Category Archives: “social activism”

Hundreds marched against ‘Confederate pride’ in Austin, Texas

Hundreds marched against a scheduled (but then canceled) “Dixie Freedom Rally” in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Public pressure against the event was immense, and after receiving threats of violence, the Texas Confederate Militia decided to postpone the event to a later date. That didn’t stop the counter march the Austin chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America had planned.

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This Is NOT Good: Entire Pee Wee Football Team Takes A Knee During National Anthem

The Kaepernick Effect, like lice or a stomach bug in a first grade classroom, has insidiously spread from the gridiron to other sports and players looking for a little bit of media attention (what they usually get, deservedly, is disdain from everyday Americans). And now it’s made its way to a team of 8-and-under football players.

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Profs call for LGBTQ ‘activism’ by admins in the South

A group of professors is calling upon student affairs administrators at universities in the American South to sneak “activism for LGBTQ rights” into their daily duties.

While they acknowledge that “anti-LGBTQ policies and political rhetoric are also found in other regions,” the professors argue that “cultural barriers” make the South especially hostile to LGBTQ students.

Next step: ban the Bible.

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Charlottesville: A Counterfactual for Jews

According to Messrs. Bing and Google, there are no statues of Theodor Herzl in the U.S. Still, it’s not inconceivable that there exists one somewhere, or, on some university campus, at least a bust of the founder of political Zionism. He was a popular figure in ‘50s, when Americans across the political spectrum celebrated the founding of Israel.

Now let’s say the town or university, under pressure from CAIR, BDS, BLM, Students for Justice in Palestine, the Muslim Student Association, and other teachers’ pets and their engagé sponsors, decides to remove the statue or bust. This dead white male was a colonialist, an imperialist, and a racist, and should not be honored by a tolerant, multicultural community. His presence is creating a hostile environment.

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These are the monuments vandalized after Charlottesville

The debate over Confederate monuments has intensified since last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalist and other far-right groups protested the removal of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Many public and private monuments have been vandalized following the clashes in Charlottesville. Here’s a state-by-state breakdown.

Warning: CNN.

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Trump condemns ‘anti-police agitators’ as clashes break out after FIFTEEN THOUSAND anti-fascist protesters gather in Boston to completely outnumber a handful of ‘free speech’ activists at rally

The city mayor had pleaded for counter-protesters to stay away, saying their presence would draw more attention to the far-right activists and could result in violence.

However, opponents of the right-wing took over the event, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism, in order to stand against what they thought could have turned into a platform for racist propaganda.

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Berkeley plans to keep dueling protest groups separate next Sunday

The city does not plan to issue protest permits, but the white nationalists and a group protesting in opposition have agreed to gather in separate locations to avoid conflict and violence, Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern said Friday.

Berkeley is laying the groundwork for a defense against criticism and legal battles; they want conflict between the protest groups, as long as it can be blamed on the Right – and the MSM will take care of that. 

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Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

Apple is giving $1 million apiece to Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. The iPhone maker also will match employee donations to those two groups and other human rights organizations on a two-for-one basis.

Tech companies’ efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google’s Android app store.

Gab had already been unavailable in Apple’s store, though it remains accessible on the web.

That sounds like a threat, or at the very least a call for action. Step 1 accomplished: Identify the enemy, and we can thank Trump for flushing them out.

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University of Michigan advertises for an admin to fight “cultural appropriation”

From Adam Sabes at Campus Reform:

The Coordinator will also be tasked with managing the school’s “bias prevention initiatives and Expect Respect initiatives” by partnering with other departments to “ensure annual Expect Respect messaging begins in orientation programs,” assisting with various “divisional social justice initiatives,” enacting “cultural appropriation prevention initiatives,” and developing “strong working relationships with identity-based student organizations.”

In addition, the job comes with “critical incident case management” responsibilities when issues of concern arise within the school community.

When such incidents occur, the Coordinator is tasked with providing “a safe listening space in which to offer compassion, support, and guidance to students,” and in some cases is also expected to assist students “in locating and obtaining emergency funding in crisis situations.”More.

Reality check: The reason anyone pays good money for higher education is to appropriate a culture that pays off better in all respects than flipping burgers at the Greasy Spoon. If that’s not happening for you at your U, get your money back.

See also: Why new Conservative leader Scheer is quite right to frontline free speech

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