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Why Doesn’t the Guardian’s Fevered Hate Crime Coverage Mention Christian Victims?

11th November 2016

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One searches in vain on the Guardian website for the name Nissar Hussain. This is odd because the newspaper seems to have spent the past few months engaged in a campaign against hate. Virtually every day there is a column or leader grimly claiming that the vote for Brexit has unleashed a spate of hate. Its archives brim with news stories trying to infer a causal link between Brexit and a reported rise in hate crime – even to the point of absurdity. Last month, the paper carried a story claiming that there had been a 147 per cent rise in homophobic attacks since Brexit. Given that homosexuality didn’t feature at all as an issue in the referendum campaign, you wonder why the headline-writer decided to link it with Brexit rather than saying reported attacks had increased in recent months – isn’t that exactly the kind of nod and wink which the Guardian deplores in tabloid headlines?

Nissar Hussain, though, doesn’t get a look in because he doesn’t quite fit the narrative of a society, peacefully living as part of the EU, which is then ripped apart when a referendum unleashes the inner emotions of white, closet fascists. Nissar is not a victim of a gang of Brexiteers armed with baseball bats who go out looking for people wearing ‘I love EU’ badges.    He is a former muslim who converted to Christianity 20 years ago and who, for the past few years, has been subjected to threats and attacks. He has already had to move house once. Last November, he was attacked in the street by louts who left him with a broken kneecap and a fractured forearm. Last Thursday, police had to move him to a safe house outside Yorkshire.

The Guardian is, as you may know, the official house organ of the Social Justice Warrior Left (and, functionally, the Labour Party) in Britain. The answer to this journalist’s question is, of course, that Christians are the official Other in Modern Multicultural Britain, and excluded from the Whose Turn Is It To Be The Victim rotation.

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Celebrity Departure Freakout

10th November 2016

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Numerous celebrities have vowed to leave the U.S. if Trump were elected. Sadly, they all will most likely disappoint us once again. But the street artist Sabo is making it easy for them with these real estate ad benches, scattered around southern California.

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These Celebrities Threatened to Leave the Country If Trump Won — Now That He Has, It’s a Different Story

10th November 2016

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They lied, of course, because that’s what they do. But it will be fun to watch them squirm.

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Thought for the Day

10th November 2016

Gallery: Matt cartoons, November 2016

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Snoop Dogg Plans on Moving to Canada, Wants Drake to Help Make It Happen

10th November 2016

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Works for me. Altough why Canada would want somebody like Snoop Dog is unclear — perhaps their immigration policy is as inexplicable as ours.

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Silicon Valley Loses Its Mind After Trump Wins

9th November 2016

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And the hits just keep on comin’….

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These Celebrities Promised to Leave the U.S. if Trump Is Elected President

9th November 2016

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They lied, of course, because that’s what they do, but it’s still fun to watch them squirm.

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Chicago Stays Vibrant

8th November 2016

Steve Sailer is Keepin’ It Real.

With Black Lives Matter seemingly on ice until after the election, Hillary’s campaign made it through October without America’s monthly riot (although I’d forgotten the big black flash mob attack on white Temple University students in Philadelphia). But Chicago, America’s role model for one-party Democratic rule, remained vibrant.

Mayor Rahm released video of a dubious police shooting late last November. Ever since, blacks have been blasting away at blacks in vast numbers, because Black Lives Matter. Or something.

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The Melting Snowflakes of Chapel Hill

7th November 2016

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On October 18 Diana West, the author of American Betrayal, was scheduled to give a lecture about Political Correctness in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. However, the local Progressive/Muslim alliance got wind of what she was up to, and tried to shut her down.

The event was sponsored by a group called Issues Confronting Our Nation (ICON), and was billed as part of the ICON Lecture Series: “Where Did “Politically Correct” Come from and What Is It Doing?” (Cultural Marxism in America). The title was enough to send the lefties into paroxysms of high dudgeon, and they exerted pressure on the venue — an outfit called Extraordinary Ventures — to cancel the lecture.

