Category Archives: “racial justice”

William Watson: ‘Whites not wanted’ is what Dalhousie evidently considers ‘progressive’

Dalhousie University is looking for a new dean of students but says it is interested only in someone who is “racially visible.” Perhaps I’ll apply. I’ve taught at university all my life and I’m racially visible — in the sense that my race is visible: I’m white.

h/t JEH

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Sometimes The Appropriation Appropriates Itself – OR – Dem Hoes Be Mad I Married A Skinny White Yoga Instructor

A new “rap yoga” class has ruffled a few feathers in midtown Sacramento. The yoga class featuring rap music would have been taught by a (skinny) white woman and the Sacramento Chapter of Black Lives Matter viewed it as cultural appropriation.

Solfire Yoga canceled the class after the uproar but that didn’t prevent a protest in front the studio early Saturday.

Darrell Spence (whom is black), the husband of the rap yoga instructor (whom is a skinny white bitch), defended his wife saying, “My wife and I we listen to rap music in our home. And we enjoy the music, we respect the music, we love the music.” He further explained, “She wanted to marry her love with hip-hop with her love of yoga. And combine the two and teach a class with a hip-hop theme.”

Founder of BLM Sacramento Chapter Tanya Faison said, “Historically rap music has been a way of expression for black folks to talk about the pain that they go through in their neighborhoods and their lives.” Faison continued, “We’re just trying to make change and we’re trying to get them to acknowledge what they’re doing and be accountable.”

 

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Barbara Kay: Delaware students can now choose their own race. This should end well

The state of Delaware is poised to adopt what is known as “Regulation 225.” Approved both by the Delaware State Education Association and Gov. John Carney, Regulation 225 would safeguard children’s “protected characteristics,” such as gender, age, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Section 7.4(1) of 225’s Prohibition of Discrimination Code states, “All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race, which is maintained in the school.”

Gender isn’t news. But race? Are they really going there? Yes, they apparently are.

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Perpetual Victims

If you wanted to write a satire of leftist journalism, you could hardly do better than the sincere Sports Illustrated article on Meek Mill by DeAntae Prince. It concerns the friendship, meant to seem rather touching, between Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin and the jailed black Philly rapper. Much of the emphasis is on Rubin’s “efforts to liberate the rapper”—as if Mill were France under the Nazi occupation.

Mill is currently serving a two-to four-year prison sentence for repeated probation violations. With unintended comedy, Prince describes this as “legal complications due to constant travel and a rapper lifestyle that clashed with his probation obligations.” The evasion is palpable here. Imagine explaining to the IRS: “I didn’t pay my taxes, a legal complication, because doing so clashed with my lifestyle. I prefer spending my money on gambling and whores.”

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High school science fair project questioning African American intelligence sparks outrage

Students, parents and staff at C.K. McClatchy High School are upset over a science fair project by a student in its elite magnet program that questioned whether certain races of people lack the intelligence to handle the program’s academically challenging coursework.

…the student who prepared the report has a history of making racist remarks in class. He is described by peers as a boy of Asian descent and a participant in the accelerated Humanities and International Studies program, or HISP.

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High School play cancelled after activists object to “colorblind casting”

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.

Alas…

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California Brownout

…The reason the story didn’t go national is simple: The girl who recorded the video isn’t white. She’s Desirae Fernandez, a Latina. So the national media had no interest. The Elk Grove Unified School District announced that Ms. Fernandez was no longer part of their student body, and everybody went about their business…until this month, when the district decided to hold an “anti-racism” open meeting. A Pleasant Grove senior, Rachael Francois—who is black—caught the attention of the press with stories of antiblack racism she’d encountered at the school. Now reporters from bigger markets became interested, because the villains in Francois’ tales are white.

h/t FF

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Inside a Public School Social Justice Factory

The city of Edina has changed the way it approaches public education, putting social justice above learning. The results will shock you.

For decades, the public schools of Edina, Minnesota, were the gold standard among the state’s school districts. Edina is an upscale suburb of Minneapolis, but virtually overnight, its reputation has changed. Academic rigor is unraveling, high school reading and math test scores are sliding, and students increasingly fear bullying and persecution.

The shift began in 2013, when Edina school leaders adopted the “All for All” strategic plan—a sweeping initiative that reordered the district’s mission from academic excellence for all students to “racial equity.”

“Equity” in this context does not mean “equality” or “fairness.” It means racial identity politics—an ideology that blames minority students’ academic challenges on institutional racial bias, repudiates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s color-blind ideal, and focuses on uprooting “white privilege.”

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‘Your racist side slipped out a little’: How the anthem protests split one small town

The sharp divisions of the Trump era were laid bare in rural North Carolina when a rumor circulated that the high school football team would be forced to kneel for the Star-Spangled Banner

…That September day – the week after President Trump had called for NFL owners to fire any player who knelt during the national anthem – one white mother at the school heard a striking story from her daughter, a 10th-grade student. At the football game on Friday night, the school would force the entire team, band and cheerleading squad to kneel in solidarity with the NFL protestors. The mother, as a member of a military family, felt offended and called her ex-mother-in-law, who had put up the original post, to vent.

