and achievements? Yes, because Ivy League students are sooooo oppressed! Especially at a school with “ties to slavery”.

“I can only imagine how special I will feel when I walk across that stage and be able to honor my identity and my struggle at Harvard,” said Woods, who is completing a master’s degree at the Graduate School of Education. “I know this is exactly what students like me need to be inspired as we leave this place as emerging global leaders.”

Ah he is “special”. He needs inspiration, as if graduating from Harvard is not inspiring enough. Not if you are suffering from Racial Obsession Syndrome to the point that your “identity” is all about your skin color. How sad, how truly sad. But Black students are not the only “victims” of graduating from Harvard.

Similar ceremonies have been held for Harvard undergraduates as well as for students at Stanford, Columbia, Temple, and other campuses. On May 23, Harvard will also hold its third annual graduation ceremony for students of Latin American descent.

And that is not all, now BGLTQ students can segregate themselves and obsess over their “identity” as well

While there is no corresponding “White Graduation” planned, there will be a “Latinx Graduation Ceremony” offered the same day as Black Commencement, and Harvard’s Office of BGLTQ Student Life also held a “Lavender Graduation” for BGLTQ individuals on April 18, during which graduates were given rainbow stoles.

See! Let’s all separate ourselves and climb into identity cocoons! I wonder what other identities will join this campaign of exclusionary thinking emoting? Let’s see here

How about an Atheist students graduation? They would be safe from any mention of you-know-who by intolerant students who insist on exercising their natural rights of expression and religion.

How about a vegan graduation? No fur, or leather attire allowed, and please eat something before attending because the food will suck!

How about a separate ceremony for left-handed illegal immigrants? As long as we are self-segregating, and we all know how privileged those right-handed undocumented types can be.

Of course, there simply must be a separate ceremony for students who support Sharia Law. No women allowed who are not fully covered of course. And no women grads allowed because women are not to be educated. Also no members of any other faith, and certainly no Gay people, well except those who are going to be thrown from the stage and stoned to death as part of the after graduation revelry. And as an added perk, every graduate gets a “Death to America” stole, and a suicide vest, because tolerance!

Absurd examples? Yes.  But what is Leftism if not absurd?

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz Verbally Bitchslaps PC-Nazis On College Campuses (Video)

Pro-Israel Alan Dershowitz Needs Armed Guards When Speaking On College Campuses – Moonbattery

Even Alan Dershowitz – a liberal lawyer who moves in the same criminally degenerate social circles as Bill Clinton – has had enough of the totalitarian political correctness that prevails on college campuses:
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Political correctness (a.k.a. cultural Marxism) is a poisonous ideology explicitly intended to degrade and destroy our culture. The only way to maintain it as the prevailing ideology is through thuggery. Unfortunately, most people are weak enough to submit to intellectual intimidation, rather than thinking for themselves.

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Harvard Law Students OUTRAGED That School Was Built With Slaveowner’s Money… Just Not Enough To Quit Harvard

Harvard Law School Was Built Using A ‘Brutal’ Slaveowner’s Money, And Students Are Starting To Protest – Business Insider

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Slave owner Isaac Royall Jr.’s gift to Harvard college upon his death in 1781 allowed the formation of Harvard Law School.

Now, students at the law school are calling for the removal of the law school’s seal, which is the Royall family’s coat of arms, The Harvard Crimson reported.

The movement is being called “Royall Must Fall” and formally began on campus at the end of October with a rally of about 25 people.

“These symbols set the tone for the rest of the school and the fact that we hold up the Harvard crest as something to be proud of when it represents something so ugly is a profound disappointment and should be a source of shame for the whole school,” Alexander J. Clayborne, one of the law students involved, told The Crimson.

More largely, the students aims seem to draw attention to and correct the legacy of slave-owning on Harvard’s campus.

“We demand the removal of the Harvard family crest as the crest of the law school and we demand that the Royall Chair of Law be renamed as well,” Students for Inclusion, a student group on campus, wrote on its Tumblr page.

“We also demand that systemic oppression be recognized as pervasive and endemic to the law school and we demand that it be addressed by the faculty and by the student body at large.”

However, there are dissenting opinions on whether the school should change its seal.

Visiting law school professor, Daniel R. Coquillette, recently published a book called “The Saga of Harvard Law School,” which details the relationship between the Royall family and Harvard.

While he calls Royall “a coward, and a brutal slaveholder,” he doesn’t believe Harvard should change its seal.

“As a historian… you just deal with the fact that this guy founded the school and tell the truth about it,” he said. “To change things is to act like [they] didn’t happen, and that’s a mistake.”

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Harvard Crimson Columnist: Free Speech Should Be Abolished On Campus Because It Threatens Liberalism

Harvard Writer: Free Speech Threatens Liberalism And Must Be Destroyed – Daily Caller

If this Harvard University student got her way, free speech on campus would be abolished and professors with dissenting views fired, because radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy and the First Amendment is a barrier preventing modern colleges from fulfilling their proper role as indoctrination camps.

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Her name is Sandra Korn. She is a senior at Harvard and columnist for the Harvard Crimson.

In a recent column, Korn unambiguously insisted that the university should stop guaranteeing professors and students the right to hold controversial views and pursue research that challenges liberalism.