In this case the venue did not cancel, and the event went ahead as scheduled. Ms. West’s talk may be seen in its entirety in the video below. In addition to the fracas over her lecture, she talks about Marx, Lenin, the Fabians, the Frankfurt School, SDS, and the communist infiltration of America in the 1930s and ’40s.

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Yet Another Hiatus

31st October 2016

Yet more eye surgery. Look up macular hole and vitrectomy and despair….

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Dem Group Files Complaint Against FBI For Interfering With Election

28th October 2016

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You knew it had to happen.

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Yoga: The Latest Way To ‘Appropriate Culture’

11th October 2016

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I am not making this up.

Barnard College is hosting “The Barnard BLUE Collective” this October, a weekly “social justice education” themed dialogue series.

Barnard College is one of the ‘Seven Sisters’ colleges, the one that is attached to Columbia University.

On October 17, attendees will discuss the supposed role exercise classes have in “cultural appropriation” with the topic: “Health at the Cost of Cultural Appropriation: Yoga and Zumba.”

I’m curious as to how long its going to take before ordinary people rise up and tell these clowns to Just Shut Up.

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Led Illegal Purge of Male Employees, Lawsuit Charges

7th October 2016

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And your victim status can be redeemed for valuable prizes….

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Clarence Thomas Is Conspicuously Absent in New Black History Smithsonian

6th October 2016

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Justice Clarence Thomas, the second black man to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, is practically absent from the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Anita Hill, the woman who accused Thomas of sexual harassment, however, is given prominent billing in the museum.

It’s all about the Narrative, Larry.

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BBC Lets Go of Veteran Host Because He’s a ‘White Man’

2nd October 2016

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Comedian and radio host Jon Holmes claims BBC has informed him that his contract won’t be renewed because his gender and skin color doesn’t match the company’s new diversity vision.

This matches Scott Adams’ experience — he was twice denied promotion because he was white and male.

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The Flight from White: “White House Wants to Add New Racial Category for Middle Eastern People”

1st October 2016

Steve Sailer reads the tea leaves for you.

From USA Today, big news in the ongoing Flight from White as more opportunists lobby to get out from under the burden of being considered officially white in contemporary America.

Think of how much inconvenience Syrian immigrant Tony Rezko had to go through to qualify for minority set-asides. Barack Obama’s real estate adviser had to recruit African American frontmen, like Black Muslim founder Elijah Muhammad’s son, to qualify for minority set-asides in order to get contracts to run Chicago park hot dog stands and O’Hare Panda Expresses.

For example, this federal move could help ease the #OscarsSoWhite crisis. Jerusalem-born Natalie Portman, who won Best Actress in 2011 for The Black Swan, would be officially reclassified as nonwhite, which I’m sure will make Spike Lee and Nate Parker much happier. (Somebody should ask them.)

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Survey of University Admission Directors

24th September 2016

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For example, “in a potentially notable finding, a significant minority of college admissions directors now say (in contrast to past surveys but consistent with the views of many advocates for Asian-American applicants) that their colleges generally admit only Asian applicants with higher grades and test scores than other applicants.”  That is, four out of ten directors at both public and private schools indicated that they believe Asian-American applicants are held to a higher standard at “some” places; and 41 percent of public-school respondents and 30 percent of private-school respondents admitted that this was the case at their own university or college.  That is, indeed, “notable.”

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It’s All About the Backlash

19th September 2016

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One thing you can count on after an act of terrorism: the blood won’t be dry before worries about a “backlash” take center stage. So it is with last night’s terrorist attack at a St. Cloud, Minnesota shopping mall. The Minneapolis Star Tribune headlines–rather bizarrely, under the circumstances–“Anti-Muslim tension isn’t new in St. Cloud.”

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Black Dallas Cop Files Lawsuit Against Black Lives Matter, Obama

19th September 2016

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Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, a 17-year veteran of the force, is seeking between $500 million and $1.5 billion in the complaint filed in federal court, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The defendants in the class-action suit include Black Lives Matter; President Obama; Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton; the Rev. Al Sharpton; Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and billionaire activist George Soros.

