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Pranksters Clog UF Hotline to Protest Costume Guidelines

Campus Reform
By Amber Athey | 18 October 2016
 
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A hotline for University of Florida students to report culturally insensitive Halloween costumes has backfired after a Fox Sports commentator instigated a series of prank calls to the number.

UF sent a newsletter to students on October 10 encouraging them to avoid Halloween costumes that could “perpetuate negative stereotypes” or cause “harm and offense” to other students, and urging anyone offended by such costumes to call a 24/7 counseling and wellness hotline.

The hotline quickly turned into a running joke, however, after Fox Sports commentator Clay Travis prank called the line during one of his live shows, pretending to be a gay student offended by a Harambe costume.

[RELATED: UMass creates cultural appropriation ‘threat meter’ for Halloween]

“I went to a fraternity party last night and there was somebody dressed as Harambe, the gorilla, and I found it to be really racially insensitive,” Travis said on the call. “It’s really disappointing that the University of Florida is not taking my microaggressions seriously because, I mean, I’m really upset about this costume that I saw.”
 
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A Frightening Preview of Hillary’s America

FrontPage Mag
20 October 2016 | By Daniel Greenfield

Dark and unaccountable.

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Hillary Clinton, of all people, summed up this debate and this election best.

“What kind of country are we going to be?”

Are we going to be a country at all or an open border weeping undocumented migrants destroying what’s left of the middle class as the masterminds rob the country blind while preaching piously to us about all the poor Syrians, Mexicans and LGBT youth they want to protect?

Americans have had a preview of the country that Hillary Clinton would create under Obama.

Hillary Clinton promised free college and cradle to grave education that would be debt free. Americans would be the ones plummeting deeper and deeper into debt to pay for degrees in gender studies. She promised viewers pie in the sky to be paid for by higher taxes on the rich. But as Trump pointed out, that’s the class that her donors come from. Did Warren Buffett and George Soros invest all that money into her victory just to pay higher taxes? Did they do it right after they bought the Brooklyn Bridge?

Hillary talked of bringing “our country together” and not “pitting of people one against the other” and instead “we celebrate our diversity”. If she does half as good a job as Obama, these celebrations of diversity will climax with race riots across America. How exactly does Hillary plan to unite with the “deplorables” of the country? How has Hillary united anyone in the country except in disdain?

But it’s Hillary’s vision of government that is dark and unaccountable. From the beginning of the debate, she made it clear that she does not wish to be accountable to the Constitution. Her email cover up made it painfully clear that she does not want to be accountable to the American people.
 
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Seattle Teachers Enforce Black Lives Matter Indoctrination

FrontPage Mag
October 17, 2016 | Matthew Vadum

A Maoist-style reeducation fest approaches in Seattle schools.

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Thousands of taxpayer-supported Seattle teachers are planning to don Black Lives Matter t-shirts this week in public schools and force-feed left-wing propaganda to their students about race in an effort to draw attention to the systemic racism they imagine is embedded in the public education regime.

The shirts say “Black Lives Matter” and “We Stand Together,” which is almost identical in meaning to the Hillary Clinton campaign slogan “Standing Together.”

The Black Lives Matter cult is animated by a hatred of normal American values. Its members idolize convicted, unrepentant black militants and cop-killers Assata Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal and have declared “war” on law enforcement. Its members openly call for police officers to be assassinated. Sympathizer Micah X. Johnson answered the call murdering five cops in cold blood during a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas in July. Black Lives Matter, which is vehemently anti-white, ought to be designated a domestic terrorist organization for fomenting a war against police, critics say.

The October 19 event is being run by Social Equality Educators (SEA), a group of teachers within the Seattle Education Association (SEA), a local collective bargaining unit. A political faction, SEE runs candidates for offices in the SEA.
 
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Black Lives Matter Infiltrating Public Schools

FrontPage Mag
October 18, 2016 | Joseph Klein

Teachers engage in week-long protest to promote a movement built on race hatred.

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The toxic Black Lives Matter narrative is continuing to infiltrate our mainstream culture. It is even finding its way into our public schools. Case in point is the plan by about 1000 teachers in the Seattle public school system, with the strong backing of the school system administration, to wear “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts this week. Some of the educators’ t-shirts include a raised fist, not exactly a symbol of racial harmony and peaceful dialogue.

The participants in this solidarity “wear-in” also want a school curriculum that indoctrinates students to counter what one Black Lives Matter activist and Seattle high school teacher, Jesse Hagopian, called “institutional racism”and the “multiple oppressions that our kids face.” Hagopian opposes standardized testing as an example of such institutional racism.