For both women, forcing students to kneel had crossed a line. It was one thing to make students learn about Trayvon Martin or for teachers to wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts to work. But now the school had gone too far, forcing students to take sides on the most divisive political issue of the moment.

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I Prayed for God to Take Me: Farmer Describes Family’s Torture, Father’s Last Moments

Farm Murders Monument South Africa

“I think he heard the gunshot, heard his grandkids screaming, and everything that was left of him rallied for one last push. He went to the kitchen, he must have tried to grab a blanket or a towel to stop the blood, then he came to the garage to untie me and my wife.”

I felt his blood dripping on my palms as I lay face-down on the garage floor, my hands and feet tied with wire. I could feel his blood running into my palms like a tap and it felt cold, refrigerator-cold, and I knew it wasn’t good.”

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Is there a genealogist in the house?

From Mark Steyn,

On Monday evening I joined Tucker Carlson to discuss what he and I regard as a public policy question and what MSNBC regard as Tucker’s genealogical hypocrisy over his refusal to admit that his immigrant Swiss great-great-grandfather in 1860 justifies mass illegal immigration on an unprecedented scale 157 years later. First up was Tucker: More.

Reality check: Tucker articulated his position well, though his position amounts to a rational presentation of one side of a debate in which the rational presentation of the other side is seldom or never articulated.

The progressive needs open borders in order to continue the endless revolution by doling out tax money to low-tech people who will become a voting base for mere sustenance in a high-tech culture. And to the “helping professionals” who are paid to look after them. Another powerful voting base!

The low-tech migrants may not approve of transgender-positive schools for their kids but they need EBT transfers, free medical/dental, and public housing. So they are exactly what the progressive needs. People who need him far too much to afford an opinion about whatever else he is doing.

A middle-class African American couple, by contrast, might be a hard sell for making young Jefferson wear a dress at school as part of a transpositive sex ed program. They might also be a hard sell for manipulating data about the economy or crime in order to pursue social justice goals because they need correct data for their businesses and lives.

But it doesn’t matter what they think. They are compelled to pay taxes to support newcomers who must put buying groceries before anything. That’s the rational case for what the progressive is doing – but we do not hear it discussed openly in traditional media.

Things may change over the generations, to be sure. but I for one do not have a crystal ball. I’d suggest looking at the next 20 years, as they are easier to forecast.

This is Donald Trump’s opportunity to blow. And plenty of people on both sides of the aisle will be happy to help him blow it. That’s because government itself wins as long as that African-American couple is compelled to forward money to the cause. And the Republicans’ dirty little secret is that so many of them are just in it for the government ops, win or lose, anyway. Decade after decade, Republican voters get taken in just like Conservative voters in Canada do. Recently, some tried to break away, hence US2016.

Mark’s key point is that even small cultural differences can matter, citing the Protestant vs. Catholic Irish and the Quebec separatist movement. Those differences arose from being on different sides of a given history. But what if the differences are not even small?

What if one culture genuinely believes that math and science education are not critical but the other side is a high-tech society? Anyone can blather that “Education is for everybody!” But does that mean that migrant teen Mary simply must get off Facebook and study her algebra?

Right now, there’s a big move in education to dumb down math and science for the sake of “diversity,” which essentially means that Mary doesn’t have to learn her algebra. Not learning it will put her out of the running for STEM jobs in a society where those are, increasingly, the good jobs.

But maybe Mary can get a job in social work or social justice education, encouraging other girls to feel good about being ignorant and helpless. And to feel good about being aggrieved too, provided they are aggrieved with the taxpayers who are forced to fund all this and not with the progressives who created it.

It gets worse. What if one culture genuinely believes that men have the right to beat their wives or have their daughters’ genitals excised? Or have those daughters murdered if they are a source of shame? These are not small differences and the progressive, accordingly, bends every effort – including attempts here in Canada at legislation – to keep them from being honestly discussed.

Progressivism does not shut itself down.

See also: Among “raging feminist fails” of 2017: Quebec feminists elect transgender man Feminism arose as a modern movement and is being killed by post-modernism. Modern movements depended on definitions; post-modernism dissolves them. If feminists cannot say that wife-beating is always wrong (that would be cultural appropriation) or that their concerns are for biological women who suffer inequities (that would be transphobia), they have nothing left but the fight for government grants among those who snatch the various pieces. There is no further coherence and none is sought.

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Why doesn’t Europe resist? Their feminism will adjust; indeed, it already has. They traded everything for abortion and a bargain was sealed. Of course, they don’t enjoy being reminded of how far they have fallen. So they persecute those who remind them.

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The WAR on WHITEY: Schools and colleges are now teaching children to believe that being born white makes you a bad person

Parents of school-age children in Wisconsin are making their grievances known about the latest onslaught of racist curriculum to creep into the state’s public “education” system. According to reports, eighth-graders in West Bend, a northwest suburb of Milwaukee, are apparently now being taught that they’re bad people if their skin color is white, or if their families have two parents of the opposite sex who are still married.

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