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Student Newspaper at Syracuse U. Fires Columnist for Calling Institutional Racism a Myth

Student Newspaper at Syracuse U. Fires Columnist for Calling Institutional Racism a Myth

“Say something the editors don’t like somewhere else, and you might find yourself out of a job.”

The Daily Orange has confirmed that it fired a student for publishing the column at LifeZette.

The left is enforcing ideological purity. No dissenting opinion is allowed.

The College Fix reports:

Syracuse student newspaper fires columnist for calling institutional racism a ‘myth’

The Daily Orange at Syracuse University is keeping tabs on what its opinion columnists say when they’re not publishing in the independent student newspaper.

Say something the editors don’t like somewhere else, and you might find yourself out of a job.

That’s what happened to Adrianna San Marco (above) after the student published a column in LifeZette, the website founded by Fox News host Laura Ingraham. Titled “Why institutional racism is a myth,” the column shares a host of research on police shootings and crime statistics by race.

San Marco cites 2019 research that found “no evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities across shootings, and [that] White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers.” (Earlier research by Harvard economist Roland Fryer, who is black, found similar results, although he found higher use of non-shooting force against blacks.)

She’s more forceful when citing figures on blacks representing 13 percent of the population but more than half of homicides and robberies in 2017 FBI data, and that black men are represented among “cop killers” at five times their share of the population:

If blacks represent such a small percentage of the population why are they responsible for a large percent of crime? In fact, the Left’s insistence on discussing race proportions is damning to their argument. …

The idea of institutional racism existing in the U.S. is a myth—and a dangerous one at that.

Daily Orange editor-in-chief Casey Darnell confirmed to Fox News media reporter Brian Flood that the newspaper canned San Marco for her column.

[FS adds:  Student papers are the training ground for tomorrow’s journalists, just imagine what leftstream media will be like when these people graduate and take over at the NYTimes, WaPo, etc.]


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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 21, 2020 at 4:07 pm

You like these guys say????

Eddie Donovan ??
Ridiculous? This black guy is waiting in line in Tulsa for the Trump Rally while a car pulls up and starts harassing him calling him a house n*gga because he wants to see

OwenKellogg-Engineer | June 21, 2020 at 4:28 pm

The radical left is like the Borg: Resistance is futile; you WILL be assimilated.

Never give up. Ever.

“Student papers are the training ground for tomorrow’s journalists, just imagine what leftstream media will be like when these people graduate and take over at the NYTimes, WaPo, etc.”

They already have. Long ago. The only thing that has changed in my lifetime (I am almost 60 years old) is that journalists are becoming more open in their calls for imprisoning and even slaughtering anyone who disagrees with them.

Journalism is dead, it’s just as well for her that she is going to get to go into an honest line of work now.

It’s past time for us to address the lie that Floyd was murdered by the police. The autopsy proved that Floyd’s neck/throat wasn’t significantly damaged and that he wasn’t strangled. The truth is that Floyd had a heart attack because of the drugs he took and the stress of resisting arrest.

So how is it that the progressive fascists blame his death on the police? Facts don’t matter to the progressive fascists because it’s election season and they need blacks full of hate and anger so they are susceptible to their lies. Just like Hitler used lies about Jews to prey on the weakness of the German people en thereby gain their votes.

    pst314 in reply to ConradCA. | June 21, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Even though Floyd was not strangled, it seems entirely plausible that the trauma of his violent struggles and then of the restraint contributed significantly to his death. I do wonder if things would have turned out differently if the officers had zip-tied his wrists and ankles. I’m not saying it would have been different but I do wonder.

      TX-rifraph in reply to pst314. | June 21, 2020 at 5:21 pm

      Cops plus death of Floyd is an event to be exploited. It is a means to an end. The details are irrelevant.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to TX-rifraph. | June 21, 2020 at 7:47 pm

        It’s a shame the DNC murdered Floyd.

        Now at all the riots if you say Floyd the criminal rioters respond with Whos Dat?

        Nailed it TX

        Video resurfaces in which Black Lives Matter founder says group’s creators are ‘trained Marxists’

        “Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories,” she said, adding that the group’s founders sought to “build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk.”