The Seattle Education Association (SEA) Representative Assembly passed a resolution unanimously supporting the Black Lives Matter initiative. The SEA is a public teachers’ special interest organization. Its resolution stated that SEA will “endorse and participate in an action wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 with the intent of showing solidarity, promoting anti-racist practices in our schools, and creating dialogue in our schools and communities.”

The superintendent of schools also supports the demonstration of solidarity with Black Lives Matter on school premises.

The Seattle school system is not the bastion of “institutional racism” that Black Lives Matter and its supporters are making it out to be. Seattle is one of the most progressive cities in the nation. Its school district had passed a landmark “Ensuring Educational and Racial Equity Policy” in August of 2012, which called for the elimination of “the racial predictability and disproportionality in all aspects of education and its administration.” It also mandated the use of a Racial Equity Tool to ensure that “race be clearly called out and institutional and structural racism be addressed within our own organization.” The intent was to devise policies and curricula that close the “opportunity gap” holding students of color back.
 
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Who started this crap?

‘Ze, zem and zyr’ — today’s language insanity
By Linda Harvey | 4 October 2016

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“Ze walks with me and ze talks with me, and ze tells me I am zyr own …”

Welcome to favorite hymns as they might be revised by Princeton, the University of Michigan and the diabolical American left.

Who knew the power of pronouns? At first glance, they seem innocuous.

But when oppression begins to supplant authentic justice, one of the first symptoms is the breakdown of ordinary language. George Orwell warned us; now America stinks from the rotten rhetorical fruit of decaying, toxic values.

It’s heartbreaking to say, but the smell of death surrounds us.

From “negative rhetoric about Islam,” and accusations of “hate speech” against homosexuality, revealing reality is the current great offense. New meanings for old terms have become the weapons to deliver fake justice and the rallying cries to rationalize sexual license, lawlessness, theft, revenge – you name it.

Feminists advocate the “reproductive rights” of other women to kill their children. “Sexual orientation” is the civilized policy term for men who prefer anal sex with other men, or women whose idea of a grand sexual experience involves plastic penises with other women instead of real male organs with real males.

And if you object, you are the problem. Increasingly your fair-minded, virtue-seeking, justice-exalting Christian life is probably expendable. Does the future include Planned Parenthood-type clinics for conservative believers? Will we be escorted to enter such “clinics” and never exit?

Is there a polite term for “Auschwitz”?

Oh, surely you are exaggerating, some will protest. After all, many recent examples seem on the surface to be just more left-wing silliness.
 
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Obama Orders Blacks to Vote for Hillary—or Else

FrontPage Mag
By Crystal Wright | 21 September 2016

 

The president tells African-Americans not to vote for black lives, but to protect his legacy.

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President Barack Obama told a crowd of black people that he’d consider it a personal insult if blacks don’t vote for Hillary in 2016. Just when you thought Democrats couldn’t dial up their identity politics anymore, Obama told black Americans that only their vote and his legacy matter, not their black lives.

“And after we have achieved historic turnout in 2008 and 2012, especially in the African-American community, I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good sendoff? Go vote,” Obama preached.

Adopting a black dialect, Obama told the black crowd that there’s one candidate who will advance his (failed) polices. Without naming Trump, he declared that the GOP candidate is opposed to policies to help improve black lives.

“My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot. Tolerance is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Good schools are on the ballot. Ending mass incarceration — that’s on the ballot right now!” roared Obama.

It’s amazing how Obama distorts the truth to help Hillary win votes. Neither Obama nor Democrats are champions of good schools. They are defenders of teachers unions. Republicans like Trump are advocates for school choice programs, including charter schools, that disproportionately help black students escape bad schools. Remember it was Obama who defunded the DC Scholarship program in his White House budget every year of his presidency. The federal program provides scholarships for black kids to attend private or Catholic schools. If Congress doesn’t act, funding for the program will expire in January 2017.

 
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#SJW | Swarthmore student called ‘white b*tch,’ told ‘kill yourself’ over op-ed that upset liberal peers

The College Fix
Jeremy Beaman – University of Mobile | September 27, 2016
 
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Swarthmore student flees campus after bullying prompts safety concerns

Reaction to a Swarthmore College student’s recent op-ed in the campus newspaper about the preppy liberal arts school’s need-blind admissions program has been so vicious and severe — cyberbullying, a message telling her she should have her tongue removed, a note saying “kill yourself bitch” — that the column’s author has left campus.

