University administrators in California are urging students and faculty to contact campus police if government officials ask for information about immigration status.
In response to two memoranda issued Tuesday by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly outlining his department’s enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration, California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White responded with his own memo to the school community Wednesday reiterating his commitment to “sanctuary campus” policies forbidding cooperation with immigration enforcement and deportation efforts.
This ban will result in students lose out on the opportunity to write more good.
EAST LANSING – Whiteboards will be banished from dorm room doors at Michigan State University beginning this fall because they’ve increasingly become platforms for harassment, according to university officials.
“The functionality of whiteboards used to outweigh the downsides,” said Kat Cooper, spokeswoman for Residential and Hospitality Services.
An “antiracist” poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical ‘correctness.’”
The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society.
Take ten minutes and watch this profoundly creepy conversation between Tucker Carlson and a left-wing fascist named Yvette Felarca, who smirks with pride as she describes the riot she helped foment in order to “protect” her community from the threat of words. Carlson opens the segment by showing another clip of Felarca personally engaging in violence during an anti-fascist rally in California last year, then questions her about her big anti-speech “triumph” at Berkeley earlier this month. She calmly — and almost sociopathically — makes the case that speech she deems to be “fascist” could lead to “genocide,” and “rape,” and therefore must be forcefully suppressed “By Any Means Necessary” (BAMN), which is the name of her radically illiberal organization. More.
She is, of course, a public school teacher. Will possibly turn up writing study guides and curricula.
Reality check: The student mobs are, we will find, Orwell’s Outer Party. They will only ever be useful for oppressing others. Asking whether they believe in freedom of expression is like asking if Tuesday wears a blue hat.
Our first step is surely to clean up our personal acts by ceasing to give private money to universities, forcing the government and big business to do it. Then, when they get sick of paying protection, our private ransom to avoid the violence and oppression may be, like a form of tax break, reduced over the years… .
Until, that is, the dear little radioactive snowflakes are out looking for work …
In what seems like the latest installment of the academe edition of the post-Trump culture wars, students and faculty members at the University of Minnesota at Morris are planning a teach-in Monday, following a professor’s harsh criticism of immigrants and refugees on social media. The professor says he wrote about an issue of concern on a private Facebook page and is being punished for being out of step with the politics of his colleagues.
“Illegal immigrants lower the confidence in the rule of law and add people and workers and students we don’t need,” Dan Demetriou, associate professor of philosophy, recently wrote on Facebook, according to screenshots that have been made public. “They on average have IQs lower than natives and low skills. They are harmful to an economy about to automate, especially when it is a welfare state.”
Refugees, meanwhile, are “way worse,” Demetriou wrote, “as most adhere to a religious-political cult with repulsive values at war with the West from its inception. No country who has taken the current crop of refugees has made it work.”
Blocking traffic, damaging property, rioting, and other forms of extreme protest behaviours can reduce popular support for social movements, a new study concludes.
The study, Extreme Protest Tactics Reduce Popular Support For Social Movements, was published in SSRN by Professor Matthew Feinberg of the University of Toronto, who told Campus Reform that he was inspired to investigate protest tactics during his tenure as a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, during which time he claimed that he “went to a lot of protests.”
The potential for protests to be counterproductive has important implications for campus activists, he explained, saying, “There is a tradeoff between two of the key aims [in activism]: one is to get attention, and the other is to effect public opinion in favor of your movement.” More.
Reality check: The prof is doubtless a smart guy but he may have missed the point here: The nuclear snowflakes’ purpose is not to get attention but strike fear, not to persuade but to force others to shut up—or shut down. Progressive governments and governments-in-waiting watch their success with keen interest, for recruiting purposes for the outer party.
See also: You mean those college terrorists are not snowflakes? Those kids’ only hope of employment, given their lack of workplace-relevant skills, is as the Orwell’s Outer Party of a permanent progressive government. The surprising part is that there is anyone out there who thinks there is much more to know.