        “We don’t necessarily want to be the vanguard of this movement. I think we’ve tried to put out a political frame that’s about centering who we think are the most vulnerable amongst the black community, to really fight for all of our lives,” she said.

          gonzotx in reply to 4fun. | June 22, 2020 at 12:43 am

          She talks in circles and makes absolutely no sense

          Hieronymous Machine in reply to 4fun. | June 22, 2020 at 10:27 am

          She talks in circles and makes absolutely no sense

          In my experience, that in itself is evidence of Marxism (and I’m really not kidding).

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to pst314. | June 21, 2020 at 7:49 pm

      The Democrats murdered Floyd.

      And that’s a fact.

      Democrats spend decades controlling and corrupting cities like Minneapolis. So I’ll never believe anything other than that the DNC and the Democrats deliberately, on purpose, with premeditated plans, murdered Floyd.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | June 21, 2020 at 7:50 pm

        That’s just like the Democrats murdering babies and molesting children, with their sex trafficking in children for profits.

        Houston murdered him. If Houston cops and courts hadn’t convicted and punished him repeatedly, he could have stayed there and not had to try to turn his life around / restart his grift in Minneapolis, and he would not have been in that place at that time.

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to artichoke. | June 21, 2020 at 10:02 pm

          Democrats have controlled Houston for decades too…..

          GatorGuy in reply to artichoke. | June 21, 2020 at 10:05 pm

          I like your point. Same idea explains the further ruin of the sick and pathetic young man from Parkland, Florida, who, after years of predatory, violent, disturbed conduct, simply could not get himself locked away for earned punishment/psychiatric care.

          The county sheriff, the FBI, no agency who interacted with the boy’s plight for help ever provided it properly, professionally, and the way the public would have expected the agencies to protect them and the boy’s rights to discipline and care.

          This did not come to pass accidentally. Rather, it was installed as a structured, bureaucratic device by the Obama DOJ & DOE, in concert with Florida’s Criminal Justice & Education establishments, with blessings from the state’s legislature, attorney general’s and governor’s offices, to ensure that real crimes committed by real juveniles never translated to the entry and completion of accurate, real criminal records for the perps.

          Thus, at the expense of the perp’s chance for rehab and a possibly minimal to satisfactory normal later existence, along with the public’s reasonable expectation and unquestionable right to be protected from any harm caused by the repeating perp, the DOJ’s and state’s motive overlapped: to gain political capital; and the objectives to reach that end were 1) to keep the juvenile crime statistics artificially low, in order to 2) qualify for special, extra federal funding of schools and police departments.

          The unhappy, murderous, and most tragic result of this brew for bad things to come was the loss of 17 young lives at the Parkland High School on Valentine’s Day, 2018.

          Mindless. Negligent. Preventable. What else is there to find and indicate, other than mainly indescribable irresponsibility, etc, on the part of those paid and sworn to protect us all.

          Is government to day worth the cost? Like the case for colleges more and more, the answer is no longer “yes, of course,” but increasingly, rather, “I’m really beginning to wonder”.

      EEllis in reply to pst314. | June 21, 2020 at 10:08 pm

      I’ve seen a discussion where excited delirium was brought up. In cases of excited delirium it was stated that police are trained to hold people down until medical responds arrives. People reportedly can act so aggressive that they cause more injury to themselves unrestrained then restrained.

      ConradCA in reply to pst314. | June 21, 2020 at 10:54 pm

      He had a heart attack after taking fentanyl and meth and resisting arrest. His autopsy said no strangulation and no significant damage to neck and throat. The cops did nothing wrong.

      ConradCA in reply to pst314. | June 22, 2020 at 11:39 am

      Floyd’s resisting arrest contributed to his death, however laying on the ground didn’t. Apparently the cops were worried about something that happens to drugged out thugs which gives them unnatural strength and insensitivity to pain. They were following policy and waiting for EMTs to arrive.

      artichoke in reply to pst314. | June 22, 2020 at 12:35 pm

      Isn’t that argument the same as saying that if someone at IRS causes you to receive an audit notification, let’s even say that you did nothing to deserve it or it was a random audit, and that process adversely affects your health, you have a cause of action against them?

S.I. Newhouse must be churning in his grave.