Erin Jenson told The College Fix her Sept. 12 column in the campus newspaper, “The Admissions Office Doesn’t Care About Your Values,” argued that the same colleges encouraging students to challenge anything perceived as privilege do in fact check the privilege of their applicants through complex formulas that ensure a certain percentage of students admitted will be paying full tuition.

A New Jersey native, Jenson also bluntly criticized peers in the op-ed, saying “hyper-liberal classmates … resent the upper class at its core” when they ought to say “thank you so, so much for being forced to pay for my opportunity.”

For that, Jenson said she has received four physical threats and been cyberbullied almost 100 times on social media. She told The Fix some of the more extreme comments came from one person who told her she should have her tongue removed, and another, a written note she found in her bag at the gym the day after the op-ed came out, which stated: “kill yourself bitch.”

At UC Berkeley earlier this month, student protestors bum rushed the College Republicans tabling event, ripping up their life-size Donald Trump cut out.

At Columbia University, one student told The Fix this month he fears he will be “physically assaulted” if he wears conservative clothing or voices conservative opinions on campus.
 
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#SJW | More Whining from SJWs about Microaggressions, White Privilege, Safe Spaces, and etc.

offended-youre-a-pussyNC State: Calling America ‘A Land Of Opportunity’ Is A Microaggression
A “microaggression tool” published by North Carolina State University’s faculty ombuds informs the school’s employees that phrases such as “America is a land of opportunity” or “I believe the most qualified person should get the job,” are “microaggressions” and shouldn’t be used.
 
 
going-to-stay-this-color-the-jerkThe Very Existence Of White People Is A Microaggression
Black people can’t be racist against white people, because duh. White people are inherently racist against black people, for reasons that go without saying.
We all know these things to be true. Look into your heart (if you’re not a conservative and actually have one) and you can’t deny your intrinsic guilt or innocence, depending on what you see in the mirror. But it took our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in academia to prove it’s true, using capital-S Science.
 
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Meet the Compton cowboys: How LA neighborhood best known as the home of NWA also hosts a community of passionate horsemen

Daily Mail
By Simon Holmes For Mailonline and Associated Press
Published: 01:29 EST, 13 September 2016 | Updated: 08:11 EST, 13 September 2016
 

Ivory McCloud maneuvers his horse, Diamond, down a street in Compton, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Although best known as the birthplace of gangsta rap and the hometown of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, Compton has a long and vibrant equestrian history. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Ivory McCloud maneuvers his horse, Diamond, down a street in Compton, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Although best known as the birthplace of gangsta rap and the hometown of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, Compton has a long and vibrant equestrian history. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)


 
Despite being more associated with gangster rap music and a high-murder rate in the past, Compton was and still remains a cowboy town.
 
Indeed, the town’s gang war prompted the founding of the Compton Jr. Posse which provides equestrian training and other activities for young children, to keep them from joining a life of crime.
 
The California town’s horse riding credentials are more apparent on the weekends when on major thoroughfares you’re likely to find someone like Ivory McCloud decked out in his cowboy boots and hat, proudly riding his horse.
 
‘I’ve got 40 years in this, man,’ the 56-year-old horseman says exuberantly. ‘My dad was a cowboy. I’m a cowboy. I grew up in Compton. I live in Compton, and I’ve been training horses since I was a kid.’
 
He trains Tennessee Walkers, high-gait show horses, in the backyard of his home. But it’s Diamond, his prized blue-eyed Palomino that he proudly rides in parades and rodeos whenever he can. And along the streets of his hometown.
 
Mayisha Akbar pets a horse at the Compton Junior Posse Youth Equestrian Program in Compton, Calif., on Saturday, June 6, 2016. Akbar, who moved here with her family almost 30 years ago, put her three children on horses to keep them out of trouble, and soon she found other kids wanted to ride with them. So she formed the Compton Jr. Posse and began teaching riding. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Mayisha Akbar pets a horse at the Compton Junior Posse Youth Equestrian Program in Compton, Calif., on Saturday, June 6, 2016. Akbar, who moved here with her family almost 30 years ago, put her three children on horses to keep them out of trouble, and soon she found other kids wanted to ride with them. So she formed the Compton Jr. Posse and began teaching riding. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)


 
Violent crime, meanwhile, is down in Compton compared with what it once was, although locals will tell you there are still neighborhoods you’d best stay out of.
 
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