“If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals?” asked Korn in her column.

The column’s subtitle was even more direct: “Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice.”

Korn cited several instances of perspectives that clashed with her own being banned from campus as triumphant examples of the way Harvard should be run. The firing of Subramanian Swamy, a Harvard summer school instructor who was dismissed for his anti-Islamic views, was one such triumph.

She also invoked the academic boycott of Israel – something condemned by Harvard President Drew Faust and numerous other university presidents – as an example of the kind of tactics leftists should defend and use in order to get their way on campus.

Korn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Her sharp rejection of intellectual freedom – a value enshrined by U.S. law and central to the success of American institutions of higher learning – is common among left-wing activists at elite colleges. Last week, Erin Ching, a sophomore at Swarthmore College, took a similar view when she criticized her university for committing the unforgivable crime of allowing a conservative – Christian thinker Robert George – to speak on campus.

“What really bothered me is, the whole idea is that at a liberal arts college, we need to be hearing a diversity of opinion,” she said, according to the Daily Gazette. “I don’t think we should be tolerating [George’s] conservative views because that dominant culture embeds these deep inequalities in our society.”

George, a Swarthmore alumnus, came to campus to debate Cornell West.

Pro-life students at the University of Alabama were victims of a similar belief that conservative views should not be publicly espoused on campus.

And at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, merely emailing an inoffensive .gif of President Barack Obama kicking a door triggers an investigation. The perpetrator was forced to apologize for committing a racial insensitivity.

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Junior Race Pimp: Minorities are just too stupid to compete or succeed!

 

Yes, I know, Toure did not say those exact words, but, if you think about he did say, then clearly he thinks that no minority would succeed without government run affirmative action

During Tuesday‘s edition of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” co-host Touré made the argument that without affirmative action in colleges, “the entire leadership of America would become entirely white.”

This, he explained, is barely a “whitewashing of what we already have” in America today.

“The Cycle” hosted Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor Jr., the authors of “Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It.” Touré began by citing the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which called their work “junk science,” in an attempt to discredit them before even allowing them to make their case.

“You suggest that it’s better for these black and brown students to go to second tier schools rather than to go to Harvard or Yale, the first tier schools. The entire Supreme Court comes from Harvard or Yale. Almost all presidents, Harvard or Yale – all the top of corporate America,” Touré said.

“So, if we follow your prescription then the entire leadership of America would become entirely white, which is just a barely whitewashing of what we already have,” he added.

Toure, Toure, Toure, you backasswards little man, you are the lowest hanging branch on the Tree of Low-Hanging Blogging Fruit!

 

It’s Elizabeth Warren’s And Harvard’s Federal Filings, Stupid (William A. Jacobson)

It’s Elizabeth Warren’s And Harvard’s Federal Filings, Stupid – William A. Jacobson

Elizabeth Warren has played hard to get on the issue of her supposed Cherokee ancestry.

Warren only admits to information after someone has the documents to prove her story wrong, and then her story changes. She originally denied having any idea why Harvard touted her as Native American, and denied using that supposed status professionally.

Yet drip by drip, documents have been uncovered, and Warren drip by drip admits a little more while doing everything to avoid answering questions.

We now know that starting in 1986 Warren filled out forms for a faculty law directory as “Native American“ putting her on a relatively short list of “Minority Law Teachers.” Her explanation of why she did it, to meet others like her, didn’t hold up.

We now know (because Warren finally admitted it last night after The Boston Globe found more documents) that Warren told her prior employer, U. Penn. Law, that she was Native American and that Penn reported it that way for federal filings.

We now know that in its Spring 1993 issue (which would have been prepared substantially before that), during Warren’s 1992-1993 “visiting” year at Harvard, the Harvard Women’s Law Journal listed Warren on a relatively short list of Women of Color in Legal Academia.

We now know (again last night after The Globe found documents) that Warren was listed for the 1992-1993 academic year as Native American in Harvard Law federal filings.

We now know that all these federal filings were false. There is no evidence that Elizabeth Warren is Native American, and substantial evidence she is not.

Making a false federal filing potentially was a crime. 18 U.S. Code § 1001 as it existed prior to 1996 revisions provided:

“Whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States knowingly and willfully falsifies, conceals or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact, or makes any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.”

The statute since 1996 has provided:

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully-

(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;

(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or

(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry;

shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both. If the matter relates to an offense under chapter 109A, 109B, 110, or 117, or section 1591, then the term of imprisonment imposed under this section shall be not more than 8 years.

Analysis of the statute as it existed in 1994 is here.

I’m not prepared to say Warren or Harvard violated the law. Not enough is known. But the federal criminal statute points to the importance of accuracy in federal filings.

In a criminal prosecution, the prosecution would have the burden of proving the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Senate campaign is not a criminal prosecution. With all we now know, the burden is on Warren and Harvard to come clean, and to demonstrate that they did not make, or participate in the making of, false federal filings.

Warren knows what happened, and so does Harvard. It’s time for them to stop playing hard to get.

Update: Michael Patrick Leahy has a good round-up of all the mainstream media outlets finally picking up on Warren’s stunning admission to The Boston Glove.

And, Indian Country Today Media has a new story, Elizabeth Warren Avoids American Indian Media.

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