“Defendants incite people to violence and cause violence by telling those people that they are under attack. Defendants are encouraging disaffected blacks, Black Muslims, Muslims and others allied with them including certain whites to ignore, disrespect, and assault law enforcement officials, and commit violence and lethal force,” the lawsuit states, according to the paper.

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Red Shirts Matter

12th September 2016

Think about it.

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Oklahoma U. Now Has a 24/7 Bias Hotline You Can Call for Hurt Feelings

11th September 2016

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I’ll take a gallon, please. I have a little list….

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Chelsea Manning Goes on Hunger Strike in Prison ‘Quite Possibly Until My Permanent Incapacitation or Death’

11th September 2016

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Well, we can hope.

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General Mills’ Ad Agency Quotas Leave a Sour Taste

9th September 2016

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General Mills announced last week that advertising agencies hoping to win contracts with the giant Golden Valley company must now have creative departments with two quite specific demographic features: At least 50 percent of employees in such departments must be female and at least 20 percent must be minorities (“General Mills adds diversity requisite,” Sept. 3).

According to the company’s website, General Mills’ “leadership” is composed of 19 men and eight women, with three of the men and two of the women racial minorities, or so it would appear.

If you find the term “so it would appear” in this context awkward and perhaps offensive, so do I. But so be it with human bean counting.

Question: What if the federal government — say, the Army or the Navy — demanded that senior leadership at General Mills, as well as at Kellogg’s and Post, be at least 50 percent women? This, or their pitches to sell boatloads of Cheerios, Rice Krispies and Honey Bunches of Oats would be thrown overboard? Same thing if their senior minority executives didn’t constitute 20 percent?

Given that there is a total of 27 men and women in official General Mills leadership, would the company be obliged to subtract six men while adding six women so its new lineup would have 13 men and 14 women? Would this remake General Mills as newly kosher in the eyes of the Pentagon? As for minority executives, only one would need to be added — so long as he or she was a she. Otherwise, everything would be out of whack again.

If General Mills couldn’t make all of this work according to federal guidelines, would bureaucrats give the company a pass as long as CEO Ken Powell, a very good man, were eventually succeeded by Betty Crocker herself? Just wondering again. And would ad agencies that got eliminated even before their proposals got to first base have the right to describe the whole exercise as a “crock”?

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When Will New York Sink? (We Should Live So Long….)

9th September 2016

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Klaus Jacob, a German professor affiliated with Columbia’s University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is a geophysicist by profession and a doomsayer by disposition. I’ve gotten to know him over the past few years, as I’ve sought to understand the greatest threat to life in New York as we know it. Jacob has a white beard and a ponderous accent: Imagine if Werner Herzog happened to be a renowned expert on disaster risk. Jacob believes most people live in an irrational state of “risk denial,” and he takes delight in dispelling their blissful ignorance. “If you want to survive an earthquake, don’t buy a brownstone,” he once cautioned me, citing the catastrophic potential of a long-dormant fault line that runs under the city. When Mayor Bloomberg announced nine years ago an initiative to plant a million trees, Jacob thought, That’s nice — but what about tornadoes?

For the past 15 years or so, Jacob has been primarily preoccupied with a more existential danger: the rising sea. The latest scientific findings suggest that a child born today in this island metropolis may live to see the waters around it swell by six feet, as the previously hypothetical consequences of global warming take on an escalating — and unstoppable — force. “I have made it my mission,” Jacob says, “to think long term.” The life span of a city is measured in centuries, and New York, which is approaching its fifth, probably doesn’t have another five to go, at least in any presently recognizable form. Instead, Jacob has said, the city will become a “gradual Atlantis.”

Sky is falling. Film at 11. Women and minorities hardest hit.

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Civil Rights Leader Says California College’s Segregated Dorms Violate Federal Laws

8th September 2016

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Oops.

