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“Scientists invented race as an explanation for social inequality,” she said. Later, she reaffirmed this and said “there is a whole system designed to keep black children from succeeding, again and again.”
Roberts offered her insight to the overarching question. “What I’ve realized is it’s not so much about … thinking black children are inferior,” she said, “It’s about not wanting to confront white privilege and power.”
Magdalen College will run the mandatory workshops for freshers starting from next year, where they will be taught about racism, institutional racism, cultural appropriation and implicit bias.
The list of offensive things on campus keeps growing.
Dodie’s Place, a Cajun restaurant in Texas, has used the image of Caitlyn Jenner for the ladies’ room in juxtaposition to an image of Bruce Jenner during his glory days as an Olympian for the mens’ room. Snowflakes have not expressed approval, to say the least.
A photo of Officer Antonio Gutierrez began circulating on social media on Monday mostly thanks to Twitter users who found the spoof costume offensive. In it, Gutierrez is seen wearing a makeshift Kaepernick jersey, a fake nose, an afro and a “will stand for food” sign.
The 250-plus pound snowflake players of the Houston Texans held a massive protest Sunday, kneeling for the anthem, locking arms or holding hands on the sideline. National media in attendance put the number of players standing at about 10. Referees walked off the field.
A University of Akron Teaching Assistant recently called for more “size acceptance” in college curricula, saying “health promotion materials” are harmful.
In a recent academic article, Teaching Assistant and fat-studies scholar Corey Stevens criticizes colleges for offering “health promotion” programs and flyers, arguing that such materials perpetuate “anti-obesity rhetoric” that could hurt the “body image and self-esteem” of overweight students.
“I will always call on my black women students first,” McKellop wrote on Twitter. “Other POC [people of color] get second tier priority. WW [White women] come next. And, if I have to, white men.”
“My black women students? My black women students”? Doesn’t that smack of racism and implied slavery?
A Change.org petition titled, “Make Wonder Woman Bisexual,” was launched Monday by LGBTQ activist Gianna Collier-Pitts, who said the new hit film “was a success for everyone… except the bisexual community.”
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.
“We face major challenges globally, from climate change, to making gender equality a reality, to building a world where everyone’s human rights are respected. Young people have deep compassion and bold ideas about how to tackle these challenges. When we amplify their voices, and focus on the issues that matter to them, we all benefit,” said Prime Minister Trudeau. “I’m honoured to take part in the inaugural WE Day UN and remind students that no matter their age, or where they’re from, they have the power to create change—right now.”
I hope Antifa shows up.
One of my wittier friends told me today “I’m starting a movement to ban Dixie cups.” If I’d have been less startled by his gallows humor I’d have replied – “Just wait a week. They’ll probably drop the ‘Dixie’ name themselves.”
Two professors claim to have discovered a new form of politically incorrect offense called “invisibility microaggressions,” which are said to be even more subtle than regular microaggressions. Their proposed solution for these offenses is to get rid of meritocracy.
Then shouldn’t the panel be half male?
“If that’s what it takes, then that’s what it takes,” added Rachel Goldberg, one of seven directors on the panel.
The app, which initially became famous for its features that let users edit images to look older or younger, or add a smile, launched the new filters around midday on Wednesday. They allowed a user to edit their image to fit one of four categories: Caucasian, Asian, Indian or Black.