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Regions Bank: Insulting Obama Will Get You Fired

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 10:00am 11/27/2016 at 10:00am
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A Regions bank employee in Alabama dared to speak ill of the president and his wife; she’s now looking for a new job.

AL.com reports:

A Regions Bank senior-level employee who was labeled “Racist...

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Trump’s Victory Has Emboldened Campus Critics of Political Correctness

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11:00am 11/26/2016 at 11:00am
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It looks like the pendulum is already swinging back in the opposite direction on some college campuses.

The American Interest reports:

Right-Wing Inquisitors on Campus

Donald Trump’s upset victory has been hailed by his supporters as an unprecedented repudiation of politically correct ideology on college campuses. For those of us who think that campus...

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Students Target Columbia Wrestlers Over Leaked Chat Room Messages

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:00am 11/18/2016 at 7:00am
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Last week, a Columbia University student blog published a series of leaked chat room messages, leaked to a Columbia student blog, that were sent between school wrestling team players. The team was then suspended, as Legal Insurrection reported, Columbia Suspends Men’s Wrestling Season Over Lewd Texts.

These leaked messages, which were sent in the assumed privacy...

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NYU Reinstates Prof Placed on Leave for Defying Political Correctness

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:30am 11/15/2016 at 11:30am
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New York University Professor Michael Rectenwald was suspended two weeks ago for a Twitter account he ran which repudiated political correctness. Legal Insurrection readers know that’s a form of heresy on college campuses today.

He has now been reinstated and with a raise in pay. FOX News

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Diversity Police Try to Oust Providence College Prof For Heresy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 5:30pm 11/7/2016 at 5:30pm
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Providence College is a Catholic school and for many years had a reputation for being a conservative institution. All that has changed under onslaught from Social Justice Warriors.

When Literature professor Anthony Esolen recently wrote some op-eds questioning the way racial segmentation through diversity initiatives were implemented, and how it was undermining...

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Rutgers Student Fired by Campus Newspaper for Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1:30pm 11/6/2016 at 1:30pm
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When did it become an offense to use language appropriately? Oh right, when the speech police took over academia.

The College Fix reports:

Rutgers student fired from campus newspaper after writing ‘illegal alien’ in column

The Rutgers University student who hosted anti-feminist provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos for his first U.S. college event says the student...

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Harvard Cancels Men’s Soccer Season Because Players Were Rating Women’s Sex Appeal

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 12:30pm 11/5/2016 at 12:30pm
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The actions of the players in this situation may have been vulgar but it’s absurd to think this doesn’t happen at other schools all the time.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Harvard Cancels Men’s Soccer Season After Finding Sexually Explicit ‘Reports’ Continued Through 2016

Harvard has cancelled the men’s soccer team’s season after an Office...

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VIDEO: Questions Blacks have for White Social Justice Warriors

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:30am 11/5/2016 at 10:30am
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Via Five Feet of Fury:

“What is your aversion to Black People liking the Constitution? Because my free speech is in there, my right to own a gun is in there, and I kind of like that.”

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NYU Prof Placed on Leave for Opposing Political Correctness

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 31, 2016 at 11:30am 10/31/2016 at 11:30am
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This is a warning to all other professors and the message is loud and clear. Defy progressive policies at your own peril.

The New York Post reported:

Professor who tweeted against PC culture out at NYU

An NYU professor crusading against political correctness and student coddling was booted from the classroom last week after...

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U. Texas Austin Students Advised Not to Wear Cowboy And Indian Halloween Costumes

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When is this generation of young people going to rebel against the politically correct culture making their college experience so miserable? And by the way, why is Hollywood exempt from these rules?

FOX News reported:

University of Texas: No cowboy or Indian costumes

Students at the University of Texas in Austin have been advised...

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Columbia Law School joins Halloween Costume PC witch hunt

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 28, 2016 at 12:40pm 10/28/2016 at 12:40pm
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Cracking down on “offensive” Halloween is all the rage, as we have highlighted many times.

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Tufts Univ frats/sororities warned about “inappropriate, offensive and appropriative” Halloween costumes

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The newest frontier in political correctness on college campuses is the destruction of Halloween.

Certain costumes have been deemed a form of cultural appropriation, offensive to others’ sensibilities, and are therefore not tolerated. When a Yale professor suggested students chill out about Halloween costumes, she and her husband were verbally abused and...

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Author’s criticism of woman conforming to religious dress codes leads to censorship by Columbia U. Radio

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 8:00am 10/23/2016 at 8:00am
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If you read the story below, something doesn’t add up. At one point it says the author cancelled the appearance but then it says a student producer cancelled it. Either way, the reason won’t surprise you.

From the National Coalition Against Censorship (emphasis added):

After Censorship Request, Author Cancels Reading on Columbia...

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New object of hate: Guy who complained about older women in Yoga pants

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 5:45pm 10/22/2016 at 5:45pm
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The internet moves from object of hate, to object of hate.

Perhaps a prime example was Justine Sacco, who after tweeting an ambiguous, clearly satirical message about AIDS that some people interpreted as racist, found herself...

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Ken Bone told the truth about Trayvon Martin, and for that media must destroy him

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00pm 10/14/2016 at 7:00pm
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I mostly missed the Ken Bone phenomenon. I either wasn’t watching or wasn’t listening when he asked a question at the last presidential debate.

He then became a media darling, though I’m not really sure why. Something to do with his red sweater, apparently. And the fact that after the debate he...

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Political correctness forces black student to change slave costume

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/30/2016 at 2:30pm
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In Missouri City, TX, Ridge Point High School officials made Brian Ibe change out of his slave costume for spirit day. It sounds horrible, but Ibe wanted to commemorate the suffering his ancestors endured:

“I decided to dress in the time when there were slaves, from about the 1600s to the 1800s,”...

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Editorial in Princeton Student Paper Denounces Political Correctness

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A recent editorial at the Daily Princetonian denounces the trend in higher education to eliminate terms like ‘Freshman’ just because it contains the word man. We need more of this sort of defense of language.

Here’s an excerpt:

Editorial: Save the fresh***

The University guidelines prioritize the anticipated reactions of select individuals over widespread...

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