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Here Come the College Warnings About Inappropriate Halloween Costumes

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:30am 10/16/2017 at 7:30am
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We go through this every year. Nothing terrifies a college more than politically incorrect Halloween costumes.

The College Fix reports:

That time of year: Here come the warnings about ‘proper’ Halloween attire

It’s getting orangey out there (no, not a reference to President Trump) what with the leaves falling...

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Massachusetts public school assignment simulates Hajj to Mecca

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 10:00am 10/15/2017 at 10:00am

A recently published monograph by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA) offers a sobering example of how biased teaching materials about the Arab-Israeli conflict and the history and practice of Islam were used for years...

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Mississippi School District Pulls “To Kill A Mockingbird” For “N-word”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 5:00pm 10/14/2017 at 5:00pm
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The Biloxi school district has pulled Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird from its 8th grade syllabi because it contains the “N-word.”

This kind of thing drives me straight up the wall.  What on earth makes the left think that hiding, banning, and otherwise destroying our nation’s history and culture will achieve ...

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Toronto Schools Removing ‘Chief’ From Job Titles to Respect Indigenous Peoples

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30am 10/13/2017 at 7:30am
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When you start down this path of political correctness, it never ends.

The Globe and Mail reports:

TDSB to remove ‘chief’ from job titles out of respect...

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Scholar withdraws article “The Case for Colonialism” after social media and professional attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:45am 9/22/2017 at 8:45am
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This post is a follow up to a story we ran earlier this week, Third World Quarterly publishes “The Case for Colonialism” leading to censorship demands.

An article (pdf) by Portland State University’s Bruce Gilley, in Third World Quarterly arguing the “Case for Colonialism” provoked a backlash that was professionally threatening to the author....

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Third World Quarterly publishes “The Case for Colonialism” leading to censorship demands

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8:00pm 9/17/2017 at 8:00pm
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Bruce Gilley of Portland State University (image above) published an article titled “The Case for Colonialism” in the decidedly anti-Colonial journal Third World Quarterly (home of the Edward Said Award).

In its self-description, Third World Quarterly writes:

TWQ examines all the issues that affect the many Third Worlds and is not averse to publishing...

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George Mason U. Trains Teaching Assistants in Political Correctness

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 9:30am 9/10/2017 at 9:30am

You wouldn’t want to trigger anyone with a microaggression, would you?

The Daily Caller reports:

University Advises Teaching Assistants Not To Say ‘Last Name’ Or ‘It Is Easy To Imagine’

George Mason University advised graduate teaching assistants (TAs) during a mandatory training Tuesday not to use words or phrases including “freshman,” “last name,” and...

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Dem Congressional candidate Brianna Wu wants Editor fired for “deadnaming” Chelsea Manning

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 8:10pm 9/2/2017 at 8:10pm

Brianna Wu is a Democrat running for Congress in the 8th District of Massachusetts, in a seat currently held by Democrat Stephen Lynch.

Lynch has caused some upset in progressive circles by being too much of a “lunch-bucket” Democrat, as this article in Commonwealth magazine depicts:

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Students Demand Denunciation and Investigation of Professors: 1966 China or 2017 U. Penn?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8:45pm 8/28/2017 at 8:45pm

Increasingly, campus “social justice” activism is resembling the tactics of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, particularly the public shaming of those deemed ideologically incorrect, including professors.

In The new Cultural Revolution on Campuses in late April 2017, I reviewed recent examples, including Yale, Cornell, Middlebury and Claremont McKenna:

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Memphis theater pulls epic movie Gone with the Wind

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 10:00am 8/27/2017 at 10:00am
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When the statues began being pulled down in the wake of the Charlottesville demonstration, many of us joked that films and songs featuring the Civil War would be next.

The jokes have morphed into a chilling reality. The Orpheum Theater in Memphis has pulled the iconic American film Gone with the Wind ...

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Then they came for Philadelphia’s Frank Rizzo statue

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:30pm 8/26/2017 at 8:30pm
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Charlottesville is being exploited to justify some of the worst aspects of the leftist culture war.

Internet censorship by left-leaning internet oligopolies based on demonization of political opposition as “hate”...

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Confederate Civil War re-enactors pepper sprayed during North Carolina parade

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:30am 8/19/2017 at 9:30am
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The scorched-history tactics of American press and progressive social justice warriors, which were in full display this past week, may have inspired the pepper-spraying of of Confederate re-enactors who were marching in a North Carolina...

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Expect Google to tighten the ideological echo chamber

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9:05pm 8/11/2017 at 9:05pm
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Some interesting developments in the case of James Damore, the Google Senior Software Engineer who now is a former Google Senior Software Engineer. He was fired after Google reacted badly to Damore’s memo challenging explanations for the relative lack of women in software engineering.

The memo was grossly misrepresented as being anti-diversity...

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Google Diversity Memo – Weaponizing giant social media companies to silence dissent

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 9:15pm 8/9/2017 at 9:15pm
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The controversy regarding Google (former) employee James Damore may have peaked, but it’s not going away.

Most of the mainstream and tech media coverage has been completely dishonest. As mentioned in my first post about the diversity memo Damore wrote, the media was describing the memo and Damore as being “anti-diversity.” That...

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Far left uses “intersectionality” to defend indefensible Islamism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 5:00pm 8/9/2017 at 5:00pm
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The cancellation of an appearance by noted atheist author and speaker Richard Dawkins is just the latest example of campus speech shut down. We covered the shut down in Richard Dawkins Berkeley Event Canceled Over Tweets Critical of Islamism:

Dawkins refused to apologize, as reported at Berkeleyside:

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Google Senior Engineer FIRED for diversity memo

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Google Senior Engineer commits diversity heresy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 9:30pm 8/6/2017 at 9:30pm

There is no religious doctrine as unassailable as the claim that differences in achievement in areas where women and/or racial/ethnic minorities are UNDERrepresented is caused by systemic sexism/racism etc.

That religious doctrine, however, never is applied to fields in which women and/or racial/ethnic minorities are OVERrepresented.

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