We are all being trained to accept the concept of “thought crimes.” First it was “hate crimes” with race being the nebulous foundation. Now the standards have been lowered so that any thought (even if you did not have a thought, one will be assigned to you) is a racist thought and it will be punished by the totalitarian left. Race is simply being used as a weapon. It will take little to morph racist into “counterrevolutionary.” Can you say “Comrade?”

    artichoke in reply to TX-rifraph. | June 22, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    It already is, in name only. There are blacks and whites both, for and against “BLM”. Take out “BLM” and substitute “Red Terror”, and you have a version (albeit attenuated) of the Bolshevik revolution. It’s been learned to use a different name, one that it’s difficult to object to.

    BLM is independent of skin color.

    henrybowman in reply to TX-rifraph. | June 24, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    “Hate speech” and “thought crimes” are to the First Amendment what “assault weapon” is to the Second Amendment — a camel nose in the tent.

This is not about journalism or race. It is about the culture of the Boiled Frog.

The goal is to prevent DJT from winning in November. Expect escalations.

It is in the lineage of the left to silence the opposition; ad hominem, lies, censorship, threats, ‘doxing,’ blackmail and extortion, thuggery, violence: from Woodrow Wilson, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, the KKK, CP US, publishing companies, the entertainment industries, dem/media complex, big tech and the fed. gov’t.

No, the left is not enforcing ideological purity. That’s not possible when the ideology changes at a whim.

This behavior is to enforce obedience. Obey, and they’ll leave you more or less alone, for a while. Disobey, and you will be destroyed.

It’s all about power.

    GatorGuy in reply to irv. | June 21, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Seems so. Looks like Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was right: in the end, it’s the will to power that people feel and promote more than any other that really matter.

    Brilliant, learned guy (with a lot of personal downsides, however).

This is exactly what totalitarian regimes work hard on doing, forcing conformance or you are destroyed in your community, your career, your way of life.

The left hates freedom, unless it is some largess that they have bestowed and is some kind a panacea like distraction from real issues.

Imagine universities and college push this type behavior, and it is getting far worse than it’s ever been before. It is why the propaganda media is as bad as we see it is today, and it will only grow worse as more of these brain dead people move into positions of editor or other positions of authority.

What probably made this worse for that student is she had facts backing up her supposition, the left hate facts that prove them wrong, and so they go the politics of personal destruction.

    alohahola in reply to oldgoat36. | June 21, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    “What probably made this worse for that student is she had facts backing up her supposition, the left hate facts that prove them wrong, and so they go the politics of personal destruction.”

    Perhaps the left prefers hidden figures?

Enough already.


Is the Legal Insurrection Foundation going to step up?

Diversity (i.e. color judgments), including racism, is a clear and progressive condition. #HateLovesAbortion

Systemic racism is a where blacks make up more than 13% of those arrested and put in prison. We need affirmation action for criminals where only 13% of the people you put in prison can be black. One you reach the 13% limit you have to stop arresting blacks.

I think there are some relevant questions to throw out.

Did the Daily Orange provide adequate, written notice to writers about what exactly constitutes unacceptable, fireable offenses, and, if so, was what the student journo did elsewhere on the list?

In other words, did the student journo know he was stepping off the job cliff at the D O by simply expressing a belief contrary to the paper’s editorial position?

My basic yelp, shouted from the rooftops, and I guess you’d call it a pretty rhetorical question, is, why in the world don’t students and teachers want a good, passionate, reason-and-intellect guided written debate, practiced orally, on the merits about any given issue?

Did they ever feel and want to keep feeling the thrill of discovering, either by chance or by design, that their argument is superior enough to win over the masses and be instituted as policy for all to meet and hopefully profit from in all the right ways? Good, winning arguments find supporters in the community, and politicians have the ear to the ground on which supporters walk every day.

Of course, if you’re being taught, I mean, indoctrinated by a Marxist-Maoist, LGBTQ rules!-minded, irredeemably and irrevocably Leftist professor that the capitalist, privilege-holding, panoptic power regime is engaged only to oppress the downtrodden proles, well that might explain the Daily Oranges’s action.

So I ask, what the hell kind of joy is there is dictating terms to comply with the impermeable borders of a uniform think-speak mindset? None, I’d argue — at least nothing to write home about.