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Welcome to the Club, Johnathan Chait

8th September 2016

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Last year, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait came to the conclusion that “political correctness” was a problem after all. Why? Because, as Kevin Williamson put it at the time, the tool was “now being used as a cudgel against white liberals such as Jonathan Chait, who had previously enjoyed a measure of immunity.”

The children of the Revolution always eat the hand that fed them. Pass the popcorn.

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Philly Can’t Turn Entire Airport Into Emotional Safe Space, Say Judges In NAACP-Ad Case

6th September 2016

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Philadelphia officials can’t ban political or religious speech at the airport just because it might make some visitors uncomfortable, says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The decision is a victory for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which had been told that city policies prohibited its ads from appearing at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Really, you can’t make this stuff up.

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The SEIU Wants $15 Per Hour for Everyone… Except SEIU Employees

4th September 2016

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The Wall Street Journal seems to take particular pleasure in pointing out that the SEIU hires numerous stage actors around the country to show up at employers like McDonald’s and carry protest signs, pointing out how unfair their labor practices are. But do these astroturf “protesters” get paid $15 per hour? Er… no. And some of them aren’t happy about it.

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Native American Activists in New Mexico Say Hispanic Fiesta Ignores Horrors of Pueblo Tribes

4th September 2016

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For centuries, northern New Mexico Hispanic residents have held an elaborate festival in Santa Fe to honor Spanish conquistador Don Diego De Vargas, who reclaimed the city following an American Indian revolt. There is music, dancing, a parade and the reenactment of De Vargas’s “peaceful reoccupation” of what is now New Mexico’s capital.

But after 301 years, an emboldened group of Native American activists said it’s time to change a celebration centered on the conquest of New Mexico’s Pueblo tribes. They say the annual Santa Fe Fiesta ignores the horrors inflicted on the indigenous population during the colonial era.

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Hillary’s Alt-Right Streisand Effect

1st September 2016

Audacious Epigone tracks the increase in Alt Right exposure from being denounced by Hillary.

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‘Racism Zone’: BLM Hijacks Town Hall Meeting on Gay Pride

31st August 2016

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The bulls paw the ground and shake their horns to determine who is to be the Alpha Victim.

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Southern Poverty Law Center to List White Lives Matter Movement as a Hate Group

29th August 2016

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Of course they will. SPLC are themselves a hate group.

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Public University Hosts Blacks-Only Student Retreat – to Promote Inclusion

24th August 2016

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Nothing promotes ‘inclusion’ than being surrounded by people just like you.

Maybe I’m missing something here, but that sure looks like racism.

Maybe Obama knows. We’ll ask him, once he gets back from playing golf.

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Union’s Union Lands Union in Big Trouble With NLRB

23rd August 2016

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The Michigan State Employees Association (MSEA) and its President, Kenneth Moore, were faulted with improperly handling its dealings with its own central office employees. Those employees are actually represented by a union within a union, called the Central Office Staff Association (COSA).

The NLRB determined MSEA violated the collective bargaining rights of COSA employees when it suspended and then fired an administrative assistant. The NLRB found Moore wrongfully fired the administrative assistant because he relied on a unilateral directive as grounds for her termination. It also found that Moore “unlawfully reprimanded” an employee for what amounted to union activity.

Thus demonstrating that unions aren’t about the rights of workers, or even benefits for workers, but about power for union offilials. Jerry Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy is validated once again.

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Black Lives Matter Criticized for Being No-Shows at Louisiana Flood

22nd August 2016

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No chances to loot and burn since it’s all underwater.

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Radical Feminists Take Their Rejection of Trans Women to Federal Court with Lawsuit

19th August 2016

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And the beast begins to devour itself.

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Target Solves Transgender Issue, Spends $20 Million on Private Bathrooms

19th August 2016

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I’m still not shopping at Target.