Student demands for censorship get a lot of coverage. Spiked Online’s Free Speech University Rankings, now in its third annual edition, argues that there is a “crisis of free speech on campus”.
By analysing the censorious policies and actions that have taken place on British campuses, Spiked concluded that 63.5 per cent of universities actively censor speech and 30.5 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation. You can barely go a few days without encountering a new op-ed covering censorship on campus.
Maajid Nawaz describes the students demanding censorship as members of the “regressive left”. Milo Yiannopoulos calls them “snowflakes”.
The Gustavus Adolphus College “Womyn’s Awareness Center” (the misspelling is intentional) erected an effigy of President Trump alongside its recruitment table Wednesday, encouraging passers-by to unleash their political anger on a replica of the new president.
According to images of the event obtained by Campus Reform, members of the Womyn’s Center dubbed the activity “Wac-a-Trump,” attaching a list of their grievances with the new administration to the Trump-dummy.
Contemporary white progressives cater to the most regressive tendencies of the various Others.
Anybody who can get themselves classified as an official Other-American is today repeatedly encouraged to play the race card, the religion card, or the sex card in the most intellectually crude, bigoted manner possible. Open-mindedness is only an obligation for American-Americans.
You can see it in the Establishment’s hunt for ever more Other Others, such as the transgendered and Muslims.
‘Settler, please:’ B.C.’s racist historical signs have got to go, argues archaeologist
A Kamloops archaeologist is making the case that many of B.C.’s historical “stop of interest” plaques, which in most cases extol the achievements of European settlers, need a total rewrite.
“There are so many that don’t explicitly say anything racist, but the implication is that all the land was here for the taking and it’s only ever been prosperity and good times since then,” said Joanne Hammond. The plaques are the responsibility of B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and can be found at points of historical interest throughout the province.
For now at least, we do have freedom of speech in Canada.
But try booking a conference room to protest the bizarre anti-Islamic blasphemy motion. Organizers of the Emergency Rally for Free Speech found out first-hand Tuesday freedom is not always free – even when you are prepared to pay.
The rally was scheduled for Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at a Toronto hotel and with up to 1,000 people expected, including up to six Conservative Party leadership candidates, organizers were gearing up to send a message as parliament gets set to debate M-103 this week.
Until the phone rang with some strange news.
It seems the hotel got a “threatening” call and decided it didn’t want to have such an event after all. They cancelled the contract.
Freedom for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is an organization that defends freedom of speech for students and academics at American universities. They’ve tracked disinvitations and speech disruptions on campus over the last 17 years and recently published their findings.
From 2000-2009 disinvitations and disruptions occurred almost equally from the left and the right (on the right mostly with reference to abortion and Israel), but from 2010 onward protest veered sharply leftward. Today, over 90 per cent of speaker disinvitation attempts and speaker interruptions arise left of the speaker, occurring most frequently around racial, gender, immigration and Islam-related issues.
But even left-wingers can be disrupted or disinvited if they don’t toe the party line on every single issue sacred to progressives.
Universities and colleges in the United States need to be safe places where students of all backgrounds and beliefs can live and study, free from intimidation by other students, faculty, and administrators.
Protests are fine, and they are our right as Americans, but there needs to be zero tolerance for violence and intimidation. If a speaker or group is committing or inciting battery, assault or vandalism, the situation should be a police and judicial matter — as well as valid grounds for mandatory expulsion. There is no place for vigilantism by students, faculty or administers on campus to enforce political conformity. There is no place for any kind of intimidation and violence anywhere in the US. We should never let rioters have a hecklers veto over who gets to speak.
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart was attacked on Saturday by a mob of protesters in front of the Robert E. Lee monument in Lee Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the latest liberal assault on Southern history and heritage.
“The Charlottesville City Council is trying to erase history. They are desecrating the monument to one of Virginia’s greatest heroes,” Stewart said, surrounded by hostile, chanting protesters. “I ask all Virginians to stand with me to protest the Council’s decision and reverse this politically correct madness.”