That the tired, old, totalitarian, utopia-wanting bullsh–t is undoubtedly for dummies (who, we should add, usually don’t find themselves on enjoyable dates) needs to be pointed out and explained to these kids by the journo professors, reinforced by their deans and provosts, and overseen carefully and mindfully by responsible and responsive Boards of Trustees.

Presidents, who would serve the Board the measured data to these ends, should just be either a cancellable or a rechargeable puppet-implementer of sound, democratic-value-and-substance-reinforcing educational policy, serving at the behest of the Board, and nothing more or less. Otherwise, you’ll get the lop-sided, unaccountable, single-mindedly tyrannical regimes that allow all-too arrogant professors to program the future that information-, and not indoctrination-needing citizen-consumers will come to suffer by.

I don’t know what else to add to the conversation if I already contributed anything of worth.

    artichoke in reply to GatorGuy. | June 22, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Did they ever feel and want to keep feeling the thrill of discovering, either by chance or by design, that their argument is superior enough to win over the masses and be instituted as policy for all to meet and hopefully profit from in all the right ways?

    Well they do keep saying they want a “conversation about race” and now that people should get over their “discomfort” with and “avoidance” of conversations about race.

    But in those conversations, if you say one un-allowed thing, your are in a lot of trouble. That’s how they make sure those conversations are “valuable” and “constructive”.

Some, select, Black Lives Matter. Diversity is a Progressive institution.

I guess freedom of the press means something else to leftists. I’m beginning to think leftists never believed in freedom.

If you are reading this story and you consider yourself an independent, and have opinions from both sides of the political spectrum, please consider this: Throughout the history of the world, oppressive regimes and evil governments use two common tactics. That being the removal of history through books and other media. Second is the efforts to ban free speech like this school editor practiced. Don’t believe me, look up the regimes of Pol Pot, Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler. They all did the same thing the radical left is doing today.

SpaceInvader | June 22, 2020 at 12:49 pm

They can’t let the truth get out that Black Lives Matter doesn’t care about black people. their goal is Marxism in America. The racial division is just a tool they use to achieve their Marxist goals.

There WAS institutional racism in the South before 1865.
There WAS institutional racism in the South when the Democrat President Wilson segregated the Federal Government.
There WAS institutional racism in the South when the Democrat passed “Jim Crow Laws” were in effect.
But for the last half century, institutional racism has been pretty rare, unless you count reverse discrimination or setting racial quotas that the Courts have consistently ruled against.

The only racism I have seen lately is the projection kind where people assume that because they see everything in terms of race, others must also see and act in terms of race, but that is people not institutions.

Institutional or systemic racism is a myth, but it it is one of the central tenets of the leftist cult that believes all ethnic and racial groups commit the same criminal offenses at the same rate. Of course this isn’t true, but cults require their members to believe lots of things that aren’t true.

Evidence? We don’t need no stinking evidence. As a matter of fact, the very fact some of us are aware these articles of faith (systemic racism, white supremacy, white privilege, etc.) are lies and in order to expose them as such demand evidence (that we know doesn’t exist) is proof of our racism. Because only a racist would want evidence. There is no such thing as “not racist.” There is only “anti-racist,” which you prove you are by believing in the central tenets of the cult. As a practical matter that means if you’re white you grovel, apologize, admit that your “privilege” means you’ll never be able to perceive reality on your own, and agree to stop thinking for yourself but simply substitute the cult leaders’ perceptions as your own (all cults require this). Or else you are a racist.

It’s the Kafka trap. You are accused of being X. If you deny being X, that is proof you are X because denying it is exactly what X would do.

Don’t let the bastards win. Don’t even let them take the smile off your face. Personally I’m just looking forward to the shooting war.

    Arminius in reply to Arminius. | June 23, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    In my first paragraph I was referring to the “disparate impact” crowd. Any racial disparity at all in school discipline, incarceration rates, now even the military justice system, is further evidence of systemic racism. Evidence, that is, only if one presumes to be true not only what has yet to be proven true but can’t be proven true because it’s a false premise.

    When I run across people who believe such stupid things I consider it evidence they fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down.