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Seattle Offers Classes on ‘White Fragility,’ to Explain Roots of Guilt

18th August 2016

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DiAngelo, who is white, has made a career out of studying whiteness. She earned her doctorate in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in 2004. Ten years later she became a tenured professor in whiteness studies at Westfield State University. Now she is back in Seattle working as a lecturer at the University of Washington. She’s also director of equity for Sound Generations, Seattle/King County and was recently appointed to co-design Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Anti-Racism Training program.

Seattle is not alone in spending tax dollars on educating white people about their purported fragility. Portland Community College held a series of lectures in April under the heading: “Whiteness History Month Project.”

Melinda Bullen, Diversity Rresource Center coordinator at Mt. Hood Community College, lectured on “white fragility.” Bullen, who is white, told attendees, “because of their position of privilege and accustomed racial comfort, whites will often display racial arrogance by denying, debating, trivializing racism or critical thought regarding racial conflict.”

Gotta admire their ability to make money off of suckers on this.

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Harvard Allows Women, Not Men, To Evade Single-Sex Club Ban

17th August 2016

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Some animals are more equal than others.

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New Frontiers in Gendered-Bathroom Battles

16th August 2016

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is finalizing a rule stipulating that homeless shelters must allow transgender women to stay in women’s areas and transgender men to stay in areas designated for men—setting off “a firestorm [that pits] LGBT groups against religious organizations that operate many homeless shelters,” The Hill reports. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is introducing a rule guaranteeing that transgender people can use bathrooms consistent with their gender, rather than biological sex, when in federal buildings. The new regulation, which will be posted in the Federal Register this week, covers 9,200 properties owned by the General Services Administration (GSA), including federal courthouses, Social Security offices, and other spaces across the country.

Let us sit back and watch our civilization crumble into a vast seething mass of quarreling special interest groups, all supported at taxpayer expense.

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TRAGEDY: ‘Gayest College In America’ Has Not Suppressed Anatomically Correct Singular Pronouns

15th August 2016

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An Oberlin College student has taken to the page of the Washington Blade — the nation’s oldest newspaper specializing in news for gay people — to tell America why she “chose the gayest college in America” and why she is really sad that some students won’t stop using anatomically-correct pronouns.

Oh, the humanity!

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’ — Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

 

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Black Lives Matter: The Kardashians Are Racist for Appropriating Black Style

13th August 2016

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A prominent Black Lives Matter activist said celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Chrissy Teigen are misappropriating black style and disrespecting the black community when they wear their hair in “boxer braids.”

The horror!

“Banking on blackness is a shameful enterprise, and the Kardashians are no better than racist judges, prison officials and corporations who make money off the incarceration of black bodies,” Matthews told The Daily Caller.

Matthews said black hair is “ritualistic, a sacred experience black women share with one another dating back to pre-colonial times.”

Hey, she’s married to a black guy. Maybe she’s ‘passing’.

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Vets Hang ‘All Lives Matter’ Banner After Town Mayor Refuses to Remove BLM Banner at City Hall

13th August 2016

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“We seen what went on with City Hall. We’re not happy about it. We’re not knocking Black Lives Matter. We’re not knocking anybody … We don’t care about your color. We don’t care about where you come from — all lives matter,” post Commander Dave Chamberlain told the Boston Herald.

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Feminists Plan to Sue U.S. Education Department Over Title IX ‘Gender’ Policy

10th August 2016

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE) recently enacted a policy redefining the legal category of “sex” in Title IX to “gender-identity.” The DOJ and DOE was empowered to make this change based on the premise that it does not constitute a substantive reinterpretation of the original legislation. Women’s Liberation Front disagrees with this premise, asserting that the change presents a radical departure from the core of the legislation’s meaning and function, writing on their fundraising campaign page:

“This [redefinition] effectively renders Title IX meaningless, as females can no longer be recognized as distinct from males. Indeed, Title IX, the legislation used to champion the very creation of female sports, is now being used to dismantle them, as male athletes demand access to female teams, dominating the competition.

Squabbling over the spoils.

