Portraits of medical legends moved because they ‘reinforce white men are in charge’
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is taking down its prominent display of its past medical legends because too many are white men.
Diversity and inclusion initiatives prompted the removal of 30 portraits from the hospital’s Bornstein Amphitheater because the paintings reinforce “that white men are in charge,” one professor said. The Boston Globe first reported the news, writing that past white male luminaries will be dispersed to “put the focus on diversity.”
A hate preacher calling for the genocide of Jews on the streets of Toronto, or an evangelical church group trying to feed the hungry – guess which one got the summer jobs grant funding from the Liberals?
City staff recommend bag screening at city hall, metal detectors in council chamber
City staff are proposing bag searches at the public doors of city hall and metal detectors in the council chamber as part of revised recommendations for enhanced security measures.
The suggested changes, which staff say are in line with other Canadian cities, come after council postponed making a controversial decision on stepping up security and directed staff to consult the public.
Publishing giant Penguin Random House has announced that its authors are no longer to be chosen on literary merit but according to a politically correct quota system “taking into account ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social mobility and disability”.
This is mad, stupid, and insulting. But not nearly as mad, stupid, and insulting as the decision by the Mslexia Short Story Prize, a literary competition for women authors, to sack one of its judges Lionel Shriver as a punishment for daring to criticise the new policy.
Everywhere we look, the principle of merit is compromised or regarded as the worst form of unfairness. Sanctioned mediocrity is now the order of the day. Standards of achievement are diluted, hard work goes unacknowledged, and the desire to excel in one’s field or to accept responsibility for one’s actions and even for one’s failures is in abeyance. Individual talent, intelligence, entrepreneurial success, and personal discipline are dismissed as unjust advantages deriving from the exploitation of the dispossessed. “You didn’t build that,” as Obama notoriously proclaimed. The inevitable result is the devitalizing of political, intellectual, and professional life to the point where a society finds itself in a state of “progressive” deterioration.
A bad man tore the hijabs off 3 Muslimas.
Our nation turns it’s troubled eyes to you Justin!
Man sought after woman held, beaten for two days: Cops
Determined to increase minority enrollment in New York’s elite high schools, Mayor de Blasio looks to scrap the admissions test.
For decades, admission to New York City’s eight elite “specialized high schools” has been based strictly on a high-stakes test administered to the city’s eighth-graders. The meritocratic premise is simple: regardless of who you are or how much your parents make, if you hit a certain score on the test, you’re guaranteed a place in one of these high schools, all among the best in the United States. But if Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way, New York will scrap this venerable system for one that is as close to a race-based quota scheme as constitutionally possible.
‘I want to kill a white person’: Dramatic moment armed police taser knifeman who stalked east London street threatening to cut someone’s throat
In the wake of a recent spate of murders — and with gunfire erupting more than twice as often as it did a few years ago — the Toronto Police union boss says it’s time to ask a dark question.
“Is this the new norm for our city?”
“What we’ve seen is a dramatic increase in shootings since 2014,” Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack told the Toronto Sun. “There were nearly 600 shooting victims in Toronto last year — a record high.”
It’s vibrant diversity!
CHEYENNE – A former University of Wyoming student government official who in April received an accolade for his social justice efforts on campus is facing felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly using a university credit card for personal purchases.
Dimitri Nesbitt of Torrington, who is up for graduation with a degree in international studies, was arrested Thursday on a warrant in Goshen County, Albany County Attorney Peggy Trent confirmed Friday. Nesbitt posted $10,000 cash bond and has been asked to appear Monday in Albany County Circuit Court. He is being charged with a felony for credit card theft and a misdemeanor for theft.
I guess he was liberating funds for social justice.
I don’t fly. When folks ask me why, the short answer is that I know too much: I’m a former FAA air traffic controller.
It’s been recently reported that the FAA is now actively recruiting new trainees to work in the towers and control rooms directing airplanes and that the criteria they now utilize to screen applicants is a curiously absurd “biographical questionnaire.”
Portland bakery fires employees for denying black woman service after closing
PORTLAND, Ore. — Two employees of a bakery in Northeast Portland were fired earlier this month for denying a black woman service because the business had closed.
“Back To Eden Bakery” released several public apologies and statements following the incident, before letting the employees go. In one Facebook post, the bakery’s co-owner wrote, “We are doing business in a gentrified neighborhood in a racist city within a racist state of a racist country.”