Everyone should be worried about the way in which anti-racism is becoming weaponised across the political spectrum
Next month, Theresa May is expected to launch her long-awaited audit into racial disparities in public services. We are being prepared for the worst. Unnamed Whitehall insiders say that they have been ‘shocked’ by the picture it reveals of racial discrimination in the UK. All this suggests the scene is being set for another bout of political self-flagellation regarding the subject of race in Britain, in which half-truths are peddled by lobbyists and swallowed wholesale by officialdom.
Several studies have already shown that some ethnic groups experience different outcomes in policing, health, employment and education. There are many causes behind these disparities but the evidence will be carefully selected to suit a predetermined agenda.
How is this woman even considered a conservative?
Relics of the past should be preserved, for the sake of history, art, and future generations. But the current frenzy to demand removal of (and in some cases actually violently destroy) Confederate monuments, and even American monuments threatens to erase large swaths of American history — noble and deplorable alike.
The arts are certainly not immune to the hysteria.
A new report on diversity among library employees at America’s four-year colleges and universities has concluded that there are entirely too many white librarians.
Ithaka S+R, an academic research firm, released the “Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity” report on Wednesday.
As a group, librarians “are over three quarters white and nearly 90 percent white in leadership roles,” the Ithaka S+R report reveals.
The lack of “library employees of color” is a “shortcoming” in the academic library industry, the report also says.
If there is anything that characterizes the rhetoric and the ideology of the far left, it is a pathological obsession with race and racism, and an almost reflexive tendency to accuse people on the right of racist beliefs and motivations. Everything from opposition to Obamacare, to reading Shakespeare, to waving the American flag – anything and everything can be, and frequently is, diagnosed as “racism” by the inventive and cynical minds on the left.
In a column published by Teen Vogue on Wednesday, a writer argues that if you are white and share a GIF of a black person, you are racist. Lauren Michele Jackson calls the act of sharing a reaction GIF of a black person “digital blackface.”
“Digital blackface does not describe intent, but an act — the act of inhabiting a black persona,” she writes. “Employing digital technology to co-opt a perceived cache or black cool, too, involves playacting blackness in a minstrel-like tradition.”
“…The Women’s March moved me. O.K., so Madonna and Ashley Judd said some nutty things. But every movement has its excesses, I reasoned. Mr. Trump had campaigned on attacking the weakest and most vulnerable in our society. Now was the time to put aside petty differences and secondary issues to oppose his presidency.
That’s certainly what the leaders of the Democratic Party, who applauded the march, told us.”
Via this post on Twitchy… Finally: New York Times editor takes closer look at the Women’s March, doesn’t like what she sees
Antonia Okafor is a black graduate student who carries a gun for self-defense and some of the New York Times readership is extremely bothered by it.
On July 24 Okafor wrote a NYT opinion piece, in which she explained why she owns a gun, why she carries it, and why she thinks campus carry is the most logical way to empower women to protect themselves from predators in the university setting.
The new and improved Pippi Longstocking in “Child Bride Adventure”
In Sweden, children’s books featuring the beloved fictional character Pippi Longstocking are facing the same fate that befell Tintin some years ago in France.
Previously Starbucks was mocked by all sides for its ill-advised “Race Together” initiative”. Despite its efforts to be all social justicy Starbucks locations remain a favoured target for Antifa/Black Bloc rioters.
Starbucks, the famously left-wing coffee chain, is being boycotted in a case of blue-on-blue activism.
Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia are calling for the boycott due to the coffee chain’s vocal support for homosexual rights.
The spokesman for a Malaysian Islamic group said that country should revoke Starbucks’ trading license as well as other companies, including Microsoft and Apple, that support homosexual rights, The Washington Post reported.
The liberal policies violate Malaysia’s constitution and Islam in particular, the group claims.
Kids need cultural leaders like NPR and teachers to focus not on differences and group identities, but to emphasize what we as Americans citizens share in common.
“Mansplaining” was so 2016. Half way through 2017, the Huffington Post is peddling a new complaint to add to the American lexicon: “Whitesplaining.”
By now you hopefully are familiar with the plight of Evergreen State College professor Bret Weinstein. You can follow our prior coverage at the Evergreen State College Tag.
The short version of the story is that for the sin of objecting to a racist proposal that white students and faculty leave campus for a day, Weinstein has been subjected to well-documented harassment, threats and abuse by a coalition of “social justice” students and faculty on campus. The administration further enabled the attacks on Weinstein through cowardly capitulation to student demands.
Dr. Micah Johnson. Eerily shares name with Dallas Black Lives Matter shooter.
A University of Florida instructor claimed that patriotism is “drenched in whiteness” and suggests that black Americans are “uncivilized” and “un-American” in a study discovered Thursday.