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Video Game About Gentrification Lets You Play the Role of Real Estate Speculator

10th August 2016

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“The problem is that SimCity sells itself as a sandbox, and you end up with a North American modernist city,” he says. “Class and racial conflicts are often removed from the game, even though they’re central to how cities have formed in North America.”

His answer, the new game Nove Alea, is a poetic, not just pedagogical, look at how cities operate, positioning itself as a kind of anti-SimCity. A counter to what he, and many critics, feel is the message and perspective pushed by the iconic game, it places players in a fake city where profit is their goal. Instead of promoting that growth and success are one and the same, Pedercini designed this abstract game to factor in the class and racial conflicts at the root of gentrification and real estate speculation.

‘At the root’? Presumably ‘tendentious’ doesn’t appear in the advertising for the game, nor the phrase ‘political agenda’.

Perhaps their next game will allow you to simulate being a Soviet labor camp commandant.

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College in Illinois Defends Offering ‘Blacks Only’ Courses

9th August 2016

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“While helping my son register for college at Moraine Valley Community College, we noticed that the required course College 101 has two sections limited to African-American students,” one concerned parent told The Chicago Tribune. “He wants to know why there are not two sections limited to Asian-American students? How about Native American students?”

This segregation of students by race seems odd, especially considering the course’s emphasis on diversity.

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Bloomberg ‘Can’t Figure Out’ the ‘Mystery’ of Why Anti-Hillary Books Are Popular

9th August 2016

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During Monday’s edition on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect, co-host Mark Halperin and guest Donny Deutsch tackled one of the day’s hard hitting questions, “Okay Mark, when it comes to the publishing industry, why is this counterintuitive in certain ways, why are Clinton bashing books out there versus zero Trump?” Deutsch was curious about it because, “At this moment, the top three nonfiction books on the New York Times Best Seller list are all [about Hillary Clinton].” And neither one of them could figure it out.

Yeah, that’s a real head-scratcher, all right.

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‘White Trash’ — The Original Underclass

7th August 2016

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The barely veiled implication, whichever version you consider, is that the people undergoing these travails deserve relatively little sympathy — that they maybe, kinda had this reckoning coming. Either they are layabouts drenched in self-pity or they are sad cases consumed with racial status anxiety and animus toward the nonwhites passing them on the ladder. Both interpretations are, in their own ways, strikingly ungenerous toward a huge number of fellow Americans.

 

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Black Lives Matter Comes to Great Britain

6th August 2016

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The Black Lives Matter movement has jumped the Atlantic, and British activists are duplicating the tactics that have made BLM unpopular in the U.S.

Perhaps they’ll succeed in bringing racial segregation to a country that never had it before. What an achievement.

Obvious or not, it isn’t hard to guess what most Britons will make of a coordinated series of demonstrations that mostly involve blocking highways and tramways.

It is hard to imagine how the protesters thought this would be a good idea. If I knew who organized and paid for the demonstrations, I would ask him.

Sure, protest hate by doing things that make people hate you. How is this a good plan?

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‘Bias Incident Team’: Students’ Three Blind Mice Halloween Costume ‘Makes Fun of a Disability”

4th August 2016

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A University “Bias Incident Team” took a carving knife to three students’ “three blind mice” Halloween costumes last fall, saying the costumes mocked the disabled.

The incident took place at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, according to records reviewed exclusively by Heat Street. The offending students had posted pictures of themselves in costume on Facebook.

The documents,which Heat Street obtained under open records laws, reveal that a member of the Bias Incident Team reported the students herself: “There was concern about their choice as it makes fun of a disability,” says the team’s meeting minutes.

The Bias Incident Team decided to follow up directly with the costume wearers, noting that “this incident is being considered a personnel issue in Residence Life” because the students were also staffers.

Photos of the mouse costumes were also removed from Facebook, though it’s unclear whether the Bias Incident Team compelled students to take them down.

A Master Persuader like Trump would spin this as Raising Awareness About Disability and probably get recommended for an award.

Ponder whether this would have come out the same if they hadn’t been three cute blonde white girls.

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