Remember when stepping out of your comfort zone to try new things was considered a good thing? Back then, someone who refused to experience other cultures was probably a racist or something. That was when trying to find ways to expose people to new cultures was considered God’s work.
But that was then, this is now.
Labour faces backlash for banning straight white men from attending ‘equalities’ conference
BAME? That’s a new one on me.
A professor who teaches a “white racism” course said there is “no such thing as black racism,” in an article Monday.
Florida Gulf Coast University professor Ted Thornhill teaches a course entitled “White Racism” and defended both the course and his assertion that black racism did not exist, in an op-ed republished on The Conversation.
Thornhill quoted American Sociological Association President Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, who said that racism constituted power plus systemic privilege.
Everyone knows Maureen O’Hara was Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and she’s Irish.
Ithaca, NY, is a notoriously liberal town, and is the home of Cornell University.
Ithaca High School’s spring musical was “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” A story whose message is one of inclusiveness and acceptance should be welcomed and encouraged.
A professor of religious studies at Michigan State University recently argued that white people who practice yoga are guilty of enjoying a “system of power, privilege, and oppression.”
To truly honor yoga, writes Michigan State University professor Shreena Gandhi, white Americans should understand its history, acknowledge the cultural appropriation they engage in, and possibly reduce the cost of yoga classes for poor people, a group that often includes people of color and “recent immigrants, such as Indian women to whom this practice rightfully belongs.”
Gandhi, in an article she recently co-authored, argued yoga as it’s practiced in America today is an extension of white supremacy and the “yoga industrial complex.”
“Black lives don’t matter,” shouts Mexican cop-killer Luis Bracamontes.
In October 2014 in Sacramento, Mexican national Luis Bracamontes, a repeat deportee and career criminal, gunned down police officers Danny Oliver and Michael Davis. The case reveals the failure of California’s ruling Democrats to recognize the violent racism of false-documented illegals.
After shooting Danny Oliver in the head with a 9mm handgun, Bracamontes attempted to commandeer the car of Anthony Holmes. When the African American Holmes refused, Bracamontes shot him five times. Holmes survived but Bracamontes also brandished the AR-15 rifle he used to kill Michael Davis, and he wounded another officer before being captured.
President Grant understood the Left’s Culture of Racism — which today’s media ignores.
Treat the Negro as a citizen and a voter — as he is, and must remain — and soon parties will be divided, not on the color line, but on principle.”
So wrote President Ulysses S. Grant in a message to Congress in 1875. As Grant biographer Ron Chernow points out in his recent book, this was a “prophetic message” indeed from the man who won the Civil War that freed black Americans. Black Americans chained into the tyranny imposed in a political deal with slave owners that created the Democratic Party — and established the culture of racism that exists in the party to this day.
All of this, sadly — make that very sadly during the week that celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — surfaces yet again. Surfaces as, once again, the reflexive racism of the American Left is front and center in the controversy over President Trump’s alleged “s***hole” remarks.
Prof. Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt – Racist from Shithole nation
An English professor says promoting “meritocracy” and failing to engage in identity politics are symptoms of a white supremacist disposition.
Writing at Inside Higher Ed, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt identifies 15 “troubles” in order to help her colleagues recognize the ways in which they unconsciously contribute to white supremacy.
Among her adversaries are colleagues who give awards to white students.
Irony is a constant with liberals.
Florida Gulf Coast University has faced criticism for a new course titled “White Racism.” Messages sent to the professor teaching the course have prompted the school to request a police presence at the first class on Tuesday.
While international students responded that self-segregation was a “preference,” Kwon was troubled by the notion, casting doubt over whether their choices are based on “past historical injustices” and “contemporary racism under normative whiteness.”
In other words, Kwon’s theory suggests that “normative whiteness” in America actually causes Asian students to self-segregate. For instance, when a student named Sam expressed an “inability to make friends beyond his fellow circle of Asian Americans,” Kwon observed that he didn’t stop to consider that this issue is caused by “forms of racial discrimination.”
The fact that international Asian students didn’t see self-segregation as a problem was troubling for Kwon, who argued that their passivity can serve to “reinforce colorblind racism.”
Maybe they could make white students wear these Made in Hong Kong glasses to coax the Asian kids to hang out with them!
This is How the BDS Sausage is Made
Judith Butler is an admired academic. She is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and is believed to be a theorist of gender, although one can never be quite so sure with quotes that fret about things like “the move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power.”
On one issue, however, professor Butler rarely obfuscates: Israel, which she believes to be a unique global evil worthy of all manners of censure.
Oh, she is one of those… Judith Butler: Your Behavior Creates Your Gender
Looking the other way on racial bigotry
The case of George Ciccariello-Maher is an interesting and instructive one. Ciccariello-Maher, a former professor at Drexel University, generated headlines a while ago when he tweeted favorably about the ethnic extermination of white people; later he blamed the brutal Las Vegas massacre, without evidence, on a “narrative of white victimization,” claiming that the sadistic mass murder “is what happens when [white people and men] don’t get what they want.” To say that Ciccariello-Maher has a chip on his shoulder about white people would probably be an understatement; it is uncomfortable, in any case, to witness such naked racism so proudly and publicly flaunted. Most people keep that stuff under wraps, out of shame if nothing else.
Racist professor Oscar ‘Ozzie’ Monge
A Native American lecturer has been found to have discriminated against and harassed a white student at San Diego State University.
A six-month investigation by the California Department of Justice concluded that then-student Crystal Sudano was discriminated against based on race and faced racial harassment and retaliation after challenging the professor’s views.
Sudano reportedly filed four complaints against Native American and Chicano professor Oscar ‘Ozzie’ Monge accusing him of racial harassment and retaliation, and discrimination based on a disability and race, reported the university’s newspaper, The Daily Aztec.
The two had argued over the university’s Ascot mascot and Monge later declared that ‘”whiteness” is synonymous with evil’.
House of Diversity
The notion of academic rigor has fallen on evil times. In a typical instance of continuing epistemic degradation, Donna Riley, of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education, insists that rigor must be eliminated since rigor is a “dirty deed” fraught with “exclusionary implications for marginalized groups and marginalized ways of knowing.” It matters little, apparently, if our bridges collapse so long as “men of color and women, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, first-generation and low-income students” are welcomed into the new holistic community defined by “other ways of knowing” – whatever these may be.