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USC Prof Stands By His Call For ‘Whiteness’ To Be ‘Destroyed’

The University of Southern California professor who said “whiteness” “must be by any and all means, destroyed,” said Wednesday that he stands behind his statements.

In an email to The College Fix, self-described “black identity extremist” assistant professor Charles H.F. Davis wrote: “Yes, I stand behind my statements against white supremacy, heterosexism and homophobia, and patriarchy as systems of oppression, all of which are both embodied and advanced by the violent and dehumanizing rhetoric and policy decisions of the current President of the United States.”

Mindful of history, Germans mobilise against rise of far-right AfD

Experts say the party’s rise is also part of a global trend that has brought right-leaning parties or leaders to power in Poland, Hungary, and most recently, Austria.

Germany’s mainstream parties have said they will not work with the AfD at a national level but it is represented in 14 out of 16 state legislatures – prompting activists to step up their resistance.

Toronto MPP wants to ban people from crossing the street while using their cellphones

Prominent pedestrian safety advocates are slamming proposed “distracted walking” legislation that would prohibit people in Ontario from using a cellphone while crossing the street.

Yvan Baker, the Liberal MPP for Etobicoke Centre, is set to unveil the “Phones Down, Heads Up Act” on Monday as a private member’s bill.

Private member’s bills rarely make it into law. But according to a summary obtained by the Star his bill would “ban pedestrians from crossing the road while holding and using a wireless communication device, electronic entertainment device, or other prescribed device.”

Harvey Weinstein’s accusers are getting attention because they’re white and famous, says Jane Fonda

Actress Jane Fonda sees a world in which allegations against people like Harvey Weinstein only gain traction because the accusers are “famous and white”.

Fonda, speaking as a representative of The Women’s Media Centre on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes”, said that women of color have made similar accusations of sexual assault and harassment for years, but that people tend not to pay as much attention to that.

Can Canadians learn from world’s largest Muslim country?

When Canadians think about the Islamic world, they tend to focus on quasi-dictatorships in the Middle East, like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran.

But the world’s most populous Muslim nation is actually Indonesia.

This equatorial Southeast Asian country is home to 260 million people, 87 per cent of whom are Sunni Muslims.