Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, took part Thursday in the annual Unthanksgiving Day on Alcatraz.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Kaepernick made the surprise appearance at the event that commemorates the nine-month occupation of the prison by Native American activists from 1969-1971.
“Our fight is the same fight,” Kaepernick told the crowd, in a message he posted on Twitter. “We’re all fighting for our justice, for our freedom. And realizing that we are all in this fight together makes us all the more powerful.”
The list of offensive things on campus keeps growing.
I once noted that with the election of President Trump, a new era for Alpha Males began.
However, social justice warriors who want to lead the #Resistance charge against our current president are targeting “toxic masculinity” in the same way they used the smear “era of greed” against President Ronald Reagan. The crusade is not working and is poisoning the political and cultural environments.
The book, Promoting Social Justice Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, published by Indiana University Press, was spearheaded by Georgia Southern Professor Delores Liston, and Regina Rahimi, who teaches at Armstrong State University.
Teachers should use both “critical pedagogy” and “transformative practice” in their classes to promote social justice, Rahimi and Lison argue in the book’s introduction.
In the aftermath of the Ferguson riots in Missouri and the Freddie Gray fiasco in Baltimore, the decriminalization of crime in the name of “social justice” — long a goal of the cultural-Marxist Left — got fully underway. The result was exactly what anyone not fully invested in Critical Theory would have expected…
h/t Dr. J
Black protest organizations and lawmakers have grown increasingly concerned about the contents of an FBI document called “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers,” NBC News reported Thursday. The groups believe that the document, which warns of potential violence form black extremists, would paint black organizers as “boogie men.”
Then maybe you shouldn’t be seditious or inciting the murder of police officers.
Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure, by Gene Dattel (Encounter, 408 pp., $27.99)
What gives Gene Dattel’s Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure its special power is that, even after its bracingly original and thoroughly researched account of the racism of the abolitionist North from the late eighteenth century until long after the Civil War, the book nevertheless does not shrink from laying the ills of today’s black American underclass not at the door of a painful history, with ample blame for northern as well as southern whites, but squarely at the feet of black Americans themselves. Yes, shameful, deeply shameful, were slavery, Jim Crow, and northern racism, and who can doubt that they left grievous scars? Still, America fought a war to end the evil institution, had a civil rights movement to try to erase its malign remnants, and spent decades on affirmative action and other nostrums to expunge even the faintest remaining traces. Whatever white Americans could do to atone for and repair the damage they caused, they have done, as much as imperfect humans in an imperfect world can do. Now, Dattel argues, it’s up to black Americans to save themselves.
Which trait most accounts for the spectacular career of Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic’s race blogger–turned–intellectual superstar?
Half a decade or so back, I wrote: “It’s a good basic axiom that if you take a quart of ice-cream and a quart of dog feces and mix ’em together the result will taste more like the latter than the former. That’s the problem with the U.N.”
Absolutely right, if I do say so myself. When you make the free nations and the thug states members of the same club, the danger isn’t that they’ll meet each other half-way but that the free world winds up going three-quarters, seven-eighths of the way.
That’s how it went last Friday when the World Health Organization, ostensibly one of the least nutty operating units of the UN (compared with, say, the Human Rights Council), announced that Robert Mugabe was being appointed a WHO “Goodwill Ambassador”. Mr Mugabe’s idea of “goodwill” is to send his goons round to your farmhouse to announce he’s stealing your land – and, if you’re minded to object, kill your farm workers or wife or kid. When Zimbabwe’s nonagenarian monster goes Goodwill hunting, best not to stand in his path.
The NFL entered Week 7 today and it’s obvious the backlash against players kneeling for the national anthem continues.
Here are a few tweets from around the league showing fans voting with their pocketbooks by not purchasing game tickets, leading to half-full — or worse — stadiums.
Warner doesn’t hide who he is or what he does. He writes about immigration and the issues with Islam, along with many other issues of interest to real Americans. In the Left’s vernacular that means “racist!” But now their vandalism and destruction of property is no longer limited to statues and other symbols in public parks. Now it is getting personal, at least in Warner’s neighborhood.
The debate about whether football players should stand for the national anthem moved to the center of the national conversation last month. On Sunday, September 24, scores of National Football League players, knelt, sat or stayed in the locker room while the Star-Spangled Banner was played. What used to be a rote exercise that began all sports events suddenly became seen as an indicator of sympathy for the Black Lives Matter movement or antipathy for President Donald J. Trump.
The most telling moment in the controversy, however, may have come a day later, when one NFL player felt compelled to apologize. The contrarian was not one of those allegedly protesting the nation’s perceived shortcomings. It was, instead, a player who stood at attention and with his hand over his heart while the anthem was played.
I don’t know the name of the person who created this, but it shows rather well the arguments of the everything-is-racism in their deck of cards:
The aging and ever more insane Waters is constantly pushing the boundaries of propriety and good sense.
The filmmakers behind a comedic web series in B.C. are facing fierce backlash after they tried to tackle economic disparity with ticket prices.
Organizers for the Victoria premiere of “Building the Room” used “justice pricing” when tickets went on sale last week, with white males being charged $20, while others paid $10.
Sid Mohammed, a spokesperson for the production, says organizers wanted to address the fact that white males tend to have more purchasing power than other demographics.
Frankly I suspect the promoter of cooking up publicity, this smacks of news created by the CBC for the CBC.