She once characterized the infamous tweet by BLM co-founder Yusra Khogali asking Allah not to allow her to cuss/kill white men as just an “angry reaction” to the “trauma she experiences from everyday racism, misogyny, and Islamophobia.”
Nutty U of T prof and NDP candidate in Beaches-East York, Rima Berns-McGown — who was born in Apartheid South Africa and raised as a Jew in Canada — wrote a few years ago after a visit back to South Africa that she’d always known she is “black.”
It’s Annual General Meeting season, that annual spring ritual when publicly traded companies hold meetings with shareholders that are so staged and so predictable that it’s also known as silly season.
This week, one AGM stood out for its silliness, thanks to the orchestrations of anti-pipeline activists to embarrass Kinder Morgan Inc., proponent of the $7.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, at its meeting in Houston.
So I shouldn’t be surprised that the equity warriors at Social Justice U don’t want the spotlight cast on their three days of white-shaming, otherwise known as Canada’s first White Privilege Conference.
Eric Schneiderman – racist sex pervert and Top Democrat #MeToo guy
“What did they know and when did they know it?” and “It’s not the crime; it’s the cover-up” are two of the biggest journalistic clichés of our time. But clichés or not, sometimes they are true and they both apply (and then some) to the astonishing Eric Schneiderman situation.
This appalling scandal should be nothing less than a spiritual crisis for the Democratic Party and so-called liberals and progressives everywhere.
It should. But it probably won’t be, even though the level of hypocrisy is stratospheric. And that is the essence of the problem.
POPULAR Mr Men and Little Miss children’s stories have been branded sexist in a new academic research paper, sparking fury online.
Roger Hargreaves’ lovable characters conform to patriarchal gender roles according to the study – with more than half the stories showing a Little Miss being saved.
That the voices of “women of colour” are getting louder and more influential is a testament less to the accommodations made by the dominant white culture and more to their own grit in a society that implicitly – and sometimes explicitly – wants them to fail.
At the Sydney writers’ festival on Sunday, editor of Djed Press, Hella Ibrahim, relayed the final minutes of a panel on diversity featuring writers from the western Sydney Sweatshop collective. One of the panellists, Winnie Dunn, in answering a question about the harm caused by good intentions, had used the words “white people” and “shit” in the same sentence. This raised the ire of a self-identified white woman in the audience who interrogated the panellists as to “what they think they have to gain” by insulting people who “want to read their stories.”
Anyone entertaining the notion of becoming a card-carrying member of the federal NDP, and who believes Jagmeet Singh represents leadership personified, should do so at her or his peril.
This is not your grandparents’ NDP.
This version of the socialist party founded by Tommy Douglas has taken political correctness into the realm of psychic apprehension, the lack of which invites banishment.
Last week, the Nation of Islam called the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) a “racist spy agency.” “Sisters” Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour bullied Starbucks into dropping the ADL from co-leading its diversity training. Students with Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine were arrested at an Israeli Independence Day celebration in New York City for setting an Israeli flag on fire and assaulting another student. And Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut called Muslim reformer Zuhdi Jasser “anti-Muslim.”
No one on the left had anything to say about any of this. Indeed, it was just another week in the descent of the left into tribal, anti-feminist, anti-Semitic illiberalism. Or more simply: #woke.
Your culture is my underpants.
I mention this because, earlier this week, a young lady named Keziah Daum tweeted a picture of herself in a Chinese-style prom dress. In the picture, Keziah was standing with her date. She looked absolutely adorable in the pretty dress and her date was obviously wondering how he got so lucky. It was a photo to inspire a smile in anyone who feels pleasure at the sight of youth, beauty, life, love, joy or the harmless delights of just being human.
At the deep centre of conventional wisdom no concept is more hallowed, more warmly cradled in the blanket-robes of political correctness than the Green dogma of global warming. For millions upon millions it is grant-subsidized Holy Writ.
The only free speech stalwart on Wilfrid Laurier University’s free expression task force has temporarily resigned.
Liberal arts associate professor David Haskell stepped aside Thursday after learning that the university is demanding $5,473 for unspecified “security costs” for a Lindsay Shepherd-organized free-speech event.
The left has made many mistakes in recent years. Throwing its lot in with the middle-class misanthropes of the green movement. Lining up with that Byzantine bureaucracy and plunger of the Greek working classes into penury, the European Union. Calling Emily Thornberry ‘kween’ (when actually she’s only a Lady). But its greatest error, the one from which it will struggle to recover, has been its abandonment of freedom of speech. The consequences of the left’s vacating of the field of free speech will be dire and will be felt for many years, not only on the left itself but across the political sphere.
The Left have a perverse and manichean ideology, infused with their own brand of gnosticism, to justify their totalitarian hatred and intolerance by defining “the other” as evil, and then defining themselves as being good because they are in opposition to said axiomatic evil. To believe in such madness, a certain pseudo-logic based upon a quite fallacious set of first principles.
Sam Gyimah, the universities minister
Student zealots will be banned from censoring controversial speakers on campuses following the first ministerial intervention on free speech in 30 years.
Sam Gyimah, the universities minister, has announced tough new guidance which will see institutions disciplined if they allow valid debates to be shut down.
He vowed to stamp out the ‘chilling’ trend of speakers being blocked from campuses simply because there is institutional hostility to unfashionable views.
Yes, America, Erynn Brook Hates You
Whiteness is not real, it is an idea that is killing us.
Whiteness is what causes white supremacy and Nazi ideology.
Whiteness is what makes us afraid to take the bus late at night.
Whiteness is what puts people like Donald Trump in the White House. . . .
All this time they’ve been telling us the lie that was keeping us in place. . . . We never stood a chance against the imperialist, capitalist, ableist, hetero-normative, patriarchal, white-supremacist machine that sucked us in and brainwashed us . . .