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USC Commits Unforgivable Sin: Mascot’s Name is Similar to Robert E. Lee’s Horse

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 8:00am 8/20/2017 at 8:00am
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Gotta give it to this student group — they worked extra hard to find something racisty where none existed.

From the LA Times:

…the brief performance before USC kicked off its season against Georgia Tech turned into one of college football’s iconic traditions. A succession of white horses named...

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Laguna Beach Installing Concrete Barriers to Stop Terrorists Using Cars as Weapons

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 4:30pm 8/19/2017 at 4:30pm
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The mayor of Laguna Beach has announced that she will be erecting concrete barriers to stop terrorists who use cars as weapons.

CBS Los Angeles reports:

The street attack in Barcelona — following similar attacks here and abroad — show the need to protect pedestrians against weaponized cars and vehicles.

CBS2’s Michele Gile says...

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Pennsylvania, Florida: Six Police Officers Shot, One Fatally

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The circumstances of each of the shootings are not yet clear, but six police officers have been shot, one of whom was killed, in three incidents in Pennsylvania and Florida.

CBS reports:

One police officer was killed and three wounded in nighttime shootings in two Florida cities where the officers were responding to...

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Fed Court Sides with Pro-life Filmmaker in U. of Washington Fetal Tissue Investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 12:30pm 8/19/2017 at 12:30pm

The undercover investigators that exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby part market were granted a small victory this week in the form of an appeal.

From the Thomas Moore Society:

Thomas More Society attorneys have won an appeal on behalf of undercover journalist David Daleiden, against a group of University of Washington research lab employees...

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U. Chicago: Everyone ‘Free to Debate, Disagree, Argue’ Without Repercussions

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University of Chicago Dean of Students Dr. John Ellison is sticking to his guns when it comes to free speech. Just like last year, he has reminded all incoming freshman that free speech is tolerated on the campus. From Campus Reform:

“At the University of Chicago, we insist that all faculty and...

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Illegal Immigrants May Have ‘Safe Spaces’ at Oberlin

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Oberlin College’s Multicultural Resource Center has decided on eight points to concentrate on eight ways to support illegal immigrants on its campus, which includes safe spaces. From Campus Reform:

Quietly inaugurated on April 19 as part of National Coming Out Day for illegal immigrants, the strategies to support illegal immigrants are ongoing....

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New Chancellor at UC Berkeley Tells Students ‘Safe Space’ is Inner Resilience

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 18, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/18/2017 at 1:30pm

This lady won’t last a year. If she keeps talking like this, students will find a way to oust her.

The College Fix reports:

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Confederate Statue Vandalized at Duke University

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:30am 8/18/2017 at 10:30am

This trend to vandalize and remove statues the left finds offensive actually began on college campuses, so this is hardly surprising.

The Daily Caller reports:

Confederate Statue At Duke University Latest To Be Vandalized

Duke University discovered vandalism was done to a Robert E. Lee statue Thursday, including what appear to be holes in...

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College Republicans at UVA Falsely Smeared as Racists

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The College Republicans at UVA got smeared online over the white nationalists marching there even though the Republicans denounced them.

Campus Reform reports:

UVA College Republicans falsely smeared as racists

The University of Virginia College Republicans group got a welcome assist from its Democratic counterpart after its members were falsely accused of participating in...

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Profs Claim Field of Medieval Studies is Too White

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/17/2017 at 1:30pm
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Every academic field must have the same amounts and combinations of diversity, apparently.

The College Fix reports:

Medieval Studies scholars deem field too white

A growing concern among Medieval Studies scholars is that the field is too dominated by white, male scholars who appreciate its link to Christian values and the fact that it’s...

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Ryerson University Cancels Free Speech Event Due to Safety Concerns

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:30am 8/17/2017 at 10:30am

This is how the enemies of free speech win. Fear leads to silence.

The Daily Caller reported:

College Responds To Hosting Panel On Free Speech By Canceling It

Ryerson University canceled a panel Wednesday dedicated to discussing the silencing of free speech on college campuses, citing “campus safety.”

The Canadian school canceled “The Stifling of...

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Community College in Michigan Creates Social Justice Retreat for HS Students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:30am 8/17/2017 at 7:30am

This is straight up left wing indoctrination masquerading as education.

The Blaze reports:

Community college creates ‘social justice retreat’ for high school students

Michigan’s Kellogg Community College’s Center for Diversity and Innovation will host an overnight...

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Concert Sells Out After Leftists Protest Dennis Prager and the Santa Monica Symphony

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:00pm 8/16/2017 at 3:00pm
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Oops? When boycotts have the opposite of the intended outcome…

The official statement:

Despite efforts from the left to boycott an Aug.16 concert of the Santa Monica Symphony guest conducted by talk show host and founder of PragerU, Dennis Prager, the event has sold out.

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U. San Francisco to Hold Segregated ‘Blacks Only’ Orientation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/16/2017 at 1:30pm

Once again, academia is setting the civil rights movement back years. Why are people OK with this?

The College Fix reports:

University of San Francisco to host blacks-only student orientation

The University of San Francisco this week is scheduled to host a segregated orientation dedicated to black students, a program that takes place in...

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CUNY Prof Laments ‘Linguistic Racism’ in Standard English

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:30am 8/16/2017 at 10:30am

So the English Language is racist now, as well? There’s no end to it.

Campus Reform reported:

Prof: ‘privileging of standard English’ is ‘linguistic racism’

A professor of medieval literature at the City University of New York (CUNY) lamented academia’s support for “Standard American English” in a recent op-ed.

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Cleveland Cannabis College Expanding Curriculum

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:30am 8/16/2017 at 7:30am

The irony here is that graduates of this school will probably have decent job prospects.

News 5 Cleveland reports:

Cleveland Cannabis College curriculum expanding this fall

A year shy of Ohio’s medical marijuana program becoming operational, Cleveland Cannabis College is expanding it’s curriculum in the hopes of helping to fill the thousands of jobs...

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Mahmoud Abbas Wishes Kim Jong Un “Health and Happiness”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 3:00pm 8/15/2017 at 3:00pm

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reached out to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on Korea Liberation Day to offer his congratulations. From Palestinian Media Watch:

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas today sent congratulations to the ruler of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, in honor of the country’s Liberation Day. In the statement released...

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